Sunday, March 29, 2009

"I Looked out the wndow and what did I see?"

It definately wasn't popcorn, but LOTS of snow!. Yes, this is what you could see from our window this morning before church!! May I remind you that today is MARCH 29TH?!! IT IS SPRING, NOT THE MIDDLE OF WINTER!! Look at all the snow that fell within a few hours of it starting. I don't think I will EVER get use to the weather up here in Utah. Yesterday, I was driving around town with my sunroof open. Today I had to clean of several inches of snow on my car before I could leave the parking lot. I complain, but it really is pretty!!
You can see my car all covered in snow.
I like how you can see the snow falling in these pictures. It is days like this, that make me want to stay curled up in bed and drink hot chocolate.....generally these days happen in the middle of Winter, not the beginning of Spring!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thankfulness...Is What I am Lacking

So, yesterday as I came into the office, my boss was sitting with a client who wanted to rent one of our houses. She has had a hard year to say the least. She lost a daughter and then was dumped into a homeless shelter by her wonderful husband along with her six other children. She obviously has no car, so she had to take a taxi to our office and I drove her around to look at the houses we have available. At the end of the errands I made with her I had to take her back to the shelter. She is going to be living in one of our houses because of the housing program here in UT. I usually gripe about these people because most of them, unlike her don't deserve the help. She is originally from the South and is actually from a city that was in my mission boundaries. She made me feel ashamed for all of the things I whine about. She has less than I do and has a lot to complain about, but she doesn't. She is very thankful for all that she does have. She reminded me that I need to be more thankful in my own life. As I dropped her off at the shelter, a school bus pulled up and dropped off a girl who looked like she was probably a sophmore in highschool. It made my heart hurt to see this young girl walk into the shelter. This experience made me think that I need to be less selfish and find ways to be of service to more people I come in contact with. So, not only do I need to find ways to be of servie to people, I also need to be more thankful for what I have.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


So, This bracelet was given to me by the boyfriend before his move to Las Vegas. Now, I know this isn't some fancy bracelet, but it's something of his that means something to me. I lost it about a month ago and was sad. Last Wednesday, the boyfriend and I were in my kitchen making mashed potatoes to go with our dinner. I pulled open the drawer and got out the beaters for the mixer for the potatoes and found my bracelet!! It was hooked around one of the beaters! Weird! I am not sure how it came off of my wrist or why I hadn't found it up until now. I have been in that drawer several times before now and this was the first time I saw my bracelet. So, now it is safely back on my wrist and whenever I look at it, it puts a smile on my face cause it makes me think of the boyfriend. :)