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Thursday, December 30, 2010


Did you know I love this man?
It am still amazed that he is here with me.
I love that we got to spend another Christmas together...
and what a wonderful Christmas it was.
We were so blessed by our wonderful family 
They do so much for us
And the kindness of strangers still takes my breath away
Some day I hope to return the favor.
But I guess for now it is my job to learn humility.
We are taught to serve others....
But we must also learn to let others serve us.
to be humble.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I know its time to post

I know it is time to post when I get to the bottom of Amy's list. Things are good in Utah. The weather is very mild and I am really enjoying it. School is going great I think I will end up with straight A's this semester as long as I do good on my finals. I have been able to work with some midwives down here and that has been great! Love to keep my hands in it.
We have decided that it is time for Ray to try and work some. He has done some volunteering at DI the church thrift store. They have a program for disabled people to work there so he is applying for the program. It will be part time work and they work with people with his issues so I think it will be a very positive thing for him. So hopefully by the New Year he will be doing that.
Mom and Dad are here and that has been great. They are eager for there mission call to come, they are not so much for being in limbo land.
Well that is about all.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


OK so the song on Amy's photo blog made me cry my eyes out. That is kind of weird because it is the song that was played at my wedding. Any way I think that I am just over whelmed and maybe a little stressed. So much to do that needs to be done well. Miss you guys wish we were all close.
PS I do not want to be a nurse. I want to be a midwife.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Motherhood: An Eternal Partnership with God

So I loved this video and my Primary Pres is in it. The park that they are playing at is the one up the road from my house.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


We went camping this weekend or really Sunday night and Monday night. We had a great time. It was the kind of camping everyone says is not really camping because we only went about 10 miles from our house to Utah lake and stayed in a nice campground with electric plug ins for the trailer and flush toilets; never the less we had a great time. We did all the camping things the kids got to sleep in a tent, we had camp fires and smores, and even played kick the can. We even rented canoes. that was the highlight of the trip for me. I got to sit in the canoe and have other people namely Ray and Kimber paddle me around. I was to scared to sit up like a big girl and paddle my self. Thanks everyone for coming I hope we have lots more fun trips this summer.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Disney Again

Yes we all wore orange that day

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Who does not love Disneyland? So I could not decide which pictures to post so Megan suggested that I just start posting some.
 We had a blast so over the next couple of days I will try and post more pictures like Amy says a picture is worth 1000 words.

Friday, April 23, 2010

building a cathedral

I am Building a Cathedral

I just read a great blog post.

It started with a story of a man who came upon three bricklayers busily working in the hot afternoon sun. “What are you doing?” he asked the first. The first worker replied, “I’m laying bricks.” “What are you doing?" he asked the second. The second worker replied "I'm passing time until a better job comes along."
"What are you doing?" he asked the third. The third worker replied “I’m Building a cathedral."

May be it is because our dad always taught us in parable. But the story resonated with me. As I get caught up in my daily life. I have found myself not seeing the big picture. Do I know that I am building a cathedral? We have been given the great responsibility of building the lords kingdom; our home into a temple; our families into eternal masterpieces. How lucky are we to live on the earth today.

I think often of my fathers famous words. We are creating memories.
That’s what he has always says. It is not about the money we make or the cool house we live in, but the life we live and the moments of joy we recognize.

I hope my children will say that about me when they are big. That it was not about the clean house or the fancy clothes but the time we had together as a family.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Hello Sun!!

So I had a dream the other week. It was just one of those dreams that I would have probably forgotten when I woke up. But there was a special visitor at the end. My Grandma Hanke was sitting at my kitchen table she looked me right in the eye and told me to tell my Grandpa that she was here and loved him.

I don't usually pay heed to my dreams but for some reason I thought it was a great time to go to Yuma and see my Grandpa Hanke. So we packed the kids in the car and drove for the 12 hours to Yuma. I am so glad we did the Sun was so worm and it was a much needed break from school and life as usual.

I will follow up with some more Pics latter.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hello Snow

We thought it was spring there are tulipis growing in our garden and then we woke up to this  the kids were excited. I was not.

Lily is getting so Big I can not stand it !
The boys doing "school"

Sunday, February 14, 2010

a love story

Happy Valentines Day

I would like to tell you a love story that I have been thinking about allot lately. It is about a young girl and an older man. This young girl was lost and she thought that she new what love was. But then she took a magical boat ride through beautiful glacier field bays. She stood on the back deck of the ship when the older man put his arms around her and they watched whales cresting off the port side. She snuggled in and felt his warmth and strength. How could she know that her life was going to change forever? The older man showed her what it was like to be loved for who she was and for all her hidden potential.

One Christmas eve night 2 years latter the older man took the beautiful young girl for a carriage ride down fairy lined streets of a magical city where they watched the amazing lights go by as the sat snuggled close to each other under the thick blankets for warmth. The older man offered the young girl a simple but elegant ring that his mother had worm and ask her to be his bride.

They were married and lived happily for a time. With the normal ups and down of life. There love grew as there family grew they had 4 little blessing added to there family. The older man and the young girl built a house and a life. They were happy.

One day a terrible monster came and attacked the older man and he lay like he was dead. The young girl and the 4 little blessings cried and prayed for 3 days. Then mighty knights came and blessed the older man and the monsters wounds were healed. The older man was still very week and a lot confused but the young girl and the 4 little blessings were so happy that they cried for 3 more days for joy.

The older man and the young girls love grew even stronger. The older man is not quite the same as he was before the terrible monster came. But the young girl and the 4 little blessings love him even more, and they are so grateful that they will get to live happily ever after for many more years.

I love you Ray and I am so Happy that you are not dead.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Back to School

So you all know that I came down to Utah to go back to school with a goal of becoming a CNM (certified nurse midwife) This has been all great in theory. I have been able to get my CNA (certified nursing assistant) which was no big deal and I thought would help me by getting my feet wet to go back to school. Go back to school!!!
Getting my CDM (certified direct entry midwife) I had to do a lot of studying but studying on my own ,
at my own pace.
 which I am very fond of.
 I like my own pace it fits nicely into my family routine...
So what I guess I am saying is I am scared to death of going to real school. and using words like professor instead of preceptor or mentor.
But alas I have made my decision the lord has backed me up and I am off for my first day of collage classes tomorrow. Chemistry, Human Anatomy, and Algebra 1010.
Wish me luck!!