Happy Birthday to this wonderful daughter!
I am so blessed to have you in my life!!!
You are- very much a “Bonus”, sensitive, happy, thoughtful, motivated, loving, soon to be a mama, beautiful, amazing, energetic (not so much in the above pic), healthful, spiritual, considerate, hard working, faithful, responsible, creative, forever my baby, artistic, patient, kind, lovely, and a forever lover to Anthony!!
I love you so much!!!
I am so proud of you, and happy that you’re my sweet “Bonus Baby”!!!
This mom right here- is the mom to two of my grandkids.
I love her so much!
This mom knows how to love, and teach.
I love this picture, because it shows her gift for patience. She is such a good mom!!
Look at these two cute boys, too!
Happy Birthday to this amazing daughter-in-law!!!
I am so blessed to have you in my life!!!
Your are- a good student, beautiful, sweet, a guinea pig lover, fun, a hard worker, talented, sometimes stressed, mostly happy, patient, motivated, spiritual, a good teacher, a perfect match for Alex, huggable, thoughtful, a fan of U. of U., adaptable, responsible, and a forever lover to Alex!!
I hope all your dreams come true!!!
Love you, darling girl!
I belong to the greatest women’s organization on the earth!
It has been 175 years since it’s organization. It is called the
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
It was organized in 1842, and since then the women of the Relief Society have done so much to bless the lives of others. In this organization we call each other sister.
Linda K. Burton who is the President of the Relief Society today said, ““The First Presidency has told us who we are: beloved daughters of Heavenly Father and dedicated disciples of Jesus Christ who are part of a great worldwide sisterhood, there are almost 7 million Relief Society members in 185 different countries. We are sisters.”
All adult women in the Church are members of Relief Society. The Prophet Joseph Smith organized the Relief Society on March 17, 1842. He taught that the Relief Society was organized for “the relief of the poor, the destitute, the widow and the orphan, and for the exercise of all benevolent purposes.” In addition, he taught that the Relief Society was “not only to relieve the poor, but to save souls.” The larger part of the work of Relief Society today is “to look after the spiritual welfare and salvation … of all the female members of the Church.” The Relief Society was “divinely made, divinely authorized, divinely instituted, divinely ordained of God.” It operates under the direction of priesthood leaders. (See Handbook 2, 9.1.2.)
When I think of the blessings I have received in my life from being a part of the Relief Society organization I am so grateful for it. I have not only been blessed by the service of my sisters in the Relief Society, but I have had the opportunity to bless other sisters with my service. It is such a blessing to be part of such a wonderful organization!
Happy Birthday Relief Society!!!
Hope your Sunday was the Best!!! Love, Joy
Happy Birthday to a sweet and loving son!!!
I am so blessed to have you in my life.
You are- a hard worker, a good provider, a chef, a handyman, patient, sensitive, strong, easy going, handsome, a good friend, spiritual, a good teacher, smart, responsible, quotable, slow and steady, my third child, so much fun, a sleep anywhere guy, my second son, a fan of South Africa, a giant soul, a soda lover, and a soda maker, a family guy, and a forever lover to Amber!
I hope you have the best of everything!
Love you, sweetie!!!
I love to look at doors! The things shared on doors are always interesting and fun. The door above in my parents door. Of course it’s March, and I think we all become a little Irish in March. It’s just a fun holiday.
A holiday celebrating, St Patrick who was kidnapped from his home in Britain, taken to Ireland, and held captive for years. He later escaped and returned home to his family. He became a priest and returned to Ireland. He is celebrated as the one who brought Christianity to Ireland. I love the idea that he was able to forgive the people who kidnapped him, and bring religion to them. Teaching us all that forgiveness is necessary to move forward and bless others.
So, back to my parents home, and door. My mom loves to share cute and fun decorations on her door. I couldn’t resist taking a picture today when I went to visit them. I love this Celtic Cross and Irish Prayer.
“My God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer to every prayer.
I hope we all enjoy the little lessons in history, and to celebrate them when the holiday comes!!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Our sweet “Bonus Baby” daughter is having a baby!!
A little girl!
Yay! I’m so excited to be a grandma again! It really is the best! We’re having a baby shower for her this week. I’ve been getting decorations made and organizing the menu.
I remember when my kids were little they used to ask what a “baby shower” was. I told them we all get nakey and get in the shower together. They were usually pretty concerned & surprised. Then I would tell them what a “baby shower” really was. 🙂
We’re celebrating the baby that is on the way! And giving gifts to a sweet daughter so she is ready when the baby comes! This will be my daughters first baby, and she is over the top excited to be a mama. She will be a wonderful mama, I’m sure!
The theme is hot air balloons. I thought these turned out super cute! I got the idea off Pinterest (of course). I bought the baskets at the D.I., bought a package of three paper lanterns, got some cute scrapbook paper for the pennant banner, some cotton string, and some sparkly tulle. Oh, and just a few flowers for the top of each “hot air balloon”.
Don’t you just love parties? I do! It’s so fun to plan and set up, and then see everyone enjoying themselves. I sure hope they do! I’ll take some pictures and share them after.
Have a great day!!!
“If our lives and our faith are centered on Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, nothing can ever go permanently wrong. On the other hand, if our lives are not centered on the Savior and his teachings, no other success can ever be permanently right.” -Howard W. Hunter
Hope your Sunday was the Best! Love, Joy
In case this is your first visit to ourjoyfulnest, I need to tell you that we moved almost 2 years ago. Our old home was over 3000 square feet and our new (old, built in 1906) home is 1500 total square feet. This has been a good and needed challenge for us to fit in this cute little home. So we came up with “Ten Things Tuesday!”
First it is the cutest little home we’ve ever been blessed to lived in.
When we first moved, we divided all the furniture and things with our kids. We brought to our new (old) home way too much in the beginning. It worked out though, because we needed to go through the things and decide what we really needed or wanted.
This process has taken time.
We’re about there, as far as fitting in our home goes, but you know how things come in on a constant basis? We’re bringing home new purchases, or celebrating Christmas or whatever. It starts to get thick around here with things.
So the way we alleviate the problem of getting too much stuff is a weekly purge. We call it “Ten Things Tuesday.” We have a spot located near the back door that we collect the things that need to be donated. If we are consistently donating items to the DI (Deseret Industries) then the likelihood of having too many things that fill up the house goes down.
We donate “Ten Things” every “Tuesday!”
It is a great way to stay on top of the clutter and mess that builds up in our lives.