Friday, February 27, 2009


ok so this is really quite an amazing clip. Now I would suggest you listen to it twice. Maybe three times. It is a gold mine of prophecy and beautiful profound statements.

Listen to what he has to say. You can check off things that are happening today that he talked about would happen- this talk was given in 1978- a year before I was even born.

You can read the entire talk HERE

As righteous Americans unite with the cause of morals, liberty and freedom; the following part of this talk gave me the most hope:

"Before the ultimate victory of the forces of righteousness, some skirmishes will be lost. Even these, however, must leave a record so that the choices before the people are clear and let others do as they will in the face of prophetic counsel. There will also be times, happily, when a minor defeat seems probable, that others will step forward, having been rallied to righteousness by what we do. We will know the joy, on occasion, of having awakened a slumbering majority of the decent people of all races and creeds--a majority which was, till then, unconscious of itself." ~Elder Neal A. Maxwell

fight for freedom friday

Monday, February 23, 2009

last post

for those of you with Reader- didn't mean to post that post with Elder Maxwell....I guess you got a little sneak preview of this week's ffff-

Sunday, February 22, 2009

oh happy day

I forgot Chay got a ride with the neighbor this morning to stake conference.

Running late, I put the girls in their car seats as fast as I could.

And I backed out of my driveway as fast as I could...

And ran into Chay's car as fast as I could.

The crunching sound was the worst sound in the world...and the sight of his car...well- let's just say I cried all the way to stake conference.

Let's just say fixing the car will probably be more than what it's worth.

So...with our savings little and precious, I fear this whole "out of car debt" thing was short lived...

oh what a crappy day.

Friday, February 20, 2009


happy ffff

The power of women.

Oh the power of women.

I think women will have a huge role to play when it comes to fighting for our freedom in these last days. There is just a power that lies within women, the unseen hero, the nurturer, the care giver, the reader, the persuader, the strong underlining voice that keeps interrupting the adversary's scheme to manipulate and suffocate man's idea of God given liberty.

Women can be nasty and blunt. We are thinkers and analyzers (just ask our husbands) and so we can penetrate into places and make a bigger difference in situations more than one might suspect. Our strength however can unfortunately also be used both ways- for the good or for the bad-

But, those of us who are on board, who are informed, rooted in morals and principles, believe in God, and love the country our founding fathers revered- then all I can say out. watch out.

Power in Women.

During the Revolutionary War, the colonists were poorly armed and suited to take on the most powerful army of the world, Great Britain. They were low on ammunition, armor, weapons- but they still believed- fighting for their rights and freedom was worth the battle, and that God was on their side. So they continued to fight the impossible fight.

The women during that time fought too. Not always with guns, but I am sure you can only imagine how the women were in those days...they fought with that 'persistent homemaker nasty in your face mean girl' kind of defense- The women in the American Revolution joined together and made promises not to buy English products like tea- they would assemble together and fire each other up about the oppressive English government, they stopped buying black material because it was imported from England. The women would sew clothes for the soldiers, bring water out to the soldiers for them to drink and to cool down the cannons, they would feed the soldiers- One time a wife came to the battle field to give her husband water and she found her husband wounded and unable to shoot the cannon he was operating. The wife took over and continued to shoot the cannon until her ammunition was gone.

This is my favorite story:

The American army was suffering from poor supply of weapons and ammunition. The day the Declaration of Independence was signed, a group of people became angry again of course, at the English government, and so they tipped over a big lead statue of King George III. The statue crumbled into pieces. Women on the sidelines decided to help clean up the the shattered statue. They put all the lead pieces into a wagon. According to history, these women hauled the broken statue a few hundred miles to a revolutionist blacksmith- who melted down the lead statue and was able to make sustainable amount of ammunition and muskets for the American soldiers.

Ok women- get involved. Even if we continue to see a socialistic regime take over and liberty seems to fall apart at the seems- don't give up. Who knows what legacy we can leave our children. Talk to each other, read good books, watch the news (just for the facts and then formulate your own opinion)- the media is biased in many ways-

And if you have no clue what I am talking about and think I am nutty- It is time. It is time to figure this all out so you don't have to figure it out when it is too late.

ok I sound nutty.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Have you heard of Mormon Messages on youtube? Don't you just love youtube?- ok it can be a little crass here and there if you're not careful. But what I really love is that the church has a youtube channel. The videos can be used as great tools for teaching children, friends, yourself, about the basic principles of the Gospel.

I am really loving the word 'principles' lately.

Here is the website

This one made me get a tear in the eye. What a powerful story. Great story to share with the young ones! If only I could raise my kids 80 years ago...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

and so it goes

Sold my car tonight.

I cried when they drove off with it.

They test drove it for 5 minutes, and knew right away they wanted it. Of course.

They gave us a wad of cash.

I no longer own my dream car.

But we no longer have car debt.

I don't know if you remember my post from July- I am too lazy to link it. But I started a paper route in July and decided it was time to do all I can to get out of debt.

Well I will honestly admit I haven't done all I can to get out of debt- you know, haven't made Kenzie dress in homeless clothes and put her out on the streets to sell Disney stickers and suckers- and I have even bought stuff I probably shouldn't have- and we have gone out too eat probably a little too often- but since July we have climbed ourselves out of $6,500 dollars worth of debt, paid off Julia's birth, and 1 credit card. Yes a credit card. The big CC. I'm a little delayed and behind when it comes to silly mistakes like credit card debt.

Dave Ramsey is coming this May. Chay and I are going to his 4 hour financial seminar. I listen to him quite frequently on talk radio so I am well aware of his snowball system and so far it is working! Slowly but surely!

I really miss my car right now. She was so nice to me in the snow.

oh and what will I drive now???


But don't worry, it was free and I married a mechanic miracle man...and one thing good about getting your car from a junk yard is: the chances are very high other junk cars will have the parts you need to fix up your junk car.

It is a perpetual place of possibilities, those wrecking yards...
So the transmission was shot- oh that is ok, there is another Jeep Cherokee over in that pile across the way- that has a perfectly fine transmission.

And so it goes. Our free Jeep.

Monday, February 16, 2009

such great heights

I'm not sure why, but I am loving these lyrics lately.

I am thinking it's a sign
that the freckles in our eyes are mirror images
and when
we kiss
they're perfectly aligned.

And I have to speculate
that God himself
Did make us into
corresponding shapes
like puzzle pieces from the clay

And true, it may seem like a stretch, but
Its thoughts like this that catch my troubled
Head when you're away
when I am missing you to death

When you are out there on the road for
Several weeks of shows
and when you scan
The radio,
I hope this song will guide you home

They will see us waving from such great
Heights, 'come down now,' they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away,
'come down now,' but we'll stay...

I tried my best to leave this all on your
answer machine but the persistent beat it sounded
Thin upon listening

And that frankly will not fly.
You will hear the shrillest highs and lowest lows with
The windows down when this song is guiding you home.

Friday, February 13, 2009

fight for freedom friday

You live in America. The United States of America. You can't help it. You just do.

Some of us like Pop Tarts, some of us like Subaru's, some of us like Math, some of us like our neighbors, some of us don't, some of us grow gardens, some of us watch sports, some of us like to read, some of us are businessmen, some of us are homemakers, some of us watch American Idol, some of us collect milk cartons (no offense Dad)...

but all us live in the United States of America. All of us enjoy our freedoms together...and all of us will lose our freedoms...together.

Politics is not a hobby. I hate the word politics by the way. I think people say, "I'm not into politics" or "politics just aint my thing" is because "politicians" have sort of lost our trust over the years as they have made things more complicated, twisted, confusing, immoral, greedy- and people sort of just zone out after awhile. They could care less.

People could care less until their doctor comes back to them and says, "The United States Health care department sees it unfit and unnecessary to give stage 4 cancer patients any more chemo treatment. It is too costly with an unsure outcome of results. I am sorry." (in case you didn't know, this is in the stimulus bill)

I bet in a moment like this people would start paying attention...

Being an American isn't a hobby. It should just be a part of who we are. Equivalent to remembering to put on our underwear every day.

If you had any idea how passionate and involved the early Americans were about this country...they just knew how vital and important the littlest and biggest of rights were- they got up every morning, put on their underwear, and fought for liberty- keeping a close eye on government at ALL times.

Two friends of mine came over the other day and neither of them knew about the stimulus package or even the bailouts...and I was starting to explain everything to them and then I got the feeling like I was boring and annoying- so then I had to switch my conversation to hair styles, being pregnant, and recipes. (which is ok and actually fun to talk about) but still...

ok so have you sent your picture in yet? My last ffff talked about a uniting of people who believe in 9 certain principles.

The Nine Principles

1. America is good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

Now to continuing the uniting- here are 12 values needed to be shared among us who believe in the 9 principles-

12 values

Hard Work
Personal Responsibility

If you believe in these 9 principles and 12 values and want to be apart of a movement- where good people like you and me are wondering what in the heck is happening to our voice?? Then email your picture to the following email the email address has changed since my last post because too many pictures were being sent in and it ate up all the server space. If you don't know how to email a picture- just write an email-

March 13th on FOX News 5pm ET which is 3pm Mountain time- there will be a special program called 'We Surround Them'- and if you don't have cable- COME TO MY HOUSE!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

above the influence

I saw this commercial on tv last night...and I think it's a "don't smoke pot" commercial, but still,...I really liked the message behind it.

and I now notice as I post this that I am wearing Chay's basketball shorts and an ugly t-shirt and my hair is out of control- which one of you influenced me to look like this????

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

real simple

it's real simple to love emily.

Thank you for the magazine it...I simply love it. I really do.

Monday, February 09, 2009

i just love life right now

It's all fun and games until the girls get RSV...

and then I experience a new kind of Hell.

ok it's not that bad...ok yes it is. It's like war trying to get Julia to do her breathing treatments, there is more crying than I want, the nights are horribly interrupted, the snow is really getting me in a bad mood- go away please!, Chay is sick also, the house is a disaster, and if I watch another Disney movie...I swear- I don't like Disney cartoons I decided. I mean seriously, Ariel was only 16, her Dad was a control freak, Prince Erick was desperate...and does Ursula really have to die by having a huge sharp piece of wood gouge her through her stomach? Although I secretly admit that I watch little mermaid only for Ursula. How can you not watch her and not laugh...

ok well anyway- I'm surviving. Isn't this about the girls and not me? Oh yeah. oh boy- I still have a lot to learn...

Friday, February 06, 2009


ok...I know some of you are not Glenn Beck fans or do you even have the time to be Glenn Beck fans if you wanted to be...and really we shouldn't have to be Glenn Beck fans because we shouldn't have to listen to someone remind us how off track the government has become since our country was founded. We should just live in a thriving republic as we pursuit our happiness...but you know and I know that isn't the case. (I hope you know)

Glenn Beck is not a republican or a democrat. Many people think he is this democrat basher who talks trash about one party. Basically he just talks trash about what is going wrong in any party and praises what is going good. But he mainly praises the individual and the power of "we the people" He is a patriot so to speak because he is literally passionate about fighting for the freedoms the founding fathers fought for. Mainstream media thinks Glenn is a wacky right winged weirdo- and yet all he stands for are the old ideas and principles the country was founded upon. He is smart and he knows his stuff and he could make any progressive look like an idiot- Not by his own ideas but by the powerful lessons learned from history. (I will admit that he tends to speak very loudly at times when trying to make a point and some don't appreciate his style and humor- but I grew up with loud talkers so it is like coming home for me)

OK OK OK OK please participate...please- this is going to be really cool.

Ok so a lot of us people out there believe we are out numbered. We watch what is going on in government and we are appalled by what decisions are being made without the voice of the people. We feel that no one cares about the constitution, morals, right and wrong- we fear socialism is near, government is gaining too much control, our children will be destitute with taxes because of the decisions of today, scientific theories are being pushed down our throats as facts, our banks are becoming nationalized, people don't believe capitalism works anymore (even though it has for the last 200+ years) and so we feel out numbered- like we are losing the fight- well Glenn Beck wants us people to feel that they are not out numbered and there are actually more of us than you think. ok so this is his plan....please read....don't get bored...please- if you aren't exactly interested- pretend you are just for a little while...

This is a transcript from Glenn's radio show- and he also said the same thing on his Fox News TV show:

GLENN: So I'm going to just ask you right now just to think of these things and just answer out loud. Just say to yourself yes or no. Yes or no. Is this who I am? Is this what I believe? Because I believe you and I agree on most of these.

1) Yes or no: Do you believe America is a good place, that we've lost our way over the years, that we have done bad things but generally speaking we tried hard. We try to make amends. We have tried to do the right thing. Just like everybody else, we fail from time to time and we have truly lost our way in the last 20 years. But gosh, if you look at America, she's good and our founders were good and our founding documents are good. We've just strayed too far away from them. Yes or no.

2) Yes or no: I believe in God. I may not go to the same church or synagogue or mosque as the majority of people in America, but I believe in God and he is the center of my life, and God does not tell people to behead others or to persecute others that see God in a different way. As long as that god is not telling them to persecute others.

3) Yes or no: It is my responsibility to try to be better and a more honest person than I was yesterday. Sometimes I fail, I'll make mistakes, but it's my main mission to be better than I was personally than I was yesterday.

4) Yes or no: The family is sacred. I and my spouse are the ultimate authority under God when it comes to my family. I raise my family, and that comes with a grave responsibility. If I fail, I answer to God.

5) Yes or no: If you break the law, you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

6) Yes or no: I have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but that is not a guarantee of equal results.

7) Yes or no: I work hard for what I have, and I will share it with others that I choose when I choose, should I choose. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

8) It is not un-American for anyone to disagree with my opinion, but my opinion or others' opinions may be anti-American. Anti-American rhetoric would be anything that is destructive to the Constitution and our country as our founders understood it.

9) And the last one is the government works for me. The government answers to me. I do not answer to the government.

If you strongly believe in at least 7 out of the 9 principles listed above, then take pictures of you and your spouse and family (individually preferred) and email them to this address:

Glenn Beck will be airing a special program on his TV show in a couple weeks- so although it would probably be only a tenth of a second- you might have your photo on TV! This is his way of helping us have a voice. Because- we don't have Hollywood, we don't have the media, we don't run the schools, we don't have Oprah- but we have each other, morals, principles, and God- and even with the odds, this is enough...this is all we need to fight and to win.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Did you know I can't say the word 'failure' very well? The l and the u don't roll together like they're supposed to for me and I sound like I have a speech impediment when I say it.

So...blogging friends, I have a question.

Why is failure a good thing?

Please answer. I look forward to your responses and insight.

Monday, February 02, 2009


Yesterday was a gift.

We fasted.

Chay spent Saturday night preparing for his Elder's quorum lesson. He was nervous and a little frustrated. When he told me that the subject of his lesson was the first vision, I told him not to worry- the Spirit will take over. It is pretty much a "feel the spirit" guarantee when you talk about the first vision- regardless of the teaching skills.

Kenzie gave her first talk in primary yesterday. She talked about families. I had to help her say the big words "salvation, progress, ordained."

After church at least 5 men in the ward approached me, including the 2nd counselor in the stake presidency, and told me how amazing of a job Chay did in his lesson. It made me so happy for Chay.

Last night we watched the church video "Truth Restored" and Kenzie was so enthralled with it- I felt like I was watching it for the first time as I watched her eyes and reaction. We then watched "The Testaments" which caused motive for a long discussion before bedtime. Kenzie kept wondering about why the people hurt Jesus- and why is Jesus dead? And oh boy- so I did some explaining that took probably 15 minutes...Kenzie thinks a lot and she takes information and processes it differently than most I think. I like her inquiring mind. She will keep me on my info toes.

so all in all yesterday was full of truth. I just kept feeling the witness of the Holy Ghost- reaffirming that my life was very blessed- and full of truth- and that everything is going to be ok.

and...I feel so very prompted to work harder on things- you know, like teaching my family more about faith, obedience, the atonement, kindness, showing my love for them more, being a better visiting teacher, find ways to make more out of my calling- ...maybe I should get off the computer then and do something more with my day??? You think? It is like I am avoiding reality when I hover over this laptop-

anyway- life is good. It really is.