Friday, September 15, 2017

Life goes on...

Time marches on. Hannah has just finished her first week of college. Nikolas will hit his year mark for his mission in just under 1 weeks. Hyrum and Sam started school 11 days ago. Meggan is getting married again. Delanie is pregnant with her 5 child. It's crazy to me how life just keeps marching on if we like it or not.

I am not as diligent at keeping on my posting as I need to be. It seems that life just wants to get in the way of all the things that I should be doing. But am not. I am working full time now. It seems to be what Heavenly Father has as my plan for the moment. Because I am in a holding pattern when it comes to nursing school until I can finish those last 3 classes in order to get into the program.

Here are some pictures from the summer. The kids are becoming adults and I'm becoming an older adult. :)

Love my family.


Thursday, February 16, 2017


My heart hurts. Matty got called home to his Heavenly Father Jan. 22, 2017. I've had the privilege of watching him grow from a 12 year old boy to a truly good man and wonderful husband and father. I know he is busy and doing what our Father in Heaven needs him to do. But my heart is leaden for the tender family he has left behind.

I can not take Meggs burden of shattering loneliness, I can not change what our new normal will be, I can not take away the devastation that my husband feels, or blunt the sharpness of the moments that Bruce feels over the moments that Matt will miss here with his children. There is only one thing for me to do and that is to turn to my Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

I must actively, faithfully, completely trust and believe in all that my Savior has taught.

In Isaiah 49:16 our Savior said "Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me."

I am constantly looking at my hands, washing my hands, using my hands. They are always in my sight. What a comfort it is to me that in all my weakness and failings I can see my hands knowing that my Savior, in all of his strength and perfection, is always aware of me helps me to better trust all that is promised.

So today I will walk into the darkness with the faith that as I step into the unknown, the light will move.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Richmond, Virginia

Nikolas has been called to the Richmond, Virginia mission and leaves on Sept. 21, 2016. He has 42 days left. He is so exctied. I'm so glad. No one thought Virginia. It will be very foreigen for being in the country. :) Now we work at getting ready to go.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Waiting is of the Devil!

We are waiting for Nik's mission call to come. I ablsoutely hate, yes I used the HATE word, waiting. I'm not a fan. It makes me cranky. It makes me aggitated. I plain, old do not like waiting.

So of course, I get to wait more.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Through one and on to the next...

Amazingly enough we made it through graduation. I wasn't sure that I actually was. It is crazy to me to realize how utterly exhaused I have been over the last few weeks and how long it has taken me to catch up.

I am so proud that he was able to make it though. He did cut it a bit close for sure. Found out Friday morning before walking on Saturday that he was actually going to make the grade.

I have started back to college and am now in my 4th week already. Midterms. I'm also racing my 1st triatholon next Saturday, the 9th. I'll post some pictures soon.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Changing So Fast

I have to say life is speeding up. Like the bullet train kind of speeding up. Nik graduates in 7 weeks!! Hannah has her 1st job interview this afternoon for Subway. In 6 months Hyrum will be a Priest and Sam just turned 14. Makes me kinda sick.

With all that speeding up, I also feel like certain things are taking forever! I applied for school and got accepted to our local college, NIC, so I could finish at least my AA of History. It's my minor and will make it easier for me to go on to finish my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Art History. I really would like to teach at the college level and now is the right time to get started again. That being said waiting to find out what my financial aid will be seems to be like watching mud dry. UHG!

I'm registered for my summer classes. So we will see if it all falls into place.

I've started my biking season again. It's been good and bad at the same time. I didn't start last year until June, so I have a 2 month head start but I still haven't put the miles in yet and I can feel it! I had to make the call of shame on my first real ride and as well as walk up part of a hill. Kills me. At least its coming back fast.

I'm signed up for the Hayden Tri Sprint that will happen July 9th. I'm excited and nervous but it helps keep me busy and that is a good thing.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Laundry Make-Over

So this was my post just before I left for Utah. Never got it up. Here's the pictures at least. :)

So my laundry room has been in disarray for quite sometime. As in a solid 5 months or more. There was a flood hence the missing linoleum, a partial wall painted because of a poo underwear incident that took all the paint off the wall when it was cleaned. The mess of cloths is how it looks 99.9% of the time, so I can't really count that. I bought new flooring to take care of the floor several weeks ago.