Friday, May 16, 2008


Yesterday when I went to give the boys their bath, Ashton just couldn't wait. I was getting Dalton undressed and Ashton just decided to climb in clothes and all. I started laughing so hard. He didn't even seem to notice that he had his clothes still on.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


With the weather starting to get a little warmer finally, it has made me realize that I have to start seriously thinking about swimsuits. This is the one and only thing I absolutely HATE shopping for!!! It is so hard for me to find one that looks half way descent on me. And they are WAY OVER PRICED!! For some reason the only ones that look somewhat good are the ones that cost a fortune. Truth be told I have been searching for one for the last three months. I mean I have looked everywhere. And I mean everywhere. You name it and I have looked. I have already ordered two and they are being sent back. Your probably wondering why I am stressing about this so much. Well it's because my parents have a swimming pool. So I spend most of my summer in a swimsuit. It's a good thing for cute cover ups but when that has to come off I want to feel comfortable. Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me? Well if you are struggling like me I finally found a few places that have swimsuits that fit great, are very cute, and are very affordable. The first is Layers Clothing. This is the one I like from there. It's only $65 for the whole thing.

The second place is Down East Basics. This is the one I like from there. This one is only $45 for the whole thing.

And the third is Modbe Clothing. This is the one I like from there. This one is $74 for the whole thing.

If you have been struggling like me you should go check these places out. They have lots of styles to choose from. Happy swimsuit hunting!! Now I have to decide which one or two to get. Which one do you guys think I should get???

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


This is for my girls Krystal and Marcie. I hope you guys are saving the date. Can't wait to see it!!!!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Another year of Women's Conference has come and gone. It has been a tradition (yes another tradition) in our family for at least the last ten years if not longer. We always have so much fun. How can you beat great food, great shopping, girl talk, and most importantly wonderful classes that teach us to be better and strengthen our testimonies. I found that in every class that I went to no matter what the topic was all focused on how important it was to keep our faith through all our trials. This is something I haven't been very good at lately. In having a life long trial and then adding more to that one has pushed me over the edge the last couple of years. Sadly, I have lost a lot of faith and my testimony has not been as strong as it once was. I have been very lost, confused, and have had a lot of questions about things that no one seems to be able to answer. So it's funny that this was the main focus at the Conference this year. It seemed as if everyone was speaking directly to me and answering all my questions. I walked away feeling very spiritually uplifted. I felt as if I wasn't alone for the first time in a very long time. I feel like there just might be hope for me after all. There was a huge surprise in store for everyone there this year. In the first morning session they announced that the speaker for the closing session would be.......President Monson. Yeah, our Prophet. I could not believe it. I have never been in the presence of a Prophet. Words can not describe how awesome this was. It's no secret that I am very emotional and dramatic. So I was proud of myself that I was able to hold it together all the way through his talk. After it was over they asked everyone to stay in their seats until President Monson and his wife walked out. Well, he stood up and then we all stood up. He started walking out and before exiting the building stopped and waved to everyone. Simultaneously thousands of women's arms went up to wave back at him. At that moment I lost it. I felt the spirit so strong and knew without a doubt in my mind that this is the true church and that President Monson is our true and living Prophet.
I know that just because I had some questions answered and had a really spiritual experience my trials are not just going to be taken away. It just doesn't work that way. I need to have a better attitude towards my trials and really try to see them as an opportunity for growth. This is not going to be easy but it's just one of those things in life that I just have to do. And I know that there are going to be days a plenty that I will probably have a bad attitude and want to throw in the towel. So hopefully with a lot of faith, prayer, and love and support from family and friends I can stay on the right path and one day lay some of my trials to rest.

Our Awesome Group!!!

My Mom and I

Our Prophet

Jeremy took time off work to stay home with the boys so I could go. So a big thanks to him. And thanks to my Dad who pays for my Mom and I to go every year. I appreciate it so much. Thanks again Jer and Dad. We had a great time.