When I was 8 months pregnant I attended a conference. The opening session of the conference was packed. Fortunately I had gotten there early enough to get a good seat. Unfortunately about 30 minutes into the presentation I needed to use the bathroom, one of the joys of being 8 months pregnant. I was irritated, … More Giving Good Gifts
In case you were curious I am still pregnant and officially at 36 weeks. When this baby is going to come is anyone’s guess. And if you would like to be in on the fun you can cast your own guess through our Google form. Here are some pictures of the growing baby bump.
Yesterday I heard someone make this great comment about priorities and putting God first: When you don’t have your priorities straight, you find that your anxiety increases, even in the simple aspects of your life, such as work. You need to focus on the basics, such as putting God and family first.
Not much is happening here. Personally I am looking forward to Thanksgiving, as it has always been one of my favorite holidays. I like taking time to be grateful for what I have. One story I have from last Friday is that I was standing in line to buy tires at Costco. The lady in … More Service
It seems like this past month has gone by extremely fast. So fast there’s been no time for blogging. It seems that it all started at the beginning of August when we celebrated our three year anniversary. That day I got off work early and Joe and I checked out a couple of apartments. One … More Three Year Anniversary…A month ago
About a week and a half ago I took the youth from church, that I work with, to a youth conference held on Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City. At first I thought that it would be the standard tour they usually give, which I have been on at least ten times, but I … More Family Tree
I have technically been unemployed for almost a year now, but during most of that time I was consumed with classes and an internship. For the last two months I have been unemployed without school or internship. While it’s starting to get old there are some benefits to being unemployed. You don’t have to plan … More The Benefits of Being Unemployed
I walk home from the library feeling confident and reassured, I can do anything. I convince myself that this includes some hill repeats. I arrive home and change into my running clothes before I change my mind. Before I know it I am running towards my hill. I had originally planned on only doing three, … More Hill Repeats
The more I witness the spending habits of young people like us, the more I view our spending habits as radical. The ways in which we save money have always seemed natural to me. Being thrifty was a skill I was raised with. Let me share some of the “radical” things we do to save … More Seemingly Radical Things We Do To Save Money
In less than a month, we will have the first master’s degree in our little family. I am so proud of Hope for all the hard work she has done this past school year as she worked toward her Master of Social Work. She had to go to summer school, which was not fun when … More Proud of My Grad