Friday, December 6, 2013

Make it a GREAT day!

Make it a Good Day!
At my Grandfathers house-
the saying goes
a Good Day.
Good days don't just happen.
It is a choice,
and an effort.
 - Watch this video - it can change your life!
A Must-Watch For Anyone Frustrated With Growing Up

Watching this video today really exploded my heart!
We are all here together,
in this life....doing all we can
"in the day to day trenches"
"Have a nice day!" 
"The most obvious and important realities
 are often the ones
 that are the hardest to see and talk about"   
and ....*choices...can have "a life or death importance". 

define *CHOOSE: to select freely and after consideration
CHOOSE to Make it "a nice day!"
What I hope to consciously learn...and choose:
*it is not all about me
*my natural default settings need work
*no one is in my way
*i am not the center of the world
*people and traffic don't have to automatically annoy me
*people are just as frustrated as i am,
as lonely as i am, as sad,
and trying as hard as i am
to navigate their life
*some people have much harder,
more tedious,
more painful lives
than i could ever imagine
*it takes will
and effort to be aware of others
*choose to look differently at people
*choose to LOVE
*life doesn't have to be miserable
*it is in my power
to experience difficult situations
 as sacred opportunities
to love,
to fellowship,
and to be one with others
 experiencing their difficult situation
*I get to decide, to choose, how I see life, how I live life!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Beside a Waterfall


Link:  Mom's history. 
  "I always thought I would have years to write my history
 and wondered why I should write it anyway.

Lately I have felt that time is very short
 and it needed to be done and yet it is something I do not want to do.

Maybe because I am not sure how it will be received
 by those who read it
 and if it will ever be read and believed.

I was born in Prove, Utah.

My Mom had a very hard time delivering me and nearly died.

My soft spot on my head was closed
 so I was to have the fate of a small head and many other challenges of life.
Dad was overseas [during World War 2] flying out of India and over the hump.
For several weeks he did not know he had a daughter.

I went home to 184 West Main St, American Fork, Utah,
 to live at Grandpa Glen and Grandma Leila’s home."

[This is Mother's story. Remember her.]

Monday, July 15, 2013

Happy Campers

"Do you think this pack makes my but look big?"
Jeremy is off to scout camp this week.
He is using his daddy's pack from when mr. B was a little B!

Looks up to his leader.
We all love Brother Kaufusi! 
Most awesome award!!
Jeremy and the Crew! 

A very happy camper....
and then there is Rissa! 
Off to Girls Camp.
She is a Leader this year.
Love her to the moon and back!! 

...and last but not least!!!
Our middle camper!   
Sam will be CAMPED out here for about two more weeks!
Camp Lawrence House! 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sam's Surgery and Surprise!

Sam had surgery on his ankle.
He fractured it June 15th playing Basketball.
Game is still tied 15 - 15!
He will have to sit for the next couple of weeks.
Foot elevated.
Prayers for his body to heal - healthy and strong.

Super thankful these cute visitors came to say hello!


Jeremy has stuck out the summer with Sam.
By his side moment to moment.
.♥. Love Brothers .♥. 

 Get Ready, Get Set, Get Well

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Our Mother's Gravestone

Jake, me, Grandpa Cecil

With an expression of gratitude for
my Uncle and my Aunts
who kindly gave tribute to
our Mother.
Thank You!


trying to get one serious picture
to send to our Auntie and Uncle with thanks!
Serious Photobombing going on!!!
(besides the fact that the Gravestone didn't
make the picture!! photo credit to our children!)

we love you mom 

photo credit:

Who me?


my happiness!

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“You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences.” ~Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley


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