An official missionary and how the “Home MTC” works
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An official missionary and how the “Home MTC” works

By the time this posts, Claire will be en route to her next adventure: the “official Missionary Training Center.” She will be in rigorous classes for eight more weeks from there, learning more Mandarin Chinese, and delving into the scriptures and gospel study. Most importantly, working on her foundation with Jesus Christ. We have been…

a crew of the best girls

a crew of the best girls

Dave and I had to talk the big talk to perk Claire’s interest to do summer school at BYU right after she graduated from high school. I mean, there was a lot on her plate with signing on to play college volleyball, adjusting to college life, leaving beloved high school behind. But although this option…

what our “young adults” have been up to lately

what our “young adults” have been up to lately

The summer semester ended for Grace and for Claire. Grace’s ended earlier than Claire’s, and she’s been working double shifts up there, sometimes with fun visitors: (Mini cousins Moses and Gabe.) Also reunions with dear mission friends and fun adventures with new friends: Claire’s semester ended with a bang, trying to balance so many things…

ode to my 23-year-old boy

ode to my 23-year-old boy

I don’t want to take away attention from the last post, but I have to also get this post in today because it’s my only boy’s birthday. And this blog is where I write my birthday cards to my children. When Max was a little toddler we had this ritual where we would ask, “How…

time out

time out

Remember clear back HERE when I used to speak at Time Out for Women? That was a fun time. It was so stretching for me and I learned so much! This year a friend had the idea to go with a group of us and it was such a good little get-away, fun to be…