27 May 2013

Memorial Day.

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."-George S. Patton


"I'm proud to be an American 
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died
who gave that right to me."-Lee Greenwood


I am extremely grateful for those who are serving today, those who served yesterday and for those who will serve tomorrow. Today I am especially grateful to those who gave their all and were never able to return home to their families. Thank you for giving me the gift of freedom.


Thank you.

23 May 2013

Human Condition.

All the positive and negative experiences of being human.

Last week Phoenix Police Officer Daryl Raetz was killed in the line of duty.

 Three days later his daughter Tatum graduated from Kindergarten.

 When she arrived at school she learned that even though her daddy would not be there to see her graduate her Phoenix Police Department family was.

They will never be able to replace her daddy, bet Phoenix PD made sure that five year old Tatum knew that they will always be watching over her.

20 May 2013

Wouldn't it be loverly.

Today is Eliza Doolittle Day!

No it is not a holiday I made up--but one I would totally have voted for! I love the musical My Fair Lady! I loved Audrey Hepburn in it. I was shocked to find out that it's not her singing in the movie--even though she did take singing lessons and I believe, if I remember from my Musicals Theory Class, she did not know she was going to be dubbed. And of course I love the version of the songs sung by Julie Andrews.

So pick up some flowers and your favorite chocolates, put on your biggest Ascot appropriate hat 

or your tiara and enjoy a little Doolittle!

18 May 2013

Human Condition.

All of the positive and negative experiences of being human!

Alyssa had a dream come true when she met Snow White at Disneyland; little did she know that meeting the Disney Princess was only the beginning of her wishes coming true. Snow White and Alyssa skipped to the wishing well, she closed her eyes and said "I wish with all my heart that my daddy would come home."

She opened her eyes...and her daddy had come home!

All it took was faith and trust and a little bit of...well...Disney!

16 May 2013

Hannibal.

Have you seen Hannibal? It's...beautiful! Disturbing but equally beautiful.

It is brought to us by Bryan Fuller--yes the Bryan Fuller of Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me--which makes me not only want to love it but fear that it will soon be gone. It stars Hugh Dancy as Will--who is a reason in an of himself to watch the show--and Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. I've never had a desire to watch or read anything about Hannibal Lecter but I'm hooked.

08 May 2013

Asking.

Did you hear Neil Gaiman is coming to Arizona on his last US book tour?
{I've already bought my ticket!}


I love Neil Gaiman and his writing but I'm not really acquainted with his wife, Amanda Palmer. She is very intense; I go back and forth on my feelings about her--but then again she did marry Neil Gaiman and you have to envy that. But then I watched her TEDtalk "The Art of Asking" and I loved it.

When did asking gain such a bad rap? While subbing this last week one of the classes started to talk about this whole asking thing. One example we talked about was when your in the checkout line and you only have 1-2 items is it ok to ask the person in front of you with a cart full of stuff if you could go in front of them? Would you be offended if they asked you if they could go in front of you? 

Then at church a girl was talking about Esther. And of course I was only half listening because I know the story of Esther. Then she said something that earned my full attention. Esther, one of the great Biblical heroines, asked her people for help. Asking them to pray and fast for her before she went before the king. 

There is no harm in asking?

06 May 2013

It's May.


Do you ever wake up and think holy crap it's May! I had one of those moments today. How have four months already come and gone this year?!

05 May 2013

We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father.

As daughters of God we are each unique and different in our circumstances and experiences. And yet our part matters-because we matter!


This has become one of my favorite all time conference talks!

02 May 2013

Happiness is the Little Things.

282. Watching someone you love sleep!

01 May 2013

Golden.

It's a golden pinata...A GOLDEN PINATA!! I'm pretty sure this is something I need in my life. Yes, it would be awesome at a Cinco de Mayo party...but I think it is simply awe inspiring and...holy crap it's a gold pinata!!