Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I was just watching  20/20 with Diane Sawyer interviewing Gabby Giffords and her husband. What a horrible ordeal for her to go through, but what an example of optimism and courage in the face of adversity. I know that my life has been tough sometimes, and I've seen some of the struggles my friends have gone through as well. I know how difficult it can be to rely on faith, to rely on the Savior when we feel alone, or when we feel like there's nowhere to turn. Enduring can be one of the most difficult things we must do in this life. And to endure it well?? Sometimes that seems unatainable. But, after watching that interview, I feel renewed faith, renewed assurance that anything is possible. I think it's something I need to take one day at a time. It's good to look at and to remember the big picture, having that eternal perspective and knowing that in the end we'll be okay, but to just take life a day at a time and do the things to keep strong, to stay optimistic. Love is what matters, and WE matter to someone. YOU matter to me, even if there are miles between us.

Friday, November 4, 2011


So, I have been feeling SOOO tired lately. I'm sure a lot has to do with my busy little Hazel :) She only stops to eat and sleep, and occaisionally cuddle with me! I have so much on my to-do list, so I try to take advantage of the moments where I feel a burst of energy :) I mean, Christmas is almost upon us!! I have decorating and planning and crafting to do! :)
So, I wanted to mention my darling husband for a moment. He's been working some crazy hours these last couple of weeks, so we get a little more time with him in the mornings. I think Hazel LOVES it!! She's never too happy to see him leave for work. I'm so grateful for the sacrifices he makes for us! Aside from work, he has to deal with a hormone-ridden, moody, expanding wife. Who signs up for that anyway? ;)
Along with this new baby coming soon to our family, this time in our lives seems to be filled with a lot of change. Quenton and I have had such great discussions lately, and the love I have for my family, even for myself, is growing :)
Heavenly Father is so mindful of the things that we need, and when we need them. I am so grateful for the continued learning of ourselves, the Spirit, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the things that really matter. :) I think I'm going to listen to Christmas music now.