Showing posts from March, 2015

March 2015 according to my iphone

Elder Argyle and his companion are in the same ward as the WWII candy bomber.  Tanner continues to find success as a missionary for our church.  We received word Friday from his mission president that he has been assigned to be a district leader.

We had a great Spring Break Staycation.

 Redecorated Reagan's room

 Found this gal's scriptures on her nightstand one day after she had gone to school - a sure sign that she had been reading them the night before.  I am so grateful for good kids who exercise their agency by wanting to do the right things.  This boy can't get enough basketball in.  Even when it is freezing rain.

 Enjoyed one of my favorite date nights of the year,  Lobsterfest with the love of my life.  SOOOO GOOD!  This girl was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society  and so were some of her friends
 McKinley was a speaker at the ceremony (she was inducted last year)  Reagan had a melt down on the day that she found out that Zayn was quitting One Directi…

"mite" moments

I have been listening to a talk by one of my favorite speakers this week, S. Michael Wilcox.  It is called, "Seeing as God Sees" and one of my favorite segments in the talk is about "mite moments".  I have transcribed it here.
God sees the importance of the smallest acts.  He does not underestimate their value.  They are what I call “mite moments”.  There are many mite moments in all of our lives.  I get the phrase “mite moments” from the time when Jesus was standing in the temple and he looked up and he saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.    And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.  And he said, “…of a truth I say unto you that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all, for all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God and she of a ….hath casting all of the living she had.”    I have heard President Hinckley talk about a widow’s mite that he has on his credenza that he looks at frequently t…


Oh to be thirteen again!  Well, now that I think about it I might not want to do that all over again.  But thirteen is sure a fun time in your life.  Especially for this girl.  Of all my kids, she reminds me most of myself. Man, I get her.  I know what motivates her and upsets her.  I know how sensitive she is to others around her who are hurting and at the same time she has a temper like you wouldn't believe when she is mad at her sister.  She is always surrounded by a circle of friends.  She loves to do her best at everything she attempts and has (like her mother) been called "perky" a time or two. I was a little concerned that her birthday yesterday wouldn't feel special because we spent all of last week buying her new bedding, furniture, and painting her room.  I wasn't about to spend more for gifts.  But her sweet friends at school compensated and made it a very special day.  One close friend and her thoughtful mom woke up extra early and went to Starbucks …

Spring Break 2015

I love a good "staycation".   I love sleeping in my own bed.   On my own pillow. We didn't cook a thing, ate out every meal.  It was bliss. We had lots of play time with friends.  (teens called that hanging out.) Went to Uncle Julios and shopping with Lindsey I hate to admit there was homework in there (mine) because my school doesn't have a spring break. But the kids were great sports about that. We went room shopping and got Reagan a new bed, rug, dresser, and end table. Painted her room. Spent the day at six flags titan shock wave superman bat man mr freeze funnel cakes $12 sodas dental visit- had one kid with four cavities slept in  donuts La Hacienda for lunch

It was a great, restful, restorative week.

Perhaps the greatest charity...

“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when  we are kind to each other,  when we don’t judge or categorize someone else,  when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt  or remain quiet. Charity is  accepting someone’s differences,  weaknesses,  and shortcomings;  having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness  and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us.  Charity is expecting the best of each other.” Elder Marvin J. Ashton (1915–94) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “The Tongue Can Be a Sharp Sword,”Ensign, May 1992, 19.