Monday, February 16, 2009

cystic fibrosis lung transplant- Jamiebug

Just in case some of you never saw the story of my sisters fight to live that we all went through in the past year or two. Here is a cute video recapping her battle to breath. Thank you for anyone and everyone that supports our family and Jamie during this time and in the past year! We now our community cares~

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Don't rain on my parade!

This is one of the only posts I have done without pictures. I just have to vent about having a great day and then having it rain on my head yesterday.! Darren and I got a great tax return due to my Performing School. This was great news to me not only because it would be great news to anyone but that my school has not made us any money for the three years I have ran it. Yes, sadly it only pays for itself which I can not complain at least it does! I enjoy teaching, love the arts and the children so I don't really mind that it doesn't. I guess I was just really excited that finally I was going to get paid back for some of the hard work that has went into constructing the school from nothing and for nothing. Then comes the rain....I got some devastating phone calls yesterday one that will make me have to face the very difficult task of trying to stay a float after the Spring Show this year with the school, not soon after that one I got one were I found out my stable babysitter that takes Mj when I teach can no longer take her as of Yesterday and then the last but not least was the biggest blow, the investment property that Darren got into with my brother fell through. I almost stopped answering the phone yesterday!! I know the lord will take care of us he always has. He has always helped me with the school and I did get a new babysitter easier then I thought it would be but I am really scared about the money it might take to keep this house from enveloping everything we own! This is a big trial for me ....I am not sure why. I have went through harder things it seems but I really am struggling to stay positive. I am praying for the strength to endure through this if it gets ugly! I know the lords way is not always my way .......dang it! 'If' is good hope I!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

We are cleaning it up!

After 7 years of marriage and purchasing two homes we are sick of the junk we have collected and keep hidden away in the depths of the garage. So, I we are simplifying life. My mother and I were talking and she said something very profound. During the depression they saved everything right down to the glass bottles because the cost on everything to make was so much. We have come from the that everything. Funny thing is we are asked by the General Authorities to save money and buy less things. I want to try to get rid of the junk, the "items" in my life that I have carried around for WAY too long. So that I can save the "Food" I need to be saving not the junk!

Here we are cleaning the garage, being silly, while we work in the snow! It was pretty cold that day but it was fun!

Below is the end result. See the cool storage shelves from Home Depot!

Plus my super cool dance!