Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tee Ball Mania!

Monday, April 20, 2009

HELP! Have you read this?

Hey i need some serious book reviews if anyone has read anything off of this list. I have been looking for some good stuff to read and i had some different people recommend different things, i have never even heard of any of these before, so i don't know if anyone else has either. but i am pretty picky about what i read, i am mostly looking to see if the content is okay, i don't want to read things with a lot of cuss words (especially the BIG ones!!) YEah i am still five so lets keep it clean my friends! Also i don't want to read any sketchy stuff either, i can handle kissing but any further than that and i will be seriously blushing! Wow now that you all know what a loser i am, please still help me out. Let me know if anyone has read any of these. or if you would like to make a suggestion of a good clean book to read that is an awesome book (because i also don't want to read anything boring, i fall asleep easily when reading!) please feel free to leave a suggestion! told you i was picky! Anyways here is the list:

Stand alone books
the girl that could fly by victoria forester
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
The Shack by William P. Young

These two go together but are not really a series
Life as we knew it by susan beth pfeffer
The dead and the gone by susan beth pfeffer

Mark of the Lion Series by Francine Rivers:
Book 1 A Voice in the Wind
Book 2 Echo in the Darkness
Book 3 As sure as the Dawn

Chronicles of the King by Lynn AustinBook
1 Gods & KingsBook
2 Song of RedemptionBook
3 The Strength of His HandBook
4 Faith of My FathersBook
5 Among the Gods

The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
1 City of ashes
2 city of bones
3 city of glass

Saturday, April 18, 2009

for cindy

this is for cindy, what can i say cousins make the best of friends, and so do sister in laws!! (but i am not going to hold your hand, sorry cici!!)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Breaking News

Okay so this is only exciting to those of you who took my advise to read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and liked it! So after doing much research I have found this cover for the next book and that the predicted release date is September 1st! Which is a whole month earlier than I thought. Also there was a small summary of this book...
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry, and they want revenge.

I am so excited for this next book to come out!!! I don't want to give anything away, but definitely read the first one so we can chat and predict what is going to happen in book two!!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Fun!!!

Easter was a ton of fun! We usually do easter at my house and so I painted and did some serious spring cleaning this year, and then we had it at the golf course!! ha! oh well, it was still really fun! Isaac, Cindy, Noel, and Bella(the dog) came up on Friday and we just hung out and had dinner and then they went to their hotel. Saturday we played, went to the store, got lunch, went to an easter egg hunt, and made breakfast for dinner. Beth met us over at the church of narzarene for the easter egg hunt, and helped out with the kids. The easter egg hunt was crazy!!!! There were so many people there we had to stand in line to register, and then they gave the kids wrist bands to put them with their age group and did the different groups at different times. So we were trying to find the orange group for Landen and right when we found it they started so we had to push landen through the line of adults watching and he was way behind everyone else and ended up getting NO eggs!!! There were a lot of older kids in his group, and i think they grabbed everything, it was ridiculous, and of course landen started crying because he didn't get anything, so they were getting ready to start the next group which was the younger group under landen, and i was like i am just going to put landen in here. So he did that hunt and got a ton of eggs, and i thought he probably got too many so we went around and landen gave some of his eggs to kids that didn't get any or many, i was really proud of what a good job he did of sharing. Then I got yelled at for having him in there, but i didn't feel bad because i felt like i did the right thing by having him share. Then i saw my friend Jennifer and she was furious because there were people taking eggs out of her son's basket!!! i would have been upset too. So then i took carson to the baby group and he got four eggs, which was good, but i couldn't believe how many mom's were rushing to grab the eggs for the babies. It was crazy and i probably won't do it again next year, but at least i tried.
Sunday we went to church and had an interesting day, there was some debate about the service project we were doing, and then some interesting stories shared when i was teaching Relief Society!!! oh my! After church we ate a hot dog to hold us over until we ate a delicious Easter Meal at the golf course at 2. Then we had our own easter egg hunt which was a lot of fun and all the kids got plenty of eggs and candy...probably too much!!!! Then we all hung out until everyone had to leave to travel back home. I was so glad that everyone was able to come down, it made this year extra special!!! One of my Favorite things was that my niece noel was not afraid of me, as a matter of fact she was very loving and would come sit with me and give me hugs!!! I seriously wanted to cry!!! I love her so much, and i would love to have a little girl of my own! But if not I still have this sweet little girl who loves me as my niece, i only hope her little sister will love me too!! It was also fun to have them bring their dog, landen and carson love animals and they had a blast getting to play with bella, landen was so upset when she had to go he refused to say good-bye to anyone, how sad. I was glad beth came; it is always good to see her and get to know her better and she was so sweet and helpful with the kids, especially at the easter egg hunt, i probably would have lost one of my kids without her! Isaac and Cindy have always been great, if only i could talk them into moving to rocky mount!!! My family is so special to me, and it is always great when we get together.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spiritual Thought

Doctrine and Covenants 1:38:
What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same.

I love conference, I love getting to listen to the servants of the Lord. During this session of conference we sustained a new member to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. I was extremely excited to know that it was Neil L. Andersen. His last conference talk in 2008 was one of my favorites (You know enough). I really connected with that talk and would advise everyone to go back and read it.

This conference (like most) I enjoyed the talk given by Elder Dallin H. Oaks. I think I love him because he seems to pick topics that are very straight forward, and I love it. Last conference he talked about how we should behave in Sacrament Meeting, and this time spoke about being less selfish! And I loved it, all around the whole world we see exactly what he discussed. People that want to know what they are going to get out of things, and how the world owes them because they exist. I am not excluding myself, that is probably why I liked the talk so much. So for family home evening yesterday we talked about serving others and decided that our own family was a good place to start. So we each got a different person that we have to do a kind act for this week. And hopefully we will go from there and serve others everywhere. I hope that through my own actions I will be able to teach my kids service.

I am so grateful for a Heavenly Father who gives us a Prophet to lead us and guide us in these latter-days. It is so easy to get caught up in the things of the world, and conference is such a refreshing experience that inspires me to work harder. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is our Prophet today, and I am grateful for his words and all that he sacrifices for us. I am grateful for the scriptures (Bible, Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, and Doctrine and Convenants) and I know that they are truly the word of God. I am grateful that my Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers and for the Holy Ghost that I am able to know that these things are true. I hope that I will be able to keep this resolve to be a better person. If you did not get to see all of the conference talks you can find a link on I would encourage everyone to listen.

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