DAY 277


"This bright, new day... complete with 24 hours of opportunities, choices, and attitudes… a perfectly matched set of 1440 minutes.This unique gift, this one day, cannot be exchanged, replaced or refunded. Handle with care. Make the most of it..." Author Unknown

I love this idea that each day is a new day. Last night I went to bed in a funk, totally depressed despite all efforts to feel differently. This morning I awoke to the bright sun shining in and was so happy for this new day. I had the opportunity to watch general conference and what wonderfully uplifting messages! Great words were shared about families, temples, the "ity" virtues and much more. I was especially touched today by the words of the prophet, Thomas S. Monson. He spoke about acts of service and kindness and it really touched me how each and every one of us have the opportunity and ability to make a difference in the life of someone else. I loved hearing all the examples of small children and the acts of service they provided. Oft times I feel so "ordinary" and it's hard to imagine that I could impact someone else, so it was a great reminder to me that it doesn't matter how big or small... I need to reach out.


We made the choice to visit the Pumpkin Farm today because rain is forcasted for the next couple days and we are going to take the kids out of school and do a small getaway next week. Nothing much, but we didn't want to miss the opportunity to do the annual pumpkin patch run.

On another note:

I finally had the candy corn pudding today and I liked it. I realized that Little Man just didn't like the whipping cream. I think he's used to cool whip, so it came as a bit of a surprise. Haldan and Pokey liked it too, so it's a keeper. I'll have to share it later. It seems strange that banana and butterscotch would be good together, but they are.

Little Man has taken up magic tricks, particularly with cards. It's quite hilarious. He makes it up as he goes along. The way his mind works is nothing short of fascinating.

Photo above was taken by Haldan. He saw a giant field and grabbed the camera from me. I'm thinking this picture doesn't do my 5 foot tall stature justice. For some reason I look even shorter in the photo than in person. My husband says it's in my head.


  1. The picture doesn't show anything about height. You look fabulous. Listen to your husband on this one... then remind me to listen to mine!

  2. Love the picture of you, it looks great. The pudding recipe is so cute. I might just have to try that one.

  3. You're so right!! (i did somehow miss this post, thanks for reminding me to read it!! :)) I have that way of thinking...that at each day is new and is always hopeful. Like today, I'm not as mad at Alan for posting the false pregnancy announcement to everyone on FB. You're right though, it was great to remember that we can make a difference even if it's only in one person's life, or even our own. :) Love the pictures!! I really want to go to a pumpkin patch.