Sunday, August 31, 2008

Quote for the Week

"I testify that you will remove barriers to happiness and find greater peace as you make your first allegiance your membership in the Church of Jesus Christ, and His teachings the foundation of your life. Where family or national traditions or customs conflict with the teachings of God, set them aside. Where traditions and customs are in harmony with His teachings, they should be cherished and followed to preserve your culture and heritage. There is one heritage that you need never change. It is that heritage that comes from your being a daughter or son of Father in Heaven." ---Elder Richard G. Scott

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Scripture for the Week

Alma 31:34-35. I have this one on my bathroom mirror.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Family Trivia Question of the Week

Last week's question: What did Dean say to Deanna as he pinched her on the way to California? "Chiggers."

This week's question: Who rode a pig and why?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Quote for the Week

"Prayer is a privilege and the soul's sincere desire. We can move beyond routine and "checklist" prayers and engage in meaningful prayer as we appropriately ask in faith and act, as we patiently persevere through the trial of our faith, and as we humbly acknowledge and accept "not my will, but Thine, be done." ---Elder David A. Bednar

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Callings

Dean and Gordon have recently been made the 1st counselor in their bishoprics! Dean was made about 2 weeks ago and Gordon will get sustained this Sunday. Congratulations to you both.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Scripture for the Week

Helaman 5:12 is one of my all-time favorite scriptures. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Monday, August 18, 2008

We are having Zone Conference tomorrow. We get a General Authority (one of the Seventies). I am really excited. Saturday we spent all day with our YSA Ward working on a house for Habitat for Humanities. We have a great group of young people. Seems like we either work with the young, or the old, nothing in between.

Family Trivia Question of the Week

Last week's question: On our trip to Nauvoo, what city did we get lost in? Casper, Wyoming.

This week's question: What did Dean say to Deanna as he pinched her on the way to California?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Quote for the Week

"When doubts arise, when tragedies strike, the quiet voice of faith is heard in the stillness of the night as certain and reassuring as the polar star in the heavens above." ---President Gordon B. Hinckley

Friday, August 15, 2008

Kiersti has had her baby!

Kiersti also had a baby girl on Aug. 14. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. She was 19 in. long. They are going to name her Mya Lorraine Kinyon. (I guess these babies were avoiding the "national holiday".)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Juile had her baby!!!

Yvonne's daughter, Julie, had her baby on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 14) at 1:00. She had a baby girl that weighed 7lbs. 5 oz. They are going to name her Whitney.

Whitby's Mission Call

Whitby received his mission call today. He is going to the Australia, Brisbane Mission and he enters the MTC on December 31st. He is very excited!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

We Caught a Raccoon!!

When we woke up this morning, Mom noticed something in the trap, so Dad went out and looked and it was a raccoon! That is raccoon #1 for this year. I don't know if we will catch any more, but only time will tell.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Scripture for the Week

Alma 48:11-17. This is one of my favorite scriptures, probably because Captain Moroni is one of my all-time favorite Book of Mormon heroes.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

Missionary News

Allison has arrived in Taiwan safely. Her mission president called Leisa to let her know that they met Allison at the airport and brought her to the mission home where she met her companion and had an 8-course lunch. She is sleeping now because it is 2 AM there.