Sunday, June 5, 2011


3 Nephi 13:21
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

This scripture has been running through my mind quite a bit lately.  I’ve been thinking about the treasures that I have in my life.  More than that, I’ve noticed my heart being pulled strongly in new and exciting ways. 

I think it all began with this,IMG_0195

which became this,


and has slowly grown to this.P5310088

I find myself outside many times a day carefully thinning plants, fertilizing, or just checking to see how high my peas have grown since the last time I visited.  I had no idea how much of a treasure my garden would become.  It reminds me of my childhood garden, and the Saturdays spent outside weeding to the tunes of John Denver.  It reminds me of picking a green pepper off the plant and eating it like an apple.  It reminds me of my mom.  mom andme

This picture was taken the summer before she died.  I still can’t believe how young I was.  The memories I have of my mother are few and hazy, but I cherish them with all my heart.  They are a treasure to me. 

Just last week my brother brought a chest full of my mothers things from his home in Utah to my home in Idaho.  He seemed to be happy to get rid of the burdensome load, and even when talking to my sister she laughed saying she wouldn’t want it.  They don’t feel this way because they are heartless of course, but they have a stronger foundation with my mom, and the old nick knacks and clothes that are held in the chest aren’t treasures to them.  But I’ll tell you what, they are to me. 


I felt both reverent and giddy as I carefully took out each item that once belonged to my mother.  Baby booties that were carefully crocheted by her hand, clothes that she had once worn, and so many scouting pins she had received from her 3 boys.  My heart was full, and I could feel her close.  I felt the scripture so literally. 

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also

Because of these realizations, I have been more aware of other areas in life where my heart belongs.  

Of course it is with my wonderful family.  We just celebrated Jaxon’s kindergarten graduation.  1st grade, here we come!!

(the photo turned out kind of funky, but I still like it)P5270078

This one especially seems to have a firm grip on my heart.  Can you blame me?


My dear friends.  I have truly grown to love these women, and am grateful for their friendship.  I look up to them in so many ways.


And of course, my heart belongs fully to my Savior, Jesus Christ.  I feel like this song describes my feelings today perfectly.

I feel my Savior’s love
In all the world around me.
His Spirit warms my soul
Through everything I see.

He knows I will follow him,
Give all my life to him.
I feel my Savior’s love,
The love he freely gives me

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Princess Sage

One morning I noticed Sage acting a bit peculiar.  It wasn’t anything too out of the ordinary…..dressing up as a princess and finding all the right accessories to go with it, it was just that this day she was extremely particular about which accessories she had.  She quickly became frustrated with me if I couldn’t help her in finding the exact wand, earrings, or crown.  Eventually my curiosity became too great and I had to figure out what it was she was up to. 

I had to laugh when I discovered the reason behind her busy morning.  She was determined to dress up just like this princess.  princess

It was on the front of a birthday invitation we had received months ago, and yet Sage had managed to keep it away from my -eager to throw anything away- hands.

Can you see the resemblance?  IMG_0188

Yes, I have royalty living in my home.  Adorable