Showing posts from October, 2011


Wow.  I'm thirty now.  Never thought it would come. So far, I think thirties are going to be the best years of my life.   So today, my best friend Anna finished up our family portraits, and let me come look at them.  Then she came over and did my dishes, after which, I received a strange box on my front porch.  It was chocolate covered strawberries!   My husband soon came home with balloons, an ice-cream cake and the sweetest card.  I love my family and friends -  it has been the best birthday yet.


Could my life be more full?  Is there any way to cram in just one more blessing?  It doesn't seem possible, yet I know it is.
My fulfillment comes from living the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Here are a few things I am thankful for:

My husband ~I am so in love with this man.  I honestly hadn't a clue who he was, nor what I was looking for in a man when I married him. Sounds insane to start a marriage that way. 
  But I had enough faith and trust in God to know that everything would work out.  Marriage takes a great leap of faith for anyone.
Our family - the family we have created and are raising together is a great one.  And the greatest thing about it is that we are doing it together.  Children grow too quickly.  I often look at my little girls and handsome son, and daydream about their first experiences in life.  I feel an ever present need to prepare them for a world that is in turmoil, and will become more so as time passes.   The most important preparation I speak …


I used to love writing poems ~ and haven't for a while.  But I'd like to record some of them I've found in my journal, with a little commentary.

I wrote a poem while on Acapella tour in California my senior year of high school.  It was a great experience, but I was so shy and completely unknown, and I felt unnoticed by everyone.  So I wrote this:

Please Listen
  I would like a friend who brings out the best in me One who would listen and see what I will someday be.
I need you not to be afraid when so many weaknesses are visible~ I want you to give me courage and let me know I'm lovable
I am trapped, unknown, and out of place. Things are hardest when mine is not a familiar face.
There is far more in me than what may appear- and though you don't know me,  you can trust that I'll  hold you dear.
Someday I'll be worthwhile...I know it's hard to believe It's incredible, with a loving Father in Heaven's help, what one can achieve.
I want you to know t…

Having Fun at Home


New Page

I've recently started doing art again!  I'll be adding regularly I hope.  But I've posted a bunch of old projects as well as one I've done this week.  I'm excited this part of my life is back after years of having no desire for it!  Check out my Art page :)