Slow Enough to Make a Difference

This morning the light of the sun stirred a fierce desire in me to get out of the house and to break in my new running shoes. But with no husband at home, three children under the age of 4, and no jogging stroller to call my own, my prospects for a good workout were dismal at best. But I am an eternal optimist, "Maybe if I just get out of the house, it'll work out better than I think it can!" ...more

Match Day Results!

Oh, med school! It has been a ride and it's very quickly coming to a close....more

How I Do It All! ;)

After my last blog post on food, my long-time childhood friend, Courtney, commented on my facebook account with these kind words: "I am amazed by you! Honestly how you find the time to make so many amazing recipes, sew, ect and be a mom and wife is beyond me! Kudos and so much respect to you!!! ...more

My Latest Rampage (+I think I've found my food "niche")

Food. I love it. Probably a little too much ....more

The Golden Miracle in the Switchback Staircase

My heart is so full of joy and awe today. God is a God of miracles. He always has been and always will be ....more

2015 Update: Stuff I Want to Remember about Life Right Now

I started to write a witty little facebook status about some cute things the kids have done lately. Three paragraphs into the construction of the status update, I decided it was best to just write those things here on the blog. Here are things I want to remember about my little family - today....more

Hello Homemade Granola! Goodbye Processed Cereal!

Do I have a recipe for you! This granola recipe will make kicking processed cereal to the curb a breeze. Give it a taste and see if you don't agree! ...more

Here's a New Year's Resolution: Get Rid of Stupid Guilt this Year

(**This post is written unabashedly from an LDS perspective. I don't know how to authentically and fully share this post in any other way as so much of what I have found helpful on this topic is so rooted in True Gospel principles. I hope that whatever you believe and however you live your life, you find something of value, here ....more

Traditional Tree Hunt 2014

Squire is finally getting around to a project he has prepared for and been contemplating since our very first Christmas together. He has saved a piece of trunk from each one of the Christmas trees we've had. He is slicing them into ornaments and wood-burning the year into each one ....more

Quick Photo Dump and Update on Baby Jocelyn

I don't have much time to write, but I wanted to post these photos so we have them close to Jocelyn's birth story!**WARNING: One photo of my placenta is in this post. If thinking about seeing that makes you squeamish, then don't read this!**The day after Jocelyn was born, my friend Amanda texted me around 6:45am to let me know my kids were asking to come home - they wanted to see their new baby sibling! We were anxious for them to come home and meet her, too ....more