Sunday, June 21, 2009


Obviously, this blog focuses a lot on me and my life as a mother. But where would we be without fathers?

"By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families."
The Family: A Proclamation to the World

"In order to strengthen the father in the home, I make two simple suggestions: first, sustain and respect the father in his position; second, give him love, understanding, and some appreciation for his efforts. . . .

"In terms of giving fathers love and understanding, it should be remembered that fathers also have times of insecurity and doubt. Everyone knows fathers make mistakes--especially they themselves. Fathers need all the help they can get; mostly they need love, support, and understanding from their own."
James E. Faust, “The Father Who Cares,” Ensign, Sep 2006, 2–6

"Fathers, yours is an eternal calling from which you are never released. Callings in the Church, as important as they are, by their very nature are only for a period of time, and then an appropriate release takes place. But a father’s calling is eternal, and its importance transcends time. It is a calling for both time and eternity".
Ezra Taft Benson, “To the Fathers in Israel,” Ensign, Nov 1987, 48

"The sacred title of 'father' is shared with the Almighty. In the Church men are called and released. Did you ever hear of a mortal father being released?

"...Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth; it is a matter of desire, diligence, and determination to see one’s family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters".
Ezra Taft Benson, “Great Things Required of Their Fathers,” Ensign, May 1981, 34

To my dad, thanks for spending time with me. I look forward to tax season every year when we get to spend lots of time together, working on numbers, laughing about silly things that happen (Mega, computers being full, and whatever random person walks into the office on April 15th) and accomplish so much in three months. I love having you stop by to play with the boys. They love seeing there Grandpa, and they love stopping by to play with robots or help you build something. I can't wait for Austin to join in on the fun!

Eric is an amazing man. I am blessed to have him lead our family and be the protector of our home. His commitment to our family is a blessing. His dedication to his children is breathtaking. My heart skips a beat and melts when I watch him play and spend time with them.
Eric, you are a wonderful husband and dad. You do so much for our family and I am luck to have you as my partner in crime. I love you.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Not Gone, Just Working... Will Come Back Soon

The other one was not happy, but these two looked too cute! I'll get Tanner next time.