Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fed for the year

We had the wonderful opportunity to have Sister Julie Beck our General Relief Society President come to speak to us on Saturday. It was incredible. I like to say that I'mthe best friend she doesn't know she has. I love how blunt she is. She said some things I will never forget, one of them being.

In a world where most people think everyone owes them something, let me tell you...Nobody owes you anything, but you owe the Lord everything. You signed up for this, you said you could do this, and you can do this. You must do it.

It was just one of the powerful lessons I learned from her. I have set some new goals for myself to change for the better and to not let myself become complacent. It is far too easy to think that we are doing "good enough", I want to be better.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I'm Grateful for things I do not have,
For blessings I haven't been given,
I'm grateful for places I have not seen,
For cars I have never driven,
It is in those things I do not have,
That helps me to truly be,
Grateful for all that I do have,
Voids leave room to see.
By: Mandy

Monday, November 16, 2009


We spent Saturday in Moab to escape the Snow in Monticello. We had a picnic by the river and then attempted to watch a movie on our little DVD player while parked on a cliff overlooking the landscape. It sounded like a good idea, until we realized that three little girls were not going to sit through a whole movie. It was a great day to just have together. If you have never been to southern UT. I highly suggest you plan a trip.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Living/Dining Room

I wrote this poem specifically to do something like this with it someday. I wrote it when we lived in Washington, and it still describes our life today.
Allie likes to be in pictures as you can see:) Quite a poser...I miss having a wood-burning stove, for practical reasons and for the smells, but it is so nice to be able to flip a switch on the gas fireplace. The last picture is the entrance to our home, you walk up two steps from the enterance to be in this main living room. I like having a little nook for an enterance. Then nobody can see if there are still breakfast dishes in my sink:) I just noticed all of the nobs on my sewing table are turned all crazy...nobody's perfect:O)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Some of the house

I just painted the kitchen a while back. I like the cupboards better now. There was just too many kinds of wood trying to mix-it felt really "busy". The texture in the kitchen is thick and crazy, but it kind of works with the whole glaze thing. As always, the girls like to be in the middle of all of it.-Bria was "helping" me put a poem up on the wall. I've given up on the battle of the couch cushions. They can have them!!!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Hands Full!!

This picture is for real, I took it spontaneously as I headed up stairs to make dinner. I couldn't help but laugh at how normal this is for Tyler. His girls sure love him!
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

4 months!

Cloe is our sweet squishy baby, you can't stop kissing those cheeks!
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