Wednesday, January 30, 2008

One from Peter and One from Joseph

Just a couple of thoughts. They were shared to me from a good friend yesterday (name withheld).

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)

Monday, January 28, 2008

A touching story

Okay, I MUST write a post soon about the passing of our beloved prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley last night. I will miss his wisdom, strength, love, humor. I read an article by Carole Mikita tonight. I just want to quote part of it. The story was about the passing of President Hinckley's long time friend, Norman Rothman. Apparently he's been in a coma for some time. Last night, while visiting her husband in the hospital, Annette Rothman learned of President Hinkley's passing.

"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


Who's that hiding under those snow saucers???

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!

4 out of 6 dentists recommend smiling in Christmas pictures

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

Flash Fox

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.

Long lost cousins

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

My 2008 Goals (really?)

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.

Couldn't help but laugh

Friday, January 11, 2008

Air Force quote?

I'm not sure if the Air Force really said this but I heard this quote this morning and felt the need to add it here. "If you're not catching flack, you're not over the target." How true, how true, how true.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Conversations with a child

Parent: “Who’s the leader of the home?”

Child 1: “Mom is”

Child 2: “Actually, the father is the leader in the home.”

Child 1: “Not in my home. That’s not how my Mom wants it”

Who am I

21 And said, aNaked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath btaken away; cblessed be the name of the LORD.
22 In all this XXX asinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive agood at the hand of God, and shall we not receive bevil? In all this did not Job csin with his lips.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

JJ and Aunt Krat

Since JJ's first Christmas, I've always taken a picture of these two. These days, Katherine sits on JJ's lap.

What in the #$%@ is this?

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!

14 in Jammies

Every year, Grammy buys PJs for all of the grandchildren. Then they line up for the annual picture. Getting all of them to smile and say "Santa Claus" is just too much to ask for.

2 Little Angels

For the annual Nativity scene, we couldn't have chosen 2 more darling angels.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Olive's Christmas program

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.