Friday, July 20, 2012


Liam has been very willing to say the family prayer when we’ve ask him this last week.  We used to get a lot of push back where he’d claim is was our turn, etc.   So his willingness is such a welcome change.

He had a particularly rough night Wednesday and we had to walk out of his room without saying prayers.  I went back to him a few minutes later when he calmed down.  I asked if he wanted me to say a prayer with him.  He said he already talked to Heavenly Father.  I told him I was proud of him for saying his own personal prayers and how great that was.

The next night I asked him what he had prayed about the previous night.  He said the regular things he says in his prayers, but also asked Heavenly Father to bless him to calm down and to help us to calm down.  He said, “When you came in to my room after that, I knew my prayer was answered.”

I say his faih is growing.  So very proud of him.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bear Lake - A boy's haven

Thanks to our glamorous hostess, Vicky, for sharing her beautiful cabin with us!

Sunday, July 08, 2012


Liam gave a talk in Primary today.  It was a totally different experience since he can read half the words on the paper now.  He was taking the lead now and then.  What a man!

He also got up and bore his testimony during sacrament meeting.  So proud of him and his faith in the Lord.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

4th of July 2012

It was such a nice day to spend time as a family on the 4th of July.
  • Slept in until 9am
  •  Breakfast at Einstein’s Bagels
  •  Hike to Donut Falls (and making it to the top!)
  •  Yummy lunch with Ian’s parents
  •  Mini nap on the couch
  •  Dip in the pool with Liam (and playing Barko Howlo a.k.a. Marco Polo – laughed long at that)
  •  Met friends at a secluded park to watch the kids run free and see a double fireworks show
I don’t think a summer holiday can get better than that!!!

Thanks, Lindsey, Greg, Gavin, Preslie - and you too Matthew!  It was such a fun night!

Monday, July 02, 2012

27 years old

That particular birthday I was 7 months pregnant with Liam. I had been married 5 years. I found out I had Gestational Diabetes. 
In that year, I gave birth to a healthy baby boy! I was able to take 9 weeks off of work. Spent 5 of those weeks with my darling Mother-in-law who took such good care of us. 
I started learning that "good sleep" was a dear friend that I'd probably never see again.
This was the year my body wasn't mine.
I learned how selfish and self-absorbed I was (still learning that at times).
My baby gave me joy-love-glee every single day.
It was a growing year for me. It was painful, stressful, and a special time in my life.