Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Busy, Beautiful, and Uplifting

The days are really busy lately!  We enjoyed a grandson staying over during his Spring break, family games, household projects, Senior luncheon, sewing, genealogy, and a delightful Easter.  Love the Spring Time!  The beauty has been the Spring everywhere.  We were able to go to Temple Square with our son, his wife, and their 17 month old son.  They had wanted to get some good Spring pictures and the grounds at the Temple are magnificent!  Huddy loved to run, see the water features, and play in the dirt.  He laughed and pulled faces at the camera.  It was such a delightful time filled with fun and beauty!  They got some darling pictures and made lots of memories.
Easter Sunday was uplifting!  We had a lovely Sacrament Meeting and could feel the Spirit as we contemplated the miracle of the Atonement and Resurrection.  I am so thankful for the blessing I have to repent and be forgiven.  I know that my Savior loves me and that I will commit my life to Him.  Today we had the opportunity to go to the Temple and participate in an ordinance session, do initiatory, and do Sealings.  It was a very special day and I felt the love of my Heavenly Father.  That gave me uplifting joy that will carry me through the rest of the week.  I am blessed.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Family is everything

We enjoyed lots of family time this weekend.  We had one family come and play Pinochle Friday night.  We enjoyed attending Church with them on Sunday.  We had our children and their families come for dinner Sunday evening.  It was so much fun to catch up with their busy lives and share a lot of laughs and memories.  It was fun to play Pinochle and watch the kids enjoying each other as they played.  We are so blessed to have such a special family!

Monday, April 7, 2014

What a Weekend!

I had great intentions--make soup, listen to Conference, get journal caught up.  I did make soup and muffins--love that.  I did get my journal caught up--Yay!  Listen to Conference--a little bit...
Fortunately I did record the Sessions and I'm going to listen to each talk as I find time.  I am thankful for the technology that allows me to go back and do a better job listening.  I loved having family come Sunday evening.  I loved the kids laughing while they played with sand.  I loved playing games with the adults of the group.  At the end of the day I needed peace and I'm thankful for that.  This morning I found that my fears were taken care of and I know that my Heavenly Father loves me.
Today our youngest grandchild came to visit--and his Dad.  They had lunch and we loved having his childish chatter and laughter.  Grandchildren are such a blessing!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Rebellious, repentant, refreshed

I can't believe how rebellious I have been about blogging.  I have been busy, but...since my last blog I have done quilting, tended grandkids, worked in the Nursery, been called for jury duty (but not selected :), fed missionaries, had a family party, met my sister-in-law for lunch, attended baby showers, held quilting club here, attended the Temple, visited sick friends, got a new computer, attended a missionary "farewell", and worked on my Life story and indexing.  I have checked others blogs--love that.  But I have not been compelled to share my thoughts and record them.  Now I have to repent and get back on the wagon.  I have been reading the Book of Mormon and recognized the great importance of keeping records.  I have been reading my parents journals and have been amazed at all they have done for me and my family.  I am excited about Spring and love all the flowers and green lawns.  I am now eager to let my Heavenly Father know how much I appreciate the many blessings I have.  Therefore, my blogs will bring a greater appreciation for all of my blessings.  With General Conference this weekend, that should be easy!