Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What I learned this summer


This summer was different than summers' past. I learned and grew a lot and the end results were fruitful, but the actual doing was quite messy and frustrating to me.

Friday, August 11, 2017

They said

 They said having my kids close together would make them best friends.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

July little things

 "Take a picture of me with all my kids"

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Invisible Arms of Prayer


One afternoon, several years ago in Provo, my brother Derek came over. He had just gotten the devastating news that he didn't get a job that he was really hoping to get. Our usually animated conversations turned into one-word questions and responses. We were both sad that this prospect for the future, his hopes and dreams, had been crushed. I listened. We listed all the things that would have been bad about the job (as one is wont to do when things don't go our way!). We tried to 'reframe' his future, trying to think of other, equally exciting opportunities. I convinced him to watch a short clip from Studio C, a sketch comedy group love that we both share, and the laughs helped dissipate some of those hurt feelings. Derek went home feeling lighter, as did I, grateful that I could listen and help in some small way.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Delaney at 5


Delaney turned 5 this month!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Visiting the Gabrielsens

The last stop on our trip was to visit my sister Bethany on the way home (kind of) back to Indiana. Haley came down from from Idaho, and Whitney was still with us. We went on a great sisters walk the morning we were there. Love my sisters!!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A quick pit stop at Mt. Rushmore + Early Morning Driving


When we knew we would be driving to Montana this summer, I thought it would be fun to take a pit stop at Mt. Rushmore since it was pretty much on the way from where we live.