Lava You

This was one of my very favorite Disney Short Films Ever!
Loved the Music!!


Have you seen this David Archuleta Meet the Mormons GLORIOUS video? Such an uplifting piece.

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D&C 78: 17-19

17 Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye are little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the Father hath in his own hands and prepared for you;

18 And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours.

19 And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more.

Arise & Seize the Day

a little newsies fun…

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i love him


despite my cranky pregnant-woman nature lately, i do love my jimmy.
i ought to write it down for posterity sake.
he is a precise, analytical, hard-working, worthy fellow.
i am very glad he is a part of my life.
(and I’m glad he still puts up with me after 6 pregnancies and my cranky-pants days!)
{first picture together … stewart falls hike … may 2000}

sweet song & style {all of me loves all of you}

Religious Freedom

This is super random and not very intellectual due to my lack of understanding of political things… but I felt impressed today to focus on Religious Freedom.

My sis sent me this super interesting rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner in a Minor Key. I actually really loved it! It shows the power of music on our emotions and thoughts. But specifically I felt like this song in this key somewhat describes what is going on in our country … that certain freedoms are slowly being taken away by national government … slowly slipping off-key until our country doesn’t resemble the America the founding fathers creating under guidance from God. Not that all is lost (yet!)… but even this non-politically minded mother can see that things in this country are not quite right, especially related to religious freedom.

So – first thing I decided to do is read some talks by Dallin H. Oaks on Religious Freedom. Click on the Title Header to view full-transcript from the LDS Newsroom. Super interesting messages… though my brain only comprehends every other word (you see, he’s quite brilliant at using legal terms). Anyhoo…

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“The inherent conflict between the precious religious freedom of the people and the legitimate regulatory responsibilities of the government is the central issue of religious freedom. Here are just a few examples of current controversial public issues that involve this conflict: laws governing marriage and adoption; laws regulating the activities of church-related organizations like BYU-Idaho in furtherance of their religious missions — activities such as who they will serve or employ; and laws prohibiting discrimination in employment or work conditions against persons with unpopular religious beliefs or practices.”

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“I believe one important way to move forward is to minimize talk of rights and to increase talk of responsibilities. From the standpoint of religion, I urge my fellow believers to remember that the scriptures contain very little talk of rights, only commandments that create responsibilities. Others, who choose to reason in pragmatic terms, should remember that we strengthen rights by encouraging the fulfillment of responsibilities.”

… In conclusion, I reaffirm my conviction that this is a time for hope, the kind of hope described by my dear friend and colleague Elder Neal A. Maxwell:

“Real hope is much more than wishful musing. It stiffens, not slackens, the spiritual spine. It is composed, not giddy, eager without being naïve, and pleasantly steady without being smug.”

“Such hopes can only be realized by concentrating on what we have in common, by striving for mutual understanding, by treating all our neighbors with goodwill, and by exercising patience. It is a time of hope for mutual respect and accommodation, but it is up to you and me to make it happen.”

Let it Go Children’s Choir

how does this girl sing so amazing?!
liza loves this version since it has a little dancing.

Shine your Way

The Croods (“Froods”, according to Liza). Definitely not a show I thought we’d watch.
Then it came on Netflix.
A scene from The Croods
Turned out to be okay … with several LIGHT themes I liked.

Too funny to me that Nicolas Cage was the dad. His best quote.
“Fear keeps us alive. Never not be afraid. Curiosity kills.” Grug
Nice. A little opposite from our “Faith over Fear” mantra.

GUY with the brain who had ideas… followed the LIGHT.
“Last thing my parents told me was: “Don’t hide. Live. Follow the sun. You’ll make it to Tomorrow.” Guy

Sometimes I feel this way in the winter… kindof like living in a cave.
“That wasn’t LIVING! That was just…. “Not Dying”! There’s a difference.”
All of your tears will dry faster in the sun,
Starting today,
Shine, shine, shine,
Shine your way

Liza quoting the monkey…

Liza dancing to Shine Your Way…
we’re obviously not into doing hair, cleaning faces, or getting dressed around here lately. Oops.

Music Video for Shine Your Way…

Kung Fu Piano Guys

I really like this one. The Chopin mix-in was great. Very deep thoughts, I know. But yeah. listen.

Happy Song for the Day

I love this song.

It cheered my heart this morning.

I’m going to listen to it all day…

well, as much as possible.

Beautiful scenery too.

Happy songs are good.

This is encouraging… and uplifting

a little february love

We think this Disney short movie is fun. It showed right before Wreck-it-Ralph at the theater. I think the music is cute.