Sunday, October 18, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Flower Arranging

 I bought some flowers to cheer the table up. When they had gone the way of all the earth Margaret came in with a handful of flowers and weeds. She got a cup full of water and arranged her bouquet. After a couple of days she noticed that the water was looking "yucky." She changed the water and brought new life back to her blooms. I was impressed by her desire for beauty and the initiative she took to make our home a more lovely place.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Baby Dear

One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is a sibling.  

Thursday, October 15, 2015


 Eliza was 7.2 pounds and 20 inches long. We all love her so dearly. We are amazed with all the blond hair. She tears up and spits up. Both of which are new to us. We are excited to watch and see the person that she will become.
I have so many tender feelings and so many wishes and hopes for Eliza. I am far from able to express them. But this poem/ hymn by Samuel Longfellow touches on some of them.

Go forth to life, O child of earth!
Still mindful of thy heav’nly birth;
Thou art not here for ease, or sin,
But manhood’s noble crown to win.
Tho’ passion’s fires are in thy soul,
Thy spirit can their flames control;
Tho’ tempters strong beset thy way,
Thy spirit is more strong than they.
Go on from innocence of youth
 To manly pureness, manly truth;
God’s angels still are near to save,
And God Himself doth help the brave.
Then forth to life, O child of earth!
Be worthy of thy heav’nly birth!
For noble service thou art here;
Thy brothers help, thy God revere!

Conference Mints

I was still able to watch some of conference even though Eliza came Saturday morning. I was moved by Elder Holland's talk Behold Thy Mother that I found so fitting for the day. I was amazed when he pointed out words the Savior used and words for child birth. It was a lovely tribute to mothers.
I always love eating these mints and in a bowl made by my son. What could be better?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Qui and Maizee

Two of our fun friends!

Monday, October 12, 2015


 I think this little darling looks just like her Dad! Congrats to the Mitch and Lindsey. We are so happy for them.

Resonator Bells

For my birthday Kelly gave me a set of bells. We have used them every Sunday thus far. With the excellent help of Lauren we have played Sunbeam, The Wise Man, Oh Beautiful, Edlewiess, You Are My Sunshine, and Home on the Range. It has been so fun. I can't wait to use them for Christmas!