For My Love: We’re 20 Years In!

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Random Quotes, GIFs, Birthdays, Anniversaries, OH MY!!

Here are some random quotes for your enjoyment. One each from Taye, Brinkley, and Jaten: “I’m telling you, straight is not the way to go.” “Everyone in this family has a cute butt except for Dad.” “This is a lot of people just for cake.” Who is who?? Okay, maybe Jaten’s is obvious. And Brinkley’s point was more that she has no opinion about Josh’s butt as that would be strange. Taye’s is a bit mysterious as she is the most extroverted of us all. Her quote, “This is a lot of people just for cake,” was spoken as we all walked into a celebration for the kids’ high school being named the number one high school in Colorado. There were a lot of people there and we were really just going to the celebration for free food. None of us really cares for crowds of people. We...

Wherein Toni Explains the Barneys’ Exit From the LDS Church (aka Please Don’t Read if You Have No Interest in This Subject or You are LDS and Feel Like it Might Be “Anti-Mormon”)

The time has come. The truth must be told. I am a heathen. I’m kidding, totally kidding. Well, actually, some of you may agree with that assessment. I’m okay with that. I’m okay with whatever anyone thinks about me because as of late, for the first time in my life, I am completely okay with me. I am living free from guilt and shame. I feel good about myself. I don’t know the answer to every question. I don’t feel the need to know. I live by my conscience, my own internal compass, and have found it to be a pretty great way to live. Enough about where I am now, let’s go backward in time for an explanation about how I got to this place, shall we? First, I will not be able to explain or enumerate every little thing that went into my decision to become a heathen, but...

Flashback Saturday

My father-in-law recently shared a bunch of old photos with us via Shutterfly. There are some awesome pictures in there. Most of them I’ve seen before. I don’t remember seeing these, though. This is 1997. Josh and I were very, very new newlyweds. I was flooded with emotion as I saw these pictures. Marriage is hard, people. My relationship with Josh has provided me with the most frustration I have felt in all my life. It has also provided me with the most joy. I wouldn’t trade any of it. 3,209 total views, 1 views...