Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Long blog,not much to the point

A few weeks ago I went to a Mary Kay make-up demonstration. I only bought one expensive item. It is a collegen anti-aging cream for the face. I thought I would try it for a few weeks to see if I could see a difference. If I don't think there is an improvement I can take it back. So, what do you think? Is there any difference between the top picture and the bottom picture?
Cast your vote. I need to know if I take the product back.
The girls in my family hosted a family shower for Sara. I had someone take my camera during the party to capture the shower in picture. I forgot to check it and get some of the important ones of the bride, her mom and grandmother! But, I got this one of Sara and Nikole. Pretty cute girls.
Next Shower: At Sara's sorority bridal shower (I was glad I was invited to it) Andrew and Sara were to answer "How Well Do You Know Your Fiance'" questions. When they got a question wrong they had to pop another piece of bubble gum into their mouths. Sara really had quite a huge blob of gum in her mouth.
We got to make wedding dresses, out of rolls of toilet paper. It was quite difficult for me to be creative. But, look at the dress on the far left as you look at this picture. Now, that one looks good! I thought it won...hands down. Poor Andrew had to wear the dress I made.
Tai ran the Salt Lake City half-marathon. She set a goal to run it in under 2 hours. She did it. And, then was sick the rest of the day. Way to go Tai!
Note: If you have never watched a marathon, you should. It is amazing and humbling to watch those men and women giving it their all to run that many miles! I really fight back tears of emotions watching the runners. Am I just a big bawl baby?
Is it winter, or is it spring? Take your pick. After a few days of warmth we seem to go back to winter. Sun, rain, then snow. All in the same week. I enjoy the slow movement to the hot summer. Break me in slowly to the heat.

My sister, Sheila, graduated from Brigham Young University last Friday. Congratulations, Sheila. I am so excited she set her goal to graduate and did it.

After the graduation ceremony Chanel, Sheila's daughter, had a party to celebrate Sheila's accomplishment. Sheila, you are awesome. I admire you. In case you couldn't tell, your brother's and sister's are all happy for you, too. 7 out of 9 of your siblings were to your party.
Thank you Chanel for hosting this wonderful party.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Conference weekend

General Conference weekend is just barely over and so is Easter Sunday. I love having the two together. We get tohear a lot about the Savior and Atonement. But my personal favorite quote from conference was from Elder Neil L. Andersen...


It was a great talk. I was writing fast and furious as he spoke. But I loved how he counceled us to tell our families the stories of Jesus. That is truly where our strength needs to come from.

Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear,
Things I would ask him to tell me if he were here.
Scenes by the wayside, tales of the sea,
Stories of Jesus, tell them to me.

Oh, let me hear how the children
stood round his knee.
I shall imagine his blessings resting on me;
Words full of kindness, deeds full of grace,
All in the love-light of Jesus' face.
Words by: W. H. Parker