Friday, April 16, 2010

a little boys love.......

I read this story somewhere and It made me cry.  It's one of those stories you never forget......

"I was walking around in a Target store, when I saw a Cashier hand this little boy some money back.

The boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old.

The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll.' 

Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him: ''Granny, are you sure I don't have enough money?'' The old lady replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.'' 

Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look a round. She left quickly. 

The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.  Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to.

 'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas. She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.' 

I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and not to worry. 

But he replied to me sadly. 'No, Santa Claus can't bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.'

His eyes were so sad while saying this. 'My Sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister.''

My heart nearly stopped.

The little boy looked up at me and said: 'I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.'

Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me 'I want mommy to take my picture with her so she won't forget me.'

'I love my mommy and I wish she doesn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.'

Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly.

I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll?''

'OK' he said, 'I hope I do have enough.' I added some of my money to his with out him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.

The little boy said: 'Thank you God for giving me enough money!'

Then he looked at me and added, 'I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give It to my sister. He heard me!''

'I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose.''

'My mommy loves white roses.'

A few minutes later, the old lady returned and I left with my basket.

I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I started.

I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind.

Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl.

The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma.

Was this the family of the little boy?

Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the news paper that the young woman had passed away.

I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was exposed for people to see and make last wishes before her burial.

She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest.

I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed for ever.. The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine.

And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.

Will you think again before you drink drive??????  "

Sunday, March 7, 2010


For the past couple of years I have been trying to teach Sami that she is becoming a young lady and that younger girls will start to look up to her.  I have told her that they will watch her actions and listen to what she has to say.  I stressed the importance of being a good example and today it happened! During Fast and Testamony Meeting she decided she was going to bare her testamony.  I can't even remember the last time she did this it was so long ago.  Right after she finished a little girl in the ward that just was baptized got up.  Later her mom came up to Sami and thanked her for getting up and said her daughter was scared to until she saw Sami up there.  How AWESOME is that!!!?!!!  I am so proud of her. I love her so much.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Boys boys go away........

Today Sami came home from school and told me 6 different boys hugged her.  I don't know that I am ready for this new phase.  She has been asked out by 2 boys this year so far.....Seriously, she is 12!  My mind can't even fathom what it will be like when she turns 16.....I want my little girl back, you can't have her yet!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I love this......
"They say with every mistake a lesson is learned. We'd like to refer to our "mistakes" as Misadventures. That way we have fun- we grow, we laugh, we cry, we raise our eyebrows in surprise and ask, "Did we just do that?!" You see, there are no mistakes- just amazingly memorable adventures that sometimes miss the mark."

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Me and Mr. Bumble Bee

I have this beautiful friend and fellow blogger named Whimsey! She has an awesome blog that I love to read. She is real and her personality jumps off the screen at you.  She hosts contests and book clubs and mystery pictures! This week is a miniolympic contest with a point system.  If your comment on a post is her husbands favorite you get points. If someone comments to just cheer for you, you get points. It is a lot of fun. Today Whimsey asked us to tell them an embarrassing story and here is what I posted....
"I couldn't think of an embarrassing story, so I enlisted my family in the fun of "making fun" of me! I was pretty positive they wouldn't let me down and it turns out I was right! So my cousin fondly reminded me of this.....! "I believe I remember the time you sat on a huge bumble bee when we were all camping once and it stung your butt!" I read this on my cell phone in the middle of a grocery store and couldn't stop giggling! It reminded me of a similar bee incident about 7 years ago... My mom and I were haveing a nice picnic on a blanket in a park with Sami and some of her cousins when a huge bumble bee decided it was going to chase me...It did chase me, in circles, around the picnic blanket, in the middle of the park, with on lookers and my mother laughing hysterically at me! Evil bumble bees!!!! I Hate You!!!"

Thank you Shauna for the funny story!  Thank you Whimsey for helping me learn to be myself.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Better than a Big Mac!!!

By request I am FINALLY posting these pictures of the birthday cake I made for Shawn on his last birthday in May of 2009! If you know my husband you know he loves his Big Macs! I found the recipe on this fun website; .   Personally I think my cake turned out better! What do you think?


I think mine is a bit more realistic.

The Process

The whole process took me hours and hours...I am talking like 5 or more hours but it was alot of fun.
First you bake 2 round cakes and frost them.  Then you make up a batch of yummy rice crispy treats
and press them in a round cake pan. This is supposed to be the hamburger patty.  I was so proud how realistic it looked I had to take a picture of it!

I used food coloring to color the fondant and rolled it out with a rolling pin. The tomatoes were fun to make but the lettuce was really hard.  Your supposed to crinkle it to make it look like real lettuce! Not easy!

After hours and hours of work I got 2 thumbs up from Sami who said it looked awesome but
 couldn't be convinced to help me clean up..........

my DESTROYED kitchen so I freaked her out with my super scary (and messy) hands!

In the end I had one extremely happy husband who said it was the best birthday present he had ever recieved, and a cake that never got eaten because nobody wanted to mess it up!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Something that made me happy today,was my shitzu Molly jumping up on the coach behind me, putting her paw on my shoulder and wagging her tail at me, then nibbling my earlobe just to say hello and I really love you!!