Sunday, October 27, 2013

Colorado & Costume

First of all I wanted to brag about how stinkin' cute Brynlee is for Halloween this year! I am so glad I chose sock hop. Mainly b/c of the glasses! She loves to wear them and leaves them on for the most part. I'm proud of my homemade skirt, and I think she would catch any little man's attention at a dance :)
 I had the chance to go visit sisters in CO with my parents this last month. It was so much fun, and was so nice to take a vacation from our own life and have some fun. Brynlee discovered how to dip things. She dips everything now! She loves ketchup so much she decided to drink it once her fries were gone. She even dipped her cookie in the ketchup I had on my hot dog the other night.... uh... gross!
 Brynlee and Liam had a lot of fun catching up and playing. We wish they lived closer!
It was a fun trip! We hope to be able to visit again soon! Thanks Mom & Dad for letting us tag along :)

Thursday, October 3, 2013


My mind has been racing this week. One of my best friends from college went into the hospital this week b/c he was having some issues. They found bleeding in the brain and did surgery.  During the surgery they removed a tennis ball sized tumor from his brain. They weren't sure if the tumor was malignant or benign. The tests came back saying it is the most aggressive kind of tumor you can have. He has a sweet wife, a one year old boy, and another little boy due in a week. He has been attending Palmer Chiropractic School for the past year.

I don't think there have been many moments I haven't been thinking about them. I can't believe what they're going through and what they must be feeling. I've been receiving updates on his condition and I'm amazed at the attitude and strength he has. Most of the things he has been saying have been uplifting and full of gratitude. Including things about his testimony, gratitude for the priesthood, etc. It's during times like these that I am humbled and think maybe my problems aren't as bad as I thought.

Even though this isn't happening to my husband, I have reflected even more on the atonement of Jesus Christ and what the Gospel means to me. I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who knows us so intimately and can give us the peace we need to get through the hard things we face. I am so grateful for my eternal family and the blessings of the temple. Though we go through things we don't know how in the world we'll get through them, somehow we do. And we are never alone. Please keep their family in your prayers.