Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tom Cruise on Hometeaching

This was made by my friend Cameron and it just made me smile.



Tam - I'll post a house tour after I get back from Lake Powell with Tara. :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Keeping clean

The Lord instructed his people to “organize yourselves; … establish a house, even … a house of order, a house of God” (D&C 88:119). Order is characteristic of the Lord’s work. “Mine house is a house of order, saith the Lord God, and not a house of confusion” (D&C 132:8).

I'm naturally an organized person. I can't tolerate clutter for very long and a good deep clean makes me happier than most things. Lately I've been thinking about organization, cleanliness, etc as it relates to our relationship with our Father in Heaven. I have figured out that it matters, but I haven't learned much about how I'm supposed to achieve it. Then I found this post, and not only do I LOVE it, it answered my prayers. It applies to me even if I don't have kids. This section especially spoke to my soul:

"Mom has to be engaged in the process to ensure quality control and to teach organization. Mom establishes the level of order and continually enforces it. She provides a place for everything. She doesn't fill her children's lives with mountains of things to take care of. She keeps it simple. She limits the number of shirts and shoes and toys her children have to deal with so that their lives are manageable and then she helps them manage."

I have to be involved in the cleaning process (how I wish I could only rely on the cleaning lady), I need to have a place for everything, I don't fill my life with unnecessary items that have to be taken care of. I keep my life manageable. I am responsible for creating and maintaining a house that reflects the Lord.

Ok, so that was a little deep. But it's what's on my mind.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

We celebrated America at APX today with hamburgers, watermelon, snow cones, and water balloons. We know how to throw a party and we're not afraid to do it.



After an entire week of everyone talking about the awesome sale at the Loft and continually saying "I'm going tonight," I finally went. The sale was great and the goods weren't too picked over - the perfect combo. The Gateway is just fun on a warm Friday night and so wandering through shops and finding bargains was a good time.



Dinner at 10:30 at Happy Sumo (outside) with 2 girls I really like talking to. So girly but so fun.



I use children's organic toothpaste 25% of the time. It tastes good and is kind to our planet but I still feel weird using it.



Friday, July 2, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Malea had a baby (one of the craziest birth stories I've heard yet) and so Liv and I rushed over to welcome the newest petite LBG. She's beautiful and tiny and perfect. I can't wait to hold her again!
Excuse the cleavage, it just happens sometimes.

Liv, send me pictures so I don't have to steal from your blog!