March 9, 2017 in Church, Crew - No Comments

I’m still two months behind, but I’m finally crossing over into documenting 2017 which feels like progress! We kicked off the new year by sending Crew to his first day of Primary. All of his preschool buddies are in Sunbeams too and since they are so familiar with each other,…


March 14, 2011 in Church, Motherhood - 3 Comments

I spent the weekend alone with the boys while Troy was in D.C. I expected to be bored and lonely, but I actually enjoyed the simplicity. We played at the park and made grilled cheese sandwiches upon request for dinner. We attended a baptism and had lunch with friends. Blake…

The Thing About Teaching

February 14, 2011 in Church, Teaching, Yoga - 5 Comments

I’m beginning to realize that just because one “big thing” or event is over doesn’t mean you can stop and take a breather. Another “big thing” is always right around the corner. This week turned out to be the week of nonstop teaching for me. In addition to the regular…

Say Hello to the Sunbeam

January 2, 2011 in Blake, Church - 4 Comments

I can hardly believe that my baby is in Primary! He cheerfully mimics the hand motions to the songs and sits still in his miniature chair observing the actions of all the big kids. I am so happy that my church responsibilities are in Primary now and I get to watch the excited…


December 6, 2010 in Church, Cooking, Friends - 4 Comments

Blake’s birthday preparations have begun. And this year I pulled out my inner Martha to bake my first ever birthday cake. You see, I usually go the cupcake route, and admittedly that usually includes the purchase of cupcakes since frosting is often a disaster for me. I remember going to a…

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…