Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Modern Modesty

   It is very hard to teach my daughter about modesty in this increasingly immodest world. Even most of the cartoons these days are less modest than they used to be. I know my daughter is only two. But it is still hard to find modest clothing for her. Shorts are often very short and most dresses have no sleeves. 
    I think one of the hardest thing to fight is the media. Movies, television, adds, magazines, and supposedly artsy pictures. All of these make girls think that it is ok to show off your body. Even when searching some sites for a "modest gown" it would not be able to be worn after one has gone through the temple. But yet, it is considered modest? 
   When I was young, my mother taught me very well about modesty. When it came time fore me to go through the temple and in turn go through my clothes, I did not need to get rid of very much. (A few shirts where the sleeves were a little short). But looking at the wardrobe of a lot of today's young women, I know they will have to get rid of most of their wardrobe. Why is this logical? 
   The answer is simple, it's not. There is a song that I sang in young woman's that should always be our guide. If the Savior Stood Beside Me. Some of the lyrics; "If the Savior stood beside me, would I do the things I do?" This includes what you wear. Think about it, would you really feel comfortable sitting at the saviors feet in really short shorts and a tank top? Or in a short dress? No? Then you shouldn't be wearing it at all. More of the lyrics of the song; "He is always near me, though I do not see Him there."  So by this logic, you should never feel comfortable wearing inmodest clothing. 
   I know that I cannot change the media or what is being sold in stores, but I can help my daughter understand how the be modern and modest. I can help her have the values, and the wardrobe that she will need to enter the temple. It is my hope that other mothers will do the same with their young girls. Also that all young women will stive to follow the modesty standards set forth by the church. "Immodest clothing is any clothing that is tight, sheer, or revealing in any other manner. Young women should avoid short shorts and short skirts, shirts that do not cover the stomach, and clothing that does not cover the shoulders or is low-cut in the front or the back." (For The Strength of Youth.)  If you follow these standards you will be blessed. Never lower your standards. "Never lower your standards of dress. Do not use a special occasion as an excuse to be immodest. When you dress immodestly, you send a message that is contrary to your identity as a son or daughter of God. You also send the message that you are using your body to get attention and approval." (For the strength of youth) 
   I am not an eloquent writer by any standard. And I write this knowing that not many will see it. But it is my hope that it will at least touch one life. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Babying my Baby

  Some may say I baby my little girl. But she is only two and, I think, is still my baby. Is it wrong to rock her to sleep? Cuddle in my bed with her? Still give her a bink? Is it wrong to enjoy the little things, before they go away? 
  I say it's not. You know you are always told as a new mother "it goes by so quickly" or "enjoy if while it lasts" But how many if us really stop and look and your little ones and enjoy it? How many of us try too look past the late nights, tantrums, potty training, picky eating, or whatever else they decide to throw at us? Can we? 
   I have been trying so hard to look past the "hard part" and enjoy my time with my daughter. Soon it will all be over. Soon she will be too big to sit on my lap or too old to hold my hand. Soon she will be embarrassed by me in front of her friends. And all too soon, she won't be a baby anymore. Of course she will always be my baby. But too soon, the the blbk of an eye, she will have babies of her own. 
   I chalenge anyone who reads this, if anyone will, to enjoy the little time you have. Make every moment count with them. Try not to yell at the little mistakes they made, but help them learn. Try to not tell them to grow up, cause one day you will wish they were young once more. Love them. And go ahead, baby your baby! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Back to blogging

I've decided I'm going to start blogging again. I think it's the closest thing I will get to keeping some kind of diary. 
Right now I'll just post a few random pictures. But I will be posting my life on here! 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Its Been WAY too long... time to catch up!

So in February Me and seth went on o sleigh ride for valentines day! It was way fun! But really cold. We made some friends and ate some really good food!

At the end of May me, my mom, and my dad went down to Cali for my grandpas 80th birthday. We had lots of fun and lots of food. (and lots of sees!) Its always great to see family!

I also spent some time being red for work. As always it was fun and hot! I did Kids Fair, Dairy Days, many in store activities!

And as I always do on all my adventures... I made friends!

I hope I can keep everyone more updated with what is going on in my life. Its not much but sometimes something exciting happens!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Turkey, Time with family, and Trucks?

So Thanksgiving was fun. the usual Westover stuff. Games, food, people crying, people laughing, firetrucks? Hmmm... thats right I said firetrucks! Our thanksgiving dinner satrted out with firetrucks. We had dinner at the church. and for those of you who dont know you are only supposed to warm not cook food at the chuch. So the oven was turned on to keep the turkey warm. Well, I guess there was a bunch of crumbs in the oven and it started smoking. Which incedentaly set the fire alam off. So we had not one, but two, fire trucks come to our dinner. We had to stand out in the cold until they cleared the building. Well, after all that... we had a pretty normal night. We played the dice game, money game, and human bowling. We had a blast and too much to eat. I hope your thanksgiving was just as fun as mine! (it you were at the same one as me then... it was!) I hope you enjoy my pictures, 'cause I sure do!

*Please note the picture of the aunts hinding the corner when the trucks arrived!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


So this is a little late but, me and Seth went to Mcall for a week after he came home. We didn't do much cause it was an off season and not much was open and it was really too cold to do hiking. We did walk around town, visited all the shops, we went ice skating, we painted pottery, and we had breakfast at the Christmas House. It was a fun trip.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Surprise Surgery

So on Tuesday I woke up thinking of all the stuff I had to get done before Seth came home. But then I had this horrible pain in my abdomen. I could hardly walk. I called Emily and asked where the appendix was and I she said she would google it. Well she said I should go see Franklin and the fastest person who could take me was Evan. Little did we both know we would be spending the rest of the day at the hospital. I was told it was my appendix and that it had to come out. I was sent to surgery and then I had to wait until 7 to have my surgery. It was a hard day cause Seth was coming home that night and my mom was out of town. But everything went fine. Seth came home and he made it to the hospital at around midnight. But this is not how I wanted my vacation to go. Oh well. Thanks to everyone who was very helpful and loving during my hard time!