Friday, February 24, 2017

Ladies Night: A Novel Idea

Ever since I could remember, my Mother was apart of a Book Club, she's been in one for over 10-15 years and I thought when I'm older and more adulty I'm going to be in a book club! 

I don't know if I'm adulty enough to be in a book club because when I was little the ladies in my Mother's group looked really adulty! But being in a Book Club has been on a Bucket List in my head for the longest time and I wanted something to push me to read more and maybe when you join a Book Club the adultiness just comes with it. 

So I put together a group of girls from work and church, inviting them to join my facebook group called, "Ladies Night: A Novel Idea."  Thank you Google for helping me with the title!  

I decided I would be the first to choose a book for the group to read and I choose a book I've been wanting to read for some time, My Story by Elizabeth Smart.

  Growing up in Salt Lake, I remember hearing about her kidnapping all over the news through the 9 months she was held captive, all the way to the day she was found.  I was even able to go to two of the court hearings years after she was found, and was in the court room the day her kidnapper was sentenced to jail for life.  It was a awesome experience to see the relief on her and her family's faces when they finally received their justice.  

I really enjoyed reading this book.  We obviously knew the outcome of the story, but learning about what she went through was very eye opening, seeing how far she has come and the strength she had.  She shared tender mercies and little miracles along the way that helped her keep going and pushed her to survive.  

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I really appreciated that she shared her testimony of the Gospel, and the strength she received from knowing she was being watched over.  

It was an awesome first book club night, with Yogurt Fruit Parfaits for dessert!  

Looking forward to next months Ladies Night!

Love, hannah jane


Friday, February 17, 2017

I Love You's and Balloons!

Something that Hailame does well at is Valentine's Day.  Now don't get me wrong, he is really good at saying "I love you" 364 days out of the year... but on Valentine's Day... he loves making a public statement! 
First Valentine's Day:
I remember our first Valentine's Day, both of us had to work, but I figured we would have plans for our first Valentine's as Mr. and Mrs.  So I didn't really have a set expectation of getting any flowers.  I was just going about my day, working and I looked up and saw a Flower Delivery Man walking across the parking lot with a cute little bouquet of flowers and a HUGE heart balloon.  I remember thinking, I want a huge balloon like that... why on earth are balloons so awesome to have... hmmm.. but that's all I thought and looked back down to my work.  
Well, 30 seconds later, I look up and a kind Flower Delivery person is asking for Hannah Too-oh-nee or Tuah-hon-ee (story of my life)!  I was so surprised!  The flowers and GIGANTIC balloon were for me!! I was so excited!  
I called Hailame to say how happy I was to get the gift but he didn't have to get it delivered, and he proudly said, 
"I want everyone to know your husband is crazy in love with you!" husband is so awesome!


Second Valentine's Day:
I love fruit and flowers...cut fruit into a flower bouquet... AWESOME!  
Apparently I had mentioned to Hailame that I always wanted a fruit bouquet (I honestly don't remember saying that, but I give him props for paying attention!).  Our second Valentine's Day, I had just started a new position at my job and this position required that I go represent at our Parade of Homes, Show Home... I had literally started two days before and I was super nervous and had no idea what to expect.  my boss just threw me in the action.  Well our Parade Home was located in Ivins, which is about 15 minutes from town and kind of in the middle of no where.  
While on my way there for my first day, I got a phone call and it was someone asking for directions to the Model Home for a Valentine's delivery....?? I gave directions and called Hailame and asked about the flowers. He thought I had already received and I said no, but I gave them directions to the Model Home.  He was not to happy about that!  I guess they asked for the number of where it was being delivered and Hailame didn't expect them to call me :)  He nicely called them and asked them not to call me for further directions because the bouquet was supposed to be a surprise!  
About an hour later, the poor delivery man finely found the Model Home...I felt a little bad... I'm sure he had dozens more to deliver that day!  
The bouquet was a dream come true!  Heart cut Pineapples, Chocolate covered strawberries, and grapes!  It was beautiful!  I could now check that off my list! :) :) 


Third Valentine's Day:
So after two years of having a Valentine's Day delivery, I knew something was coming! Hailame has turned me into the expectation of getting something on this special day!  So I waited patiently at work... waited.. 11:00...12:00...2:00!!!!... Come on Hailame!! :) And sure enough around 3:00 my surprise came!!  A GIGANTIC purple balloon that says "I love you!" and a beautiful bouquet!  
My man delivered!

Happy Lover's Day... everyday!

Love, hannah jane

Thursday, February 16, 2017

ODD Questions...

35 ODD things about you!

1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes
2. Have you ever vaped? No
3. Do you own a tent? Yes
4. What flavor Kool aid? Don't really like it
5. Do you get nervous before a Drs visit? No
6. What do you think of hot dogs? In my Mac and Cheese...
7. Favorite Movie?Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Water/Green Smoothie
9. Can you do a push up? Yes
10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? Wedding Ring and CTR Ring that belonged to Grandma Hintze
11. Do you have a favorite hobby or pastime? Clogging, doing Musicals
12. Do you have A.D.D.? No
13. Do you wear glasses? Sometimes
14. Who was your childhood idol? My Mom, still is
15. Name 3 thoughts at this moment. Stupid Real Estate Test....There's popcorn stuck in my back tooth....Stupid Real Estate Test...
16. Name three drinks you regularly drink? Water. Grape Juice. Green smoothie.
17. Current worries? PCOS Life, Job decisions
18. Currently hate: My front door... it's a pain to open and shut!
19. Favorite place to be? Anywhere with my husband
20. How do you bring in the New Year? Sleeping or with family... I'm not really a late night party girl.
21. Do you own slippers?Yes, but wear them about 5 times a year.
22. What color shirt are you wearing? Bright and Colorful one
23. Do you like sleeping in satin sheets?No
24. Can you whistle? Yes
25. Where are you now? Desk
26. Would you be a pirate? If Once Upon a Time's Captain Hook were present.. Yes!
27. What song do you sing in the shower? Not a big shower singer...
28 Favorite Sports Team? BYU
29. Favorite food? Mac and Cheese, Pizza
30. What's in your pocket? No pockets
31. The last thing that made you laugh? My husband... this is a regular thing
32. What's your favorite animal? Dogs and Ducks
33. Worst Injury? Lots of sprained (probably broken toes) from Clogging
34. How many TV's in your house? 1
35. Last book you read? Elizabeth Smart's My Story

Monday, August 22, 2016

Early to Rise...

A couple of weeks ago I listen to a LDS Podcoast titled:  What to do Before Breakfast.  It talked about the benefits of waking up early and some things to do to get started off on a positive note.  One part of it that really stood out to me was being Study the Scriptures first thing in the more because we are more in tune in the quieter hours of the early morning. 

So this morning I decided to wake up a half hour earlier (baby steps) and take some time reading from the Book of Mormon, and right before I started reading, I found this article from the news called Filled with Life and Energy: By Randal A. Wright. 

Once again I was reading about how going to bed early and getting up early is beneficial for the mind and body.  Taking time in the morning to ourselves to read, ponder, and improve can be more beneficial than reading later in the evening when the mind and body are exhausted. 

I found from my study this morning being more attentive to what I was reading and remembering more. 

On to Day 2 of Early Rising!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hyrum's Post: Our Personal Guide Book to Prepare Ourselves against the Adversary

Something that has really stood out to me in studying the scriptures is how many times God warns and prepares us against Satan's Power.  In Alma 43-63, there is an outline of Satan's tactics and tools that he used against us and how we can prepare for it.
A few of the scriptures that have really stood out to me were:

Alma 43:23- Preparing ourselves by knowing our weaknesses and making them our strengths.  Satan knows our weaknesses and wants to use them against us, but if we find ways to make them our strength it will protect and help us.

Alma 45:24- Beware of Pride.  Pride comes in many forms and can poison our Spirit if we allow it.  Humility is a major key to being more Christlike.  Humility keeps us from being offended and angry.

Alma 53:9; 60:15-16- Unity is Key.  In relationships of all kinds, arguing can take away the Spirit and keeps us from God's Spirit.  Being willing to forgive and forget and move on can save a lot of unneeded pride and anger.

I'm thankful for God's tools and resources that he has in the scriptures that can prepare in the day as the world goes further away from the influence of God, we need to stay closer to God.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hyrum's Post: Faith Without Works is Dead

This past week, a good co-worker of mine told me that his Dad had a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital.  Thankfully he survived, but was encouraged to do a open heart surgery.  His Dad asked him to just "pull the plug" because he didn't want to go through the pain of the surgery and figured he wouldn't have much of a life after.  His family disagreed and as the oldest son, he decided to have his Dad go through the surgery.  Before the surgery, I was talking to my co-worker and he opened up to me about his Dad's story and how it all started here in St. George.  His Dad was looking for work and came across an old man with two little boys.  This man gave his Dad a job working in the fields as well as a truck and good pay to start his new life.  His Dad was in awe with this man's kindness and willingness to help him, he thought there had to be more to him.
He later found out that this man was LDS and was just wanting to help someone in need.  This led to missionary discussion and he was later baptized into the Church.  Twenty years later, in the hospital to have his open heart surgery, the Doctor seeing his name and asked him if he had worked for his Dad in the fields years ago.  He found out that this Doctor was one of the two little boys that he was around when working for their Dad.  My co-worker's Dad didn't want to make a big fuss about being in the hospital and didn't want anyone to know.  But this Doctor wanted to tell his parents that he was here.  Within an hour the parents who first employed his Dad came and it was an awesome reunion.  My co-worker didn't have any idea what was going on and also how they knew each other.  It came up that his Dad was a member of the Church and had fallen away but still had a testimony.  The Doctor's Dad asked if he could perform a Priesthood Blessing to help him through the surgery.
After my co-worker told me this story, it opened a door for me to share the Gospel and the miracles that can come from Priesthood Blessings.  I was able to share my testimony and open up to him about this.
The next day, I got a text from my co-worker saying the surgery was a success, and that his Dad had walked himself out of the hospital wanting to get back to work.  This is the text message I recieved:
"My dad just walked out the hospital on his own just after having a 5 bypass heart surgery a few days ago. He says thanks for all the prayers and the visits. He's doing great. The doctors and nurses were amazed on how fast he recovered. They said they never had a patient like him. He never complained about pain or anything. On his walk out the ICU to his room he out walked the nurses. They were so amazed how he walked right on out on his own off the hospital.thank you everyone"
This experience changed my co-worker's life as he saw the hand of God in his life.  I hope that I can continue to share my testimony with him, and see more changes come from it.  

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Dropping the Beat for our Christmas Season!!

Merry Christmas from Mr. and Mrs. Tua'one!  

Don't be surprised if you see us winning "So you think you can dance!" in the near future!

love, hannah jane

p.s... maybe next year I can convince Hyrum to let me put us in the Cat Christmas Dance Video :)