Sunday, November 28, 2010


Some of my  favorite things about the Christmas season:

I love the decorations and lights and the festive fell they bring.
I love spending time with family.  We are so blessed to have wonderful family's.
I love giving to others.  Being able to help others at this time of year to make there holidays better is what brings us so much joy.
I love the beauty of the snow and how pretty beautiful it is to see a blanket of snow out the window.
I love that we have so many opportunities to serve others.
I love listening and singing all the wonderful Christmas Carols.
I love going to see all the beautiful light displays at Temple Square and the Zoo.
I love all the yummy treats.
I love to go to all the many parties and spending time with all our many friends.
I love little kids and seeing their eyes light up as they talk about Christmas and the excitement of seeing Santa.
Most of all I love that we are able to remember our savior born so many years ago in a humble stable and be reminded of the great blessing it is to each one of us.  Our Savior is the greatest gift we will ever receive.  May we never forget that that is the true meaning of Christmas and the reason we celebrate this beautiful time of year.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


The Holiday Season is upon us and I felt that it was time to take a few moments and reflect on the things I am most grateful for.  This is a wonderful time of year to spend with family and friends and remind us all of how truly blessed we are.

1. I am so thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ.  He is the real reason that we celebrate at this special time of year.  I am grateful for the Atonement.  What a great sacrifice He so willing did for each one of us. 

2. I am grateful for a wonderful husband.  I was truly blessed to have met him and to be married to him for eternity.  I know that my Heavenly Father loves me to have provided me such an incredible husband and friend. 

3.  I am grateful for my wonderful family.  Even though my parents have passed from this earthly life I feel their love all around me.  I am so blessed to have such incredible sisters who are also my best friends.  It is so great to spend time with each and everyone of my family.

4.  I am grateful for my husbands family.  They have added so much to my life and I am grateful for their love and friendship.  Could not ask for anything better than to be raised in a loving family and then to marry into a loving family.

5.  I am grateful everyday for my health and all that I have been blessed with.

6.  I am so thankful for the freedoms that this great county the United States of America has provided us with.  We are truly a blessed country that was founded on God.  I am grateful to all who have sacrificed for our freedom's and those who continue to fight for our freedoms.

7.  I am grateful for good friends and their examples in my life.  They have helped me through the tough times in my life and enjoyed the good times as well.

8.  I am grateful for the restored gospel and for a living prophet to guide us, teach us and bear testimony of its truths.

I hope that each of you will take time to reflect on all that we have to be grateful for.