So.. obviously.. my blog is not private today.
After an out pouring of love on Facebook from friends and family this weekend.. I have decided to make a few changes with Comment moderation and will see by the end of the year.. if I feel better about keeping my blog open.. or indeed -- still going private.
If you see it closed down one day.. you will know I made my decision!
Thanks to all of you who commented on Facebook, my blog, or sent me e-mails.
All of your kind words felt like hugs.. and I love you!!
Brandon Flowers was all over the internet last week.. because The Killers "Direct Hits" ( greatest hits ) came out last Monday. I spent some time every day searching for interviews... videos.. and anything I could read or watch.. I did.
I have listened to "Just Another Girl" so much.. my kids almost have it memorized.
I am so excited for their new Christmas song coming soon.. and his next Solo Album.
Yes.. I know I am obsessed.
And.. I still dream of meeting Brandon... and hope one day soon he will do a fireside in Utah.. and also perform with the Mormon Tabernacle choir for Christmas one year.
I can dream right??
I think he can.... I think he can....I think he can....
Tenney is amazing.
I am always in awe that she is mine.
She wakes up early on her own to primp and get ready each morning for school.
She makes herself breakfast.. does her chores.. and then wakes up Chad and I to take her to school.
Chad and I look at each other often -- wondering where we got this good girl?!
Tenney has surpassed my math skills that I graduated with -- and she is only in the 7th grade.
She loathed math and science.. but had elementary teachers that saw the best in her.. and put her in honors classes.
At first.. I really worried.. but she proved us wrong.. and has pulled A's in all of her classes.
She placed her report card and Honor Roll certificate by my bed quietly this morning.
Tenney is a gift to me.
I love her so much.
I am so grateful that the Lord blessed me with such a good spirited daughter to take care of.
She is beyond beautiful inside and out.. and I feel SO fortunate that she is mine.
Chad and I started taking a budget and financial class.
They are teaching it during Sunday School.. and I think it's brilliant to do so.
Trying to fit in another class during the week would be crazy here!
It is awesome.. and I see huge changes already... but seriously.. why did Chad and I start this class right before Christmas??
I feel a little overwhelmed at trying to budget it all and make it work.. but our teacher advised us to take it to the Lord in Faith.
It's pretty cool to feel the spirit in a Financial class.
I love the open/honesty that I feel as we discuss our finances together.
We have accepted his challenge to free ourselves from debt.. and are putting our trust and Faith in the Lord to help us get through these Holiday months and make our goals these next coming years!!
Besides starting a financial class.. I also decided to start another goal of getting my weight down and feeling better physically.
I have only really excersised about 10 times this whole year.
It's been a wild year.. and I needed to figure out lots of things before this.
Am I insane to start this change before Thanksgiving and Christmas?
Probably.. but I am going to do this!
Onward.. ever Onward!!!!
Today I am Grateful for:
The Plan of Salvation. So grateful to have a Testimony that Death is not the end!
I can and I will see my Dad.. Grandparents and all of those dear family members who have gone on before me again!!
A happy weekend! We got some Christmas shopping done!
People that give hugs and make you let go first
When you read THAT perfect scripture for the day
Doing Christmas Cards this week.
I love to give out cards!
If you would like a Christmas Card.. and haven't received one in the past year or two.. send me a message with your address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
( Even if you live far away.. I send a pile internationally too! )
I love to receive and give cards! I display my friends and families pictures all year long.
Makes me happy-happy-happy!