Friday, June 22, 2018

If not you, then who?

It can seem "part of parenting" or "part of marriage" for your children and spouse to bear the wrath of the mother. Sometimes we don't even realize we have a "wrath." Kids do things they aren't supposed to sometimes, don't they? And men intentionally leave their stuff everywhere just so you will be bugged, isn't that right? And they know I love them even though they drive me crazy, right??

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


No, it's not Cheyenne's birthday or any type of special occasion, I just loved the way she looked on Sunday and I wanted to always remember how pretty she is. She has beautiful clear eyes and golden hair. Her skin is smooth and she has a beautiful smile. She looks innocent and wholesome, happy.

What a gift children are. I'm so grateful to have young children in my life. They offer a gentler reminder about what we are trying to be, and the One we are trying to be like.  I think the adult form of innocence is purity. We may not be able to turn back the hands of time and un-live the experiences of our life, but we can, through our choices, decide to make our own thoughts and actions pure.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Social Media Free Summer

A few Sundays ago President Nelson asked the youth of our church to take a 7-day social media fast. I decided to join in. I wanted to write down what I learned and what I've decided to do next.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

My Dad as a major influence

A while ago I was asked who one of the biggest influences in my life was. I had to say my dad.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

June Goals

I intentionally/unintentionally took May off for making goals, but I am back on track for June! Here are a few things I learned:
-I need to cut back on my goals. Less is more.
-Goals don't need to be perfect. You won't accomplish anything if you're forever waiting for the right time and the right words.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A Summer to Remember

Last year summer ended up being a hard season for me. So this year I've been trying to take the planning more seriously.

Saturday, May 26, 2018


We visited our last state park this weekend. There is only one way to describe Indiana forests: magical.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Strawberry Festival

After my first attempt to visit my sister over Spring Break (that apparently wasn't meant to be!), we made plans to visit Sarah during their town's Strawberry Festival.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

If you like to help people, try stay-at-home motherhood

Do you remember taking those career aptitude tests in college? They would measure your strengths and weaknesses, your likes and dislikes and tell you what would be a fulfilling career for you.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Sick Kids

Our kids' sickness this week allowed me to appreciate the service we get to give as mothers.