Saturday, February 28, 2015

Meet the NEPHEWS!!!!!!!

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Birthday TO ME!!!!

Sam sent this from ENGLAND!!!! Megs is giving me 3...yes THREE Grandkids...and they are GORGEOUS and DARLING and FUN....

so much more to write..but right now my heart is near to BURSTING

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Born on MEGAN's birthday...22 Feb 2015... 7 lbs. 12 oz    19 inches long.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Just one more...they are so Stinkin' ADORABLE!

Love from Sam 23 Feb 2015


I learned a lot this week. It was a super trying week in many ways. basically our entire teaching pool dropped us (sent us texts saying they don't want to meet anymore).. as Elder Magda and I have been in Swansea together, we've nearly had 20 new investigators, which is great, but we've been having the toughest time helping them progress. We found ourselves finding in City Centre a lot and I was noticing that when I was finding, I was looking for students to talk to.. basically anyone in the age group of 16-30, because that is where I've seen the most success in my mission. I realized that I was finding the people that I wanted to find, not the people that god wanted me to find. Because of my experience and pride, I wasn't allowing the spirit to work with me in who to talk to.  Also, sometimes I'm worried about getting as much done in a time slot, that I'm not really taking the time to really connect with each person. I felt the scriptures apply to my situation as I read the story of Jesus and his apostles walking through the crowds on their way to heal the young girl. The woman touched his robe, he immediately stopped what he was doing to love her, to heal her, and to help her feel hope.  I'm extremely excited to apply this during our proselyting this week. Another thing that was quite funny was one day we were in the city centre for a few hours and Elder Magda said, "you know, we don't need to sift through a hundred to find the one, we just need to find the one and get on with it." I loved that. 

Zone Conference was great. We talked about planning and how to use our time wisely. President Rasmussen is an exceptional teacher and trainer. He has always been good, but he's improved a lot during his training from when I first arrived on the mission. I'm grateful that we have a mission president who is in his prime right now, and he really knows how to move the work forward. Giving my departing testimony was an interesting experience. I remember looking up to the older missionaries so much when I was brand new, and it didn't feel right that I was in their shoes. the time has simply gone by too fast. It was great to catch up with some of the mission lads and take some good pictures. 

The sisters in the district had a baptism this week! Her name is Anghared Cage, and she's elect. She has faced an insane amount of trials during this week leading up to her baptism, but she pressed through and took that leap of faith. Last night after her confirmation, her boyfriend called her and broke up with her because of her joining the church. the adversary is so real! but she is so strong and she mentioned several times that the gospel has made her much more happy then her boyfriend has. 

As we all know, we as Harris' are pretty emotional people. The rollercoaster of emotions has been hard to handle! All is well though. I am happier than I've been in my life, and I know it has everything to do with my decisions to live the gospel.

I was challenged this week to create a list of at least 100 things that I've learned on my mission, and experiences that helped me learn those principles. It's been great! I've loved creating the list and I look forward to sharing them with you when I get home. The thing that I would like to share this week is "God's plan for us is always better than our plan for us." So many times on the mission I've been stressed out because things are going the way I want to. right now for example with all of our investigators dropping us haha In EVERY SINGLE OCCASION, it has all worked out, in a much better way than I had ever imagined. We need to embrace our trials just as Paul did. Just as Alma and the sons of Mosiah did. There is always an opportunity to grow when we stay faithful during our trials.  He really does know the beginning from the end, so we need to trust that he loves enough to give us what will eventually help us return to him. That is our purpose in this life! Let's magnify it! I love you all more than you know. Hear from you soon :) 

Elder Harris 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

22 Feb 2015 Megan's birthday

Hello Babes xxooxx

Fun to spend some time with Spencer today. His new job has certainly brought revived gratitude for my HEALTHY CHUNKY body. He doesn't love being on call so much. He gets to experience so many new things as he delivers hospital equipment for hospice patients. I know i'd be grateful that Spencer was the one to show up at my door if I was in Hospice. He is out for the second time today/tonight delivering. It is sobering to think of how many are preparing to leave here while so many of us are feeling our way through to our HOW of BEING here. I have no doubt its the perfect plan for Spencer...and for me --as I rub up against the mortality of ME.

Megs had a FUN 30th birthday last night! I LOVE Laura, Ky and Dan. They made it perfect by inviting all her friends and having amazing food! The LOVEBIRDS left for Cabo today. She just texted that they arrived safe and the resort and their room is MAGICAL! I am overwhelmed at the JOY you create.

Michael will hit State side Saturday. And he will be in Seattle early on Sunday. It will be a great birthday present for me to have him on my continent :) xxooxx Speaking of JOY creation...this boy...he's got that figured!!!!

Josh has spent the week getting ready for his Do Terra Yoga Conference! I am super excited to assist him in getting his business rolling. Hello Seattle! I have a feeling I will be there a time or two this year! YEEEEEE HAWWWW! And Therese is COMING for at least a day or two to meet SAM and get wrapped up by our family xxooxx

We have 17 days to Sam....17 days....   xxooxxooxx please everyone send him your best love and energy as he prepares to leave and re enter our world. you will see from below...EVERYONE IS WAITING and SOOOOOO EXCITED!!! Right NOW Hiedi and Scott Lazerson are in Chile with makes me breathe fast. I know its not so easy for you lovey...but you've got this...and we've got you!!!!

I am still enthralled by BENTINHOMASSAROLIVE.COM.  He gives a new lecture every Monday night. Hope you find your way there.

I am LOVING my Transcendental Meditation Practice and hope to encourage each of you in that direction for at least a looksey. All about releasing stress and opening spaces for miracles.

There is so much for me to learn. SO MUCH to feel and BE. I LOVE THAT I GOT TO COME HERE...and mostly that I got to COME HERE WITH YOU!!!!!!!! It is thrilling to watch you LIVE, and to be hunkered in your love. Thank you for allowing/excusing my imperfections....for your patience....I smiled as I went to sleep last night remembering Megan saying earlier in the night about Dad and I "there is some crazy going on." Yep. This family...we got a whole lot of REAL.

I love you. I LOVE US! I love that I will have been here 52 years this week. I am in AWE of all the HAPPY that has been ours, and most especially MINE!!!! Finger crossies for at least another 35??? Could I possibly read all I want to read, heart to heart about the mysteries,  visit all the places with you I want to visit, create relationships with all I still have to meet, dance to all the songs, eat all I want to eat, run all the places I want to run, hold and hug all the people I  want to... in the next 35 years? I've got me some BIG lists. I've got parties to plan! I'v got some Grandbabies to love on and greet...and MORE people to love and learn from....most especially each of YOU!!!!!

This song has held my heart for almost a week..excited for you to hear it. Incredulous that in my world I can print a link and you can go hear what i want you to hear...see what I hope for you to see....


For my Boy xxooxx

 I get that these last days are rough. I get all the pain of leaving behind people you have loved by serving them and giving them your whole heart. I thought it might serve you to remember what is AHEAD of you....ALL THE LOVE just waiting with ANXIOUS and OPEN arms...ready to wrap you up and HOLD YOU TIGHT for the next part of your life you look through I hope  it helps reignite the fire in your heart and make the leaving a bit easier.  YOU ARE SO LOVED!!!

Scott and Hiedi already in CHile with LONDON!!!! xxooxx

Hurry Home Lovey...Hurry HOME  xxooxxooxxooxx

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

HOLY NOW...Peter Mayer

Go here and listen while you look at these....all these are by Photographer Ron Iverson...he has a facebook page :)
These made me want to take my OWN pictures...through my NEW life lenses. Thank you Sue Gombus for the referral.


Last hugs....

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine's REPRESENTS

My heart BURSTS every time I see these two together. I LOVE the way she LOVES him...AND the way he LOVES HER...helps my mother head to relax knowing that they've"GOT EACH OTHER". I LOVE how beautiful they just wanna stare at em.

And then....Miss Megan might just be making some plans   :)...MAYBE xxooxxooxx

She and her MEN spent Valentines at the MONSTER TRUCK SHOW!!!! That is Owen top right-7, Oliver Middle-4, and Ethan bottom left with Dan.

Last Friday night was date night with all the MEN again at the pool!!!!!
I'm not sure who is more in LOVE...her or ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

I took Owen, Ethan and Oliver silly string and balsa airplanes for my Valentine's love today. Poor they sprayed the silly string all over the front yard I quickly realized the mistake I had made...what could he say to a woman he might want to be pleasing? "Um, Natalie...NO SILLY STRING!" He didn't ...he even helped picked it up. New note to self...SILLY STRING ONLY AT MY HOUSE when WOWING future Grandkids. All three have my heart xxooxxooxxooxx

I had another session of my Transcendental Meditation  class today. I am IN LOVE. The world is such a wonder and so many HAPPINESS factors to indulge in! My personal mantra feels sacred.  My instructor is brilliant and quiet and laughs so easily. I never knew how endearing, lightening and  comforting it is to be around someone who laughs so easily.

Did I mention.....T W E N T Y   F O U R days.....24 24 24 24 days till SAM is home and EVERYONE IS HOME!!! xxooxxooxxooxx...Upon Sam's request we will be going to Cheesecake Factory on the way home from the airport :)

I have been listening to Anthony Robbins new money book:
I had dinner with my friend Kim Sorensen...yes the owner of the Blender Bottle company--- and I had to laugh that we were BOTH Reading it. You would think SHE would have no reason to read it...another dimension of why I LOVE HER SO MUCH.This book WILL be one of your Christmas presents from the just let me know when you are ready for it hard copy or on Audible. I have a crush on who Anthony Robbins has chosen to be and all he shares in inspiring our world to greatness.

I am choosing to not whip myself for living out of integrity with my eating and weight. But I am looking for my WILL POWER if you could assist me in finding it. I just feel so happily content.

And SERIOUSLY!!! Racquetballs  will ALSO be in your stocking. Who knew that smashing a ball and running all over a tiny BOXED in court would make me so invigorated??? I thought I pretty much HATED tight enclosed boxes (figuratively and LITERALLY)...but, not so much...especially when I hear the pop sound of me smashing the ball. COME PLAY WITH ME MY CHICKADEES!!!! And the air swipes I make fairly frequently...they just make me LAUGH! This week I am practicing taking the swing off the back wall...PATIENCE (my eternal lesson).

I attended my most favorite Do Terra Training ever...PRESIDENTIAL and BEYOND this past week. I have a new fire underneath my drive. It doesn't seem possible---but I love the OILS and people who lead and run this business EVEN MORE. I feel honored to have shared space with so many Presidential s.  I cannot get enough of incredible leaders!!!!! LEAD ON!!!!

Spencer melted my heart when he called and asked if I could be his Valentine!!!! We went to 2 movies and dinner...he is a favorite date!!!!! I love that he likes to start with dessert first too!

I am starting to get the hang of chess so I expect EACH OF YOU to play me and teach me when you are home xxooxx.

Saturday Night Live is having their 40 year anniversary special. I have been laughing my stomach to knots. Gratitude overwhelms me as I watch and remember all the fun and laughs I have shared in my world with that show. LIFE IS GLORIOUS my Chickadees. Michael gets the prize this week for slurping up so much of it...but the rest of us aren't far behind!!!!



 ....Thanks for sharing all the JOY of it!!!!

 I REALLLLLLLY Like this one!!!!

Just do what you can.....15 Feb 2015

There just aren't words to express how much I LOVE Michael for setting such an AMAZING example for us of how to suck the marrow out of every day. 
Volcano boarding on Cerro Negro in Leon, Nicaragua