Tuesday, September 22, 2009


My mom and I just started a new youth show choir in northern Utah county for kids ages 10 - 15. Visit my blog and check out what we're doing! We're looking for some GREAT kids, so let your friends and family know! www.insidevoicesutah.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Calling all friends!

Hey! I don't know if anyone checks this, but I would LOVE your help in spreading the word. I have a boutique I do online for fun and I am doing a giveaway right now. All you need to do to enter is write a new post from your blog referring your friends to my site and/ or to enter also. I think my stuff is pretty cute! :) There will be two winners, so your chances are even better :)

I would love all your help! THANKS!



Thursday, November 13, 2008

M&M's update

I just realized there was an Oakcrest blog! It doesn't look like many of you have posted though :( What cute families you all have! A little update on me- I've been married to my sweetheart for 5 years! We have an 18 month old boy, Sam, who is so BUSY! He runs the show at our house and is so much fun! We bought a home in West Jordan about a year and a half ago and love it there! I'm a nurse and work at Primary Children's 1-2 nights a week and love it! I'm doing well! I have enjoyed looking at some of your blogs! I too have a blog but it is private. I would love to add you if you would like to see it! Send me an email! nanrsorensen@yahoo.com Hope you're all doing well, it was so fun to see some of you at our reunion this summer! I hope more people post so we can hear from you! Love M&M (Natalie Sorensen) P.S. Does anyone know how to add your blog to the list?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Broadway's update

Timber, I thinks it's just going to take a minute to catch on. Don't give up hope on this blog:) My husband and I are doing really well! Jerod has been sick this weekend. I love being able to take care of him and baby him. I don't like it when he doesn't feel good though, it breaks my heart. I'm teaching fifth grade and loving it! Each day is filled with so much joy and laughter. They are my children until we have our own. One of my favorite questions that I get is 'when are you guys planning on having children?' I always think.......'I'm 30 years old. Do you really think I'm going to wait?' We just haven't had any luck yet. So, we keep prepairing and waiting. People just crack me up. Well, I hope everyone is doing well!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


What are y'all up to? I don't know if this blog is going to work out! Does anyone check it? Does anyone even want to comment? Hmm...... It could work, but I don't see it working very well right now! Let me know what you think! But, anyway, I still want to know what you're up to!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hey everyone! What is your favorite season, and why?
Mine is fall, because I like the weather cooling down, the beautiful fall leaves, and being able to wear a sweater!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Update on Zazu

Ok...everyone, bare with me. This is a long story! I wanted to update you on our Saga. Most of you know that my hubby and I had a great struggle with infertility. We tried for over 5 years. We had surgeries, insemination's...drugs after drugs (the list goes on). The Doctors could never find anything wrong with us. Shortly after 4 years my husband and I grieved our loss of never being able to bare children. We were ready to start the adoption process. We started out with LDS Family services. We were waiting and waiting. We had many potential birth mothers interested...however we were never chosen. Slowly...Heavenly Father started to plant thoughts in our heads about going through foster care and adopting a sibling group. (I am glad He did this slowly...otherwise I would have freaked out.) In the beginning of 2006 we started to get licensed to be foster parents. We had many obstacles put in our way...(we could tell Satin didn't want us to proceed) Of course that gave us resolve to continue. Two weeks after completing the very difficult process of being licensed, we had "THE CALL". We had been chosen to be parents of 3 children. (at the time 4, 3 and 12 months). We knew that this was it. We took them as fast as we could. I have been asked many times how I could go from 0 to 3. All I can say is...the Lord prepared me, and during those very difficult times (we had many)...He carried me. Of course going through Foster care...We couldn't adopt these children. They still had birth parents. For 6 months we had weekly "visits". I had to go supervise the birth parents. (a very difficult thing to do and another long story). By October of 2006...we were preparing to go to court to see whom the Judge would place the children with, Us or the Birth Parents. This was the hardest time of my life. I was preparing to give back my children...whom I loved and sacrificed for. The birth parents were fighting with all they had, to "get their kids back". About a week before court...I had a thought come to me...I wanted to send the biological Grandparents a scrapbook of "our summer together". Me and the kids put this together and mailed it to them. At court...we were preparing for a huge fight. We walk in their and one of the birth fathers asks to speak with my husband and I. He tells us that after seeing the scrapbook we made...he realized that he could never provide the children with what we had. He then went and relinquished all parental rights. (this was the most difficult thing I have ever seen). We then proceeded with court for the Birth Mother. After only a couple of hours of testimony. The Birth Mother stopped everything and she too said she wanted to relinquish. We walked out of that court room with legally free children. We were thrilled. Two months later...we were able to adopt all three and be sealed! I have never seen the Lords hand like I did during this time. The impossible, was possible...! Of course since then we have dealt with many issues. My children had therapy for many years. However, I am pleased to say they are doing miraculously well. They are wonderful, kids. We couldn't be happier. Well so sorry about the novel. I really don't know how else to tell our story. I am thrilled to be able to see a glimpse of your lives! I am so happy to see you all doing well. Love Mindy (ZAZU)