About Me

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Monday, January 26, 2009


Our favorite kitty, Addy has left this world. Amazingly Libby, the luckiest cat alive survived once again with a few minor injuries (she now has 2 lives left). Jeremy broke the cardinal rule at our house and drove away without finding two cats. Both were in his engine. Addy didn't make it and Libby cut her leg and burned half her tail. Haydn was unfortunately there when Jeremy pulled Addy out of the engine and she just burst into tears. We had to tell her that Addy was in a warm and fun place where she could play with Jesus and all the other kitties that didn't survive the Steele household. So here is a memoir to Addy.... you will be missed!

Additional Wedding Pictures

My friend Melissa asked me to post more pictures of our wedding, so here ya go!

My personal fav... Jeremy's silly smile to match my silly shoes!

Married for time and all eternity...

Monday, January 19, 2009

January 19th, 2002

As I sit here on this relatively warm January afternoon (yes, I am still in Nebraska), it is hard to believe that 7 years ago today, I was dressed in white and FREEZING to death on the grounds of the Boise Idaho temple having my pictures taken with my new eternal companion, Jeremy. I never thought that day would come, and now it has come and gone so quickly. I can't believe that life could be so happy and frustrating at the same time. I know through it all though, that I married my best friend and that no one in the world could give me such joy. I love Jeremy more then I thought possible. He is such a kind, caring, loving, patient, understanding, forgiving man who sees the absolute best in everyone. Maybe that is why I somehow ended up being his wife! Lucky me! So today, I am letting my best friend forever know that I love him more then anything else and I am looking forward to forever, eagerly!

The following pictures are in chronological order...
Yeah, I know, he is taken and aren't I the luckiest girl alive!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Christmas in Nebraska

I am having so much fun with my Photoshop!

I Suppose that I should take out some time from my busy days to document that we did indeed have a Christmas. And a nice one at that! Becky, Jim's wife (Jeremy's boss) bought the kids matching jammies for Christmas Eve. They loved them! On Christmas morning, we only opened a few presents and then headed to Jim and Becky's for Christmas day. We decided to save the rest of Christmas for when my parents came on the 29th. The kids didn't care! They played with the few toys they received and didn't know any better. Once Nana and Papa got here though, they were so excited to see the much larger pile of presents under the tree. Which got me thinking, who do we buy presents for? To please our kids who honestly don't even understand, or to please us so we don't feel like failures of parents for not providing the biggest and the best christmas?... hm, food for thought! The kids loved all of their presents, in Haydn's words "this is what I wanted all day!" for each present unwrapped.

Weldon could barely contain his excitment!

The pile of presents for the rest of Christmas

The dance party with Haydn's new guitar and her new dancing outfit from Nana and Grandma! And the cool new tepee from Jim and Becky.

We decided to check out some falls near our house, called Rock Falls which just happen to be one of the biggest falls in all of Nebraska. Papa decided to play nature man and broke a huge amount of the ice off the top of the falls, so it looked more like a waterfall then before. The weather was perfect and now we will have to go back in the spring and document what it looks like in warmer weather.Nana and nature man Papa

We decided to wait and have a party for Weldon when Nana and Papa were here as well. We took all of his friends that could make it bowling with Pizza and a cake. Unfortunetly, Weldon was a bit out of sorts and wasn't a very good turn taker with the bowling. Apperantly he needs his own lane! But we had a fun time with all of his friends.
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