This has truly been the craziest summer as far as being busy that I can ever remember. If anyone ever asks me my job title, I quickly respond “The Manager of Chaos!” So yes–these past two months have been filled with happy chaos. Here are five of my favorite memories:
Tim McGraw, friends, and fireworks on the 4th of July–need I say more? We hosted the two boys from Switzerland in the bottom pics for four weeks and had so much fun showing them our beautiful country and culture.
Spending a week at Lake Powell has been a family tradition for the past 12 years. It was fun bringing Oakley this year. She loves playing in the water, riding in speed boats and looking for “ishies” (fish).
I spent a week in Orlando with this gal. She played in the national volleyball tournament and her team took 15 our of 400! Not bad for a day’s work! I love watching her skills on and off the court. She’s an amazing player and a great cheerleader! She has been in a competition or at a camp almost ever week this summer! I’m glad she’s doing something she loves with all her heart!
Meeting “Mr. Wonderful” from Shark Tank was a fun surprise. I happened to be there picking someone up from the Salt Lake City airport and there he was! He’s not my favorite on the show but he was honestly so nice and we chatted for several minutes. So now he’s my farorite! He’s starting a QVC show called “All That’s Wonderful” in the fall!
I took a friend to Temple Square in Salt Lake City and was strongly drawn to this painting. I loved it so much I snapped a photo of the painting and then the meaning behind it. I then found a replica at Zion’s Mercantile that is coming to my home in a week.
It’s called “She Will Find What Is Lost” by Brian Kershisnik and was created in 2013. Here’s the meaning behind it”
In Luke 15:4 we read: “What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?” And so it is with us. Heavenly Father seeks us when we are lost. In this painting, angels descend from heaven to comfort a woman and assist her. No matter what has been lost in our lives–a loved one, our hope, our health, or even our faith–we are never left alone, for he will send enabling help to find what was lost.
I love the meaning and comfort behind this painting. I can’t wait to have it hanging in my home!
I’ll write about more summer escapades soon!