December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas!

We are headed to Arizona today! Wishing everyone we know and love a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Updates when we get back.

December 2, 2012

Healing Fears

Healing Fears

Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
As you work to create a successful and happy life, you will be led to face your fears and then overcome them. This is a natural part of the process of achieving excellence—and one you shouldn’t prevent. True, it can be terrifying to uncover and heal your innermost fears. But isn’t it even more frightening to consider leaving this earth never having reached your highest potential?

In order to become all that you can be here on earth, you must, indeed, “do the thing you think you cannot do.” Transforming your fears is a worthy priority.
Fears produce powerful thought energy. In fact, fear can often be as powerful as faith, prompting us to stand still, just as faith prompts us to move forward and take the great leap that leads to better things. Fear tends to occupy the bulk of a person’s thoughts, thus overwhelming the natural thinking power that helps individuals mold and create happy, successful lives. When you allow fear to govern your thoughts, you focus your attention on what’s negative rather than what’s positive. Then you risk living out experiences that match your fears.

Letting go of fear is essential and necessary in order to love. “Love is letting go of fear,” says author Gerald G. Jampolsky, who has written a book on the subject. When you heal your fears, you replace those feelings with faith and hope, thus gravitating toward love. Trust becomes a by-product of your actions, and fears begin to fade away. And this is when the miracles happen: you begin to manifest more of what you want in life that is positive.
You learn that your daily actions and responses can be motivated by love or fear—it’s your choice! Choosing to heal your fears and allow love to be the mainstay motivation throughout life will help you to be happy, peaceful, and successful. When you face your fears—and you do this by deciding that the next step needs to be taken because you love yourself and those around you and you have confidence that you can succeed—most of the time you will inevitably discover that what you once feared really isn’t all that scary . . . or at least not as scary as it once seemed.
Fear can blow situations out of proportion, making something small seem monstrous in your mind. Remember that your fears and your imaginations are incredibly powerful. Then use your faith and ability to love (rather than your fears) to help you succeed.

Decemeber is here

I have a feeling this blogging buisness is going to end soon. I feel like I don't really have a lot of time to sit down and write about all the crazy things we have been doing. By the time I sit down each night I am too tired to do anything. I just want to curl up with a good book and read. Not type out my days, weeks and months. But nonetheless, here I am.
I can't believe it has been almost a month since I last wrote. I swear once Halloween is over, the rest of the year just passes in the blink of an eye. The end is almost here and we have so much still to do and accomplish.
Thanksgiving was nice. We didn't go anywhere this year. Since we are going to be in Arizona for Christmas we stayed here and had Thanksgiving with my family. It was nice. My sister decided to come and be with us this year. That was great and my brother Justin came home for a week and that was so much fun. Being all together was a wonderful thing.
I can't honestly say we did a ton of fun, crazy things that we had planned but we did have a good time doing a few things together. Bowling, going to movies, shopping and just hanging out. My children had the entire week off so we took them to see Wreck-it-Ralf one day and they just loved that. Eating too many treats, not working out and having late nights was fun for awhile but man, I am telling you, there is nothing like being back on track and on schedule. I feel good. My kids are good and life is happy and wonderful.

Now it is December and this month is going to fly by even faster. We have so much going on. The list is never ending but all of it is good and will be a lot of fun, minus the traveling. I wish we could just close our eyes and wish us there but unfortunatley I will have to wait for that until I can create my own world :).

Lance's youngest sister Camille, who, I just adore and love, is getting married Januay 2nd in the Mesa, Arizona temple. So to make it worth the drive we decided to go to Arizona for Christmas. At first I was dreading the drive and being away from our own home and traditions, I am actually really excited. There will be all of Lance's siblings together, minus Preston, who is currently serving his misison in Singapore now. But we are so thrilled to talk to him on Christmas day.  All my sister-in-laws will be there and we will all be under one roof. I know, I know, crazy but a good crazy. Can't wait.

So Camille will take our her endowements the day after Christmas and then on the 27th we have decided to surprise our children with a trip to Disneyland this year for our family Christmas present. I think they will be pleasantly surprised. I am not a huge Disney fan. Yes, I admit it, not really a fan but it will be worth seeing my children so happy. So we will drive to Disneyland and stay until the 30th and then head back to Arizona for some fun wedding festivities and then head back home on the 6th. It is going to be a long trip but we can do it.

I love my in-laws. They are wonderful people and we all have so much fun together. So until we leave we have ward Christmas parties, a birthday party to celebrate, an anniversary, finish up Christmas shopping, take kids to the dentist and the list goes on and on. Tis the season.
Now I just need to finish up my list of people to send out Christmas cards too. Happy Decemeber!!!!!!