I created this blog when my sweet little girl, Kristen, was diagnosed with cancer, for the third time. After fighting for almost 3 years Kristen was called home to that same God who gave her life. I've contemplated on many occasions rather I should quit this blog or not. Each time I am inspired that I should not. One of my favorite quotes comes from Neal A. Maxwell- "Those who "plow in hope" not only understand the law of the harvest but they also understand what growing seasons are all about. True, those with genuine hope may see their proximate circumstances shaken like a kaleidoscope at times, yet with the "Eye of faith" they still see divine design." Kristen blessed lives and continues to do so. Her light continues to shine. As for me, I continue to "plow in hope" knowing well that Kristen is mine for eternity. Families can be together forever! This I know. Our family continues to live and to love and this is our story...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Half Moon Lake part 2

“We should not need a hurricane or other crisis to remind us of what matters most. The gospel and the Lord’s plan of happiness and salvation should remind us. What matters most is what lasts longest, and our families are for eternity.” 

Love love love this family of mine.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Half Moon Lake

These pictures really don't need much explanation.
Just a few words...
A Yearly Event
Cousin Time
Everybody Comes
Been happening for 40 plus years
Best Lake Ever

Balloons for Kristen

We hardly knew we were making memories,
we  just knew we were having fun!

Remember when...
is sure to bring love and laughter for many years to come.

More to come...

Sunday, July 24, 2016

fairy garden

If you build it they will come!

Who doesn't need a few fairy sparkles in their life?
A little pixie dust?
Something magical on a warm summer evening?
A happy place?
We all could use a little every now and again.
Besides it's really good for the soul.

My fairy garden is a work in progress and its
always changing. I am constantly adding new touches.
My favorite part is in the evening when the solar
houses light up, or when the children arrive with something
new for our garden. 

A family of gnomes joined our garden this year.

Make sure to notice the path of sea glass leading from
 the fairy house to the gnome village.

The canopy of bleeding hearts have now made way for the 
budding gladiolas that will soon shade the garden.

President Hinckley reminded us that
life is to be enoyed, not just endured. 
I'm trying to live my life with more joy 
and especially more gratitude. 
Joy truly is found in the little things.

Find your happy place. 
and share it.