Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I came to Calif with my sister Judy to be with my Dad and Lila. We got here yesterday. My Dad was in surgery when we got here. We were able to see him after the surgery. He was still very sleepy. So it wasn't until today that we got to visit with him. He looks great but has a long recovery. They were going to do a triple bypass but when they opened him up he needed four bypass. He is loved by everyone in the hospital because of his sense of humor. They will have a hard time keeping him down. He is almost 81, but wow what a guy. You would never know it. I am so grateful for all of my family and friends who have been praying for him. Thanks, what would I do without you!
Monday, October 29, 2007
As of an hour ago he went into surgery. He his a very healthy 80 year old man. My sister Judy and I are going out there as soon as we can get a flight. I love my Dad very much. He has always been a good father and strong priesthood leader in our home. Any prayers on his behalf will be welcomed. Thanks you fellow bloggers for your love and friendship.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do. As writer Samuel Smiles put it:
Sow a thought, and your reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and your reap a destiny.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Geoff is now 19!
Geoff came home for his birthday. It was a small celebration. Carlie and Rylie are up at Aspen Grove for a week-long youth conference for their school. (Liahona) We went to dinner at Applebees. Jessie, Jason, Scott and I went. When the girls get home we will celebrate more, with cake. Geoff wants an angle food cake with strawberries. He wants two, one for him and one for the rest of us. Geoff got a new coat, protection plan for his xbox, CD, and money for gas.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
President Eyring is the new 2nd Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This past month Elder Eyring came to our Stake Conference. It was a real treat to have him. We sat on the third row in our Stake Center. We really enjoyed his testimony and being able to receive council from him. Then to have him called as the new counselor just two weeks later was exciting. I really enjoy and love to hear him speak. We are so blessed to live in this time that even if you are in the mountains you can still listen to conference. We had a great week end. All of my family was there I am so grateful. Scott , Geoff, and Jason went down into Mt. Pleasant to go to the Priesthood session. (In the snow) They made if safely.
Geoff, Scott, Jason, and Carlie love the game of Risk. They played several games and I believe that Geoff won one and Jason won one. They can play for hours. It is fun to watch them.
Jessie, Rylie, and I played Ticket to Ride, Pit, and Rummikub. We had a great time.
Friday, October 5, 2007
We are going to the cabin for General Conference. We leave today and will meet Geoff in Fairview. Jessie and Jason will come down tomorrow. This is our favorite time of year. The colors on the trees are so beautiful. The Spirit of Conference is the best. We watch it on TV in the loft at the cabin. The girls and I will do needle point. The boys will probably sleep. JK. We eat good food, play lots of card games and board games. It is going to be great. I hope you all enjoy Conference where ever you are. I love General Conference!
Monday, October 1, 2007
Here is the best recipes for Ginger Snaps!
1 1/2 Cup shortening ( I use butter)
2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup molasses
4 Cup sifted flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cloves
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp baking soda
Mix butter, eggs, sugar and molasses. Sift and add remaining ingredients; mix together until well blended. Chill dough for an hour or so. Roll in balls the size of a walnut. Dip in sugar and place on a greased cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Bake at 350 about 10 minutes or until done.