Today in RS we talked about Elder Uchtdorf's talk "Of Things That Matter Most" To read the talk... click this link http://lds.org/general-conference/2010/10/of-things-that-matter-most?lang=eng it's such a great talk about slowing down in life and really paying attention to the most important things! I think I was most influenced by this last conference. In RS everyone discussed how this pertained to martha and mary in the bible and how martha was busy preparing a meal for christ, but mary was at his feet waiting for instruction. How we are all probably like martha, but could use a little more mary. (from luke 10) anyhow... the older ladies really touched me with their comments. They said how much they regret trying to be the perfect housewife-being in the 50's-70's they had a pretty tough job... instead of playing with their children and spending more quality time with them. I just want to say I am so glad to have the mother that I do. We didn't always have the most clean house, but we always had fun. Throughout the entire lesson this poem was stuck in my head that my mom had hanging in our hallway for as long as i could remember....
Excuse This House
Some houses try to hide the fact
that children shelter there
ours boasts of it quite openly,
the signs are everywhere.
For smears are on the windows,
little smudges on the doors,
I should apologize I guess
for toys strewn on the floor.
But I sat down with the children
& we played & laughed & read
and if the doorbell doesn't shine
their eyes will shine instead.
For when @ times I'm forced to choose
the one job or the other
I want to be a housewife,
But first I'll be a mother.
my mom was a perfect example of being a mom first while we were growing up. So thanks mommy! We also went over the four relationships- one of them being with family... I've posted this before, but I can't live without my family. Ever since we moved I have realized just how much a part of my everyday life they were. I hate that as soon as nessa and i became friends I moved and she got prego. So many changes happened without me there. and soon enough Sean will leave on his mission and I won't even recognize Jenna. :( mini pitty party...
Now my daddy also deserves some recognition! All the sacrament talks were on obedience today and one of the girls spoke about why she has always been obedient and I felt like she was describing my life! She said something like how she was either obedient because she was really shy or because of the way her father was. He was very gentle and loving and kind. and when she made a mistake he wouldn't get angry or scream. He just had the most disappointed appearance. I think that is why I have always been so obedient. I am a daddy's girl and to break my dad's heart would break my own. My dad has always been there for me and has always known what's best. Thanks for making it easy to be obedient dad!!!


COVER i did it. i made something!!! yahoo!

and then i broke the needle... oopsie...

for my birthday...
we went to dinner at P.F. Chang's
it was DELICIOUS!!
then we had planned to go bowling afterwards,
brad told me he had printed off coupons
and gave them to me to make sure
they were for the "right place"
when i opened the paper...
it was tickets to WICKED!!!!
thanks bradley!!!



I'm 22!!!! yesterday was my birthday. bradley made me a delicious breakfast. at work my coworker brought balloons and hats for us to wear so EVERYONE knew it was my birthday. it was very nice! thanks berenice!!! after i got home bradley gave me my present which was a cute white coat and new work pants from victoria's secret. love them all!!! we then went to dinner at on the border. it was delicious! thanks bradley! On a side note..... Really... Really... Really... That is my feeling at the moment.. actually for like the past little bit... here's why....no offense to anyone... just my feelings!!! I'm underpaid and can't do ANYTHING about it. time to start looking for a new job i suppose. Is like EVERYONE i know pregnant???? REALLY... like 20 people i know just announced it. guh..I am really happy for people at the same time though! I hate sudafed and its laws. some lady today almost jumped across the pharmacy counter to kill me because she had to show id and sign to buy sudafed. REALLY lady i don't work for the government, i'm not a lawmaker. all i'm sayin is good thing she didn't have a gun. people here stink. like literally stink like dirt, smoke, b.o., alcohol... and every other dirty smelling thing ever. REALLY... take a bath, stop drinking, smoking and whatever other filth you live in.



i found a super cute template for a dinner menu..
can't remember from where...
but it needs a name!!!
cause i'm putting it into a glass picture frame
so i can write with dry erase over it...
PLEASE help me think of a name!!!
here are a few... I want it to do something with terry...
B&D's Diner
TERRYbly delicious!
Terry tastes
Terry Temptations
and that's where i'm stuck... help me!!!!
I'm embellishing it and putting it in a 12x12 frame...
hopefully it's gonna be cute... i'm super stoked.
Also... I think I found my first sewing project....
this is from a girl and a glue gun.... LOVE her site... check it out...
also... one day
this is freaking sweet!!!!


i really can't believe its 2011. it sounds so futuristic.
this past year seriously disappeared right before my eyes.
i want to say it's because life as i knew it ended.
a new life began and i'm still searching for who the "new diondra" is in this new life i live.
pretty sad that i don't know my place, besides next to BRADLEY.
(which is of course the greatest place to be)
but something is always missing for me.
(i need to learn to be content with life)
i haven't been the happiest person since we moved. so that is goal numero uno.
1. be HAPPY
2. get HEALTHY
3. become an expert at SEWing
5. ACCEPT my life as it is and LOVE it.
6. read from the scriptures daily.
i think that is a pretty decent list. hopefully i can accomplish all of them.
i decided on all of these last night on our flight.
for some reason flights make me super emotional.
it's a combination of emotions from all the music i listen to and
leaving family and friends.
i love music.
i love my family.
i have the BEST husband. EVER.
merry christmas and a happy new year.

my presents. brad's presents.

our presents.

christmas eve pajamas.

santa's little helpers.

new apron-now i'm santa's little helper's mrs.


this next pic is bad...

but ELF sean makes it post worthy.


silly+reflector sean.



"Wild About Chance"
Baby Shower
I had been planning this shower for ages.. and the day it was scheduled for happened to coincide with a huge snow storm. With any party I have thrown I am afraid of what kind of crowd will come. With snow storm that fear is like quadrupled... however so many of my sisters friends and family came to support her and the party was sure wild!!! :) Thanks for everyone who came and made the night full of laughter and fun! Here are the details from the shower... sorry the pictures are a bit dark!
The Diaper Cake

The Real Cake
Nessa has a VERY talented friend who made this for us. It's SOOO darling!And it was delicious-nessa chose white cake with strawberry filling.. mmm.
Thanks Haley!
Nessa with Haley

The Advice/Thankyou Card Table
I had each guest fill out a blank envelope for an easy thankyou card process for the mommy to be.
Also I numbered envelopes with cards in them to signify an age that baby chance will turn. The guests gave advice to either mommy or baby for the age on the envelope. Each year on his birthday it will be one of his birthday cards.
We played guess the baby food...
in the end people started eating it to tell...
cheaters... just kidding.

I love buttons... I labeled each food item so no guests wondered what they were eating and also directions for advice cards and the game!
It's a fun way to cutsie up the party!


I bought these cute jars after halloween and put a monkey picture on the top. They were filled with a stamp and ink pad and lots of candy!


Bottle boxes filled with blue and white candy
I love planning parties... I'm a little OCD, but I LOOOVE them!
I can't wait to meet baby Chance!