You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. some may be significant only to you. some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience. - President Hinckley

Friday, October 31, 2014


Halloween was fun this year.  The kids loved a costume I borrowed from a guy at work - a gorilla.  Dallin and Hunter both had it on at separate times....aside from the thing being so hot, it was really pretty scary.  For actual Halloween, Hunter was a wrestler with a fro wig (our neighbor called him Richard Simmons Jr.), Gwennie was a BYU Cheerleader (which she deicded 3 days before and I had to expedite the shipping from Provo), Tyler was an army guy, and Dallin was a vampire, but really just a kid in shorts with a cape on.  They all got a lot of loot and loved every  minute.  I wore a halloween t-shirt and put a spider tattoo on my cheek.  hurrah.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Precious Moments

Gwennie came in and talked to me while I was laying on the floor in my closet....she said, "mom,do you still have your wedding dress?"  I said "yes,  do you want to see it...." and then we started trying it one together and I realized how much she looks like me.  It really was a blessing that she came in while I was moping in the closet because she pulled me out of the "pity party" that I had started throwing for myself. We had a lot of fun.

Monday, October 27, 2014


At the start of wrestling season Hunter decided he wanted to go for a run with me.  It was pleasant and the fields (specifically the mind) were amazing!!!!  And he has a rattail....not awesome.  But he loves it.

Monday, October 20, 2014


McKenna spent the night and got to sit with grandma and grandpa at church....and Dallin was playing with my phone during sacrament meeting.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Much Better Day

Mom has been having so much pain that when she had a great day of much less pain....we went to dinner to celebrate!  it's awful to watch her hurting all the time, and dad tirelessly taking care of her.  Amazing people!