Sunday, May 11, 2014


May 11, 1993- Mom's 32nd Birthday 

Today, May 11th, is not only Mothers Day but my mom's birthday. I love this woman so very much, for too many reasons to count. She is the happiest, most loving woman I know. She is so selfless, giving, and understanding.Throughout the years between the 25 Mothers Day's we've spent together she has taught me so many things. If I could sum up one thing my mother has taught me though it would be this: she taught me how to love.

Through her words, and mostly her example she has taught me about loving friends, strangers, family, my husband, and most importantly my Heavenly Father. Her capacity for love knows no bounds, and all those who know her are blessed by this great ability she has. I feel so lucky to get to call her mom, and to be so loved by her. Being her daughter truly is a privilege.

So thanks mom-for being the perfect mom for me, and for teaching me about Christ-like love. It has blessed my life in so many ways, and I owe that to you. I love you mom, and hope you have a very happy Mothers Day and Birthday! I'm so very glad you're mine!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Our First Month of Marriage

We celebrated our first month of marriage at the Oregon coast (more on that later). It was celebrated as days on vacation often are-about halfway through the day I casually wondered, "hmm, what day is it? What's the date?" I then realized.  I looked at my handsome husband, and said "happy one month". We smiled, as he put his arm around me and pulled me close.

A whole month of marriage! I  mean, in the grand scheme of this eternity that we've promised to each other it's a pretty minor length, however a month is a month.

And what a month it was!

We unwrapped presents, went on Target gift card shopping sprees, and got all sorts of settled into our little, happy home.

We made a trip to the Emergency Room-complete with seven stitches.

We treked down to St. George to take in the beauty of God's creations, while listening to his mouthpieces' beautiful words.

We started good habits-of reading scriptures together, of praying together, of Family Home Evenings.

We celebrated Easter-died eggs and all.

We learned that someone steals covers, and pillows, while the other is easily spooked by quiet "hellos". 

We've experienced the fatigue of finals, the joy of lazy Sundays and the satisfaction of a delicious meal.

It's been a happy month, establishing a home with this man. I've come to know him better, and love him even more.

So happy one month to us! Here's to an eternity more!