Just Being

Sometimes I sit in my messy house, and my imperfect clothes, and my not-pinterest-worthy meals, and I don’t see them. I just see us, just being. Those are my favorite types of days right now. When I am sitting with my family, remembering good times,  really noticing how cute they are right NOW. Like, right NOW,…

Polishing My Nails

  Some of my favorite childhood memories are of my mom painting her fingernails. We always knew when she had a date with my dad because she would sit at the end of the table and paint her nails. She keeps beautiful fingernails, strong and just the right length. She would usually paint them red, or…

Tulip Festival

Double-hooded sweatshirt// Baby overalls Every year at Thanksgiving Point in UT they have a tulip festival. Its actually really cool. They get all of their tulip bulbs from Holland. We have wanted to go forever but had not ever been in Utah at the right time, this year we made a trip especially for the…

A Stolen Heart- Book Review

A Stolen Heart by Amanda Cabot   Lydia Crawford arrives in Texas with nothing left except her hopes of a future with Edgar her Fiance. Unfortunately she is greeted with dislike from the locals, and the news that Edgar is missing, and married. Despite being brokenhearted and worried Lydia is determined to make a life…

With You Always

With You Always by Jody Hedlund   Elise is the oldest of three orphaned sisters, also in her care are two sweet toddlers. In the great financial crisis of the 1850’s, Elise decides to take a job farther west in order to earn money to care for her family. Hating to leave them behind but knowing…

6 year old

Eli, I can hardly believe how much you have grown over the past year. You are my oldest baby. you turned me into a mom. I love you so much son, no matter what. There is nothing that will ever change that love. I also want you to remember that your Heavenly Father loves you too,…

The Captain’s Daughter -Book Review

The Captains Daughter By Jennifer Delmere Rosalyn is an orphan,for years she worked as a companion but circumstances force her to leave and she finds herself lost in London. She finds a job at a theater and that is where she meets Nate. Nate is working at the theater to hold the job for his injured…

Easter weekend

It was a whirlwind weekend. Believe it or not we had 2 weddings in the family. One of them is more like a ‘shirttail’ relative as my mom would say, but still. Easter was fun and beautiful. My kids got up before us and got into all the Easter goodies. I was so disappointed, I…

Busy wednesdays

Does anyone else have those crazy busy but not much gets done days? I am sure most all mothers do. Certain days of the week (like Wednesdays) feel SO busy, but mostly I am just in the car running people to and from things, and grabbing this or that from someone, and probably stopping by…

momiform

We all have our version of a momiform. Like most moms with young children, mine involves layers and very little jewelry… and a lot of dry shampoo. 😉 I recently went through my closet and “de-cluttered (I will talk about THAT later *frustrated sigh*) I got rid of anything worn out, which was stupid because…

A guide to Sun Valley for the frugal

Sun valley, mostly known for its amazing skiing, but it is worth a trip for those non-skiers too. We’ve gone many times since we got married and we always love our time there. We usually visit at an odd time of the year, spring. Sun valley in the spring isn’t an obvious choice but it…

Behind the Scenes book review

Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano Miss Permilia Griswold is a fish out of water in the high New York society she was placed in when her father remarried. Having grown up with miners and been given the type of education a man would receive, Permilia is immediately labeled as a wallflower. When she overhears…