"Choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas 2011

We had a wonderful Christmas. I think the most enjoyable thing for everyone was getting to Skype with Jared and Jesse. It's so wonderful to hear their voices and see them. We are so lucky to live in a time when Skype is available. We are also enjoying having Sariah home from college with us.

December 2011

We had a wonderful visit from some of the wonderful misisonaries that have served and are serving in Fallon. We also were privileged to meet Elder Down's parents and enjoy some time with them. It was a very fun day.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Marriage Joke

Shortly after the honeymoon the new husband noticed a small box on the closet shelf. He asked his new bride what was in it.
She said, “Promise me you will never look in that box.” Reluctantly, he agreed.
On their 50 wedding anniversary, he again noticed the box.
He asked, may I now see what is in it?” "Yes" replied his sweetheart of 50 years.
He found 3 doilies and $2,000 dollars.
“What is this?” he asked.
She replied, “My grandmother told me that every time I wanted to argue to crochet a doilie.
He was so relieved there were only 3. “What is the money for?” He asked.
"From selling doilies," she replied.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Elder Jared Wadsworth

Elder Jared Wadsworth is doing great. He is serving in Canaman.

Dear Family,
Life is great! I am still serving in the Canaman area and probably will for the rest of my mission. These last few weeks have been some of the most spiritually powerful and motivating of my whole mission. For the only time in 3 months we were able to work for an entire week in our area because there were no mission-related meetings scheduled. We saw miracles in that week as we were able to find the ---- Family, as well as teach a father of a family that we'd already been teaching but hadn't been able to teach the father because of his schedule. Both of these came as direct answers to our prayers over the past several weeks, and was an evidence to me of how much the Lord really cares about each and every one of his children. We have also been working more and more with less active members as the focus in the Philippines changes from conversion to reactivation, as more than two thirds of the members here are inactive, it is a powerful tool and we are seeing the results as several have already come back. I love this work and I know it's true,
I love you all,
Elder Wadsworth

St. George, Utah Temple

We love visting the St. George Temple. It is so beautiful and such amazing history there.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


"We can lift ourselves and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude."
President Thomas S. Monson

"in some quiet way, the expression and feelings of gratitude have a wonderful cleansing or healing nature....Gratitude brings a peace that helps us overcome the pain of adversity and failure."
Elder Robert D. Hales

James E. Faust

"If you have done your best, which you usually do, your humble offering, whatever it may be, will be acceptable and pleasing to the Lord."

Ensign, March 2010 pg. 15

"Quiet your fears with Faith in the Lord"

President Boyd K. Packer:
"If you are helpless, he is not. If you are lost, he is not. If you don't know what to do next, he knows. It would take a miracle, you say? Well, if it takes a miracle, why not?"

Ensign, March 2010, pg. 14