May 14, 2007



Wow Smash! That is a great rule to live by. What a great lesson you have already learned in your short years here on this earth. It will serve you well in the rest of your life.

A big rule I live by is the "do unto others" rule. I love to help people, be there for people. I like to spread kindness whether it is thru service, a phone call or just a smile. There doesn't seem to be enough of it anymore.


Kim, you are a great friend and a good "do-er unto others."


Ok -- I think you win the prize for having the most mature 10 year old on the planet! I wish I could say I was that disciplined and could exhibit such self control. I have to say that I don't have many rules involving shopping, much to my husband's chagrin. lol. Most of my "rules" seem to involve food and chocolate. Now that's where I have to have a whole law book published to keep me from cleaning out a bakery in a day. :)
P.S. Love the new banner, someday I'll figure out how to do that!

Grandma Joan

When I got married I had six theories about raising children. Now I have six children and NO THEORIES. I know you understand, Mar.

Ashton: You have inherited a little of Grandpa Lloyd. You are a great kid and will become a great man!!



Any more rules you have? You have good advice!

My 'ears' are full of music for some reason.


Louise Baca

Smash's rule is great. My kids will be reading this post for sure! Mar, you asked what rules I live by... so many. Primarily though, 1) love, 2) forgive 3) work hard and 4) laugh.


Love that Smash. I still stand by my conviction that he should probably be president someday! Hmmm, rules to live by for me, that could take forever, I'll give a short version for now...

1. Never be so bold as to think the world revolves around me, or even my group of loved ones. There is an entire humanity unknown to many people which needs standing up for. If the able don't do it, the disabled never have a chance.
2. Dedicate my life to service, and love of others.
3. Always stay educated. Learn from others but form my own opinions. Don't take things at face value, and always value the principals I learned growing up more than what some guy tells me what to believe on TV.
4. Apathy is the biggest enemy of modern society, so always care what is happening,even when it's disheartening.


I don't know how much wisdom I have to offer, but I always try to make the people around me feel special. I want them to know that I care about them, and that they mean something to me. I do this with the hope that if others can realize that they mean something to me, they mean something to God as well. Sometimes people don't know, or need a reminder, that there is a Heavenly Father who loves them. I hope that as I share my love, they can feel something of His.

(That ended up being more serious than I meant it to be, but it's true!)

Oh! And you always have to be able to laugh at yourself. I try not to take myself too seriously, especially when I'm stressed. I always take a moment to relax, look at whatever situation I've gotten myself into, then find some humor in it. It helps, I promise.

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