Monthly Archives: September 2008

Fun auction for a good cause!

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Just a Little Bit of Stealing…

“Each one of you is living a life filled with much to do.  I plead with you not to let the important things in life pass you by, planning instead for that illusive and non-existent future date when you’ll have time to do all that you want to do.  Instead, find joy in the journey — now.”
President Thomas S. Monson 
BYU Women’s Conference, May 2008

This quote was on my friend Julie’s blog this morning and I just had to steal it and put it on my blog! 
You know how it seems that you hear or read just what you need to at the exact right time?  Well, that time was this morning and that thing was this quote. 
After President Hinkley died, I was nervous.  I LOVED Pres. Hinkley and I just wasn’t sure I would feel the same way about President Monson.  I always really liked hearing Pres. Monson speak, but I just wasn’t sure I could develop the personal relationship I felt I had with Pres. Hinkley.  This quote has gone a long way to building up my personal feelings toward him.  I feel as though Pres. Monson really understands what it is to be a woman (especially a mother) just by what is said in this small quote.  Seems silly doesn’t it….but, this is a prophet of God speaking and with this quote I don’t only feel that Pres. Monson gets me, I feel that God gets me. 
Thanks for the great morning thought Julie!  I owe you one.



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The Good Dog

Well this isn’t my mom it is her son i just wanted to post about how Tex are dog is such a good dog it would be devastating if we lost him. Since my mom hasn’t taken time to recognize him in her post so i thought i would!!! so any way Tex is the best dog ever you would really like him if you met him!!!!

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I always knew I was a country girl!

I have been gone a long, long time blogging world.  I am so sorry….especially to the three or so of you who read my blog.  I have been sick.  Sick, sick, sick and tired!  (Always wanted to say that!)  Anywhoo, I got that virus that is going around and my friend Sarah told me that viruses usually stick around for 10 days, so I’ve had this nastiness for 2 1/2 weeks….either Sarah is wrong (too sweet to be wrong) or I am an overachiever.  Let’s go with that.

After watching a very motivating presentation by Debbie at church about raised bed gardening, I forced suggested to the family that we start one and we did early in the Summer.

Well, some stuff actually grew!  We got 3 cucumbers, some lettuce, deformed carrots, many grape tomatoes and a cantaloupe!  I knew I had it in me!  I am soooo not living the life I was meant to.  I mean how can you look at those results and not see that I am meant for the county life!  Seriously.  How much harder could a ranch/farm be?  Just bigger, right?  Well, here are the pictures of our bounty and I have big plans for next Spring!  Anyone know any good recipes for turnips??? (Don’t like ’em, but bet I could grow ’em!) 🙂

This was our one normal looking carrot.

I forgot to take of picture of the cantaloupe whole….ugh!


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