Friday, April 27, 2012

Is that TJ blowing out birthday candles?

Hey Big's your day!!!!

Happy Birthday to an amazing and handsome grandson!!!

I love your smile!!! I love to watch you ride your bike.  I love to ride in the car with you......I love to hear you read!....I love your big bear hugs........I'm so glad you are my grandson!!!

you always make me so happy, TJ!!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Cherlyn!!!

Happy Birthday


have a wonderful day!!

From mountains to follow your
golfing buddy!'s a good thing you love the sport yourself~~Troy says your form is excellent...........hmmmmmm that may have a double meaning!(smile)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Guess who is 15?

Happy Birthday

Jacob Austin Lindsey!!!

driver's permit

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dancing Partner for Violet!

I found a perfect dancing partner for Violet and her moves!!!  He's in the same age group !  The Terrific Two's!! 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I enjoyed a wonderful devotional with the performance of a Japanese brother/sister group called BLESS 4
yesterday.  There are 2 brothers and two sisters ranging in age from 20 to 28.  They are amazing dancers/singers!!  Remind me of the early Osmonds......They have a number 1 song "Dandelion" in Japan and have done music backup for work on Disney films like Stitch, etc.  They only made their debut as recording artists in 2003, so are quite new but really amazing!  They wrote up a contract before signing with any record company, explaining that they would not perform on Sundays, as they would be attending their church meetings, would not promote in any performances, immoral activities, sex, drugs, etc.  During a summer tour the producer came in and said to them, "ok kids, it's summer you need to show some skin".  They refused and reminded the producer of their contract.

Their parents met at BYU and spent ten years in the states - explaining why their children speak English beautifully.  They live in Kawasaki, Japan since 1997 but tour all over the world.  They do great original  pop music as well as beautiful gospel music like I am a child of God.  They have done numerous fundraisers for the people of Northern Japan who were devastated with the earthquake and tsunami.

At the end of the program, they asked their mother to bear her testimony...........when she concluded there was not a dry eye!   Her mother grew up in Japan the 4th of 8 children.  Her father was a very unhappy alcoholic.  She was very frightened of him when he was drunk.  She never felt loved by her father.  When she was 11 yrs old, he died.  Ten years later she joined the LDS Church.  One night after she had her father's temple work done, she awoke in the middle of the night and her father was kneeling at her bed.  He was crying and telling her how sorry he was for the way he had treated her.  She said he kept bowing and tears were running down his face.  Then one of the times he was bowing and lifted his head his tears went from sorrow to joy and he said to her "thank you".   She said it was an incredible thing to know that her father loved her.  She said it was a testimony to her that our Heavenly Father never, ever gives up on us. ~~

Monday, April 2, 2012

General Conference

Wow, when they announced the 2nd counselor in the new Presiding Bishopric..........I was surprised, Dean Davies, now "Bishop Davies" is 2nd counselor in our stake presidency!!  So our stake's loss will be the whole church's gain. 

Bishop Davies was also the Director over special projects/real estate where I work so I think he is very well prepared by the Lord for this calling.  We are all happy for him here in Natural Resources and wish him the very best!

Elder Hallstrom, Elder Holland and Elder Uchtdorf's talks were all especially meant for me!  I also burst into tears when after the Sunday morning session the choir's rendition of "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" ended...........the spirit was alive in my little living room ~~ how I love our dear Savior and want to seal my heart to His!

A good friend and I went to the morning session on Saturday, we had nose bleed section tickets and wound up listening to the second half on temple square in the warm sunshine and wonderful breeze!  Good thing we did it on Saturday because Sunday was typical April conference weather, umbrellas and all!

It was a great spiritual booster shot for all of us!  I'm going to get my highlighter out and read them again~~!