Mormon Missionaries: Who They Are and Why You Should Let Them In

You've seen them walking and biking in your town. They knock on doors, talk to strangers in the street, approach people on the bus or subway. They're talkative, dressed up, fearless, and maybe a little weird? They can even be girls! And I was one of them. Who are they? These young men in white [...]

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2017 Year in Review

This has easily been one of the most amazing, unexpected, stressful, and wonderful years of my life!! Here's a little month by month review to ring in the New Year!   January In a word: Unknown In a song: "(It's Gonna Be) Okay" by The Piano Guys In pictures: This is a group of Spanish [...]

Theme Thursday: Christmas Time in Texas

I served an LDS mission in Dallas, Texas. For those of you who do not know what an LDS mission is, you can learn more about it here. As a young woman, your service is for a period of 18 months. The way my time lined up, I only spent one Christmas in the mission [...]

Heartbeat and Home

It has been another whirlwind week. I guess one of the good things about being busy is that the weeks go by fast. I can't believe that I am already 15 weeks pregnant and nearing the halfway mark!! So much has happened since my last life update. 14 Week Pregnancy Appointment Okay, so today I [...]

Getting to Know Mrs. Smith

I've been experiencing a lot of "new" lately. New blog. New readers. New friends. New town. New apartment. New husband. New life! With all that "new" I think it would be appropriate to introduce myself to you and tell you a little bit about who I am. Let's start with my name. My name is [...]