Meet GigglesI am an educator and PhD. I quilt, belly dance, run, read, and try to grow things. I am a Mormon. I am infertile. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, grand-daughter, friend, wife, and mom. more...
The start of foreverBrett and I got married 8 years, 3 months, and 8 days ago.
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- AmandaStretch - February 14th and 15th and the Olympics
- AmandaStretch - February 12th and 13th at the Olympics
- AmandaStretch - Olympics Day One and Two
- AmandaStretch - Olympics Opening Ceremony Commentary
- Brett - I’m feeling very Olympic today!
- AmandaStretch - I’m feeling very Olympic today!
- Brett - Groundhog Party!
Category Archives: Gospel
Yesterday at nap time Iddo asked me what grace was. I told her it’s what Heavenly Father and Jesus give us when we make mistakes that makes it all better. Then she asked why Heavenly Father and Jesus give us mistakes. I told her that they don’t give us mistakes but they give us opportunities to try and grow, and then when we make mistakes they give us grace to fix it. Keep reading
For our anniversary every year we dance to the song we danced to the night of our wedding. Tonight as we danced Brett held Izri in his arms, Shimei took turns holding each of our legs and I held the girls’ hands as they danced around us. It was a moment of joy. It’s amazing what has happened in the last 8 years. And it will continue into eternity. Keep reading
Today I taught Gospel Doctrine about “Finding Joy in Temple and Family History Work.” As I thought about it in preparation though I realized it was in part a lesson about what our origin stories are and the importance of knowing those stories. There are days I like to think of myself as a super hero, and every super hero has an origin story, so what’s mine? Keep reading
In August the Tucson temple was dedicated and I was actually worried about how having a temple that close was going to complicate things. … We really aren’t saving any on gas this way. It takes us 4 hours to get everyone there and back, and that’s just with us serving for an hour each in the temple. But we all get to go still. Our kids still look forward with excitement for temple day every month. And for me, that makes it totally worth it. Keep reading
We are God’s children. So that means He takes us when we’re having a tantrum and holds us on His lap and sings to us our special song until we’ve calmed down. That means He gets up with us in the middle of the night when we throw up and helps us change our sheets and get on new pjs. That means He stays up at night worried about how we’re going to make friends and what He can do to help protect us from the bad that is out there. Keep reading
Eighteen years ago today I entered the MTC to prepare to serve a mission in the Brazil Curitiba Mission. … I cannot honestly say that at this point my time as a missionary was the best 18 months of my life. That would be the last 18 months. But it was probably the 18 continuous months since early childhood that had the greatest influence on the rest of my life. Keep reading