Thursday, December 17, 2009

Santa Letters from 2nd Graders

        (It wouldn't be Christmas without Kate sobbing about something)

Dear Santa-

May I please have a Wii and an X-box. You're a nice guy and you are cool.
From, Nathan

Oh and 3 more things. I want a D.S.I., nerf bullets, oh and mistletoe for me sister because she might want to kiss her friend haha!

Dear Santa,
I'm trying to be very good and ho ho ho Merry Christmas! From, Carson
Oh yea I am so sorry I woke up and saw you. Please can I have a little bag of coal one piece please, and three lego sets, and a new teddy bear. Thank you!

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this year, I have never flipped a card. I am going to put two socks out for my mice so you can get them some presents. Love, Abby

Dear Santa,
I wish you were my brother and I want to meet you and your elves too. Please let me have a bike and a basketball. I have been good to my mom and my teacher. I love you Santa very much.  From your best friend, Tommy.  My best best friend is Santa.

Dear Saint Nick,
I want you to have an easier life so please no toys this year but give my brother my toys!
Love, Benjamin

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I just finished reading a story about Stephanie Nielson aka Nie Nie. If you don't know who she is you should change that. I blog stalk her on a very consistent basis. She is a plane crash survivor, Mormon, mother, wife, and positively inspiring gal.

I found my eyes welling up as I read her story. As I listened to her sweet voice speak of the accident and her life since. Trials and adversity give you a certain perspective. I know that. She has incredible perspective. It is a very underrated tool.

I don't know Stephanie  personally. But I feel like I know her. And although our adversities and trials have been very different, I can relate to her, in feelings of frustration, anger, question, loss, hope, faith, and a belief that things will get better. They do get better. And in this life, we have to go through all this crap in order to earn something far greater in the next.

Thank you Nie Nie.

To visit her blog and read her amazing story, click here



Tuesday, December 8, 2009


It seems that I am a tad busy lately. You'd think I was trying to graduate from college or something. My 'to do' list before my semester is officially over is daunting. But I continue to chip away, while downing massive amounts of Diet Coke (with lime these days). 

But, when you wake up to this... it's hard to be in a bad mood. Because it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Which means...

...this guy is coming soon.

The "Old Bastard" which my grandma Mary so lovingly calls him. And all I have to say is that I can't wait for that "Old Bastard" to climb down my chimney this year.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

JTT where are you?

Remember J.T.T.? Pretty sure I watched Home Improvement just for him (and Tim Allen of course, in my 7th grade year book I wrote that Tim Allen was my favorite actor).   I think Hollywood could use a little J.T.T. right now, I know I could.