Thursday, July 31, 2008
But IF you JUST CAN'T WAIT... an exert leaked on the Internet! Go HERE to read NOW!!! (Part of this is FUNNY! Part of it totally annoys me... )
Okay, I HAVE to ask... do YOU hope Bella turns into a vampire or not??? Why or why not??!!! (They DO have to get married, dont ya think??!!!!)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Okay, it is over. I am fine. Relax, Shaila.
Seriously, I have NEVER felt one like that before! I am still shaking! I usually enjoy a quake... it has always been like a Disneyland ride. THIS ONE was NOT. I didn't think it was going to end.
Okay, I am fine. It is over.
UPDATE: No wonder I was shaking forEVER. Check THIS out!!! A 5.8 and then THREE 3.8 after shocks!!! YIKES! You can read about it HERE.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
And to his prodigal son... (Alma 39:7) "I would not dwell upon your crimes to harrow up your soul if it were not for your good." Alma's love for this son is clear as he carefully points another way, moving him toward the light. He does not disdain this boy or call him names. He does not confine Corianton into a position of hopelessness or paint him into a corner. We cannot see Alma telling his son that he is a wretch, an embarrassment. Instead, he calmly and forcefully tells the truth. Repent and do them no more. You knew better. Turn to the Lord with all your mind, might and strength. Acknowledge your faults. And then he speaks to him about the Savior... the atonement... the ONLY way back. Our Father with his tender mercies... loves us and provided a way! Alma taught in a calm manner and with great power, and Corianton does ultimately respond and repent.
Every child of God does not walk a straight path back to the kingdom of God, and blessed is the parent who will never, never, never give up. Parents are often given eyes to see the eternal nature and possibilities for their children, when all the current evidence and behavior screams the contrary. "You cannot fool me; I see you there. I see beyond your disguises and masks, and I know who you are," says the wise parent with a stewardship over a difficult child.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
So... I better type fast!
Six words to describe her...
Supporter! If you are having a problem she is there in your corner cheering you on! She wont let you stay down for long!
Good Listener- Cant tell you how often I have counted on her for advise
EXCELLENT teacher! Did she tell you she got called to teach institute??
Gospel scholar-We have read and shared notes from all the standard works. She has great insights! I LOVE reading with her!
GREAT MOM! She had to be held back at a soccer game when her son got carded!
Decorator /Wedding planner Check out what she did for her sons weddings!
Oh and fashion coordinator. She is picking out my outfit when my son gets married, something about it REALLY is important that shoes match your outfit!
Oh and the last one... TRUSTING... I mean she did give me her blog info!!!
I really could go on and on. But I better sign off before I get caught! SO, your assignment is make a comment on what talents you see in her!
Monday, July 21, 2008
I am a mother of 5 sons! AND, now, 2 daughters!
Derek, 25, married last March to Brittany! (BYUI)
Devin, 23, married last August to Diana! (BYUI)
Blake 21 (BYUI)
Dallin 17 (Sr.)
Chad 12 (7th grade)
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
We got GREAT news today!!! Brad just got home from Vegas a bit ago, he had gone so he could be with Bryce when they extracted the bone marrow this morning. The Dr. said that the results from the Body Scans were back and there is NO other cancer in his body!!! ONLY the tumor in his colon!!! NOTHING ELSE!!! So, he said, that means that the bone marrow should be clear too! He would not tell him for sure yet, but he said it looks like it will only be stage 1!!! YEAH!!! GREAT NEWS!!! He has large B cell non Hodgkin's Lymphoma... probably only stage 1!!! WE ARE SO SO SO HAPPY! THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!!!
Tomorrow he goes in to talk to the surgeon and schedule the surgery to put the "shunt" in to administer the chemo. Then on Friday they go in for a class about chemo. Hopefully they will put the shunt in soon! The Dr. said after the shunt is in they will give him a couple of days for the swelling to go down and then they will start the chemo. He said as soon as they start the chemo the tumor will start to shrink and the pain will subside!!! So, get ready Jose, you will soon be shrunk down to NOTHING!!! GONE! You will no longer exist! ...BYE BYE!
Yeah, Bryce, we are doing the HAPPY DANCE over here!!!
And, of course, we are very grateful that our prayers were answered!!!