Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New chapters

May 10th, 2016

I haven't been blogging for a VERY long time now, but now because I am taking classes again at BYU-I, online, one of the semester projects is to blog about my life, things I am learning in class and anything pertaining to the gospel. This week we have been studying the importance of family. I have always said that nothing stretches you to your limits like marriage and parenting. I think this is why God has chosen families to be were we learn most of our eternal lessons. I see the important work that I am doing in my home. I see how I am helping these wonderful spirits come to know who they are and to give them tools to help them along this crazy ride called "Life". We are divine beings, we are "housed" in these bodies so that we can learn lessons we would have no other way of learning. I do not pretend to know all of God's way, or everything that pertains to God, but I do know, I am loved, and that He guides me when needed. I do know, that family is a blessing. I have been blessed with a wonderful family. I know not everyone gets this gift. My own mother and family had difficult and complicated families. They have shown me even with a "not so perfect family", we can still love our families members, we can still be there for each other and we can offer forgiveness. Nothing will ever take the place of my family. I will always do everything in my power to keep my family together. These people are my history, my present and my future!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

summer fun!

This summer has been VERY busy and we still have more trips to go!! Utah was a blast, big bear for fourth of july was awesome and next it is on to the river and then ALASKA...i'm going to be so tired by the time school starts!!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

It's your move ....

Dear reader ,

Do you ever wonder how u personally are directed by the spirit ? I always do ! I seem to be continually questioning myself. When I feel I have figured the problem out or have put the issue to rest .. It seems to pop up again and I find myself wondering if I should even bother the Lord again with the same questions over and over . I know that understanding personal revelation is going to be a lifetime process for me . Understanding his will over mine ... Understanding that he knows things I do not know . Sometimes I feel stuck ... Like I'm scared to make a choice because what If it was a wrong choice for me ? Honestly I wish god could send a telagram to me and say ... Yes Kristen , your desire on this matter will work out ... And now is the time to make your move !

Jahaha if only it worked that way ...


Friday, November 2, 2012

halloween 2012

Dear Reader,
What a night we had! I cooked a dinner that everyone(including the kids) actually loved and the peanut butter pie was a hit too! This was the first year the Taggarts didn't come over :( With them 40 mins away, it makes for a long night in the middle of the week! So the brodowski's came over and my parents. The kids gobbled down the food and threw on their costumes and we were out the door! This year the neigborhood was awesome! There were kids every where. I think we got a lot of "drive in" families because we DO NOT have that many young kids in our track. It was hard to keep track of everyone, and the older boys wanted to run ahead, which seemed like a great idea until we realized none of them had a phone...so there was no way of getting a hold of them. Thankfully before all us mother's panicked too much, they came and found us...and we handed them a phone.
The air was crisp and everything felt so "right" for halloweem (expect the missing Taggarts). We made it about three blocks until i started to hear cries of "my feet hurt, this bag is getting too heavy. That was my cue! We packed it up and the kids hit the bath and were in bed by 9:00. The hubby and I snuggled in bed to watch "Halloween" from 1974. Its just the right kind of scary...but not too gorey like the new movies. The acting is horrible and I love it! But this year...this 35 year old was out like a light within 15 mins. Sigh...I guess the movie will have to wait until next year. I tried watching it the next night...but wasn't the same. Halloween HAS to be watched on Halloween!
My kids have a few more days with their candy until it starts to "mysteriously" disappear. ( candy goes into the garbage...can't handle my kids on that much sugar!) The kids and I are sad that its over...but i feel a slight twinge of excitment that christmas is around the corner!

Happy Holidays,


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ever get that feeling....

Dear Reader,

Every get that feeling that life is missing a little zest? I wonder what causes these moments...or days.... When things are going too good, so right...sometimes that little nagging voice will say " Is there more?" Today that voice is speaking to me... I'm very firmly telling it to "SHUT UP"!

Life is great, wonderful, fulfilling and I have the photos to prove it!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

pumpkin patch fun

Family Home Evening at the pumpkin patch!

It was a perfect night to hit the pumpkin patch. I made a corn chowder and a peanut butter pie from new recipes i found off of The Pioneer Woman blog. Both things sooo easy to make and soooo delicious! I had my in -laws over and as well as my adorable preggers sister in law. They gobble up the soup!

After dinner we hit the pumpkin patch...or rather "rip off patch"!! Wow...it was 50 dollars to do the different "rides" that the kids wanted to do. Only in orange county can they charge that! Next year, i'm finding the cheaper pumpkin patch so that family night doesn't make us go broke! HA. But as always it a great night. The air was nippy and the moon bright in the sky. My craving for fall weather was fulfilled!
Happy Monday everyone!


Sunday, October 21, 2012


Dear reader ,
Fall is finally in the air !!! I couldn't be more happy ! So sick of sweating to death every day ! Yesterday it rained and Sydney said " look mom it's raining ... It's your favorite holiday !!! Hahaha. Shows how much it rains here in southern Cali !
Had a wonderful sabbath ! My sister and brother in law back in our ward for a few weeks . Missed them so much !! Wish they could stay !
Lesson was on self reliance .. For ourselves and for teaching our children how to be  m
More self reliant ! Such a great reminder .
As I sit here writing .. Sounds of football on the tv surround me ... Oh ... How I love fall !! Please . Please let's keep this cool weather ! Maybe I'll just light a fire .....