Friday, November 22, 2013

Early Bird

I honestly used to hate it when people started celebrating Christmas early. Then one day I realized that Christmas makes me happy- the decorations, music, food, love, and just the whole spirit! Why can't I start celebrating it now?? Is that a crime??

Here is a little craft I made to kick of the celebration of the season. Don't hate me for bringing the spirit of Christmas early :)

But really... let's remember what it is truly about. 

An excerpt from our loving Prophet, Thomas S. Monson's address "Because He Came."

"There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus Christ.

Because He came to earth, we have a perfect example to follow. As we strive to become more like Him, we will have joy and happiness in our lives and peace each day of the year. It is His example which, if followed, stirs within us more kindness and love, more respect and concern for others.

Because He came, there is meaning to our mortal existence.

Because He came, we know how to reach out to those in trouble or distress, wherever they may be.

Because He came, death has lost its sting, the grave its victory. We will live again because He came.

Because He came and paid for our sins, we have the opportunity to gain eternal life.

Because He came, we are gathered tonight to worship Him, in bonds of brotherhood and love."

There is a reason why this season is special. Let us not forget that.

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Big 24

THANKS FOR ALL OF THE BIRTHDAY WISHES EVERYONE!! If you are ever feeling down just change your birthday on Facebook to tomorrow. You will be feeling great by the end of that next day.

I am so blessed to have amazing family and friends in my life! My brother and his friends brought me ballons, candy, and cake. I got to go out to Sushi with my wonderful husband and then he took me to "The Saratov Approach." AWESOME movie. Then we got sonic for dessert! It was truly an excellent day :)

Thanks for all the love and support everyone. Here's to 24!

Yes, the blue and pink balloons say "It's a boy!" & "It's a girl!" NO. We are not pregnant. Marcus just has an nice sense of humor. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fall Photos

First off,  BIG thanks to Danielle Cluff and Terie Young for taking these pictures. These two are "up and coming" photographers and they are AMAZING. If anyone is in need of a recommendation these two are top of my list.

These may or may not look like engagements. We don't mind though. Take a look at the colors people! Utah is Beautiful! Enjoy :)