Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
"First, I want to tell you that I love you. I love you kids, you wonderful young people of this Church. I love you. I believe you are the best generation this Church has ever had. No generation which has gone before measures up to the stature to which you measure up. You are better educated. I think you have greater faith I think you have shown that faith and are showing that faith than any other previous generation. I am so thankful for you. I thank you for your strength; for your willingness to do the right thing; for your desire to serve the Lord; for your capacity to help build the kingdom; for the fact that you get on your knees and say your prayers, as I know you do; for the fact that you pray to the Lord to help you, to guide you in the things you do, as I know you do. God bless you for what you are and who you are."
"May heaven smile upon you. May you be blessed. May you be happy. May you have joy in your lives. May your tears be few and your smiles many as you go forward with your lives is my humble prayer as I stand before you and express unto you my love for you and my confidence in you and my hope for you and my prayer for you. You are the very fiber of this Church and this Church will grow as its young people the young people of this generation magnify their callings and go forward and serve the Lord and live in loyalty toward Him. God bless you.
There is no end in sight for the good you can do. Do you know it? You are just simple kids. You are not geniuses. I know that. But the work of the world isn't done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people who have learned to work in an extraordinary way people of your kind who can do these things."
If you want to read the whole talk here's the link:
Saturday, January 26, 2008
For a couple weeks now, Oliver has been itching to walk but just hasn't got the guts up yet. So if we pass him back and forth he feels a little safer plus he gets clapped for which he loves. He always looks back at the person who sent him off to make sure they are clapping for him before he turns around to give them the pleasure again. He's a smart one:) At most he's taken like 4 steps all by himself. Soon enough I'm going to be wishing that he wasn't walking. I can't believe he's a legitamate person now. Time flies but it's all so good.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
By the way, we created a new shake, you should all really try it. It is 3 scoops of mint, 2 of dark chocolate mint, and 2 generous helpings of chocolate shavings. It was Ryan's dream come true. I of course got my regular, 3/4 chocolate, 1/4 cake batter, reeses, and caramel. So good.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Christmas was such a wonderful time this year. We saw our family and friends and just had a great time in the sunshine and warmth. So the picture in the hole needs to be explained cause it was such a triumph. We dug this whole (and when I say we, that really means not me:), it was probably 9 feet deep. When it was finished you had to lower people in and out of it with a shovel, it was actually so funny. My brother was very proud. Oliver helped by trying to nose dive into it and then getting distracted by the tasty sand and face planting into it, mouth wide open. In the hole is me, and my sisters Annie and Chelsea. Oliver still likes to eat sand, yum...salty. And I've always said Oliver begged like a dog for people's food, who knew I was so right.