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Give Thanks! Song For A Special Day

Give Thanks! Song For A Special Day

It’s November 10th, which means it’s a special day at our house which deserves a special song! Today you’re being treated to an original video I put together of LDS folk singer-songwriter Cori Connors “Give Thanks”. I love this song, and it is perfect  for our Thanksgiving countdown playlist! It’s also a perfect way to wish a Happy Birthday … Continue reading

Father I Love You

Father I Love You

Today I am thinking of all the good fathers in my life, and how each one has made an incredible difference teaching, guiding and improving me. My war hero Grandpa Red, my long-suffering Daddy, my loving husband the kind father of our children, my uncles, my bishops and other church leaders, all of the Dad’s of my best friends, and of … Continue reading

Waiting And Watching For Miracles

Waiting And Watching For Miracles

When you are in the middle of a medical crises,  two weeks can disappear before you know it, and at the very same time feel endless. So, here I am, 2 weeks/”one year later” putting in an update. Happy New Year, everyone. I’m hoping that 2014 brings good things for all of us! Since “Dreaming … Continue reading

Christmas Message From Sandy Hook

Christmas Message From Sandy Hook

We have been suffering for so many weeks through my daughter’s serious illness and hospitalization; trying to make sense of it all, trying to endure it all, trying to hold onto hope and faith. “Why is this happening?” we ask, “When will this end?”, “What can we do to make everything all better?” and sometimes, I admit my soul … Continue reading

Shout Ki-Yi and Sing Hallelujah

Shout Ki-Yi and Sing Hallelujah

Today Mr. MoSop and I are spending some quality “sweetheart” time together. We each picked a date activity. First up, “His” choice –  we dressed in our UofU RED and headed to Rice-Eccles Stadium to watch the final season game for the University of Utah football team. We were treated with some beautiful sunshine as … Continue reading

Lights and Legs!

Lights and Legs!

On the day after Thanksgiving, Salt Lake City welcomes the Christmas season in with light! Attending the lighting of Temple Square is a family tradition for thousands. We have gone many times in the past to the first night, but now we prefer to wait a few days (and we always especially love to go … Continue reading

Living Isaiah 40:31- Our Miracle

Living Isaiah 40:31- Our Miracle

Today marks day 10 of hospitalization in Neuro Rehab for Daughter A. Fifteen days ago she was suddenly unable to walk or move her legs. After ruling out all the major scary stuff that could be causing it, the doctors determined that the pathway between her brain signals and her legs was “blocked”, and would … Continue reading

There’s No Manual For Mothers

There’s No Manual For Mothers

Today is Mother’s Day; when we officially honor all of our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, friends, or any of the remarkable women who who have “mothered” us along the path of our lives. I read today that “Life doesn’t come with a manual; it comes with a Mother”. That’s such a lovely thought. Makes us feel all … Continue reading

The Lasts Shall Be First

The Lasts Shall Be First

MONDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2013 – Journal Entry: We only have about 42 hours before daughter A enters the Missionary Training Center in preparation for her full-time missionary service and we won’t see her again for 18 months….but, who’s counting, right? Continue reading

Got Chaos?

Got Chaos?

I stumbled across a very nice little sentiment today about why people were created that made me pause and ponder life – in a good way. These days, I appreciate anything that makes me stop and breathe for a moment and reconnect with my humanity… Continue reading

The Importance Of Music

The Importance Of Music

This new video expresses perfectly the way that I feel about music. I am so impressed with Marissa Rohlfing, a beautiful young Mormon Soprano woman from Hawaii who is truly magnifying her talents by not only sharing the song of her heart, but helping others to do the same. From one “MoSop” to another, I salute Marissa! May we all follow … Continue reading

Brighton LDS Girls Camp 90th Year: Already Memorable

Brighton LDS Girls Camp 90th Year: Already Memorable

This summer marks the 90th Anniversary of the Brighton LDS Girls Camp, located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, east of Salt Lake City, Utah. Brighton Camp began in the summer of 1921,  and has the distinction of being the first and oldest continually running Latter-day Saint Girls camp in church history. It has welcomed girls ages 12-14 uninterrupted each and … Continue reading

How To Do Genealogy in Just 5 Minutes

Ever feel intimidated by researching your geneology, or don’t know how you could find the time? The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah just released the first video in a fun step-by-step series to help anyone, anywhere, find info about their ancestors online … all in just “5 minutes or less”! Who knew Family Research could be so quick and easy? Check it out! Continue reading

Please Remember Who You Are

One of my mother’s “famous sayings” when I was growing up, [used with increasing frequency and urgency the older my siblings and I became], was  “Please Remember Who You Are!” Without fail, as we were running out the door to play with friends, or to have a “sleep over”, attend a party or go to … Continue reading

Fight Like A Girl For Mother’s Day

Today I joined with my family, friends and over 15,000 new “bosom buddies” in the annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure in Salt Lake City, Utah. This event is always held the first Saturday of May and you can read about our experience last year, here. Although the weather was predicted to hit … Continue reading

The Handmade Gift

I might not be able to crochet a pot-holder, stitch a quilt, sew a Prom Dress for my daughter or paint a Hawaiian mural on our family room wall…but, I can still use my hands for creating something of worth for others! . . . A post in honor of The Greatest Handmade Gift. Continue reading