"A final gospel truth that will contribute to our understanding of and hence the quality of our marriages relates to the degree in which we involve the Savior in our relationships as husbands and wives. As designed by our Heavenly Father, marriage consists of our first entering into a covenant relationship with Christ and then with each other. He and his teachings must be the focal point of our togetherness. As we become more like him and grow closer to him, we will naturally become more loving and grow closer to each other"

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I love love being an aunt!!

Ryan and Katie came into town with my mom this weekend for a family baptism and homecoming! I love being able to see them as much as I can! I wish that I lived closer to them so I could watch my little niece grow up!! She isn't looking like a baby anymore!! I gave her her very first haircut... no more 4 inch mullet!!! 
We took a few pictures before they left today! She is just such a doll! 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

First toddler photos!

My best friend has been in town visiting me for a few days and I thought it would be fun to take some pictures of her handsome little man!! 

I found out quickly that kids weren't as easy as grown-ups! But we had a blast and ended up with some great and fun pictures that captured this little guys personality! 

The picture below is my favorite!! 

I am loving learning new things on the camera! I know that I am no pro... but it is something I really do enjoy! So if anyone out there needs pictures, I need practice!! 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Truly Blessed..

"I thank the Lord for any given day..."
Every Sunday after I wake up, I go to the computer and turn on my pandora.com radio!! I type in "Hilary Weeks" so that pandora will search for her music and others like it.. Well today is just like any other! I sang my little heart out this morning while listening to the spiritual music while getting ready for church! Sometimes I just sit in this room and listen to every beautiful word. I am humbled every Sunday while I keep at this tradition! Music is such a powerful tool in my life. I find it impossible to sit here, listening to this music, thinking of anything but that sacrifice that was made in order for me to live today. 

My life is so very blessed. I have a mother who is selfless in every way and a father who has an attitude on life that I have always admired. An older brother who is so honest and who has been right there for me whenever I needed him. A sister in law with such a great desire to do and learn more. My baby sister who has been the great reminder I have needed to remember to never judge another and to always believe in others when they may seem lost. And my pride and joy little brother who I admire in every way. He will change lives someday with the unique spirit he has always carried. 

The lord let me travel down one rocky road to figure out who I really was. At times I doubted his love for me because I thought he was taking away everything I ever loved. I could have never been more wrong. So many amazing people came into my life and influenced me for the better. But just when I thought I had lost everything, my wonderful husband showed up and showed me everything I never knew I was looking for. The Lord does has a plan for each of us and I am so grateful he is trusting Robbie and I to build an eternal family. 

And I could not be more blessed than to have the friends that I do. Growing up, my parents always tried to teach me that friendships would change and that if you only had a small handful of true friends then your life would be blessed. I can honestly say they were right. My life is better because of those friends in my life, and I hope they know who they are. 

Sorry if this post was a bit to personal, but today I am so grateful for my life and every blessing I have. My savior is near and I know I am loved and protected. The greatest gift I have ever received is the gift of the gospel that I live. The power and light of its truth has brought immense joy into my life. I want my friends and family, and all of you, to know that I believe with all of my heart that the church is true and that because of the sacrifice that was made for each of us, we will one day return to live with our Savior. And nothing else in the world will matter, nothing will make us think any less of others, all that we once worried about will all seem so small, there will be unconditional love around us... and I look forward to that day. 

Engagement session!

My beautiful sister and Tyler asked me to take their engagement pictures for them! I was so honored and excited!! I search photography websites often just because I love pictures! I hope to become as talented as many gals I have seen! I don't have an editing program or anything so these pictures are just pretty basic but I still love them! We took tons, but I decided just to show a few of my favorites! 

(the picture below needs to be in a magazine.. these two are so in love and I just think this picture shows how happy they are to be right were they are in their life!)

(I wanted to get a fun/different shot to show her ring, and I really really liked how this one turned out!!)

..the picture below was one of my favorites of this gorgeous couple!!..

..and the last one I have just always loved those types of pictures and I thought Court's jeans looked cool against that wall!..

Those of you that don't know my sister and Tyler, you are truly missing out! I adore every piece of them. I have never seen a love like theirs before. Any raging storm that they may face, they have overcome everything much stronger than others I know. I am so proud and happy for them both. In fact I get a choked up just typing this, but their type of love is a blessing and should be an example to many others around of an unconditional love. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cute fonts??

Ok! I have seen so many blogs that have SUCH cute fonts! Like on there header or for the post title? How on earth do you girls do that!!!?? I have been meaning to ask forever! If anyway could clue me in that would be AMAZING!!! I need to have a cute blog!!