Some Reflections on Serving an 18-Month Mission in a Foreign Country

Ten years ago yesterday, I wheeled my two suitcases into the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, said goodbye to my family for a year and a half, and began what will surely remain forever as one of the greatest adventures of my life–the chance I had to serve a religious mission for 18 months …

Mathias David’s Birth Story

Here’s a post I definitely didn’t think I’d be typing up this soon! I’m still a bit in shock that our sweet Mathias joined our family a full three weeks before his due date, but I’m not complaining about the extra time to snuggle him on the outside AND the fact that I don’t have …

A Christmas Card You Won’t Wanna Miss

Merry Christmas to All, and May the Happiest Blessings of the Season Be With You! Love from Matt, Torrie, Raven, and Baby #2 (who will give us a nice little Christmas in July!) I’m sure that few people will be surprised by our news (especially seeing as I’m the WORST at hiding pregnancy), but we’re …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Anyone who grew up when the Goosebumps series ran rampant must surely remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books–novels that allowed you, the reader, to make a decision at certain junctures in the story that would lead to different outcomes. As any avid reader probably did, I always had to find out ALL the adventure …