Wednesday, September 19, 2012

i belong

I just read a letter from a man who lives in Brazil, where my little sister is serving a mission.  I cried.

His family is beautiful and his words were sincere and beautiful.  I am so grateful for Becca's example in sharing the gospel.  I am so grateful for the gospel in my life.  It is true and brings me so much happiness and joy.

We love you and miss you, Becca.

have a beautiful wednesday

Sunday, September 16, 2012


I sent this to Jeffree when we were long distance dating.  Found it today when I was cleaning up my computer.  It's too cute not to share.  Go ahead and try it on your man and pretend like it was your idea.  You just might get a smile.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

tell me the stories

I'm not sure what I love more - little e and her dad reading together... or little e wearing leopard tights and converse star sneakers.  love them both.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

in a rich man's world

I'm grateful for parents who taught me to be self-reliant and live providently.  We never had all the nicest things, but we always had what we needed.  They taught us to avoid debt and live within our means.

Jeffree and I have been able to live the same way.  Of course, there are times when I think it would be nice to have some matching furniture or a new washer and dryer.  There are times when we can afford nice things, but we can also live without them.  And sometimes going without brings the greatest joy.  I am thankful for a husband who does what he loves and is able to provide for our family at the same time.  I am grateful for Heavenly Father, who really does pour out blessings so there is not room enough to receive them.  I am thankful for all the things I do have and all the things I've learned to live without.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

without wings

somedays it would be nice to spread my wings and fly away from all troubles and frustrations and disappointments.  but then i suppose i wouldn't amount to much, always floating away from the things i find difficult.

so instead, i will stick around and share a bowl of ice cream with my little girl.  because sometimes, since we can't fly away, it is nice to indulge just a little.

cheers.  or tears.  whichever helps you feel just a tiny bit better today.