Wednesday, October 24, 2012

happy bo-peep & her sheep

chloe has been dying to be little bo peep for halloween! *and she wanted livy to be her sheep. :)

my mom, being the saint she is,  offered to make their costumes.
***she's an awesome seamstress....she made nichole's wedding gown too.

the girls were THRILLED and excited to sport them at our neighborhood/church party tonight.

we love you granny! ♥ 

Monday, October 22, 2012

happy list

*school pictures
*the opportunity i had to WIN a [FREE] spot in becky higgins' project real life class [we're to week 3 & it's fantastic-more on that soon]
*the yw lesson i got to teach yesterday. i needed the reminders.
*myron's inheritance of several of my grandpa's suits...they fit him like a glove ♥
*the peace i am gleaning from a less-facebook, more-facetime existence
*spontaneous in&out lunch date with my mom
*the marvelous weather
*vacuumed out cars
*library books for the girls
*freshly seeded winter grass
*the TDF halloween costumes that my mom is sewing for my girls [yeah, she's a saint]
*this spiritual enrichment
*lazy mondays

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

happy FHE

If the Savior stood beside me, would I do the things I do?
Would I think of His commandments and try harder to be true?
Would I follow His example? Would I live more righteously,
If I could see the Savior standing nigh, watching over me?

If the Savior stood beside me, would I say the things I say?
Would my words be true and kind if He were never far away?
Would I try to share the gospel? Would I speak more reverently
If I could see the Savior standing nigh, watching over me?

He is always near me, though I do not see Him there
And because He loves me dearly, I am in His watchful care
So I'll be the kind of person that I know I'd like to be
If I could see the Savior standing nigh, watching over me. 

happy pin

i love pinterest.

because of pinterest, 
i now have a space-saving system to organize school work, 
all the way to graduation! {under $10 & no stress}

 blessed are the ambitious in heart, who pin things so i can copy....

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

happy food

creating simple meals at home is fun & rewarding & makes me happy.  i'd like to become more consistent with it.

i'd also like enriched pasta to be healthy for me & groceries to be free. can we make that happen? ♥

Monday, October 15, 2012

happy reminder

"No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it.

Perhaps we should be looking less with our eyes and more with our hearts. I love the quote: “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”

We are commanded “to give thanks in all things.” So isn’t it better to see with our eyes and hearts even the small things we can be thankful for, rather than magnifying the negative in our current condition?

The Lord has promised, “He who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold.”

With the bountiful blessings of our Heavenly Father, His generous plan of salvation, the supernal truths of the restored gospel, and the many beauties of this mortal journey, “have we not reason to rejoice?”

Let us resolve to be happy, regardless of our circumstances."

-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Sunday, October 14, 2012

happy couple

yesterday my little brother ryan married his sweetheart nichole.
[aren't they gorgeous?]
the ceremony and reception were beautiful.
so happy to have nichole in our family. ♥

Thursday, October 11, 2012

happy activity

rs meeting this month
was a pinterest night...
lots of simple, DIY,
& yummy ideas for the holidays were shared.

{i gave a short little ditty on
simple gift wrapping}

i learned a lot of great tips...
made me excited for the holidays. ♥

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

happy heart

as i was cleaning my house today,  i randomly had this blanket of peace fall over me & gratitude filled my heart.

i am so thankful to have a place that is safe & cozy for my family. i am so thankful my babies have a warm bed to sleep in. i am so thankful we have clothes to wear & food to eat & cars to drive.

the lord has blessed me in abundance. i acknowledge his hand in all that i have. ♥

Monday, October 8, 2012

happy messages

i have been devouring the talks given
at my church's general conference this past weekend.

they are messages of peace, comfort & encouragement.

i am feeling inspired to improve and grateful for my blessings.

anyone can watch, listen, read or download HERE♥

*and take notes, if you wish, VIA this cute printable. :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

happy investment

my girls are [obsessed] with their pillow pets. we've accumulated a small collection over the years.

a couple of them, particularly olivia's "bug" have become staples in the family & a must-have before bedtime.

this little stack makes me happy. ♥ 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

happy garden

this is my grandma's garden.
it's a slice of heaven on earth.

i spent a few private moments in the garden this week.
i pondered life and it's purposes.
i talked to my heavenly father.
i cried tears of grief and sorrow & tears of gratitude and joy.

the holy ghost taught me truth through quiet whispers in my heart.
i know god is real & good.
i know he is mindful of me, my sweet grandma & all his children on this earth.
i know that everything will be okay, as i exercise faith in him.
i know that through my savior jesus christ, all can be healed and restored -
and that because of him, i can return to live with heavenly father again someday.

i believe that we have to experience pain in this life to know
true beauty & goodness.

few things are more beautiful than my grandma's garden.
i am so grateful i was able to visit.