Category Archive: Motherhood

Missions

Missions

President Wilford Woodruff had a vision one night in which the Spirits of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, appeared to him in the …

 

Enjoy the Climb

Enjoy the Climb

We have “cannon-balled” into the river of academic and extracurricular life with gusto and have found the current to be powerful. So powerful that this …

 

Hole in My Heart

Hole in My Heart

August 29, 2018 Sixteen years ago, while living in our tiny little poolhouse, we had a “missionary” family home evening for Taylor.  Dressed in a suit …

 

Though the Breadbasket

Though the Breadbasket

Monday morning was filled with playing at the park and doing laundry before our long drive to Abel Tasman. The drive took us through the …

 

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

All throughout Sweden, Norway and Denmark, we were told that summer had never arrived this year.  The temperatures were unseasonably chilly and the snow in …

 

Perfect Baby Status

Perfect Baby Status

I am so grateful we have Lily. She is an absolute joy and delight. Perfect baby status was earned when she slept through an entire …

 

Midnight Musings

Midnight Musings

I wake up in the wee hours of the morning and am just enamored by this perfect little creature that greets me. She seems to …

 

I love………..

I love………..

        I love having a baby in the house.   I love the soft feeling of the skin on the bottom of her tiny feet and toes. I love …

 

Heavenly Peace

Heavenly Peace

Peace.  I love the concept and idea of peace.  In our home it seems like we are often so busy and “FULL” that there is …

 

Magical Moments

Magical Moments

  My sweet friend Amy volunteered to take some family pictures for use with little Lily.  It’s a crazy time of year and I’m so grateful …

 

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

It’s amazing how such a tiny little person can change your life. At only 5 lbs and 2.5 weeks of life, Little Lily, has captured …

 

Homecoming

Homecoming

It was like Christmas at our house this weekend!  We couldn’t have been more thrilled or more enamored with this little girl.  On Sunday the …

 

A Week in the NICU

A Week in the NICU

Day1-7:58 Arrival–A pink screaming 5 lb 6 oz bundle of joy.  So happy to hold her in our arms! Day 2- Sunday-After grunting and retracting they …

 

There’s Nothing Like a Surprise

There’s Nothing Like a Surprise

Mike has always teased me that I don’t like surprises.  I balk and tell him that I do like surprises……..especially when I know about them …

 

Gratitude

Gratitude

I have a hard time leaving my little ones at home when we go on adventures.  It is so fun when we can go places …

 

While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping

The inescapable unrelenting nausea and vomiting of this pregnancy has left me in complete survival mode.  Everyone gets to where they need to go, but …

 

A Life Well Lived

A Life Well Lived

Despite our parents protest that there had to be a better date, Mike and I were married the day after Christmas 16 years ago. I’m …

 

The Sunflower State

The Sunflower State

  Home of Eisenhower and Truman, tornadoes and cyclones, wheat and sunflowers, pizza hut and prairie dogs, Kansas was our agenda for the day. Welcome to the …

 

Berlin

Berlin

A few semesters ago we studied the Cold War and the erecting and later dismantling of the Berlin Wall with our co-op. The kids were …

 

Feliz Dia de la Madre

Feliz Dia de la Madre

Instead of eating taco’s and fresh salsa this Cinco de Mayo we celebrated Spain’s Mother’s Day.  The highlight of my day was sitting in Relief …