Monthly Archives: May 2015

Huge Days for Girls Event in Los Angeles this weekend!

I returned late last night from a trip to Los Angeles this weekend, where we held a huge Days for Girls event in the historic Los Angeles Stake Center.  We’ve been planning this event for months with Carol Turley, wife … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2015 –Favorite Family Cemeteries!

I Love Memorial Day Weekend!  I LOVE visiting cemeteries and remembering loved ones. Lucky is the family surrounded by loved ones on both sides of the veil separating us from heaven.  Here are the sacred spots we visited this year, … Continue reading

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Prayer Changes Us

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Sometimes Heaven Smiles Down on Us: Elizabeth Degen Bushman, My 3rd Great Grand-Mother

It’s Memorial Day Sunday, and this afternoon after church, I cut some beautiful flowers from our yard and headed to Lehi, about 20 minutes from here, to visit the graves of many of my beloved Bushman and Smuin ancestors who are buried … Continue reading

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A few words about Claire

Look who’s preparing to go to Jerusalem!!  Claire got a big white envelope this week accepting her into the BYU Center for Near Eastern Studies, contingent on one last interview.  I’m pretty excited for her.  I did the same when … Continue reading

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The Payson Temple Open House

If you have never been inside a Mormon Temple, below is a link for a beautiful photo tour.  This Payson Temple is about 20 minutes south of where we live.  Before temples are dedicated, they are open to the public … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Mothering and some of the best questions I ever asked.

I found a list of things I once jotted down for someone who asked for my advice on mothering.  Here they are in no particular order: Be a cheerleader, not a servant. Teach children to function independently. “Try another way.” “How … Continue reading

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“Bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light”

This morning we attended a grave side service for our neighbor’s granddaughter who was born still this week.  As we stood, under umbrellas, surrounded by their family members and friends, I felt a warmth inside that transcended the solemnity of … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day from Aaron in Chile 2015!

Oh, How we Love this Missionary!  Missionaries serving out in the world are allowed two phone calls home each year.  One on Christmas and one on Mother’s Day.  We were thrilled to see and hear Aaron Sunday.  He’s doing a … Continue reading

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LDS Missions in Washington and our Mission Home

We’ve been having a lot of training meetings and homework assignments the last few weeks.  It’s keeping us very busy.  One of our meetings this week was in Salt Lake at the Missionary Department where I noticed this map on … Continue reading

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