Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Living With An Eating Disorder

A story of mine was just released from the LDS church. I wanted to share :)

This video is my experience of battling anorexia throughout high school, and a part of how I really came to know God as a father, as a dad, who wasn't going to let me go.

As the comments have come flooding in, I've been amazed at the similarities of different eating disorder stories. The biggest commonality is that an eating disorder tricks you into thinking you're in control, when really you're walking yourself back to the dust. It's awful.

Friday, January 5, 2018


You guys? You guys.

One of these days I'm going to figure out a better hook to draw you into reading more of my blog, but I really haven't got the time because I need to FREAK out. 


Moving to the confederate side of things has done something to me. To my stomach. To my heart. To my brain.

I just finished making lunch for my kids when with a swipe of the mayo on the country made potato bread did I realize something was wrong.

It wasn't JUST mayo.

Monday, January 1, 2018

December footprints 2017

It's the after-Christmas-before-school-starts-again season. Also known as the season of laziness. Of all the seasons there are to celebrate, this is the best one. My only qualm is that the dishes I've ignored for the past three days still won't do themselves in.

Each month I do a little recap on all the honorable mentions that happened in the past four weeks. (I'd really like to make this a weekly deal... someday.) These are mostly a reason to delete the photos off my phone and to keep track of family doings.

Feel free to browse along. (:

Usually I think haircut updates are unnecessary to include on the internet. But then something drastic happened.

Sunday, December 31, 2017


Taylor and I celebrated our four year anniversary at the beginning of this month.

Exactly five years earlier, Taylor and I had been at a friend's house watching the Christmas Devotional broadcast our church puts on every year. He sat on the couch, and I sitting below him on a bean bag, using his knees as an arm rest. That was the start to a good friendship between us, but I never saw us going anywhere.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Taylor's Birthday + a 3 Year Old's Take on Washington D.C.

This post is sort of a mashup travel itinerary and photo journal, all wrapped up in 3 year old Arrow's impressions of the grand Washington D.C. city :)

We visited just for 24 hours in celebration of Taylor's birthday. Something I want to remember about this trip was the hecticness in between the highlights. I was working on papers and interviews in between activities, and the kids were worn out. Taylor's job was to shepherd two little people up and down busy, dark streets to give me peace to crunch out an essay. It's not easy entertaining littles in unfamiliar territory like that, so thank you Taylor! 

(Once I finished that essay, I reread through it, realized it made ZERO sense, laughed maniacally, and then emailed it in. The next time I saw my professor, I sincerely apologized for her wasted time reading that paper.)


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