It’s not easy to find a “Maiden Aunt”, the #52Ancestors prompt for this week, in my family tree. You see, we Mormons are marrying people. However, there are a few. There is no special reason why I chose to study the life of Lydia Jemima Daines. She is simply the first woman I found in … More Lydia Jemima Daines
This year I am participating in a challenge called 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Each week I get a writing prompt emailed to me to help me explore my family history. This week’s prompt is “Start,” which means I should talk about myself. Rather than give a life history or ramble on and on about … More Our 2017 in Summary
The phrase “From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success” especially stood out to me. Well, we planted the seeds of the roses of success while the ashes were still hot burning embers. … More From the Ashes of Disaster Grow the Roses of Success
When Brandon and I were first married Brandon had trouble sleeping. He had been having trouble sleeping since about 9th grade. Of course, now that he had a new wife, his trouble sleeping became my trouble sleeping. Something had to be done. We had a number of theories about the cause of his sleep troubles and finally he … More “Ask the Bishop”: Why We Met With Our Bishop When We Didn’t Need Help
We spent the rest of the day discussing the pros and cons of fighting. OK, let’s be honest…I spent the day weighing the pros and cons. … More Is The Fight Worth It?
This is not how I ever wanted a phone call between my husband, Brandon, and I to begin. But sometimes fears, big ones, become reality. … More A Surprize New Beginning