Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mothering Teenage Daughters

One of my favorite mother quotes is the one pictured to the left "Life doesn't come with  manual, it comes with a Mother".

Isn't that true?! I know I have had a few mothering moments, that I wish I had a manual for.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

12 Things for Newlyweds/Newly Parents

Hi, my name is Aubrey. I'm the 3rd oldest of  eight daughters.  I'm a twin, and yes, I was born first. By two minutes! I don't know what it's like to not be a twin, but I love being  a twin in case you wondered! We have been inseparable since birth, best friends in every way possible. We are now beginning the journey of living separate lives.... not always getting the same presents, having all the same friends, doing the same activities, or working the same jobs.  She went on a mission, and I got married.
 Kyle and I met while I was preparing to go on my mission. We have been married a little over one year. You can read about the whole experience here-The Marriage Decision Over the Mission Decision.

Besides being a new wife, I am a new mother!  We have a 4 month old baby girl. who we are obsessed with. We are currently living in Idaho where we are attending  BYU-Idaho.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sometimes We Just Need God

When I was young, our family would take regular vacations, usually out west from our home in Northern Minnesota. Out west was where my older brothers lived. We loved visiting them in Provo, Utah where they were going to school at BYU.

It's a long drive from Minnesota to Utah. On that long drive we would listen to all the great LDS cassettes of the late 1970s- 1980s era.  My favorite was Saturdays Warriors. (We saw the original cast live in DC way back when), but my second favorite was My Turn on Earth. It has a lot of spunky songs that are fun to sing to, but one in particular is rather melancholy :  "Where on Earth Can I Find Heaven"  It's about the main character Barbara longing for her heavenly home.  The last line states..."where on earth can I find heaven? Find it and stay" 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Year of Becoming

Hello everyone! My name is Amber, I'm 24 years old. I will be co-authoring this blog, along with a couple of my sisters, and our mother. It will be a mother-daughter effort.  I hope to strengthen myself and others in our most important role as women and daughters of God.

  Here is a little bit about me. I served a mission in Halifax Canada and I have been home for two years now, which is a crazy thought! I am going to school at BYU-Idaho and love it here. There is such a special and unique spirit here and an encouragement to become a greater disciple of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

It's a NEW YEAR!!

I've been totally MIA from this blog lately!  Let me just say

 "it's been a year of all years!!"

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Miracle of Birth

Do you want to know what the greatest thing besides being a mother is??? 

Being a Grandma!!! 

 It is a real thing and EVERYTHING everyone has ever said about it is true!!  I just can't get enough holding, loving, and kisses!