• Marjorie Pay Hinckley Quote on Marriage {Gypsy Magpie}

    Marriage… Love the One You’re With

    Last Sunday night I got to attend a fireside put on by my church. {Thanks Mom and Dad Mag for babysitting so I could go! I wish my husband could have been home to go with me! He would have LOVED it.} Our Stake is focusing on strengthening marriage this year so, the Stake President […]

  • Single Lady Sundays

    I don’t think there is anything I dread about trucker trips more than Single Lady Sundays, it is quite possibly my version of Hell. Just the thought of taking 4 kids to church by myself sends shivers down my spine! I honestly can’t think of better birth control. Why can’t I be a smart girl and […]

  • Many Hands Make Light Work {Gypsy Magpie}

    Many Hands Make Light Work, and Fun

    Have you met my Mother-in-law? If not, you are missing out! She is a top notch mother. I don’t think I have ever known another woman who was as supportive to her children as Manly’s mother is. The woman went to every single game that every single one of her children played in from pee […]

  • Love Her Mother {Gypsy Magpie}

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Tonight I watched my husband’s dad sing “Feliz Navidad” into a candy cane. With a Santa hat and a big mustached smile, he danced around our living room with my little girls. As I giggled in the kitchen, I listened to my daughters squeal in delight as their beloved Grandpa dipped and twirled them across the floor. Some men […]

  • Fall Photos

    A couple of weeks ago, we did the impossible!We got family photos taken!The last family picture of us {that I will openly display} was when our 3rd little piggy was about 18 months old…she is now 4. To top that off, the last time said piggy had a real picture taken was when she was about […]

  • Creating new traditions {Gypsy Magpie}

    August One- The Tradition

    OK, so here is another random confession… We really don’t have any of our OWN traditions. Yep, we’ve been married for 10 years and we don’t do anything unique to our own little family unit. I’m not sure why, other than the fact that between the two of us, we have a very large, loving, incredible, […]

  • Richard and Linda Eyre's The Entitlement Trap

    Joy and Consistency

    This last little while, I have been working on learning how to be a better parent and discovering how to raise happy children. This feels weird to admit but, things came easy for me when my little ones were babies. It was innate in me, natural. I relished it. Infancy is like a drug to this […]