“Our homes are to be more than sanctuaries; they should also be places where God’s Spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns & peace dwells." ~ Thomas S. Monson

Thursday, November 27, 2008

~Happy Thanksgiving

We had a Wonderful Thanksgiving with family at my sister Heidi's new home. Grandpa brought Airplanes & a Microscope for everyone to find interesting things and stick under to look at (we won't mention what they were :). We missed you Oregon family xo We ate, watched movies, played with cousins and dogs, made christmas crafts, chatted, played inside & outside with the fun cozy weather! We had the BEST DEEP FRIED TURKEY, stuffing mashed potatoes & gravy, yummy punch, the famous cheeseball, cranberry jello, Hawaiian rolls, succotash & yams. The pies...oh my...pumpkin, pecan, apple & chocolate!!! We had great servers who took our pie orders!Thanks family for doing it all and putting up with me and my hurt rib!?. My sweet girls kept taking secret pictures of me in pain :( Love the CHRISTMAS LIGHTS already up Shawn! It was funny when leaving and he said "Merry Christmas"... is it that time already? :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

~Happy Birthday Craig

Craig- You are a wonderful Husband and Father. Thank you for all that you do for our family. You work hard and never complain. You make us laugh every day and you are the best cook ever! The first time I met you ~ you were the Elders Quorum President in the Singles ward and I was the Bishops Secretary! Now you are a Bishop and I am ... the YW Secretary besides many other things! I am grateful that you have always loved to serve and you are a great example to our children. You are our Spiritual Giant. Happy Birthday!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

~We did it!

I could not sleep on election night waiting for updates on TV & the computer. I felt like it was Christmas! Through Prayers, Fasting, Faith, listening to our church leaders & a Miracle - "WE DID IT"! I'm so grateful for all who supported & worked on Proposition 8 (for MANY weeks). Even up until the end with youth standing "peacefully" out in the rain at 6AM holding signs (again) one last time!

It was interesting to be a "Pole Watcher" for a couple hours by myself & later helping with many others at our "Headquarters" from 9am to 8pm (doing MANY tasks & eating - I was distracted by all the good food). Everyone has a story behind this. For me it's another miracle in my life & I feel comforted (for now) and happy for what I supported!

Thanks you guys, for all your hard work & for voting yes on 8! :) I also woke up (after 3 hours of sleep) feeling that for me this is a "New Beginning" to a great future in many ways! I feel blessed & I am thankful.

~Halloween pix

Cousins & Friends!