Monday, February 22, 2010


Yesterday I was released as the Relief Society president of my ward. I always knew I would feel sad but I was taken back by how sad I was all last week. I spent much of the week on the verge of tears and at night I couldn't sleep and would cry as I thought about everything. There are things to feel relieved about because it is a time consuming calling, but in truth it has been my favorite calling ever. I love the Relief Society program and the sisters in it.

I'm so grateful I was able to bear my testimony yesterday in Sacrament meeting. After that I felt better--until the Stake Relief Society president came up to me and told me she'd heard about the change. I could tell she knew exactly what I was feeling and that helped me more than anything.

Today I'm feeling much better. I'm sure it will still take some getting used to and I still feel I need to be doing something. I'm excited to serve with the Activity Day girls (8 to 11 year old girls), and I feel like I can serve the sisters in my ward in a way I couldn't before.

I'm just so grateful to Heavenly Father to have been given the opportunity to serve the women in my ward. I've learned and grown so much!

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Harlem Globetrotters

Bryan and Lucas had a fun boys night out Monday night. They went to see the Harlem Globetrotters in Salt Lake.
They had so much fun being together and watching the antics of the Globetrotters. Lucas can't stop talking about it. He wants to see them again next year but we told him he'll have to wait a few years so that Ty can go with them next time!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Sleeping Ty

Ty isn't really a baby anymore, more of a toddler.
But don't you just love sleeping babies? I do.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Brick Oven, Basketball, and Missionary Grandma and Grandpa Jeppsen

We went down to Provo last weekend for some family fun. First Bryan dropped off Ty and me at the Brick Oven so we could get our name on the waiting list. Then he went and picked up Grandma and Grandpa Jeppsen from the MTC.
We all love the Brick Oven--Lucas likes the garlic bread best! Grandma and Grandpa Jeppsen used to eat there as students when it was known as 'Heaps of Pizza'. We have lots of great memories there. Bryan and Rob both went and ate pizza there before going into the MTC. My family has similar memories of the Brick Oven as well. I wonder what Lucas and Ty will remember about eating pizza at the Brick Oven?
Ty loves to use silverware. I'm not sure what he was doing here but he was happy and sat most of the time! I think it helped he was sitting in between Bryan and I.
After dinner we took Madre and Padre back to the MTC. We don't know if we'll get to see them again before their Visas come and they leave for Brazil. It was so much fun being with them and getting to visit with them again before they go.
We have no pictures of us at the basketball game (I forgot my camera in the car). BYU beat Utah and it was so much fun. Jimmer Fredette had 36 points! Ty did amazingly well at the game. He was nervous at first but clapped and smiled when everyone cheered, and he didn't cry at all. A much improved experience from last year. He stayed awake the whole way home even though it was after 10 P.M. He was so tired but instead of being grumpy became a loopy, happy boy when we got home.
Lucas did not make it home without falling asleep. He had so much fun at the game and cheered and yelled with everyone else. He was fascinated with all the Utah fans in the section next to us, and watched them through the night. He loved being there and if we lived in Provo I'm sure we would go to more games than we do. It is nights like this that make great family memories.