Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Loneliest Walk

This song touched me so much this week. Helped to remind me how to get through the rough patches. It is called the Loneliest Walk by David Osmond.

The Lyrics So You can Sing along!

She pushes 'L' on that old elevator door
Her heart is broken, arms are bare
The doors are closing and she's staring at the floor
There's still a piece of her up there

It seems like yesterday she saw him on the screen
Painted a room and picked out names
But now she has to leave him under big machines
To keep alive his tiny frame
She's on the way to her car but it's never felt this far

With each step she takes there's another to follow
And one more ache, one more tear to swallow
She's gotta keep moving,
Forget about the bruising inside
Through the loneliest walk of her life

He pushes up his glasses, staring at her name
One last time before he leaves
He saw this coming but to see it now, engraved
It's still so hard to believe

It seems like yesterday they kissed and made their vows
Her favorite flowers in her hair
He's staying later than they normally allow
Clutching those flowers in a prayer
And on the way to their front door, no hand to hold there anymore

With each step he takes there's another to follow
And one more ache, one more tear to swallow
He's gotta keep moving,
Forget about the bruising inside
Through the loneliest walk of his life
He pushes up the board they've tied onto his shoulders
He bears, with dignity, disgrace
He hears the jeering and the wind is getting colder
Tastes the blood upon his face

His body bruised an back still open from the scourges
The consequence of wicked men
He knows no man on earth has ever deserved this
But still He bears it all for them
And He keeps moving up the hill to do His Father's will

With each step He takes there's another to follow
And one more ache, one more tear to swallow
We all stand by and watch as the price is paid
Through the loneliest walk of His life
So we don't feel alone in the night
We can have His hand holding the light
Through the loneliest walk of our lives.
Keep pushing through this lonely walk you're going through
'Cause someone's walked this way before


Friday, November 25, 2011

Light on a Lake

Have you ever walked next to a lake on a moon lit night and noticed that one path of light that shines across the water directly to you? When you walk along the bank it follows you, a bright spot in the dork just for you. Wonder why? the Sun's light reflects off the moon spreading light across the whole lake. Our human eyes can only see the path that leads directly to us. It is like everywhere is God's love shining a cross the lake but we can only see part of it. At times I focus on the greater part of the lake (or life) that is dark, and for get that no matter how bleak it is there is that beam just for me that will light the way. if I remember to look in the right direction.
Just a thought I thought I would share. I know It is late and maybe that is why I am thinking weird stuff but it is true.

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Book of Mormon Story

Pretty sure no one comes here anymore but I just want to share this with the whole world. A great animation of the Book of Mormon and this guys story and testimony are just so impressive. Enjoy

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blogging for books

My Nieces introduced me to Blogging for Books. Through the publisher WaterBrook Multnomah how it works is you sign up for a free account and look at a list of books to request and they send it to you to read and blog about to help Spread the word about the book. You can sign up and check out the program here
The book I requested/reviewed is called Bad Girls of the Bible and What We can Learn from Them by Liz Curtis Higgs. This book was very informative. Usually when I think of Bad Girls in the Bible I don't automatically think of what Lesson I can learn from them. This Book combined the lessons for us to learn and personal stories to illustrate the examples making it a likable read and personal. I would recommend others to read read this book.
                                             Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

No Pictures Yet But I will add them soon...

In July we went to Atlanta GA, had some very good times. I don't think we had any bad times, unless you count the never ending humidity. And the 12 hours we were stuck in the Denver airport but I figured a way to feed all 3 of us for 7 bucks, yup at the airport!

We went to the Etowah Indian Mounds. Very cool. We liked learning about the culture of the people that lived there long ago. I think the girls' favorite thing was the grave pyramid. The Indians would bury their dead and add another layer of earth over top to build up the pyramid. Archaeologists have dug some of it out.

We also went to Kennesaw Mountain We learned about the Civil War Battle that took place there. Saw many hikers, the girls decided it isn't a mountain but a hill; your ears don't pop on the way to the summit. They also did the Jr. Ranger program. You do a work book about the National Monument and earn prizes. the got ranger hats, badges and a buffalo toy, not bad for answering questions.

We went to the Atlanta Zoo, our zoo pass got us in for half price, YAY! It was hot but we were leaving just as the crowds were coming. We liked feeding the parakeets and seeing the pandas the most.
After the zoo we went to the place on top of my must see Atlanta List. The Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum.I have wanted to go there since some friends visited there a few years back. The Cyclorama is a very impressive piece of art. Its story is quite unique. Elise got to touch it I am still jealous.  Also at this Museum is the Texan locomotive it was one of the trains involved in the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862.

We went to Southern Museum of Civil war and Locomotive History. It was a cool museum, Sasha liked all the guns. Both girls were upset when some teenagers were putting on dress-up clothes that had signs that asked people over the age of 12 not to try them on. My kids like to follow rules. We were wondering if they could read! The Museum is home to the General locomotive, made famous during the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862, an impressive Civil War collection, and the Glover Machine Works, a restored early 20th century belt-driven locomotive assembly line. The assembly line was great all they did without electricity is amazing.

Yeah, we went to World of Coke, isn't it one on those things that you must do. Coke there tastes so good crispy fresh, correctly per-portioned. I know We were only there 45 minutes, I don't care what Bill says!. You get to start the tour by watching a cheezy movie. Then you get to meet the coke bear, see how coke is bottled on a slowed down bottler. See tons of coke memorabilia. See a movie in 4-d, what is that? Where your seats move water sprays at you and you get to wear 3-D glasses it was pretty cool. I liked all the commercials from around the world. The best part was the tasing room------where if you are like Sasha you can taste 63 different flavors that Coke makes around the world. I like the berry cola flavors from South America. The least favorite one is from Italy it is called Beverly. I have never heard I was gross so many times in such a short period. OK so maybe they were talking about the soda!

We ate lunch on the Atlanta temple grounds. Where I learned in such humidity shade doesn't work!

Went to IKEA, for what cinnamon rolls, so good mmm mmm. Blue tote bags, that some punk stole out of my van. A bag of bags I hope they felt sucessful in their looting skills. I also got some pretty cool can openers for Carrie and I, she has a can opener curse, so it was a joke.

We went to the AirForce museum @ Robins Air Force Base. Scott and Amanda had driven down and Deward was also there :) We were on the way to Linda's It was great to see everyone never see them well not never but close enough to it That I can say never.

Kudzu Is everywhere. It is a vine that was planted to prevent erosion, but had turned into a weed. It takes everything over and makes creepy shapes that look like monsters. I researched it and discovered it has many uses. you can even eat it. But Kaleena wasn't interested in any kudzu recipes!

Besides these adventures We hung out @ Kaleena's. Swam in her complex's pool. Fed the ducks and geese by her pond. Did I mention we went swimming.

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Grandma

I have never been a believer in Friday the 13th. But this May It’s bad reputation showed me it’s self!

My beautiful Grandma Talbot returned to heaven that day. The Earth lost an angel and Heaven gained one.

Here is a poem I wrote for her a few years back.

My Grandma

My Grandma was born in 19194

Buts She’s still quite keen, better than the queen.

Across the blue skies like a dove her love flies

In the kitchen always a treat

even when I am bad she thinks I’m neat.

On my birthday in the mail I find a card

At her place there’s always fun in the yard.

Whether on the top or bottom of the game,

she smiles and tells me she loves me the same.

If someone asks me, “Your grandma can I borrow?”

My reply would be , “Maybe tomorrow”

for that lie I just told

I don’t think she’d scold.

When I’m filled with discouragement

in her I always find encouragement.

My expectations of her never fall below

To me she’s better than a super hero.

Even though gray is her hair,

I know your love will always be there.

No one will ever replace my Grandma in my heart. i hope my memories of all the good she was never fade. I am so grateful to know that someday I will get to see her again and feel her love, until then I will try to live to her example.


Saturday, December 25, 2010


I have been sick and grumpy all week!

Someone stole all the girls Santa gifts, socks and under wear out of the van on Christmas Eve. In the middle of the day the jerks I hope their feet are warm!

Christmas eve we went to the temple Nativity like always and read the Christmas story!



It wasn’t cold and we only saw two peeps this year!

After that we came home wrapped presents what was left of them and went to bed.

The Girls woke This morning with usual excitement!!

Elise pointed out last year we got a lot this year we didn’t that means more family time!  Here’s the picts we took.


Yes I stay behind the camera. Sasha got a whit board Elise got a WII game they were happy.

I am kinda glad someone was a jerk and stole our gifts it helped me remember that Christmas isn’t about stuff but family and Christ. And there is no better gift than Christ and all he did for us our Savior and Heavenly mediator, friend…

Merry Christmas!!