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...

Saturday, June 13, 2015

the past little bit in pictures

We are busy enjoying life.
The past few weeks have been full of birthdays, baptisms, food and fun.
Even though it's not officially summer,
it feels like summer.
We continue to be grateful as we have been given so much.

Some days we struggle as the absence of
my Dad, my Mom and Kristen is ever present in our minds.
I miss them.

We will continue to celebrate life every single minute of every single day.
Hope on, Journey on.


These 2 were born on the same day 8 years ago.





Only because we match...




A little diet coke and mentos makes for some fun in the park




Baptism Day







German Chocolate cake is a family favorite!



We take National Doughnut Day very seriously.





Home made rolls are definitely a favorite.

Go on and bake some hot rolls,
be sure to add lots of butter and eat them while they are hot.
There's nothing better.