Expecting, Recognizing and Becoming Miracles

Expecting, Recognizing and Becoming Miracles

A few years ago, we discovered that our son, John, felt the wise men needed to up their transportation game and we took the above picture to document it. Around that same time, we were reading about Joseph and Mary needing to go to Bethlehem.  We talked about how...

Conference Stretches

Conference Stretches

For a short time, while I was growing up, I wanted to be a physical therapist. Later, while recovering from knee surgery, I learned that part of a physical therapist’s job is somewhat akin to torturing people. (Instead, I became a pharmacist, so I can give people...

What Our Chore Chart Taught Me about Grace

What Our Chore Chart Taught Me about Grace

I had an unexpected spiritual lesson taught to me after we implemented a new chore/allowance system with our kids. We had recently moved and wanted to get organized. It also coincided with the start of school (with one of our kids starting kindergarten).  Don’t all...

Have Faith and Then Leap … and Then Wait … and then Land

Have Faith and Then Leap … and Then Wait … and then Land

Do you remember how our family’s August was a bit crazy last year? You don’t? Well, here’s a quick, bullet-pointed recap. In May 2017, I had started working full time and it was difficult for my kids. I prayed about what to do and got the answer to put in my notice at...

Looking for Cute Modest Clothing Options?

Looking for Cute Modest Clothing Options?

Disclosure: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post, but I did receive a sample to try so that I could write an honest review. All opinions are my own. A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Liz over at Cleo Madison asking if...

No Thing Is Sacred

No Thing Is Sacred

In early December, we arrived home to discover that the stand for our Christmas tree had broken and sent the tree and all the ornaments crashing to the ground. We started cleaning up, piling most of the items on the piano until we got a new tree. Most of the ornaments...

When a Past Testimony Boosts Your Faith

When a Past Testimony Boosts Your Faith

I posted these pictures on Instagram about a week and a half ago but wanted to include them here as well. My 6 year old wrote "August" on our calendar because he knows that I am a bit OCD about filling in the new week as soon as one has completed.  Our...

Finding the Blessings in our Afflictions

Finding the Blessings in our Afflictions

Sometimes we "want" a nice car and all we get is what we "need" - an old Beetle that gets us from Point A to Point B.  (How about that - The Stones and The Beatles in the same post?)  I find myself telling my kids these lyrics frequently, especially during...

A Family History Boost from Hollywood

A Family History Boost from Hollywood

A few weeks ago, a sweet, older sister in our ward asked if she could come visit our house and teach me about family history. I’ve done a decent share of family history and quite a bit of indexing. (When I was unable to work after my knee surgery a couple of years...