Sunday, May 12, 2013


This week has been a busy and fun one.  It's easy to come up with seven thoughts this week.
We went to see Iron Man III for Family Home Evening.  Tony Stark, aka. Iron Man, is one of my favorite superheros.  He is charismatic, funny and witty.  The movie had some impressive action sequences, and even a few surprises.  It was entertaining and my whole family liked it!  Do I recommend it?  Of course!
This week we started our Math Marathon.  It was actually my best friend's brain child.  She did a Math Marathon with her kids last week so we decided to do one starting this week.  The idea is that since a marathon is 26 miles you have to do 26 math lessons as quickly as possible.  It's not a race against your siblings though, the object is to finish because that is the goal of most marathoners.  It's going well.  Every seven "miles" (lessons), the girls get a "water break" (soft drink or smoothie).  At the end of the marathon we'll celebrate with a family activity (probably bowling).  The girls are excited about it and usually finishing 3 to 4 lessons a day.  YEAH!
Friday night was Bunco Night.  K2, Amy and I all went to our good friend's house (Sheila) and played Bunco.  It was great fun to hang out and visit with amazing ladies!  I am blessed to have such good friends and to have my own daughters included in that group!  I think everyone needs a night out with the girls at least once a month!  :-)  Thanks, Sheila for inviting us!
The Young Women's Personal Progress program is AWESOME!  I truly love it!  This week I worked on a poster for tracking our young women's progress.  They are doing so well.  And I am doing all I can to encourage them.  If the entire world would participate in this program, the world would be an AMAZING place!
I have been thinking about exercise.  I LOVE it.  If you knew me just three years ago, that statement would never have exited my  mouth.  But I really do like it now.  I don't always like sweating, but I do like how I feel after my workout.  And I am grateful to have a best friend (Amy) who pushes me to continue.  Without her I wouldn't be working out!  :-)  I hope my own daughters grow to appreciate being healthy from our example....
Today we had a beautiful lesson in YW about prayer.  I am SOOOOOOO grateful I have a Heavenly Father whom I can pray to, and I know He listens and answers our prayers.  About five years ago I was not in a good place physically or spiritually.  I struggled with self acceptance and felt that Heavenly Father would not want to hear from me.  The only thing that got me through that rough spot was the hymn "I Need Thee Every Hour."  That was my daily prayer.  I sang it over and over and over again since I didn't have the words I needed at the time.  To this day it is still one of my favorite hymns... and I still use it as a prayer.  I LOVE prayer!
I LOVE Mother's Day!  I know some people who don't, but I am definitely NOT one of them!

I love celebrating my own, amazing mom!  She is thoughtful, giving, and one of my true heroes.  I really admire her work ethic, and her dedication to our family.  She is beautiful inside and out!

I also love the opportunity to think and remember my mother-in-law who raised a fantastic son.  She is kind, smart and loving.  I'm grateful for her influence in my husband's life, my daughters' lives and my life.

I also love being remembered by my family.  K2 bought me PJs and a pillow pet.  I LOVE pajamas!  And I love the two beautiful girls who made me a mom!  My sweet husband got me a book by Elder Bednar that I had been wanting to read for about a year now.  It's called "Increase in Learning - Spiritual Patterns for Obtaining Your Answers."  I can't wait to start it.

Happy Mother's Day to EVERYONE!


  1. My George went and saw Iron Man also. I think he really liked it as well. I love the Math Marathon idea!!! Great way to get the kids to work hard and happily! Amy is so smart :~) And finally I love the hymn "I Need Thee Every Hour" Heaven knows I do! Thanks for sharing your story about it - it makes it all the more meaningful! Love your Blogs - Thanks for taking the time to share your family with us!!! We sure miss you all!!!

  2. Glad you enjoyed Iron Man. We saw '42', and it was an excellent movie. We'd recommend it to everyone.
    Onward and upward marathon runners! Not too bad a run, is it? I've always liked math - like a puzzle...
    I played Bunco once - many moons ago. I remember thinking it was fun, but I sure don't remember how it's played. :(
    YW PP is a great program! I have four GRAND daughters who've completed the program or are within shouting distance of... I'm proud of every one of them!
    Exercise: Sundy you were probably 'made like me' in this area. I don't like to sweat or hurt, so it's medicine. I'm leaving for the pool momentarily.
    "I Need Thee Every Hour"...the very best place to go. Make me a second or third best - OKay?
    Thanks for ALL of the Mother's Day thought. I felt appreciated and loved, and hope YOU did too. :)