Friday, July 28, 2006

Well I'm entering the weekend and instead of preparing to get things done and staying organized, I realize that it's now 4 o'clock and all I've done all day, besides work stuff that is, is waste time looking on bodyforlife-tracker and blogs and myspace. What a waste of time! I'm definitely going to have to nip this in the bud now and make some limits for myself or I won't get anything productive done. But the positive that has come from my searching is that I'm now so motivated to start my BFL challenge on Monday, I don't think a 896 thousand ton train could stop me! I've got a busy weekend coming up and I think it'll be a good one. My little brother and sister are spending the night tonight and we're going to Peter Piper. I gotta get all the junk food in now because it won't be in my life come Monday. It's also my honey's birthday tomorrow. We're just going to a simple dinner and movie. He's not the outgoing type like me. Then I'll have to give him his special birthday "treat" afterwards. Well as long as my baby girl sleeps in her crib that is. ;) It's also going to be a weekend of preparation. Not only for BFl, but I've decided July 31st will be my own personal new year. I've got some specific goals, or resolutions I should say, that are really important for me to work on. The first one goes hand-in-hand with BFL and it's no soda- ever. I've quit for a year before and I felt so much better. The second one is not only to pray first thing in the morning and last thing before I go to sleep, but to kneel everytime I pray. I think it makes it so much more personal and shows more gratitude to my Heavenly Father. The third is a little too personal to mention publicly but it has everything to do with improving my self-image and confidence. The third is to not just type in my journal sporadically (sp?), but every single day. This shouldn't be too hard. Especially if I'm blogging. I know the cut and paste buttons will go a long way in helping me be successful in this resolution. Finally and perhaps most importantly, I want to have more charity. I'm dealing with a lot of bitter feelings for cerain people right now, but I know that if I just rely on Christ to fill me the kind of love He has for everyone, I'll be able to let go of these feelings and and move on. I also have some couple's resolutions with my husband which are to continue to pay a full tithing which we've been doing since the beginning of the year, to have family prayer and scripture study daily which we've only been doing about once or twice a week, to have Family Home Evening every week which we've been doing pretty well on and to have a weekly date. These are all resolutions/goals that I made at the beginning of this year, but it's definitely time to re-focus and be more diligent. I wasn't as successful as I want to be with all of them, so for this personal "New Year," the key to my success will be to more fully rely on the Atonement to help me. I know that I cannot do it alone. I know my weaknesses. So here's to a weekend of fun and relaxation because on Monday.. it's time to get super serious!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

I just have to say... I have the most adorable little girl ever! Don't we look so cute in yellow?
Ok so I'm still new to this whole blogger world and I ended up losing the "About Me" post. Urghhh... Oh well. I guess there are much worse things I could complain about. So here I go again. I'm 23, married to the love of my life and I have an 11 month old baby girl whom I absolutely adore. I could not love her more if I tried. I never really understand how much I could love someone so much until I heard her first cry when she was born. I literally felt a physical change in which I felt that I was endowed with motherhood. Although my husband can bug the crap out of me sometimes, I wouldn't trade him for anything in the world. He's my best friend. I can rely on him for anything I will ever need. And I know he loves and adores me as much as I do him. We've been through so, so much together and it's taken us a long time to get where we are today. We were married civilly on December 18, 2004 after being together since August 24, 2002. We were just recently sealed for time and all eternity in the Mesa Temple on June 3, 2006 and had our little Baily Bug sealed to us that same day. So obviously, I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The day we were sealed will forever be the best day of my life. I cannot tell you how extremely hard it was to get there or how rewarding it was to finally accomplish my life-long ambition and dream of having an eternal family. I was born into the Church but my father isn't a member and my mom was never active. I was active on and off throughout my life but I made the decision to dedicate my life to living worthy of exaltation in my Father's Kingdom so I will never be inactive in the Church again. I was most miserable when I was inactive and living of the world. My testimony in the true Gospel of Jesus Christ is steady as a rock and immovable. I will never deny the truth that I know that's been given to me through the Holy Ghost. I love to have fun. I love to read a good book. I absolutely love to read the Book of Mormon. I love to laugh. And I really love Paradise Bakery. Mmmm. I am at a very unhealthy point in my life and look forward to starting the Body-for-LIFE program on Monday the 31st. I need to get healthy and be a hot momma! I work for an automotive upholstery company as an Office Manager. It's an ok job, but definitely not where I want to be. My ultimate goal is to be a stay-at-home-mom. It's killing me to be away from my baby so much. Hopefully I'll be able to quit by her first birthday on Labor Day. I'm also endeavoring to start back at Mesa Community College this semester to pursue my Registered Nursing Degree. It's a huge decision but I get so excited about going back to school. I loooove to learn. My husband and I are also in the process of deciding where we want to move. We are renting his mom's house but it's turned into a big problem and I want out soon. My dad made a great offer to us to help us buy my grandparent's old house in Wisconsin where he lives. But I'm not sure if we're ready for that big of a change... or the cold for that matter. We're either going to do that or find a home to rent here in the city and my one of my bestest friends, my brother Beau, will move down from Show Low in December to rent a room from us. He's 21, just got home from his mission in Italy and has decided to pursue a career as a Pediatric Doctor. I love him so much. I love all of my family so much. I have definitely had a super hard life when it comes to my very blended family, but I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. I could write a book here, but I won't. I guess I'll just have to explain a little more and more as I go. I don't even know if anyone will read this but this is more for me anyway. The comments from other would be welcome though. So anyway... welcome to "The Wonderful Life that is Mine!"
My Favorite Place in the Whole World!
My Beautiful Family on Easter Morning

Thursday, July 20, 2006

I happened to come upon this website through a search on Google about maka-feke. An hour later after searching through this site I realized that I really enjoyed reading the blogs and thought that this is something I can really get into. I'm afraid this may be a big maka-feke for me to procrastinate other duties. A maka-feke is a octupus trap that Pres. Monson (LDS Church) talked about in reference to traps that make us sin. But besides the sin of procrastination, I feel this will be something very beneficial to me. I am pretty diligent about typing in my journal entries every day which helps me to express my emotions, but as I was reading some of these blogs, I realized how nice it would be to have some feedback on my thoughts and happenings in my life and to do the same for others. I have often felt, (more like all the time I feel), that I have no one to talk to about lots of aspects in my life. So maybe this will help. I'm excited about this, but hopefully it won't turn into something I have to restrain myself with. I figure this is much better than wasting so much time on myspace all day. So with that said... here I go!!!