Friday, March 31, 2017

Family Search

I've had a great time on my mission this past six months.

I've enjoyed the missionaries, the patrons, the feeling and atmosphere, but I'm particularly grateful for the program called family search as a place to store pictures, memories, etc.

I've uploaded lots of information and I'm so grateful for that as a repository.

Yes, I love the church's thinking and providing a place for these important pictures and materials.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Our Mission

The Family Search Library closes on March 31, and will reopen in June.

But, we will be gone, so we won't be there to see the changes right at first.

But, oh, how I have loved serving with the Michaelsons.

he has such a dry sense of humor and she is so inspiring.

She lives so close to the spirit.  Every time she give s a talk, I am inspired by her.

They have made the family history center a warm, inviting, close-knit loving family and it has been one of the greatest blessings in my life.

Oh, how grateful am I.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cell Phones

Sometimes I truly wonder how we survived without them.

They are so hand, convenient, and YES....NECESSARY.

Texting, Picture taking, Google Maps, the Internet, and even making phone calls.

I do love having a cell phone....

From a post on Facebook.  Ha Ha.  How phones have changed, but I was grateful for these when I had them!

I am very grateful for Cell Phones.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Teaching with Emily Mathews

She's just so very inspiring.

I consider it a great blessing to be able to share teaching duties with her; she's spiritual, she's fun, she's honest, she's GOOD.

Yesterday, she shared with the class of 7 year olds that she has always had a desire to have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost.  That struck a chord with me.  And, I want to be more like that.

I am grateful.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Opportunity to Clean the Church Today

I really love and admire the people in our ward.

On so many occasions, they are just superstars.

Like today.

We showed up at 8 to clean the chapel.

Shortly after we arrived, there was Nicole Hansen with her son, Beckham, and her SIX WEEK old, MABEL.  Now, who comes to clean the church with a 6 week old?  Just impressed and inspired me so much, because I KNOW that I would have used it for an excuse to NOT go.

Then shortly after nine, here came Doris Hancock, about 83.  Now, truly, when I'm 83, I'll just say, I"M TOO OLD, but there she was brining her own vacuum to vacuum about 1/2 the church.

Bobbie Jo was there and Linda Lyle had to come help, because so many people didn't show up, but here's the thing:


I was so inspired by these good, good people.

And, I'm grateful to be a part of this neighborhood!

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Man, it's so great to be able to text, phone, email, take pix with a camera, etc.

And, I am grateful for technology.

Monday, March 13, 2017

From Miles - Wendy's

"When you are super hungry, and you just go and get a baconator, and just bite into it!

That just really hits the spot."

Well, I guess that I'm thankful too.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Good Teeth

They may not be the whitest,

They may not be the straightest,

BUT, they have been such good teeth, generally speaking.

I work with a sister missionary who has had all kinds of teeth problems, including having to have them mostly removed from her mouth.  Her jaw and gums are so sore; she can't eat, it hurts all the time, etc.

I've had a few cavities, but, I still have my own teeth.  Plus, I don't know why, but I have never had wisdom teeth.  Ha, no wonder, I'm not very smart.

And, I am so very grateful for the teeth I have.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Smart People

Yesterday we went to a lecture about the


It was so fascinating.

And, Helpful.

And informative.

I was motivated and inspired.

And, so grateful for smart, highly-educated people.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Ease of Food Preparation

For breakfast this morning I had:

a mandarin orange,

a half banana,

A bowl of granola with blueberries, pecans, milk, and banana.

The only thing I did was to peel the banana and orange.

Didn't have to shell the nuts,

Didin't have to milk the cow,

Didn't harvest the banana or orange.

Didn't mix up and cook the granola.

I simply poured the milk over the cereal and enjoyed.

And, I am ever so very grateful!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Friends in the Neighborhood

Today, we will eat our once-a-month lunch with:

Donna and Stan Conder,

Mile and Loretta Allam.

We meet on the first Thursday, and each couple takes a turn picking where we eat.

We laugh and talk and laugh some more.  It's fun.

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


I say it often, but I can't really say it enough.

I am so very grateful to have

GOOD HEALTH right now in our lives.

Oh, such gratitude fills my heart!