Monthly Archives: November 2012

A certain panic finds me

Last night Claire and I sat by the fire and talked about her BYU life, her classes, and her trip to BYU-Idaho, where she said her friends do very little studying because they simply don’t have much homework.  She is … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Unpreparable–?

“It is our duty though to contend for more faith, for greater power, for clearer revelations, for better understanding concerning His great truths as He communicates them to us. That is our duty; that is the object of our lives … Continue reading

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“The Crisis in Mali”

I was in Bamako, Mali last February on a day trip to the capital helping to purchase items for our annual Ouelessebougou benefit auction. When we go to Mali, we stay in Ouelessebougou, a province and town about 1.5 hours … Continue reading

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“Muffin Tops”

I learned something new this week. I thought muffin tops were the top half of a muffin–the part with all the crumbly sweet stuff sprinkled on before baking. I think I’ve even seen them in bakeries–for those who want half … Continue reading

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I could just scream.

I am so angry right now. Claire took my camera last week without asking. She left hers here, so she said, “Just use mine.” So all week, I’ve had to use hers instead of mine, and I’ve taken dozens of … Continue reading

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“Batch Work Patch Work”

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to do a quilt trunk show for the Utah Valley Quilt Guild Retreat at Aspen Grove. After a busy day of class, I headed up the mountain with 3 large suitcases filled … Continue reading

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Prepare now for trials later–A Weekend in the Snow

We took the all the family to the cabin this weekend in the middle of a snowstorm. I wasn’t sure it would be a good idea, but once we were safely there, I was happy we’d made the effort. It … Continue reading

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Gathering Stories!

Dad and Kris came from CA this week for Adam’s Homecoming.  It’s great to have them here.  Dad turned 82 this year and Kris retired from her full time nursing career.  They came bearing boxes of persimmons and pomegranates and … Continue reading

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Nauvoo Tithing Books, Day 2

I carried on today from where I left off yesterday, spending about 6 hours in book “C” which begins on 17 Aug 1844 and ends 1 Aug 1845. Yesterday I started jotting down interesting items that were donated, and I … Continue reading

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Nauvoo Tithing Books, Day 1

A few weeks ago I spent a couple of days at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. I was on a quest to find records of my great great great grandfathers in the Nauvoo Tithing Books. On my … Continue reading

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