Monday, March 31, 2008

The house is a mess

And the packing begins... if anyone has any suggestions of where to get some extra boxes, I would LOVE it! the countdown is 12 days until I am out of Utah and living with Mike in AZ :)
Yay for conference weekend coming up!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Reflections of Christ exhibit

The Monday after Easter we went as a family to the Mesa, AZ temple visitor's center and went through the exhibit of "Reflections of Christ". It was a really neat experience. The photos are incredible. For those of you that won't be going to AZ any time soon, here is a link with some of the photos. I recommend reading the testimonials as well.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Easter Excitement

So the last two days have been bliss. :) Mike surprised me with an impulsive visit at 4 in the morning on Sunday night!! We hadn't seen each other for two weeks straight, and I was dying. He was only here for two days, but they were wonderful! I just dropped him off at the airport. :(
Needless to say, I am thrilled for Easter! cuz I will get to see him on Friday! I am taking a 5 day weekend... to be in AZ. haha I can't wait. Easter egg hunts are the best!Of course the true meaning of Easter is even more wonderful, and the pageant should be spectacular as always!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Ward Conference

We had such an awesome ward conference today, so I wanted to share some things that stood out to me. All of our meetings were on the importance of temples, and one stake leader quoted from a talk by Elder Holland called "Abide in Me"
Here is an interesting excerpt :

"The Punta Arenas Chile Stake is the Church's southernmost stake anywhere on this planet, its outermost borders stretching toward Antarctica. Any stake farther south would have to be staffed by penguins. For the Punta Arenas Saints it is a 4,200-mile round-trip bus ride to the Santiago temple. For a husband and wife it can take up to 20 percent of an annual local income just for the transportation alone. Only 50 people can be accommodated on the bus, but for every excursion 250 others come out to hold a brief service with them the morning of their departure.

Pause for a minute and ask yourself when was the last time you stood on a cold, windswept parking lot adjacent to the Strait of Magellan just to sing with, pray for, and cheer on their way those who were going to the temple, hoping your savings would allow you to go next time? One hundred ten hours, 70 of those on dusty, bumpy, unfinished roads looping out through Argentina 's wild Patagonia. What does 110 hours on a bus feel like? I honestly don't know, but I do know that some of us get nervous if we live more than 110 miles from a temple or if the services there take more than 110 minutes. While we are teaching the principle of tithing to, praying with, and building ever more temples for just such distant Latter-day Saints, perhaps the rest of us can do more to enjoy the blessings and wonder of the temple regularly when so many temples are increasingly within our reach."

How grateful we should be to have temples so close by!

Santiago Chile Temple

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

My prodcutive 3-day weekend

This is Mike and I spending a little quality time together in AZ.

p.s. Utah is too cold