Thursday, October 23, 2008
Irrespective of age, we mourn for those loved and lost. Mourning is one of the deepest expressions of pure love. It is a natural response in complete accord with divine commandment: “Thou shalt live together in love, insomuch that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die.” (D&C 42:45.)
Moreover, we can’t fully appreciate joyful reunions later without tearful separations now. The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.
This family lives in Lubbock, our last town, and though we did not know them well as we were in different wards (congregations) in our stake (comparable to a diocese), we would like to say from many miles away:
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This is based on the answers to these questions:
1. What is your name? Heidi
2. What is your favorite food? Thanksgiving food - I picked cranberries cause they're purty!
3. Where did you attend High School? Allen High School - this is of the band-the "Escadrille"-of which I wasn't a part, but it was a cool picture
4. What is your favorite color? RED!!!!!
5. Celebrity crush? Matthew MacFadyen (this is a bust of him as "Mr. Darcy" from my favorite movie "Pride & Prejudice." Do you not think him a handsome man, miss? Yes, yes, I daresay he is.)
6. Favorite drink? Egg Nog, this time of year anyway
7. Dream vacation? Ireland
8. Favorite dessert? Baklava
9. When I grow up, I want to be _____________? Peaceful.
10. What do you love most in your life? My family. There aren't enough members of this "snow family," but they were cute so they made it in anyway.
11. Optional Square = I LUUUUVV the snow (and the red berries of course)
12. What's the one word to describe you? Creative, or so I've been told
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
There was a soup recipe on the back of the box and I had some of the ingredients and I sort improvised with the rest. It had some leftover chicken, stewed tomatoes (drained), a can of peas (drained), and a package of that steam-in-the-bag broccoli. I put it all in one pot and heated it up with a dash of salt and onion powder. Then I made some rice real quick on the stove to go with it. I was kinda nervous about what my boys would think about it with all the visible vegetables and what-not, but they all loved it! They all said, "Mommy, this is gooooood!" There's nothing better than those words at dinner time. Well, except maybe, "Relax, honey, I'll do the dishes. You go lie down."