"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Welcome to the future.

It seems like just yesterday I was in elementary school talking about what it would be like in the future: flying cars, space suits, living on Mars.  The year 2013 seemed like an eternity away.

Now it's here.

I'm not in elementary school anymore.  In fact, I graduated from High School over ten years ago.  I have a husband.  I gave birth to one big boy, one big girl, and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new baby girl in a few short months.  I am sitting in the middle of my future, and I don't want to ever forget it.

That's why I blog.  I think so many times that "I'll never forget this moment."  But you know what, I do!  I forget all the time.  I forget until I sit down at my blog books and remember how Will thought Jesus was making sugar cookies one sacrament meeting, and that Annie used to think a monster lived in our basement and she would feed it by throwing toys down the stairs to keep it out of her room.  I blog for me- because my kids are growing up entirely too fast, and I don't want to forget all of the little moments that add up to my greatest treasures.

This year I've made goals to focus more fully on my family.  I want to say yes to my kids.  I want to spend more time in the scriptures, having Family Home Evening, and writing down every little moment that made me smile that day.  My family is so precious to me.

So, twenty-thirteen, I'm excited to see what is in store for us!


  1. I'm excited to hear all about your adventures this year!

  2. Your profoundness warms my heart and brings a tear to my eye. Thanks for being who you are.