Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My latest LO!

I've scheduled in doing a page a day now that school's in session - simply because it brings it me joy. I love this LO, it's simple and doesn't need a whole lot - which saved me a lot of time. She's just so darn gorgeous!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Found a great quote about joy...

"Joy comes from embracing the circumstances and season of life where God has put you and accepting the responsibilities that go with that season." -unknown

This is going in my talk tomorrow for church.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Beautiful Alexa!

This is Lexa's latest picture as of 8/21/08. Ain't she purdy??

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My Best Friend!!!

Jacqueline and her husband Eddie in Italy...I travel spontaneously through her, my bestest and dearest, oldest friend in the world!!! She has brought me so much joy since I met her when we were 8. She is my sister from another mother. We come from the same mold. From riding me on her handlebars when we were kids, sharing her mom with me and being the most loyal and generous woman as we've grown, I love Jackie. Joy is having a best friend who knows you better than you know yourself.

My Eternal Companion

This was definitely a day of full of joy. My good friend Wendy was married in the Columbus temple to the man she's been waiting for all her life. As her escort, I was able to re-live the day I received my own intiatory blessing and endowment. We were in the temple from 9am to 3 pm. We even took a little nap in the Celestial Room! Anyhow...lots of joy here. I love my husband!


This is THE most adorable pic of Lex - it brings me happiness and joy to watch her smile as if nothing in the world mattered!

Papa Tony and Grandma Diann

Here are our beloved Papa and Grandma in Carson City. We miss them very much and wish we could be closer while the girls are young. At least Anthony and Alexa were able to grow up with them close by. We continue to pray for their health and strength.

Mila, Lexa and Jonathan

This is a picture of Lexa, Mila and Jonathan at Mila's baptism in 2005 - I miss them terribly...words cannot express how hard it is to live far away from loved ones...but we will reunite again soon!

A Garden that doesn't need water!

Here is my Prima started in 2006 after I threw away all of my cow collection. My living room is overrun by them but luckily Greg and the kids don't mind because it makes me happy! I have flowers that have come from all over the US - from CA to FL. Being surrounded by all the colors bring me joy - which is my current focus in life.

Anthony's little fluttery friend was called a "Scarlet Mormon" and stayed with him for like 10 minutes! It was Anth's highlight of the visit.

Spread your wings!

I've been playing with my camera's macro mode and am feeling like a pro...not! While at the Conservatory in Columbus, everything was a photo opp.


It's funny what you find in life that brings you joy. The smallest things and usually the things right in front of you.