Saturday, May 29, 2010

{5-28} MofM X is for Xtra Fun Hobby

I realize our Relief Society can't spell.  But how many words really start with X?

I think that all hobbies are fun - but most people are a tad surprised to find out that I own and ride my very own dirt bike.  In fact, I really want a bigger more powerful one.  I think people are even more surprised that my conservative, sharp dressing husband is a maniac on a dirt bike, as are all of our children.  

Thursday, May 27, 2010

{5-27} MofM W is for Worst Habit

I think my worst habit is procrastination. I have procrastinated writing this post all day.  Mostly because I procrastinated cleaning my house before my mother-in-law arrives tonight.  

I procrastinate most things. Paying bills, making appointments, grocery shopping, preparing lessons, going to the gym - all on my list - all not done.  I tend to believe this quote from Dennis Waitley: “Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “someday I’ll” philosophy.”  I just know that my actions will be SO successful that it scares me.

Just kidding - I'm pretty sure I'm just lazy.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

{5-26} MofM V is for Veggie You Hate

I like all vegetables. Even beets.
I hate Macaroni and Cheese.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

{5-25} MofM U is for Unique Talent

I honestly can't think of an unique talent that I have.  Except maybe my double jointed thumbs.  I can really make them dance.

Monday, May 24, 2010

{5-24} MofM T is for Traffic Tickets

I am going to plead the 5th on this one - on the grounds that my answer could incriminate me. 
And it's too early to talk about it.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

{5-23} MofM S is for Scripture I Love

I always have favorites that seem to help with whatever I am going through at the time. We have a scripture written on an index card and stuck to the fridge that we have the kids read whenever the contention gets a little thick.  It is Mosiah 4:14-15 and it says:

"And ye will not suffer your children... that they transgress the laws of God, and fight and quarrel one with another, and serve the devil, who is the master of sin... but ye will teach them... to love one another, and to serve one another."

A couple of weeks ago, Alan and I spoke in Stake Conference on parenting.  I can't even tell you how scary that was - I didn't sleep well from the time the Stake President called until the day we gave our talks.  It is a daunting subject to stand up in front of hundreds of people and talk about. The scripture that I kind of centered my talk around is found in 2 Nephi 25:26

"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins."

I will share one more.  Mosiah 12:21 has been a favorite of mine since my mission.  At my mission farewell in church, my dad told the story of how I was born with a womb deformity. My right foot was turned up so that my toes were touching my leg.  He told how he was so concerned that I would be handicapped throughout my life even though the Doctors told him that it would stretch and heal naturally (it did).  A few days later when the Stake President came over to set me apart for my mission he said how that story had touched him and he shared this scripture:

"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings; that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good; that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth."

How beautiful all of our feet are when we are using them to go about doing good.  Think about it next time you are running around picking up your house, walking your child to a friends house or doing your visiting teaching.  Your feet are beautiful in His eyes.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

{5-22} MofM My Anniversary

Seventeen years ago I married the man of my dreams.
My dreams keep getting better and better and so does he.