Friday, February 26, 2010

Had to Share this...

Melissa had this quote on her blog and I had to share it here for those of you who read this and don't know Melissa... we love her tons... and feel grateful for this quote!

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with LOVE, GRACE, and GRATITUDE!"

Saturday, February 20, 2010

It Seems Like Only Yesterday...

It seems like yesterday that the Davis family moved in next door to Ronda and their 2 little children, Braden 8 and Jessalyn 4, were coming over to have dessert cereal with Ronda. It seems like only yesterday that Jessalyn sang, "I'm a Chaquita Banana" with Brittany, Berlyn and Michelle. It seems like only yesterday that Michelle was spending the night with Ronda and I in our apartment so her parents could enjoy an anniversary celebration away for the weekend. It seems like only yesterday they were little girls and now they are both going to be brides... where does the time go? Jessalyn received her endowments this week and she looked radiant... hard to believe in only a month she will be Mrs. Kyle Humphrey. She and her mother have been so gracious to let Ronda and I share in the preparations. I got to help her find a temple dress. Ronda was her escort in the temple, and her real mother will be with her in the bride's room on her wedding day. Thank you Terri for sharing your daughter with us and even calling us her "other mothers". And a couple of months after that Michelle will be Mrs. Michael Hudson.

If I grew old over night, someone forgot to tell me because it seems like only yesterday...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Whoah Baby!!!

These colors are a little bold for me but I'd thought I'd try it. More important than this template I'm test-driving for a few days is this great link! Please enjoy Andre Bocelli with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing, The Lord's Prayer.
P.S. ...You might need a tissue...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Funny Sacrament Meeting

Yesterday, Mark conducted for the first time in his new calling as the 2nd counselor in our Bishopric. He did just fine and had this comical experience. The 2nd counselor in the Young Men's presidency was sitting with 2 of the priests at the sacrament table... from my vantage point it I could see it coming... the counselor and the 2 priests lift the table cloth as the sacrament song starts and their eyes get really large.. they look at each other and then the counselor stands up and walks into the little room at the back... comes out empty handed and kneels down and whispers in Mark's ear that there isn't any bread and he'll run home and get some... Mark whispers to the Bishop, who is hard of hearing and wears hearing he motions for Mark to write it down... Mark takes a program and at the top writes, No Bread. The Bishop nods and they whisper again. When we finish the sacrament song Mark stands up and says there will be a slight deviation in the program and asks the first speaker to speak. The bread arrived, the organist played another sacrament hymn while the bread was being prepared... the rest of the meeting went as planned... interesting though... Mark just took it all in stride with a big smile on his face!!