"Choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Monday, February 29, 2016

Modest Swim Suit Project

I was ready to update my swimsuit this year.  I decided to use a t-shirt that fit me well for the pattern for the top.  I made it without sleeves to start with, but then decided to add them.  I got a pair of biker shorts at Walmart to go with it.  I tuck the shirt in when swimming to keep it from floating up.  I like the way it turned out, and I love feeling covered when I swim:)

Love the wrinkly t-shirt:)  haha  I got the fabric and lining fabric at Mill Ends.  They are really nice fabrics.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


We got a good 4 inches of snow a while back and the kids had a blast making snowmen.  The amazing thing to me, (besides their huge snowman) was that there was still snow left on the lawn afterwards.  Very unusual:)  

Monday, February 15, 2016

Nathan released as bishop

Last month Nathan was released from his 7 years of service as Bishop in the church.  Another has been called to fill that position and will do a fabulous job.  Looking back on those 7 years, alot has happened.  When he got called, we had just found out that we were going to have another baby-Jed.  We had also just started to add a living room onto the house.  And...we had just bought a bus on ebay to fix up and take on a family church history tour to Nauvoo.  What a time!  It's been a wonderful 7 years having Nathan able to serve in that capacity and our family has received many blessings because of it.
Last day as bishop
 It's a rare opportunity to be released by your younger brother who got called to be the stake president.
 Nathan's counselors were a huge help and comfort to him.  We are so grateful for them and their goodness!

our family about 8 months after the call:

Our family now:

Jared had not left for his mission in 2009, and now 3 have served a fourth is currently serving (Brent).  Two children are married.  And the younger kids have grown like weeds:)