Friday, April 24, 2009

An Incredible Weekend

Last weekend was an incredible weekend. So many wonderful things going on.
The day started out with Annette and I heading out to Billings to attend the temple. It can't begin any better than that!!After that, we went to the cannery. We are so fortunate that our stake presidency has made the sacrifices necessary for our stake to be able to dry pack can whenever we desire. Since my calling in the ward is the Ward and Family Preparedness Chairman, (always wondered about that, doesn't chairman mean there is a committee?), anyway I had 2 groups signed up for the cannery. A 12:00-2:00 session, and a 2:00-4:00 session. We had 31 people attend and canned a little over 400 cans of food storage. YAHOO!! Thank goodness for Annette, (in the above picture), without her help I would have been up a creek since Laurence was attending to our duties at the temple.
Then it was over to the Stake Center for the evening session of Stake Conference. (Laurence and Annette were already there because of Priesthood Meeting and Stake Leadership).
The evening was wonderful. Elder Dallin H. Oaks was visiting us and his companion was Elder Renlund. Elder Renlund is a new member of the Quorum of the 70. What a good speaker. And of course, if you are LDS you are familiar with Elder Oaks and what a dynamic speaker he is.
The spirit of the evening was wonderful. I LOVED IT!! I am usually a notetaker, but that evening I just sat and soaked in everything that was said and felt.
The night was spent at the good ole' Super 8 hotel. Did I mention that we live 120 miles from our stake center?
Sunday morning saw us up bright and early. We arrived at about 8:05 and the chapel was already nearly full. Conference didn't start until 10:00. By 10:00 the cultural hall was totally full.
Some thoughts I had that aren't new, but touched me. (In no particular order!!)

  • The Lord doesn't care where you were, he cares about where you are and what you are becoming.
  • Solutions to the world problems are gospel basics-- a better understanding and practice of fundamentals.
  • We must strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ.

  • Thursday, April 23, 2009

    They're BaAaAaAck!!

    I am so excited to see my swallows back again this year. I think they may have brought friends and family with them as well. I saw some others checking out the other bird houses. Another pair has nested in our neighbors box. Will this mean less mosquitos???? We can only hope!

    This will be another fun year of watching the babies learn to fly etc.!! YEAH SUMMER!!

    Thursday, April 2, 2009

    Aisling's 72-Hour Emergency Food Kit

    Aisling is a student at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Last week for Family Home Evening this was their activity. The ward purchased and supplied the ingredients for a 72-Hour Emergency Food Can for each student that attended. Here is what they contained. Day 1: Breakfast: 1 package hot chocolate, 1 granola bar
    Lunch: 1 can tuna, 1 pouch juice
    Dinner: 1 package dry soup mix, 1 package trail mixDay 2: Breakfast: 1 package hot cocoa, 1 packet oatmeal
    Lunch: 1 pouch juice, 1 beef jerky stick, 1 fruit snack
    Dinner: 1 Candy bar, 1 fruit leather, 1 granola bar
    Day 3: Breakfast: 1 packet hot cocoa, 1 packet oatmeal
    Lunch: 1 Candy bar, 1 package nuts, 1 fruit snack
    Dinner: 1 can tuna, 1 fruit snack I told Aisling that the only thing she has left to do is to buy a can opener and tape it to the can.

    Thanks Bishop Willey for taking such good care of our kids!!