Friday, November 30, 2007

Thankful Thursday a Day Late

Well, my Thankful Thursday is a day late. I've been fighting a cold/sinus infection/cough for several days now and yesterday I lost the battle (I haven't lost the war yet, though!) Today I am so thankful that I was led to BodyTalk ( My health has improved SO MUCH in the two years since I found it. I'm grateful for a wonderful BodyTalk practitioner and friend who is my ally in regaining my health and also in the battles against illness. I'm grateful for my body's ability to heal itself. I'm grateful for my body! What a wonderful gift!


This is a PSA for my dear friends the Gardner Family. They are trying to raise money to adopt a special needs baby. What a great idea for the kids in your life this Christmas!

Hello All!!
I will admit that this wasn't 100% my idea. However, I have fine tuned it a bit and I'm hoping this will be a great fundraiser for Patrick's adoption.
We are excited to do personal letters from Santa for your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, etc. The letter will be from Santa, with your child's name mentioned throughout. Santa will also include other information that you provide such as sibling's names, pet's names, birthdays, special interests, etc. Really it is up to your imagination how personal you want this to be. Letters will be printed on nice Christmas paper and will be signed by Santa.
All orders must be in no later than December 12. They will be mailed on December 15 in order to arrive in time for Christmas. Letters will be addressed to the child and will include a "From the North Pole" or similar postmark on the outside of the envelope.
Letters are $5 each which includes shipping. Payment through paypal. You can go to our blog,, to pay for your letter. Please email me the information you want in your letter, Also, please spread the word to friends and family. I hope this will be a great fundraiser!!
Thank you so much!!
The Gardner Family

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving!

I've already done a post on how thankful I am for my family, but they really are so important to me, that I had to mention them again on this biggest of all Thankful Thursdays. I'd like to highlight what I've learned from my family. From my father (The Count), I've learned how to cherish a spouse. The quickest way to get on Dad's bad side is to disrespect Mom. From my mother (The Countess), I've learned how to be a good teacher. You can't teach without love. From my sister (AngelFish), I've learned how to be brave and strong. I admire how much courage it took to get on a plane to Russia to serve a mission. From my other sister (Tergaso), I've learned how to be happy and confident. Life is good, buck up! From my brother (The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra or LSOC), I've learned what unconditional love looks like in real life. I remember once his finger got slammed in the car door. I don't remember who was at fault, but I do remember that he was immediately consoling them and forgiving them for the accident. From my family as a whole, I've learned that you have to pull together and support each other. Life is better with a family of cheerleaders!

I am so very blessed to have been born into this wonderful family!

Thanks to MudBlossom

I found a wonderful post on a friend of a friend's blog. I've never met her, I don't even know her real name. Her post really touched me and I want to remember it:


Thanks, Mudblossom!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Last Fast Sunday, an older lady in my ward shared her testimony with us. She used the phrase, "the awesomeness of The Book of Mormon". Because she is older, I assume she meant awesome in the awe-inspiring way. My generation tends to use awesome in a different way (i.e.: really cool). Regardless, the phrase has stuck with me and I like it. Today I am thankful for "the awesomeness of The Book of Mormon".

*Editor's note: A free copy of the Book of Mormon is available at

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Kids Say...

My adorable cousins were over last night and ScienceBoy said the funniest thing. My sister, Tergaso, was giving him a hard time and he said: "you're a diva." He's nine, so we asked him what a diva was. He said: "a person or girl who thinks they're all that." Pretty much.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Happy Birthday AngelFish!

Happy Birthday (yesterday) AngelFish! My sister is awesome! She is beautiful, intelligent, and kind. She is almost done with her Master's Degree, bought her own condo, is fluent in Russian, and spends countless hours helping us all with computer questions. She is an incredible woman. I love you, babe!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Thankful Thursday

It's all about Family.

Let me tell you a bit about my family. We call my grandma "Gorgeous." That's now how she answers the phone: "This is Gorgeous." She taught us to play practical jokes by taking us to toilet paper her brother. When my little brother was in high school, one of our favorite things to do was babysit together. We'd chase the kids around, tickle them, wrestle with them, laugh and then put them to bed and talk or watch a movie. My little sister is now 23 and still makes music videos that we then watch on Sunday nights and laugh hysterically. Actually laughing hysterically is our favorite activity. We are always there for each other and having fun. I am so blessed to have this amazing family

Monday, November 5, 2007

Happy Blogday!

I'm taking the plunge! I find myself excited and nervous, which is actually a typical feeling in my life. Am I really ready for this? Will I be able to navigate the Html/computer world? I have no idea. But, I've got a continuous commentary going on in my mind that is just begging to be let out. So, for now, I will be brave. Happy Blogday to me!