Fun ideas for beach photography
Baking brown butter treats at home
Taking pictures of two girls
Easter Family Picture

Inspirational Words


I’ve got an “on my mind Monday” post in the works, but it might not be til later Monday night. I’ve had this in the que to share, so thought I’d post it now. I mentioned in this post that I was excited to listen to the prophet and apostles speak this last weekend from our churches General Conference. I was indeed uplifted. As I listened, I typed out a few of my favorite quotes… Continue Reading

General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

12 apostles

It’s the weekend! I’m very excited that for 8 hours this weekend (4 Saturday/4 Sunday) I get to listen to a prophet of  God speak. I love how I feel uplifted when I jump into the scriptures daily, but to hear a modern day prophet speak about our current issues is like scripture, too. For that reason, I’m not going to post my regular Saturday/Sunday posts. If you’d like to watch as well, head to… Continue Reading

Thankful for my Blessings

alaska love

Happy Thanksgiving! At least to all you celebrating in the U.S. Even to those not eating a giant turkey today, I wanted to share with you my gratitude for my blessings. I have so much to be thankful for, and I like to reflect on that because sometimes I get frustrated with things in life, but remembering the little and big things bring me back to reality of what is important. It’s the typical, grateful… Continue Reading

General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints {Mormons}


The first weekend of April and October, our worldwide church gathers together to listen to a prophets voice, to guide us in these troubled days. Life is tough, parenthood is hard, I need strength and direction, and I’m uplifted and filled with joy after each session. It’s 8 hours of goodness this weekend, and open to the world to partake of the pure love and guidance. Click on the link below the video to view… Continue Reading

Missionary Service

Mormon Mission President

{The first Sunday of each month, I’ve decided to share something spiritual in nature.  My religion is a HUGE part of who I am and how I live my life, and I’d feel un-authentic not sharing. If you are not interested in reading….I’ll never know if you click the “x” now, but if you have something to say at the end, please show kindness and respect in my little spot of the web.} When I… Continue Reading

What I believe, part II


I consider myself a very religious person, and I love living in a diverse world and hearing about other faiths and what they believe, so today I share with you a little more of what I believe, because darn dittly my faith seems to get a lot of misunderstandings, and it can be frustrating. A year ago, I wrote a post called What I believe (part I), and it’s on my sidebar to easily access if… Continue Reading

What I believe

what i believe

{I have really enjoyed sharing my heart on these personal posts, and have appreciated your feedback.  For a while, I’ve wanted to share with you something that is near and dear to my heart, and I hope this will be received kindly. To share something that encompasses who I really am, and the core basis to my joy in life….for the record…my hubby says this is too long, but I can’t shorten it!} I grew… Continue Reading