October 26, 2013


yup, that's me.
in a home made fox costume.
(yeah, it's early, tay's ward had a halloween party!)

can i just tell you guys this was the most fun i've ever had with a costume?
i learned how to crochet friday night and crocheted half of that beauty of a beanie
(tooting my own horn here) and made the tail, too (more tooting)!
i found a tutorial on how to do amazing fox makeup here,
then used what i had in my closet for the rest!
feel free to steal my costume idea if you feel the desire-
i got so many compliments & questions on whether i was the "what does the fox say" guy
hahaha mostly from the kids.
oh man, i love it.

so we are now completely moved into our new place.
we finally got internet (longest week of my life without it; sad, i know),
so i'll be blowing up your pinterest boards once more.

hope everyone is enjoying their halloween weekend!

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October 23, 2013

still here

oh hey guys!
I'm still alive, in case you were concerned.
between moving, working, unpacking,
and no Internet, ive been totally mia, 
which seems to be a continuous pattern
for this lovely blog of mine. 

I'll be back on Saturday and fill you
all in on our many adventures. 

oh, and if you haven't seen it yet, 
go see captain Phillips. 
it's the best movie I've seen in forever!

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October 5, 2013

beautiful messages

today marked the start of the 183 semiannual lds general conference;
we gather as a church all around the world to hear the words of our
prophet and his apostles-you can learn more about conference and what we believe here!

saturday session is always fabulous-i swear, they keep the best speakers for saturday.
i wanted to highlight some of my favorite quotes and messages from today's sessions;

+ "we have a divine nature and destiny"
-sister carole m. stephens

+ "keep your covenants and God will keep his promises"
(very fitting from last weekend's women's conference)
-sister carole m. stephens 

+ "don't look back.
look ahead and remember faith is always pointing toward the future"
-elder edward dube

+ "doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith"
-elder dieter f. uchtdorf

+ okay, can i just say how much i absolutely adore elder holland?
what an incredibly spiritual man!
his messages are always so insightful and so powerful!
"God's love is simply always there"
"if the bitter cup does not pass, drink it and pass on"
"we may feel like a broken vessel, but we must remember
that vessel is in the hands of the divine potter"

i am so thankful for the opportunity we have twice a year to gather
and listen to divine revelation for us in this day.
i know that thomas s. monson is the true prophet on the earth today-
and that Heavenly Father speaks through him directly to us.
he knows our struggles, our concerns, our doubts and our fears.

i've received so much comfort the last two weekends listening
to the words of the prophet and his apostles with what i wrote about here.
i know this trial was given to me to learn.
it doesn't mean it's going to be easy, but the Lord puts trials in our
way not just to learn for ourselves, but so we can help others, too.
i know that Heavenly Father knows us individually and if
we have faith that He will help us through them.

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