November 25, 2010 in Gratitude, Thanksgiving - 4 Comments

So much to be thankful for. We’ve been adding feathers all month (it may be obvious who added what). I’m a firm believer that gratitude equals happiness. We are certainly blessed.


The whole state of Utah basically shut down last night because of a blizzard warning. I had no idea how big the storm was going to be until I got a call that the whole school district was shutting down and my yoga class was going to be cancelled. Universities…


November 22, 2010 in Cabin, Friends, Motherhood - 2 Comments

My friend Kim and I went to a Time Out for Women Convention over the weekend. There was a sea of 4,000 women generating strength and hope. The presenters were full of wisdom and love, filling me and lifting me. Our husbands took care of our children in every way back…

Missing Mackinac

November 19, 2010 in Mackinac Island, Michigan - 5 Comments

My parents are fortunate enough to spend summer and fall each year on Mackinac Island. Mackinac is a charming little island between the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan. Only 8 miles in diameter and no motorized vehicles are allowed. That means that the only modes of transportation are horse-drawn…

The Potty Train

November 16, 2010 in Blake, Motherhood, Potty Training - 9 Comments

Yes, we are a little late to jump on the bandwagon on this one. We were really in no rush to potty train Blake. However, with his third birthday approaching soon, we thought it was time to start encouraging a little more independence. He was showing all of the “readiness”…

Hometown Peeps

November 8, 2010 in Church, Friends, Michigan - 4 Comments

I grew up with these girls. Primary. Girls’ Camp. Early Morning Seminary. Youth Conferences. Young Women’s. Crushes. Heartbreaks. Disappointments. Triumphs. There is a special place in my heart for my Michigan church friends who helped mold me into who I am now. Now we’re all married and own homes and are…

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