Sunday, August 30, 2009

For The Beauty Of The Earth

So today I woke up and had time to go out and spend a few minutes with my four horses that are here instead of up at work. While I was driving out, on Sunday's I always listen to "The Sounds Of Sunday" on one of our local radio stations and a talk came on about this lady who took a whole summer to live in the middle of nowhere, of course where it is beautiful, and enjoy the beauty of the earth. She started with first using the fresh water from rain since there was no well or running water in the house. Then she had to use propane instead for cooking and lighting since there was no electricity. Now, I know all of us can't spend a whole summer out of our busy lives to just go enjoy the earth, this beautiful, amazing earth God has created for us, but we need to each day savor just a bit of it. Today as I was driving out I watched the Blue sky with the white fluffy pillow looking clouds and it just instantly made me happy. Then I thought about the sun, and how when I got out of the car I Instantly felt warm. I looked around after I turned the horses out and was playing with the cats how beautiful it was. The fields of green, alfalfa, corn, and gardens full of flowers surround our property. The sound of the water running near our property from the river that is just right around the corner. The yellow fields freshly plowed of wheat and barley. The birds chirping and flying about. This earth is SO beautiful. God has blessed us so amazingly that I think sometimes we just take advantage of it. I know I do at times. I hope each of you can take a little time out of each day, either in the morning, or afternoon, or even gaze at the moon and starts at night, and be thankful to be blessed in such a beautiful world. I am so blessed right now to have one more week to spend up in Island Park. The wildlife is AMAZING, and the wildflowers are slowly dwindling, but I still love the smell, the pine trees, the sage brush, the birds and squirrels. It all is just so amazing and I am thankful for every minute that I have left in it! Take time to listen to the song "for the beauty of the earth" by the tabernacle choir or your favorite composer and listen to the words as you bask in this amazing world we have.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Saving's!!!!

Ok, So lets get this straight! Me + Savings....never been very good at! I'm one of those impulsive, when I have money I wanna spend it kinda people...never the penny pincher, oh this will be so good to save..no, nope, never me!!! BUT...I started thinking more seriously lately about life and money and savings and bills and all that fun stuff and thought to myself "this impulsiveness is not gonna work much longer"! So, I have three more paychecks from this summer job and I decided that I'm going to save some money from each, and then also start saving little amounts no matter where i work and how much I make either too! I need to start cracking down and getting to business! ;-) Plus, once I do eventually get married, things are just gonna pay for themselves, so I believe having a little cushion before should be a good idea right! So i'm on the quest for books, websites, blogs, advice whatever you guys got out there for saving, being frugal, not getting into and getting out of debt (which I am not in but don't want to happen obviously)! So any of you know of anything let me know!



On another note I've been doing a lot of study, scriptures, ensign, church books, sunday school and relief society manuals and all that stuff and have been really craking down and learning SO much! Every morning I wake up with Joy and Peace! I look forward to what is ahead instead of scared or worried..ect.! I just feel that I have gone through so many trials and before thought that it was SO unfair..No I look forward to trials because each one brings me SO much closer to Heavenly Father and so much more straighter on the path as well.

Other then all this great stuff, I gotta get ready for a ride for the day, then i'm off to buy some skor candy bars to make some Chocolate Chip Skor Cookies for Jordan this weekend, so be ready for a post on that! Then, dinner, laundary, shower, study and bed! Then I do it all over again! ;-0

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hello World....AGAIN!!!!


Ok, I Know...I am a procrastinator!!! Well, not really. I just have been busy! Life is really good though lately...To keep you up to date, I am living in Island Park, Idaho. I live on a ranch and take out guided horse rides 4 times a day and it pretty much like everyone says, is a vacation job, with the bonus of a REALLY good pay! ;-) But, sad story, I only have two weeks left! So....that means, I get to start blogging more agian because I will know have interenet ALL the time! ;-)! We don't get any service in our little bunk house but I do get it in the office, when i'm there! But all in all, this summer has been really awesome! I'll post a few pictures that I have and will post some more this next weekend or sooner or later when I get the time! ;-) Other then that things are way way awesome! ;-)
I have so much planned once I move home around labor day! My sister christie from "Pretty Paper Blog" moved up here to good ol' idaho with her husband, two kids, dog and cat, and I am SOOO happy about it, since I LOVE hanging out with my sister and my mom its gonna be awesome. We can scrapbook, quilt, cook, workout, hangout, watch girlie flicks and read all our books and just be close! I Love having family being so close, its my FAVORITE! But, thats some exciting news, then I have SERVERAL friends planning weddings, and hopefully soon mine! :-) (Nothing official yet, don't get to excited, but its me hoping ;-) ) So wedding bells are in the air EVERYWHERE so its going to be fun planing and being in all of this fun weddings! Also, I will be hopefully going to the temple soon, which is one of my BIGGEST goals this year, and I am so at peace and feel SO much joy in my life, and I LOVE my ward and all the girls and guys that are in it. EVERYONE is so talented and spiritual that it makes me want to be a better person as well as share all the talents and knowledge they have as well! Then all of us girls and some of us guys are on healthy workout kicks, so theres going to be much more working out, then eating out! ;-) So that will mean more pics of food and yummy meals and recipes for you all as well! But all in all, It just is a great time! I have so many goals and things that I want to do and its just going to be awesome! Oh, and I may be starting to watch the two little girls and two boys I watched this spring agian too so i'll be having some way fun crafty ideas as well..so just get set, cause we are going to be going all out this fall...nothing's going to stop me now!!!!!
ANYWAYS.......Here's some quick pictures to share!



( Mamma and Baby Moose right before turning on the road to the ranch about 7am)

(Banita! The daltons ex barrel racer now trail guide sporting the cowboy clown look)


(On my way up on night to Island Park right before hitting Ashton)


(Jordan and I on my Birthday going to Wild West & Playmill)
Like I said I do have TONS more pictures and will post em all soon, but these are some teezers for now! ;-)