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

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Product In My Store

These are great for yourself or as a gift. They are the size of a scrabble tile and do not come with a chain. I am going to hold a drawing for a pendant of your choice. All you have to do is link this post on your blog and leave a comment on this post with which pendant you want. This drawing will end Wednesday October 1st @12 noon.

Go to my website to order.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Birthday Boy and My new baby

So Jason turned the big 30 a couple of days ago. What the heck happened to the time?!? How the heck can I be married to a 30 year old?!?....'cause that means I'm not too far behind! In high school I thought people my age now were pretty old but I really don't feel that old. I hope I am still saying that when I'm 40. Anyway, that was a tangent. Jason was "lucky" enough to go camping on the salt flats with his architecture class for his birthday. A required, artsy-fartsy adventure that entailed miles of silent walking and meditation to a 6am roll call to watch the sunrise for inspiration. Boy did he have fun. Did I ever mention that I'm glad I'm a science major? Well, we celebrated at home with some girl time watching a movie with popcorn and chocolate milk.

The girls have been sick this week with colds and Sophie has croup and is teething so it has been such a fun week for me listening to crying for most of that time.(lots of sarcasm intended here)

We did have an addition to the 80lb, 4ft, digital piano with 88 weighted keys, bench, and foot pedals!! I can't put my feelings into words here but sufice it to say that I am TOTALLY STOKED!!!!!!!! All I need now is a piano light and head phones to be able to rock out while the girls are asleep. I miss playing and this will be a great outlet for me. I am also going to start giving piano lessons. I have 2 students already and hopefully a few more to come.

I took the girls to the Utah State Fair with our Aussie friends. We had a good time. I let Regan ride on a pony and she didn't seem overjoyed while on it but afterward she wanted to do it again. The pony she rode on was actually named Kristal (or crystal, christel, christle, krystal, take your pick).

Sophie didn't totally get the shaft. We went on the carousel. Mmmm....yogurt.

I am still waiting for my camera. Jason has been using it alot for school. My friend Terina was good enough to take some pictures at the fair of the girls and give them to me. Until next time.....cheerio!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

SLC and other tid bits

So I guess it's time to update. Truth is I haven't really felt like blogging, so anyways.....we are here in the land of Zion (or so they say). All in all moving pretty much sucks. However, we have mostly settled in and Jason is well into his academic career....actually it's kicking his butt. He doesn't get to bed before 2 everynight, and that's if he's lucky. I feel so bad for him. The first week was a wake up call for him I think, but he has seemed to get more determined and is taking it more in stride (and possibly learning to live without sleep?). I don't have any pictures of us here because Jason has had to use the camera for school. Maybe later.

I am keeping things on the home front in order and I must say that I am doing better than I thought I would. The girls definately keep me busy but when things get a little crazy inside I take them outside to the playground right in front of our place.........heaven!!! We have been able to go on walks and play outside which was hard to do in St. George because of the heat. The weather here has been so great and I hate to think what will happen when it starts to snow.

We have become good mates with a couple that moved here from Australia. They are great! She is actually from New Zealand and he is an Aussie. I spend alot of time with them and then when I'm home I find myself thinking in an Aussie accent. I'll probably start talking like them too.

I was able to fly down to Phoenix to attend my best friends wedding. Kim is like a sister to me and we were very close in high school. Funny thing is she married a guy that was mission companions with Jason in Chile. How freaky is that?

Anyway, we did get to take the girls to the zoo. They had a great time and Regan wants to go back everyday. Luckily we live very close and so we bought a pass and will be able to take them alot.

At the entrance.

I kept making Regan turn to look at me so I could take her picture.

You can't see it, but there is a rhinocerous right by the window.

As many of you know, my sister had her baby a week ago on September 4th. He is so stinkin' cute and we are so excited for them!! They will make great parents.

Gavin Reid Owens

Anderson Family Reunion

The week before we moved we went to the Anderson Family reunion on Beaver mountain. It was so beautiful up there! I got some great pictures, mostly of Sophie though.

Sweet little face, even if it is muddy.

If there was water, you could count on Sophie to find it and get in it.

There is a little lake there with canoes so Jason took Regan for a ride.

Is that the face of excitment or what?

Sophie wanted to wear one just like her big sister.

Water, yet again. She just took off straight into the lake! And Regan followed this time.

But she didn't get as far as Sophie. Good grief!!