Saturday, May 19, 2012


A quote from Jeffrey R. Holland: “Let people repent. Let people grow. Believe that people can change and improve. Is that faith? Yes! Is that hope? Yes! Is that charity? Yes! Above all, it is charity, the pure love of Christ. If something is buried in the past, leave it buried. Don’t keep going back with your little sand pail and beach shovel to dig it up, wave it around, and then throw it at someone, saying, “Hey! Do you remember this?” Splat!”
Believe others can change. Believe YOU can change.

Each month I am sent an email from Time Out For Women. If you have never been I suggest you go!!! It is a fabulous uplifting experience. So, I get the monthly newsletter and in it are talks, videos, blogs and so on. I don't know how I stumbled upon this quote but it really hits home for me. Take a minute and really think about it. Make change happen. Maybe this quote might touch someone else's life too so, I thought why not share? 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Manti Temple Sealing

Rafe's brother Troy was able to be sealed in the Manti Temple. We were so thrilled to be able to attend the sealing and a live endowment session. It was such a beautiful day. Perfect for a wedding. I had so much fun playing around trying to get some good photos of the temple and the beautiful couple. I forget that blogger puts the pics in order backwards so, sorry they aren't in order. Enjoy!

Troy and Carrissa
Carrissa's daughter Hannah

I thought the bouquet was so pretty.
The bride & groom
The Temple the night before the wedding.

On the drive the sun was just setting and I thought it was so pretty. I had to try and capture it. Not sure how much justice this picture gives but, I love it!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

{this moment}

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from
theweek. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause,
savorand remember.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


We got a new camera last week and today I finally had some time to play around with my girls and take some photos. They each picked a pose they wanted to do for mom. We had a great time just messing around. They aren't the best since I am just learning all the ins and outs of photography and still learning how the camera works but, I thought they were cute and wanted to share.
Now that I am a stay at home mom (weird to actually say that :) I hope to be taking many more photos of my kids growing up and doing fun things. YeAh!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

{this moment}

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the
week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor
and remember.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Adison is 6!

My big kid turned 6 today! Where has the time gone? She is the most beautiful girl in the world. We had a great day and enjoyed some much needed family time. She wanted to go bowling so bowling we did go! The day started off with reading books in bed. Then to cookie cereal breakfast! {yeah Im that cool :} Then missed the bus, thank goodness Grama Rosie saved us and took Adi to school. Then Rafe, Kenna and I went to IFA and got Adi's big gift. (stay tuned) Then to school to take treats. After school, we went to lunch at Golden Corral with Grama Nutt and Papa Moe. Then to WalMart. Kenna wanted to get Adison a boy barbie. It was so funny watching her and Adison picking out a barbie. It had to be a boy!! Man!! I don't remember Ken looking so GAY!! :) In the end Kenna picked out walkie talkies that they can play with together. Next we headed to the bowling alley. The girls had a blast! Rafe broke 100 and we had yummy food! New to the bowling alley is a pizza place so, shockingly the girls shared a pizza, Rafe had a cheesburger and fries, and I had Corn Chowder Soup with deep fried mushrooms!! They were super yummy. We then played some arcades and left. We needed to hand out some birthday invites but by the time everything was done it was too late. We stopped by one friends house and then headed home. We surprised Adi with a giant cupcake before bed and a bath. Everyone is so tired! I think we will all sleep well tonight! Here's a few pictures of our fun day.....