Tuesday, September 09, 2008

LaJoy Dove Simmons

December 26, 1934-September 8, 2008

This was the matriarch of our family and we will miss her!
We love you grandma Joy!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

How many have my name?

This number represents my name, Leah Simmons

LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

I also did it with my maiden name and the results were very different.

LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

http://howmanyofme.com">How many have your name?

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Sunday's Food for Thought

"When Jesus gave His disciples a new commandment to 'love one another; as I have loved you,' (John 13:34), He gave to them the grand key to happiness in this life and glory in the next. "Love is the greatest of all the commandments--all others hang upon it. It is our focus as followers of the living Christ. It is the one trait that, if developed, will most improve our lives."

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I can't believe....

I let the whole month of June go by and not a post. It has been a busy summer so far. We have been doing summer movies and swimming. That is usually the gist of our summer fun because I always use up my dh's vacation time with my calling in young women's. I've already been to youth conference and will be going to girls camp in 2 weeks. But times are a changin'! This will be my last year going to girls camp. I have a new calling.........RS 2nd counselor/enrichment counselor. Tonight was YW's and I really missed being there. I have been in for 8 yrs. That's 8 yrs. of going to weekly activities. 8 yrs. of youth conferences and girl's camps. This has been a hard transition, but I know Heavenly Father will help me adjust. I am definitely in new territory!!!

We are going to lagoon as a family through my dh's work and that will probably be the last big thing we do for awhile. I will try to get pictures and post them on my family blog. We had a blast last year so I am hoping for some fun.

Also, last week my dh and I were able to go on a 2 day retreat for our 22nd anniversary. It was wonderful! We went to a little, very charming bed and breakfast in the middle of SLC. We were the only ones there so it was a nice and quiet time. Amid a house full of kids, 4 of them grown ups, it's nice to have some quiet, peaceful moments.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Book shout out

This is book 5 in the "Great and Terrible" series by Chris Stewart. I've been waiting and it's finally here and I read it in 2 days.

Loved it, Loved it, Loved it! I haven't found a bad book in the bunch yet. Now all I have to do is wait for number 6. When it comes to this series I'm not a patient person. LOL!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Update on Me

The last little while has been filled with lots and lots to say. First, I finished school and pulled 3 A's and a B+ in Advanced Theory. I was pretty proud of myself. My dd Ashleigh finished her first year of college with pretty good grades herself. We are both taking breaks for the summer. Ashleigh wants to work full time and save money to move out. She is definitely itching to do so as soon as possible.

During finals week I got Bronchitis again. Worse this time. I thought I had pneumonia, but the x-rays showed otherwise. It took me a month to get over the cough again. I was so greatful because all my teachers had given our finals the week earlier so we wouldn't have to worry about it during finals week. Wow! What a blessing. Heavenly Father is really watching out for me.

All this stress and self neglect has caused me to gain weight and struggle with my energy level. And lets not forget self confidence in all this. The PMDD challenges me enough and now to add this. I have started walking again and hope to get in better shape over time. I have to say though that I have been managing my PMDD quite well. Lots to work on. At least my desire is strengthening and I can function pretty good now. I'm a bit nervous with summer coming and having the kids home, but I have a plan and hope that I can continue to function in such a positive way.

Not much more than that.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Short update

I am in the midst of studying for finals and doing final projects, so my time on the computer has been real limited. I haven't even had any time to post anything with pictures for Easter. I'm just real stretched for time right now, so forgive me if you never see Easter pics until next Easter. My choir tour wasn't interesting enough for pictures, so I didn't take any. (for shame!)

So, in a nutshell....I'm too busy to blog right now. I will catch up later.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

I'm off for Choir tour

We will be hitting Price, Moab, and Green River. I will return on Wednesday evening and I will be sure to update on Easter and my tour, maybe even with pics, when I return.

I have to say, this is weird, I'm going to go on a trip with a bunch of people half my age.

I do get to room with a friend that's around my age though, and a pregnant lady, so the party begins! Bwahahahahahahahaha!