Monday, July 30, 2012

~Youth Firesides~

A couple of years ago I attended a Book of Mormon Quest Fireside that my daughter, Amy had gone on  with her ward youth ~ it was amazing! ............ I even went so far as to let my own Stake President know how great it was and hoped our ward youth would be able to do this in the future.  Well true to his word, our Youth had the Book of Mormon Quest two weeks ago and listening to them during our ward sacrament meeting, I was thrilled with how their testimonies had grown. 
Last night, I attended my grandson's TREK fireside in his stake.........these meetings are unbelievably strong with the Spirit!  Watching the video and seeing these youth and leaders trek 36 miles in pioneer clothes, pulling their handcarts, listening to the stories and miracles that happened along the way ~ especially the power of the Priesthood and appreciation of women i.e., "Women's Pull".............Mason's testimony was succinct and powerful and I will never forget it.  He quoted his mom as saying before he left, "Mason, this is going to be hard, but you can do hard things!"...........He quoted what President Adams, their stake pres. told all of the young men on the TREK about agency.............."We all have free agency....and choices, but there is one thing we have no choice in, that is in the way we treat women".  Then he thanked his grandma for her example, (now I really have a lot to live up to!).....I know that Mason has a testimony of his Savior and loves his family.   As I hugged him before I left, I whispered in his ear....Living the Gospel will bring happiness to you.    The leaders of youth work hard to put on these testimony-building activities.........because they will be our future leaders in the Church.   I think we can all rest easy ~ this generation coming up will do what the Lord asks of them and do it with enthusiasm and great love!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Jewkes' aka "Oregon Jewkes"

Cher & kids were here for a couple of days~ so great to see them.  Kaylee, TJ & Michael have grown so much~~....we went with Pearl and Violet and Lindsey girls to KangarooZoo  ~  had so much fun!

We miss these Oregonians soooo much, fun to visit and get caught up~they were here when it was 100 degrees..........not used to that on the coast~

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Why is July 25th important?

It is Stacey Bubert Jewkes'


have a wonderful day today......!

love you soooooooo much~~

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 17th~~Kelsey's day!

Happy Birthday



love you!!

 kindergarten awaits the last Lindsey girl!!

Friday, July 13, 2012