Monday, March 28, 2011

Boston Temple

Aaron and I got up really early on Saturday morning to make our way into Boston to attend the temple. It was cold, but sunny outside, it was beautiful. We don't have the luxury anymore of driving down the street to attend the Salt Lake temple, but a 45 minute drive isn't too far either. When we arrived in the parking lot I felt right at home. I couldn't stop smiling, it was such a good feeling to be back there. Everyone was so nice and friendly and helped us find where we needed to go. We even saw an old friend and stayed for lunch. It was a wonderful day. Next time we go I hope it is a little warmer and I can take some great pictures of my own. I did not take this one but I loved it and felt like it represented the day well. The trees were bare and the air cold.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Desire to Create

My Rock, My Redeemer
A Seed Planted
Ever since President Uchtdorf's talk, Happiness Your Heritage, I have tried to look at myself as a daughter of a great creator. I have been not only more willing to try new things, but have more faith and confidence in myself that I can do things well. To the great artist my works may look nothing of the professional sense, but to me every detail and stoke is a skill learned, almost perfected. I have a long ways to go, but I am determined to keep up my new learned talent. President Uchtdorf said, "Everyone can create. You don't need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty. Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and other when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Somebody steals the blanket!

My husband wonders every morning how I end up with all of the blanket! It is a total mystery to me because you see, he takes up almost the entire bed (we only have a queen and he is 6.4), so naturally he would need more of the blanket, but he willingly gives them all to me! Aaron has told me that when he gets cold he tries to pull them back, but I just won't release my death grip on the blanket. Maybe we need a bigger blanket. Here is what our bed looks like most mornings. As you can see their is little blanket left on the other side. Ops!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mom for a Week

Wow what a big job mom's have. This last week I watched a family of four and I got a little glimpse into the life of a full time mother. And the verdict...... I have never wanted a family more! There were still times of disobedience, fighting and stubbornness, but over all there were sweet moments of love that were felt as we read scriptures and said prayers before bed, watched movies and ate dinner together.
I love this artist, her name is Elspeth Young. We attended BYU together and I got to know her while we were in the same ward together. She is a wonderful person and a beautiful artist. I love her work because it is so real. She creates the smallest details giving her pieces much depth and emotion. I love this piece because to me it portrays a mother caring for her young child. Something I know I want one day.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hampton Beach

A Taste of Summer at Hampton Beach
The beautiful sun was out and we saw surfers and children playing
in the freezing water. Even though it was only 50 degrees outside we
clearly saw that low temperatures do not effect New Englander's!

A nice man asked us if we would like our picture taken!
The people out here are so friendly!

Sea food cages, that can only mean one thing!
Fresh sea food for lunch! Yummy!

Ray's Seafood, we definately recommend it. If you sit on the
upper deck you can see the beautiful coast. What a place!

Best Clam Chowder we have ever had!