Childress, TX


2,000 Miles later Trent and I made it home from a thrilling Thanksgiving vacation. It’s tradition in Trent’s family to head on over to Childress, a small little town in northern Texas, for Thanksgiving and through the 5 plus years that I’ve known Trent I’ve heard so much about this place I couldn’t wait to see it for myself. We were both so giddy driving into town it was hilarious. Childress has a rugged sort of beauty and we loved trying to capture as many moments as we could.




From the moment we got there, it was nonstop fun. We loved staying with family and it was my favorite to hear all the nieces and nephews whispering outside our bedroom door in the morning, they are a constant source of entertainment. We also got to meet the two new babies! (Twins are on their way in December making it a grand total of four new grandbabies in under four months on Trent’s side of the family. Whew!) We hunted, explored, swam, shot all sorts of guns and played until we couldn’t go any longer and then Trent and I began the long drive home after some delicious Texas BBQ.



We love our cute nieces and nephews! (Many are not pictured)



I don’t know why I love this picture so much but I do.


Camo for days…


Texas sunsets are unreal.

It was a truly wonderful Thanksgiving as we remembered the important things in life and spent time with family.

Trent had quite the Thanksgiving morning when some stray bullets hit him in the face. He handled it much better than I would have and we are all grateful that nothing hit him in the eyes. A definite miracle.


We had to document the battle wounds.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Now on to the Christmas festivities!



“…and that ye live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which he doth bestow upon you.” Alma 34:38

Thanksgiving is a holiday skipped by the world. We jump straight from Halloween to Christmas, and although I love both of those Holidays, Thanksgiving is a time that I don’t appreciate missing. In a world moving swiftly around us, how do we find the time to slow down and remember to “live in thanksgiving daily” as Alma directs? It’s a choice. A choice to take the time to be thankful for the many blessings we have. A choice to look around and see just how lucky we are. We must simply decide to open our eyes.

I love this image of Christ from the bible videos. It is so direct, and so peaceful. I look and see the light that Christ emanates and it gives me the hope and motivation to be a little better.

Here’s to a thankful season surrounded by the love of my life and my sweet family as well as a time to look around and see just how Christ has blessed my life.