meet our 3rd midwife, richelle jolley, who cared for and delivered our middle son and our twins. what is it that makes richelle such a great midwife and why do i love her so? hear about her unique gifts, talents, beautiful nurturing soul, and how she continues to bless my life and the lives of our family members each day.
when i think of my dear friend gayle, i think of gifts or superpowers...the ability to feel so deeply, intuitively...to interpret nature and all it’s goodness...to listen, to breathe deeply...to share love and accept it freely. this is gayle jones. the photographer, painter, installation creator, entrepreneur, boss, site scout, mother, and amazing friend. Enjoy hearing about this special lady.
there’s nothing quite like finding friendship and connection where you can chat, eat yummy food, hit the town with the girls or your hubbies, celebrate art and culture...and then there’s crystal miller, who taught me that friendship is all those things and so much more -- it’s taking the hard times and using your experiences to make someone else’s journey a bit smoother or a bit less unexpected. meet crystal: the cheerleader everyone needs in their life, a warrior, survivor, mother of five, nurse and midwife, and one smart cookie to boot!
hear about my sister, sweet lady desiree madsen, or as our kiddos call her: auntie dez or auntie dezzer. dez is so much fun, a lover of christmas lights, eastlake, holidays in general, all things dance, the cosmos, movie quotes, gift boxes & games. she’s a massage therapist, and an artist... and i’m so grateful to be her sister...even if you can’t tell which of us is the oldest (personality-wise of course lol).
if you need a triple shot of goodness, today is the day...meet my cousins gretchen cronin & alison dodds, and their mom margaret amy. talk about amazing sister and mother relationships, these fabulous ladies are such a light to so many. hear how gretchen is a docent at an atlanta museum, taking classes during COVID, and alison is now a realtor in northern utah. their sweet mom is an absolute hoot, no wonder these ladies are so much fun. enjoy!
SWEETlady ashley and i met through her sister amy ashworth. talk about the ideal sister friendship...everyone needs a sister in their life like ashley & amy. these two have so much fun together, they also team up on interior design projects...i personally have been blown away by the spaces these two have created. ashley also creates projects on her own and sells her fairy gardens large & small all nestled into the cutest finds. she sells them locally to friends and family, does custom orders and you can purchase them directly from her, at her bff chalene parkin’s salon in salem utah, or at local markets like the beehive bazaar in orem, utah.
our lil’ family has been so lucky to have lived with family in the same town...and for a while, in the same neighborhood. i grew up far away from cousins, aunts & uncles, so having these opportunities and friendships for my kiddos have been so dreamy. today i want to introduce you to my sister-in-law traci berg. full of talent, kindness, a great listener and super organized, she is the kind of friend we all consider ourselves lucky to know.
when we built our house on paradise lane, we had no idea how much of a refuge this lil’ street and neighborhood would become for our family. We started bonding with the neighbors as several of us were working in our yards that first summer...we quickly fell in love with brenda child (our neighbor across the street). brenda is one of those uniquely gifted souls that consist of equal parts talent, gumption & determination. there is no project too big or complicated for her...she is a problem solver through and through and does it with a huge smile and dose of finesse.
being a mother of 7, widow, and caretaker to several grands, my mother in law exemplifies selflessness every day. she loves her family, her garden...
katherine is one of the bravest and brightest women i know. she’s faced hard things, but it doesn’t stop her from reaching her goals and helping her kiddos to reach theirs as well. she’s always up for an adventure and i’m so grateful for the time we were able to spend together last summer! katherine you’re loved and i’m honored to be your sister and friend!
sweet lady laura first impressed me with her unabashed sense of style and gift as a designer. as we adventured in italy rooming together while studying abroad, i learned and watched as she designed with a 6th sense in 3rd & 4th dimensions. Her authentic soul and raw honesty is such a breath of fresh air and still find myself in awe of her bravery. The sky was never the limit with laura and she exemplifies that in her design as a landscape architect, being a woman, mother, wife, and pursuing her dreams professionally and personally. love you so laura miller-johnson!
for 3 years i had one of the best roommates that became a lifelong friend...it all happened by coincidence you could say...but i don’t believe in coincidences and am so grateful for sweet lady janelle in my life. always hardworking and willing to get dirty, janelle has no fear...she’s willing and ready to try all the things when it comes to work, adventure, travel, motherhood, friendship, style, and more. her persistence, optimism, and kindness are some of the things i admire most. she’s an amazing mother and friend. sure love you my indigo-magenta!
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