My friends,

I have a lot to share today…things seem to back up somehow. I have a bit in a way of announcement of upcoming great things in the Utah County area.

First: If you are interested in becoming involved in our community, I am proud to be a part of an amazing group of women {Women in Philanthropy} When I first heard about them I thought for some reason that you had to be super wealthy to join, but it isn’t so.

There are a lot of different ways that women become involved and they together mesh all up to make for a well balanced, forward moving, positive roomful of women that make a huge difference!  I truly believe that the kind of people you surround yourself with has an enormous effect on how you view the world. Women have an innate power to change the world, and together this group of women sets out to do just that.

You are welcome to come and learn more about us! 

Below is an attached flyer for more information.

United Way of Utah County

Women in Philanthropy


“Fostering Literacy in Young Children”

Tuesday, June 7

Noon-1:30 p.m.

(11073 North Alpine Highway, Highland)

$10 donation

(will be given to Welcome Baby to buy books)

Click here to RSVP by Friday, May 27

Thank you to Blue Lemon, Tana Evans, and Christi Hortin for their generous donations


Second: There is an awesome thing that United Way offers during the summer months to get our lives back on track!  It is called “Summer of Service”.   They offer weekly organized service projects that you can sign up for online.  

I don’t know about you, but for me half of the battle in getting involved in the community is just knowing how to plug yourself in.  Organizing your own projects can take a lot of time and know how.  I love the fact that I can sign up myself or my kids and just be given the information of where and when to show up.  

Also, there is nothing better than service to make us more grateful for the blessings we have.  I love it when my kids get a chance to experience something like this, it changes them…it changes everyone.  It is so easy to get stuck in our own rat race with our personal agenda on our brain.  There is no better medicine for depression than serving others.  So get out there and get involved!  I don’t care if it’s in Utah county or any other place on earth…just do it. 

{I have to remind myself on an ongoing basis, so this little pep talk was for me also :} and I know I’m not the only one that hears “I’m BORED” all summer long!!

Here is the link for United Way’s “Summer of Service”


Nextly: and on a much more personal note, remember to compete in my photo contest to win a “Diamonds by Donna” bracelet!  I will be drawing the winner on Friday so time is almost up and I think there are only 5 people going for the prize!


And now, can I just tell you that the U2 concert last night was absolutely mind blowing?!  I needed it more than even I knew.  The cleansing that live music brings is so worth it.  Singing at the top of my lungs, dancing for a few hours straight, and laughing with people I love was just what the doctor ordered.  OK OK, I don’t know what doctor, but it doesn’t matter!  I will post more pictures of that sooner than later but to tide you over, here is one of my favorites!

 This is my bro Dave.

He is one of my favorite people on this planet…why?  I am still asking myself the same thing after years of fighting with him as we grew from *littles* to *bigs*.  We were inseparable just like Handsome and Bug (maybe why watching them together makes me so happy!)

and just look at us all these years later…CHOOSING to spend our free time together at one of the most amazing shows on earth!  Boy, if our parents could see us now.  They actually do, and every once in a while remind us of when we scratched, hit, and ran from each other.

{I’ll tell you the story about his bodacious shirt later!}