Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A joy beyond measure.

This song really makes me happy. Now when we sing it in sacrament meeting I can only think of this version.

Have I done any good?

Also, these pictures make me happy. Please excuse the over load.

A name and a blessing

We blessed Hudson on Sunday the 14th. It was a great day. Mike gave him his blessing and it was really sweet. Crazy how different it feels when it's your own child up there. The spirit was so strong and I'm so grateful for a good husband who takes such good care of us.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Last weekend we went on a little trip to St George. I was real scared because Hudson doesn't particularly like his car seat, but he did pretty well and only cried a few times in the car. We really didn't do much there besides see mike run the marathon and then watch conference but it was still nice to be down there. We stayed with the Schillers, which are actually Mikey's sister's in-laws. It's really nice though because over the years they have become like family to us too. They are the best. Hudson liked conference too! He's started to watch tv if it's on. He gets bored after a few minutes but it keeps his interest for a little while. Here are some random pictures from the weekend!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The truth.

This weekend was general conference. Did you know???

I know there are always a lot of posts on Facebook, Instagram, and blogs about conference and some may find it annoying or redundant. But I think it's really great. I read a comment on fb once that said something like ''this isn't your journal so write your thoughts about conference elsewhere.'' I was kind of really sad about that.
It's soooo important to share your thoughts and those little feelings of pure joy that you feel like you just have to get out. At one point in my life I was at the receiving side of those comments. And not knowing quite what they meant or why everyone was so happy about church or the things they learned there made me curious. And from there I was introduced to the gospel. The gospel led me to a happiness that I didn't know I was missing. And that brought me to my really super great husband which brought me this little baby that I adore. I can't even express in words how blessed I feel to have the truth of the gospel in my life. I hope I can live in a way that is deserving of this huge blessing. To all those friends that spoke out and were good examples to me I will always so grateful. I hope we can all share things that really inspire us with our families and friends and to the world so that the people who are ready to find the gospel can.

That being said...
I really loved conference. I always really love it, but each time I hear different things that I think are really for me. This time I really heard the message repeated by our leaders and the spirit seemed to whisper, ''you are doing okay but you need to do better.'' It seems like sometimes life gets the best of me and I don't do as much service, scripture study, and other things as I could. I also got excited about doing my own family history work. I got a small start about a year ago but haven't done anything since, so I'm excited to get that ball rolling again. For me, conference brought a lot of renewed commitment and I felt the spirit so many times testifying of the truthfulness of the gospel and its principles.
How lucky are we to receive instructions from such inspired men?
I'd say we are pretty darn lucky.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Do you ever just wake up in the morning and want to eat cookies instead of real breakfast?
And also just sit on the couch in a blanket as your baby plays (for the very limited time this will last) instead of doing something productive?
That's about how today is going. And I've done both of those.
And we still have about 11 hours until dad comes home.
Someone please entertain me.
And take the cookies away.

Ps 3 posts in 3 days.... Thank you blogger on my phone.

Monday, October 1, 2012

For the Love

This Saturday we were re-living our high school days over at our house.
My little brother, Todd, went to his last homecoming dance. I thought it would be so fun to do his dinner at our house. So I roped Mike into helping me put it together and we put on our production this weekend.

And of course I didn't get any pictures until after the kids left... it was just too crazy before they got there to snap any.

Mike did snag a few when just a couple kids had gotten there.

There were such cute kids that came, and it was fun to put together. Although it was a whole lot of work and I'm pretty sure little Hudson felt pretty neglected all day. Poor little man. We had to snuggle him extra on Sunday to make up for it. I think he's starting to forgive us though. :)