Saturday, February 10, 2018


So I'm pretty sure that I don't love my body at the moment. Or at least my hormonal, crying, freezing mess that my body has turned into now that I'm in my 40's. It's pretty ridiculous that. I've decided that since I am no longer going to have a baby ever again, I should just get to be done having a period, not have to cry at the drop of a hat, and basically have a body that hasn't been invaded by aliens. 
This is reasonable.
 This is logical. 
This is totally not what is happening to me. 
Just so you know I am not pleased. 


Sunday, January 28, 2018

My Beautiful Girl

Hannah Beth Talley
Isaac Ryan Talley
For time and all eternity...
January 27, 2018

How blessed I am.

Monday, January 15, 2018

12 and 2

We are getting down to the nitty gritty in regards to Hannah and Isaac's wedding. They get married on the 27th of this month. Only 12 more days until the "Big Day". I'm almost finished with her dress and everything else is coming along. She is so anxious to be starting her new chapter. I can't blame her. They are both ready. 

I also have 2 days of classes under my belt. Last week I started back to school to finish my last two pre-requisite classes in the hopes that I will get into the nursing program that starts in the fall. We will see. I have done all I can, so now I wait until the end of April. I has been nice to be going to school again though. I enjoy using my mind in that way. 

I'm currently working on making my days better and living up to my potential by implementing my "Miracle Morning". It has been very interesting to work at. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. But then I am still trying to get my act together. You can check it out by looking up Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.

Here's a link to a basic outline of what I am doing.


Friday, December 1, 2017


My daughter is getting Married. In 8 very short weeks! To a wonderful young man named Isaac. They are adorable. And she is so happy!

I've applied for the nursing program official like, but won't know until April if I get in. Fingers crossed. It has taken an extra year, but God knows the plan better than I, and I am letting him take the lead.

I start school again in January. Two final Lab classes to finish up, so that I won't have to do them while in the program.

I'm still working and will continue to do so, but not full time. I love my job, even when 5 of my residents up and die in 3 short weeks. It has been rough, but I'm hanging in. Barely.

I have started hanging my laundry at 5:30am or it doesn't get done.

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.