Thursday, November 29, 2007


Although the commercial community has a tendency to focus on Halloween as the beginning of the holiday season and completely ignore Thanksgiving and skip directly to Christmas, I think Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful holidays of the year. I can't think of anything more important to focus on than being grateful. And no people in the history of the world ever had more to be grateful for than citizens of the United States. I am seriously annoyed with those who refer to Thanksgiving as "Turkey Day" as if eating turkey is the only thing worth thinking about on this day.

I am grateful for freedom to be in charge of my own life.

I am grateful for family.

I am grateful for opportunity.
I would go on, but this list would never end.

This year for Thanksgiving we entertained nieces, nephews, a grandparent, and a friend. Their company made the holiday even better.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Family Resemblences

Here are some pictures of some of our ancestors. See if you can find any resemblences.

Marathon Sunday

I spent seven, yes, seven hours in church today. I wanted to see my ward's primary program. Then, I had to attend another ward's ward conference: 1 hour testimony meeting plus three more hours of church. Next, I was on my way to APYW Committee meeting. This was followed by the obligation to attend another ward's YW Women in Excellence. As I was leaving the building after seven hours of church someone said, "Oh, aren't you going to stay for the music?" What music? And NO!