I am a member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  It is our belief that we are called to certain positions, within the organization of our church, by the Lord.  He calls us to where we need to be whether it be to help others or because we need to be [...]


Donut Falls–Our first hike

Have you ever sat and pondered how beautiful our world really is?  Oh man, it is truly amazing!  Sometimes I wonder how it is that I can be such a homebody.  I’m not exactly what you might call ‘outdoorsy’.  It’s kind of sad.  I’ve never truly learned to appreciate the wonderful creations of our Heavenly [...]


My Scriptures

It seems that in my religious culture (LDS) there is an unwritten rule that you receive your very own set of scriptures when you are baptized, usually at the age of eight.  Often it’s the parents of the child that give the scriptures and sometimes it’s the grandparents or someone else that is close to [...]



When tragedy strikes, one tends to put more focus on the important things in life.  We might pay more attention to the little details of our surroundings or hug our family members a little tighter.

Recently, tragedy struck right within my own ward.  A senior couple in my ward had been gone for 7 months on [...]


How Do YOU Socialize Your Children?

I am often asked how we socialize our kids because apparently, being homeschoolers means we’re unsocialized, unkempt (well, sometimes), and we live in a bubble.  A bubble which no one is allowed to enter. 

Because my kids aren’t involved in any extracurricular activities or anything {dance}.  We don’t go to church every Sunday {this [...]


So You’ve Had a Bad Day…

Sometimes, when I’m feeling especially down about our current struggles, it’s my kids that lift my spirits.  They remind me of the butterflies and rainbows that are all around me.  And they make me laugh. 

Several weeks ago, K said something to me that has stuck with me ever since.  Something so simple.  [...]


Bitter {one year ago today…} but Sweet {brownies}

I’ve had a hard time putting this post together.  Not really sure why.  It could possibly have something to do with the fact that today marks the one year anniversary of the day my sweet Grandma passed away.  Today also marks what would have been her 76th birthday. 

Yes, she died on her [...]


Things I’ve Discovered This Summer… Part 1

This summer has truly been a season of discovery for me.  Here is a brief list of some of the things I’ve discovered{in no particular order… except the order I put them in } and summer isn’t even over yet!

***Pinterest – Seriously, the coolest thing ever!  Can you believe I had never even heard [...]


When it Rains Buckets

This is how my kids celebrated the downpour of rain the other day.

B even tried to drink from the gutter.  Got a video but no pic, darn it!  I remember doing that [...]


Lemonade for a Cause

As a little girl, I remember mustering up a grand idea with a friend of mine.  We wanted to earn a little money for something.  I don’t recall what it was for certain but I’m sure it had something to do with sugar… some candy maybe, who knows!   So, we did what any kid would [...]

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