Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pixie! Why You Take So Long?

Right now I am thinking why can't I be like J Law and have money
and super witty powers and just buy my hair into a bob.

You know let my hair fake it until it makes it!

I'm not greedy and I know that I can't have super long hair yet.
I know that is in the far future.

I am needing some motivation in the adventure that I lovingly call
The Great Pixie Grow Out!
I really am a visual person so I search pinterest to kinda get a your hair might look like time line.


2 Months

3 Months

5 Months

7 Months

12 Months

18 Months

Forever Away!!!!

All images from Pinterest, because where else?

Monday, September 22, 2014

What is Sealed

Yesterday the Ogden Temple was dedicated.
Instead of having our normal church services, we were able to participate in the dedication. 
Sitting and listening to the speakers talk about the Temple helped remind me of how blessed I am.
I am blessed that my family is sealed, we our bound here on earth and in heaven.

I am indebted to our Savior,
His atoning sacrifice has made it possible through the saving ordinances of the temple,
that when my mom leaves this earthly trail and is reunited with those who have gone on before
that one day when I am called home I will be reunited with her.

I am grateful for the knowledge that my babies are not lost, 
I am and will for all eternity be their mother and even if I may not be able to hold them now, one day I will.
That those perfect little souls will be their to greet their grandma when she steps through the veil.
It is like a part of me will be able to greet her and be with her.

Whether our loved ones are on this side of the veil or the other,
they are near and they are still very much a part of our lives.

I may only have a month left her on earth with my mother but I have an eternity to look forward too.

The Temple gives me hope!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Mi!o & Evie

Yesterday when Milo got home from school, I did the typical mom questions.
How was school?  Do you have anything I need to see? Who did you play with? Did you learn lots?
Obviously these thing have come to bug my kindergartner already, 
because he responded with an eye role and "come on mom, just barge into my backpack"
and then threw his backpack in my direction.
Thanks Milo, I can feel the love.

While walking Evie to a friends house a crow was cawing.
Evie cawed back, then the crow caw again.
I told Evie "look the bird is talking to you"
She responded with "yeah, that because I talk bird."
Then she cawed some more.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Remember Lot's Wife

The other day I listened to this talk while I cleaned my house.
My house really needed to be cleaned and I really need this talk,
so a win win.

Don't look back like Lot's wife.
Don't look to the world to solve your problems.
Look forward and upward!
The Lord will see you through, and he has never ever let you down
and he never will.

When days are hard and I'm at the end of my rope, that's what I tell myself!
"The Lord has never and will never let you down, so keep going."

Keep moving forward, don't look back.

Thanks Elder Holland for the reminder.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ugly Crying

I just got home from watching "The Fault in our Stars".
I cried in the movie like a girl.
Nothing major, just a brush away a tear here and there.
I cried not for the love story but for those who would be left behind,
like I will be left behind when my mom goes.
I know that those who go before leave this world for one
of peace, one without pain, without worry and heartache.
They enter love, the love that the Savior gives.
They go onto brighter days and they don't go far.

After the movie as we sat and talk for a moment, my friend
brought up the question "if cancer was always here and we are just better at finding it"
I think our world has always know the hurt of cancer even if we didn't know what it was.
I also think that Cancer and Mental Illness are the great plagues.
With this statement my heart broke, because we are dealing with both in our family right now.
And I ugly cried for all to see and try as I might to stop I couldn't.

You know what I hate about mental illness?
You can't speak openly, you can't gather support like you could if
it was cancer or diabetes or any other health issue.
Have we come further then we where in the resent past.
Heck yes, but it's not far enough.
I hate that I can't be open about who in my family is suffering and with what kinda of issues.
That I have to keep them safe from idiots in the world.
I think it hurts everyone, how much knowledge could be shared?
How many life's could be better or even saved?
If only we could talk about it as openly as you would if it was cancer.

Luckily we don't need a big old support group to love them, 
to pray for them, to treat them like any other person.

Cancer and mental illness both suck eggs!

Justin's latest

Justin just finished his latest painting.
I love it, but I did put my foot down when he wanted it to go in our room.
Not really the vibe I'm going for in our master and it's great by the computer.

Notice how all the kids are playing where they shouldn't be?
It shows lose of innocents to soon, 
while the parents are off in planes and not watching out for their little ones.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Northern Lights and What Not

Guess what? 
Tonight you can see the northern lights.
I have always want to see them but not enough to go to Alaska.
I can hardly stand winter in Utah, why would I want to double it.
I also want to see fire flies,  I don't see them migrating my way.
I've been to Oklahoma but sadly didn't see any.
Are there fire flies in Oklahoma?
Anyway's back to topic.
Here's a map to see if your in a spot of the country to see them.

Sorry Oklahoma no northern lights for you.

And now for your viewing pleasure a bunch of super rad pictures
of wolfs and the northern lights, oh and a cat or 2.
I like to keep it classy.

Some of these I really like, some I think are hilarious.
I'll let you decided which.

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