Wednesday, November 09, 2011

My Profile

Brittany-I'm a Mormon.

Hi, I'm Brittany

I'm a daughter of 6, a mother of 4 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Washington State with 4 sisters and 1 brother. My home, some could say, was chaotic. But to me, it was heavenly. My favorite memories are with my siblings and today after all these years, they are still my best friends. Not everything went perfect, we had hair pulling fights and were grounded to our room with our worst enemy, but those are now what we look back and laugh at. Our paths have taken us all on different journeys and different states, but we stay connected because our family is eternal. It will not end at death. Now at age 30, I have been married to my husband for 10 years. Our sweet relationship has always had its ups and down, but when we turned to each other and our Father in Heaven, we've made it even stronger. We have been blessed with 4 amazing children who are 8, 6, 3 and 5 months. They teach me so much. Our favorite things to do are have dance parties, read and draw together, go boating on the lake and watch movies. I enjoy teaching them and watching them grow, seeing their personalities and testimonies of Jesus and His teachings bloom. When I look at them I know I've always meant to be their mother and the warm truth and understanding that we will be able to be together forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized at the age of 8 by my oldest sibling, my brother. I grew up in the church, with parents very involved in our local congregation. The gospel was all around me, yet I still had to know the truth for myself. Some would say I learn things the hard way, but once I learn them and I know its truth, it's a powerful testimony that resides deep in my core. I remember at different times in my life, I would gain testimonies of the principles and teachings of the Savior. It didn't all happen at once. Trials and experience helped me turn to my Heavenly Father for guidance and direction. Most of the time I look back and wonder how I got through what I have, and I know my Savior was right by my side, helping me through it. I am so grateful for the Atonement in my life. Without it I would have nothing. It encompasses all.
The world is getting more and more terrifying to me as a mother of young children. I believe firmly that they need strong testimonies to make it in this world. We focus on the future-looking forward to meeting our Savior once again and remember what is truly important in our lives. We keep our home safe, positive and loving teaching each other what it means to be loved and to give love, serving each other and learning our divine natures and individual worth as we are all sons and daughters of God with a unique and important purpose in each of our lives.

Personal Stories

How can we develop greater harmony in our homes?

I believe you can control what is brought into your home. To keep our home happy and full of love, we monitor our children's TV shows, movies and computer games online. I also believe that the more you do together, the more love you have for one another. We make sure we all eat dinner together, say family prayers, read together, dance and sing together, go on family vacations and include the kids on making family decisions. If they feel a part of the family, they will contribute more. We encourage playing with siblings as much as possible and inviting friends to play at our home. We want to make our home fun for the kids so they'll want to be here.

How I live my faith

I teach the 16-18 yr old girls each Sunday. They are amazing young women. Most of the time, I prepare the lessons not only for them, but for me as well. It seems to be exactly what we all need to hear. The gospel is never ending, you can always learn something new to apply it to your life. I love these girls, they are examples to me.
My family and I enjoying serving our friends in and out of our faith. We try especially hard to provide meals and toys to those in need.
But our main goal is to love everyone, seeing good in everyone and being a good and righteous example to those around us.
We love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and are proud to be Christians

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Day to Day

These 3 kiddos love taking baths together. I think they looks so much alike here, especially the girls.

 Happy Ashlynn just waking up from her nap. She's such a sweetie pie.
 She loves being held (like all my babies) and I know I will miss it someday even though it's killing my back now! ;)
 Ashlynn loves to be a part of everything. Kaylin is so patient with her. Here they are "eating" snack
 She is a rolling machine! She loves tummy time and being on the floor, but only if someone is there with her.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Happy Halloween!

The weather was perfect for a fun, spooky Halloween! Beware! Out come the Peacock (Mika) a Gypsy (Kaylin) a baby black kitty (Ashlynn) and The Incredible Hulk (Ethan) 

The Black Kitty was so happy and alert all night. She enjoyed driving around on the golf cart snuggling in warm blankets.

The gypsy was beautiful and full of life. She loved running to each house and get her bucket full of candy!

The Incredible Hulk was well...Incredible. He was the fastest trick-or-treater I've seen yet!

The peacock was beautiful, a little scared, and got pretty tired. But she had fun and got tons of candy!