Monday, January 28, 2008

Our Beloved Prophet...Gordon B. Hinckley

Gordon B. Hinckley
I was saddened to hear the news last night.
He IS such an amazing man and prophet.
He has touched soo many lives..including mine!
What a great example of pure love and devotion.
He will be dearly missed.
...'Til we meet again.

Friday, January 25, 2008

to those who we have loved....and lost...

(you don't want to miss click on it :)

I was "sneaking" around on some blogs and I found this adorable you tube video. And I cried!! I don't know where it came from or for what but it spoke volumes to my heart and soul. This sound video says it all...if Heavenly Father can give up his son...I can give up my Dad for a period of time....I know NOT why my father was taken at such an early time in all of our lives but there must be a reason and someday I will know why and full heartily understand.

It has been 12 years since my dad died from cancer. And it has been hard dealing with his death especially when I think about him, and I don't think a day goes by when I don't think about him. And when I think about him I always say...if only you were here! Every time I have a difficult day or moment my thoughts go to him, and for some reason I think that if he was here my life would seem less difficult...or there would be something he could say or do to help me get through this difficult moment. And I'm sure he could do something...cause MY DADDY could fix anything! But...he's not physically here with I must somehow deal with these moments by myself and somehow get thru them in a good way...and I take those times when I think of him and imagine him next to me...cause I believe those are the moments when my Dad wants me to know hes spiritually right next to me and that this is his way of telling me....I LOVE YOU! And I always reply.....I LOVE YOU TOO!

Friday, January 18, 2008


Sooooo...this was my first year with this whole pinewood derby thing! Talk about krazy! One of my callings in our ward is cub scout leader for the bears and the wolves. I have 7 BOYS! For the most part they are really good boys. Cutie pies. But there are a few I have issues with. They are not very nice to some of the boys. But anywho... Dallin had so much fun making his car. He made a design on a piece of paper and mike cut it out. Dallin sanded and sanded and sanded....he got bored real quickly! He thought it would take like 5 minutes and then he could paint....yaa he wasn't too happy when we told him...keep sanding....nope, keep sanding! He eventually got it sanded really well and went to the paint job. He is a HUGE oregon "DUCK" fan! He loves the football team, so he painted it the school colors which are yellow and green (gross!). He put #10 on it for his favorite player, which is Dennis Dixon, the QB. (btw...#10 is awesome!!) And he named his car the "DUCKSTER!" (thanks to me :). Well we get to the church, have the boys weight in and do the first round of practice. When Dallin's turn came up he was sooo excited. They let the cars go and DOWN they went! and then BAM! Dallin's came to a complete STOP!! yes..a complete stop. It didn't even get to the finish line. It went down the hill and then just stopped. Oohhh I felt sooo bad. Just the look on his face broke his mamas heart. He was devestated! Well after the practice rounds, the Dad's made the much needed adjustments and then the competition was on! Dallin's still didn't make it to the finish line and come to find out Dallin had pushed the wheels in sooo tight that they touched the wood! No wonder why it didn't want to go couldn't with its "brakes" on! So they got that fixed and continued and boy oh boy he won a race and then a second and then another! He actually in the end tied with another boy for 3rd place!! I was soo proud of him and he was sooo proud of himself! And whats great about that....HE, Dallin, made that HIMSELF! ya, Dad cut it out but Dallin did the rest, and that is what I'm most proud of. I can't really say that for the other scouts and their dads but hey! boy is what counts!!
CONGRATS DALLIN!!!!!...on placing 3rd in your first Pinewood Derby!!!!
p.s. pictures to come...when I figure that part out too!!! :P

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


My Brayden turned 6 years old on January 12th!!! I can't believe my baby is 6 already!!! Man I am getting old :( On saturday Donna (grandma stimpson), Aunt Ashley, and her babies Shya and Lichelle came over to help celebrate. We had lunch, opened presents, ate cake and ice cream! YUMMY!!
We had alot of fun! It's always fun to have family over!
Again...Happy B-day to my Brayders and I luv you!!! :)

The last month in a "nutshell".

ok...where to begin! November, Mike was laid off from his company. At first I was freakin' out!!!! I mean who wouldn't be! Mike knew it was coming, and to be honest he was quite glad. He was tired of the companies BS. Before getting laid off though we both saw a "fork" in the road concerning his career. He wanted to finish what he orignally wanted to do for a living...become a police officer and eventually the FBI. Since he has not been working he has started schooling to finish his degree and has applied at numerous police locations. He got a conditional offer thru the Salem police station but was notified recently he didn't get it. I won't go into why he didn't get it cause we're not really for sure, but Salem is hard to get into. That whole process took about 5 months and it was a long 5 months. So we're expecting that if he does get hired on at any location it'll take about 6-12 months before hes employed as a police we have to play the waiting game. In the mean time he's looking for other positions and is going to school part time. At first I was not happy with this. I mean who wants their husband to be unemployed after years of being employed with a steady income...and then not to have that...its pretty scarry. But we will get thru this...we both know this is what he needs to be doing....too bad he didn't do this earlier...but then again looking back he didn't feel it was the right thing to do. So who knows!
In December I was involved in a hit and run accident...and no I didn't hit and then run!!! :) I'm not having good luck with cars! I didn't get injured too bad. My back and neck are my problems. I can't complain can always be way worse! After 24 day I finally got my audi back and then not even a week later I had to have it towed cause of an oil leak! I am NOT looking forward to that bill. I was soooo mad! I'm just hoping it was caused from the accident..but with my luck, I doubt it!
Other than that life is going good!!

What was I thinking?!?!?!!!

Me Blog?!!! HAHAHA ya thats working out great for me!!! I haven't done crap on bloggin! I was hoping I would have some time but it never happeneds. Hopefully....just maybe I can get my butt in gear and BLOG!! I need to take some time and figure out this whole blog-thingy. I need to invite friends but I haven't taken the time to figure that part out! LOL Just another thing on my to-do-list!!!