Sunday, December 14, 2008

New Addition

Meet Sophie! She is a new member of our little family! She is a dachshund pug. She is the cutest puppy I ever laid my eyes on! Already it has been a trying experience for me. She has had 4 accidents and I cleaned up 3 of them! Jordan just laughs when I start cleaning up the mess because I start gagging really bad and it takes everything I have not to throw up. Jordan just smiles and reminds me it is breaking me in when we have little children and I have to clean up after them.
Even though we are trying to potty train her, she is a doll! She just follows me everywhere I go. Even when Jordan is trying to get her attention, she is at my heels. She even fell asleep on my lap a couple of times tonight. She was tired enough that I was able to move to get a picture or two of her. Enjoy her pictures!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Weak and the Simple of the Church

Last Sunday Jordan and I got the privilege to speak in Sacrament meeting. I would like to share with you my talk.

Elder Marvin J Ashton stated in a 1973 General Conference…

“I am certain our Heavenly Father is displeased when we refer to ourselves as ‘nobody.’…We do ourselves a great injustice when we allow ourselves, through tragedy, misfortune, challenge, discouragement, or whatever the earthly situation, to so identify ourselves. No matter how or where we find ourselves, we cannot with any justification label ourselves ‘nobody.’ As children of God we are somebody”

President Boyd K Packer in a recent conference address observed…
There is another principle unique to the Lord’s Church. All positions to teach and to lead are filled by members of the Church. This too has been set forth in the scriptures. One verse in the Doctrine and Covenants established the order of leadership in the Church for all time.
“Wherefore, I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and spake unto him from heaven, and gave him commandments; . . .
“The weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, . . .
“ . . . That every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world;
“That faith also might increase in the earth;
“That mine everlasting covenant might be established;

From D&C section 1:23 & 24 we learn, “That the fulness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple unto the ends of the world, and before kings and rulers.
“Behold, I am God and have spoken it; these commandments are of me, and were given unto my servants in their weakness, after the manner of their language, that they might come to understanding”
I personally am very grateful for those scriptures, which explain that the Lord will use the “weak things of the world.”

Each member is responsible to accept the call to serve.

Elder Henry B Eyring stated
And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them."2
That explanation helps us understand why we face trials in life. They give us the opportunity to prove ourselves faithful to God. So many things beat upon us in a lifetime that simply enduring may seem almost beyond us. That's what the words in the scripture "Ye must . . . endure to the end"3 seemed to mean to me when I first read them. It sounded grim, like sitting still and holding on to the arms of the chair while Brother Cress pulled out my tooth.
It can surely seem that way to a family depending on crops when there is no rain. They may wonder, "How long can we hold on?" It can seem that way to a youth faced with resisting the rising flood of filth and temptation. It can seem that way to a young man struggling to get the training he needs for a job to support a wife and family. It can seem that way to a person who can't find a job or who has lost job after job as businesses close their doors. It can seem that way to a person faced with the erosion of health and physical strength which may come early or late in life for them or for those they love.

I have an Uncle who has served in the Stake presidency in Jerome. Almost 3 years ago he had stroke that left him partially paralyzed and his ability to speak has been a very difficult challenge.
His lifetime dream was to serve a mission with his wife. Three years ago that dream seemed to be shattered. How would my uncle be able to serve a full time mission if he can’t speak, or still needs some help getting around the house? My parents were called this past year to serve Salt Lake City Temple Square mission. My uncle and aunt supported my parents but were sad because they couldn’t fulfill their dream.
Due to their faith they will be able to speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world On December 5, 2008 , less than 2 weeks from today, my uncle and aunt will be serving a full time mission. They have been called to Salt Lake City Family History mission. I truly believe that the weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, . . .
But the test a loving God has set before us is not to see if we can endure difficulty. It is to see if we can endure it well. We pass the test by showing that we remembered Him and the commandments He gave us. And to endure well is to keep those commandments whatever the opposition, whatever the temptation, and whatever the tumult around us. We have that clear understanding because the restored gospel makes the plan of happiness so plain.

In closing may I share with you a quote from President Gordon B. Hinckley he said it this way: “You can be a leader. You must be a leader…in those causes for which the Church stands. …The adversary of all truth would put into your heart a reluctance to make an effort. Cast that fear aside and be a valiant in the cause of truth and righteousness”

And so the church moves on. It is carried upon the shoulders of worthy members living ordinary lives among ordinary families, guided by the Holy Ghost and the Light of Christ, which is in them!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The rules are posted at the beginning.Each person answers questions about their sweethearts.At the end of the post, the person then tags 6 people and posts their names; then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know they have been tagged.
What is your husbands name? Jordan McKay Lott
How long have you guys been married? 177 days
How long did you date? Umm off and on for 2 1/2 years and then we were engaged for 5 months
How old is he? 30
Who is taller? Jordan
Who can sing best? Jordan by far!
Who is smarter? I do have a pretty smart husband so Jordan is.
Who does laundry? I do. Unless Jordan needs something of his washed then he will do it.
Who pays the bills? For the most part I pay the bills.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do, its closer to the bathroom and down the road to the kid's room.
Who mows the lawn? Jordan does. He likes to.
Who cooks dinner? We both do. I do most of the time but Jordan is pretty good in helping me out.
Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? He will first even though I'm the one who is usually wrong. But then I will take the blame.
Who kissed who first? Jordan tried to kiss me first and I turned away but the next night we both kissed each other.
Who wears the pants? That would be me!
Now I tag whoever wants to do it. Have fun!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Jordan!

It was Jordan's 30th birthday yesterday! We didn't do much for the day of. We both worked long days and came home and both of us needed alone time. We talked about our day and how it was busy and some what stressful. More so for Jordan then me. We went back to Twin to get some food and then came back to watch Kong Fu Panda! It was great to hear Jordan laugh. To forget about work and to spend time together which we really didn't get to do all week.
Now that may sound like a boring birthday but I did do a surprise for him on Tuesday. Stan and Cathy took us to dinner at Canyon Crest that evening. It was a really nice place to spend with loved ones. Cooper was even there to enjoy our evening. After dinner Jordan and I went to rent Kong Fu Panda to watch. But when we got home to Jordan's surprise there were a lot of cars in front of our house! We came in and all of Jordan's close friends were there. We had his high school buddies and their families and then there were his golfing buddies and their wives (which that includes my boss as one of the golfing buddies). Then of course we had Stan, Cathy and Cooper and Wade and Terra from work. It was really nice to have the house full of people who make a difference in our lives.
It wasn't easy to keep it a secret from Jordan and to sneak around. He knew something was up but didn't know what. I lost sleep over it and probably more sleep if I didn't have help from his parents, Tracy, Matt and Wade. Thank you so much. Well, I do have pictures but they are on Tracy's camera. Once I get them I will post them.
Thanks again for the ones who helped out and came and made a fun night! I had fun and so did my 30 year old husband!!! We are no longer in same decade age nor will we be for quite some time.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I got tagged

So here are the rules of being tagged: list 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 surprising facts and then tag 5 other people.

3 joys
My Husband
The gospel

3 fears
Snakes & Spiders
The unknown

3 current obsessions/collections
Clean House

3 surprising facts
Write with my left hand but do everything else with my right
Miss running the 400 in track
Actually love to cook when I know what to cook

I tag these 5 people:
Alise, Brooke, Emily, Mary & Michelle

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Crazy times

It is a beautiful Saturday here in Kimberly! Woke up this morning around 8 and Jordan thought it would be perfect to go for a walk before we had breakfast. It was a little chilly but at the same time felt great to be outside again before it gets too cold. Came home and I started to get ready for the day while Jordan went to make breakfast (like he does every Saturday unless he is golfing)!
He went golfing and I am here at the house really cleaning the house since we are feeding the missionaries tomorrow night. It is kind of nice just having a Saturday where we are at home. For me it just helps me through my next week and I feel like I have a better Sunday because things are more in order.
The last 3 weeks I have been pretty good about cutting back on the caffeine drinks. I've been strong about it but once in a while I do want a Dr. Pepper or Mt Dew! Eventually I want to get it where I'm not drinking soda at all. Well, maybe here and there but not every week like I do.
This week have been pretty busy for us. We go to work Monday through Friday and Jordan has been really busy at the lab. The last month or so he will try to go in early to get his stuff done so he can handle phone calls or whatever may come up during the day. It isn't very often he comes home at 5. It might be around 6 or so depending what I have going on. If it is a night that I am teaching swim lessons then he will stay later knowing that I won't be home until 7:30.
That is right! I'm teaching swim lessons every Monday and Wednesday 5 to 7. I love it. Some times it is very challenging because the kids won't listen to us and when 1 kid chooses not to listen then it is a ripple effect! For the first class there are 2 teachers for 4 up to 12 or maybe a few more. We have to groups in the class. One of them are the beginners and the other one is if you can swim the length of the pool. The next class it is just me and pretty much we just swim laps in that one. It takes them about 15-20 minutes to swim them so for about 30 minutes I get to entertain these kids who really don't listen at all!!!
I look on the bright side, I get my work out in swimming with the kids and then I get to go home to a husband that loves me and helps me out whenever he can. Last Wednesday I came home after class and he had dinner ready for me! Isn't he sweet. I couldn't have picked a better man than Jordan McKay Lott! He is the best to me and for me. I just hope I return the favor to him!!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Thanks Jordan!!!

Last Friday was my 23rd birthday and it was one of the best. Thursday Jordan sent me half a dozen of roses at work since I didn't work Friday. It was a BIG surprise since I didn't even think that he would. My whole birthday was full of surprises. Jordan wouldn't tell me anything. It kind of drove me crazy because I love being part of the surprises and not the one who doesn't know.
It started Friday night when we had reservations at a Fondue restaurant. I forgot the name of it but boy was it good. First surprise was all of our family who lived around Salt Lake was there. My parents, Ryan & Marcy and Ella, Stan & Cathy, Eric, Beth, Tamio & Anna and Enzo! Even though it took us 3 hours it was well worth it. After we went our different ways. Since Jordan & I went to Utah with his parents we went with them to meet Tamio at his show room to use a car. But before I knew that we weren't staying at Anna's I thought we were just meeting him there to get some papers that Stan needed. From there Jordan and I went to our destination which was awesome! He booked us a room at The Grand America Hotel. It was a really nice hotel and I loved the room.
I loved my birthday and it was better than last year. Of course being married helps a little but just waking up and having someone right there to wish you happy birthday and grateful for your existence. I love it all. Thank you Jordan for everything that you did for me to make my day special. I love you!!!
Also thanks for everyone who could share it with me.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Quick Update

We have been extremely busy in July. We both got new callings in our ward and it has kept me busy more so then I anticipated. I am the Mia Maid adviser and Jordan teaches the Valiant 10 class which he really enjoys being with them every Sunday and teaching every other Sunday. For me, the youth are in the middle of getting ready for the "Youth Celebration" for the dedication of the Twin Falls Temple. Every Wednesday night we meet as a stake to practice the dance that the youth will preform 4 times in two days. One of the performances the Prophet will be there! They will preform once Friday the 22nd of August and then 3 more times on the 23rd. Talk about a busy Saturday. We need to be there early that morning and I don't think anyone can leave until that night.
I don't get to just sit on the side lines and watch the youth. I'm in the back handing and taking props and knowing where 4-5 youth are at all times. Each leader is over a certain number of youth in our stake to help keep the flow of things better. There are 14 stakes involved with this celebration and I've heard over 3,000 kids are participating in it as well. Its pretty fun being involved in this but yet at the same time it is tiring.
This weekend Jordan and I are driving to Weston for my parents farewell. They are leaving sometime next week to serve in the Temple Square Mission! It will be a nice get-a-way for us since we really haven't traveled since the end of June.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Settling In

I know that I haven't been able to post as often as I would like but the last month has been extriemly busy. Getting married, family gatherings, work, and moving in between. Both Jordan and I have been tired but been able to pull through. We are finally settled in our home and loving coming home and spending our evenings together!

I have been wanted to blog for the last two weeks but we still don't have internet at our house and so the only time I have on the internet is my lunch break if I'm not running around or if I get done with work before Jordan and hurry jump on. When I get more time I'll post more. Until then have a good one!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Day That I will Remember Forever!

It looks like I'm the last to write about my special day....guess I need to get on the ball and start writing. I loved the whole thing! Getting up at 5:30 in the morning to get ready for the day to after we drove off in the sunset!
I need to thank the Moms for doing so much in making this a great day for everyone who was there. Couldn't have done it without either one of you. We love you! For the Dads for letting me dress you up in really cute tuxes and for supporting the mothers! Thank you so much.
We are heading to the dinner after taking some pictures of the wedding party!
Leaving to go to our hotel. I think Tamio and Eric had some fun with the car.
We met with Wendal, our photographer, Friday morning to get the pictures of Jordan and I done so we didn't have to rush after the wedding. He did a wonderful job and I was quit pleased with him.

Sadly enough the celebration ended Saturday night. It ended with the wedding party taking golf carts to different areas on the course to take some pictures. Jordan and I were in the first cart and when we got to our first place I looked back and it was crazy to see eight carts racing behind. It was the best ever. Thank you to all who made it a very special day. Love you all!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Busy, Busy

Last Friday morning I had an appointment for my first time to get zoom whitening done. I did all three sessions which I should have only attempted one and a half, two at the most! My teeth were really sensitive later that night but was a lot better by Saturday morning. I wish that was the worse part of my experience. My upper lip had a pretty good size blister and my lower lip just looked like it was burnt. My gums were to a point that I couldn't even attempt to brush my posterior teeth because the pain was more than I could bare. I finally could start brushing all my teeth Monday morning! I will probably do it again done the road...but I'm going to make sure that I get an assistant who knows what she is doing!

Later that day, Cathy, Stan (Jordan's parents), Jordan and myself went to Weston to my parents' house because I was going through the temple to receive my endowments Saturday morning. Which all I'm going to say about is that it was amazing! I loved the whole experience that I had that day. The ladies that helped me through were great and helped out so much. I'll try to post pictures later.

Well, next time you hear from me will be after my name will be Heather B. Lott!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

It's Getting Closer!

Jordan and I went to Utah this past weekend to finish up some wedding tasks. Our first task was to get to Brigham City for our marriage licence. We got there a little before five and got that done! It was kind of a relief to get that done and out of the way...

Next, Jordan dropped me off at Marcy's (my sister-in-law) work so she could trim my hair and put some highlights in. Then, Saturday I went in and Marcy did the updo for my bridals.

Since Jordan hasn't seen my dress yet I can't put my bridal pictures up. That will be posted at a later date.

Reagan came with us to my bridal shoot and she was a trooper! She would just play with the rocks or the grass. I had fun watching her while my photographer was taking pictures.

On our way home from Utah, we stopped at our home to see the progress. I just put in some of my favorite pictures in. So far the kitchen with my hardwood floor is my favorite room. I think I'm going to really enjoy preparing meals for my family!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008


I was quite surprised as Beth (Jordan's sister) and I drove up and saw the "SOLD" sign up! I got really excited so I just had to take a picture. Our first home together!

This is the front room. They just painted about two weeks ago and I just love the green. This room will look great with my couches that I have. Also this room will be hard wood floors which will be really nice, I just need to get some rugs for the entry way and maybe in the middle of the room.
This will be the family room with carpet. I don't know what the color of the carpet is yet but both Jordan and I think his leather couches will look very nice in here with his flat screen on wall.
Main Bath
Different angle of Kitchen
Kitchen Window
It has been fun for me the last two weeks to go once a week to see up dates on the house. I found that I can only get into the house during the day when there are workers there making my home complete. It will be a beautiful home and I'm looking forward for the final result!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Wedding Announcement

Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Linda Bingham

Are pleased to announce

The marriage of their daughter



Jordan McKay Lott

Son of

Mr. and Mrs. Stan and Cathy Lott

In the Logan Temple

of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

On Friday, May 30th

Two thousand and eight

To be sealed for time and all eternity

Saturday, May 3, 2008

A New Beginning

It i s about 26 days until we are married and starting our new life together as husband and wife. We are just trying to finish some of the wedding planning while juggling the fact that we don't have a place to stay for a month after we get married. We put an offer on a home in Kimberly that we like but we cannot close on it until July 2nd. It is a home that the builders agreed on to be in the parade of homes and he is sticking to it. We do like the home and so we thought it is worth the wait. Now the tricking part is finding a place that we can rent for a month and it won't cost too much.

Here are some pictures of our first home!