Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Every year on this day I think,
'Has it really been another year?'
Another year without my mom.

They say it gets easier.

And maybe day to day it is easier.
But some days it's harder.

The days when all I want is to share something with my mom.
The days that are hard and I need her.
The days that I want her to meet someone I love.
The days I do things that my mom should be here to do with me.
The days I need her help and opinions.
The days a girl just needs her mom.

Not a day passes that I don't miss her.
Not a day passes that I don't look at that wedding picture on my wall
and wish she was still here.

Especially right now in my life.

But then I have to remind myself
that I am where I am because of all of this.
The blessings and trials in my life have made me who I am.

I am thankful for all that I have learned.
I have grown in ways I never thought possible.
I have tried harder to be like her.
And that is the biggest blessing of all.

I hope that she is looking down and happy with where I am.
I know she has a hand in my life.
And that she knows what is going on and what is best.

I hope that I can make her proud.
And I hope that she is happy.

And I can't wait for the day that I will see her again.

Monday, September 24, 2012

oquirrh mountain temple

Saturday night Ryan and I went to the
Oquirrh Mountain Temple.

Then we went to the District and walked around
and had dinner.

It was a perfect night.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


If you know me,
you know September is my least favorite month of the year.
I am glad I was in Disneyland for the first week.

But even with that,
this September takes the cake.

I am trying my hardest to enjoy the good in my life.
Because there is a lot of good right now.

But today,
today is a hard day.

So I am trying to focus on the things and people I love.
And the people who love me.
Because that is what will get me through this day.

Love gives us strength we never knew we had.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Park City

Saturday we finally went on a double date with Kristy and Ben.
It was kind of last minute but sometimes that's the best way!

We went up to Park City.
Had dinner and walked around.
We hit one outlet store and came home.

We decided it was kind of a long drive just for dinner,
but we had fun anyway!

Thanks Ben and Kristy!
We'll have to do it again soon!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

bottle pickles and pears

4. Bottle pickles and pears (and anything else I decide to try) 
September 13, 2012

Finally canned pears.
remember helping my mom and grandma when I was young.
But I had never done it myself.
They normally didn't let me and Kristy help much...
We were slow and not very good at it!

It was so much fun to do it last week with Kristy and Grandma.
I am thankful Grandma is around to help us.
It made me miss mom even more.

We had a good night with lots of laughs.

And the pears look fabulous!

Monday, September 17, 2012


Some day I will get around to posting Disneyland...
But not today.

Friday night Ryan and I went to the
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
225th Anniversary of the Constitution concert.

It was at the tabernacle.
It was lovely.

After that we walked around Temple Square.
It was a perfect night!

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Eliza turned 2 on Sunday.
Oh how time flies!

I love this little girl.
A lot.

Happy birthday E!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

State Fair

Saturday we went to the State Fair
with Ryan's brother and sister in law.
It was hot but we had fun!

We watched a Cirque show,
a high dive show,
drank delicious frozen strawberry lemonade,
saw the animals
and checked out the craft/food building.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Greek Festival

Well, I am back from Disneyland!
It was so much fun!
Pictures to come.

But I will say,
I was happy to get home.

Friday night a bunch of us went to the Greek Festival downtown.
I had never been but Jen got free tickets from work so we all went.

It was pretty fun.
I feel like the Greek Festival is basically just for food.
We ate.
Watched a few dances
and walked through the Greek Orthodox Church.

It was a fun night.
Summer is coming to a close
and I am ready for fall.