Monday, September 21, 2009


Yesterday was Stake Conference and our Stake President challenged each of us to read from the scriptures, 5 days a week for 30 minutes each day. The other 2 days he challenged us to read messages from the Brethren (conference talks) for 30 minutes a day. I have not been as diligent with my scripture study as in years past and am totally up for the challenge. I came home and committed myself to completing this challenge and I am actually going to use this challenge as my Faith Value Project for Young Womens (I earned my Medallion as a 17 year old, but as a leader, I want to complete the Young Womanhood Recognition for the new program). I'm really excited for this new goal in my life! I know that it will help me in MANY ways and will be very enriching!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Good-bye to "The Office"

So this will seem like a really silly post, but it's of great importance to me so here goes . . .

As many of you know, Jason and I are very particular about the types of things that we allow into our home. We quit watching PG-13 movies 11 years ago and we have never been fans of primetime TV sitcoms. There have been many times that we have been told to watch a certain show because of how funny it is, etc. etc. and each time we have realized that we did not want those types of shows in our home . . . until we saw The Office. For some reason, we just loved the ridiculous humor and dynamic of all the office workers. We got sucked in and even though I felt like we shouldn't be watching the show every time we watched it, I continued anyway. If you have seen the show or have heard about it, you know there is a lot of inappropriate material in it. We would always DVR it and then fast forward any parts that were bad. There have been many times that I have thought to myself, "you should quit watching this show," but I just couldn't do it, because I was so sucked in to the silliness of the show. I remember hearing from a friend that she "couldn't believe Jason and I watch that show" because she knows how strict we are about media influences.

Well, I am pleased to say the during the summer, I had a VERY strong feeling after one of the Sunday YW lessons we taught the girls that I MUST stop watching the show. I went home and erased it from the DVR schedule right away and I cannot tell you how wonderful the actual peace I felt was. I am not saying that everyone should stop watching "The Office" or whatever else is their guilty pleasure, but for me, I had to follow the Spirit on this one!!! Tonight is the season opener of "The Office" and I am happy to say that I'm not going to miss it one bit. It feels good to not let the influences of that show in my home. If I can't watch it in front of my kids, then I shouldn't watch it myself!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I just have to say, I have been listening to the Nacho Libre soundtrack all day and I can't get over how funny it is. I love all the quotes and just the pure silliness of it all. When I turned on one of the songs, I looked in the back seat of the car and Landon was totally jammin' to it. I wish so bad I had had a video camera - too funny for words. Nacho Libre may be a really dumb movie (that I happen to like), but you must admit it is extremely quotable!

"When I was in the wilderness, I wrote a song for Incarnacion . . . in my mind. Want me to sing it for you?"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It's time again . . .

It's time again for me to go off of sugar, fruit, and yeast products until I have my baby next month. For those of you who don't know, I suffered from Post-partum Depression and Anxiety after my first two children and it was the most AWFUL experience of my life. After a lot of searching and figuring out ways to take care of the problem, I found that I have Estrogen Dominance and when I deliver my babies and lose all the Progesterone so quickly, it sends my body/mind into a panic. I discovered that if I get all of the sugar and yeast out of my body before delivery, my Estrogen levels go down and therefore, when I deliver, my body does not experience such an imbalance of hormones as it should. I have gone off of sugar/yeast a month previous to my last three pregnancies and have had NO problems with depression or anxiety whatsoever! Yeah. So here I go again, except that this time, I am not really going to miss it that much. I have not really eaten very many sugary things this pregnancy and I haven't craved yeast products like I normally do. I am so excited to have my baby and I think this last month is going to fly by!!!

Labor Day

Yesterday was Labor Day and we had a fun time up at Jordanelle. (I forgot my camera, so I don't have any pictures to post.) My mom has been going out with a really nice guy, Craig P., and we spent the day with his family and my family at the Lake. I really liked his kids and everyone seemed to get a long great! All of the grandkids became friends very quickly as well. We went to Craig's cabin in Park City afterwards and played some games. I don't know what will happen with my mom and Craig, but if things do progress and they end up getting married, I think the transition will be very smooth. Everyone seems to like everyone else a lot. :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Landon decided to start walking - Yeah!

I went to Education Week and Park City with my mom and sister's a couple weekends ago and when I called Jason Saturday morning, he said that Landon started walking. Really?! Jason said that while he was sitting in our bedroom, he looked over at Landon and Landon all of a sudden stood up and started walking to the kitchen. No way! There was no one there trying to coax him into walking, he just stood up and started walking. I couldn't believe it! I was so bummed that I wasn't there to see it. When I got back, I had a lot of fun watching him wobble around. I am so glad he is walking - one less thing to have to worry about when the baby is born.