November 30, 2010

listen ..

it puts me in a good mood.

maybe it will for you too.


and where did november and the last 8 months of being back in "normal" life go?

its all going too fast ..
but in a good way!

November 25, 2010

full of thanksgiving

i am thankful for hundreds of things.

we will go with the top 5 for now ..

*my family
all of them .. everywhere!

*the restored gospel of jesus christ / the wmm
check it out >>> here!

*my friends
i am blessed to be surrounded by strength and encouragement daily.

*my job .. belle n' beau photography
it came at the perfect time and is just what i need!

the hard times make the good times so much sweeter and we become stronger individuals.

i am truly grateful for the little pieces of life that happen around me daily.

the way the sun hits my face.
the wind as it goes through my hair.
the song of a bird through my window.

my mom telling me to have a good day every morning.
hearing my sisters voices and laughing with each other.
daily texting with catherine n. card.

like i said there are SO many things we have to be thankful for!


enjoy family, friends and feasting.
i know i am!

November 22, 2010

lovin all around ..

i got home this eve from a wonderful weekend in rexburg/driving in a car.

it was great.
also a nice break from technology.
i did not have my computer.
i do not have one of those fancy smart phones.
no email.
no facebook.

just time well spent with a great.

btw i did not even take ONE photograph of this little adventure.
kinda a first for me.

sometimes its nice to not look at life through a viewfinder.
its nice to see it with your own eyes.
take it all in like a deep breath.

thats what i did.
i am glad i have a visual memory.

its photographed in my mind.
i wont forget it.


back to reality yet again.

im on my lappy.
checkin my email.

in the 58 unread emails i had this gem.

my sister lil pluim.
today was pday.
oh how i love mondays for so many reasons.

it made me so happy.
plus her sister also posted it on my fb wall just in case i didnt get the email.
tooooo much love.
pluims you are golden.

i am thankful for...
- not being allergic to poisen ivy, mangos, and dogs or cats  :)

-for not only getting to say that i know a world champion but brag that she cuts my hair

-being alive. having a body to experience this big beautiful world.

-for being able to have been trained by an amazing missionary that taught me to love being a missionary

-for great companions that you not only can like but can respect, that become your sisters

-to be able to be in this great state of wisconsin! a land of cows and cheese :) 
that i get to make this place my own sacred ground

- that i've been blest to live and serve around some of the most amazing of heavenly fathers children, and that they have become a part of my family

-my little brother who is doing this great work on the other side of the earth. i'm so glad that we get to do this together

- being able to truley be an instrument in the lords hands and be apart of miracles

-for having the restored gospel in my life when there are so many who are lost

-AND being able to help those that are lost by sharing this great gift with them

-for the testimony that i had to work for, of knowing that i have a heavenly father who both hears and loves me

-for the most amazing family that anyone could wish for. you ARE the BEST!

what a wonderful mom and dad that care enough for me to help me make hard decisions, and siblings that shower me with their love. josh, daniel, rachel. rebekah, samuel, hannah, adam, aaron, abraham and boo i love you!  i'm thankful that i get to be with you all forever.

- i am Eternally thankful for my savior.
the love that he had for me, to willingly pay the price for the wrong choices that i make, so that i could have the oppurtunity to come home.

i am so thankful for these and so many more blessings heavenly father has given to me. at this season of thanks i wanted to take a moment and share some of those things that i am thankful for. too often we are in a hurry and forget to think about the small things heavenly father has given to us and forget to thank the ones that matter the most to us.


thank you!!!
love to the love love
sister esther klaaske pluim

exactly what i needed to end a perfect weekend.
thank YOU sister pluim.
i am thankful for YOU!

November 18, 2010


i think ..


never have i ever been to rexburg, idaho.
first time for everything right?!

i will be there in exactly 24 hours.

see you soon. 

November 16, 2010

marmie love ..

Terri Lynn [Alley] Warner

Happy 59th Day of Birth!

isnt it cute that my dad & marmies birthday is exactly a week apart?!
i kinda love it. 
a lot.

my marmie is all kinds of amazing.
let me tell you.

she is oh so beautiful.
inside & out.

she is the BEST cook.

she goes above and beyond the call of duty.

she is wise. oh so wise.

she is silly and makes everyone smile.

she tells the best stories.

she teaches about life and how to continually move forward.

this photo makes me laugh. 
my aunt has a huge band aid on her forehead.
pretty sure my mom said it was her fault!

my marmie has excellent taste in clothes and hairstyles.

she also has excellent dance skills.

classic marmie with the handkerchief on her head!

this woman raised us 3 warner girls all on her own.
she is our dad & mom.
she is pretty dang good at it.

she taught us how to cook over the phone.
she would feed the masses of young men who came over to our house for games.

she taught me it was ok to be me.
she taught me to do what is right.

 she supported me.
in high school by coming to watch me play polo and swim.
she helped me move my life to utah to start college.
she made it possible for me to serve my mission.
she helps me to continue to be me everyday.

this woman has and continues to change my life.
i am my mothers daughter.
i love it.

happiest day to you today and every day.

i love getting to spend my days with you and talk every night and morning.
its finally the littlest ones turn for alone time at home with the marmie! 

you are beyond amazing.

November 10, 2010

Mormon 8:22

"For the eternal purposes of the Lord shall roll on, until all his promises shall be fulfilled."

November 09, 2010

daddy love ..

Mark Richard Warner.

Happy 59th Day of Birth!

i am so glad this is my daddy.
for real.

my marmie and him.
best. ever.
they have 3 beauties to prove it!
just sayin.

[handsome young fella]

my dad & my uncle steve look SO much alike.
prob b.c. they are brothers.

i love stories about my dad.
i pull out old photos every month or so.
i then proceed to quiz my mom on everything about the photo.
she loves it.
i know i love it.

i found these beauties a while back and fell in LOVE with them.
1st 2 = my dad in his everyday outfit.
cowboy boots & hat.
that guys got style.

2nd 2 = my dad on a road trip.
he was a good photog.

3rd 2 = continuing the road trip.
my dad is with my great grandma.
they were like 2 peas in a pod!

some recent facts marmie has told us about daddy warner include:

He had an awesome mustache. [11 inches across at one point, he measured.]
He made sure to tell EVERYONE (& I mean everyone) that Mama was having twins.  
He was SO excited.
He use to get his hair permed into an afro, at the same place great grandma got her hair done.  [She was so embarrassed.]
He liked to disco dance.  and was good at it too. [As witnessed by Mama.]
He loved country dancing. 
He was “scared” of  the twins when they were real little, so he would work late or have grandpa come over and “help”. 
He loved horses. 
He was very selfless.  He would give you his own shirt if you needed it more.
Christmas was his VERY favorite holiday.  
He loved wrapping presents, so Mama would leave all the wrapping to him.
He use to pick out Mama’s clothes.  She hated shopping and Daddy was good at it.

i love these facts and ANY & EVERY story she tells about this man.
they make my heart of so happy.

a tradition my mom started after my dad passed was writing on balloons and sending them in the air for him.

we do it every year.

today i sent a red balloon up into the clear blue sky and watched it disappear beyond the palm trees into ever lasting blueness.

it made me smile.
a smile of faith. hope. love.

a smile of eternity.

i love you.

November 06, 2010

November 5th 2010

i thought about 3 things as i woke up yesterday morning.

#1. sister black. 2 years.
#2. november 5th.
#3. 8 months.

that is how my thoughts run through my mind.
one or two word sentances.

let me explain.

my dearest pammy jo
was my 2nd companion and 1st girl i trained in the WMM.
oh how i love her.
companionship made in heaven.

i remembered she entered the MTC November 5th 2008.
best. decision. ever.

i have a pretty good memory.
refer to this previous post on something worthwhile > here.

november 5th also marks me being home from the WMM for 8 months.
it doesnt feel like its been that long at all.
at all.

blessing continue to flow in the life of those amazing Wisconsinites.
blessings continue to flow in my life as well.
big time.

everything good and happy in my life comes from the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
i know this.
i've tested it.
you can too.
just sayin!

i use to recite this EVERY WEEK on my mission.
i have been thinking about it a lot lately.

“The Standard of Truth has been erected. No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing. Persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame. But the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, til the purposes of God shall be accomplished and the Great Jehovah will say, ‘The work is done.'” 
- Joseph Smith Jr.

i love this quote.
it is true and beautiful.

i loved reciting it every week.
also once a transfer at ZC.
also sometimes just with my companions.
its was good upliftment.

p.s. i really LOVE multiples of 5.
it is my fav number.

i revolve a lot of things around the number 5.
more on that later.

November 01, 2010

harry potter .. i am obsessed yet.

harry potter still lives on.

i am SO happy i am home for the 7th film.
for real.

for more than one reason.


p.s. i am glad they are doing it in 2 parts.
just sayin.

if you feel like reviewing my obsession with harry go > here