March 19, 2008

It was just another Tuesday like every other Tuesday for the past 3 years.  After work I had to rush home and change my clothes and quickly pick up something for the boys to eat before basketball practive and scouts. 

The most exciting part about it was that my friend Michelle called me.  I have not spoken to her in a while and I was getting concerned and worried about her since it is not like her not to respond.  She had gotten the Flu and being pregnant with the flu is not fun!  Plus the baby is a big one so she will be getting a test today to see how big he is and then they will decide if she needs to be induced or not.  Please keep her in your prayers!  Michelle is like my best friend and the little sister that I always wanted!  We met through a church that I used to attend and we hit it off like wild fire!  We have so much in common and like so many of the same things.  Have you ever had a friend that you have just clicked with?  Michelle is that friend.  No matter how long it has been since we talked last we always seem to be able to pick up where we left off.  I have a couple of other friends like that……Lisa (my college roommate), Joanne (a great friend who loves me just for me and I love her for herself as well), Ron (my first friend at college) and Jo-Ann (who I met through work). 

Would love to her about your friends like that.


Quality Time

March 18, 2008

I love spending quality time with my boys!  Last night it was with my oldest son Steven.  We went to Costco to get some things for the house, mind you I hate shopping in any form so I try to limit myself to shopping for groceries etc to once a month if at all possible.  When I have one on one time with either of my boys it give them the opportunity to talk to me alone and have my undivided attention.  I love the fact that even though Steven is 15 he loves me enough and trusts me enough to ask questions about life in general in regards to girls, sex and anything else that he has questions about.  I want them to always know that they can talk to me and I will give them my opinion on whatever it is they want to discuss but in the end it is up to them to make the correct judgement call.  I have been raising my boys according to the scriptures and  how Heavenly Father would want them to be raised, granted I have my faults and I by no means am perfect but with the help of Heavenly Father I can accomplish my goals to raise morally straight, righteous and worthy boys into great men and fathers.  I know that Steven has many friends that know that they can count on him to always be a friends with no pressures that many teens face these days.

 Steven is an athlete and an honor roll student as well.  I am so proud of him.  Shawn is following in his brothers footsteps and is and athlete as well as an honor roll student.  Both of my children will fight for the underdog, the disenchanted and the one who can not defend themselves against the sins of the world today and I am so proud of both of them.  I know that they both want to go to college and they both want to go on a mission for our church and that makes my heart swell with pride and confidence that I am raising them the way that Heavenly Father wants me to. 

Are you spending quality time with your children?  Would love to hear your thoughts!

Why Purple Passion?

March 17, 2008

I love the color Purple!  All shades and most styles of purple.  It is a most unusal color and not many people like it.  Purple just makes me feel free and exotic.  There are so many shades of purple light, dark, medium and everything in between.  What is your favorite color?