Sunday, October 11, 2009

To be LOVED... WE must love others

Today was an awesome Sunday! Church was amazing and was just what I needed. I'm sure the speakers and teachers were speaking to me. It was all about LOVE! Well and service. But they go hand in hand. Alyssa Faust was one of the speakers who spoke to my heart. The spirit was so strong. One of the things she spoke about was re: the counsel that a very wise former Bishop (Todd Rogers) gave her and her husband before getting married. He said to pray for your spouse to know the things they need and to pray for the help you would need with these things. Not a quote by any means but her words touched my heart the way I needed them too. Then our Sunday school lesson was on serving each other, being prepared and being self sufficient. Awesome lesson by Brother Turley. Then I went to relief society and man the spirit was so strong. Mikki Rogers was giving the lesson. (she's a favorite of mine) She began by telling us all that she had lost her lesson she had prepared on the computer. It just went poof and she couldn't get it back. She was able to put another one together. Then during sacrament she was prompted that she wasn't supposed to give that lesson either. Imagine how you would feel. I'm so greatful she listened to the promptings to the spirit. Her lesson was the icing on the cake for my spiritual feast I was enjoying. I don't think there was a dry eye in the room. We were all so touched. She spoke of many things about loving others ... But the one that hit closest to home for me was that in order to be loved I must love first. I have a situation in my life where there is someone whom I have never really felt loved me. Someone close to me and so it hurts. (no it's not my husband) He loves me dearly! As much as I don't want to let this person close to my heart I MUST get them as close to my heart as I can. UGH!!!! Believe me I fought with the idea but only for a bit. If my heavenly father is going to dedicate a whole sundays worth of lessons to me then I had better darn well not be rebellious and do what I'm told to do. I know that this won't be easy . I know "I" won't be what changes how this person feels. I will get to change how I feel and that my friends is all we really have control over .... ourselves. So this week I will begin my journey to show this person that I love them . I will do this by service and small acts of kindness and anything else I can come up with. I will be the one to really benefit from this and am excited to get started. I challenge you to find someone in your life that you can do the same with. Imagine if everyone did this with just one person how great the world could be. Pass it on and lets start feeling the LOVE!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


1. Did you date someone from your high school?No but I did go out with Rob Lowe while I was in high school. No big deal though

2. What kind of car did you drive?A yellow Rabbit

3.Did you pass your driver's license test on the first try? Ha Ha no I hit the DMV building.

4. Were you a party animal? Depends on what you call a party animal

5. Were you considered a flirt? Not so much

6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?I had homeroom in the choir room does that count?

7.Were you a nerd?No not really

8. Were you on any varsity teams? Ha Ha no

9. Did you get suspended/expelled? Yep every year I would get suspended for going off campus.

10. Can you sing the fight song? I don't think I even knew we had one.

11. Who was your favorite teacher? My home ec. teacher. She would push me to do my best

12. Where did you sit at lunch?On the hill

13. What is your school's first name? Nordhoff

14. Did you go to Homecoming? and with who?Nope

15. Did you go to prom? Long story but no I didn't

16. If you could go back and do it all again would you? Not only no but HELL no!

17. What do you remember about graduation night? Hanging out with my best friend Laura and My Boyfriend Murray

18. Where did you go senior ditch day? I was 18 and ould write my own notes to excuse my abcenses so everyday was ditch day

19. Were you in any clubs? Nope

20. Have you gained weight since then? Ha Ha

21. Are you planning on going back for the 10 year reunion? I went for it

22. Did you have a job senior year? Nope

I tag anyone who wants do this!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Boise Bound!!

Okay so I'm going to BOISE! Clark set up a great opportunity for us to go and Volunteer at the "Worldwide Special Olympics". I'm really excited for this chance to go serve some very deserving people. We are going to be the liason between the hosts and the teams . We are working with 2 teams one from Chile and one from Columbia. Their sport is Floor Hockey. I can't wait to see how much fun this is going to be! So I hear that it is really cold in Boise! Hmmm ... Any suggestions from you all would be greatly appreciated.
We also will be taking a few care packages up to Elder Leonard. Other wise known as Alyss'a missionary! That should be great as well.
Then to top it all off We are going to get to see a dear friend of mine I haven't seen for about 20 years or so. She was once married to my brother many moons ago. They have a son together. I'm way excited to be BOISE BOUND!!!!
I will take lots of pictures of this awesome event!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

TAG I'm it

Okay so heres the deal... you can only answer with a one word answer.

1. Where is your phone? desk
2. Where is your significant other? HMM
3 .Your hair color? Blondish
4. Your Mother? 70
5. Your Father? Hilarious
6. Your favorite thing? sleep
7. Your dream last night? weird
8. Your dream/goal? happy
9. The room you're in? office
10. Your hobby? sewing
11. Your fear? Rejection
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Bahamas
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. What you're not? Rich
15. One of your wish-list items? secret
16. Where you grew up? Phoenix
17. The last thing you ate? salad
18. What are you wearing? Clothes
19. Your TV? crap
20. Your pet? Rascal
21. Your computer? home
22. Your mood? EHHHHH??
23. Missing someone? Yes
24. Your car? Honda
25. Something you're not wearing? frown
26. Favorite store? closing
27. Your Summer? HOT
28. Love someone? Yes
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? Saturday
32.Something you crave? Ice cream
33. Why you blog? Fun

Okay I tag Lori and Gail

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died
Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat . . . Relax . . . And read this slowly.

I Believe...
That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
it doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if
we understand that friends change.

I Believe...
That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt
you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow, even over
the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.

I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with
loving words... It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe...
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe...
That we are responsible for what
we do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe...
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe...
That my best friend and I, can do anything, or nothing and have the best time.

I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you
when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe...
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
and what you've learned from them and less to do
with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe...
That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others.
sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe...
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
but, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be so eager to find
out a secret... It could change your life Forever.

I Believe...
Two people can look at the exact same
thing and see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed in a matter of
hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...
That even when you think you have no more to give, when
a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...
That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the most of everything.'
(this was not written by me, However I do believe them all to be true!)
So Share with me some of the things you believe

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Welcome Shaynie!!

I'm so very excited to announce the spectacular birth of Shaynie Hendershott!!!! She is absolutely perfect! Mom and baby are doing great! I will post pictures soon!!!! She was born Monday the 15th @ 4:57 pm. She weighed 6lbs 11oz. and is 19.5 inches long!! She has a full head of dark long hair that is getting lighter by the moment. It was so amazing to share this with Sommer and Byron. Briann and Byrons mom also were there. WOW what else can I say. Sommer did great !! I'm so proud of both Sommer and Byron. It was very tender and touching to get to be there!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sommers Last Doctors Appointment ! ! !

Ok Mandi this one is for you. I went with Sommer to her last doctors appointment before having this baby and we took this picture. Everyone needs one of these!! Sommer is 100% efaced (sp?) and dialated to a 2. So the Dr. got things motivated down there and hopefully little Shaynie is coming soon! However if she decides to be shy then we shall all see her sometime the 15th or the 16th as Sommer has an appointment to go to the hospital to be induced on the 15th. I'm so excited to meet you little Shay Shay! I want you to come out and play!!! I can't even imagine how much fun being a grandma is going to be. Hurry I have so many things I want to tell you!