About

My name is Jennifer.  I am married to the most amazing man in the world.  We’ve been married 17 years.  He is my Mr. Wonderful.  We have eight children, ranging in age from age four to sixteen.

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We live in Utah, a unique state with many strengths.  It’s not where we intended to raise  a family, but you might as well put down roots where God plants you.   Five years ago we built a white house on a little street nestled in an older part of town where we are surrounded by wonderful, down to earth people.

I love my husband, love my kids, love my house, love being a Mom.  My experience so far has been that motherhood is both harder and more wonderful than I anticipated.  It’s also been an effective way for God to show me MANY personal weaknesses as well as an opportunity to develop skills and talents that could have come in no other way.  I feel like I’ve been stretched a lot by my large young bunch.

I love making things.  Creating something that stays done helps me tackle the cyclical work of motherhood with a happy heart.  I love fabric, quilting, decorating, embroidery.  I also love to read (when it doesn’t make me fall asleep!)

I’ve never been a Mom before, never created a home before.  This life is my first go at it.  I am far from perfect, but I am hopeful.  Hopeful that I can create an atmosphere that my children will remember fondly, an environment where we can all grow and learn and reach our potential.  Hopeful that we will always love one another and enjoy the journey of life with each other.  Thus, I call myself a hopeful homemaker.

 

Welcome!

3 comments

  • rosa higgins

    What a wonderful family. May God truly bless your family in all ways and for His glory. Thank you for sharing pictures and stories.

  • So SO funny!!! Up at quiltbliss I was saying how I really wanted to make a giant swoon quilt. I just googled it and found the tutorial on your blog :). Happy coincidence :)

  • Tammy

    I stumbled onto your blog while looking for ideas for my daughter who teaches First Grade at Temple View Ele. in Idaho Falls! We also have 8 children, 8 kids in 10 years, no twins … except – mine are all pretty much grown up now, sniff sniff – I miss the days when we were all home and under one roof. TRUST ME… this time goes by WAY too fast! Enjoy Every Crazy Moment. Currently we have 3 kids out serving missions. One in Vegas (comes home in May!!) one in Florida (comes home in June) and one still in the MTC! The overlap will only be for a few months!! We now live in Canada, but we lived in Utah for 8 years and we miss it terribly. But we were called “home” to Canada to help with extended family. Take care and don’t neglect these important things: family prayers, family scripture study; fhe and especially Sunday meetings! Teach the 4th AofF and the Plan of Salvation Over and Over!! And spend a lot of time talking to each other. Play, play, play!! Bless your happy little family!! Take care!

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