Thursday, August 7, 2008


Well, it's official. Matthew and I are now and forever (with a 3 generation Lifetime Warranty) the owner's of a new 316Ti Titanium Cookware set. Life is GREAT! We can now start eating healthier, cooking healthier and living healthier! We are so excited.

I picked my cookware set up today after my first training day at the Quality Health Systems headquarters. I am SO excited to be a part of this team! WE CHANGE LIVES! It's our motto and I know it to be true. I am so very thankful to have Heavenly Father in my life, shepherding me through the hard times. We were struggling there for a little while, not sure where we were going to live, how we were going to afford something right, and trying to find some supplemental income. Matthew's best friend and his wife invited us over a couple of weeks ago, and everything has just been progressively spiraling forward since then! We've found a place to live and we found a way to afford it, with my newly income-supplemental career.

We have been blessed in so many ways these last few years. First, being brought into this ward by family. What a blessing all by itself, this community family is awesome! Then came our sweet little Leslie. We can't even begin to describe the life-altering Joy that comes from having a baby! And, now, SaladMaster. It probably sounds silly to think that a cookware system can be a blessing. But, it will be in so many ways! It's such and amazing investment. Not only with our health increase tenfold, but our children will be healthier, and we are going to be able to use it to supplement our needs just by cooking dinner and sharing the benefits with friends, family, and others!

I know that Heavenly Father listens to our prayers. He loves us and wants us to be happy and healthy and to feel complete. As I strive to be a better wife, mother and woman, I know He will continue to bless me and help me grow in those areas. I am eternally indebted to Him for delivering me unto this Gospel. For showing me the truth. For bringing friends into my life that were able to help guide me to a better plan. It has been such a blessing to have a man as supportive, loving and spiritually passionate as Matthew in my life. He has helped bring me to the place that I am in today and I know that as we continue to reach for exaltation that we grow as friends, companions, parents, and people.

Monday, August 4, 2008

A New Adventure

This weekend Matthew, Leslie and I went and toured the apartments in our ward. I don't know why it's taken us so long to get over there. I think we were holding out for a house or something. But, it is official. We waited and fasted yesterday, and today, we've called and gave them the go ahead to process our info. So unless they find some random reason to not accept our application we've finally got a place to call home at the end of this month! Hooray!

The layout is pretty nice and it has all upgraded appliances including a washer and dryer! So that is great. We will still have to down-size our amount of furniture and stuff, but at least we're staying in the area we love! So far the only things we're having a really hard time figuring out what do with, are our extra fridge and our work bench for the garage. Who would want to store those for an entire year for us? That's a long time.

But on a Toddler note: Leslie is getting bigger and funnier everyday! It boggles my mind how fast she actually grows. It could just be that she has a huge belly, but I can already put her in 2T size clothes and she's not even 18 months until next Tuesday!

We are constantly trying to teach her new and funny ways to be entertaining. Right now, she can flap her arms and "bock" like a chicken, she can bark, she says "see you later" (well at least some form of those words) when someone leaves the house, and we've started teaching her to shake hands and say "nice to meet you". She also says "thank you" for everything. When you hand her something she says "thank you", as is appropriate, but she also says it when you say thank you to her, instead of saying "your welcome". She'll say it back and forth about twelve times before she's satisfied that you are welcome and she is appreciative. It's great. She's also learned "ew", "ow", and "who-ray" (that's how she says it: with a pause between the syllables). She sings along with Diego still and is always repeating what she hears! So be careful when you're around, she's a smart little cookie!

That's all for now, but I know there will be more to come! Our world and hers are constantly changing. Plus, nursery is coming in a few weeks! Woohoo!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Fast Sunday

This is an especially important Fast SUnday for us. We've found a place we love and can't wait to be 100% sure it is the "one". So today, we are fasting for that. Join us if you'd like, we could use all the help we could get! It's here in our ward so let's hope Heavenly Father agrees that it's perfect!