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Love You Forever, Mom!

My Momma!

My Momma!

The LDS church has recently put up a new facebook trend #ItWasHer for this upcoming Mother’s Day. Here is my little spur-of-the-moment tribute to my one & only, MOM 🙂

She taught us about family. The ones that have been here before us, who are here & who will be. The importance of understanding & loving them all.
It was mom who loved singing in storms & fighting fires.
She served with everything she had.
She sacrificed, loved & cried.
She soothed.
She read story books, scriptures, & told stories from her heart.
It was mom who danced with us, at ice cream on Fridays with us.
It was mom who warned us of what would happen when dad came home.
She is the one who shared her passion of reading. She passed that legacy to her children.
She never bought Halloween costumes.
We caught toads.
Counted train cars as it went by.
Walked barefoot.
Washed our hair in the rain.
It was mom who stood for what was right & showed us the meaning of integrity.
She taught us that there is no place like home. And home is where you make it.
We created cities of boxes. Traveled the world in our back yard.
She is an example of covenant making & covenant keeping.
She taught us to choose the right. … And when in a Chinese restaurant, chooses the Rice!
It was mom who dreamed big & said we can do ANYTHING if we wanted to.
It was mom who loved people & animals. She showed compassion & mercy.
Our friends came to her. The door was always open. She was their mom too.
She is my mom, forever.

Love You Forever, Mom!

Love You Forever, Mom!

I’m BOOORED!!

That’s just asking for mom to say;  “Go clean your room!”  or  “Do your homework, if you’re so bored.”

What makes a happy home? A balance between work & wholesome recreation. Fortunately, my family has been able to do that. We’ve learned to even learn to have fun while working together ((gasp!))

“Is it possible??”  you ask with astonishment.

YES! It is!

There’s nothing better than learning to laugh while washing cars. Or doing a puzzle with your brother at a Senior Living  home.  Even the little things like when we go on walks, picking up pieces of trash.

I discovered a real gem today & had to share it with you! It’s all about “Strengthening Youth through Activities”  For members of the church, you can log in & add activities to your calendar & submit ideas. But that doesn’t stop everyone from having fun. Anybody can do this!

There’s topics such as “Service”,   “Art, Music & Dance”,  “Scouting”  and soo much more! Each activity can connect with what the young men & young women are learning- and even Duty to God!

There’s so much out there we can do together as a family. And you probably won’t hear “I’m bored!” as much.    🙂

Hit & Run on Christmas

I love this video! It reminds me of during the Christmas season, my family would do something we like to call “hit & runs”.  We don’t go bashing mailboxes or anything crazy like that. As a family we bake & decorate cookies to the best of our abilities (with kids of all different ages, the cookies are as unique as we are). We put them on little paper plates & then go around our little town. Dad drives the van, mom picks the houses. The kids are waiting for the van to slow down so one of us can “barrel roll” out of the car with a plate of cookies. We run to the door, knock as hard & loud as we can, then rush back to the van & jump in. If we’re lucky, we can look back as dad drives away slowly & watch the peoples’ faces as they open the door & find cookies on their porch.