Sunday, December 30, 2012

A look into the Pardee family

I just have to document some of the best memories from the past couple weeks.

1. Emily singing rudolph the red nosed reindeer in the car and then randomly gasping and saying "Santa's DEAD??"

2. Listening to Scott and Danee downstairs arguing and laughing at the same time. (Yeah I can hear you)

3. Meadow and Violet's sexy and I know it dancing

4. Eating way too much

5. The Blazers game! Oh yeah!

6. Meeting Jaynah. Good choice Justin

7. Katie telling me she had 20 thousand dollars in her sleep.

8. Stealing cute clothes from both of my sisters

9. Pickle ball, running, biking and basketball with Dad.

10. Just dance.

11. Umm.... Kirby airride.... Oh yeah baby!

12. Getting to spend time with Michelle!

13. Seeing old friends

14. Being able to listen to beautiful music by Katie

15. Steve biting Dad every time he got a chance

16. A dog named Steve. Yep.

17. Acting like we are still kids waiting for Santa (farting noises till midnight and all)

18. Singing carols with grandpa

19. Finding out from a forwarded email that grandma and I both had alzheimer's.

20.Meadow pouring half the ranch bottle on her salad.

21. Mom taking her precious time to have a lengthy heart to heart

 Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.

I can't believe it is almost over. Love you all so much!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Time out

I have a tendency to be a bit of a perfectionist, and it is usually about different things. This week I have been obsessed with spending my time in the best way possible and that is to spend it with my family. I couldn't figure out why I was getting stressed out and was not feeling the spirit as much. I thought that I should be feeling it more.

I was reading a book just now by Brent L Top. He was talking about the importance of taking time to meditate. He said that when we constantly push ourselves mercilessly, we often feel guilty for taking time for ourselves. However, when we take more time for meditation we are doing something spiritually significant. We are not being lazy or wasteful with our time. We are sitting down with God and pondering who we are, what we can do and how we can improve.

Dieter F Uchtdorf said:
" It may seem odd to think of having a relationship with ourselves, but we do. Some people can’t get along with themselves. They criticize and belittle themselves all day long until they begin to hate themselves. May I suggest that you reduce the rush and take a little extra time to get to know yourself better. Walk in nature, watch a sunrise, enjoy God’s creations, ponder the truths of the restored gospel, and find out what they mean for you personally. Learn to see yourself as Heavenly Father sees you—as His precious daughter or son with divine potential."

I am going to try to spend a little more time meditating and refocusing my life in order to have the spirit in my life more.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The ultimate finals pep-talk

Rather than write a super inspiring blog post, I think i will leave it to the experts in positive thinking. 

And here are some that aren't super inspirational but nevertheless must be included in this blog post...

And now you are feeling better right???

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lessons from Kronk

Sometimes making decisions is like this. When we don't know what to do, and we want to do the right thing so badly, Satan comes in and tells us the most insane reasons to believe the lies he tells us. 
First he tells us that what he desires from us will be much better, and then when we question, he says, well... "look what I can do"

I am embarrassed to admit how many times I see him do a one-armed handstand(figuratively of course) and think, "Yep, that must be right."

How do we know what voice to listen to? It can be so confusing when we have so many voices around us and in our heads telling us many different things to do.

This video will help.

Remember that there is only one voice we need to be tuned into. Learn to recognize it and tune your life to hear it. "Filter out the static generated by Satan."