Sunday, February 13, 2011

"I love Love..." - The Format

I'm happy to be in love with someone who loves me unconditionally. He's strong and sweet and super thoughtful. I married the nicest guy and I couldn't be more happy with him.

I've always been a lover, but J.D. has really taught me how to love. He's taught me to eliminate fear and gave me the courage to be loved and love back. He is not jealous. He is not rude. He is kind and selfless.

I hope every girl knows it is NEVER OK to be yelled at or called names. It's never okay to be spit on, shoved or threatened. That is not love and will never be tolerated. Have enough faith and love for yourself to know that you will be loved painlessly if you have the courage to distance yourself and start anew. Remember the qualities of healthy loving relationship you've experienced and seek for those loving qualities. Love with all your heart, but don't ignore red flags of jealousy, rage and disrespect. You, as a partner, do not have the tools, training or responsibility to change or fix anyone.

Love is so important to me. The love my Savior has for me and I for Him. The love I have for my husband and for my babies is so special to me. I never would be so loved as I am now if hadn't learned to love myself.

I'm also grateful for the faith I had to know I would be okay. I'm so much more than okay now.
Alma 32:21And now as I said concerning faith—faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.

A friend of mine, Charlene Robertson, once told me "Use your head (as she thumped my head) and your heart will follow (as she touched my heart)."

Happy Valentines Day to the love of my life. Thank you for all the love and patience you show me. I love you!

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

For more scriptures on Love:

From my Valentine - most precious vase I've ever seen. I love a man who uses his resources.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Last week my friend De came over to play. She'd bought these Gyro Bowls, they were buy one get one free and she shares because she cares and brought one for me. Coolest bowl ever.
If your kid is anything like mine...

He starts out with his snacks on the table.

Then he picks it up while he's slowing falling into tv trance.

...and within seconds he's totally in TV trance and his bowl his tipping.
But it's SUPER BOWL Sunday everyday around here with this bad boy.

You're Welcome America. And Canada.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Love don't cost a thing, but music note shirts do.

I fell in love with this shirt J-LO wore on American Idol. But as it turns out,
I'm a huge fan of her style! I love everything she's been wearing to these auditions. The music note shirt is only $290 on sale at

My friend Francine say's I could make a shirt like that, I think she's right. Mine would probably look like a kindergarten project, but I haven't ruled out trying!

On the same ridiculously overpriced website I also found this awesome shirt that say's "Love is in the Hair" - I would totally rock that if it wasn't $425. Nevertheless, words to live by!

I LOVE this color!


Another fave, I love the headband.

This makes me want to go buy a deep purple shirt and play with my make up.

You know you're pretty when you can put all your hair in a bag on top of your head and still look gorgeous. A hair thing like this would totally come in handy for me with all my crazy unruly hair.

I'm gonna go play dress up now.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Geography and Lyrics

Two things I'm not good at.
Using the right lyrics and Geography.

Bo's favorite show is Clifford the Big Red Dog. I thought the song went 'So they moved to Vermont....' So when I sing it around the house that's what I say. A week or so ago, J.D. said "They moved to an island, Vermont is inland" I argued that maybe Vermont has islands.

J.D.: "No it doesn't."

Turns out it says "They moved to Birdwell Island"

How I got Vermont, I don't know.