Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I've been weighing something for a while now and want your opinion. I'm thinking about converting my blog to private or simply eliminating it altogether.

I found a really cool website that I like even better than a blog. It is LDS Journal which does more of what I want and have tried to do. I've also been moving my books lists and soon to be my reviews over to Goodreads (you can see my profile and books here).

Please feel free to weigh in on the comments on what you think. Also, if you were writing a journal would bother to include your review of books in your journal?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Prayer and Scripture Study Aid Revelation

"Many answers to difficult questions are found by reading the scriptures because the scriptures are an aid to revelation. Insight found in scripture accumulates over time, so it is important to spend some time in the scriptures every day. Daily prayer is also essential to having the Lord's Spirit with us. Those who earnestly seek help through prayer and scripture study often have a paper and pencil nearby to write questions and record impressions and ideas."

Julie B. Beck, "And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit," Ensign, May 2010, 11

Friday, May 28, 2010

Being a Husband and Father

"Most men worry about succeeding in their life's work and spend much time and effort at their profession. But I've learned that the way to put one's professional life in order is to put one's personal life in order. How can we be adequate at anything professionally without being adequate as men, husbands, and fathers first?"

James E. Faust, "Brethren, Love Your Wives," Ensign, July 1981, 3

Monday, March 15, 2010

Growing Up

Original Scheduled Date - 10/20/2009

Last night I sat down to my computer to get pictures ready for the annual calendar and as I was going through them, I was just amazed, first at the number of pictures we had taken over the past year, and then how many we had taken of Ethan. I always heard that parents seem to take fewer and fewer pictures of the younger kids and I never thought that would happen. Well, this past year proved me wrong! We don't have the professional pictures of Ethan like we do of Noah, but we definitely got a ton of Ethan pictures this year. What amazed me even more than the fact that we have pictures of our kids, is how they have changed over the past year. Ethan being so tiny as a baby and growing up so fast. Seeing Noah just little and how much he has grown. It never ceases to amaze me when I look at my kids and their picture how much they've grown up. I miss the little babies that I used to hold in my arms, but I love the little personalities that begin to emerge as they grow and when my son meets me at the door as I come home from work.

Friday, March 12, 2010

You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover

Everyone has heard the saying that you can't judge a book by its cover. Brandon Sanderson had a cover release recently for his new novel "The Way of Kings" and I can honestly say, that the covers do make a lot of difference. As one commenter on the blog stated: "you CAN judge a publisher's OPINION of a book by it's cover". And just looking at the cover, this one looks like it's going to be a good one!

Head over to Tor to read the entire post.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Oh, What Do You Do in the Summertime?

Original Scheduled Date - 10/1/2009

Wow! All I can say is that it has been a crazy summer. Sorry to everyone for not being better about posting review of books and for keeping you up-to-date on family happenings. A lot has gone on so I don't even know where to begin. We've gone camping, been to Disneyland, went to the zoo, played in the pool, tried to keep cool in 110 degree weather, and on top of that somehow fit work in there. We've had a busy summer with the boys and have loved every minute of it. Ethan decided one day that he was ready to get up and walk and it's been a fun challenge at our house to see what he gets into and what we have to hide from him.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Old Posts

This morning I logged onto blogger because I had a post that I wanted to write and found that I had started 2 post in Oct 2009 but never finished them or posted them, so look for those coming up in the next few days as well as a new post -- finally!