Tuesday, December 29, 2009

christmas surprise

after some serious trigonometry and mad woodcutting,

tannon surprised me with this on Christmas morning:
i love it! he even bought the cute decorations for it. what a guy.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


don't you love the hidden treasures in your stocking on Christmas morning?

  • what were/are your favorite stocking findings?

Monday, December 7, 2009

it doesn't cost a thing to smile

on sunday, i was finally able to attend relief society since moving to pittsburgh. tannon & i got called into the nursery the week we moved here, and that's where we've been every sunday...ever since.
although i absolutely love the children in our ward, i have deeply missed relief society. there is something so powerful about a group of women getting together on a regular basis to share experiences and opportunities life brings.
i was hit with several emotions as the incredible teacher shared her insight on Christmas. it really opened my eyes and helped me learn that Christmas isn't always easy for everyone.

Christmas is about HOPE

although i hurt inside that i won't be able to share this Christmas season with our families, i am truly overwhelmed by the blessings that i have received throughout my life, and especially these past few months. i am grateful that i actually have a family to miss throughout this season. and especially that they are just a phone call away.

i thank Him for his birth, life, & sacrifice. He is my Savior.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

just because

i have the best sister ever.
yesterday, she surprised me with these:

from clear across the country.
she found a cupcake shop in pittsburgh
called and had them ordered
had my husby pick them up

just because