In Phoenix Grad Week

We were in Phoenix for a week for Joseph’s seminary and high school graduation. We flew down Tuesday night and flew back up to Utah Sunday night. We spent the week playing with friends, hanging with family, having ellas first birthday party, and swimming. 
Changes:
AJ moved out! He lives in Mesa now. He still came over a ton but wasn’t there late at night. That took some getting used to. He did stay over late one night and he and Collin and I watched a beautiful film called “Your Name.”

Joseph is dating Sydney, and we love her. She is a great person: fun, crazy, nice, awesome with my kids, considerate of others. 

I loved having Morgan over and meeting her new daughter, Quinn. Emily and Charlie also came and swam with us. We got Rita’s Italian ice with Kim Woodbury. Collin and I got to go on a date to eat delicious appetizers at Postinos and then to see Power Rangers….which was SO FUN. We saw tons of people at Ella’s bday too. I loved every minute of it but my emotions started piling up higher and higher. It’s hard not seeing all these wonderful people all the time. I have been so lonely. Plus collin and I have been having issues connecting. Plus 3 kids is hard! Wonderful but hard! Plus joseph is leaving soon. Plus I miss david and mia. Plus I’m contemplating having another baby. So so so many feeling and emotions and I have not been writing. The spirit pointed out to me that my not having written in a while has hurt me because it is so therapeutic. It is an outlet where I can work things out in my head, getting inspiration, be creative. Be heard as I send t to close family and friends. Then again I felt the spirit tell me to journal/blog when collin and I read an ensign article about it. 

So I redownloaded this app on my phone and I’m going to continue to blog. Pictures. 

Rains, PLANES, PHX, conference, home now 

Laying in the dark next to my 4 month old baby, listening to sudden rain outside. Collin is downstairs reading to the kids and Dot won’t stop licking me.

It’s been quite a weekend! Quite a day. Traveling and spontaneity and family. We watched General Conference today and it touched me deeply, as always, but also differently. I feel a dense and deep gratitude. A firm conviction. I feel so many things in my heart and answers have calmed every fear and heartache. I know the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true and I know it more honestly than I ever have.

I am so happy to be with Collin. Happy in every sense. He is the one for me.

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Philadelphia, the city I love. And so much love. 

Ella and took a trip to PA to visit family and attend several events at the brand new and BEAUTIFUL Philadelphia temple. What an amazing and. Eautifuk time we had! We missed Frederick, Harriet,  Collin and Dot with our whole hearts!! They had a great fun and good experiences together.

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