Sunday, October 31, 2010


Here are the pumpkins my kids carved this year... My boys are REALLY into the Lakers as you will soon be able to tell! The 1st one here is Derek's...

Here is Devin's...



Brittany's (Bewitched!)

And, Diana's! (lots of TEETH! She is almost finished with Dental Hygiene School!)

Nice job guys! I love you! mom

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Office

Happy Halloween from the office staff...

Tony and Vicky (work 4 doors down in the optical), me and Dr. Q

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Black & White... Thoughts??

I have been asked to speak at our ward's "Young Women's in Excellence" program next week. Our YWP is very creative, she is going to decorate everything in black and white... when I asked her the topic, she said, "Black and White, no gray"....

We really have to make up our minds as to which side we are on! We can't just sit on the fence....

It made me think of the song, "Whose on the Lord's side who?" And, the scripture from Joshua, " for me and my house, we will serve the Lord"

I need some thoughts, scriptures, stories... anything to help with the talk...

PS YES, I will dress in black and white too! °Ü°

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Soda, anyone?

I just saw this over at Be Different... Act Normal ...
VERY CUTE for a Halloween party!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010


I ran across the CUTEST blog with GREAT ideas for Halloween! Go HERE to see them all!! Here are just a few pics from the blog...

Mummy Dogs

Candy Corn Pizza

Carmel Apples

Caramel Toffee Dip

Spider Cookies

Candy Corn Cupcakes
She has many more ideas!!! GO check it out!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mind and Heart

Today I have been reading and studying for my institute class that I teach tomorrow night. I ran across something that I really liked and thought I would share...

Doctrine and Covenants 8:2
"Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart."
We are taught of two major ways, among others, in which the Holy Ghost communicates with us, namely, in our mind and in our heart. There is a difference between the two. In a stake presidents training meeting in the fall of 2000, Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve explained that "heart" deals with general feelings and impressions,
whereas "mind" refers to specific thoughts and instruction.

In other words, "heart" is general and "mind" is very specific. He went on to teach us that an impression to the heart, WHEN FOLLOWED, will lead to more specific instruction to the mind.
Elder Scott used Enos, in the Book of Mormon, as an example. He pointed out that in Enos 1:3, tender feelings about the words and instructions from his father, over the years, sunk deep into Enos' heart. Then in Enos 1:4, Enos acted upon those feelings and left his hunting and turned to God in humble prayer. As a result, very specific teachings and instructions came into his mind.
I just loved that thought... I hope that we will ACT upon the feelings that come to our HEART so that more specific direction can come into our minds!
PS As I sat in the front room studying it was an awesome sight/feeling as my 19 year old son, Dallin who is preparing for his mission (leaves Dec. 7), sat in the office watching conference! I am so grateful for the gospel in our home... and for wonderful children who strive to keep the commandments!