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I seem to fall apart when it comes to my journal in October, at least I did this year. I think it was the different assignments, I didn't make journaling a priority. Rather than get frustrated with myself I'm just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at a simple inspiration
What happens when every conversation you have is small talk? What do you do when the only substance is the latest sporting match or movie viewed? How do you have meaningful conversations in a world that speaks in text messages... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at a simple inspiration
I was recently asked to come up with a catchy title and description for a family history class I was asked to teach. "Something that will draw people in and want to come." was suggested as the conversation continued. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at a simple inspiration
I love Instagram. I love being able to tell our stories in bite-size pieces and being able to scroll through the memories a few minutes here and there. But today as I was looking for something here, I remembered how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at a simple inspiration
Dear Allison, So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at a simple inspiration
I'm embarrassed this update has taken me so long to do. I'm even more embarrassed that I have not updated my children's folders in a very long time, but today is the day. Just in time for General Conference this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at a simple inspiration
The past six months have been filled with so many emotions and experiences, too many to try and add to a simple post like this. However, I am honored to share with you a wonderful workshop that is available for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at a simple inspiration
I took a shower instead of getting my post written this morning and as I'm rushing out the door to physical therapy I wanted to make sure I posted before the day got too crazy. I loved reading your responses... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at a simple inspiration
When I took this photo I shared on Instagram, "As I stare at the screen today trying to listen to know where to go next, what to say and do, I think of my grandmothers and how much they would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at a simple inspiration
One of the things I agreed to at RootsTech was to go share a couple of stories on the Mormon Channel and although I love to tell our stories this was particularly difficult, but today as the story was featured... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at a simple inspiration
We've known for a little while that we would be grandparents. It's been a little bit of a journey with a painful miscarriage first full of grieving and healing. Whitney and Andrew were a little hesitant about announcing this new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at a simple inspiration
The combination of corn tortillas and avocado will always make me think of Guelito. I remember when I was 4 or 5 and he was visiting us in Mexico City. We walked to the mercado to pick up some fresh... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at a simple inspiration
photo from Whitney and Andrew's wedding. Andrew's grandparents. I love all that this simple yet profound image expresses. Dear Allison, wherefore, worship the Lord thy God, and honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at a simple inspiration
I was recently complaining about how exhausted I am with these long summer days and staying up late until the children come home from their activities. I'm exhausted and the bags under my eyes are more pronounced. I don't get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at a simple inspiration
You've heard me talk about family history for a few years now. I've talked about the wonders and promises of knowing our ancestors and sharing those stories and experiences with our families and that is not going to change. That... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at a simple inspiration
"If we are on the Lord’s errand, we are entitled to the Lord’s help." Thomas S. Monson, "Help to Heal", Friend, February 2009 Download Akimball_Isaiah41_13 To read more go here Isaiah 41:13. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at a simple inspiration
"God will take you as you are at this very moment and begin to work with you. All you need is a willing heart, a desire to believe, and trust in the Lord." (Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "It Works Wonderfully!", Ensign,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at a simple inspiration
Congratulations to your son. Unfortunately I don’t have a font that would work for Korean at this point, if that ever changes I would be more than willing. I do offer a blank version that can be filled in that might work. Sorry.
If you follow my studio Instagram account (yes I have two accounts, one for family day to day antics and another for art journal and things that happen in the studio), you might have seen this image from my art... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at a simple inspiration
You might remember the family history bingo cards and matching game downloads from a few years ago. They are the reason I started designing with the Rhonna Designs App (see this post), but things have been a little quiet here... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at a simple inspiration
Thanks Stacie. You can find them on this post:
As I started this post it quickly became evident that I would need to split it into two parts as there were so many photos and emotions that I have wanted to document over the last several years but have... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at a simple inspiration
Painting by Minerva Teirchart Dear Allison, If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at a simple inspiration
My beautiful grandmother, Hermila Alba, or Guelita as she was affectionately known passed away last week at the tender age of 95. I had the opportunity to help take care of her the last few years and more so the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at a simple inspiration
I was sitting in church recently when it was announced that a young man from our ward had returned home early from his mission due to some health issues. My heart hurt for his young missionary, not only for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at a simple inspiration