Wednesday, October 12, 2011


So it has been a while since I last wrote on this blog. I don't know that it matters much, but I think I will start blogging a little here and there. So what has been going on in the last year? In March we bought our first house...hopefully our last. Much as I love home ownership it has been an experience. Our air conditioning died this summer and we had no one to turn to to fix the problem. We had to find our own HVAC repair guy and then pay for the repairs ourselves. We were very blessed that the fix was only $114. It seems like the list of projects and to-dos has grown very long now that we own as well. Our entire house needs to be re-carpeted, the walls need patching and a new paint job, the yard needs to be fenced and landscaped, the garage doors need openers...and the list goes on. BUT in spite of the thousands of dollars we would love to be putting into this house we will probably take our time. We have a higher priority in mind (at least I do) of trying to expand our little family circle. It may be sooner or later, but with the help of Dr. Lloyd I think we will do just fine. :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

It made me laugh today...

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blessed in Abundance

I cannot help but feel blessed this last week. Isaac and I both began work at our new jobs on Monday. We are both experiencing better work environments, better hours, and better pay. I know that Heavenly Father blessed us because I was praying so intently that we would be blessed with the opportunity to get better jobs, be better able to pay off our debts, and be in a better position to build up His kingdom here on the earth. I have never felt so 'heard' in my life. God truly works miracles for those that love Him.
Our new jobs are setting us on a new track in that allows us to spend more time together and live normally. (hurray!) I have felt impressed that now is the time to set my life in order. Now is the time to put aside childish things. The words of Paul come to my essence they say when I was a child, I acted like a child, spoke like a child, walked like a child. Now I am a man (or a woman in my case) and I have put away childish things from me. -It is now time for Marinda to grow up and be a woman who does chores when she gets home from work instead of sitting down and playing computer games, or does her visiting teaching monthly, or resists evil temptations such as eating an entire carton of icecream in one sitting. I have felt the call and am striving to answer it as I have started tonight.

Friday, July 30, 2010

I'm too tired to be doing this...

...but I'm doing it anyways. I have to work over night again...I think I'll take a nap before the evening's over...but I work only 6 more nights and will be done! I have turned in my two weeks notice because I was offered a job at the court and I accepted it! I'm so grateful that this opportunity has been made available in my life and I think it is because I have been learning how to exercise faith in the Lord. I have learned to accept that I may not know when something will improve, but that when inspiration comes I need to act. I felt it necessary to leave my last job in A.F. and so was searching for a position elsewhere. When I was offered another position, I felt I should accept it with faith that I would be blessed with better work as I moved on. Here it is, about 3 weeks later and I am comfortably aware that I will soon be in a better work environment and be paid better than the work I was doing in A.F. Hallelujah. The moral of the story is: Trust the Spirit. It will not lead you to err.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hello again!

Hi folks. I'm missing the blog...even if it is just random ramblings, but hey, it's an outlet for me. So here is where Isaac and I are right now. Isaac has applied for a job with Delta Airlines here in Salt Lake. He found out that they were hiring for mechanic positions, so he sent in his resume and was contacted to take a test. He took the aptitude test and passed, so they then called him in for an interview. He went in for the interview on Tuesday and everything went hunky-dory. They told him they had interviews through the rest of the week and would get back to him on Monday or Tuesday this upcoming week.
I, on the other hand, have finally left the state job I held and am working in a residential facility for adults with disabilities. My job right now is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY easier and I am treated with respect by my supervisor (hallelujah!) and yeah. The only tough part is that I took a huge pay cut and am only part-time now. Oh, and the other tough part is that I am working from 10 p.m. till 8 a.m. It's a long haul and I have done it once with a coworker and once on my own. I will do it again tonight. BUT, today I had an interview with the court in West Jordan. If I get on there, I will be back to full-time employment but only until December 31st. If I'm hired and a permanent position becomes available, I am sure that I would stand a better chance of getting it. I hope. I have also been taking tests to get in with the US Postal Service as a data entry technician. I passed both tests offered so far and am waiting for further instructions from them.
Lots of stuff going on as far as work.
Isaac and I are both doing really well. Our new ward is wonderful and our new apartment is cozy. We have been called to teach the Gospel Principles class. We team teach every other Sunday, switching off with a recently returned missionary. It has been so wonderful to prepare and give lessons on the basic principles of the gospel. It has really helped me to remember and return to my roots. I love it!
As far as the expansion of our little family we have been delayed by various health issues, but I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for us and that will all occur in the right time frame. We love you all and hope that life is treating you well. Take care!