Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hogwarts Forever

Going to mix the excitement of each new movie. It's been a great 10 years of Harry Potter.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Getting through the rough times

Recently I have been having a lot of rough times, not knowing how to get through and over the mountains I am feeling like I am currently climbing, I came across this song from another friends blog. This music video features Stephanie Nielson of Nie Nie Dialogues. Stephanie and her husband have overcome so much after a terrible airplane accident.
Many of us have rough times and wonder how we are going to get through, hopefully in the end, it will be worth the journey it took to get there. We all go through trials but when you are in so many at one time sometimes it feels like no one else can understand. I have been having a hard time grasping this concept. I feel sometimes like people don't understand and they just don't get what I am going through. It can be frusterating at times and honestly, sometimes I feel hopeless. I have my good days and days that I struggle. I feel like I may be preaching to the choir (if anyone actually reads my blog, ha) and ranting on and on about struggles and trials, but I feel like this song/music video came into my life at the perfect time tonight and RIGHT when I needed it. Its worth watching, I assure you.

I know that Heavenly Father will always be there to lift my burdens and is always a prayer away, sometimes I get so caught up in feeling bad for myself and then I realize that my vision was cloudy and I wasn't counting the blessings I do have. At least for me, I needed this so I could take a step back and be grateful for my life, even the beautiful heartbreaks.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Santa's coming! I KNOW him!

Don't you all wish that there was Christmas spirit like this? Hysterical...

On a different note, watch this:

At the same time though, Christmas is about the birth of Christ. To catch the real meaning of the Spirit of Christmas, we need only drop the last syllable and it becomes the Spirit of Christ. I hope that we can all focus this Christmas on each other instead of getting wrapped up in crossing THINGS off of our wish list. Christmas is a great time to be with family and truly remember why Christmas is celebrated.

Turkey Time!

It was wonderful to go home for Thanksgiving! I got to see a lot of my friends and spend some time with Taylor as well! The week was an all around good time!

Taylor and I visiting with Mary and puppy Maggie

At Portland City Grill

Our 3rd annual Black Friday shopping tradition! Gosh, I love my BEST FRIEND.

Our Thanksgiving table! It looked awesome, my mom did a great job!


Grandma Flo, 99 years old folks!

Taylor and I at his sister's house

Taylor's Family

Peyton beating up Taylor

Our walk in the woods, looking for bald Eagles

Taylor playing his guitar up at the cabin in Washington. He is very talented with the guitar!

It has surely been a week of ups and downs, mostly downs. I am so grateful for the people in my life for being such a support, my family, friends, and also Taylor. I'm grateful for them all! I know that challenges come, and its all about how you handle them. 

What was your favorite thing about Thanksgiving?