Author: wendi

Don’t be too Hasty . . . pudding that is.

Each and every morning this week, I have started my day doing this . . . I actually really love doing this every morning.  I have been blessed to turn a difficult and sometimes overwhelming situation into something beautiful and cherished.  Going to bed early (anything before 11) used to be early for me and waking up before the sun (anything… Read more →

Where I visit the most –

There are people who go often to museums, sporting events, concerts, plays, operas, or even the movie theater.  I don’t seem to do any of those things, let alone often.  One place that I do visit often is the temple. As I was walking through the hydrangea filled temple grounds, on my way to the entrance of the temple, I… Read more →

Even Moms get Sick!

Sorry I haven’t be around for a few days . . . I think I had the stomach flu.  Yuck! But even Moms can get sick once in awhile. I really didn’t mind being sick because it is SO MUCH BETTER than what I have been dealing with the past 4 years.  I don’t know if I have shared my… Read more →


This is Curly Cook’s (L) caterpillar “Nature”.  She LOVES to catch things and keep them all for herself.  She is especially excited, and blessed, when she finds caterpillars because they are not easy to find.  Sadly, this one was freaky looking.  It was an Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar and it will grow to be a HUGE, colorful moth. But the… Read more →

Mother’s Day 2017

It’s not Mother’s Day in Costa Rica.  They celebrate it on August 15th.  But I did get to enjoy Mother’s Day on Sunday.  Before Paul left for Ward Council Meeting, he stopped and gave me a small, purple box that had a pink bow on top.  I had thankfully, by accident, come upon it in the safe the day before,… Read more →