Tuesday, September 28, 2010

~General Conference~

I don't know about you'all but....................I'm definately......

Looking forward to this weekend!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

~ Happy Anniversary to the Kings!

Happy Anniversary Jason & Jill!
September 23rd

Everlasting Love

For every time you’ve listened

And for every caring thought.

For loving me just as I am –

Despite what I’m not.

For giving your opinions

And for never being judged.

For every vote of confidence

And every gentle nudge.

For all the many generous ways –

A soul mate and a friend.

So in return I give to you

My Love that’ll never end.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A very very special weekend

Kelly and I drove to Idaho last Thursday and had an amazing weekend with the "Incredibles'"!

I'm still floating on air because of the spirit and love we felt while visiting with this precious family~Nothing is as important as having the amazing Gospel in our lives~

To be able to be a part of the happiness and joy we all felt makes me realize no amount of gratitude can equal the blessings poured out in abundance to those I love!

Happy Birthday Devin!

I hear you got a new bike for your birthday!!!  way to go buddy~  You are 7 now - wow really getting up there~ Hope you got my card, Grandma was traveling over the weekend.  Did you go to Blockbuster and get a game and treat? 

I love you so much Devin.  You have a very sweet spirit and so good to Grandma with your hugs !

Happy Birthday Devin!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


The first time I saw Marjorie Hinckley was in 1984 at the Ensign Peak Ward.  She drove herself to church in a jeep!  I fell in love with her at first sight!     ...enjoy her wisdom...
"Be a Mother who is committed to loving her children into standing on higher ground than the enviroment surrounding them.

Mother's are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth."

— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"The family is eternal.. Love must be nurtured. It must be spoken. We must put away our pride, our haughtiness, our shyness, our misunderstandings, and with humility say, "I love you. Is there something I can do to help you?" You can never be completely happy under any other circumstances."

-Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are."

— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst."

— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"Think about your particular assignment at this time in your life. It may be to get an education, it may be to rear children, it may be to be a grandparent, it may be to care for an relieve the suffering of someone you love, it may be to do a job in the most excellent way possible, it may be to support someone who has a difficult assignment of their own. Our assignments are varied and they change from time to time. Don't take them lightly. Give them your full heart and energy. Do them with enthusiasm. Do whatever you have to do this week with your whole heart and soul. To do less than this will leave you with an empty feeling."

— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"I know it is hard for you young mothers to believe that almost before you can turn around the children will be gone and you will be alone with your husband. You had better be sure you are developing the kind of love and friendship that will be delightful and enduring. Let the children learn from your attitude that he is important. Encourage him. Be kind. It is a rough world, and he, like everyone else, is fighting to survive.. Be cheerful. Don't be a whiner."

— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"As we got closer to marriage, I felt completely confident that Gordon loved me. But I also knew somehow that I would never come first with him. I knew I was going to be second in his life and that the Lord was going to be first. And that was okay. It seemed to me that if you understood the gospel and the purpose of our being here, you would want a husband who put the Lord first."

-Marjorie Hinckley

"There are some years in our lives that we would not want to live again. But even these years will pass away, and the lessons learned will be a future blessing."

— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"The thing about growing old is that when you wake up with a new pain, you can just about count on it becoming a permanent part of your life!"

— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.

I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.

I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.

I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.

I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.

I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."

— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"Elder Neal A. Maxwell once said, "We are here in mortality, and the only way to go is through; there isn't any around!" I would add, the only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache."

— Marjorie Pay Hinckley