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Elaine’s Heavenly Homecoming

Elaine’s Heavenly Homecoming

On Tuesday June 21, 2016 my sweet mother-in-law Elaine passed away. She was 83 years young. It is hard to say goodbye. Her loss is fresh. Our family is grieving individually. But, collectively we are also celebrating her wonderful life, and enjoying all of the treasured memories that she gave us. Continue reading

Our Spot Of Earth

Our Spot Of Earth

“Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.” – Today, I’m writing about the goodness of life. Because, despite the evil, sadness and horrors, there is still so much good and gratitude. Continue reading

Adeline’s Sweet Homecoming

Adeline’s Sweet Homecoming

This morning our Sweet Adeline “Grandma Addie” – a great big soul in tiny packaging – passed peacefully away from us and into the arms of those waiting on the other side of the veil. Just seven weeks ago we celebrated her 95th Birthday. It’s not too often that someone can enjoy having their Grandma in their … Continue reading

Saying Goodbye To Joey

Saying Goodbye To Joey

This is the painful post I never wanted to write. Today we had to say goodbye to one of the most beloved members of our family. Joey would have turned Sweet 16 in May. I still can’t believe he’s gone. The emptiness in our home and the hurt in my heart is going to take time to process. Joey was adopted on … Continue reading

June Smiled Through The Tears

June Smiled Through The Tears

I’ve been thinking about the ups and downs, twists and trials of life, and that made me think of my beloved maternal Grandmother –  “Grandma June” – who left this world on Aug. 10, 2012. It’s still hard to believe that she’s ‘gone’, and even more amazing that it’s been over 2 years already. Talma June Dickson Christensen was a woman … Continue reading

Protecting Our Nest: Arming Children Against Pornography

Protecting Our Nest: Arming Children Against Pornography

Is your home and family protected? Are the children in your life empowered against evil? That is the question President Boyd K. Packer helps us consider in a talk from the April 2013 General Conference illustrating the importance of looking out for those we love. Using a personal story as a parable, President Packer shared a tragic scene he witnessed in his own … Continue reading

The Cutest Little Valentine Video!

The Cutest Little Valentine Video!

As my friend Haylee watched her children make their valentines this year, she decided to take a more “hands off” Mom approach and capture the creative process as it naturally unfolded. The resulting video made me grin from ear-to-ear, so of course I had to share! Enjoy! – MoSop Musical Trivia: The delightful song in this video is called “A Bushel & A Peck“ sung by … Continue reading

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