We Seek After
These Things
Recently returned from serving the people of Honduras for 3 years

Friday, January 29, 2010

bwah ha ha ha ha !!!!

I can't stop laughing! So I thought I'd pass it along. Maybe you'll get a chuckle out of it too.

Inspired by my friend, Victoria . . . .
and Doppleganger week at Facebook . . .

I made my way over to myheritage.com to see which celebrity I most resemble.

You have to try it! It is too hilarious.

(I haven't laughed so hard since the dancing Christmas elves :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Borrowing words . . .


Welcome to my world this week
It looks like this outside

Brrrr - I've just can't seem to get warm

but I gotta admit - it is beautiful . . .

Everyone once in a while I just have to borrow from a friend . . .

I loved these words, just wanted to share . . .

My friend writes . . . I have a flat top stove that is really hard to keep clean. In fact, in the 8 ½ years that I’ve lived here, my stove has never been completely clean. I wipe it off and scrub at it for as long as I can stand to, but it continues to build up black rings of crud around each burner. Recently, my sister got me going on a routine in which I’m supposed to spend just 5 minutes twice a day working on a “Hot Spot,” an area of my home where clutter collects. As I was marveling at how much I could get done when I was racing against that 5 minute timer, I glanced at my stove and wondered how much of that burned on crud I could get off if I concentrated on it for just 5 minutes. Using muscle and a scouring pad, I got about 3 inches of one of the black rings off. It was such a little bit, but it was progress. I decided to keep at it, and after a couple of weeks, just a little bit at a time but about 1 ½ hours combined, my stove was completely clean!! I would never, never, never spend 1 ½ hours scrubbing my stove. But 5 minutes I could do. Just 5 minutes works miracles!

It’s the little things we do: 5 minutes scrubbing at a stove; a phone call to the ladies we visit teach; a smile and a moment to say hello; a few minutes to ask about someone's children; a little bit of time helping with humanitarian needs. It's the little things we do that, when combined, make such a big difference and unite us.

How did you know that's just what I needed?

Yep, that's what I think too - it's the little things . . .

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I'm back - for some of you!

oh my #*)^$&^( mumble . . . . grumble . . .
Ok, Blogger just a little upset today.
I've spent hours and hours totally disassembling my blog to get it to work with
Internet Explorer. Why?
I have no idea - since Internet Explorer is the least desirable above all browers these
days anyway!
(and go figure, I oversee 5 different blogs, all similiar and one out of the five has to give me trouble? Just one day out of the blue it refused to load any more with internet explorer. Still worked just fine with the GOOD browsers!)
But some family and friends are still using it -
(which BTW! you should try Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome - so much better!)
and I digress!
Welcome back all my Internet Explorer readers!
I really really missed you all!
give me just a bit, i'll have all the
fruu fruu deco back in no time :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Some People have Tooth Fairies . . .

Some people have tooth fairies at their homes,
or maybe even another good fairy who pops in from time to time and makes cookies, takes out the garbage, does the dishes, or maybe even makes a bed or two.

I know I've had many of those around my home from time to time.

But this week I had a visit from quite a different type of fairy!

This one surprised us when we returned home with a clean oven (what a yucky job is that!)


a clean and organized freezer (another job I hate)


a defrosted freezer down in the dungeon basement. (far and above yucky or hate to do job!)

She even left me lovely little notes at each job sight.

Since I'm certain this little fairy didn't do all the work by herself, I really must give credit to the
(hmmmmm . . . thinking . . . what do you call the male counterpart?)

gnome (?) who also pitched in for such a wonderful surprise!

Thank you so much you two!

((((((( tons of hugs for you both))))))

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Broken things . . .

I love this!

Isn't it beautiful?

Broken clouds give rain.

Broken soil grows grain.

Broken bread feeds man for one more day.

Broken storms yield light.

Break of day heals night.

Broken pride turns blindness into sight.

Broken souls that need His mending.

Broken hearts for offering.

Could it be that God loves broken things?”

--Kenneth Cope

"Thou shalt offer a sacrifice unto they Lord thy God
in righteousness, even that of a broken heart
and a contrite spirit."
- DC 59:8

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

They're Married!

Before shot:

If this is happiness . . .


after shot . . .

Then this must be BLISS :)


Cory & Sara
Jan 4, 2010

and I think I might need a little vacation about now . . .

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I've been Thinking . . .

I seldom make New Years Resolutions.

I think it comes from many years of being overly ambitious, setting too many goals, expecting or seeking perfection, and then falling short a few weeks into the process. (Let's face it, when you're imperfect, it's tempting to want to do a "total makeover", and come out the other end just like Mary Poppins :)

I think that's why I absolutely always loved the counsel of President Gordon B. Hinckley. He was always encouraging women to "do your best".

"simply do what you can do, in the best way you know"

"if you do your best, it will all work out"

"try a little harder to be a little better"

"I pray that each of us will be a little more kind, a little more thoughtful, a little more courteous."

So . . . for this year, I hope that I can be . . .

. . . a little more prayerful
a little more active
consume a little less sugar
and a little more water
be a little more in the scriptures
and a little more attentive
a little more humble
a little more thrifty
and . . .
take a little bit better photos this year than I did last . . .
(just had to throw that last one in there!)

I am indeed grateful for a weekly opportunity to begin again,
to become a little better.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Welcome back . . .

My goodness . . .

It's back to the REAL world. Got on the scale today and decided I indulged in way tooooo much sugar and addicting treats over the holidays. Yep - NOT a good thing. Not only that, but just waaaaaay to busy to get out there and do much hiking, walking or running with all the festivities going on.

Sooooo . . . it's out into the Utah cold for me! I'll be hitting the street momentarily.

I've been a poor blogger this last month also. Sooooo many fun family holiday wedding related activities. It's been just tremendous having my 'far away dwelling' children home for a visit. We've had adventures in the snowy mountains, movies, visits with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. I'm sad to see it winding down - but eager to resume some sort of schedule and regain a little control.

Just thinking about all the things I should be doing if I wasn't blogging right this minute . . .

I could attack the boxes of Christmas decor leftover and waiting to be put away.

I could be sorting through all the photos from the wedding and deciding which to keep and which to send off to la la land.
I could be making breakfast so everyone doesn't have to have cereal AGAIN.

I could get really organized for a meeting I have scheduled this morning.

I could attack the laundry, all the guest towels and sheets waiting to be attended to.

Gee, it would be really nice to clear out the DVR which is overflowing with unwatched TV episodes. I think I'll just start anew, who could catch up on them all anyway :)

What undone activities do you all put aside to update the blog?
(come on - make me feel better!)

And now I'm off - out the door I go, it will feel good to get this body moving!

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