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November 23, 2017

NO One understands what I am going thru

Thursday, November 23, 2017 0 Comments
How many times do we find ourselves saying those very words?
NO one understand what I am going thru.

I know I have said it a gazillion times. Probably a dozen times yesterday. But then I go to Winco and I observe a world full of people shopping for whatever it is they need. I don't know if the women with four small children is buying bread because the cupboards are bare.  I don't know if the little old man is buying a tv dinner because he lost his wife to cancer. I don't know if the teenager buying soda is being bullied at school. We all live on the same planet, we all face challenges, we all get sick, suffer pain, deal with loss, have failures, and sin. We all have the same Savior. He has felt every bit of those things. He understands what we are going thru, more than anyone else. We can turn to Him for comfort and peace. 
We can also turn to our loved ones to help us thru tough times. We all need to support and help one another. 
I am grateful for my Savior cause he has taken my sins and my pains...I just need to repay Him by being obedient.  

"There is no physical pain, no spiritual wound, no anguish of soul or heartache, no infirmity or weakness you or I ever confront in mortality that the Savior did not experience first. In a moment of weakness we may cry out, 'No one knows what it is like. No one understands.' But the Son of God perfectly knows and understands, for He has felt and borne our individual burdens. And because of His infinite and eternal sacrifice.

( Alma 34:14: And behold, this is the whole meaning of the law every whit pointing to that great and last sacrifice and that great and last sacrifice will be the Son of God, yea, infinite and eternal.)

He has perfect empathy and can extend to us His arm of mercy He can reach out, touch, succor, heal, and strengthen us."

("Bear up Their Burdens with Ease," Ensign, May 2014)

November 22, 2017

I am grateful for toilet paper...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 0 Comments

I could start every sentence with I AM GRATEFUL. I am so grateful everyday for so many things I have been blessed with. 

I could make a big long list and bore everyone. I can't even begin to chose the one thing I am most grateful for, because there are so many things. I am grateful for a loving Father in Heaven who sent his only Son to suffer and die for me. I am grateful for my parents who love me no matter what. I am grateful for siblings who are so supportive and pretty funny too. I am grateful for the man of my dreams, who stands by me in everything. I am grateful for friends who I can count on. I am grateful for my FAITH. 

As we ponder those things that we are most grateful for let us remember who gave us everything. Let us give Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ the most gratitude of all. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all my family & friends!

November 21, 2017

What to do at 3am

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 0 Comments

So it's 3am and I'm stuck in bed. If I could I'd go work on my computer. But then my poor hard working husband would get no sleep. The dogs will not settle down and go to sleep until I'm in bed. So currently I'm working on my yoga in bed. One dog between my legs one snuggled up into my neck breathing hot heavy breath into my ear. And an old Santi cat snuggled up into my arm. Hallelujah mango cat is out on the town, protecting the neighborhood.

So I lay here tossin and turnin all night long. I've had this horrible cold for over a month now, and the latest symptom is a dry throat. It feels like I've been walking thru the desert for a week with no water. I drink buckets of water and still sane result.  So I wake up choking and coughing cause I can't breathe. It's a real fun time.

But at least I can snuggle my fur babies.

November 20, 2017

Work is hard

Monday, November 20, 2017 0 Comments

Sometimes I wonder if all the hard work I do is worth it. Then I see a beautiful bride jumping with joy at seeing her pictures. Or I see success from my nieces and nephews. Or I see my young women making amazing Christ like choices. And I thank my father in heaven for giving me my talents. And allowing me to work.

He gave me this one life and told me to fill it with good things. I want each day to be filled with happiness and love.

To all my friends and family on this week of thanksgiving I want you to know how much I appreciate your examples, your encouragement and your love. I couldn't do it without all of you.

November 19, 2017


Sunday, November 19, 2017 0 Comments

I believe that we truly can enjoy each day of our lives if we live with a spirit of thanksgiving. When we recognize all that we have been given we are truly blessed. I am thankful every day for my husband who loves me and I love more than words can express. He makes me thankful for so many things. Like that he does dishes so I don't have to (cause I hate dishes). Like when he makes dinner cause I have a migraine. He goes to work every day so I can run my own business. He truly is a kind and giving person.

I am grateful my father in heaven loves me so much that he gave me Pacer.

November 18, 2017

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Saturday, November 18, 2017 0 Comments

16oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup heavy cream, cold. Higher the fat content, the better

Beat the cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream to nearly stiff peaks, then add the whipped cream into the cheese mixture and quickly and briefly beat to combine. Do not over beat.

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze

Saturday, November 18, 2017 0 Comments


8-10-pound smoked ham, 
One 16-ounce box light brown sugar
1 cup (8-ounce jar) clover honey


Adjust the oven racks to accommodate a large covered roasting pan. Fit the pan with a shallow rack. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Unwrap the ham and rinse it in cold water. Place it on the rack in the roasting pan. Cover the pan with the lid and bake for half the estimated cooking time (Total cooking time is about 20 minutes per pound.) Halfway through the estimated cooking time, add the sugar and honey to a saucepan, cooking over medium heat until smooth and sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture over the ham and continue baking the ham, basting occasionally with the drippings in the roaster.

Check for doneness at the end of the estimated cooking time by inserting a meat thermometer at a meaty point (not into fat or touching the bone). It should register 160 degrees F.

Allow the ham to stand for 15 minutes before slicing to allow the juices to set.