Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 3 a pic of me and my friends

Well I cant just post one..........

This first picture is some of the greatest friends I have ever had. We have all been friends since high school. Jess, Tami, Tresca and Hayley. Love them so much

This is the lovely Nicole, she has been a friend since the 11th grade. Her and her family have always been such wonderful examples of the gospel and this picture was taken the day I got sealed in the St. George temple. Love you Pud

And the wonderful Courtney who was posted about in my Sunday shout out last week. This was at our lunchen after my sealing to my family.

Last but deffintley not least, my bestest friend Veronica. I met Ronnie here in Hurricane and Im lucky enough to also have her in my ward. We share the love and passion of our beautiful horses and spend ALOT of time together. I trully feel like I knew her before this life and love having her be my friend.

p.s. I never claimed to be pretty but I know Im deffintaly NOT in a few of these pictures, Im just sayin........

Now if only I actually had a picture of ALL my wonderful friends, I sadly dont. So if you are wishing you were in a picture on here with me, know that Im wishing that too.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 2 The meaning behind my blog name...

Well the meaning behind my blog name is pretty simple, its my last name. However taking on that last name was not a simple task. I went through alot in my life to finally meet Nephi Alma Iverson. I'm happy with my life and being an Iverson, they are my family that I am sealed to for time and all eternity. Now my blog url is something I wish I knew how to change and not loose my whole blog. Iversonfamilyof3 is missing my special little Kanon, he wasn't born when I made the blog but he defiantly makes a wonderful number four to our family :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

30 day blog post challenge

I'm starting this challenge to get me back in the mood to post on my blog, so hopefully this helps motivate goes

Each day of the month, write a blog post according to these guidelines below:

Day 1-Recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 2-The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 3-A picture of you and your friends
Day 4-A habit that you wish you didn't have
Day 5-A picture of somewhere you've been to
Day 6-Favorite super hero and why
Day 7-A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 8-Short term goals for this month and when you'll accomplish them
Day 9-Something you're proud of in the past few days
Day 10-Songs you listen to when you're bored, happy, sad, mad, hyped
Day 11-Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12-How you found out about blogger and why you have one
Day 13-A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14-'A picture of you and your family
Day 15-Put your ipod or shuffle on-first 10 songs that play
Day 16-Another picture of yourself
Day 17-Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18-Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19-Nicknames you have and why you have them
Day 20-Someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future
Day 21-A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22-What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23-Something you crave for a lot
Day 24-A letter to your parents
Day 25-What I would find in your bag
Day 26-What do you think about your friends
Day 27-Why you are doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28-A picture of you from last year and now-how have you changed?
Day 29-In this past month, what have you learned?
Day 30-Your favorite song

DAY 1-Recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

Recent picture of me, seeing Bill Cosby at the tuacan in St. George

15 interesting facts

1. I have C.M.T. a form of muscular dystrophy and was diagnosed with it at age 11
2. I was born in Kokomo Indiana
3. I love Bob Marley
4. My favorite color is Green
5. I can put my legs up around my head
6. I have major OCD
7. I joined the LDS church at age 24, the best decision I EVER made
8. Love to sing, not the great at it but love it
9. Met my hubby on an lds dating website
10. I'm a beauty school drop out lol
11. Had major foot surgery in 2005 to reconstruct my feet and help me walk better
12. I can only hold the phone on my left ear to talk, I think it sounds funny in my right.
13. It makes me sad to watch people wiggle their toes, I cant even move one of mine because of my C.M.T. :(
14. I had cervical cancer when I was 17, thank heavens I took care of it and now have two beautiful boys
15. I don't know how to swim very well, so I'm afraid of taking my kids to the pool because I know I couldn't save them if they were to drowned

Probably not the most "interesting" facts about me but thats what ya get

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A rambling of sorts

Today was filled with alot of old emotions and memories making their way to the surface of my heart. Today I remember again why I choose to live the life I do and be a member of the greatest faith I have ever know. Today was a day to remember my Heavenly fathers love for me, and the way he Atoned for me. I think any time we dig into our selves and start to find the pain we thought we had dealt with or stuffed far enough away it stills stings a bit. I know that I lived through the things in my life that I did for a purpose. I know life has a reason and I know that life after this is far more lovely than my mind can wrap itself around. I'm grateful for the strength to continue to fight and for the desire to do so. I guess I'm continually reminded that Satan don't kick no dead dogs!!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday shout out

So I'm changin some things up around here... I'm going to be doing a lil thing called The Sunday shout out. I'll be posting some about some pretty amazing people in my life.
I'm going to start off with one of the greatest people I know Courtney Bardsley. You may have seen her and her wonderful family on the news a few years back when her younger brother Garret Bardsley went missing while camping in the Uintas with his boy scout troop. Friday, August 20, 2004 changed their families life forever. I was with Courtney when she got that phone call at work that he was missing. I remember telling her that everything was probably fine and to calm down and try and drive home safely. Little did anyone know the effects that day would have on so many people. Courtney and her family tried to stay strong and kept themselves swolled up in the gospel and the comfort it and it alone could bring to them during that time.
I remember praying and asking Heavenly Father why they would have to go through such pain not knowing what lied ahead of them just a short while later.
On March 20th 2006 Courtney was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.), three days before her 21st birthday. I remember thinking to myself, You have got to be kidding me? Of all the families in the world, Why the Bardsley's? Haven't the had their share of heart ache? Why Courtney? Well I know Heavenly Father's plan is perfect. I know he allows us to go through things that only he knows we can handle. Before Courtney got diagnosed her dad Kevin came into our work to have his back worked on. (we worked in physical therapy) I'll never forget the spirit he brought with him everywhere he went. I was not a member of the LDS church at the time and was actually pretty against it, however I couldn't deny the way I felt when Kevin would speak to me. He had a kindness and love in his eyes I had rarley seen in my life. He wasn't afraid to share his knowledge of the gospel and the blessings it brought into his life. I remember wanting to follow him all around the clinic just to be near that spirit. With his only daughter now sick I couldn't imagine how this family stayed so strong. I remember him telling me they went to the temple often to feel peace.
Peace is something I felt when I went to visit Court in the hospital while she was so sick. I remember shaking my head thinking, here I am walking out of this hospital with a smile on my face because SHE made my day better just by seeing her. The energy that came from her was so positive. I mean don't get me wrong I know she had her days where it was tough to just open her eyes, but she tried to make the best of the hand she was dealt. After a little bit of a journey she found a bone marrow match. And started her journey to California to start her healing process. I could go on and on about this story and how happy it ends. TODAY is her five year anniversary of being diagnosed. I'm so thankful that she is here and healthy and beautiful as ever.
Having the Bardsley family in my life has made me a better person. They were there the day I got baptised, they were there when I got sealed to my family for time and all eternity. I want them but especially Courtney to know how much I love her. Having her in my life has truly changed me. I have learned what finding joy in life no matter what means. I would challenge you too all look inside yourself and see if you have the strength and the courage to be a bone marrow donor. There is always going to be someone in need and I feel its something wonderful you can do to help others in need.
I want to end this Sunday shout out to Courtney by saying "Love you to the moon and back, keep going forward the way you have so lovely taught me to do."

This is Beautiful Courtney today with her wonderful dad Kevin

I Cant forget Courtney's sweet mother Heidi, uncondtional love is her middle name

Chemo treatments look good on her dont ya think lol

Want to follow this wonderful girl yourself, well be my guest

Friday, March 18, 2011

Its been awhile.....

Wow has it really been months and months since I posted on here. Holy canoly! Well this past Nov. I had the privilege of having my computer crash on me AGAIN, again you ask? Yes the year previous it crashed on my in Nov. also. However this time I had my neighbor build my a flippin sweet one that can handle all of my photo shop editing so I shouldn't blow this one up. Keep your fingers crossed will ya.
The boys and I have been filling our days with lots of shooting hoops, building forts out of blankets, riding scooters, falling off of scooters, playing CARS golf in the back yard and chasing the dog around the house. You know typical boy things. I cant imagine or remember my life without these two crazy beans. However I do remember what it was like to NOT be yelling, don't touch that, stop pushing that, stop slamming that, don't put your fingers in there, we don't say that, and please don't say everything mommy says. Just because mommy says it doesn't make it right. I'm so glad I have an almost four year to keep my toes to the fire.
Anyway I really didn't have anything in particular to blog about I just knew I had to start somewhere to get me back aboard, so there you go. IM BACK and will be posting more often so stay tuned..........