Mark and I are so excited for Thanksgiving this year in Logan, Utah. I have been doing so much thinking this past week about our many blessings. The Lord has blessed our lives in every aspect. On Sunday Mark and I went to a "Building an Eternal Marriage class." Our Bishop is the one who teaches this class. This week there is no school for BYUI students because of the break. He posed the question, how is life going to get easier this week? As many couples were answering, a common theme arose. Many people said that the stress would be so much less once school is over. Others argued that having a full time job is even more stressful. As the discussion continued I couldn't help but think about the saying "The grass is always greener on the other side." I expressed to the class that the grass might be greener on the other side but we have no idea what is to come. The trick is to thank the Lord everyday for what we have now. Although we don't have money we have time.
I got this e mail the other day about a wealthy father who took his son on a trip to show him how poor people live. When the father asked him what he learned this was his reply.
'I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.
We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.
Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.
We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.
We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs.
We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.'
The boy's father was speechless. Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are. I think this is a lesson that we can all learn.
Mark and I read Elder Bednar's talk "Pray Always" In that talk he challenges us to say a prayer of thanks and ask for no blessings. This prayer was amazing. It was one of those times in life that I just felt so close to the Lord for all that He does. There is so much to be grateful for. I know that I go through my day and often forget that everything in my life happens because the Lord's hand is in it. Mark and I are grateful for all that we have.
Today was my last day of student teaching. I was working with the preschool kids and I just had to post these pictures. They are so cute and I will miss them so much.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
"Got no check books, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night."
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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Mark and I have been so busy these past few months. We have been going about a million different directions. I have been student teaching for the past four months and I can't wait to be done. I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do for a job. Since most public schools start in the fall I had no idea what I was going to do for a job. I have been stressing, I know no surprise right. Mark, being off track, has been working 15 hours a day because I don't get paid for student teaching (HE REALLY IS THE BEST HUSBAND EVER) I knew that I needed to get a job before Christmas because he goes back to school full time again in January. Knowing that I would not be able to get a teaching job right away, I began thinking. Mark and I quickly brainstormed that I should try and get a job in a dental office. For those of you who don't know, Mark is going into dentistry. We figured that I can learn the office side of the business so when he is done with school, someone would know how to work the office side of the business. Well after TWO interviews, I found out that I got a job today! I am now a dental office assistant and I start on December 1st. I am so excited to be able to learn the business. Although I will not be using my degree at the moment, it is going to be PERFECT for us. We are both so excited. We know that our Heavenly Father has a huge part in our lives. We recognize the Lords Tender mercies and are grateful to know that His hands have played a huge role in this job. We love Him and know that everything will continue to work out.
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Friday, November 7, 2008
This is our bedroom. Yes it is a full size bed but we are getting a queen one very soon as a graduation present.
This is our living room
Although Mark and I want to move out of Rexburg ASAP, we love where we are living. We know that this is where we are supposed to be so we make the best out of everyday. Believe it or not, I have decorated my house. This is something that I thought that I would never be able to do. I have become Mrs. Suzy homemaker. Don't ask me where that came from. :) Anyways, I thought that I would post some pictures of our house for all to see!
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Sunday, November 2, 2008
Well I am starting to get better at this blogging thing for sure! It has taken some time but I think that I am starting to get it! Mark and I have been keeping so busy but we took some time to carve some pumpkins for Halloween. We had a BLAST! Not only did we carve pumpkins….we made caramel apples! YUM YUM! Don’t be jealous of our pumpkin carving because we pretty much are professionals!
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