Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ThE HaPpiEsT PlAcE oN EaRtH!

Thanksgiving came,
and we got to go to
F.D. Mom's....

where you can play all manner of games,

get lots of rest,

and try out your culinary skills!

You can watch a movie or two on her super-sized t.v.,

be a part of the blessing of a new niecie,

or chat with other charter members of the "Girls' Club".

You can write a secret message in her living room carpet,


or play with favorite, darling grandchildren.

You can roast marshmallows and make smores in the backyard,

eat some more,

or just cuddle!

'Yep, being at F.D. Grandma's home

is the happiest place on earth!

('Don't know what Disneyland was ever thinking!)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


This week has been a
week of excellence!

The dog got an excellent new hoodie.

We are excellent BYU fans
(from head....

to tail!)

Chels had her Young Women Evening of Excellence.

She put together an excellent notebook
filled with family history stories of faith.

Modeling excellent "beehive" hats

Chels spent her "Seminary Bucks" for these excellent gifts.
(She has an excellent teacher--Brother Hyde.)

We got to hang out as a family
(which is always excellent!)

We traveled to Tahoe in an excellent blizzard.
N8 and I hiked to the Zephyr Library
(which was also excellent).

We attended the ward's FHE

where our ward donated somewhere around 56 meals for needy families.
It always feels excellent when you do service for others.
(Be certain to have an excellent Thanksgiving Day!)

Monday, November 7, 2011

NoT a LoT...

Okay, so not a lot went on this last week,
but the weather did turn cold...

and the dog got a new sweatshirt.
And we were able to go to the temple with our youth
(which is always a good thing.)

Right now,
I'm working on our Ward's "Day of Service".

It commemorates the 75th. anniversary of the
Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints
Welfare Program.

Remember in April when Elder Eyring asked every ward or branch
in the Church to organize a day of service in behalf of the needy in
their community?

Well, families and individuals in our ward are donating
Thanksgiving food baskets for our community Social Services.

It's fun.
Just about 50 families and individuals are excitedly planning
and putting together baskets.
That means 50 needy families that possibly wouldn't have had a Thanksgiving,
now will!
(If you'd like to join in, you surely can.  It's easy.  Decide what foods you like to eat on Thanksgiving Day--no perishables, open containers, or homebaked goods, however.  That kind of makes it even easier.  Put together a container to feed a family from 2 to 8 people.  They're due at the Churchill County Social Services Office by Monday, November 21st.)