I am home from church. My girls are with their dad this year. So it's a little quieter here at the house today. So the boys and are are having a special barbeque dinner to celebrate. I am thinking so much today about how blessed I am as a person. I just want to focus on the good things. The things that make me happy. I am a firm believer that positive thoughts make a happier and healthier person.
So I thought I would share some of the little things today that make my heart happy. I love that Gentry has started a blog.
I am so happy for them. I keep buying house stuff for them. They are both going to be in college after the May wedding. Devan will graduate next month from BYU but is going on to get his Masters Degree in Accounting. I feel completely different this time with Gentry getting married. I have felt so much peace in knowing that they both are ready and are perfect for one another. So our family is so happy they found each other. I am also VERY happy that my sister Shelley is flying from NC to be here. My best friend is coming too. I am so fortunate and blessed with a great family and friends that I love.
I am so greatful today to be able to celebrate and worship as I wish. So thankful to live in the United States and the blessings of living in the land of the free. This world is so scary with war, rumors or war and I have to focus on living in PEACE. Trying to make my home and surrounding peaceful. It's hard not to live in fear, but I have faith that no matter what things are going to be alright. I am so thankful for my testimony and belief in God. It is what makes me who I am. I have had experiences- truly personal that have given me this knowledge.
I love that McKay was on the TV news this past week. Channel 2 News at her BYU apartment complex. They interviewed her on going on a mission and how her apartment complex will be turned over next month as new missionary housing due to how many sister missionaries are going on a mission. I admit, I cried when they mentioned that she was serving a mission to Seattle, WA Spanish speaking. I was so proud of her and her decision.
This is the first photo that we have from Seth from the MTC. He loves it. He expressed how he is learning the Spanish language so well and that he knows God has helped him with this. He is eager to get to go to Mexico to serve his mission. Seth (far right)...
Maxson and Azelea are in CA, but I am so thankful for online communication- instagram and facebook make keeping close so much easier. I think Maxson looks so cute in his Easter suit.
I love seeing Azalea and Kayla doing the Easter egg hunt. I wish we could be there with them. However, how grateful I was to see these adorable photos of my family today. I love them so much!!!!
I spent yesterday at Taylors house. I love that she is super organized and does all my kitting for my events. There are thousands of kits each year and she wants (she tells me she loves her job!) to help me be successful. It is not a small task. I am so thankful that we work as a team as a family.
It's time for dinner with my boys. I can hear my boys wrestling in the background. I want to cherish this sound. I am beyond fortunate to have the noise, the large family, the non-stop carpooling. I remind myself of this everyday.
Hope you have had a wonderful Easter day!