Sunday, August 31, 2008
With today being the 5th Sunday of the month, we had a special combined Relief Society/ Priesthood lesson. Greg Olsen was our guest speaker today and it was amazing. I had the opportunity to help Greg once when he was buying some dishes for a picture he was painting. I was working at Dillard's at the time. It was a great experience helping him and his wife with their purchase. Today was a different experience for me. Greg had a slide show of his different paintings and he was telling stories of each one. It was interesting to hear the views of the artist. This particular painting is called "In His Constant Care" and it happens to be one of mine and Grant's favorites. I plan on having this picture in my house some day. The story behind this picture wasn't one of the most interesting ones told, but it still has a sweet message. It is kinda hard to see in this picture but Jesus is reaching out to some sparrows on a branch. Greg referenced this scripture from the New Testament, "Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?" Luke 12:6. I just think it is sweet that even the the smallest creatures are of worth in the Saviors eyes. I love my Savior very much and I know he loves me too!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Now these 3 stars will show next to my name when I play online!! Feel the fear people!! Some of my favorite characters are Pookie Poo (my mii character) on the Magikruiser....
Birdo on the Mach Bike.....
and my most used character: Rosalina on the Flame Runner!!
Howdy Partner!! Grant and I are on the Activities Committee in our Branch and we just had our latest activity on Saturday night. If you can't guess, it was a cowboy theme. We had Sloppy Joe's, various types of salads, corn on the cob, root beer and for dessert we had apple and peach cobbler. Mmmm....yummy! After we ate we gave out prizes for best dressed and I won one of the prizes! Yippee Ki Yay!!
We even played some tug-a-war and Grant's team won!! Mine lost :-( So Grant won some mugs full of root beer barrels and peanuts. I won this really nifty gun lighter thingy!! Check it out!!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
On June 30 , 2008 Grant and I, along with my parents, spent a whole day at Zion's National Park located in St. George Utah. It was so beautiful!! Whoever thought that a National Park would be so much fun? We had a blast going on hikes and wading our feet in the Virgin River. We even enjoyed some of the critters that we saw in the park. Some of them cute and furry and others scaly and scary!! *shivers* These are some pictures of our trip. If you are ever in St. George I highly recommend visiting Zion's National Park!!