Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Ever since I can remember I have been a planner. I like to be organized, keep lists, and know what plans are so everyone is on the same page. Call me crazy, but I think it's nice.

Recently I've been reminded that we can't always plan out our lives. Trials happen, and you have to prepare and hopefully learn from the trial at hand. I'm not always the best with change since I'm a planner, and I think Heavenly Father is trying to remind me that my life, and my families life is in his hands...Definitely a humbling feeling, to say the least. But it's comforting to know that my Father is watching over me.

I've been reading a lot more Conference talks, and Ensign talks than normal, which again is probably good. As I've been reading the comforting words of our Prophet and Apostles, I've come across a scripture in a new light....again. So basically I've told Brandon that this scripture is our theme, and has been our theme for the past few years.

1 Nephi 3: 7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I awill go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no bcommandments unto the children of men, save he shall cprepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.

 Brandon was a little unsure of going back to school last year and how we would pay for it all, but I had come upon that scripture and told him, Heavenly Father wants you to get your education, and if he wants that, he will provide a way for us to accomplish it. At the time I was trying to get a stay at home night position that would be able to help us pay off debt, save and help to pay for Brandon's schooling. I had found out about this great position through a wonderful friend (I'm still in debted to you Jenn!).Through much prayer and the great reference from Jenn, Heavenly Father blessed me with the opportunity of this job. I've never been great at reading scriptures and bringing them into my life's situations, but this was one of these situations.

Now a year later, as Brandon is searching for a job, I have come across this scripture. I have a personal knowledge that Heavenly Father is wanting Brandon and I to go over our priorities and goals, and that truly, him loosing his job will be a blessing in disguise. He has given us commandments, and we need to not set them aside for when we're ready. He has given us our time hear on earth to obey his commandments, and we should not waste that time.

It's definitely hard being patient though, especially since I like to plan... It's scary not knowing how things will be okay. I know through our faith, that he will not forget us.

**On a good note, Brandon has a third interview with a company today via phone this afternoon AND he has a job interview tomorrow afternoon from a lead his cousin found out, so thank you James (and Logan, who told James about the position.**

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Hobby

So one of my resolutions this year was to become a better homemaker. I'm pretty sure that's a life long goal, but I'm still working on it! I've actually discovered a new hobby that I love, and may have become slightly obsessed with.


These are the first two quilts I've done, and I love them. It was kind of hard to give them away, but it makes me so much happier to see them being used by the angels they were made for!

My current project is for my Connor, his blankie already has a hole in it, and we want to semi preserve it for his keeping before it's completely trashed. I've decided his quilt will be the Chevron or zig zag quilt. The zig zag will be colored navy blue, a darker green and grey, and inbetween it will be white. I'm excited and will definitely be posting more as I go!

Brandon has been extremely supportive as I've been working on these quilts. I'm pretty sure the support will only last for so long, because he is already asking me to make one for us. Lets be honest...there's a slight difference in making one for a baby/toddler, than for a queen sized we won't mention the price. 

It's weird when I get excited to go look at fabric though, never thought that would happen. Then I even love ironing and cutting the fabric into nice sections for me to sew together. Weird, I know. But I love it still!

Monday, May 21, 2012


Recently I've been getting the feeling that I need to do better at keeping a journal...So lets see if I can get this started again, and also my journal at home....Hopefully.

I'll try not to back track to much, but Brandon and I had a life changing event happen at the beginning of April...Brandon unfortunately lost his job. I won't go into too much details, but there has definitely been a lot of crying and scared feelings from me...A weird thing is there have also been calming and comforting feelings. It's hard to feel like everything will be alright, when bills need to be paid...But I know they will.

Since this has happened Brandon has figured out what he wants to get his degree in {wahoo!}. He plans on going into Business Management with a minor in Finance. I'm so proud of him, he is doing so well with school and I know he'll continue to be a great example to Connor and his siblings.

What I want to ask from the few readers who do stumble upon our little blog is to ask for good thoughts and prayers for us. Brandon had a really good interview a few weeks ago that lasted 2 hours...seriously, 2 hours! Who does that? Oh wait, my amazing husband! Anyway, the person he interviewed with was out of town all last week, and so we're hoping to hear something this week. So any prayers or good thoughts about us would be great and much appreciated. Plus here's a bonus, I'll keep you all in my prayers and send good thoughts your way. See it's a win win.

This week will also be our 4th Anniversary, so stay tuned to hear some mushy thoughts I have of Brandon and our marriage!