Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Night at the Las Vegas Temple

Kirsten and I went to the Temple tonight. Dad, Kirsten, and I had just gone on Saturday, but Kirsten and I felt a need to go back to the Temple again tonight. I love that you can count on so many things by being at the Temple, and in a session. You can count on feeling peace. You can count on receiving inspiration. You can count on feeling close to the Spirit of the Lord. You can count on feeling the Love of God. You can count on feeling greater love for everyone, especially your family. You can count on learning something new. Everytime I go, I learn something new. You can count on participating in an eternal blessing for someone else. You can count on feeling better about life after you finish a session, than before you started. You can count on feeling hope. You can count on being in the beautiful celestial room to think, and ponder, and visit, and draw strength. You can count on people all dressed in white looking and acting like angels, and greeting, and guiding you. And that is just a few of the things you can count on. I love to go to the Temple. It has been the greatest blessing of my life to have had the privledge of attending the Temple for 31 years now. I never, never grow tired of it. What a great privledge and blessing it is to attend the Temple. Love, MOM

Kindness Begins with Me

Well I am on a Kindness kick today. As members of the true church of Jesus Christ we believe in living exemplary lives. I am actually admonished in my partirachal blessing to be careful, kind, and tender, and diplomatic, kind, and tolerant. That is being reminded to be kind two times. Needless to say this admonishment has haunted me now for over 33 years. And I would like to be able to say that at the moment that I received my blessing I was able to embrace those lines. Actually not so. It has taken me almost 33 years to become pretty good at being Kind, careful, tender, diplomatic, and tolerant. And I still am not perfect. But to my posterity, I say, learn it in your youth. Choose now to be all of those things. The price of kindness is self-restraint, and it is worth its weight in gold. I do believe in being kinder than the situation requires. Always. There are too many examples in my life of when I wished that I had been kinder. Now that I am a kinder person, I think of all the hurt that being unkind is such a waste. And all the saddness that being kind could prevent. It is very like our Savior to be kind, and merciful, tender, and tolerant. He has given us so many examples. I hope you will join me this week in my personal goal to be kinder to everyone than I have ever been. Especially kind to those you love most. Love, MOM

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy New Year!

We spent Christmas in Provo with Joel, Megan, Alice, and Elise. Alice is just starting to walk. We have two big new years goals--Last year we got a new granddaughter and a new son-in-law, and that's what we want to have happen this year too! So if our kids cooperate, we'll reach our New Years goals! Happy Goal Setting to you all! We'll be blogging again soon.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer Fun

The weather in Las Vegas has been beautiful this summer. No super hot temperatures yet. Father's Day is coming this weekend, and with it my dad's 78th birthday on Friday, Megan's 21st birthday on Monday, and then Sean's around the corner, right after that is my moms 69th, then Joel's at the end of July, then Megan and Joel 2nd Wedding Anniversary the same week as Curtis and my 31st Anniversary. We are not sure yet if we can make it to the Warren's famous 4th of July Celebration yet..but we did send them some Crackling Whip to help with the festivities of the day anyway. I think it is quite interesting that our two son-in-laws have their birthdays the same month. Both in July, along with my mom's. We have a pool in our Condo complex, and hope to use it soon. We have just started using the exercise room there. We are enjoying the nice weather, and looking forward to all the B-day celebrating.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Wonderful Wedding is a Memory now!

Kirsten and Sean Creel were sealed on May 2nd in the Las Vegas, Nevada Temple. All of our children were present, as well as many family members and friends. Everything came off without a hitch. We were really blessed. We so enjoyed the company that came to town. It was terrific to be with everyone. I have many favorite was when Alice from the Palace arrived. She is a very loved baby, and we all swarmed in on her. She ate up the attention, and we captured the most wonderful photo of her in Kirsten's arms smiling a huge, big smile for us all. I also loved being in the brides room with Kirsten, and being able to hold her hand in the sealing room, listening to the sealer speak was a tender moment. Watching Sean and Kirsten get sealed sent chills up my spine. It was so touching to see them there at the alter. A huge reward to parenting. Just the best. The reception was was just a very joyous day! I woke up at 4:30am and went to bed at around 1:30pm. It was one of the favorite days of my life. I just loved it. Thank you to everyone who took part in making it that way! Especially a big thank you to all my children and their spouses, and child you are the lights of my life.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Getting Ready for Kirsten & Sean's Wedding

It is Tuesday and the wedding is Saturday. Elise and Krista come into town late tomorrow night, then the real fun begins. Manicures, pedicures, ext. Joel and Megan will arrive some time on Friday. Joel was able to get Friday off from his new job, yeah! We are so looking forward to having many family members present for this wonderful occassion. Everyone is looking forward to seeing Alice, our first grand child. She is 2 months old now, and doing great. She is so adorable, and sweet. Today I have been working for my job with Air Service, and also doing some house work. Thank you to everyone who will be spending some time with us over the weekend, and we will also being thinking of all of you who could not make it for one reason or another.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Going to visit Alice

We are finally grandparents, thanks to Joel and Megan. Alice is going to be blessed this Sunday, on Easter. We are so excited to be able to go to Provo for this momentous celebration. Sean and Kirsten will also be present, and many of the Warren's. We are taking the camera, and will have photos to share!