Tuesday, April 29, 2014


I love to be around people that motivate you to be better.  

I've been on an email list of a friend of mine, Lei Ann Finch, for a while now...and I've learned SO much.

She has recently written a report entitled:
"Power Habits of Strong People, Strong Parents and Strong Families"

Lei Ann is a personal trainer and I have had the privilege of attending an exercise class that she teaches each week for the past couple of years.  She has certainly motivated me to exercise and take care of my physical body, but through her example and encouragement I have achieved so much more in my life as she has taught me about how to set goals and focus on what is important and what I want out of life.  

She has given us permission to share her link with those we know are like-minded and would enjoy reading her report and occasionally receiving her newsletters.  

If you are interested in reading her report, you will find it here:http://wck6x6b2.megaph.com/

To read her report, you opt in to receive her newsletters.

I think you'll love it!!
Let me know what you think!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Christ Centered Easter

Easter has taken on a new meaning for our family since the passing of our little Nephew.  We decided that we would slightly change a few traditions this year to focus more on the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

We did have our "Last Supper" with food that may have been something like Christ would have eaten.

Bean and Lentil Soup with Herbs
Flat Bread with Hummus

 After dinner Justin washed the kid's feet like Christ washed the Apostle's feet.

 We used pictures to teach the last week of Christ's life.
 We also have Easter Eggs with objects that represent Christ's last week and scriptures to read.

 Abigail and Hyrum played simplified Hymns about the Resurrection for us to sing to.

 We went to church (this picture was taken after church when everyone was tired and hungry!).
 The climax of our Easter was what we did for gifts.  Instead of getting traditional Easter dresses, new church clothes for the boys, and toys we used the money to buy something really special.

We framed a picture of our little nephew Benson to hang on our wall.  We talked to the kids about how Benson is in Heaven with Jesus and that is our goal to live our lives so that we can also be there and be together as a family.
 We found this amazing picture of Christ and it was our big gift to our family.  In the picture the Savior is holding one tiny baby lamb.  We discussed that the baby lamb represents their cousin Benson.  We are the other lambs in the back ground.  We talked about what we have to do to make our way up the hill to where Christ and baby Benson are.  It was a wonderful spiritual time for our family.

It has been our most memorable Easter.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Weekend

We are looking forward to a nice Easter weekend with our family.  I posted about our Easter traditions last year.  

Friday, April 4, 2014


My sweet little nephew passed away on Wednesday night.  

It has, and will continue to be, a difficult week.  

His short life on earth has touched us for eternity and reminded us of what really matters.

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