People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Regan noticed the pile of food storage I have been collecting recently and asked why I'm doing that.  I talked to her about emergencies and the things we have to plan for.  I told her about the story in the Book of Mormon where Lehi was told in a dream that Jerusalem was going to be destroyed that he needed to take his family and leave.  I said that it could happen today.

Mom: What would you think if the prophet asked us to leave and only take a the essentials with us and never come back?
Regan: I would feel sad.  This is our home and I wouldn't want to leave all of our stuff.
Mom: But if the prophet asked you to, would you?
Regan: (With a solemn face) Yes, and I'd do it with a happy heart.  :)

Where did she come up with that?  I love that she has such a simple, yet strong testimony of the gospel, and the prophet.  Made my heart want to burst. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


On my birthday,Kandra and her brood were here, so we went to a children's museum.  We had a good time and stayed there for a long time.  While in the car to leave, Allie said that she wanted french fries.  I told her that there weren't any in the car.  She threw a fit and yelled at me to give her french fries right now.  So I made some pretend fries with my hands and passed them back to her.  I thought she'd just hit my hand a scream, but she quietly took those pretend fries and then threw them on the ground!  Poor pretend french fries.  I laughed so hard!

Allie LOVES to pray.  Her prayers always make us chuckle.  After the traditional,"Dear Hevny Fadder, thank you for this day..." she starts saying crazy stuff....."and we have dinner, and we have pizza, and we have water, and we be nice to our friends, and we don't say damn it, and we go to Costco, and we go to church, and we don't watch Slugterra, and we don't shake our booty like this (proceeds to shake her booty while praying with Jason and I in bed)....I mean.....where does she come up with the stuff!?!  Love it.  If I try to help her, she says that its her turn to pray, not mine.  That is my Miss Independant! :)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Time marches on, whether you're ready for it or not.  I have made it my goal this year to post on my blog at least once a month.  Then time won't slip by me with nothing to remember it by.  Since the last time I wrote, much has happened and it would be too hard to post it all.  I may post some things from the past, if I can't find anything else to post about, but mainly I want to keep things current.

Christmas 2014

January 2015

Allie is 3 now and there is much I have missed posting about her.  She is such a sweet, funny, energetic kid and I am so grateful to have her in our family.  It's just me and her together all day while Regan and Sophie are at school.  She loves being my shadow and loves me "so super much"! It's so cute when she says, "I want to hold you mama". :)  She also loves the Madagascar movies, pizzaroni, playing on the "wee ha's", using my makeup, cuddling with me on the couch, going with mom to the stores, playing with ther Anna and Elsa dolls, and her "birthday bed" (the twin bed she got for her birthday).  Allie is different from her sisters, yet has alot of Sophie's craziness, and silliness.  They get along really well together for the most part.  Allie is loud and bossy and VERY independent.  She has to do everything herself!  Kind of drives me a little crazy, especially when we need to be somewhere.  I will have opened a door, but if she wanted to do it, then she will shut it and re-open it.  She is so stubborn.    Yet, she is more helpful than the other two girls and not quite as mischevious.  Thank goodness!  I can't believe she is in sunbeams.  My baby is growing up!

Sophie 7yrs
Poor middle child, Sophie, is the punching bag for Regan and Allie.  She is sweet and doesn't really instigate things, so she gets picked on from Regan, and gets in trouble when Allie has beat her up, because she must have been annoying her.  She is sweet and can be helpful when she wants to be.  Sophie is in 2nd grade and doing fairly well, when she wants to work.  Her teacher has learned that Sophie will do her work on Sophie time.  Just before Christmas break, their class was working on math and then going to have their Christmas party.  Her teacher told me that for an hour the kids worked on math and Sophie didn't do a thing.  When it came time for the party her teacher said that Sophie had to go to another room and work finish her math, then she could come back to the party.  Five minutes later Sophie brought the math work back completed.  Stinkin' kid!!  She is smart and capable, but things will be done on Sophie's time and no one elses.
Sophie's book report on Ms. Spider
I helped her put two pumpkins together and she painted it.

Regan 8yrs
Regan is in 3rd grade and does very well when she applies herself.  She is one of the top of her class in reading and is working on times tables.  She has a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and the gospel and loves going to Activity Days.  She is still very creative and has an imagination that surpasses most her age.  For her school's Reflections project, the theme was, "The world would be a better place if....." and she wrote, "if horses produced blackberries"!  She is starting to blossom, so I took her to get a training bra yesterday.  She was so excited and told lots of people about it.  She said to one lady, "I got a training bra!  It's so I don't hang!" :)Hahaha!!!  She still says some pretty funny things.  She is an energetic girl who has a soft spot for poor people.

Regan's Reflections entry

Sunday, September 8, 2013

4th of July

My dad, Kandra, Lance and I went to Heber for the 4th of July.  It was so beautiful.  My mom's yard looked amazing thanks to the great efforts of our dear neighbor, Ron Squire.  My mom planted many perennials that kept the yard looking beautiful without her being there.  It's the first time I've been home that she hasn't been there.  It was quite lonely without her.  It's sad to think that she won't make it back there.  

Kandra and I went through my parents house and CLEANED.  Clothes were donated, paper work was looked through and tossed, cupboards cleared, and on and on.  We spent about 2.5 days on her pantry alone and only got about half way through it.  My mom had her own pharmacy of supplements, and a 5 year supply of food.  Not to mention lots of pictures, games, canning jars, yadda yadda yadda.  It was hard undoing years of work.  There is still lots to do there, but I feel like we made a good start.  

I took these pictures in the morning....

Every time I see a hollyhock I think of my dad.  They are his favorite flower.

....then all of a sudden a hail storm blew in and created a mess!

Snowball fight on the 4th of July!

Dirty faced girl and Allie;)

We had a great time in Heber.  The weather was so nice.  I love monsoon season in Heber!  It rained everyday and everything was nice and green.  It will be sad when my parents are both gone and I won't really have a reason to go there anymore.
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all." -Anonymous

Regan's birthday

We had a great time at Regan's 7th birthday party in St. George.  We had lots of family and friends to share it with.

Ty, Jessie, Breanne

Grandpa Greer

Aspen, Allie (16 months)

Julie and Jessie made the cutest cake!  A rainbow cake was just what Regan wanted.

Cute Easter egg cupcakes

Finding a rainbow inside made Regan giddy!

Regan and Janie.  What pretty girls!

Our friends the Colvin's came to our party as well.

Allie thinks she is such a big girl.