our family week

Bronson and I are adjusting back to normal life after last week having a long episode of being sick. We made it a year and a half in marriage before someone threw up! Do we get a record for that or something? Bronson was up every hour of the night – which made for a night of no sleep. Check my fit bit, it says I went in and out of sleep only from 4am-6am before I had to get up for work. And poor Bronson got less sleep than that. I went to grocery store before work, because I’m not this expert wife or mother who has saltines or Sprite stashed in the pantry. I went off to work, but got off a few hours early (a) I didn’t get any sleep, and (b) I was feeling super nauseous (sympathy sickness? It’s a real thing.) So we napped and watched hours and hours of The Office. We (mostly Bronson) are doing much better and enjoyed the rest of the week hanging out with Michelle and Logan who came to visit during their spring break from Oregon. It was one—super fun to spend time with family, second –super spoiled to get off the hook of cooking dinner and dishes for a week. We got to see some of the Moss family and the Gardner family, we went to the Y-Awards for the athletes (that was actually a lot of fun!), and we went bowling on Friday before we took them to the airport.

Saturday morning we spent conference at home and attended the afternoon session with my parents. We were saddened to see President Monson not in attendance as we he was conserving energy for his talk to take place during the Priesthood session. I LOVE Conference. It’s an event that has been instilled in me from a young age. I can remember perfectly sitting in our chapel at a young age, coloring and coloring as I was alittle too young to understand conference. But I was there. I remember attending Conference for the first time when I was 10 years old – and it’s the feeling I had when President Hinckley entered the room, that feeling – nothing has ever impressed me more than what I felt that day. I love living so close to attend every year, but I love that I can equally enjoy it from home. Saturday evening we were at Alice-Anne’s house, watching basketball and eating pizza. Sunday morning, we made waffles and enjoyed more conference. After the sessions we drove to West Jordan again to have a birthday dinner for my mom. We opened presents and ate some carrot cake. Cakes have never been my strong suit, and still aren’t, but I had fun making it.

Bronson gets well loved around these parts

Some favorites from conference:
-“Adversity should not be viewed as either disfavor from the Lord or a withdrawal of his blessings.” –Elder Cook
-“Worthiness is essential to becoming like Him.” – Elder Grow
-"Stay close to the spirit, and the spirit will stay close to you." –Elder Stevenson
-“Experience repentance. Nothing draws you closer to the Lord Jesus Christ than a desire to change.” –Elder Costa (who recently stayed with my parents and slept in my room! J)
-"Children are great imitators so give them something great to imitate."
-“He wants to change more than just our behaviors. He wants to change our very natures. He wants to change our hearts.” –President Uchtdorf
“Over time, simple habits of belief lead to miraculous results.” –Elder Clayton
-"First promptings are pure inspiration from heaven." –Elder Rasband


  1. I always love your blog posts. This time I especially appreciated the one line gems that you shared from conference. So great! Special thanks for making that amazing cake for me, and blessing in so many ways. I was spoiled for my birthday! And you had a great deal to do with that. ❤

  2. What a fun weekend!! And the picture of mom with her cake almost looks like Spencer is outrageously tall. I'm guessing he was kneeling on a bench? Haha! I was so thrown off for a second


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