28 November 2011

Thanksgiving weekend

I was horrible at taking pictures this year! I guess I was just too caught up in all the wonderful family time, I didn't even think about it! I love thanksgiving!! It honestly is my favorite!

This year to start off the day two of my sister in laws, Camer and Frit, my mother in law Debbie and I all ran a 5k... Which actually turned in to 5 miles... Pretty funny story! Then Matt and I were off to see a movie with my family! Going to our thanksgiving day movie is my all time favorite tradition! After the movie we headed to my moms to start eating! It was wonderful! I love spending time with my family, and of course eating! :)

Morgan and Matt.. She thought they should act "cool" :)

Once night time hit, Frat, Debbie, Connors and I all headed out for our black Friday shopping! We were quite successful and enjoyed our time running through the stores! After our night of shopping we headed to breakfast and then we were off to cut down our Christmas tree! This is becoming another one of my favorite traditions!

We had such a great week with family and we both feel so blessed to be apart of the families we have! 2011 is coming to a close in just a few weeks and I must say it has been one of my most favorites!!! 
But I am positive 2012 will be even better! How could it not be?? Everyday with Matt gets better and better!! I'm so glad I get to have him forever!

17 November 2011


Ever since we attended the temple last Friday, I have been overwhelmed with the spirit. I can honestly say that in the last year that I have been going to the temple, I hadn't yet gone with a purpose; until Friday. Being there with a question or problem in mind, has been one of the greatest expeirences I have ever had. I can't even describe in words the feeling I had when I recieved the answer to my prayers.
I am so grateful to have the temple and to be able to attend often.
We as memebers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are blessed.

"I think there is no place in the world where I feel closer to the Lord than in one of His holy temples."

-President Thomas S. Monson

"The Lord will bless us as we attend to the sacred ordinance work of the temples. Blessings there will not be limited to our temple service. We will be blessed in all of our affairs."...

"When members of the Church are troubled or when crucial decisions weigh heavily upon their minds, it is a common thing for them to go to the temple. It is a good place to take our cares. In the temple we can receive spiritual perspective. There, during the time of the temple service, we are 'out of the world'."

-President Boyd K Packer

12 November 2011

The Bountiful Temple

Last night we were able to go to the temple with some of our good friends, the Pickards. We had originally planned to make it a big group thing with the Clemmers and the Jensens, but unfortunately they couldn't make it.

I always love going to the Temple and being reminded of all my many blessings, and to receive answers to my prayers. I feel very blessed and grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We are so lucky to be able to attend the temple often and do the lords work for him. I can't wait to go back and feel the spirit and peace that comes from attending!

It was the perfect way to start our weekend!

10 November 2011

I have an addiction

I keep buying baby things... and we are not having a baby.

and for some reason... it's always boy things... what will I do if I have all girls??

07 November 2011

Family Pictures

About a month ago we took Olsen family pictures, and we finally got them back this weekend! They are all so cute, and I can't wait until we get them printed! I know I have said it a hundred times, but I seriously have the greatest in laws. I couldn't have picked a better family to marry into! Every time I am with them I truly feel so blessed to be an Olsen.

Now we just need to get some Francis family pictures done! :)

02 November 2011

Our little pit.

Friends and family, our sweet little pit bull is not going to make it. :( She is being put down today. Her intestines keep leaking and her body it too weak to recover from everything she has been through. Thank you so much to everyone who has been so generous and donated. We will be using those donations to cover the cost of everything she had done up to this point. If by chance we have anything left over, we will donate that to a local dog rescue. Thank you for all your love and concern. We are grateful that this sweet little puppy could be apart of our lives for such a short time.

[The day my anut Lynette found her on the side of the road]

[Her second day at the vet, after her first surgery to remove the unborn puppies, and clean up her tummy]

[Her third day at the vet, recovering from surgery and just wanting to be loved]

This sweet little puppy just wanted to be loved, and thankfully we were all able to love her for the last week of her life. I am so so sad that we had to put her down this morning, but I know that she is happier now and no longer sick! She was such a sweet little girl, and I am so glad I got to be apart of the process in "saving" her.