Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Tree and a Quilt

Here is a photo of my favorite tree in our backyard. It’s a Weeping Cherry. Adam planted it. He actually planted three of them. The first two died. This third was a charm. Claire took this quilt with her to … Continue reading

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Remember phone cords?

It was reported this week that Americans lost about $30 billion worth of mobile phones last year.  That’s about one every 3.5 seconds.  They say it costs between $200-$300 to replace most phones, not to mention the loss of contact … Continue reading

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Radiation by David O. McKay

There is one responsibility which no man can evade: that responsibility is his personal influence. Man’s unconscious influence is the silent, subtle radiation of personality–the effect of his words and his actions on others. This radiation is tremendous. Every moment … Continue reading

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Updates: Many of them!

1. Claire Moved Home (see Aug 29 post) Well, today I went to help Claire move out of her BYU apartment.  I took rags and cleaners and we worked to scrub down the place.  They gave her a detailed list … Continue reading

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Find-A-Grave Youth Activity

I’m just home from a very fun evening with a bunch of 16 and 17 year old boys. I was in charge of doing something “family history related” with them. The announcement text we sent out said “Young Men activity … Continue reading

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We are surrounded by heros

Today in our Relief Society lesson we talked about trials and how we deal with them. Our teacher gave each of us a couple of small pieces of paper and everyone wrote down two or three challenges they are facing … Continue reading

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A Few of my Quilts

I finished a couple of quilts last week and took some photos of them and others today. Thought I’d share them here. I love being surrounded by books, quilts and good friends.

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Forts

This neighborhood fort is just around the corner from our house. I’ve been watching it this winter, as kids helped it take shape. I feel happy every time I notice a small addition or change. I grew up in a … Continue reading

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Be Anxiously Engaged

The night before last, from 1:00 to 2:30 a.m., I watched snow falling on the pine tree out my window.  It was a surprise after the beautiful spring weather we’ve been having.  It was mesmerizing.  I could hardly take my … Continue reading

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The Boston Bombings and Remembering 9/11

I came out of class today and heard the news that 2 bombs had just gone off by the finish line of the Boston Marathon. I immediately thought of my cousin, Natalie, who was there running. I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading

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