Monday, January 20, 2020

Almost SPRINGTIME in Zion Park

Had to attend a meeting in Zion Park in preparation for POETRY in the PARK coming up in March. It was a perfect day sunny and almost 70 degrees in Jan to take a drive out there. Enjoy the beauty.



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

SHARE YOUR STORY

Our church's RELIEF SOCIETY had a fun socializing activity to get to know each other better. In our branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we have about 60 women who meet monthly for a mid-week activity filled with opportunities to socialize, serve and learn. We have lots of humanitarian projects planned. For this activity we were getting better acquainted by sharing our life's experience through a series of questions. Then we enjoyed homemade soups and rolls. It was a fun day.

Some of the hard working RS committee members

Working in the kitchen preparing for the luncheon

We saw a beautiful video/song about our Savior's love for us.

Best part eating homemade soups and visiting

Saturday, January 11, 2020

How's your NEW YEAR going?

         Hopefully you are continuing with good habits or practices developed last year and striving to IMPROVE yourself daily. Even CONGRATULATING YOURSELF on making progress if only in little ways.

        Life is a challenge for all of us and if you think differently then you don't know your friends, family or associates very well. Everyone faces TRIALS whether health, relationships or self worth. But as long as we KEEP TRYING, we haven't FAILED. And remember that PRAYER is always a resource for help from above.  All it takes is a humble heart and FAITH in a higher power.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my son DANIEL

What a fun, creative, loving son Daniel has been since he joined our family on Jan 9, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin on a cold snowy morning. Our second son, he had an older brother Frank and two more brothers Brook and Jeffrey who would join our family later. Now Daniel and his wife Tina have their own family with grownup twin daughters and two teenage sons. What a major accomplishment raising a family in this day and age, but Daniel does it with gusto, energy, humor and love. He reaches out to the family to gather us together and is one BUSY DUDE-teaching digital media at Utah Valley University, and juggling all the activities of a growing family with health issues, teenage angst and school challenges. HURRAH for DANIEL assisted by his wife TINA who just recovered from treatments for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more...

Growing up with his brothers 
Family gatherings

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020

Well after 9 hours of sleep last night, I'm ready to go with a NEW YEAR. Been up since 6:30 am with prayer, journal and scripture study makes for a GREAT BEGINNING for me. Here's an article that touched my heart this morning as I studied https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2009/10/more-diligent-and-concerned-at-home?lang=eng


Some principles that can help all of us by Elder Bednar of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in our families and relationships:

1. EXPRESS LOVE AND SHOW IT MORE IN OUR FAMILIES

2. BEAR TESTIMONY OF OUR FAITH IN GOD AND LIVE IT

3. BE CONSISTENT

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Time of Celebrating Family

Dan and family are heading home now after 4 whirlwind days of visiting, talking, feasting, shopping and interacting which included an engagement, eating out at Hu Hot, shopping at the mall, several movies, aborted trip to Disneyland by Dan and Heather as I-15 freeway was closed between here and LA! Also check out the drone photos of Sunriver by James with his Christmas toy. Our next get together will probably be for the wedding in April!

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

On to more LIGHT



Was blessed to see my two youngest grandchildren and their parents from Utah Valley yesterday on the Solstice. It's been 6 months between visits and of course they have grown lots. Rory is almost 10 and Eddie will be 8 next April. They are taller. On their way to a surprise vacation in California, we met them for lunch in St. George. Sure miss them all and interacting more with their family but that's what happens when you live over 200 miles away especially in wintertime.

Playing a new game I gave Rory for her upcoming birthday Dec. 28th