Monday, February 18, 2008

Tag I'm It!!

A-Z Tag
A - Attached or Single: Happily Attached
B - Best Friends: Emily Meier
C - Cake or Pie: I am not a cake fan or pie fan... so neither I guess!
D - Day of choice: Saturday
E - Essential Item: cell phone
F - Favorite Color: Red
G - Gummy Bears or Worms: Bears
H - Hometown: Draper, UT
I - Indulgence(s): shopping, scrapbooking, and decorating
J - January or July: Depends on where I am living. If I was in Utah then I would pick July but now that I am in Arizona I pick January
K - Kids: 26 blessed second graders
L - Life is incomplete without: My great family and friends
M - Marriage Date: June 15th, 2006
N - Number of Siblings: 2 sisters
O - Oranges or Apples: Oranges (Love the taste and smell.. YUM!!)
P - Phobias or Fears: Snakes
Q - Quotes: A friend is someone who reaches out for your hand...and touches your heart.
S - Season: Fall
T - Tag Three Friends: Laura, Shauna, and Lindsey
Unknown fact about me: I was a clogger for 12 years... I know embarrassing!!
V - Very favorite store: Ohh how can I choose one? Well the one I spend most of money is TARGET
W - Worst habit: Biting my fingernails when I am nervous
X - X-ray or Ultrasound: I have never had an ultrasound... That is the weirdest question.
Y - Your favorite food: Mexican Food
Z - Zodiac: Sagitarrius

One ticket to paradise for anyone in Utah interested!

So I just got off the phone with my mom Rebecca who is in Utah right now getting ready to move into their brand new home in Riverton. For those of you who know my family, you know that my parents bought a home here in Arizona nearby their two daughters and they are building a home in Utah. They spend winters in Arizona and summers in Utah. How would that be? My mom was telling me how awful the snow is there. I have been in contact with many of you Utards and we have been talking about the awful winter you guys are having. What a great year I chose to move to sunny Arizona. I do love the snow only on Christmas. But man I think if I didn't move last year I would be moving this year If I was still in Utah. I love Arizona! It got cold during the winter to about 50 degrees and it was cold enough for a few weeks to wear sweaters but now the perfect weather is approaching us. It is in the 70's right now and I LOVE IT!! I am extending a free place to stay and a fun vacation for any of you who want to beat the cold and come enjoy the sunshine. I have an extra bedroom and bathroom for anyone!! Just something to think about while you all are freezing to death in the brutal winter. Don't forget you could still have one to two more months of this!! Love ya!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

You Will Forever Be In Our Hearts

There was one man besides my father who has made a significant difference in my life. He is a hero to me and he will forever be missed. President Gordon B. Hinckley is a true prophet of God. Every counsel he gave to us was true revelation. It is very hard to see him pass but how wonderful is it for him to return to his beloved wife and creator. As he passed through the veil, I am sure the heavens were proud and everyone greeted this true leader with open arms. He will be deeply missed but I will always remember this wonderful prophet as a true friend.
I remember when I was visiting my father up at LDS Hospital where he had been suffering severe heart conditions. My family was very stressed and scared for the outcome of my father's life. One day as we sat in the waiting room as my father rested, we noticed a security officer walking through the door and our beloved prophet following behind him. I started crying because I was literally feet away from President Hinckley. He swung his cane and greeted us, "Hello beautiful ladies! How are we all today?" We were nearly speechless as he shook our hands and moved on to visit a sick member of the 12 apostles. I felt so comforted as he walked into the building. To this day I wish I would've asked him to give my father a blessing, however it was great comfort to have met the prophet of the Lord.
President Hinckley stands as a true prophet to me because of his strong testimony of this gospel and for his love for others. He showed unconditional love to all. I will forever keep in my heart his counsels and as a youth I will remember the six b's he gave to all; Be grateful, Be smart, Be clean, Be true, Be Humble, and Be prayerful. Those simple tasks sum up our life on earth. I will strive to be a better person each day I live on earth. I will take the teachings and love that President Hinckley gave me. I cannot wait for the day to return to him and my Heavenly Father in heaven. These days of trials will pay off when I hug them both. President Hinckley I will miss you and I trully love you!!