love

20 years

Twenty years ago, I got married to my favorite person. It was a bitter cold day in Saint Louis, but I wasn’t cold at all. I was madly in love. The first time I saw Joel, was at church. Everything about him was impressive. I could hardly wait for the meeting to be over, so… Read More 20 years

food

Winter noodle soup

It’s cold. It’s winter. Soup is good. After eating waaay too many sugar cookies, gingerbread, and candy, I decided to make soup. This is our families favorite… and I imagine it’s going to be your favorite too. I promise. It is easy, it is hearty, and you probably already have most of the ingredients. So… Read More Winter noodle soup

faith, family, friends, pain, Struggles

Real friendships

My husband comes from a very large Mormon family (he has 84 first cousins- just on his dad’s side). They are like a giant group of friends that love each other and enjoy getting together. I worked very hard to get to know them and they¬†made me feel like a part of the family. Over… Read More Real friendships