37 Weeks and Coming to a Close: Final Pregnancy Update

Today I am 37 weeks and 4 days along in this pregnancy. I can't believe how fast things have flown by. I have hardly had time to sit and think about what it really means that I will be having this baby - any day now! ...more

2 Great Granny's House We Go: A Hepworth Family Trip Memoir

Squire had his big Step II CS (clinical skills) exam to take up in L.A. this past week. We decided to make it a family trip so we could all spend a little time visiting with my Granny Shanks. The only problem was, our Jeep has been kind of having a lot of problems lately ....more

Strengthening Family Ties in Safford, Arizona

This year, one of my maternal ancestors has been on my mind, BIG time! I mentioned her in this post a while back. Her name is Lena Hinde-Lide Libe Blumenthal - my great, great grandmother through my maternal line ....more

Preparedness Presentation: Intro to Food and Water Storage

Hey bloggy friends! Tonight I gave a little presentation to a handful of people at church on food storage. I thought I'd share the handout from the evening here, as well as the food storage calculator that my husband made to assist those starting out their food storage journey ....more

True Disciples of Christ Defend the Doctrine of Traditional Marriage

"To be a righteous woman is a glorious thing in any age. To be a righteous woman during the winding up scenes on this earth, before the second coming of our Savior, is an especially noble calling. The righteous woman’s strength and influence today can be tenfold what it might be in more tranquil times ....more

Kidlet Update and The Penguin Backpack Miracle

Lincoln had his very first day of pre-school today! I'm working with 5 other ladies in my ward in a co-op; we each take turns teaching the kids about a different topic. It's two times a week ....more

The Hepworth Family Preparedness Cookbook: Recipes, Tutorials and Other Helpful Hints

Guys, I'm totally nesting in combination with prepping if you couldn't tell by my last couple of posts. An exhausting (and expensive), but mostly just exhausing endeavor! But, I just finished something pretty awesome I want to share with all of you ....more

Letters to My Sister: Food Storage Inventory/Planning - Made Simpler

**Hey Sis, Another Prepping Post for you (and everyone else who will see this) ;) with more details on how much to get of what items and where! P.S. Did you see my post about making your own "Cream of...more

Food Storage Tip: 20 Cans of Condensed Soup (Mix) in 15 Minutes

Credit for the recipe goes to 1orangegiraffe! Check out the original blog post, here. Hey there! ...more

My Faith is Not Blind.

How great it feels to make that declaration! It's one that has been on my mind for quite a while now and it's time I let this out for the world (and my children should they ever read these blog posts!) to hear. My faith is not blind ....more