To my husband on Father’s Day

Everyone who draws breath “takes the lead” many times a day. We lead with actions that range from a smile to a frown; with words that range from blessing to curse; with decisions that range from faithful to fearful… When I resist thinking of myself as a leader, it is neither because of modesty nor a clear-eyed look at the reality of my life…I am responsible for my impact on the world whether I acknowledge it or not. So, what does it take to qualify as a leader? Being human and being here. As long as I am here, doing whatever I am doing, I am leading, for better of for worse. And, if I may say so, so are you.- Parker Palmer

Gregory, thank you for your love and for leading our family the way you do- everyday- in big decisions and small ones too. We all flourish in your presence and we thank the Lord for you!


Sunrise soap company

Today the boys and I visited Park city mall and stumbled upon ‘The Sunrise soap company’ in the fountain shoppes area (outside the mall.) We were literally drawn in by the wonderful scents 🙂 The space is just gorgeous and inspiring! Check it out if only to revel in the beauty of this shop….I mean….bath tubs filled with colorful bath bombs, gigantic rubber ducks, and gift ideas galore….ooh ya!

We were warmly greeted and given a quick run down of the shop. It was EXTREMELY exciting to hear that they host DIY workshops…yay! You can make your own body care products and soaps (without the messy clean up)..they even accommodate groups.

My head is spinning with reasons to return-I’m thinking:  DIY bath bomb date night, girls night out, soap making with the kiddos etc.

Enjoy some pics and go here for more info: