Sunday, March 30, 2008

Another trip to Glamis

Well, here's some pictures of our trip to the dunes. I'm still trying to figure out how to put videos on here from our video camera, so when I do figure it out, I'll put some on there you guys can check out. It was a lot of fun, of course! How can it not be fun at the Sand dunes??

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Graham Look-alike Meter

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Family tree charts - Family name origins

I saw this on one of my cousin's blogs and I thought it was pretty cool, so I had to do it. I'm not sure if I agree with it that much what about you guys?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Rexburg, ID Temple

Isn't this beautiful?! My Mom's friend Tami Bendel took it while they were up there not too long ago. I just love this picture & I just LOVE the temple!!!

A "Re-Awakening". Once again...Thank You Grandma

So my Aunt Jacque brought over a part of my Grandma's Journal from the year Phil and I got married because I wanted to see what her feelings were on our wedding day. Unfortunately, that date wasn't in there, it's in another one which I'll get from her later. Anyway, so I was just reading through it last night and realized a lot of things. First of all, how important it is to keep a journal. I used to be so good at keeping one in college, but have slacked off lately big time. I am so grateful for my Grandma being so dilligent in this because now all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren can read about her life and get to know her through her writings!

Second of all, I realized what an amazing woman my Grandma was. Of course I already knew that, but seriously though, no matter what people did to her, or how badly they treated her and took advantage of her, she was always there for them and helped them out when they needed it no matter what. My Grandma lived Charity everyday of her life! And the more I read, the more I wanted to improve my life and the more I wanted to possess that wonderful gift!

Another thing that my eyes were opened up to as I was reading her journal was how selfish and unthoughtful I used to be of other people. I was awful to my parents, especially my Mom, which after I came back from collge pleaded for her forgiveness. Thank goodness she's such a forgiving woman! Anyway, reading the entries she wrote about me saying how selfish I was, was definitely a humbling but yet uplifting experience. Now don't get me wrong, it's not that I had no idea that I was selfish, I knew I was, but I didn't know how my family, especially my Grandma who I look up to so much, felt about that part of me. It's hard to explain. But it really helped me see things from a different perspective and I am sooo grateful to her for that.

Anyway, this was a great experience for me that I wanted to share because I believe that through other people sharing their experiences, we can really learn and grow a lot ourselves by hearing them.