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35 They were desirous to be baptized as a witness and a testimony that they were willing to serve God with all their hearts; Mosiah 21:35

"Make sure they remember joy yesterday, experience joy today, and anticipate joy tomorrow."

Motherhood Mission Statement

To provide a loving environment that is centered around God and His commandments while effectively teaching my children to love, honor, and respect all Men no matter the race, creed, or background.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

If you have time...

Check this out.

A friend of mine posted this on his blog, I thought it was pretty interesting.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


I am truly grateful. I have been blessed in my life with good friends and an awesome family who support me in all of my decisions. I moved to Albuquerque in July as a newly pregnant woman. My church reached out to me from the start. I can not express how grateful I am in words. I was given immediate friends and support.
I will be honest, I was very reluctant to move to New Mexico. I had a wonderful network of friends and family in Arizona. Now, almost 10 months later, I have amazing friends in Albuquerque who constantly invite me to be a part of their lives. I thought I would be destined to a hermit life once I had Edward. Things are totally different. I am truly grateful.
Edward is an amazing baby. Yes, he cries; however, when the cries subside a peaceful, content baby emerges. He is the best little person I have ever known. It really is true, mothers are biased. I really think Edward is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. He looks so much like Stephen (and I really like the way Stephen looks) it seems so natural to fall completely in love with my little baby. I have grown so attached to the little guy.
Stephen is an outstanding father. No explanation needed. We are planning to bless Edward in church next Sunday. I am filled with joy knowing Stephen is a worthy priesthood holder who strives to live an honest life. I am grateful.
I did not think it would be possible to be content here at "home", but I am. My days are filled with gladness. I am grateful.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Edward can talk (baby talk)

Two months old and already trying to talk.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


My cute nephew, Logan, with his Dad.

Visiting Family

Logan and Edward

Edward and I took our first plane right together from the great state of New Mexico to beautiful Arizona. Surprisingly, Edward slept the entire flight! He was so good! When we arrived in Phoenix he was a little cranky and cried for a while until he finally fell asleep for his afternoon nap. We then drove 3 hours up to my hometown of Kingman to spend the week with my Mom. Edward had the opportunity to meet his cousins and I actually took a few pictures. Enjoy!
Grandma and Edward
Amanda and Edward (Cousins)
Grandpa and Edward
Grandpa and Landon

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Wednesday!

Headed to...

Phoenix on Saturday and I can't wait to see everyone!

Sunday, April 5, 2009



1. Sitting in front of the TV, what is on? X-Box or Food network or Family Guy.
2. You're out to eat, what kind of dressing does he want on his salad? Ranch
3. What's one food that he doesn't eat? He loves all food!
4. You go out on a restaurant, what does he get to drink? Mountain Dew
5. Where did he go to high school? Round Valley High
6. What is one phrase, he says all the time? "Your Mom"
7. If he was to collect anything what would it be? Anything that can fly
8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? Turkey and Munster Cheese
9. What would he eat everyday, if he could? PIZZA and Cookies!
10. What is his favorite cereal? Honey nut Cheerios
11. What would he never wear? sweater vest
12.What is his favorite sports team? How about Golf... Does that count?
13. Who will he vote for? He decides after reading about the candidates
14. Who is his best friend? Julie and now Edward
15. How many states has he lived in? Texas, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Kentucky
16. Does he have any nervous habits? None
17. What Could he spend Hours doing? Reading or playing x-box
18. He is: Amazing, loving, hardworking, and above all KIND!
1.Sitting in front of the TV, what's on the screen? News
2. You're out to eat, what kind of dressing does she get on her salad? Italian dressing
3. What is one food that she doesn't like? Pork!
4. You go out to a restaurant, what does she get to drink? Water
5. Where did she go to high school? Kingman High School
6. What is one phrase, she says all the time? "oh please!"
7. If she was to collect anything, what would it be? Pictures
8. What is her favorite type of sandwich? Turkey on Wheat bread
9. What would she eat everyday if she could? Pizza!!!!!
10. What is her favorite cereal? Honey Bunches of Oats
11. What would she never wear? A bikini! I guess those days are over... Poo!
12. Who will she vote? The best person for the job
13. Who is her best friend? Stephen and Edward! (And her sisters, mother, and of course BLAIR!)
14. How many states has she lived in? Arizona, Idaho, Texas, Hawaii, and New Mexico
15. Does she have any nervous habit? None
16. What could she spend hours doing? Running (someday I will get to do it again)
17. She is: she is a wife and a mother, a singer, and a friend
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