Sister Savannah Williams is Called to Serve a Mission

My forever baby sister, Savannah, leaves today to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She’s headed to the Bentonville Arkansas Mission, where she has been assigned.

I just wanted to take a minute to express my gratitude to her and to all the inspiring missionaries across the world who selflessly dedicate 18 months or 2 years of their lives to serving others and our Heavenly Father. Thank you.

If you would like to know more about what Mormon missionaries do and teach, you can click here and here.

And Savannah, I love you. I know you are going to be an amazing missionary and that you will bless the lives of many while on this journey.








































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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, holds a General Conference two times a year. They are always on the first week of October and the first week of April.

General Conference last for two days consisting of 4 sessions. Both Saturday and Sunday have a morning session which is from 9am – 11am PST and an afternoon session from 1pm-3pm PST. 

Conference is held at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The center holds up to 21,000 people and, tickets are always free and anyone can attend. General Conference is also broadcasted via satellite to over 7000 church buildings and institutions around the world  And is accessible to watch live on LDS.org and Mormon Channel.

What will you hear and see during  General Conference

“During the conference, Church leaders speak on a variety of spiritual topics. They address Latter-day Saints as well as government, faith and community representatives and other conference guests. Speakers include the worldwide leader of the Church, President Thomas S. Monson, and his counselors in the First Presidency, the governing body of the Church. Talks are also given by the members of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles and other leaders.

General conference talks vary in length from about 5 to 20 minutes. Topics are not assigned; each speaker chooses his or her own subject matter. Talks usually cover basic gospel principles or address significant issues of the day, with speakers encouraging individuals and families in their efforts to follow Jesus Christ”    –  Mormonnewsroom.org

Invitation

I invite all my friends who have never watched conference to go to www.mormonchannel.org and check it out.I know the messages that are given during Conference are inspired for everyone on earth right now.

I hope this helps explain what General Conference is a little better if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me or Bradley  🙂

 

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our romantic barnyard wedding, one year ago today!

It is really hard to believe that it has already been a year since we got married. I know it’s cliche to say, but WOW time really does fly by.

Bradley and I had so much fun going through these wedding photos. It really was the most perfect day. Everyone warned me to brace myself because there is always something that is bound to go wrong on your wedding day, that is just the way it is. So I braced myself and thought come what may… however, nothing bad came and our day was truly perfect in EVERY way. It was sunny, warmish haha, everything went as planned and we had a pleasant surprise when we found out that we were the last sealing of the day, at 9:40am, because the temple was closing early because Women’s Conference was later that evening. So we had the whole temple to ourselves and wedding party the rest of our time there, it was a dream come true.  AND…. we had a stunning luncheon at the Joseph Smith Building that my wonderful in-laws organized, which had no time limit because, again, we were the last ones there! Next, the reception was more dreamy than I could ever have pictured! Everything was practically perfect in every way!!!

Both Bradley and I are so grateful for all our friends and family who made our wedding day perfect.

Lastly I just want to say, Happy one year Anniversary to my sweet husband I do not know what I did right to be blessed as your wife for all eternity 3.26.2016

 

 

 

 

Yep that is Whitney and that is why she is my best friend!!!

The Bentz’s!!! We love these two!!

My grandma and Grandpa WIlliams! They live in Belmont, MA and came up to me during the reception and thanked me for getting married because they got to see all their old Boston friends who had since moved Utah…. It was really neat to see them all reconnect 🙂

My besties!! I love them!

Our cake was my favorite, FUNFETTI!!! I was pretty bummed that I only had one small bite of this heaven sent cake!!

Our first dance, my heart could melt now!

My forever dance partner!!

I think the biggest surprise of the night was when we all found out that Mooker is the life of the party and throws down on the dance floor like no one ever has hahah!!

Case in point Mooker doing the worm hahahahh!!!

 

my adorable mother in law, I love her so much!

Dave aka Gladendorph and Hilary!!

And this is why we love Bridger T–the T stands for trouble haha

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easy one day adventures

What’s the definition of an adventure? Everyone has their own opinion for this; I think it’s all relative. Yes, adventures can be exhilarating, rare, marvelous, and wondrous. But I don’t think we need to drain our bank accounts dry in order to experience all that adventures have to offer.

A is for adventure and art!! I believe that art is all around us and it’s up to us to spot it out! That said, finding art can be a grand and fantastic adventure; it’s one Bradley and I embark on quite frequently. When it comes to working a full time job, it’s easy to fall  into the habit of staying home during the weekend, doing household chores and watching tv! Don’t get me wrong though, I’ll be the first to say it feels sooo good to just lay on the couch, mindlessly watch your favorite TV show and eat takeout pad thai noodles haha until you’re sick to your stomach haha. But… once and awhile we both feel it is important to get out and explore, because most of the time you walk away having met someone you never would have met and learned something you never would have learned. So here are a few ideas that hopefully spark that weekend adventure bug inside of you!

Soooo…… Here are some great one day adventures:

Seven Magic Mountain (No cost): this colorful playground is right outside of Las Vegas Created by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s and opened on May 6th 2016 and will be here for 2 years it is diffidently worth exploring!

Ice Castles ($15 per person): There are locations in Midway UT,  Lincoln NH, Stillwater MN, Wisconsin Dells WI, & Edmonton AB! They usually open at the beginning of each new year!

Salvation Mountain (no cost): This monumental folk art is Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain which stands as an emblem to remind the world that “God is love”. It is located in Niland, CA which is about 2 hours east of San Diego.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art ($15 per person): Art lovers and adventure seekers the LACMA is the place for you! Their are hundreds of amazing pieces and great exhibits! We went to the Rain Room exhibit and it was so cool!

 


 

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When two of our best friends, Cami and Jeremy Perdue, came to us asking if we would help with their gender reveal I was of course overjoyed and filled with excitement! I LOVE surprises, and this was not just any surprise, it was one of those special surprises that change the course of life.

Needless to say, it was such a treat for me to get to participate with them on this glorious day and I am delighted that they let me capture this sublime moment on camera!!

Congratulations you two! I know you will be the best parents and your sweet baby boy is beyond blessed to be born into such a remarkable family!

 

 

 

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