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35 They were desirous to be baptized as a witness and a testimony that they were willing to serve God with all their hearts; Mosiah 21:35

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To provide a loving environment that is centered around God and His commandments while effectively teaching my children to love, honor, and respect all Men no matter the race, creed, or background.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

my friend Stephanie

Car accidents are traumatic no matter the size. I backed into a car almost two months ago to find out it was going to cost my insurance more than $1500 dollars. I thought about how unfair it was that he used the system for a rental car and to fix his 1984 Chevy car. Today I found out how lucky I was. My accident could have been much worse. I count my blessings every day I make it home from my 26 mile drive to down town Phoenix safely.
I have known Stephanie Isaacson since my junior year in college. She moved down to Gilbert with me and we shared a dramatic summer together. Stephanie and I met our husbands together and have shared many great memories. She called me this morning at 5 am to let me know she just got out of emergency surgery. She was hit after a guy ran a red light yesterday. Luckily she made it through a broken femur (right thigh), three broken ribs, and a badly scrapped up knee. She has stitches all over her body. She is lucky to be alive. I am so grateful she is OK. She will be in the hospital trying to learn to walk again for the next few weeks. I can't believe I ever complained about my uncomplicated life. I can go running right now with out any help. I can still breathe. It is amazing how much we take for granted. I love you Stephanie and will pray that you will have a speedy recovery.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

This is good-bye

Well I knew this day was coming... I have, hopefully, been counting down the days. Stephen and I are about to go through a major change and I am not sure I am completely ready. I have five days left of my Arizona life, then off to a foreign land, New Mexico! My friends threw me an awesome going away party yesterday and I was able to see people I have not seen for a while. I really feel like I am leaving behind a lot of great friends here. I had no idea so many people actually cared about me. I am very lucky to have met a great group of people and to share the last three years with them at the University of Phoenix.

Now I am on to an even bigger adventure that I am positive I am not ready for at all. I am not sure there is any way a person can prepare for change. I believe you just have to accept that things are not ever going to stay the same then move forward from there. I have had a few sleepless nights and it is only 6:14 AM this beautiful Sunday morning because of some anxiety. Will things work out? I have faith.

Here are a few shots from the going away party... I tried to get everyone in a picture so that I could remember.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Give it up

I gave my two week notice today... Many would celebrate, I cried. I will be unemployed. I was blessed to spend the weekend in Albuquerque with Stephen. I took the day off work on Monday only to realize how bored I may become while unemployed. I woke up at 7:30 AM and cleaned the apartment. It took me an hour. Then I worked out, ran, and ate breakfast. It was 10:00 AM.
I applaud all stay at home mothers and wives. It is difficult to come up with ideas to occupy time. I am sure if I had children I would be a bit more busy, but I don't. I congratulate all stay at home moms and wives for staying busy while entertaining themselves and their children. The job is a lot harder than it looks. I can only hope my stay at home will be short because I am not that inventive, yet.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sign of the times

Obama seals nomination; McCain eager for battle

Just saw this on Yahoo.com and was completely shocked to see that the United States was ready for a man with the last name "Obama" who was raised in the muslim religion to win the democratic nomination!

I can't say that I am not some how surpised by todays events, but I am; however, now ready to open my eyes to the last days. There have been many wars and rumors of wars, tornados, major storms, destruction all over the world, and the economy is in turmoil. You decide...

On a much lighter note I had the opportunity to fly to Salt Lake City and go through the Temple with my sister. She was sealed to her fiancee, Mike, on Saturday morning. She looked beautiful and happy. I will share a few pictures from her wedding and the beautiful Salt Lake City Temple grounds.

Salt Lake Temple

Mom, Dad, and Julie

Me and Stephen

Kendra and Mike