Monday, April 24, 2017

Over the weekend...

*I went to the temple with my teenagers to do baptisms for the dead.

*Wore Oliver's Pat Tillman Cardinal jersey all day to honor Pat's life.
I even wore the jersey to the mall to return some shoes.
And, don't you think malls and jerseys go so hand in hand?!

*Mr. Nielson and Oliver go on a Scout campout:
* And, church was beautiful, as usual.

 Welcome new week!

Friday, April 21, 2017

I love him so much.

I had lunch with my brother Topher today.  He made me laugh a lot.  
He is so funny and pleasant.
We both eat the same (holding the fork with our fists) and we use a lot of napkins.
We can relate on so many levels. 
After lunch I dropped him off at his physical therapy session.  
He buzzed off in his wheelchair, and I kinda felt like he was my child 
heading to school.  I felt protective and proud.
Topher is amazing, brave and courageous and I am in awe at his strength.
I love him so much.

Spiritual Enlightenment: Our Father's Glorious Plan

Thursday, April 20, 2017


As a little girl, I remember that one of my aunts
 used to watch "soaps" while she ironed.
Her ironing board was set up smack-dab in the middle of the room in front of the TV.
She wouldn't let us watch the steamy episodes with her, and shooed us out the door 
when we'd creep around the kitchen wall.
Today I felt like my aunt.
I had an ironing pile as tall as me, (Easter tablecloths, napkins, the boys shirts, and the girls dresses).
I decided to watch my "show".  No soaps for me, something much better than that..."The Goldbergs".
(Thanks for the tip Spencer & Lindsay).
Lottie was with her bestie Ada, which meant I had the morning to myself.
In some ways, watching the Goldbergs really reminds me of my childhood.
And also because the 80's were quite possibly the greatest time on earth.

And also also, I love to iron.