Sunday, August 2, 2015


After painting and decorating Key Lime Pie's room last month... it was time to do Kotten Kandy's room!  She chose to paint it brown.  Books and Young Women's values are her "theme!"  I think she's excited about the transformation!
The owl picture is from Mil.
The light switch cover is from Shaved Ice.
The flowers are the YW value colors.
I think the book shelves are Kotten Kandy's favorite part!
Owls and books are on every shelf!
I finished reading two books...
If I Stay by Gayle Forman was alright, but I can't recommend it.  For those who haven't read it, it's about a girl, Mia, who loses her family in a car accident and is now in a coma.  Mia is a cellist (which I loved).  And I love how music played a HUGE part throughout her recovery.  I didn't like that there was swearing and that Mia and her boyfriend did consummate their relationship.  I know that it wasn't described in detail, but the fact that they had pre-marital sex really did bother me.  If I had known before hand, I wouldn't have read the book at all.  I feel that it is NOT OK to normalize relationships in that way, even if it is just "barely mentioned."  I'm not judging others who loved the book.  It's just my opinion that I don't like to read books like that.
The second books I read was completely different. Conquering Your Own Goliaths by Steven A. Cramer is wonderful!  We all have a Goliath (or two, or three, or four) in our lives.  This book gives practical advice and provides you with the tools to slay the Goliath.  It doesn't make you feel terrible about yourself, but rather gives you hope that there is a way out.  I love it and will probably reread it over and over again.
We got to go to the Indiana temple open house on Friday!  We went with our favorite people:  The Bettenhausens, Chris, Twiz and our family!  It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!  I wish I could have taken pictures inside the temple.  It was gorgeous!  But what's even better about the temples is what we do once they are dedicated.  Temples are wonderful!
The rest of the pictures and stories in this post just make me smile....  Enjoy!
What do the DeGooyers do when nothing is planned?
We take selfies on the floor....
So excited for this!
Had to take a picture at Key Lime Pie's work!
It's the little things!
Twiz wears a 13....
Key Lime Pie wears a 7.
And they actually were able to wear each other's shoes!
For FHE a few weeks ago we made art work based on our favorite scriptures.
Mine:  D&C 121:7-8
Key Lime Pie's:  Alma 32:21
Scott and Kotten Kandy were to embarrassed to share their art work...  :-(
Key Lime Pie sent me this picture.  It made me laugh!


  1. Love Katia's Room!!!!!!! I think her bookshelves are my favorite also :)
    Wish we could have been at the temple open house. How fabulous!
    So miss you guys ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

  2. DeGooyers, you shared tons!
    Katia, love your room. You did 'written' values - not pictures -- and it's perfect. The whole room looks just like what I'd have done for you!
    Sundy, I'd like to borrow your 'Conquering Goliath' next time we see you...
    Your temple pics are beautiful, and your 'face' shots interesting. Were you lying down or standing against a wall? I can't tell.
    Kiara, your favorite scripture art work looks really nice. I'd have loved to have had that assignment too.
    Love you all four, Mom/Grandma Mil