Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014


ahhh! i seriously love everything about thanksgiving!

from getting together with family, to the delicious food we all love to indulge in..
It's is definitely my favorite holiday… besides Christmas :)

but what i love so much about thanksgiving is the meaning behind it.
one day a year, set aside, to reflect on everything we have & are grateful for!

I hope to have a grateful heart every day,
but today, i can't help but think about all that i have been given!

the Gospel.
I can't imagine life without it… I am so grateful for it.

This sweet man^^
He keeps me smiling even when life gets me down!

my family!
i love each & every single one of them so much!

my in-laws!
i seriously couldn't ask for a better in-laws.

My wonderful friends..
Wherever they may be!
Cedar city, Draper, Texas, Scotland, wherever it is!

(im also thankful they are all starting to come home from their missions!)

my health.
i consider my health one of the greatest gifts I have been given.

i hope you all have a perfect thanksgiving full of family, love & of course, delicious food!!

may we all have a grateful heart, ALWAYS!

courtney jo

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dear Husband

Dear Husband,
I am more than grateful that I chose you o help me through the struggles that life brings! There is absolutely nobody in the world that I would weather go through hard times with. You are strong & sensitive all wrapped up in one! You are my shoulder to cry on & the one that can make me happy in ANY situation.

Dear Husband,
Thank you for always making me feel like a million bucks even when I am in workout clothes & my hair is on top of my head. Or even worse… when i go to bed with my hair wet & in the morning mohair is stuck to my head… thanks for just laughing & still managing to make me feel pretty!

Dear Husband,
I don't know when it will be, but lately I can't get our future little ones off my mind! I can't wait to have little ammon's running around. You'll make the best dad, I just know it.

Dear Husband,
you make the future a lot less scary. with just a little bit of school left, i have no doubt that you will provide for our family! I know you will be successful at whatever you choose to do, so honey, choose something that you LOVE!

Dear Husband,
Thanks for making every day an absolute blast. We are blessed to have so much time together these days. I love every moment I get to spend with you. No matter what kind of day I am having, even if its a good day, you always seem to make it end better in some way! 

Dear Husband, 
Growing old… I am so happy I get to grow old with you! I know for a fact that you will keep me young forever! even when we can barely walk & our eyes are surrounded in smile wrinkles!

Dear Husband,
I love you.

Your Wife

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

rylynn dawn

on November 6, 2014

our family experienced a truly heartbreaking tragedy.

ammon's brother Tovik & his sweet wife, Ciara, gave their little angel back to Heavenly Father.

this precious girl brought so much light & happiness into each & every life she came in contact with.

people were literally drawn to her!

& i truly believe it was because of her special & pure spirit.

it is no coincidence that Rylynn was given to Tovik & Ciara.

I have been absolutely amazed at the strength Tov & C have.

just being around them gives our family peace.
during such a difficult time, i have never been so comforted by the Spirit. 

like mother like daughter!

 little ryles

is she not the most precious thing you have ever seen?

rylynn dawn.

our little ball of light, laughs, smiles, & love.

she is our inspiration to

every moment
every day
beyond words 

I am so thankful for the The Gospel of Jesus Christ.

our knowledge of the plan of salvation is what is keeping us all going during this trying time.

please keep sweet Tovik & Ciara in your prayers!

& remember...