Today is Mother’s Day; when we officially honor all of our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, friends, or any of the remarkable women who who have “mothered” us along the path of our lives. I read today that “Life doesn’t come with a manual; it comes with a Mother”. That’s such a lovely thought. Makes us feel all …
Consider “unplugging” from our virtual realities long enough to make real, human connections with those we love!
Wednesday February 13, 2013 – Journal Entry – I am officially a Missionary Mom!
MONDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2013 – Journal Entry: We only have about 42 hours before daughter A enters the Missionary Training Center in preparation for her full-time missionary service and we won’t see her again for 18 months….but, who’s counting, right?
This year, we are choosing to “boycott” the madness and chaos, and spend some good old fashioned time together.
General Conference Countdown Day 3 of 37: Today’s reading is entitled “Seek Learning: You Have A Work To Do” by Sister Mary N. Cook, First Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency
Today our family “garden experiment” officially began! I have learned first hand that gardening is not for the faint of heart. Here are photos and a detailed description of the event.
There is currently a huge frenzy taking place in our nation that cannot be ignored. It’s called HUNGER GAMES. I’m scared, and I think you should be, too.
The 1940 US Census will be released on April 2, 2012 and is being made available for family searches, genealogical work and historical research. A little video was released this week created by FamilySearch to announce this exicting news.
I stumbled across a very nice little sentiment today about why people were created that made me pause and ponder life – in a good way. These days, I appreciate anything that makes me stop and breathe for a moment and reconnect with my humanity…
This summer marks the 90th Anniversary of the Brighton LDS Girls Camp, located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, east of Salt Lake City, Utah. Brighton Camp began in the summer of 1921, and has the distinction of being the first and oldest continually running Latter-day Saint Girls camp in church history. It has welcomed girls ages 12-14 uninterrupted each and …
Looking for some new “wholesome family activities”? Check out what our family did last Saturday that involved a waterslide and a mountain of mud!
Ever feel intimidated by researching your geneology, or don’t know how you could find the time? The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah just released the first video in a fun step-by-step series to help anyone, anywhere, find info about their ancestors online … all in just “5 minutes or less”! Who knew Family Research could be so quick and easy? Check it out!
One of my mother’s “famous sayings” when I was growing up, [used with increasing frequency and urgency the older my siblings and I became], was “Please Remember Who You Are!” Without fail, as we were running out the door to play with friends, or to have a “sleep over”, attend a party or go to …
Today I joined with my family, friends and over 15,000 new “bosom buddies” in the annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure in Salt Lake City, Utah. This event is always held the first Saturday of May and you can read about our experience last year, here. Although the weather was predicted to hit …
I might not be able to crochet a pot-holder, stitch a quilt, sew a Prom Dress for my daughter or paint a Hawaiian mural on our family room wall…but, I can still use my hands for creating something of worth for others! . . . A post in honor of The Greatest Handmade Gift.
This beautiful children’s hymn will be performed at the April 2011 LDS General Conference. Learn more about the song, link to a free download, and enjoy a YouTube video of the song with lyrics.
On December 19th, 2010 [yesterday] Mr. MoSop [aka Peeps] and I celebrated Twenty-One Years of Marital Bliss. . . Read about our “secret navigational tool”.
In this sweet video, the youth of the Meadowood Latter-day Saint Ward ages 3-18 share the true story of Christmas through scripture, images, song and faith.
The life of revered American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) held great sorrow, and also great faith. In 2008, actor Edward Herrmann recounted the inspiring story behind Longfellow’s enduring Christmas hymn of hope, “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day“.
A story of Christmas Peace told by Elder M. Russell Ballard, and a song of peace sung by The Choir Boys of Great Britain.
“In a recent stake conference, the tender mercies of the Lord were evident in the touching testimony of a young wife and mother of four whose husband was slain in Iraq in December of 2003. . .
When Brandon Jackson was only 14 years old, he made a choice to follow God, and help a group of orphans in Honduras. At that moment, he set his feet on a remarkable path.
I love it when songs are used as illustrations in talks during the Semi-Annual General Conference of our Church. Thankfully, it happens often. Last week’s October 2010 Conference was no exception.
Mormons and non-Mormons alike are mourning Sunday’s senseless and tragic death of Bishop Clay Sannar, age 42, of the Visalia California Ward congregation, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Sannar had only been serving in his lay ministry calling a few months. While doing paperwork in his church office after morning …
Or, “why I haven’t been blogging, and why I’m finally blogging anyway”.
To say I do a lot of reading would be an understatement. Books, magazines, newspapers, blog posts, articles, commentary…online and offline…you name it, I can be found turning, flipping, scanning and scrolling down. Often during these ‘word feasts’ I come across a quote that sticks in my brain, and then churns around and around until it’s soft, and warm, and smooth as homemade butter taffy.