Thursday, August 18, 2011

20 Minutes

What can you accomplish in 20 minutes?

Quite a bit in my case!

Recently I've been trying to figure out better ways to manage my time. I've been trying to figure out ways to get everything accomplished without feeling like I have to spend a lot of time on it. So one day I was browsing online trying to find tips and ideas on time management when I came across a post from someone. {I'm sorry I can't link the post to what she actually said, but just bear with me}

This person stated {I'm paraphrasing now}

"I dislike cleaning, but it needs to get done. So what I do is throughout the day I tell myself for the next 20 minutes I'm going to clean and see what I can get done!"

Seriously this person is a genius. I don't know why I've been having a hard time focusing recently, but this 20 minute cleaning time throughout the day has been working for our family!

So what do you think you can accomplish in 20 minutes?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


“And if there were miracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable Being? And behold, I say unto you he changeth not; if so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles.” (Morm. 9:11, 18-19)

I've been blessed to witness a few miracles recently.

Whoever says that miracles have stopped, aren't paying attention.

I don't think I can thank my Heavenly Father enough...But I'll sure try. ^_^

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Here are the Keele's. { (left to right) Eric, Anthony, Laura, Jenn and her husband Lance Peterson}

{Missing from this image is Jared, Elise, Emilee & Jessica}

About a week ago I found out that Anthony, Laura, Elise, Emilee and Jessica (maybe Jared), will be moving to North Carolina...I've been quite torn about my feelings.

On one hand, it's a huge opportunity for Anthony and his family. He'll be making quite a bit more and from what I read on Jenn's blog it's cheaper to live in the NC...

On the other hand... I'm really sad to see them go.

I lived with the Keele's for a good chunk of my teenage life. I've considered them a foster family of such even though there was never quite that 'title'. Anthony was the witness at my wedding {my Father not being able to attend the temple}, and Laura was the one to be my escort through the temple {my Mom also not able to attend the temple}. The Keele's took me in where I felt like I had no place to go. I can never thank them enough for the kindness and love they offered to me.

I know that they will have wonderful adventures on their way out to North Carolina, and I hope one day Brandon, Connor and I can make our way out there to visit them. But it will not be the same without them here.

I feel horrible Brandon and I did not visit them near enough. I hope they can forgive that.

I'm glad Jenn and Eric, {maybe Jared} will stay in Utah. They are some of the best friends I've had. I'm grateful they shared their family with me. I don't know if I ever thanked them for that...But thank you.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Remember when...

I used to update this?'s been awhile. I guess that's what happens when you're working two jobs, and attempting to be a good Mom and House wife.

I miss friends...and family. Since Brandon has been full time work AND school we don't really get out much.

Life is changing and I'm still not quite used to all the changes. I know change is good, it helps to make you stronger and more faithful, as well as chances for new blessings.

Brandon's schooling is going great. He has his last two finals this week (one tonight, one tomorrow morning). I know he'll do amazing. He is one of the smartest men I know and he is one great example to our boy!