Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ah, yes, this is what happiness is........

Here is my "happiness is" list as encouraged!!

Happiness is being with my daughter and her girls and singing Opera!
Happiness is staying up late with Lara and talking about life!
Happiness is sharing an ipod with Chloe and singing "Popular" together!
Happiness is hearing Sophie say I want to go with Mamah on the airplane!!
Happiness is going on Mamah/Granddaughter dates!
Happiness is working together with Bria and chattering!!
Happiness is watching Joel conduct and be professional, but at home he is Joel and makes me laugh with his quick wit!
Happiness is getting a phone call from my youngest son exclaiming he got a 160 on his LSAT!!!
Happiness is working along side my middle son, laughing and organizing the garage, especially throwing away stuff that hasn't been used for a year or two!!
Happiness is watching my daughter-in-law who is throwing up expecting her first be so excited about being a mother!!
Happiness is cheering my daughter-in-law on in her new photography business!!
Happiness is getting an email from my eldest son enthused about our big family cruise this year!!
Happiness is having long conversations on the phone with Tychon, my grandson in Seattle and talking about anything and everything!!
Happiness is watching video of Estee dancing freely!
Happiness is playing with Brayden and Daxton in the yard and trying very hard to make a basket!
Happiness is really receiving lots of hugs and kisses from all of them.
Happiness is going to bed at night and listening to my husband read out loud to me!!
Happiness is talking about spiritual things with him!
Happiness is leading the stake choir for UVU!
Happiness is being with the youth and laughing!
Happiness is teaching my exercise classes with all of those kids who think I know what I'm doing!
Happiness is sitting by the fire and reading.
Happiness is when the sun shines, life is good.

Am I blessed or what and that ain't nothing yet! So much more I can say!

Thanks Lara for encouraging what happiness is........

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Miracles unexplained!

My dear friends, God is a God of miracles!! If you don't believe me just go to my very best friend Barb's neighbor's blog who has experienced this first hand.

While she suffering, she shared with all of us the story, of which I will not ruin for you. She kept us all posted for the last two weeks in perfect detail the incident, the feelings, the heartfelt thoughts, the questions. And then every minute miracle.

Please take 30 minutes to scroll down to the beginning and follow to the present, you will be forever changed!!

This blog is!

Miracles unexplained except for the Hand of God!

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Rules of Marriage!!

Okay everyone, here you go, this is too funny!! I found this in Nate's papers I have kept on Marriage from BYU. I think you will get a good laugh out of this!!


1. The wife always makes the rules.

2. The rules are subject to change at any time without prior notification.

3. No husband can possibly know the rules.

4. If the wife suspects the husband knows all the rules, she must immediately change some of the rules.

5. The wife is never wrong.

6. If the wife is wrong, it is because of a flagrant misunderstanding which was a direct result of something the husband did or said wrong.

7. If Rule 6 applies, the husband must apologize immediately for causing the misunderstanding.

8. The wife can change her mind at any given point of time.

9. The husband must never change his mind without express written consent from the wife.

10. The wife has every right to be angry or upset at any time.

11. The husband must remain calm at all times, unless the wife wants him to be angry or upset.

12. The wife must under no circumstances let the husband know whether or not she wants him to be angry or upset.

LOL!! Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The greater lessons learned from a snapshot!!

Today my friend Sue Olson brought over a DVD she made for us of my family opening up Chrustmas gifts in December 1992 AND singing with Lara, her son Mike, and Chris Cotant. Plus, I saw myself and Barb doing aerobics in SFH 283 trying to remember and memorize routines back then as well. This was 18 years ago, mind you and it simply blew me away to watch it. These were the few things I gleaned from watching it today:

1) My hair was full and bouncy!! (No thyroid problems there!)

2) I still wear RED lipstick and LOVE it!

3) I'm still teaching! Whoa.

4) Lara's voice is angelic and gorgeous! And such a good daughter!!

5) Dave is so handsome, with a beautiful smile and such a good son!!

6) Jon is so handsome, with a great sense of humor and such a good son!!

7) Nate is so handsome, with a wonderful ability to laugh at us and such a good son!!

8) Mike is such a handsome man and a great husband and dad!!

9) I was always sick with laryngitis!

10) We didn't really have much at all, broken chairs, broken blinds, broken everything, but we had HAPPY kids.

11) We had a happy cocker spaniel who adored Jon!

12) I was maybe a little too serious at times, I didn't like that about myself!!

13) The kids were always playing around and enjoying each other, even at times when they were annoyed with each other!!

14) I think I may have worried too much, glad I am overcoming that!

15) Dave loved to play the piano for Lara as she sang! I loved it too!!

16) I simply love my children and KNOW they are exquisitly good people with bright minds and smarts beyond anybody I know!

17) I know they LOVE us, their parents!! They truly are goodly children!