Blowout at the Tabernacle

Okay, I want to be clear from the outset that this post is going to obtain grossness. If you are a mom, you will completely understand and sympathize, but if you’re a teenager and possibly a dad, you might, well, not want to finish reading this. No worries, this is a G-rated blog but when […]

Lisbon’s Birth

Well, by now most everyone already knows I had my daughter. Lisbon Makayla Nunes was born on Tuesday August 30 at 2:41 PM. She weighed 6 lbs and 13 oz and was 18 1/2 inches long. Her parents, five of her six siblings, her maternal grandmother, and her Aunt Mary were all there to welcome […]

Picture for Posterity

After multiple requests, I finally succumbed and had my husband take this picture of me for posterity’s sake. I don’t know if Lisbon will care to see what I looked like carrying her (my other six children don’t seem to care all that much), but this picture will be available if she wants to see […]

The Toughest Job in the World

For all the women who do so much for their families without a lot of recognition. So many times you’ve given up what you want to do in order to help your children. So many times you’ve cried because of their choices. So many times you’ve nursed hurt feelings because of their careless comments or […]

Finally, Some Sense!

On Valentine’s Day, my son was hauled into the office at school and lectured on having created an inappropriate Valentine’s Day envelope. I went to the school yesterday to talk to the lady administrator involved and to get the envelope. This morning I wrote an e-mail to the principal telling him we were appalled at […]

Ta-Dum! The Terribly Offensive Valentine Envelope

Okay, here it is, the horribly offensive artwork my son created for his Valentine’s Day envelope. In the end, it wasn’t a drawing at all but glued on figures provided by the art teacher. He says it’s a it’s a comedian on a horse. For the full story of what happened to him because of […]

What Kind of Fanaticism is This?

Yesterday, my tender-hearted eleven-year-old son and several other boys were called out of class at American Heritage School in American Fork because of what they chose to draw on their Valentine envelopes. Though their art teacher had given them free rein to draw whatever they wanted (a great way to inspire boys), a woman in […]

Top 10 Reasons to Give Up Acrylic Nails

This past year I experimented with acrylic nails and I love them, especially the way they always looked great all month without me doing a thing. However, I recently made the decision to go without, and here’s why. 1. Cost. My nails would cost between $20 and $35 a month. (Some women I know go […]

Christmas Deal on Books Extended!

Still in time to order! Five of my earlier novels are on sale for Christmas! These are brand new novels, not store seconds, and I’m selling them below my cost to clean out my inventory. Yes, that’s 5 books for $24, a $75 value! Plus shipping. No limit. Whiles supplies last. Even with shipping, it’s […]

Writing Leads to Shooting Good Fun!

Last night my husband and I took our seventeen-year-old daughter to a local indoor shooting range. Since we’re relatively new to the whole handgun thing, this was her first chance to shoot one. In fact, the real reason I’ve gotten into guns recently is because a few of my characters use them, but I didn’t […]