The gift of empathy

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September gives birth to Fall, with Halloween on it’s heels, and Thanksgiving around the corner, barely before Christmas decorations are out… It’s the holiday season! And with this season, comes talk of peace on earth, joy, cheer, and all the warm, fuzzy feelings surrounded by our Savior’s birthday! And it’s great! But it’s a season! One that, if I’m honest, …

Bekah’s Book Review

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As a little girl, I have vivid memories of library trips. Down the street, into the library, up the stairs and around the corner to… augh! The kid section. Dr. Suess covers, and Island of the Blue Dolphin posters smiled at me as I took it all in. I went there probably once a week. To this room full of …

Real Simple’s Blogger Contest!

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Last month I had a rare moment to sit down and actually read my favorite magazine cover-to-cover. Real Simple. Long after the days of Seventeen, Premiere, Cosmopolitan… my life was made complete by this magazine. I am a forever fan and subscriber. Real Simple. Ah! Just the magazine’s name relaxes my shoulders and brings a content sigh. Real Simple. The …

Trip to the Dentist

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Ahh the dentist. I know, most people hate going. Just the word alone. DENTIST… Shudder. I don’t mind the dentist. Probably because I loved the dentist I grew up going to! Dr. Wise. He was the sweetest man in the world. He had a calm voice that instantly transported me to a tropical island. And the dental hygienists that worked …

Unexpected Encouragement

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My mom, being the gift-giver that she is, brought over an adorable green onesie for Ty declaring, WHAT HAPPENS AT GRANDMA’S, STAYS AT GRANDMA’S, along with a treat for Tanner, a delectable snack in the form of chocolate for me, and I’m sure something else that I can’t recall at the moment… simply because her love language is gift-giving and …

Changes

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Recently I found myself saying these three phrases way too often: “I’m tired.” “I’m done.” “I’m frustrated.” I was tired because I’m way too much of a night-owl, and Bryan and I often have our best talks {couch dates} til late, or, we are catch up on our favorite shows… does anyone else cry at every episode of Parenthood? 🙂 …

Chocolate Pots de Creme

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Chocolate Pots de Creme. Now tell me you didn’t just smile saying this, let alone, seeing the picture! This is one of my latest fave desserts to make. Super easy. Amazingly yum! And you can’t go wrong with any dessert eaten out of a cute ramekin… About a year ago, I found Le Creuset ramekins in my favorite apple green …

“I thought you had him!”

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I have now had five days to pull myself together, process, and can now blog about Saturday night. The night we lost Tanner. Yes. We lost him. On Balboa Blvd. In Newport Beach. It was the world’s longest 15 minutes ever! Allow me to back up… I arrived at my brother’s new place that he and Jeniece will reside at …