Friday, January 13, 2012

The Best Dinosaur Song Ever!!!

Okay, so recently, my very awesome, and very pregnant with twins friend, Kristin, posted on her facebook that she couldn't get a certain amazing song ("My Name is Stegosaurus") out of her head...

She had no idea that that is the ONLY song my crazy, and always extremely selective memory banks, can remember from elementary school.

Isn't he cute?

UNFORTUNATELY, I had forgotten the second part of this most amazing of songs, and was overjoyed to hear that, not only did she know all of the lyrics (and was willing to share!), but that many other wonderful people had enjoyed the exact same song in their elementary school days...

... probably about the time I looked like this... Yes, that is me rocking those amazing purple pants... Oh, how stylish I was...

So, without further adieu, and to save this somewhere for future posterities sake, here it is, The song you have all been waiting for: "My Name is Stegosaurus."

My name is Stegosaurus,
I'm a funny looking dinosaur,
and on my back are many boney plates,
and on my tail there's more.

Sometimes another dinosaur,
Comes up and wants to fight
I don't use fists; I use my tail,
It has four sharp, sharp spikes.

Isn't it the best?

Friday, December 30, 2011

EFY Dollar Bill Lesson

A well-known speaker started off his seminar holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, "Who still wants...... it......?" Still the hands were up in the air. Well, he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air. My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. You are special- Don't EVER forget it."

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Would it spoil some vast eternal plan, If I were a were a wealthy man?"

"Yes Tevye, it might."

"Let us give thanks for what we are and for the circumstances God has given us for our personal journey through mortality." - Dallin H. Oaks

I was sitting here just in a funky mood. I get baby hungry but then keep getting the reminder and prompting that we aren't ready and I start feeling left out.

And that simple phrase, 'Yes Tevye, it might' just hit me. We have been given what we have been given for a reason and only Heavenly Father knows why. We have to accept it and see how we can improve upon it and be a profitable servant.

"When we understand that God offers us opportunities for blessings and blesses us through our own adversities and the adversities of others we can understand why he has commanded us again and again to Thank the Lord thy God in ALL things."

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My wonderful Husband...

So... I've been having such a bad week.
I was so okay with coming back to work from Thanksgiving and then I had such a horrible week. I keep running the stupid cart into the back of my legs and people keep putting things where they don't go, and the new girl is so lazy and she hates me and is so snobby and rude I can't stand it.
So I came home today and had a complete meltdown... my poor hubby, he puts up with me and my meltdowns and does nothing but try to make me feel better.
This one was particularly bad so after all was said and done and he was getting ready to go home teaching. He pulled me over and made me put on his suit pants to show me that I wasn't fat. And it worked. He's such a great guy.... I love him so much

I am so greatful that Heavenly Father practically shoved me into his arms. It worked like clockwork because he knew it needed to. I am so blessed. He's so wonderful.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

An Inspirational Story

I don't usually watch these amazing videos that the church puts out, but this morning, while prepare (procrastinating) my young woman's lesson, I did. This is an amazing story of strength and the beauty within that any woman feeling down on herself should watch. I absolutely loved this video.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


I thought it was about time to write about whats been going on with us lately...

Monday, I start a new job! I've been kinda looking for a new job for a while. Where I've been working... the working environment just wasn't what i wanted. No one felt appreciated for all of the hard work they put in, not to mention almost everyone put in overtime to do what they needed to get done, and they were not paid. It was just a very frustrating place to work. Thursday was my last day and I cried so hard. I didn't really want to leave, the people were amazing and I loved what I was doing (when I had work that is) but there is only so long you can rearrange the deck chairs on the titanic. Another bigger, better, and safer ship pulled up and I had to hop on.

So now I'm going to be working with my friend Lexi! Her husband (Sam) was roommates with my husband (Dave) before we met/married them. We started hanging out and luckily we all get along!! Me and Sam really hit it off with our stories that no one else is excited about but us and our musicality, and Lexi and Dave like the same dumb sci-fi movies from the early 90's (Krull, The Dark Crystal, Xena.... ) so we get along great!

And of course I couldn't be more happy that she got me a job!! At my (now) old office, there were (at max) 120 people working there, and Not ONE of them were LDS... I'm sorta used to it, I mean my high school was like 3000 kids and there were 15 of us... total. But having someone else there would've been nice. Now I have Lexi!

In my new job I'm going to be scanning documents into their computer system, just making sure everything is signed in the right places and stuff like that. The pay is less than my previous job, but they have FREE (yep you read that right) benefits for BOTH of us!!

Now if you're crazy and you don't think that is amazing, let me explain. My husband is like the injury magnet. He has been amazing and been practically wrapping himself in bubble wrap since he hasn't had health insurance but he has some injuries that need to be taken care of, plus an itchy back that kinda keeps him from doing much. So we are beyond thrilled!

Dave is about to start summer semester which I'm excited about. Just brings us closer and closer to him having a degree! He's still leaning towards using the Air Force to go into the medical field and his brother has also gotten him interested in after 10 years going into the Foreign Service... I don't really care, I'll go anywhere as long as he has a stable job. :)

Oh! I recently got my hair cut! Dave has kinda been asking me for a while to get it cut short, and Lexi had this great guy she knew that came with rave reviews (really knew what he was doing). And before, I've always just gone with something cheap, but recently, the lesson of "You Get What You Pay For" has really sunk in. So I went for it. And the cut wasn't nearly as expensive as I expected it to be. $35 (and that was WITH a $10 tip - she spent an hour and a half on my hair, and it came out amazing, she deserved it). Ok okay I'll stop talking here are pictures:

Dave also wanted me to include what happens when we fall asleep on the couch... I do tend to drool I guess....
Yesterday, we tried to go to the Thatcher Tempe Open House, but because of a very large accident with fatalities on the 60 just west of Superior AZ, the freeway was closed down and there was no other way to get there on time. We might try to go again this weekend, but we'll see...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Taking Chance

This morning Dave and I watched a breathtaking movie. It was Sunday appropriate, but that's besides the fact. It was, "Taking Chance".

It was a story of a Lt. Col., a volunteer military escort officer, accompanying the body of a 19-year-old Marine back to his hometown to be laid to rest.

This movie, was so touching, I don't think I've ever cried this much because of a movie. I still tear up, just thinking about it. The utter respect and honor that is shown towards our fallen service members, by not only their fellow military men, but general civilians, is amazing. This movie did take place in 2004, but I hope and pray that same respect I saw depicted in this movie, is still shown today.

One of my favorite scenes is when the casket is being loaded onto the very first plane, there are two little kids up in the airport watching what is happening below, as the Lt. Col. salutes as the casket travels up into the plane... it was just so... there are no words.

All I can say is that I hope you go and see this movie and show it to your children. So many of America's problems these days lie in the forgotten virtue of respect. Respect for the service others give so that we might live free. Respect for what great freedom we have. Respect for the hard work that is done all around us so that we may have a better life than the ones who came before.

I've always considered myself patriotic, but this movie.... it further hardened my resolve to at least bring up my children so that they might realize what great blessings we, as Americans, are blessed with.