Sunday, March 6, 2011

"The Best Day EVER!"

**I had every intention of posting this Saturday the 5th...but life got away from me and I haven't had time 'til now.**
*****I've spent an hour waiting for the dang pictures to post...I guess if you want to see pictures, you'll have to look on facebook. I give up!*****
Yesterday there was a special day done by the Paul Mitchell school called 'princess day.' For $10 they gave little princess' manicures, pedicures, facials and did their makeup. (They also did hair but it wasn't advertised so I did her's before we time :)
Friday night just before bed I told Kira that she would get a surprise the next morning. She went to bed practically bouncing. Of course, Saturday morning she was up at the crack of dawn and giddy with anticipation for her surprise. When I told her what was to come she was excited and a bit nervous.
By the time we pulled into the school she was bubbly again. She started by getting a facial complete with cucumbers. It was so funny to see her try to keep them on her eyes. Her next stop was makeup. They let her pick the colors and she chose a light blue on her eyes and of course, pink for her lips.
She then got her nails done. They had a bunch of bold and frankly, rather ugly colors. I thought for sure she would choose a gaudy hot pink, yet she chose a pretty light pink. She then went to a different station to get her pedicure. They had a whole different array of colors there from black to blue and bold purple. She was asked what color she wanted on her toes and asked for the same pink. After a few moments spent tracking down the light pink Kira had matching toes! Of course I noticed all the girls nails as I was watching Kira. It might just be me, but I prefer matching nails and feminine colors. It's so great to see that she is developing her taste and instead of going with what everyone was doing, her picks were age aproppriate and beautiful. As we were getting into the car she told me that this was, "The best day ever!"
I have to say, I never thought that I would enjoy doing the 'girly' stuff with my daughters, but ya know, it is kind of fun to see life through the eyes of a girly girl. :) Isn't being a Mom the best!?!

Friday, March 4, 2011 NOW!

I know im not very old yet, yet I find myself reflecting on the past. Through facebook I am able to stay connected and 'know' a bit about the people that were in my life when I was in elementary, middle and high school. I think about the person I was back then and I am apalled at who I was. That one bad choice spiraled into no good choices. Both for myself and the people around me. I have made ammends with *hopefully* all the people that I hurt back then and if I haven't told you, im sorry.
With that said, I look at where I am now. Im 23 years old, I have a wonderful man by my side who cares for me in a way I don't deserve. I have two beautiful children who are so free with their love it amazes me. I have a house, no, a home. I have enough of the material things to satisfy me and so many spirtual blessings that I don't know how I can be so deserving. I have a life. A wonderful, fabulous life!
Through the power of my Savior, Jesus Christ, I have been transformed from the angry, hateful, self satisfying person I used to be to a Christ-centered, happy, healthy Daughter of God. All through the power of the Atonement. Isn't it amazing!?!
Wow. When I sat down to write this blog I was leaning more towards writing about a desire to be closer to those that used to be in my life. At one point there was one person who was the only 'molly Mormon' I really admired and looked up to and now she is getting married and somehow, I don't even know who she is. How sad is that?
Yet even without the people that 'used' to be in my life, I have amazing people in my life now. I have a love for those that I am near. I am trying to see everyone as Christ sees them and even though I don't always reach that, I try and get better day by day. And all this through the love that my Father in Heaven has shown to me. I can hardly wait to see what the next ten years will bring!