Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Eternal Anniversary Family

Today is November 23, 2008. On November 23, 1990 we were sealed in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for Time and all Eternity. What a joy that day was for me. I hope it gave each of you who are sealed to me the same joy and satisfaction of knowing that we will never, ever be alone again. Families are for sharing, helping, encouraging, understanding and learning. I love you all more today than I have ever loved you before. May God Bless each and every one of you and your families which are our families too.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Creative Kiddos

Well, we have brought Caleb and Davis home with us for a little while. They were good boys in the car for the most part, unless they were hungry.

After we got home, Grandma had to go to her Genealogy Center to teach a class and serve her shift, which left Grandpa home alone to put the boys to bed. When I got home from the Center, I found that Caleb had made a creation that was above what I thought would be standard for his age. See what you think?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Helping out Girly

This last week I have been in St. George, UT, helping out Lisa and John and the boys. This ol' grma aint as young as she used to be, but I'm still keeping up with the boys. Caleb is really getting mature, although he still has a hard time sharing his match box cars. It must be the same training the men got because men act the same way with the remote control to the TCV.

Davis, is still a charmer, and he reminds me so much of Lisa as a young child. Need I say more? Well, some of you didn't know Lisa as a small child. She was a charmer, and cute as a bug, very loveable, but then there is the side that exactly mimic's every move his older brother makes. When you restrain him in any way, force him to do anything he doesn't want to do, say no to anything he want, then you have a regular 'throw yourself on the ground, kick with all your might, lash out with your hand to hit anything within reach, and glower at you with a look that says it all'- you skum bag who do you think your fooling with?

Now on the bright side. When Davis get's called on to say the prayer, then Caleb is asked to help him. So they bow their heads, and Caleb says "Dear" and Davis repeats "Dear", then Caleb goes on in one word or maybe two words, and Davis repeates the entire thing. Well, it's just the cutest experience to see this!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

American Patriotism or Loyality

Today, we have a new President elect, Barack Obama. I didn't vote for him, but now that he is our president elect of the USA, I will stand beside and behind him. Since I believe that God is watching over us, and knows more than we do, I have faith that he knows what Senator Obama will do or not do in the United States White House and I will leave it up to our Heavenly Father.

If I have badmouthed a US President in the past, I hope I will be forgiven. I will not badmouth a president now. I have too much respect for this office, and the people have spoken. Unfortunately, President Bush took a bad rap during his tenure in the White House. I have friends that have lamblasted "Bush and all his failed policies", and it hurt me. I may not always have agreed with his decisions, but I never talked bad about the man.

Now, lets see what Barack Obama can do. No one can blame the 'Republicans' for problems that come up now. Lets all watch carefully to see what this new Democratic President can do with the new Democratic Senate and house. You would think he could get things done, I hope the Republicans will work with him, much unlike the Democrats worked with President Bush.

I am still worried about Prop 8. ABC news will not call that proposition passed, even though the Associated Press has called it. ABC goes on to report all the legal finagling that is transpiring to overturn Prop 8. Let's use a bit of common sense, as Ben Franklin used to say. Isn't a government by the people and for the people, a democracy? In other words our Constitution protects the majority from being ruled by the minority. Since we passed this amendment to our California Constitution, the people have spoken. THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO OVERTURN THE BALLOT ON"UNCONSTITUTIONAL" GROUNDS, SINCE THAT MEANS THAT THEY WOULD TAKE AWAY OUR CONSTITUTION IN FAVORING THE MINORITY OVER THE MAJORITY. There, I've said my peace and I feel better.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A New Additional Calling

Happy Fast Sunday, I got a new calling. I didn't loose my Family History Calling, but I was sort of bored in just going to classes each Sunday and not serving, when I knew I was a good teacher.

So, I prayed about it and told the Bishop that if he had any need of me, but to remember that I still held my calling as a Regional Family History Trainer, but I could possible do something on Sundays if he had need of me. So, last night I got a call from Brother Bailey and he asked me to meet with him about 15 minutes before Church, that he had a calling for me. I won't hold you in suspense any longer, I was called to be the CTR 5 year old teacher and I am really excited about it. I have 4 little boys, all smart as whips, and I told them I had 2 grandsons that were 5 and when I showed them Caleb and Briggs photos, they were impressed.
I just want to say that I love the Lord. I believe in Christ and am so glad that he watchs out for our families. I'm grateful to be able to serve in the capacity of Primary and Family History, which happen to be the gifts He has given me and now I can serve with all my heart, mind, might and strength for as long as He wants me to. I love my family very much also, and want all my grandchildren to know how much I admire and love them.
On a sadder note, I have lost my notes that say what callings in the Church I have had and when I got them. For years, I was writing down each time me or Lary or one of my children got a call, but now it's gone for me. Larry still has his, but I have lost mine. If anyone of my kids can look at their PAF files and see if under my notes, I have that listed, I would be eternall grateful. I'm hearsick at loosing that piece of information. I thought I was so careful, but alas, no one is infallible, especially me.