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#wallaceplaid forever

On Thursday evening, March 6th, my father Lynn Pyper Wallace passed away. He was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis fourteen years ago, but up until the last year and a half, you wouldn’t really know it. It was a slow and gradual decline and we all had lots of time with him to say our goodbyes. In the end, we were all so grateful that he was no longer suffering to breathe.

alipyper - my dad

He reached his 80th birthday, which was his last wish, and lived an amazingly full and productive life. Always working, always thinking, always doing, my Dad rarely stopped moving. His motto was, “Leave the campsite better than you found it,” which he translated into every facet of his life – his career as a civil engineer, his marriage of 54 year to my mother, his work with our Church, his family, his hobbies. Clean up after yourself and make things better for others if you can.

alipyper - Lynn and Kaye at Laurel & DJ Dorff Wedding, Nov. 5, 2011

As Easter is approaching, my heart has been so full of love and gratitude for my Savior Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice and resurrection. I know that #BecauseofHim, because of Jesus Christ, I will be reunited with my father again. That we’ll be reunited as a family again. It’s an amazing blessing of comfort and peace to me.

My fathers legacy weighs heavily on my and my siblings shoulders. He truly was an amazing person and I love him deeply. I will miss his annoyingly silly jokes, his brilliant mind, and his Priesthood blessings.

But, thankfully, #wallaceplaid forever!

lots of pinning going on

alipyper - fall pinterest inspiration 2013

I’m kind of addicted to Pinterest right now. These are a few of my recent pins. I’ve been incredibly busy with lots of different things going on, but the pure joy of spending a half an hour (haha! right!) being inspired by creative and beautiful images is pretty darn fantastic. A happy visceral gut-instinct reaction to images and ideas..that I can file away for when I have time to process them later. Brilliant!

Follow along if you want…

dress / potholder / cowl / lace shirt / baby cardigan / raspberry thumbprints / sweater / knit pattern / rose / slippers / fair isle / quilt / room