Thursday, August 28, 2008
We camped at the hill cumorah-those poor temple missionaries had to listen to us up late into the night.
Friday we decorate t-shirts, enjoyed a bonfire with a message and of course smores. As well as a fun folk dance lesson from the Porters. Late Friday night a small group from Canada arrived around midnight to set up camp. They were very excited to be there and our youth were very excited to meet them!
Saturday was a long day! We started out early with a sunrise study in the sacred grove, breakfast and then a service project. The kids had free time to watch the Joseph Smith movie, play sports or finish their T-shirts. We then cleaned up, packed up and headed to the stake center for a keynote speaker; Elder and Sister Pinegar. They were great speakers! Then workshops, a temple walk and back for a testimony meeting. Then finished with dinner and a dance.
I learned a lot this weekend about "names" and taking upon us the name of Christ. I am grateful for the youth and their testimonies. I am grateful for the knowledge of the gospel and the comfort that it brings. And most of all grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who strengthens me when I feel like I can do no more! This gospel is true. Matt 11:28-30.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Chris posted this yesterday and I thought it was pretty funny! It is a good thing we can laugh about it so much!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I love you! Thanks for working so hard to make me happy.
Friday, August 22, 2008
We stayed up really late the other night watching the US women's beach volleyball team win the Gold for the second year. They were undefeated! It was a really great game and so fun to watch them pound the ball. When asked at the end of it all what they wanted to do next both talked about having children and wanting to be moms and raise up the generation of future gold medalists. Fun to watch! They are inspiring women.
The products they use are called dermalogica and after a week of samples my skin feels much better. I went back this week and bought the line. It is fabulous and I have loved it!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The flowers were beautiful of course.
I love the stain glass windows at the Palmyra temple.
Isn't he the cutest!
It was nice to go with the branch this Saturday to do baptisms. I was overwhelmed with the sense of service that we offered that day and the joy of those we were doing the work for. It is always great to share that with friends.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
We had this tiny table place behine the couch when you walk into the living room it looked ridiculous because it was too small. Monday night for FHE we spent the night shopping for a new table and could not find one without glass and the things we liked. Tuesday Chris emails with this one listed on Craig's List. You have to love that site. He was so excited about it he went on his lunch break to see it and bought it on the spot. It was definetly in our budget. Way to go honey!
We could not agree on what should be on the mantle! It seems like an easy thing to do right. No! It has taken us days of rearranging and several shopping trips for me. I am not complaining though. I think we are ok with this for now. I am sure we will continue to change and add to it.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Our happy campers! oh how I love them.
The Beaver's family was kind enough to drive their ice cream truck down for everyone to enjoy. I love ice cream but this was heaven.
MINI HIGH ADVENTURE!
The trip started a little crazy with our other driver being late and a YW named Jodie left at Walmart but we finally got on our way with everyone and everything. This was a lot of work and a lot of preparation.
Jodie at Wally World! Ah! I was so nervous she would not be there when we arrived. She looked a like a runaway with her backpack and sleeping bag or a homeless child. It was funny.
For lunch we stopped to paint and enjoy the waterfalls. Chris was so nervous that one of the girls would trip and fall right off the side.
Chris is hard at work-no really he was the biggest help and I could not have done it without him! Love you!