Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Correction to Last Post

So, I must correct my last posting. The "I Pledge" video was not what Obama showed to students yesterday. Instead, it was apparently a video hosted by Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.

It was still a disturbing video.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I Pledge

I just watched the "I Pledge" video that Obama is supposed to show to schools today. I am left feeling empty and hollow inside.

The moment in which we pledge our allegiance to any one man is the moment in which we become un-American. Have we forgotten to whom our true allegiance lies? "...One nation under God...."

I read a part of the last Conference issue last night to try and calm myself down after watching the video. I received a tender mercy. President Monson said, "As your humble servant, I desire with all my heart to do God's will and to serve Him and to serve you." The world would have us pledge our allegiance to one man, to one power. The gospel would have us pledge our allegiance to God and to His people. How grateful I was for that tender mercy and for the example of a prophet.

I place my trust in the American people to see through the "pledge" of Barack Obama and to realize the true "pledge" that the Spirit would have us make in our hearts.

I pledge....allegiance to my God.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Shelf Reliance Giveaway

So....I know that it has been a long time and I plan on updating the blog this week with pictures of the house, etc.

However, Shelf Reliance is having a special promotion and if I tell you about it on our blog then I can sign up for a drawing in which they will give away a free Shelf Reliance shelving unit and....come on! who doesn't want a free shelving unit.

You should check it out! All you have to do is visit their blog website page and you can enter the drawing or do 4 other things and enter. You can enter up to 5 times. It is really exciting! My parents bought their shelving units and they are pretty slick.

Anyway, their website is

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Uncle Ashton's shirt

So, my mother let Mitchel use one of Ashton's shirts, when we visited my family last, and then let him keep the shirt.  He LOVES Uncle Ashton's shirt!  In fact, he is also very particular in how he wears it.  He must have the "fun" stuff in front although that means that he is wearing it backwards.  It is so darn cute!
This is the front of the shirt.....

 Boy, his smile sure melts my heart!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jackson decided to jump in bed with Mitchel one morning.  It was just too cute that I had to take a picture.  Don't I have the most handsome boys in the world!  I sure love them and feel so blessed to be their mother!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

My Rest from the World

I feel like I have been absent from the world for so long.  Our family has been racing from one thing to another and I forgot how to breathe.  I appreciate all of those who still have faith in our little family and have kept checking on our blog even though we hadn't posted things in so long.  It has made us, or rather me, feel so loved!  Thank you for checking in on us.  Well, a lot has happened and so it is going to take some time to catch you up on the happenings of our family.  So, I guess that means more blog entries...... :-)

I have been so moved within the last little while, thanks to my mother, to do many things.  The list gets longer and longer but I have felt the need to really focus on our blog more and to begin a blog of my own to express my feelings about my testimony and experiences and life in general outside of my beautifully cute boys.  I originally started one some time ago but I kept it private because it contained some very personal feelings and I felt odd sharing them with everyone, especially with my friends.  I didn't know what others would think of me if they read my thoughts.  However, I have recently been very touched by some of my friends who despite how personal their experiences were they shared them.  How grateful I am to them because they have blessed my life.  I have recently been going through one of the darkest times in my life and it has been difficult to find the sunshine in each day that I know the Lord has put there.  So, I want to join those who have shared their experiences in hope of maybe returning the favor.  Their experiences and testimony increased mine and lifted me in the times that I needed lifting.  My blog, if you would like to read it, is

Well....on a lighter note, I wanted to share some of the pictures with you of some of our most recent experiences.  I need to begin think of that period before as my moment of rest....and now I am coming back with a fury!

So, when it was much warmer....Nana took us out to the main square in Eagle to enjoy the water fountains.  
It is quite the spot in the city.  As you can see, the kids had so much fun.  Mitchel loved being able to stand on top of the water and make it stop with his toes.  Jackson had fun and then a little girl showed up (she is wearing pink in the picture).  She was fascinated with Jackson and couldn't leave him alone when he was playing.  So, for a period of time, he stood by me because he was just unsure of her.  I guess I don't have to worry about him being a flirt :-)  
Afterwards, Nana took them to get some ice cream at the local Burger Den.  They were so delicious!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Well, It's Been Long Enough....Don't You Think

Well, I certainly didn't plan on taking this long to post our pictures from our trip.  It has been a crazy fast couple of weeks.  Life just hasn't stopped!  We went to the beach and then we took some time when we got back to wind down - everyone really needs a vacation from the vacation I think - Jackson got sick, we went on another trip to Wallowa Lake, Oregon, etc.  Anyway, here are the memories that we created on our trip to the Gulf!