Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I just finished reading a talk given by President Henrey B. Eyring from this last General Conference. He shared a story about his daughter-in-law and her struggle to have more children. Eventually the daughter-in-law cried out one day to the Lord saying, "I will give you all of my time; please show me how to fill it." She also expressed her willingness to take her family wherever they might be required to go. Two weeks later she found out she was pregnant. When her new baby was a just a year old she and her husband were called to serve a mission over seas. During their mission they had another child. I think we all have those faith trying times where those commitments and promises we make with the Lord are put to the test. Are we really willing to give our will to the Lord? Recently, Taylor got a second job interview out in Washington D.C. area. The company is flying him out in a couple of weeks and Avery and I will also be going along with him to check out the area. Things are still uncertain as we don't know if Taylor will even get an offer, but the possibility has really brought us to our knees in consideration. If that is where Heavenly Father wants us, are we willing to go and leave all that is comfortable? Are we willing to go knowing how far away our families and friends will be? As difficult as that decision is, yes, we will go where the Lord wants us to go. I have made many promises to Heavenly Father that I will go where he wants me to go and do what he wants me to do. And I don't make those promises grudgingly; I make those promises because that is my greatest desire; to do the will of my Father in Heaven. So whatever the turn out is of this job opportunity, I'm putting my trust in the Lord and submitting my will to His. I know without question that we were guided here(Utah) and I know that as we turn to Him the Lord will continue to guide us. I also know from past experiences that giving my will to the Lord has brought me great happiness! We will keep you all posted :)
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
1 week to go, although in my brain I cant help but think any day now. This way of thinking has not been the best for me and this morning I decided to just let it go. The baby will come when she's ready. Now I just have to find some more things to do to keep busy. I have pretty much ran out of ideas for new bows for her hair, but knowing me, I'll be making them until the day she arrives.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
This has been our little tradition these last 3 years living in Utah. We have had a lot of fun over the years. This year was a little different because I was 8 months pregnant, but all things consider, it went really well and we all had a great time. Sleeping in tents has never been my thing, but the memories made and being able to watch my kids love every minute was worth the trade.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Well I figure its about time I update my blog. A lot has happened since the last time I posted which was over a year ago. In that last post I posted about the previous year. Instead of playing to much catch up I'm going to post some pictures of the main happenings of our family over this last year and then just start fresh. I say main, but really it will be only a glimpse of our happenings. In a family there are countless activities and memories made that it would and will be difficult to pick them out specifically. But I need to do this and I need to start somewhere. I think it is such a great thing to do and I have too many precious memories to not. One of my best friends is such a faithful blogger and I love her posts and seeing her pictures of her sweet family. Its one way I still get to feel close to her as we live so far apart. So here it goes... I guess one of the biggest news is that we are expecting baby #5 August 21st which is in 2 weeks. We are so excited to meet our little girl! Its been so fun to see everyone of my children so excited over these months. Hallie always rubs my belly and kisses it. She finally gets her little sister she has always wanted. Ashton right now is excited, but I can tell he worried about his mom. He fasted for the first time on Sunday and prayed for both the baby and I. It of course meant so much to me. He often asks about the pain involved, what a sweet boy he is! Brody, you can just tell in face how excited he is and he loves hearing anything about the baby. He got to hear the heartbeat at my last appointment and thought it was pretty cool. With Brock I think he has finally realized that there is a baby in my tummy. I think setting up everything for the baby and all the new little clothes around helped him realize. I am always worried about the youngest child when the new baby comes. He has been my baby these last 3 years. I think he will do fine though, I just need to continue to give him that love and cuddles as much as I can when she comes. I love my Brocky!