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

Sunday, April 27, 2014

General Conference

General Conference was wonderful this month!  I love the talks and all the things I learned.
Elder Holland talked about how some people today are looking for a "comfortable God," who does not require anything, because they don't want to put forth any effort.  He also said that if we are even thinking about breaking the commandments, we have broken them already in our hearts.
Sister Reeves talked about how nothing should take priority over our spouse, the evils of pornography, and how youth need to take responsibility for their spiritual protection.
Elder Eyring talked about how one person's decision to make and keep covenants with the Lord affects generations of people.
Elder Nelson talked about how keeping divine commandments brings blessings every time, and breaking divine commandments brings a loss of blessings every time.  Wrong is never right, no matter who is doing it.

Elder Hales talked about the different levels of OBEDIENCE.  Jesus Christ is our example of true obedience: "Not my will but thine be done".
President Uctdorf counseled us that our lives can be sweeter, more joyful and glorious, if we will life the goblet of gratitude and be grateful in all circumstances for the Lord's blessings.
Elder Bednar gave a wonderful talk on spiritual load, and how the heavy loads give us traction to get through trials, with an analogy of his friend's truck being stuck in the snow.
President Monson counselled us to be kind and loving.
We can read and watch it anytime, by clicking on this link:

The guys coming home from Priesthood Meeting.
 The family making the traditional cinnamon-sugar biscuits for breakfast.
 The girls on their way to Women's Conference.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Love my spring garden!

I am really loving the way the spring garden looked this year!  Enough flowers blooming that is looked like a FLOWER BED!  Now that's a novelty!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I LOVE Easter!

I LOVE EASTER!  It is so wonderful to celebrate the life of Jesus Christ, and the ultimate gift which He gave us. I am so thankful that because of Him, we can be resurrected and have the hope of life together with our loved ones.  Here is an inspirational 13-minute video from lds.org about His life.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sewing projects

Here's what we've been sewing lately:

Ada wanted to make something real bad, and it was here turn, but it was almost 9 p.m. so I knew we needed a quick and simple project.  I decided to have her make a coaster.  She did a great job and had a lot of fun, and I was glad it went quickly:)

Jane finished her vintage apron.  It turned out great and I am so proud of her for sticking with it.  It was a rather involved sewing project.  Then she wanted to make a knit skirt.

Natalee is making a purple quilt for her bed-her favorite color.  We will take pictures when it's closer to being done.

I quilted my first project on the quilting machine.  It gave me grief until I found out that I was using the wrong kind of thread, and there is more of a learning curve than I had imagined there would be.  But, with patience and persistence, we are slowly figuring it out.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sariah Graduates

Sariah graduated from BYU Idaho in Agri-Business.  
We are so pleased with her determination and hard work.  
Congratulations, Sariah!  

 Pizza party afterwards.

Monday, April 7, 2014

The guys have been hauling manure:) Such fun! And what a smell!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

General Conference is Coming and YOU are invited!

I Love, Love, Love General Conference!  The spring flowers are always so beautiful, and the talks and music we hear are so touching and motivational.  We will get to hear from the Living Prophet here on earth today, President Thomas S. Monson.  Sometimes I wonder if the talks were written just for me, because it is just what I needed to hear or learn.  It can be watched on many internet sites, as well as the BYU TV channel on dish network, 9403.  To learn more, check it out here:  https://www.lds.org/general-conference/watch?cid=HPTU040114644&lang=eng  Hope you can join us!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Loneliest Road in America

As I went to my sister reunion, I got to drive on the Loneliest Road in America.  I had fun stopping to take pictures on that road and others.  I was amazed at how much I used to dislike this type of scenery when I moved here and in contrast, how much I LOVE it, now!  Here are a few: