Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Go Forward with faith

The announcement came suddenly and surprisingly. The emotions that followed were a mix between a sense of loss and a great feeling of joy and relief for him. He was 97 years old and still going to work. Still traveling the world. And still giving his all. What a great example. Its been fun listening to the tributes on the radio and tv and reflecting back on the life of this great man who "did what he was called to do and left the world and the people better than he found them," wherever he went. It is strange to think that President Hinckley will no longer be speaking or waving his cane to the people.
It was almost exactly a year ago, thanks to a strange unfortunate, yet lucky, event that I had the opportunity to meet him. Something that I will always remember. It is a comfort and reassurance to know that the church will continue on without the slightest bump, snag, or run. The organization and pattern is seamless. I am thankful to have lived and witnessed the growth and the miracles that have come from this man's leadership. My life has been touched. I also look forward to the great miracles that are to come.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Meet Sampson

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And yet more proof that the second coming is approaching quickly and Dinah and Calebe are spoiled. My family has a dog. I have been asking for a dog for 25 years. The answer has always been no. Dinah sticks out her lip and bats her eyes and my dad caves in.
Anyway we got him from animal services. I am in fan of adopting from the humane society. I feel like I am doing some great good by taking in a poor pitiful creature that has been abandon by previous owners. Samson is a sweety. He hardly ever barks. He was already house trained and he knows few other tricks. He also loves the kids. He follows Dinah all around. He is the perfect dog for our family. And he is so happy to have a home and a family.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Here's Lucy!

Hannah is Lucy. And she's good at it too and I am so proud of her ability to play a crabby, bossy, pushy, destined to take over the world and all the kids in the park girl. She took this part and made it hers. And isn't she cute.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Rexburg Temple Road Trip!!

It was off to Rexburg Cori and I went. Through the snow and the wind and the ice. And the trip was worth it once we got to the open house of the Rexburg Idaho Temple. It was so beautiful. I love the windows and the chandeliers.

It was also fun to walk around campus and remember the good times we had there. We both talked about how much fun we had there and what cute town Rexburg was and how much fun it would be to live there until it was ten o'clock at night and we were looking for some place to eat and the only thing open was Wendy's. And then it started snowing and there was not a cloud in the sky. Only in Rexburg. Ok so its fun to the summer. But Rexburg does hold a special place in both of our hearts. And now its got a beautiful temple.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Happy 200,000 Miles!

It's not everyday your baby turns 200,000 miles old. And it's not every person that gets to see their "baby" turn 200,000 miles old. Well, I got to witness such a miracle today on my way to work. And it was percious. She's been a good little car and I plan on keeping her around for another 100,000 miles. It was love at first sight just over three years ago. It didn't matter that she had an unexplainable amount of miles already. I knew she was the one for me. And she's been good to me through the years and the miles. She has run great through thick and thin. Including the year we went BYU-Idaho and the many trips back and forth. Trips south and to Las Vegas. We've been through snow storms, hot summer days, many road trips and camping trips, laughter, kisses, break ups, let downs, happy moments and suprises, speeding tickets, chips and flat tires. She's been there when I've needed to escape and get away. And she's been there to take me home. We've shared a lot together. She's forgiven me after I've gone longer than I should've between oil changes. She survived an incident with black ice and a sign. She's always there waiting for me after work. She keeps me warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Yes my life would be pretty empty and stationary without her. So here's my tribute to her. And here's to another 100,000 miles.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

My merry christmas sewing machine!!

Santa was good to me this year. I got a sewing machine. And it is nifty. It has several different stitches. A drop in bobbin which is a blessing for me because I always mess up the bobbin on my mom's machine and a needle threader which is an added bonus.

I've set up my crafty corner complete with my cutting matte, also a gift for christmas, and an ironing board.

This is my merry christmas quilt that I started so I could use my new machine. It is pure pink randomness, made of scraps I found in the garage. I love it. I still need to get a back and batte. I think I am going to use fleece. My roommate made a quilt and she put fleece on the back and I love it. It is so cozy. And I will probably just tie it. I bought a small quilting frame. But since this is just a cozy napping quilt I don't care if its quilted or tied as long as its cozy.

And just to warn all you the second coming is getting close. How do I know? My family got a Wii for christmas. We have never had any type of video game system. Either my parents are getting soft or this is a definite sign of the times.