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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

It’s done and yes, it was insane.  It took all week, but I finished C.’s quilt. It was insane enough trying to finish his quilt.  While he was at school.  One day I spent the day quilting out of the house just to be able to get in more quilting time. It also happened that I needed to finish it during a week when I had a Nativity program for the children at church for the ward Christmas party.  A meeting to work on things for next year in Primary.  And a baptism in Primary.  All very good things. The children always amaze me when they do a program.  They were so excited to do be in the Nativity.  We had itchy angels and levitating sheep.  Last year the wise men got a little lost.  This year the shepherd’s got seperated, but they found each other again.  It was great.  Having children act out the birth of the Savior just adds a beautiful touch to the season. And the baptism was wonderful. There were blips …

Speechless

It was the end of the day and the children had been singing for nearly an hour.  Everyone had been working hard and the children had been doing a fabulous job.  For the last song they were told the Bishop was in his office and we wanted to see if they could sing so that he could hear them through the closed door of the Primary room and his office door.   And we learned what power they truly had in their voices. Sitting at the front of the room as they collectively put everything they had into singing “I Am a Child of God” took my breath away.  And the Bishop came to peak in the back of the room.

First Thoughts and Impressions

I love General Conference.  I’ll post more later I’m sure, but the first session was so amazing I just couldn’t wait to post a few of the things that were stand-outs for me.  (These aren’t all quotes.  Some have to do with the topic of the speaker’s talk) When I was little all of the temples that were built at the time fit in a circle on the front of my Book of Rememberance.  Less than 30 years later and that would be an impossible cover to achieve.  Amazing. Spritual Benefits of a Simplified Lifestyle.  I need to simplify my life and there are so many ways I can do this and need to do this.  I took a lot of notes during Elder L. Tom Perry’s talk. Prepare to participate in the Sacrament – (I think I talk a little too much before Sacrament Meeting.) “She put Faith and Hope into action”  – Now that is cool.  I need to do that more. I am so glad that someone over at Segullah issued the …

Here’s to Amazing Women

Relief Society is the women’s organization in the LDS church. There is a post on Segullah about Putting the relief in Relief Society that just helps illustrate why I love being a member of this organization.  The women are simply amazing.

I love it when things work like this.

Our schedule was so packed on Monday evening when we normally would have had Family Home Evening (Kevin had his final for his LAST class for his Bachelors degree!!) that we moved it to tonight.  In our family the one person is in charge each week.  That person plans the lesson and conducts the meeting and for their treat is that they get to pick the treat at the end of the evening.  It works for us.  Tonight was also Kevin’s night for the FHE lesson.  He chose this article by Spencer W. Kimball as the basis for his lesson.  In the article there are actually two quotes by Phillips Brooks that really struck me. So I looked him up. I found a few more quotes that I liked here.  They seem especially appropriate given my post this morning.  I love it when things work that way.  So here are my favorites. “Greatness, after all, in spite of its name, appears to be not so much a certain size as a certain quality in human …

The Possibilities Are Endless

Do you hear that?  It’s the dog snoring.  That’s how quiet it is in my house right now.  Normally by now there is at least one child up on the computer or on the wii.  Not this morning.  They’re all off to Youth Conference until the weekend.  I love the fact that I trust them – even more I trust their leaders to watch over them as well.  K. has some special needs and that’s a big deal.  We would have gone if needed, but we weren’t needed.  Now Kevin and I have 2 days to ourselves.  Can I just say THIS IS SO COOL!!! Ok, at the moment Kevin is at work.  That means it’s just me.  I get to pick what I want to do.  As a friend mentioned when I was dropping the kids off – I can quilt and not worry about them seeing what I’m working on.  I may go to the gardens.  I may not.  Kevin and I can just spend time together at home, just us.  Oh, I miss …

Topic Hopping

Other people call it  Random thoughts – I call it Topic Hopping.  When your mind doesn’t seem to settle on one subject but jump from one to the other.   When I’m in serious topic hop mode having a conversation with me can be seriously difficult to follow.  This post could also be called a brain dump. – Folks, life is messy.  It’s not always neat and tidy wrapped up in bow.  There aren’t always easy answers to all the questions.  Sometimes blessings come in strange ways.  Sometimes people help, sometimes you have to find that help yourself.  Just because I’m at church on Sunday with a smile doesn’t mean I don’t know about problems or how difficult life can be.  Don’t assume that you can tell what my family goes through on a regular basis because you see us enjoy each other’s company and work well together.  We work hard at it.  Sometimes more than others.  The fact is, with work you can enjoy church on Sunday and have a good time with your family.  Maybe not …