Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Host a Book Show!

Fall is here, and time is slipping
The air is colder, wind is whipping.

See my website down below...
Do some shopping, tell friends you know!

Christmas is coming really quick
Make your wish list, it's hard to pick.

Find books on pirates, trucks, & cooking,
Books on fairies, just keep looking.

Books about cowboys, ponies, and space
Art books, history books, and stencils to trace.

We all love books & discounts too
So I have a great deal for you!

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How to do this?.....HOST A SHOW!!!

**Now booking Fall and Holiday Season shows!

Get yours scheduled today before my calendar fills up!**

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Temple Dedication

What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday! Today was the dedication of the new Oquirrh Mountain Temple. Such a wonderful experience!
I was able to take both Preston and Jaida to attend. It was so nice! We are such a blessed people, and I am so proud to be a member of the church.
There are so many things in the world today that can pull you in all directions. I feel so grateful to know that my life has purpose, that there is a plan set up for all of us, and there is so much more to look forward too. I love the temple, and we are so blessed to be surrounded by so many. Attending this meeting once again strengthened my testimony. I know my Heavenly Father loves me, and he has laid out a plan for me to return and live with Him again.
I felt the spirit so strong today. It made me miss Eric, but at the same time reminded me once again that no matter where he is at the moment, we are an eternal family. I am so grateful for that knowledge. I knew when I was very young that I wanted to get married in the temple. I let nothing stand in my way. I am so thankful I found a worthy man with my same values willing and able to take me there over 12 years ago.
I pray that I can make good choices, and continue to live worthy to attend there often. Attending the temple is one of the greatest blessings we can receive on this earth. We just have to take advantage of it.
One of the messages today talked about how we have nice homes with all the accomodations for living. We have rooms for eating, rooms for sleeping, rooms for television and recreation. We need a room for the Savior! Make sure He is in our homes. Make sure there are pictures on the walls depicting our beliefs, and representing who we are and our faith. Have reminders of the standards we have set for ourselves so we don't get lost in the shuffle.
I know simplicity is one of the keys to being happy, but when we include the Savior we only increase that happiness!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Back to School!!

The kids all went back to school this week starting Thursday the 20th of August! Summer was great, but with Eric gone we didn't do near as much fun stuff, and they were getting bored! Here is Preston my big 5th grader. It is freaking me out that he is old enough to go to Clear Creek this year. I loved Clear Creek!

And Jaida starting 3rd grade.

Alyssa going into 1st grade. SO excited for all day, and to be able to eat lunch at school!

Here's all 3, humoring me and smiling for the camera.

Also a shot with Cade. He wanted to be in the picture, but didn't want to stand by them. Silly kid! I'm not sure what Alyssa is doing. I think she was overly excited for the big day.

Alyssa coming back to say goodbye once more. Maybe a little nervous.

Welcome Fall!!!!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Pleasant Grove Promenade!

Beginning this year on July 2nd, Pleasant Grove started their own hometown Farmer's Market. It is just outside the community center lawn at 200 South Main in Pleasant Grove and goes from 4-8 p.m each Thursday evening.
I have had a booth there each week, and it has been so fun! They are still looking for more vendors, especially food and garden items, so if your interested, here is their website:

It is fun to come walk around a bit, and socialize with the locals. They also have a kids corner for the little ones, plus there is a playground right there as well. They also have live entertainment each week, with various performers.
Check it out!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Cade turned 2!! (Way behind!)

I am so far behind, but I just realized I never made a Birthday post on Cade a few months ago! My little Wesley Cade McConahay was born on May 25, 2007. He weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 21 inches long. Such a perfect little baby, and my easiest birth of all!
Here are a few of my favorite pictures over the last 2 years. I tried to keep it simple, so it was hard to choose, but these are cute!

Fresh out of the "oven". LOL

Big yawn!

My little genius!

About 1 yr. old!

Starting to walk!

Walking in daddy's boots!

Happy Birthday Buddy! We love you so much!

Just a little about Cade:
Cade has been a wonderful addition to our family. I can't imagine our lives without him. He is so sweet, loving, helpful, spunky, and smart all rolled into one. He still doesn't talk a lot, but it is amazing out much he knows! He loves playing ball (with any ball), he loves books, he loves trucks and tractors, and loves to lead & direct music. So funny!

Life in Qatar!

Eric has been gone for almost 2 months now, so we are almost 1/2 way done! It is harder at times than others, but we are surviving! Here are just a couple basic pictures he sent me a while back. This is just various shots of the base.

Can you believe all the pretty colors? NOT! I would so miss the mountains, trees, and flowers. Everything is so white. Blah!

This is like an outdoor lounge area. Everyone can hang out. Let me remind you it hardly ever goes below 100 degrees there. And if it does, it is like 2:00 in the morning. It is usually around 110 to 115 degrees every day, and has gotten as hot as 140 degrees. They also do not have rain there at all. Since it is the desert, they have mostly sandstorms.

Here is Eric with one of the guys he works with! What is funny about this is when Eric joined the military over 20 years ago, he was stationed at Beale AFB in California with this same guy! Small world!

Keep up the good work honey! We love you!