Sunday, November 16, 2014

On a Sunday

Sometimes I feel that Sundays are so full that I don't really get to rest or rejuvenate as much as I would like. This morning I was awake by 7 am and the day was jammed full. . . Somehow, it was rejuvenating. These are some moments that I hope to remember.

My oldest son dressed the baby in her very frilly dress. He talked and soothed her as he wrestled with the dress. He is going to be a great father one day.

My third son brought his knitting to church. He has been diligently working on a scarf. The knitting kept his hands busy, which left his ears open to listen. He was much more reverent today. I'm going to make sure that he has something to keep his hands busy in the future because it made the meeting go much smoother for everyone in the family.

My two daughters wore matching dresses. They both looked so pretty and sweet.

Two of the speakers in Sacrament Meeting were particularly good. One sister, whose English is halting, gave a wonderful talk in Spanish filled with wisdom about families. Her husband then delivered his speech in English, which was surely a great challenge. I was touched by their efforts and their dedication to do hard things.

We discussed Elder Holland's talk about the cost and blessings of discipleship. I was touched by the stories of converts in our ward shared the cost and challenges they had faced by joining the church. I haven't sacrificed so much and yet have been so blessed.

My daughter's friends were baptized today in a beautiful ceremony. The room was full of happy people.

Our wood stove is warm and makes our home feel cozy. My husband is handsome and loves me.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pictures from a Las Vegas Wedding

My niece got married at the Las Vegas Temple over the weekend. It was a beautiful wedding. We took some wonderful pictures there. Here are some of my favorites.
 My darling nieces, Hallie and Leslie. 
 Hunter, my nephew.
My sister, Shelly, and Winter. 
My nieces, Ashelly and Jessica, with their friend, Becca.
 Two of my nephews, Riley and Spencer.
 My sister, Stephanie and Winter.
 My sister, Nicole, with her husband, Morgan, and their daughter, Leslie.
 Nicole and Leslie.
 My niece, Katie, and her new husband, Rick.
 My niece, Lindsey and her son, Grayson. My niece, Kylie and Cami, the wife of my nephew, Matthew.
 My beautiful mama and me.
 My mom, my sister, Lori, and her children, Hallie and Hunter.
 Nicole and I with our babies, Leslie and Winter.
 The babies, Leslie and Winter, were not impressed with their pretty dresses. They griped and complained to one another, which was completely adorable.
 Pretty Winter and me. 
 My sister, Lori, and Winter.
 My sisters, Lori and Nicole, holding Winter.
 Nicole and Winter
 My nieces, Hallie, Hattie, and Sophie
 Nicole and me holding our babies. Leslie and Winter were not impressed with being swapped. Neither baby liked that their mamas were holding the other one.
 Me holding Leslie. She was not happy. She just wanted her mama, not her aunt!
 My dear dad.
 Dad and Nicole
 Dad and Shelly
 Dad and Stephanie
 Mom and Dad with seven of the eight girls: Amy, Nicole, Mom, Dad, Stephanie, Shelly, Lori, Trisha, and me.
 My sister, Amy with her husband, Greg, and their daughter, Katie with her new husband, Rick.
 My sisters, Shelly and Amy.
 My three older sisters, Shelly, Amy, and Stephanie. I am number four in our family.
 Driving down the strip in Las Vegas after the wedding.
 Leslie was so tired after the wedding.
 Winter was also grumpy.
My niece, Katie with her husband, Rick, and me.