Thursday, January 31, 2008

Leaving behind his legacy

Beloved Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through 12 years of global expansion, has died at the age of 97. President Hinckley was the 15th President in the 177-year history of the Church and had served as its President since March 12, 1995. (

I grew up through my youth as President Hinckley served as the Lords Prophet. He is such a noble exquisite person. He lived such a long life to see such a broad change in each decade. I can only imagine the vast evil he saw evolving in the world. Yet he was always happy, optimistic, and had a great contagious sense of humor and appreciation for the goodness in life. He loved the gospel of Jesus Christ. He taught me to always be happy and to see the good through every trial in life. His sweet cheering smile everytime he spoke and his great wisdom always confirmed the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that he was called to be the Prophet for this time in age. I'm very grateful for his example to the world. He truly has shown the world that having integrity for what you stand for can endure all things in the malice in life. I love President Hinckley.

Love Endures All Things

On Jan. 7th we had our 2 year anniversary! My hubby sent me a gorgeous vase of flowers to my work. It smelled glorious! i know it cost a pretty penny. Silly me, i should've took a pic of it!

I look back and see how much we've already gone through together. And i'm so grateful for all he does for me and how much he loves me. i'm so lucky to be married to a kind, loving, and hard working man. It was so hard our first year of marriage. He was on call for work. He's a helicopter mechanic. Driving a fuel truck and going to various fires, to maintain and fuel the helicopters. And for the first 8 months we had a long distance marriage, i'd see him about twice a month or so. i cried A LOT of tears. He always reassured me telling me he's working hard for me and wants to take care of me. i know it wasn't easy on him either. Staying in hotels and eating wherever is around. It was not fun being glued to a phone day and night. Also the fact i was a 'newly-wed' and not having many friends around. Luckily my family is close. And Last summer he was gone almost 2 months in Montana, i wasn't able to visit him. So again, i was very sullen. You have to tough out hard times to get to the good. And this year will be much better, and he won't be the one having to be the road dog, thank heavens! He'll be here working at the Glendale airport, for his company Airwest Helicopters, to complete his mechanic license training. He's such an amazing worker. I LOVE TAYLOR! By the way, all the the women with hubby's in the military...i praise you for toughing out that situation of them being away and possibly in danger.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year 2008

Taylor and I went to the Varley's for some fun for New Year's Eve. The Jay's, the Stoddards, and the Blacks were also there. We played boys vs. girls jeopardy, the guys won, but i think their questions were a lot easier than ours. I'm not good at answering sports questions at ALL! ha ha, thank goodness Jamie and Kelly were there to know the answers, i felt pathetic. Then we had an elephant gift exchange, and we ended up with a kids spy kit and a "sexy lottery book" Ha ha. It was a lot of fun!

It's now a new year of hopes and dreams...constant changes of what you define yourself, and add to your character. An attitude of optimism and humility. At least that's what I'm aiming for. I really loved hearing last Sundays talks about reading scriptures to always find answers and direction in your life and attending the temple to strengthen your marriage and faith. Truly, those are my goals. To read scriptures, and truly feast upon them everyday. Because metaphorically speaking, i would be starving if my life was based soley on how much i read scriptures, if i was to be healthy and well. The scriptures are truly an anchor and "liahona" to our lives to find the answers to our many trials. I desire more than anything to strengthen my marriage, by being an anchor to my husband, by helping us make scriptures a daily priority, and attending the temple more often. I will never forget the peace and boundless love i felt when i received my endowments with my husband, it was indescribable. I miss the temple way too often, i miss everything about it. I know that if i pray for strength and focus on these commandments to read scriptures and do temple work, i know i will find so much more to enlighten my life and my knowledge of my Savior. How can we get to know Christ more without these practices? It's the key to everything we need, especially for supreme happiness.