Thursday, January 16, 2014


After my last post on the Temple, I think it is pretty appropriate that I come back to blogging after a day spent at the Temple. It was beautiful. And I got to be there with my baby brother and sister--the youngest ones in our large family (with me, the oldest). I spent a lot of time praying for the people I love--Miss K, who just had surgery yesterday, Miss P, who is still having problems with her eyes, my sweet cousins who are expecting babies--and the one who just lost a dearly anticipated baby. It was nice to do service for others, and sweet to recieve blessings for myself.

ALSO--for those who haven't heard--I got a new calling in church! After years in Young Women's and Primary, I am now the Gospel Doctrine Teacher in the Adult Sunday School Class! And, I'm teaching Old Testament, which is MY FAVORITE! so, I am pretty pumped!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Beautiful Temple

The Temple is a very precious and important part of my life, and like all good things I love to share it! I love this beautiful movie about Temple Worship. It is neat to me to see Temples I have been too, as well as those I haven't had a chance to attend yet! The sealing room brings back wonderful memories of the day I knelt across from my beloved, and we were sealed together as a family--not just until "Death do us part" but for Time and All Eternity.

We were married in the Washington, DC Temple, and my youngest sister is currently serving as a Missionary on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. Temples have always been important to me, and I am happy to share this beautiful movie with others!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Party Never Stops (REALLY!)

I am beginning the New Year on a wonderful note--with a house full of youth who are awesome, having a party that has been going on for 4 days now, and doesn't show much sign of stopping! It evolves as it goes along--it started out as just girls having a "Disney Movie Marathon" (which included a theater trip to see "Frozen" on the big screen--we all loved it!), and then morphed into a New Years Eve party with both guys and girls, which involved moonlight sledding, mixing up all kinds of crazy mixed (non-alcoholic) drinks, all kinds of junk food, and a LOTS of laughing! Everybody slept until noon today, and then they pitched in to clean up and cook yummy food, so I'm not complaining!

People come, people go, but the laughing and talking go on and on!