Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

I'm a little late in posting what happened on Thanksgiving, but unfortunately I had to be at work on Friday morning. Ugh. So this is what happened at the Sovereign Family Thanksgiving.

Matt when to play football with some men in the ward at about 8am. Not a big turn out from what he said. He came home and then we headed out to his parents house. (Oh, just a side note it had been raining since Wed night.) Once we arrived Matt dropped us off and then headed out to meet his friends for another football game. So I settled in to read a book and Scott headed into the play room to play with the toys at Grammy's house. My mother in law pretty much had everything ready to go. So I didn't do much but peal potatoes. Then Matt came back and got cleaned up. We took a family picture for our Christmas card. Yup, it's that time of year again, so if I have your address you will be getting one.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Grateful For

Today I would like to share what I am thankful for . . . .

1. For a place to live, it may be a 2 bedroom apartment but it is a place to call home that keeps us safe and warm.
2. For our jobs. Although they are not our dream jobs they pay the bills and put food on our table. One day we will have our dream jobs. :)
3. For food, we love food and are grateful for being able to buy the things that we like.
4. Family, with out their support and love I don't know what we would do.
5. The gospel and the light that it brings into our lives.
6. I am grateful to be an American and to live in this free land where we are free to worship how and what we may.
7. I am thankful for music for the peace that it can bring when you are having a bad day it can lift your spirits, and I'm thankful for my parents and grandma for teaching me to appreciate it.
8. I'm thankful to be wife and mother, that is blessing all in itself.
9. For books, they are another world to lose yourself in as it allows you to dream of the possibilites life can offer.
10. For friends to love you even when you do goofy things.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Meesa!

Today is my sister Meesa's birthday! Today she and I will be the same age for the next 4 weeks. Yes, you heard right we will be 26 together. Meesa and I are 11 months apart so it's kinda like having a twin for about a month, b/c it confuses people. We have a very close relationship, she is practically my best friend. We have done a lot of things together over the years. When I started Junior High she was right there with me because she was way better at math than I was. I thought that it was pretty neat. She was also with me when I started my first year of High School for the same reason I just mentioned. We both got married the same year, she getting married first, which I didn't mind at all. Then being pregnant at the same time, which I think was great because we could compare how we dealt with our pregnancies. We shared a room for 17 years! Yep it's true! It was great because we could share clothes and shoes. We still share shoes, well at least when she is in town. I like to give her shoes that I buy but then don't end up wearing and she loves it! Since I work full time I have a fun shoe collection, that is why she loves it! We never fought over a boy, because we had different taste in guys. I can't recall a time when we have ever fought. We have disagreed on somethings growing up but never yelled or did anything intentionally mean to each other. I think that part of the reason why we have such a unique bond is because we've had rely on each other since our mom died. Together we pretty much raised Chris, our brother.

Meesa is a very fun, loving, free spirited person. She cares about the people she loves and admires and is an awesome mother to my cute niece Avry, and nephew Carter. I can call her anytime to just to talk and she is willing to listen, as long as she isn't busy, sometimes I call at random times of the day. She has come to rescue when I have really needed her, no questions asked. Of course I would do the same if and when she was in need of me. So with that being said I wanted to wish my fun younger sister HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hope that Trevor takes you out for a great time!!! I love you!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Temple Date

Last night was a really neat experience for us. It was our first time doing sealings, but not just any sealings, they were Sovereign Family names. My father-in-law was sealed to his parents last night and that was something special to be a part of. Matt's brother JD and his wife Alison stood in proxy for Jack's (father-in-law) parents. We did at least 5 families, I really wasn't keeping track. Matt and I stood in as the parents of a large family that had at least 8 or 9 children. Wow! But it was such a spiritual experience to be there with his parents, brothers and their wives. I hope to be able to do more family names, like what we did last night, together. Later we all went to dinner and just enjoyed each other's company. I think that we all grew closer together as a family. I also know that those family members were glad that we have done their work so that they can now be together forever.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


We had a fun Halloween this year. It started out with our Ward Halloween Party on Thursday night. It was a good turnout. A lot of people dressed up, and the kids were super cute in their costumes. I had fun dressing up and Scott loved his costume. 

Kaylani, Austin and Brock


Karen and Me


Jenn and Me

Karen, Matt and me

Rhonda and me

the girls

Then on Friday we went to my in-laws neighborhood so that Scott could go trick o treating. He was absolutely thrilled with the idea of wearing his costume again and getting candy. What kid doesn't love free candy! So my mother-in-law and I took Scott around the neighborhood, we didn't even go through the entire neighborhood and Scott's bucket was already full! So we headed back to the house to see what he got and he was willing to share with us his loot. I have posted some pictures of the ward party below. Enjoy!

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