Monday, April 15, 2013


We are a week post-op and Evey is slowly but surely getting better.  We finally received our first nights sleep last night and I think we are on the up swing for our little lady, phew!  She has also developed a new case of stranger danger in the hospital.  It's probably her age and her surgery combined, but she is definitely a little more cautious of strangers getting in her face now.  I love that she's currently doing some age appropriate things.

This last weekend, we were so excited to listen to the prophet and apostles speak to us at LDS General Conference.  I love it and I wish we could have general conference every weekend.  I especially loved Elder Holland and Elder Uchtodorfs' talks. 

I loved how Elder Uchtdorf talked about living in the light. It's so easy to be a victim these days and everyone surely has numerous struggles and things that burden them. Being up at primary children's reminds us there's always someone out there that has a more difficult situation than us.   We definitely acknowledge that darkness exists, but Nate and I are constantly striving to always stay positive and to bask in the light.  

"There may be some among you who feel darkness encroaching upon you. You may feel burdened by worry, fear, or doubt. To you and to all of us, I repeat a wonderful and certain truth: God’s light is real. It is available to all! It gives life to all things.1 It has the power to soften the sting of the deepest wound. It can be a healing balm for the loneliness and sickness of our souls. In the furrows of despair, it can plant the seeds of a brighter hope. It can enlighten the deepest valleys of sorrow. It can illuminate the path before us and lead us through the darkest night into the promise of a new dawn."  -Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

 And how could you not bask in the light when you have the Owen & Eli show continuously reminding you that God's light is indeed real and ever so healing.  We are blessed.



  1. Melt my heart! That was adorable. You have some amazing kiddos :) (Ironically, you guys kept coming to mind during Elder Holland's talk..... Probably because you're all amazing :)

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