Monday, August 24, 2009

The fluid changes of family!

Well, school is back in full force, and many things occurred this summer that were life changes within my family! All wonderful blessings, but not without question and reflection!

From one marrying someone so perfect for him to one who is moving 1900 miles away for an experience so perfect for them!

The benefits for me is to go visit and see many different sights and see what they are doing to contribute to their communities, jobs, and wards (branch in Lara's case). It is such a neat thing to witness growth in all of the children.

For another it is buying a new adventure in ownership and another to use his many talents in a job that allows growth of his mind. Each one has something that is hard, yet challenging. Which I know they can meet. I know, because I raised them and their individual personalities and could see the great potential each had and still has.

I am in awe of the opportunities these children have had, unlike what I had. But I can say mine are coming in later life. Those opportunities to choose what they desire out of life. When growing up we had such a desire of education for the chldren and it all started in Montessori School in Provo, Utah. And they all got it and thrived. They all learned the value of hard work with their mind and their hands. We didn't have these things when we were growing up, we had very little and by the time I was 12 I had to buy my own clothes and anything I needed or wanted. Which I will tell you wasn't much.

But, wow, I can say, that during the years the kids were growing up they had magnificent opportunities in school, sports, community and church. So the message I have today is how fortunate they were to be raised in that time and to be raised in a safe environment. Many, many blessings. That is the reflection of the questions that come from the new experiences as we watch the decisions being made.

Great Luck all!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Bride and the Groom!

I LOVE these two so much! They both are so wonderful, with Nate working in Phoenix and getting ready for fall at ASU in the MRED program, and Brit working so hard with websites, photography, her bachelors degree from BYU, and finding grants and scholarships for Quinton, the summer has been very busy for them. They are actually excited for more time together during the school year with their time being less demanding! They have so many goals and seem to be meeting them and the most important thing is that they are sure happy!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Don't get on!

Ewwwwww! I just have to write this! On Glenn Beck this week, he exposed the website, you know the one on clunkers for cash that when you turn in your perfectly good car, aka clunker that you will get 4500 credit towardsw another car, and then that perfectly good clunker will go to the crusher to get rid of the spare parts, then send the crushed car to China so they can make more stuff out of it to send to us! This is crazy!
But, guys, this isn't the worst of it, if you get on that website and click on I agree, (don't do it) the federal government now owns your computer and everything on it! And it is perfectly legal!!
I am so sick! We are quickly becoming a country I don't recognize. Stand up America or open your eyes and start to listen! We are in trouble. But maybe we are going to be ready for a Mormon in the White House to save the constitution as it is hanging by less than a thread!