Friday, November 30, 2012


Wow, tomorrow is the first of December. What happened to November, on that subject- what happened to October, September, August, etc. The year seems to have just flown by again. Christmas is just around the corner. I've got my Christmas cards ready, well the cards are ready I'm just finishing my annual letter. For some reason my list seems a lot shorter this year. I think I have everyone on my list that I normally send cards to. It's always disappointing that I don't get many cards in return, oh well.

I went to the practice for the community performance/sing-a-long of The Messiah last night. This is the third year that I've tried out for a solo part and I don't think I'm going to get one again. It's a little disappointing but I can't let it bother me. I don't sing as much as I used to. I think the most that I got to sing was when I was in high school and sang with the choir there. I wish there was some kind of choir that just got together and sang once a week. I think that would be fun.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Friends and Temples

I usually don't post a lot of private inner feelings and thoughts here, but I'm going to try to start blogging more. I don't want to blog about trivial things but things that are important to me.

So I'm going to start with my friend Colleen.

I believe there are people that come into our lives at a time when they do for a reason. I have a dear friend that I've only known a short time, and I'd like to think that it is because of my influence and continued instance that she get her temple recommend renewed that she has. I know she has had a lot of trials in her life and she struggles just like the rest of us. But to watch her turn her life around so that she can go back to the temple has really touched me. I know it's been a struggle for her and I've tried to be there and encourage her as I could.

When I first met her I didn't think she was LDS, well I didn't think that she wasn't either, it just didn't cross my mind. Then in talking to her one day I discovered that she was LDS and that we were in the same stake. She told me then that she had never been to the Vernal Temple, she has always gone to the Salt Lake Temple. It was then, when I invited to take her to the Vernal Temple that I found out her recommend wasn't current. I told her that very day that when she did get her life straightened out and her recommend renewed that I was taking her on a trip to the temple. I am so excited now to be able to do that with her. Yesterday she told me that she had her recommend, she just needs a member of the Stake Presidency to sign it. I am really looking forward to taking her, not just for the spirit that is felt there but because I know she needs the renewing strength received from going. So as soon as she has a free morning, after that recommend is signed, I'm taking her.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Thanksgiving was spent with Michael's family this year. Unfortunately he had to work and so missed out on lunch and pictures, etc.

Grandma Liz with her children and their spouses.
Ken & Peggy, Dale &Tracy, Clif & Maryanne, Terry, Donna Herald, Lori &Jeff.
 Grandma Liz with her grandchildren and their spouses.
 Grandma Liz with her great-grandchildren.
 Grandma Liz with everyone that was there for lunch.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mini Powwow

Ethan got to participate in the headstart thanksgiving powwow again this year. He was not excited about going but once he got there he had fun.

He's the one wearing the red Car's hat. He wouldn't take that off for anything.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Erica's 7th Birthday

We celebrated Erica's birthday tonight

 Whoppers from Grandma and Grandpa Crapo
 Christmas earrings from Grandma and Grandpa Crapo
 Angel birthstone necklace from Grandma and Grandpa Anderson

 A dozen rose earrings from David and Caroline

 Dreamlite Unicorn from mom and dad
 Seven years old, make a wish!!

Ammon's 11th Birthday

Celebrated Ammon's birthday tonight.

 A watch from Grandma and Grandpa Crapo

 Lego's from Grandma and Grandpa Anderson  Dinosaur robots from David and Caroline
 Eleven years old! Make a wish!