Monday, November 15, 2010

All Hallow's Eve

This year's Halloween was SOO much fun! Jess' sister Tammy threw another awesome party and it ended up being such a fun night!

Jess and I went as pirates... and Jess totally took the cake for having the better costume! Notice his missing leg in the picture below. He is quite creative!!

We played a bunch of fun games with other couples, like bobbing for apples and the donut race!Classic Halloween party games!



Jess's sister Tammy and hubby Mike as Fred & Wilma Flintstone

Jess's sister Karlee and her boyfriend Conner as sailors

Jess's sister Jill and her date as.... 80's aerobics girl and afro-man?!

I've never been good at the donut game... Jess had me beat at this by a long shot! But it's fun to play right?!

Jess getting ready to bob for apples!

Group picture! Thanks everyone for the fun night :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Trials

Trials come in all different shapes and sizes but the one thing that all of us have in common in relation to trials is that we all have to experience them at some point or another in our lives. We all handle trials differently - some big and overwhelming, and some small and quite manageable. I have had my fair share of trials, believe you me, but nothing like the sweet Sullenger family has experienced. I have been following Patrick and Ashley's blog for a few months now and every time I read a new entry from Ashley, I am overwhelmed with tears and my testimony is strengthened. This young family lost their one year old little girl in a drowning accident this past July - and thankfully Ashley has blogged about her experiences and has willingly shared them with many strangers, myself included.

http://patrickandashley.blogspot.com/2010/09/answers.html


The link above is one of my favorite posts from Ashley. It's about trials and looking at them from a different point of view. No matter what you are going through, there is something good that can come from it. I truly believe this. Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers - not always in the time or way we want, but He answers them perfectly - the way He knows we need them answered... for us to grow.

I encourage each of you to read the link I shared, and if you are interested in following Patrick and Ashley's blog, I have added their blog button to my sidebar along the right-hand side towards the top.