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 …

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 …

The Best Moving Tip I Ever Got

    Well, it’s almost here—The Big Move is TOMORROW. Kind of crazy. Although I’m no stranger to moving (I’ve moved over 15 times since graduating high school), this move feels more momentous. For one, it’s our first time moving into an actual house. For two, moves are a lot harder once you’re married and …