Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, May 24, 2010
Paulo and I had a fun spur-of-the-moment overnight date this last weekend. Since Paulo hadn't ever been, and the flights looked good for going there and coming back, I offered to treat him to a slice of New York pizza pie- in NEW YORK! We hopped on the plane in SLC, flew through the night, and landed in JFK at 6am Saturday morning. After an adventurous ride on the subway, we had a marathon walking day of seeing all sorts of fun sites: Times Square, Rockafeller Center, Radio City Music Hall (Where the Dali Lama was speaking that morning), Manhattan Temple, Little Brazil, and then we zoomed back to JFK to catch the flight at 3:00 that afternoon back to SLC. It was a little scary at the airport- the flight was very full, but luckily (for the standby passengers!) some people missed their flight, so we got on! I was praying like crazy that we would get on, because I had to be back at work on Sunday night, and we certainly hadn't planned to pay for a hotel room in Manhattan. Heavenly Father heard our prayers, and not even 24 hours after we had left, we were back in good old Salt Lake City! I'm really grateful for this new job with JetBlue, and the opportunities it is going to give us to see different places and have some really fun memories through the years.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
My little miracle today was that I (almost) got the yard mowed before the thunderstorm came in. Here we go again . . . . it's gonna be a long summer!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Well, it turns out that Mr. Tropical Flower Maker was only mostly dead. I looked at the bush, pulled off some of the left over and now hardened remnants of the weed that I thought had taken over the plant last year. Then I kind of had a moment. I looked at that bush- it was covered in weeds last year, to the point that it probably couldn't breathe very well. If plants have thoughts, this one was definitely thinking "man, I should have taken out a life insurance policy or something!" But here it stood in front of me, 6 months later, proving that even though at one moment you may be covered and drowning in something that feels like it might even do you in for GOOD, it's possible to recover and have a rebirth.
I've been through some pretty tough moments over the last few months. Some of them felt like they were getting close to doing me in for good. But, like this plant- I've had someone come and pull off all of the schtuff that was suffocating me, and now it's time for me to start showing my pretty flowers again!
My miracle today was family. I love them all so much and am grateful for a Mother and Father who worked so hard to teach us all to love each other, and always help those in need when we can.