Friday, April 24, 2015


For my birthday, I received money so that I could get my hair done. It was great and I really love how it turned out! Main changes are bangs, 5 inches off the bottom, and a red/strawberry blonde color added in with the light. I've had some many compliments and even a couple people at Austin Kade ask me if this is my natural hair because it is so believable. Others knew that something was different but just couldn't put their finger on it. I love it! Thank you to my Mom, Kathy, and Amanda for doing an amazing job!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


We have some smart kids in the Jolley household! Kate rocked it by earning 100 AR points (these are points taken for reading comprehension on books she has read). Congrats Kate!!!

Mrs. Page always congrats them with a giant hershey's candybar. She was SO excited!

School has also taken over my life. The past two week were spent studying anatomy and physiology, which is not my forte. However, I studied a lot and the studying paid off big time. I received 100%! The only 100% in my class!

I love learning and will definitely miss it when I graduate!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


I loved getting this picture and seeing her before and after picture of her bite and smile. It looks so good. She has grown a lot but she still looks the same too! The main problem that you can't see as well was her severe overbite. It looks so good now! I love this girl! She is beautiful!

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Everyone likes to help Dad! I love it when he takes pictures of the helping happening!!!

Dawson was helping Dad to clean out his work truck! He had a lot of fun and loves to be with Dad!

And when they looked over, it looks like someone else wanted to help too!!! Crazy Echo!!! Too fun, too cute!

Friday, April 10, 2015


 Spring pictures are here of these two! They turned out really good!!!

Dawson - 5th grade

Kate - 2nd grade

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Our first year with our newest baby is almost to a close! I can't believe that she is 11 months old already. Echo is a digger, but she is super sweet and likes to play a lot! Our kids still are loving her and still cleaning up her poop in the backyard. I feel like she has been so great for our family. I still sneeze at her every once and awhile, but overall my allergies are doing pretty good.

Here are a couple of "cute" pictures that we hope you enjoy!!!

Sleeping stretched out

Looking out the window!

"Am I in trouble?" face

One of my favorite pictures
Echo always tilts her head for pictures
She is SO photogenic

Totally just hanging out in crate - with her head on a ball

Another head tilt!

After a bath - you can tell how skinny she is!

Playing with one of her besties - Rue

After her last grooming!

Isn't she so cute?

She is now approximately 21 pounds and the cutest furball that we know! She excited to celebrate her 1 year birthday! It will be fun!!!

Monday, April 6, 2015


I was feeling extremely blessed knowing that my birthday landed on Women's Conference evening. This was the first time that I was able to bring both my girls to this special occasion. I love being able to attend with other women from our stake as you definitely feel a special spirit there. At the last minute, Kate really didn't want to go, but I insisted.

During the talks, Kate kept wiping her eyes. I asked her if she was okay and she said that they were "tears of joy." She was so happy to hear the messages. And they were profound! The Relief Society also had popcorn for the treats and it was so much fun to have something different than ice cream and brownies. Everyone loved it!

The next weekend was the marathon of conference. We got all ready to start celebrating and the feed from was ... delayed, slow, stopped. Anything that you could think of. For all 5 sessions! SO, we have made it a priority to re-watch, re-listen, and re-read these important messages. I will definitely be paying close attention to these.

What did you take out of these sessions of conference?
President Monson did not open or close the sessions, which was different.
Alas, we also are getting 3 new temples.
The importance of sustaining the Prophet. There are always those that oppose, but perhaps we aren't always aware of the opposition.
For me, the themes were strengthening home and family above anything else.

My favorite talk was The Music of the Gospel by Elder Wilford W. Andersen of the Seventy. He starts by sharing a story in a Navajo hospital where an elderly man asked if the doctor could dance. Realizing that this man probably believed in healing through song and dance, the doctor asked if he knew how to dance. The elderly man said yes. The doctor then asked if he could teach him. He said yes, but he could not teach him to hear the music.

He then likened the music to the gospel.

"The challenge for all of us who seek to teach the gospel is to expand the curriculum beyond just the dance steps. Our children’s happiness depends on their ability to hear and love the beautiful music of the gospel. How do we do it?
First, we must keep our own lives attuned to the correct spiritual frequency. Second, when we can hear the music ourselves, we must try our best to perform it in our homes.
So if the basses in your family choir are too loud and overbearing, or if the string section in your family orchestra is a little too shrill or a little bit sharp, or if those impetuous piccolos are out of tune or out of control, be patient. If you’re not hearing the music of the gospel in your home, please remember these two words: keep practicing."
We will definitely work on studying the messages. Did you have a favorite talk? Please share!
Because of the hectic school and work schedule, I did not get pictures taken. Yes, we did have fruit, treats, and the tent. And we worked hard on listening as much as we could during the weekend.