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this christmas


A Christmas celebration with some little cuties

I had the pleasure of spendinf a blissful couple of hours today with these cuties while their moms went to Institute. We had fun turning this into this.....
This sweet lil gal was pretty proud of her creation. and so was he. This bug guy enjoyed eating his snowman.  Can you tell?
We colored some beautiful pictures

and played with toys.
 This is my big helper.  She's a QT. huh?  And sweet little "A" that doesnt want to leave my side the whole time.  We finished the party off with cookie decorating.

Doesn't that look delicious?

November according to my iphone

A pretty good sign that you are overscheduled is when it is December 11th and you are doing a post to sum up the last month.  I set a goal to post more in 2013 and I have done that!  I am going to cut myself a little slack that the busy winter months have forced me to put the ole blog on the back burner.  Oh well.  
Kiki had a birthday and turned the big 13.  The Raineys brought over homemade brownies for her and she decided not to share.  She put them in the microwave with this note.  Sometimes her charity faileth.  What can I say?  I have tasted the Rainey's brownies and I don't blame her one bit.  Those things are good!  Basketball season is starting up and Brent is coaching again.  Brady is over the moon with excitement.  I love how enthusiastic he is about everything!  He came to me saying that he had outgrown his basketball shoes from last year.  So, in keeping with our house policy- we told him that if he wanted new shoes, we would match whatever he was willing to put …

Why I Serve

This talk was mentioned a few weeks ago in institute and it was...well...just what I needed.  I have studied it this week and plan to use it for a spiritual thought for a meeting I am going to tomorrow.  It is a talk from so long ago that I had forgotten about it.  It is so good to remember these principles.  
My dear brothers and sisters, because it was not appropriate for me to commence my Church service until I had concluded my judicial duties in state government, I did not speak at the April conference where I was sustained. Consequently, this semiannual conference is my first opportunity to speak to the general membership of the Church, to express acceptance of my calling to the Council of the Twelve.
I am thrilled with this calling. Having been “called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority” (A of F 1:5), I have gladly forsaken my professional activities to spend the rest of my days in the service of the Lord. I will devote my whole heart…