Friday, February 19, 2010

Fish Tacos

What an awesome day! Our principal sent four teachers(one of which was me) from our school to the Love and Logic Conference in Little Rock. We are all big fans of Love and Logic so it was great fun! The best part was lunch! We drove downtown and finally found a parking place. We ate at The Flying Fish. I have never eaten there before. I had fish tacos and they were amazing! I know we shouldn't love food so much, but I really enjoyed eating them! They were crispy corn tortillas with fried catfish and this wonderfully sweet sauce, coleslaw, and pico de gallo on top. WOW! I wish I had thought to take a picture of them. (I'm going to have to get a better phone with a better camera. Another thing to add to my want list.) The best part about lunch, though, was eating with friends. We laughed and talked and laughed. After the workshop, I went to visit my mom. We had a nice visit. Then on my way home, I felt like doing something fun so I stopped at a flea market for about 30 minutes. Going to flea markets is one of my favorite things to do.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Positive List

How is it possible to feel so positive one day and not the next? I am having to force myself to think positive today. So what things do I have in my life that are wonderful? My wonderful husband, my children, our new house, my job, my friends, my health, .... The list can go on and on. Okay, I feel better. Speaking of wonderful things in my life, a friend wanted me to share an update on the house, so here goes. Brian almost has all the sheetrock up. We have started priming and painting upstairs. We are planning on moving in this summer!!!

Trying to choose paint colors for the living area

Our warm fireplace!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Trying Again

I started this blog a while back to promote a positive attitude (mainly in myself). It evolved into a family blog and then stopped altogether. This year, before I made my goals, I wrote a mission statement for myself: "I can do all things with the help of my Heavenly Father. I will take care of me spiritually, physically, and emotionally so I can help others. I will live my life by these priorities in this order: my own personal salvation, family, church, work, then everything else. I am in control of my own salvation and will depend on Heavenly Father and myself to solve my problems." I'm really working on taking care of myself (as moms know, it can be difficult). After having my spirits lifted by posting some positive comments on facebook and reading my friend's blogs (yes, you Chelsie), I decided I need to get back to why I started this blog in the first place. So, as I struggle to take care of myself, I will be posting as many positive, uplifting things as I can find.

This is a story I read today that touched my heart.
If the link doesn't work, let me know.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


I am hosting a virtual Tupperware party! If you are interested, email me at and I will send you an invite with a link to the catalog!


Monday, May 18, 2009

Grisham Family update


The front porch swing is already stained and in use. It seems like yesterday that Jaydan was a baby. How did she grow up so fast? She is my ray of sunshine and totally keeps me grounded.

Our fireplace insert to keep us warm in winter.

Electrical wiring is taking place now, thanks to the Elders and Bro. Randy Smith.

I had the privilege of going to the zoo with Jaydan and her class. We had a great time! They had an awesome bird show! Jaydan likes to see the Lorikeets and the monkeys. She thought the train ride was great. (Funny, but I remember it being a lot more fun when I was little.)

Jaydan in front of the African termite mound

The girls loved the pink flamingos!

Oops! I think three monkeys escaped!

I see you! All the kids had homemade binoculars. It was so cute to see the kids use them as if they really worked.


The rose bushes are loaded! They will always make me remember Sis. Thomas.

I can't wait for green beans! Maybe the curse has been lifted. Brian says when he was a kid his mother made him pick green beans. He hated it and one day said, "Curse you, green beans, curse you!" He said they've never been able to grow green beans since.

My first zucchini blossom!

Baseball is in full swing (pun intended). Brian is having a great season! He is by far the best player on his team. Jaydan and I don't get to all his games, because some of them are at 8:00 at night. I'll try to get some pictures up soon. He now has his permit and is driving everywhere. He's a good driver
Alec has signed up for the Air Force and will find out soon when he leaves.
Matt is out of the Army and is here with us for a bit. I am enjoying having him here. He's planning on going to school in the fall.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dominic Cooper Daniel

I had a great Spring Break! It is awesome to see your kids grow up and be parents. I am so proud of David and Priscilla. They are both good parents and love each other! Here are some pics from the week:

Priscilla, Dominic, David in Hot Springs

Woo Pig Sooie!!

Go Hogs!!

Me, Dominic, Jaydan (having camera problems)

Jaydan and Dominic (giggle buddies by the end of the week)

Uncle James and Dominic

Happy Dominic!

I think I only heard Dominic fuss a couple of times the whole week. He is a happy, lovable little boy. We really enjoyed having them here for a week.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

House Update

I love this front door!

Brian is doing a great job on the siding!

We found a great deal on rockers and a porch swing! Jaydan is convinced the swing is just for her, but I can't wait to snuggle up with my sweetheart on a cool evening and swing on our awesome front porch!