A friend posted a great quote on being happy, I found this right after reading her blog. Thanks for the lift!!
A Successful Mode of Living
"As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us. President J. Reuben Clark, formerly a First Counselor in the First Presidency, said: 'Hold fast to the blessings which God has provided for you. Yours is not the task to gain them, they are here; yours is the part of cherishing them' (Church News, 14 June 1969, 2)" (James E. Faust, "Gratitude As a Saving Principle," Ensign, Dec 1996, 2).
This month has flown by like nothing I could have imagined. We are saying goodbye to our friendly neighborhood of Taylor and saying hello to new people on the hill. First, I have to say I was hesitant to move to Taylor, because I didn't even know exactly where it was. I had been there many times as a little girl, and simply forgotten. It's a beautiful hidden community just on the outskirts of Idaho Falls, and Shelley. Simple life, quiet, and mostly serene. Very serene if you don't have cows or horses, but always the chance of some type of beautiful wildlife visiting your yard. Now we are venturing a few miles East, to a new neighborhood and have found a home that seems to fit our needs perfectly. This house even has his and hers garages/closets/sinks and ovens. Yes, the perfect fit for hubby and me! We chose to find a house a little more in our price range so the time came to look, and within a week, we looked and found a new home up on the hill. We acted fast because of the fact that they had many looking at it too. SO...we quickly packed up, and moved our little family again. The kids will be saying hello to new friends, a new school, and new ward. This is bitter sweet for all of us. Taylor really feels like home, and we've made so many wonderful friends, that they all feel like family. I refused to bear my testimony and say goodbye, while the hubby and Payton went willingly, they both sobbed, and shared their appreciation for the kindness and love from all of the ward family. I just couldn't say goodbye since were are only a few miles away. We are excited to meet new families, friends, teachers and all that comes our way. Life is good, full of challenges, and opportunities which are all blessings that we have the chance to enjoy and gain as much as we possibly can from. So, goodbye for now Taylor, and hello to the hillside, and lights of Idaho Falls.
Me, trying to be tall next to one of these monster trucks!!
These things can move it!!! They were flying past us going much faster than I thought was safe, and they rock back and forth with that much weight. Yes, giant boulders do fall off, and roll all over the place- that rock you see on the ground, not a rock, A BOULDER.
Climbing to the top of Craters of the Moon, my baby girl 3 year old about whipped her old mommy!!
Little fuzzy, inside EBR1- the nuclear museum lab at the site in the desert. My kids loved this place, switches, levers, gadgets, they thought it was great!
One more of me standing next to a digger at Monsanto Mine in Soda Springs.
Help is anyone out there? Looking up through the cave at Craters of the Moon.
This little girl was amazing inside of these caves, she was a trooper! Notice older sister stayed w/ grandma, brother led the way that went on and on and on!
Sitting in the giant chair outside "Pickles" Restaurant a fun little place in Arco.
The fried pickles there are AWESOME. Located on main street Arco, seriously, you need to try one, they are Yummy!
The kiddies rocking in the Big Rocker!
This is our next princess in training, she loves to dance, she wanted to be in the 4th of July parade today with all of the drill team girls!!
Hubby and the Boy after the Stampede Days Parade in Rigby, showing off his loud, super fast car.
Just having a little quality time with the cousins.
Sweet Love Lindsey graduating from Joy School. Here she comes next year ready for Kindergarten!!! She can hardly wait!!