Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Young Womanhood Reognition

The personal progress program uses seven YW values. (Faith, Divine Nature Individual Worth, Knowledge,  Choice and Accountability, Good Works, Integrity and Virtue)  To help you understand more fully who you are, and what you should be doing as a daughter of God to prepare for the day you go tot the temple to make scared covenants. This sometimes takes the full 6 years that the girls are in YW. Rylie got hers while in her 4th year.  
Rylie received her YW Recognition award in July. Sorry this is a little late. We are so proud of her and her willingness to do this. It a big deal. She worked hard and learned a lot. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Grandpa Merrill. He is my daddy.

My dad is a man of great faith. He has taught me the most important things in my life along with my mother. He has impacted my life for good. I have great memories of my dad teaching me the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Helping me to become the person I am. He taught me the importance of service when I didn't want to learn it.(picking rye at the church welfare farm was not my favorite)  We had FHE growing up in my family. We had great family road trips to the Church History sites. Dad your a great man and I love you!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Yummy yummy yummy peach crisp.

Fresh Peach Crisp (or Apple Crisp)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp salt
10 med. peaches or apples

In mixing bowl combine oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.
Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Peel and core peach or apples;
slice and put into a baking dish. Sprinkle oat mixture on top of fruit and 
bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Enjoy. Scott and I can't get enough. We have eaten three in the last 5 days. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I hope this is not the last pool party for the season. But It might be.

We had a great time in the sun and the pool. I love the summer and the heat. I hope we have a few more days before we close the pool.. Its been a great summer. Good friends, good food, and good fun!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

High Street messenger bag/ Rylie's school book bag.

I love to sew and this was a lot of fun to make once I got it cut out. Cutting out is not my favorite part. She loves it!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Norah was blessed by her father Jason.

Norah's blessing day was wonderful. Jason's family came for this special day. Jason gave Norah a beautiful blessing. I am so proud of Jessie and Jason and the way they live their lives. To raise Norah is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I really wish that Geoff could of been there. I was sad. Just one more week and he will be home. The beautiful dress was made by my very good friend Lynette Kern.   

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Rylie's 1st day of 10th grade at Liahona Academy

Rylie is growing up. She and her friend Lydia have been great friends for years. They have know each other since  they were babies. Lydia was born Oct. 10th and Rylie on Oct 21st. We were next door neighbors for 12 years. They have been blessed with a great friendship. They love each other and will always be there for one another. Rylie have a great day at school. I am so proud of you and the good girl that your are. Its hard to find many young women in the world today with the values and standards you and Lydia have. Be a light to others. I love you!