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Category Archives: Just life

two thoughts

June 26, 2013 | Just life | Permalink

I just came across this cool website.  The mormon women project. It’s projects like these that make me really grateful.  Grateful for my faith.  Grateful for amazing people, and women of all faiths, backgrounds  walks of life, all who are powerful forces for good in the world.  I’m also really Grateful for Christ. My favorite interviews I read [...]

DIY kitchen renovation

June 12, 2013 | House Projects, Just life | Permalink

So, we live in a little 70′s gem that we adoringly call the cedar palace.  It’s in a darling little quiet neighborhood and we LOVE it.  We bought our house knowing it would be a work-en-process.  We pulled wallpaper and shag carpet out of the kitchen the day after we moved in.  (yes, you read correctly, [...]

may update

June 6, 2013 | Family, Gardening, Just life | Permalink

So, i’ve been blogging MIA.  We had a reallllly busy couple weeks in May, I mean, something every night of the week+weekends+dayjobs+planting+weeding+churchcallings+planning-a-camping-trip+etc. B told me he needed some downtime and not to schedule anything else in June.  I agreed. We had fun but life was really busy, and I didn’t take any pictures really.  But i’ll update ya’ll [...]

sad things about life

June 5, 2013 | Just life | Permalink

Do you ever read things or see things and feel sad?  Sometimes I do and it makes my heart hurt, like really hurt.  This world has so much pain and suffering and more and more happens everyday.  I don’t like that about it and I feel sad for so many people who are suffering. I [...]

date night – symphony

May 13, 2013 | Just life, Music, Weekends | Permalink

I love classical music. I think the love began with my parents appreciation for beautiful music.  They took us often as kids. We also went to the messiah every year growing up. I also was a clarinet player in JH.  (Junior High) I also sang in an incredible choral group in college. So yeah, I love me [...]

life lessons – mothers are pivotal in the family

May 12, 2013 | Just life | Permalink

life lessons taken from the history of my mom My mother was certainly the center of our family life and of my life.  She had energy and enthusiasm and made every event more fun. When she was happy, life was good, when she was upset, life was really bad.  Mom was emotional, and all those [...]

Garden update – baby bean & radish

May 9, 2013 | Gardening, Just life | Permalink

You guys. We’ve been so busy lately.  Work has been busy.  Life has been busy.  We are working our guts off in our yard, garden, house and day jobs.  B is building a mobile app which is awesome.  He amazes me that he can figure out complex code languages and does it at rapid speed. [...]

life lessons – stability counts

May 6, 2013 | Just life | Permalink

life lessons taken from the history of my mom Much of life is changeable, unpredictable, and uncontrollable. Giving children as much emotional stability as possible is important.  I read somewhere that consistency is more important to children’s welfare than what you are consistent about. If children can predict your behavior they know better how to [...]


April 26, 2013 | Just life | Permalink

Today B sent me this link and told me we were obviously too conservative with our engagement pics.| And yes, if you are wondering the guy in image 10 has his shirt off. Love the buzzfeed.