Wednesday, January 30, 2008
20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. (1 Peter 2:20)
17 Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully bdo all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed. (Doctrine and Covenants 123:17)
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
"Then I leaned over to Norman and I said, 'Sweetheart, I have to tell you something. President Hinckley passed away at 7 o'clock tonight. Now you can go.' Tears came down his eyes, and he died within minutes," she said.
Annette says one thing Norman promised her was that he would never die before President Hinckley, and he kept his word.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Olivia and I had TONS of fun over Christmas break. One of our favorite things was to go sledding. Sometimes we'd take her friends and sometimes we'd just go just the two of us. This is a picture of Megan (under the blue sled) and Sadie and Olive (under the snow saucers). We STILL have lots of snow so if you're missing it, come on up to Utah and the FFT!
Okay, I know that this is an entire MONTH late but I've been a bit preoccupied lately. Snapped this pic a couple of days after Christmas as the kids visited Grandpa Davis, Wendy, and the girls. My most memorable moment was when the teenagers got me to say something to the effect of "I farted". They seemed to think that was hilarious. Teenage humor.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Last week, thanks to our neighbor, Randy, the boys and I attended our first Utah Flash basketball game. We had seats right on the floor and sat right next to the visiting team, the Tulsa 66ers. We had a great time. Jake probably ate 6 complementary churos upstairs. It was fun to sit right on the floor and give the visiting team a hard time. I would imagine that we'll go again. I took this picture after the game. The Fox is the mascot for the team. If you live around here, it's worth going to the game. They're fun to watch and it doesn't cost you an arm, a leg, and another private body part to attend.
During the Christmas holidays I was told that a couple of my cousins were in town and wanted to get together with me. I haven't seen Janna Cai and Holly for probably 10+ years. They were visiting their sister, Julie that lives here in the valley. It was quite a treat to see them and I really wish I would have had more time to visit. Janna lives way far away (in Kaysville) and Holly lives in Lake Arrowhead. Both of them have been divorced and the circumstances of them albeit quite different, both were quite unusual. I talked to Holly quite a bit what I was going through. She had a few helpful things to tell me. I hope it isn't another 10 years before we get together again. We really should do a cousins get together this summer. I have so many memories with the Walker girls of Brigham City. The summers at Clear Creek, The dead Easter tree in Grandma's living room. playing out in the pasture, picking peaches, I could go on and on. It was really good to see them.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Okay, so most people know that I've been in the Primary now for the past year or so. We have a good group of kids and have the biggest class in Primary (15 five-year-olds). Today during Sharing time the EQ President handed me my individual goals for 2008. I guess this is something new. I guess your goals are now decided as a body of the Priesthood. Fine by me. They all look pretty good except for #5, #6, and #10. I can tell you that #10 is NOT going to happen anytime soon. Enjoy. If you want, feel free to make these your personal goals for 2008.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
For the past couple of years, the "older" kids have exchanged small gifts (in the white elephant fashion). This year my sister unwrapped her gift (a BYU hat and shirt). I said I would pay $10 if no one would steal her gift. Naturally, I unwrapped a Utah hat and shirt. I've worn the hat a few times but I think the shirt is still in the back of my car. Cheers!
Monday, January 07, 2008
So many cute photos from her school program. My favorite part was watching her sign "Silent Night". She and her friend had a small part where they were counting down the number of days before Christmas. Santa also paid a visit but he couldn't fool the 1st graders that he was the principal in disguise.