Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's that time of year again...

To start planning Summer Vacations...Hurray!

I don't know how I get so Lucky
but I get 3
of my Favorite things every summer.

We are spending our annual summer vacation at the
Greatest
place on earth.

Coronado Island
, CA.

with it's Amazing Shops, restaurants, and BEACH!



and spending 10 days with these characters.

okay, they just happen to be 5 of my FAVORITE characters ever!




and watching fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July.
Fireworks. Parade. Hamburgers. apple pie. Family.
n
ot sure it gets much better then that!


my Favorite thing...
the
Beach
.
my nieces and nephews.
fireworks.

Let the countdown begin...
July
can't come fast enough

Are we THERE yet?

{Can you tell I am just a little excited}




Friday, November 12, 2010

I am Thankful for....

My Family


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dollar Store + Walmart = Cheap Gift!

I LOVE to give gifts but it is starting to get expensive
and with a couple of weddings, bridal showers and
birthdays coming up wasn't sure what I was
going to do until today!


I went to the handy dandy Dollar Store with my
mom on Saturday and hit the jackpot!
I love movies and popcorn so
I am Super excited when I found these CUTE
Popcorn bowls for a $1. So, I bought 10 of them. I really wanted to
buy more but I stopped myself. I also grabbed some filler and the
shrink wrap with a bow.


Who knew I would love the
Dollar Store as much as I do
...

anyone who knows
me well knows that has never been my
personality but it is now.

I LOVE IT!

I then couldn't decided between Walmart or Target
( I Heart Target, a LOT!)
so I started with Walmart
{since its first on my way home}
and hit the Jackpot AGAIN!
One of my ALL time FAVORITE movies
for $5 (YES...Five Dollars)
so I had to get it then hit the candy isle and then the popcorn isle.


Now that everything has been purchased and
put together I have spent a total of $12 bucks!
How AWESOME is that!
I love giving Pretty wrapped gifts
I hope every one enjoys as much as I enjoyed giving!

Happy Cheap Gift Giving!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Give Thanks!

Tis almost the season to be grateful, I decided to start a little early this year. Oh so much has happen this past year and every ounce of it I am grateful for. As I was reading one of my amazing sis-n-laws blog it made me think about everything. She was talking about mental pictures, and I loved it. What is a mental picture? To me it is something that only I saw and now cherish. We all may see the same thing but we all interpret it differently.

Just in the last month I have a handful of mental picture that make me grateful for so much.

First, Elder Gurr turning around with a great big smile before he went through security! That smile was priceless. I can’t wait to see it again, but that smile gave me several things to be grateful for…that my heavenly father Loves me, that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is the true church, Missionaries who are spreading the gospel all over the world, that families can be together forever and that 2 years isn’t that long (we’ll be back at the airport waiting for that GREAT BIG SMILE, before we know it.)

Second, this adorable little boy who was visiting my ward on Sunday, he might be around 8 well he was visiting because it was the primary program and his cousin had a big part so the whole family came to watch, they were sitting a couple of rows in front of me and I couldn’t help but watch him. Then I was able to help out in my old sunbeam class and he was in primary and we was so eager to answer all the questions and to help whenever he could, we sang “Hello, Hello” to him and his sisters and he stood there with a smiled from ear to ear. That smiled touched my heart and I will forever be grateful to know that we are all Children of God and that he loves us.

Third, the moon tonight about 7:30 was beautiful. It was low, so it was huge with a bit of a yellow tint. It makes me grateful to know that there is a great big world out there that was created by a loving heavenly father. My dad has a favorite primary song that comes to mind whenever I am sitting in the forest or on the beach, watching the sun come up or go down, whenever I am looking out the window of my house because it’s too hot to go outside or looking out a tiny window of an airplane. The song is

“My Heavenly Father Loves Me”

Whenever I hear the song of a bird
Or look at the blue, blue sky,
Whenever I feel the rain on my face
Or the wind as it rushes by,
Whenever I touch a velvet rose
Or walk by our lilac tree,
I’m glad that I live in this beautiful world
Heavenly Father created for me.

How perfect is that! There have been times that this song has brought tears to my eyes, (which really isn’t a surprise, considering I cry at everything) but it reminds me to be grateful for the small things.

So, here are three of this year’s mental pictures, they are dear to my heart and had some serious impact on me, as I ponder each day before I read my scriptures and say my prayers, the first two just keep coming back to me, was I suppose to learn something from that little down syndrome boys smile or from Elder Gurr’s eagerness to serve the Lord , I don’t know, but what I do know is that it has reminded me of how much my Father in Heaven loves me and that I am not alone even though it feels like it sometimes, I have an amazing family who I love and they love me, I am a daughter of God, the Savior atoned for my sins so that I can return to him someday! I have so much to be grateful for why wait until Thanksgiving to say it!

PS…thank you Brittney!