Monday, August 29, 2011


"Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions. The desires we act on determine our changing, our achieving, and our becoming."

-Dallin H. Oaks

Opportunity for kindness

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, August 18, 2011


“Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey and share our love with friends and family. One day, each of us will run out of tomorrows. Let us not put off what is most important.”

-President Thomas S. Monson

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


"The discipline contained in daily obedience and clean living and wholesome lives builds an armor around you of protection and safety from the temptations that beset you as you proceed through mortality." - Elder L. Tom Perry


"Diligence is steady, consistent, earnest, and energetic effort in doing the Lord's work. Do many good things of yur own free will (D&C 58:27). Don't wait for your leaders to tell you what to do. Continue until yu have done all you can, even when you are tired. Focus on the most important things and avoid wasting time. Pray for guidance and strength. Plan regularly and effectively. Avoid anything that distracts your thoughts or actions."


"The opposite of humility is pride, which is condemned in the scriptures. To be prideful means to put greater trust in oneself then in God or His servants. It also means to put the things of the world above the things of God. Prideful people take honor to themselves rather than giving God the glory. Pride is competitive; those who are prideful seek to have more and presume they are better than other people. Pride usually results in feelings of anger and hatred, and it is a great stumbling block."


"Humility is willingness to submit to the will of the Lord and to give the Lord the honor for what is accomplished. It includes gratitdue for His blessings and acknowledgement of your constant need for his divine help. Humility is not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of spiritual strength."


"Patience is the capacity to endure delay, trouble, opposition, or suffering without becoming angry, frustrated, or anxious. It is the ability to do God's will and accept His timing. When you are patient, you hold up under pressure and are able to face adversity calmly and hopefully. Patience is related to hope and faith - you must wait for the Lord's promised blessings to be fulfilled."


"The Lord commaned, "Seek learning, even by study and also by faith" (D&C 88:118). He also warned, "It is impossible for a man to be saved in ignorance" (D&C 131:6). Seek knowledge, especially spiritual knowledge. Study the scriptures every day, and also study the words of the living prophets. Through study and prayer, seek help for your specific questions, challenges, and opportunities. Give special attention to scripture passages you can use as you teach and as you answer questions abou the restored gospel."


"Virtue originates in your innermost htoughts and desires. It is a pattern of thought and behavior based on high moral standards. Since the Holy Ghost does not dwell in unclean tabernacles, virtue is prerequisite to receiving the Spirit's guidance. What you choose to think and do when you are alone and you believe no one is watching is a strong measure of your virtue."


"Charity is a gift from God. The prophet Mormon said that we should "pray unto the Father with all energy of heart, that [we] may be filled with this love" (Moroni 7:48). As you follow this counsel and strive to do righteous works, your love for all people will increase, especially those among whom you labor. You will come to feel a sincere concern for the eternal welfare and happiness of other people. You will see them as children of God with the potential of becoming like our Heavenly Father, and you will labor in their behalf. You will avoid negative feelings such as anger, envy, lust, or covetousness. You will avoid judging others, criticizing them, or saying negative things about them. You will try to understand them and their points of view. You will be patient with them and try to help the when they are struggling or discouraged. Charity, like faith, leads to action. You will develop charity as you look for opportunities to serve others and give of yourself."

Friday, August 12, 2011

Moses Lake Part #2 - Lake

Fun times at the lake, park, and some over-exposed pictures! Miss the munchkins, the lake, and my sisters!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Moses Lake Part #1 - Soccer

I ventured home to my small town of Moses Lake for a nice vacation. I took so many pictures that we are going to have to split them up in several parts! here is part 1! Whenever the family is together a game of some sort is bound to start up! This time it was soccer! Abby is our resident soccer player, and we all tried to keep up! As you can see from Abby's amazingly defined/sculpted legs this girl has some serious game!

Poor dad had a hard time staying up! He kept getting worked by Abby and ended up on the ground for a good portion of the game!

Good effort Dad!


For a ward activity we got box seats to the Salt Lake Rodeo at the Maverick Center! We had awesome seats and I got some really good pictures of those crazy cowboys riding bucking broncos!

I dont consider myself a country girl but I think cowboys are pretty darn cute in their wranglers and cowboy hats!

Another favorite part of the rodeo for me are the motorcycle stunt devils! I love motorcycles and I now have a dream of flipping though their air on a motorcycle like they do!