Thursday, March 17, 2011


Just read my sisters blog about her blogging drought and felt a bit pricked. I'm not good at writing like she is, not even close. But she inspired me and maybe there is some mom sitting at home in her bathrobe like me right now needing a bit of inspiration too, so here's the first rain in my own blogging drought.

You know what carves out your soul like nothing else? Waiting. I don't think I am totally out for lunch here when I say that many of our generation had different expectations for what life would be bringing us at this point in our lives. Over the last 3 months I've had a dear friends lose homes, jobs - good secure ones, and perhaps a bit of hope. Over the past year and a half we've been on a pretty intense waiting journey ourselves - first for a new job, our big break, big change. But that wasn't the plan. Expectations changed - hope shattered. Time passed. The kaleidoscope shifted and we were on a whole new waiting journey - waiting and working for a new business to pick up, for a new life in a new place to pick up.

But there are other things we wait for too. Things that I can't share, that I can't fix, that I can't believe are part of my life. And so I wait, hoping against hope that someday these too will make sense.

I used to believe that if I believe, work, pray and hope that miracles will happen significantly close to my personal time frame. Or at least by the time I really needed them. But I've learned that my Savior needs me broken before he can really heal me, before his answers, his help is REAL. He's taken me beyond, so far beyond, what I thought my breaking point was. He's broken me and held me with his hope as I've cried.

So I hold onto hope, hope that somehow, someday all the breaking and waiting and working will reveal a version of myself that the Lord will be proud of, a version that will be ready to meet Him when he comes.

Monday, February 28, 2011

And the winners are...

Janae, Holly G, Sarah D, and Michelle S.,

Winners please contact me to arrange ticket pick-up and ENJOY the show!!

(Thanks to Feld Entertainment for the free tickets!)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Disney on Ice -- Free Tickets!

I will be giving away 4 family 4packs between now and the end of this month. Leave me a comment if you are interested. More tickets can be purchased at
Dates and show information are outlined below.

Audiences are invited to make an ordinary day extraordinary and enjoy some of the world's most popular festivities with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, including a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a Mardi Gras parade with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo and Stitch; a winter wonderland with everyone's favorite toys - Woody, Jessie & Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains; a Valentine's Day Royal Ball with the Disney Princesses...and more in the celebration of the century! Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate! features more than 50 characters from 16 Disneystories live on ice, including Tiana, the newest Disney Princess from Walt Disney Pictures' The Princess and the Frog.

Location & Showtimes
EnergySolutions Arena - 301 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  • Wednesday, March 9 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 10 7:00 pm
  • Friday, March 11 4:00 pm; 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 12 11:00 am; 2:30 pm; 6:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 13 11:00 am; 2:30 pm; 6:30 pm

Ticket prices for Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate! range from $13, $17, $23, $40 (VIP) and $52 (Front Row) - prices do not include service charges, handling or facility fees. Tickets are available from the EnergySolutions Box Office and all SmithTix locations, via phone by calling (801) 355-SEAT or (800) 888-TIXX and online at To learn more about Disney On Ice, go to, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Have to share these...

Whether you like dance or not, you'll love this. It's just lovely!

This reminds me of what all these crazy and wonderful mothering moments are all about.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Vote for Leah!

Maleficent (from Sleeping Beauty)

Follow this link and vote for Leah in the Disney Costume Contest
just a 2 more days to vote!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Free Tickets!!!

thanks again to Lulu Hart with Feld Entertainment, I have FREE tickets to give away!
We will be giving away four family 4-packs to see Disney On Ice!

I will be giving away these 4 packs from now until Nov. 7th, so post your comment now!!
(And stay tuned for more fun events leading up to this great show!)

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnies Magical Journey went on sale September 27th and will be available at the Energy Solutions Arena Box Office, all SmithTix locations or by calling 801-355-SEAT or 800-888-TIXX, and online at or

Performance Schedule:
Thursday, November 11th, 7:00 PM
Friday, November 12th, 4:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 13th, 11:00 AM, 2:30 PM & 6:30 PM
Sunday, November 14th, 1:30 PM & 5:30 PM

Tickets are priced at $13 - $23, $35 (VIP), $50 (Rinkside). Service charges and handling fees may apply. All seats are reserved.

You can enter the coupon code: BLOG to get kids tickets for just $10.00!
(every 4 kids tickets purchased, 1 adult ticket needs to be purchased.)

To learn more about Disney On Ice, visit

About the Show:
Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they travel to four magical destinations all in one fun-filled ice production! Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey will take audiences on a sightseeing tour of the imagination. This ice spectacular visits Salt Lake City from Thursday, November 11 through Sunday, November 14 with eight performances at the Energy Solutions Arena go on sale Monday, September 27.

Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy have their bags all packed for a journey that will transport audiences straight from their seats into the magical worlds of best friends Lilo and Stitch as they hula in Hawaii; Simba and Nala as they explore the African Pride Lands; Ariel and Sebastian as they experience an aquatic adventure in their undersea kingdom; and Peter Pan and Tinker Bell as they soar through the starry skies.

Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey features an international team of award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a colorful set that captures all four unique worlds. Audiences will be entranced as they experience this exciting excursion — one that will fill the arena with magic, music, and best of all, Mickey and Minnie!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Winners are...drumroll...

Shepherd Family
Ashby Family
Crosby Family
Germer Family

Each of you get a family 4 pack which come with stickers and clown noses:). Children 2 and over need a ticket. The dates you can choose from are listed on the original give-away post. Contact me to figure out how best to get the tickets to you.