I have seen this idea on the Internet several times, and we thought it would be fun to try it. 


Next time, we will do it on foam board.  The paper wouldn’t stand on it’s own, and it got warped from the heat.  But my kids loved doing it!  And…so did I!

As you watch the news, it appears we’re down, and we’re getting creamed.  We’re in the midst of a tough contest, but we’re going to be okay.  The Savior will be victorious, and we know it. 

I love Christmas.  Everything about the whole Christmas season.  I especially love decorating for Christmas.  I have a ton of decorations.  Pretty much everything comes out of my living room and I replace it all.   I especially love Nativities, and I try to add one each year.  We counted and I think I have 21. 


I feel very strongly about working on Sunday, or rather NOT working on Sunday.  I believe that you should avoid it as much as possible.  I know that there are jobs where Sunday work is unavoidable.  But there are times when it can be avoided.  And one of those times is as a teenager.

I have told my children that I would rather they didn’t have a job, than work on Sunday.  I believe that if they get that ingrained in their minds as teenagers, then they will gain a testimony of it for when they are adults.  There are plenty of places for teenagers to work, and there are plenty of people who will work on Saturday.  My kids don’t need to.

Taylor recently started working at McDonald’s.  When he was hired, he told them he couldn’t work on Sunday.  The manager gave him a lot of pressure to cave, and even told him to talk to us and ask us if he could work on Sunday.  But Taylor stood firm.  He told him he could work every Friday and Saturday night, but not Sunday. 

And you know what?  He has never been scheduled for Sunday.  Even working 32 hours a week, he has had every Sunday off. I know that Heavenly Father is proud of him and is blessing him for making that choice.  And he will continue to be blessed. 

The future of this world has long been declared; the final outcome between good and evil is already known. There is absolutely no question as to who wins because the victory has already been posted on the scoreboard. The only really strange thing in all of this, is that we are still down here on the field, trying to decide which team’s jersey we want to wear!

Jeffery R. Holland

A wonderful question to ask oneself is, “What is it like to be married to me?”

If I were married to me, would I be happy? Would I love being around me? Am I fun to be with?

I am very fortunate that I only have to go into the office 2 days a week.  I get to work the rest of the time at home.  However, there are certain things that can only be done at the office.  So when I am there, I am crazy busy, trying to get everything done. It is just a rush.

The Doctor loves his drive home because he can decompress from work and be all relaxed when he gets home.  Driving home is not relaxing for me because I get road rage too easily.  I am constantly trying to calm myself down.

So when I get home and sit down in my chair, I take a deep breath and relax.  It feels like I've been holding my breath all day, and I can finally breathe.

It's wonderful, that first breath at home.

Therefore, strengthen your brethren [and your sisters] in all your conversation, in all your prayers, in all your exhortations, in all your doings.

D&C 108:7

I have a confession. 

When no one is home, and I am cooking supper, I sometimes pretend I am on the Food Network and have my own show.  I talk to the “camera” and tell the story of my food and how I am preparing it.  It’s quite fun! 

Don’t laugh at me!

Do you do anything in private that you wouldn’t do when others are around? BESIDES the obvious…we don’t need to go there!