Sunday, June 7, 2009


I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk’s lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor’s children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden. I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ana turns 4

What a sweet little girl!
She's growing up! Ana asked me to make her a lamb. She just had to sleep with it last night and take it to preschool today. It's already been on many bike rides and in a rain storm too!
It's called a "Hair Ball." Can you guess who picked that one out?
And she wanted a church bag that would go across her shoulders---the pink flowered one behind her.
Ana asked for a purple cake...
She also wanted her own scriptures. I suppose Sunbeams is a good age to get started...

Love Story meets Cold Play

Check this out! I love it!

I was introduced to Jon Schmidt as a freshman at BYU by a friend. I even went to his concert! He's amazing and entertaining! I actually did my freshman gymnastics floor routine to his song "All of Me."