Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Christmas Spirit

Just a few thoughts of mine here. We as humans often lead up to this time of year with a rush of things to do, things to buy, trips to schedule, and people to see. It's been said again and again, but really this is a time that we should slow down, and think of the little child that was born in that little dirty stable in Bethlehem a very long time ago. Jesus grew up to be the man that would make blind men see, and the lame to walk. He would raise those that were dead, conquer Satan, and his hold on us, and even break down the walls of death that hold us back from Eternity. Can we really honor him in a frenzy of buying and people seeing? Jesus was the single greatest life form to grace the soil of this planet, how many decorations on the Christmas tree remind us of Him? I'm just asking rhetorically, because I fall into the same thing. My Darth Vader Decoration is up there on the tree with everyone elses, but I'm just wondering, why do we need a tree to honor the Son of God? What significance does it hold? I think instead of blasting Christmas music maybe we should take a few more quiet hours of contemplation about what Jesus did for us. Perhaps instead of worrying about what you will get someone this year, think about how you are going to serve them, and what good you are going to do in this world. We have to face the facts, the world is darkening all around us, and that will not change. We will never beat off this darkness through ignoring it, or by imagining that our Christmas lights and gifts are a true reflection of the joy and love we should feel because of the Atonement of the Savior. In the absence of light, Darkness prevails. Light can only be spread by serving our fellow man, doing good, preaching Christ, and loving our neighbors as ourselves. I for one plan on spending a little more time on my knees in gratitude for the one true and unperishable gift of this season, Jesus Christ, and His atoning blood.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Austin and Sarah delivered a beautiful baby boy last week his name is
Brady Kenneth Glidewell :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas tree


Joel and I went to Walmart last night and purchased our first Christmas tree. It was so little but none the less we were so excited to get it home and decorated.
We are so excited for our first Christmas!

Friday, November 28, 2008


This year was allot of fun Joel and I and the rest of the Glidewell clan celebrated at the Mellyn Household. It was Really great experience to get to know Sarah's (my new sister in law's) family they are a great bunch of people that we are blessed to know. WE are also very blessed to have Sarah in our family and we are all so excited to meet little Brady Glidewell soon!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I am grateful for Priestood blessings.
I have found that very recently in my own personal trials and in the trials of my little family that the lord is always aware of us. He NEVER leaves us. He is always mindful of our needs, If we will but only humble ourselves and look to him he will guide us and help us to succeed in all things, big or small. I have found that It is in the simple acts of saying our prayers and reading scripture that he speaks to us and guides us, & he anxiously awaits to do so. He loves us.

Losing your Job and scraping by is never easy, in fact its been down right miserable some days with all the doubt and fear constantly going through your head of not making it and losing your independence and feeling bad for yourself, Its tough.
But In someways I'm glad that I've had a little taste of what that feels like because it's made me more aware of all that I have and whats really most important to me in my life. I have so much. I should not be quick to take for granted all that the lord has given me because I know from personal exprience it can be gone quicker than you can imagine.

Today I am singing Hallelujah's I Found I great job and I am now the newest part-time Groomer at Whiskers to tails pet salon and spa! Blessings! Blessings! Blessings!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Hey Everyone

This is my first Blog post on here so bear With me... Also I just want to say that I hope to be better about updating to keep things interesting...

Halloween :

Well It was mine and Joels first Halloween Married, and I have to say I think it turned out pretty good we carved pumpkins and took Ian (my youngest brother) "Trunk-or-Treating" At my brother in laws stake.

The reason behind that was Ian would not have had much of a chance to trick or treat because Mom and Dad were not wanting to go for very long, or at all if they could help it. Also My Brother in law Josh and his wife Heather were in charge of decorating and policing the event (which turned out to be a huge hit with the neighborhood and had a rather large gathering as a result)

So... Joel and I decided to take Ian along and help out with the festivities and we ended up having a really good time. We all dressed up, (Joel as Mr Bennett from "Heroes" and I went as a Flapper Girl & even Anna dressed up) and drank plenty of root beer and Ian got of to do plenty of Trick or Treating so it was a very good night for us all.