Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Never Leave Him

I love this talk that Elder Andersen gave in the last General Conference. I just re-read it and am grateful for the peace it brought to my soul. I am grateful for the gospel in my life. I am grateful for my Savior who has felt my pains, and afflictions, and has taken them upon Him. I love Him. I will never leave Him. I hope you take the time to read this talk, it will benefit you too!

Monday, December 27, 2010


It's true, Shane and I are expecting baby Gallup on or around August 2, 2011. We are beyond thrilled, and feel very grateful for this experience. Those of you who have found out prior to this have probably heard the not so exciting part to being pregnant. I had a gentle reminder today of what a blessing it is that we are expecting, that we can actually have children, and not to take it for grantid. To those of you who I have complained to, I am sorry. It is the greatest blessing for the Lord to choose me to be a mom. I look forward to this experience and appreciate all of the love and support that you have shown!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Finals Complete!

This morning around 9AM I walked out of my last final for the semester. It was cruel and unusual punishment for the University of Calgary to have finals that go until TOMORROW! Rude, thankfully I am done.
Last night we went on a date with Michael, Tasha, Travis, and Breanne. We headed to Moxie's for dinner, and then went to watch the Nativity Pageant that the church is putting on at Heritage Park. Moxie's was a bad idea apparently.... I have barfed 8 times since (4 last night, 4 walking across the parking lot after my exam this morning). I think my stomach is recovering... I hope! Note to all, don't eat Moxie's hamburger and fries... blech!
I hope no one else is dealing with the pukes this holiday season! Here's to getting better :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I Always Want To Be With My Own Family

I love my family!  We had a wonderful visit over American Thanksgiving.  I made sure to arrange family photos since it is the last time we will all be together in... 3 years due to missions.  I called my good friend Jamie up and she did a marvelous job! (seriously, you will want her number!)  Here are the results:



Mindy & Shane







Which one is your favourite?  Isn't Jamie amazing??!!!!!  Those living in the Ogden area I HIGHLY suggest contacting her to capture your family images.  Message me for contact info.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wrapping Up

Tis the season for wrapping gifts, and wrapping up school for the semester.

Last night Shane helped me write my final paper for the semester.  I finally fell that I have a handle on things and now it is almost over.  I have a meltdown yesterday and thought I couldn't do it, until I realized I have 7 (now 6) days of class left.  

This weekend we are rolling out Christmas in high form, We are going and cutting down our tree, decorating, and mailing our Christmas cards.  This Saturday I will also be shopping for all of the food for the ward Christmas party, and we will be attending our first Christmas party of the season.

Next week I study like mad, and throw our ward Christmas party.  It is going to be beautiful, but I have a long row to hoe prior to next Friday.

It'll be so nice when the 21st is over :)

Fun posts to be coming... tree cutting, home decor, and Christmas photos!