Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Lost Key

I found my key the other day. I didn't know it was lost. It isn't a key to any tangible door. I had an "AHA" moment, and then, right before me was the key.

My key.

A key that I had begged for. Cried for. Longed for. Hoped for. Prayed for. There it was, right in front of me.

I have been searching for control in my life. Control over my life. Control of my life. The more things I tried to control the less control I seemed to have. That was THE KEY. I was trying to control THINGS, while still allowing OTHERS to have control over me.

I have found my key. CHOICE.

I choose to take my life back. I choose to be responsible for my life. That means I hold no one else responsible for what happens to me.


For those of you who know me, or of my circumstance, THIS IS BIG.

I have allowed others to have too much control over my life. I allow what others think of me to dictate what I will say, how I will act or who I will be.

I am good enough as I am.

I am worthy of love as I am, just because I AM.
I choose to be happy instead of indifferent.
I choose to love not just be loved.
I choose peace instead of anger.
I choose my husband and sons.
I choose joy.

By choosing my own destiny I am taking back my life. The life I have been searching for all these years.

I thank God for small miracles and ask for one more.

(I went to the doctor this week and received some not so great news. I will know more in July. You may get to see me glow again.)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I'm Not THAT Girl.....Or Maybe I Am!

We're Off To See The Wizard!

Me meeting Pat for the first time......and eating at Rumbi's.....yummy!!!

The show has ended....and far too soon! We have our programs...and I have my T-shirt!

I'm telling Glinda that she should send me more tickets! True story!

Me searching for my lost sister-in-law. She said she was BY the ladies' restroom, not IN the ladies' restroom!

There she is! Found at last!!!

We can't believe it's over!!! How rude!!

Ok, so, I FINALLY figured out how to post pics in the body of my text, so YEAH for me! I'm THAT girl. I just figured it out on my own!

I'm also THAT girl who got to see WICKED for the FIRST time! I was so excited to be able to see it. I have been listening to the music for almost 5 years! I read the book. I HAD to see the play!

And I'm THAT girl who got to meet my first blog friend! I got to meet Nutty Hamster Chick! She is an AMAZING person! We had so much fun, even if it was just for an afternoon and we didn't get to sit by each other in the theater.

I'm THAT girl who has an awesome sister who got us to the Capitol Theater in the nick of time too! WHEW!

I'm THAT girl who wants to see WICKED again!!!! Any takers?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009



Call me or email me and we can make arrangements to have fun at the show on Thursday afternoon!!!  

Sorry to Dede and Shelle who also had my birth year correct.  Now I will owe you two that right?  (I just want everyone to win!)

It came down to drawing a name from a hat……I hope the hat was clean….eeeewwwww!

Monday, April 6, 2009



This week I am going to see WICKED at the Capitol Theater in Salt Lake City on Thursday afternoon at 2pm. My husband got me the tickets (see this post for the story) and we were supposed to go together.

I say "supposed" to go together on Thursday, just like the remodeling of our house was "supposed" to be done by the time our son got home from his mission. (Not a "dig" just an observation!)

But the walls came tumbling down on Saturday (literally) in our kitchen. The new kitchen cabinets are in, granite countertops are in, the wall texturing has been done. NOW, we need to lay the flooring and finish the landscaping. When I say "we" I am speaking in the Queen's english here. The "we" is my husband and he only has so many hours in a day after his full-time job and after he has filled his calling in the is where the GIVE AWAY comes in. He can't make it to WICKED. He wants to stay home to work on the house so "we" can have it ready for our son's Homecoming talk.

I am giving away his WICKED TICKET.

The seats are NOT together. We are all on our own once we get to the Theater. They are Mezzanine seats and the ticket can be picked up either at the Theatre the day of the show (right before) or at my sister's house the night before. Either way, the winner can let me know through email. do you win? EASY! Guess the year I was born without offending me! HAHAHAHA!!! So, if you guess that I am too old! I will be VERY offended and you are out of the running! If you guess that I am too young, then I know you are just sucking up!

Remember the show is in Salt Lake City on Thursday April 9th at 2pm. So, if you can't be there, then, don't try to win the (one) ticket. You are guessing for yourself. There are NO transfers. I want this to be fair to all. The Give Away will close on Tues April 7th at 6pm. I will announce the winner by 10pm. (My sister Robin is the verifier of the year of my birth.)



Sunday, April 5, 2009


He's home safe and sound. It was a great experience to meet him at the little airport we have here in our little town. The coziness of the airport makes it that much more of an intimate experience for the missionary returning along with his family and friends.

He served honorably and well. He has stories that would make you squirm. His white shirt was not so white. Grey as a matter of fact. But, he was home. Safe and sound.

My boy is home.

He is entering a new phase of his life. I am excited for what the future holds for him. I hopeful in these trying and uncertain times. That's what faith can do for you. That's the brightness that a newly returned missionary brings home with him. I highly recommend it!


Thursday, April 2, 2009


Yep, it's true, this is the day I have been waiting for!  Some of you know what I am talking about, others have know clue.  For the past two years I have been waiting for this.
My granite countertops have FINALLY been installed in my new kitchen (which is still under construction).


Did you think I was going to mention that something ELSE was supposed to happen today at 9:02pm at the St George airport????

I have NO idea what you are talking about!  hehehehe!!!


I am not a hard hearted woman!  I am absolutely busting to see this adorable face in less than 9 hours!