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Books I have read in 2020

Books I have read in 2020

Lane and I set a goal to read at least 4 books together in 2020, and I set a goal to read or listen to at least 1 book each month (not including picture books). Here are the books I have enjoyed reading or listening 

Got questions?

Got questions?

I can’t wait for general conference! It’s coming up in just over a week–which means I need to start thinking about and writing down my questions! Speaking of questions, do you have any questions about motherhood? If you do, I’d love to hear them. Starting 

July Books part 2

July Books part 2

My fascination with hot air balloons completely took off after watching the movie The Aeronauts on my date with Lane recently! I decided to pull out many of the books as we have on flight and flying and then pioneers in transportation and dreaming of traveling in new ways to put out for display in honor of Pioneer Day.

Here is a list of some of the books on display during the second part of this month that have helped us learn more about the gift of flight and other pioneers in (or dreamers about) travel:

If you missed the other July books on display post, go here.

Missionaries Through the Generations

Missionaries Through the Generations

Last Sunday I had a fabulous time exploring a new section of familysearch.org: the early missionary discovery page. (Click on photo below to go to familysearch.org.) I found photos and bios detailing their missions of 20 missionaries directly related to me who served missions between 

July 2020 Books

July 2020 Books

July is a great time to celebrate the United States of America and all those who helped to discover it, found it, preserve it, and make it a place where religious freedom is preserved and families can thrive. It’s also a time when we simply 

“I Do!” Family History Wedding Photos

“I Do!” Family History Wedding Photos

I recently posted on Instagram some of the family history wedding photos I used for Sarah’s wedding. I wanted to post them here for future reference, and add to the collection, noting who is who and when they were married.

Nate and Hunter’s wedding day in 2017 (age 21 and 19 respectively)
My and Lane’s wedding day, 1993, ages 23 and 22 respectively. (I was older).
They were both 22.
Iris Melissa Wilson Livingston bridal photo, circa 1912, age 22. Her husband, Joesph Charles, was 19.
Cloyd and Martena Blain wedding photo, 1912, ages 21 and 19.
Charles and Eliza Lavina Smith Livingston, married in 1891, ages 20 and 21 respectively. (She was older).
Eliza Priscilla Dana Boyle, bridal photo, circa 1881, age 21. Her husband, William Wallace Boyle, was 22.
Hanna Marie and Jens Jørgen Sørensen possible wedding photo. They were married in 1875 in Elling, Hjørring, Denmark. (Ages when married: Both were 23.)
That kind of integrity

That kind of integrity

Have you ever considered the power a STORY has to unite people? After all, history is made up of stories: his-story and her-story and their -stories. If thousands of folks flock to a storytelling festival every year, consider what sharing stories from your own family 

Making memories last

Making memories last

In less than 2 weeks that big sister will be 26. And was it really almost 21 years ago that Sarah and Nathan were looking on and loving their brand-new baby sister Rebecca? I remember once when Sarah was little–I think she was 3 years 

Alma 23

Alma 23

June 30, 2020: I was asked recently if I would continue recording the Book of Mormon in French. Despite my imperfections in making these recordings, I do want to help people learn French and listen to the Book of Mormon. So I decided I will continue and just do my best. It takes a lot of time to record, re-record, and edit, and my language skills are so far from a native speaker’s. Please overlook my mistakes! The message of the Book is correct! I still have to figure out how to upload the audio files so that the longer, larger-file chapters can be uploaded, but I’m going to do my best. When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints publishes an audio version of the Book of Mormon in French, I will joyfully use and recommend those in place of mine!

How I Hear Him

How I Hear Him

This morning I woke myself up in the middle of a bad dream, calling out in my sleep. After being wakened, I started to think about events from last night, and yesterday. I thought about one of our children specifically. As I thought about this