Monday, October 29, 2012

Word for Week Five

So life is moving along 100 seems like during this time of year it never lets up...then I add in working 3 to 4 days a week and's been crazy!!

An update on my "happily ever after"...well, for now it's on hold...please continue to keep us in your prayers. I guess I should be more positive...we think something good will happen. It's just we have waited sooo long and it's been such a LONG year...I just gotta keep on keeping on. a few things to share that are HAPPY and that make my heart SING!

See that cute blonde girl?? That's my Emma!! She and I just started teaching Activity Days at church. We get to spend and hour and a half twice a month with giggly and very silly 8 to 11 year olds. We love it!!:)

Last week we painted pumpkins, made Halloween treat bags and talked about service work.

These two make me so happy.

 This is our amazing missionary, Elder Scoubes. He served with us for 9 months!! This photo was taken the last night he was here at Em's softball game. We adore this young man!! He brought so much joy to our life during some very difficult months. We are so grateful for him and his example!!

A few weekends ago we spent the day at World's of Fun in Kansas City. We try to go every year during Halloween. It's our favorite!!

Everything around the park is spooky:)

Emma couldn't resist this!! Too funny.

Then there was The Timber Wolf...

Yep, front car every time.

There they go!!!

Another BIG coaster...The Mamba.

See Jacks and Em?? Front car again. Love this shot of them.

And then our FAVE coaster...well MINE anyway...The Patriot!!!

This was like our 5th ride of the

Right after this photo was taken...I ended up here.....

Yeah...this is me in the World's of Fun golf cart ambulance...LOL!!! As I was undoing the belt on The Patriot I got stung by one BIG black wasp. I am allergic to wasps. So I was freaking out just a bit hoping my throat wouldn't swell up and then I couldn't breathe and then people would say...she died on The Patriot...ha, ha.

It was so embaressing and kind of funny sitting in that car. They were checking my heart and everything. People were stopping and watching. Hilarious! Turns out I am not as allergic to wasps as I was 20 years ago.


So, yeah...lots making me smile right now.

We are already into Week 5 of our Words Challenge!!! Are you ready for our WORD???

“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Word for Week Five is 


to have the boldness to try; 
to meet defiantly; face courageously.

My idea for this week is to create a Mood Board that says "Dare to Dream". I plan on putting images and words and colors that inspire me and will help me DARE to become who I am meant to be!

How are you coming on our Word Challenge?? I haven't finished my journal pages for Stand or Priorities yet...backgrounds are finished and images picked out...I just haven't put down yet and journaled.

How are YOU coming on the Challenge??


  1. i have not been doing it sadly....but it sounds wonderful...x

  2. good word. great post. glad u are ok. *

  3. your photos at the adventure park are really great, i really look forward to reading your blogs ... sending hugs to you and your family :)

  4. Hi, Leslie, thanks first of all for joining my blog :D ! I love this challenge, it is very inspiring, and thank you for this wonderful word :DARE. Have a fantastic day,

  5. Glad you are okay. Silly wasp! I DARE him to try THAT again - ok, it was bad, I know ;) xoxo


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