Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light

Once again.... I have been inspired.

I normally dont get too personal on my blog but I just had an incredible experience this weekend that I must share.

Let me give you a little history... Last Friday night I went out to eat with some girlfriends. After dinner we went out for my brother-in- laws birthday and then went bowling. I had a great night spending time with friends and family... except something got in the way...

My feelings got hurt. Ryan (unintentionally) was frustrating me :).... (looking back I was probably just tired and stressed about my church talk). Anyways, I allowed something so small to take control of my mind. I held a grudge for a few good hours.

Then on Sunday the Gosple Doctrine teacher shared this message...

I was so moved by this message. How many times in our day do we not forgive. I truly believe I needed to hear this message. There are so many times in my life where I need someone to forgive me and this message helped me realize the true power of forgiveness!

Side note: I know I havent blogged in forever but sometime soon I will catch everyone up on what has been going on this summer. And I promise... I still love Ryan... even though I sometimes get frustrated!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

another day--- another craft!

recently Brynlee has been napping again (she stopped for a few weeks) --YAY! So I have had time to make things.

today I made my first EVER nursing cover. I must say the one I made is definitely cuter than the one I have been using... too bad i made it for a gift.

i used an amy butler print for the main part and then a white eyelet (my fav) for the trim! I topped it all off with a chunky PINK button.

Monday, May 10, 2010


today i created my first stuffed animal!

lets just say--- it's TAIL-less...but that's ok because i had a blast making it (supposed to be a giraffe but looks more like a flying dino if you ask me :)

Just a quick shout out to my amazing husband---thanks for making Mother's Day PERFECT!

My day started off with a wonderful breakfast in bed... which ended up being mostly eaten by Bitty (bryn) - needless to say I had to wash sheets this morning


then i got a wonderful SURPRISE! Ryan gave me this beautiful Brighton necklace with the letter B (for brynlee) charm. I just may wear it every day!

After church Brynlee had a fever of 102.8. I was freaking out a little bit-- but hey- that is what being a Mom is all about. She has been feeling much better today!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Mother's day!

Friday, May 7, 2010

My New Life


What inspires you?

People, Places, Music, Service? I am inspired by people more than anything else.

Stephanie is an inspiration. I look at her and TRULY think she is one of the most beautiful people.

I want to be like her! Today I will try...

-to think positive thoughts
-to be grateful I can lift Brynlee EASILY
-to SLOW down
-to not complain
-to not have a pity party when things in life don't work out perfectly

I hope this video inspires YOU!

Brynlee happenings:
-waves hi
-gives high fives
-gives kisses (my personal favorite)
-shakes her head NO (not so cool)
-claps her cute little (yet chubby) hands
-inspires me to be my BEST self

Saturday, April 10, 2010

This weekend has been GREAT.

Top 5 things of my weekend....

5.) Time with Ryan--- I feel like we have both been on the go and so it has been nice to have time together!

Ryan was able to go to the Final Four in Indiana and although I missed him---- I am SO happy he was able to spend quality time with his brothers and dad!

4.) House Hunting

3.) Yogurt Stop

2.) 2 NEW swumsuits.... in the summer I LIVE in swimwear and so it is ALWAYS a relief to find one that I LOVE

1.) DAVID ARCHULETA--- we went to the Blaze game because I knew he was doing the half time show. He is amazing....I can now check that off my bucket list! My husband was such a trooper for this one!

All in all I would say I am one lucky girl!

Oh and how could I EVER forget.... BRYNLEE

She is starting to light up a room with her big smile and beautiful eyes! Grandma Jensen is just a little proud :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

One Year

One year ago today I lost my Dad!

I have missed him SO much this past year. One thing I have learned though is that some days are better than others.
My Graduation day, Brynlees' BIRTHday, Christmas and my Birthday were especially hard.

He was not just a dad-- he was truly the person I aspired to be. He was the GREATEST example of the type of person I hope to become one day!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

This Month has been a BLAST. Ryan and I love February because we each have a birthday as well as V-Day.

This year for Ryan's birthday I threw him a surprise birthday party the night before his actual birthday. It was so much fun. I had everyone meet at the pool house and then I was in charge of bringing Ryan. We have been so blessed to have such good friends that helped me pull off a great party.... although he kind of figured out what I was doing :)

OK-- now that I have written all that I think I may have talked about his birthday in a previous post.... hmmmmm... if so.... SORRY!

Moving on.

Other February happenings:

-we have both been sick :(

-we got AWESOME tennis rackets from Ryan's parents.... they always rock at picking our gifts

-ryan is planning an amazing birthday for me on Friday :)