Thursday, December 23, 2010
I went to the Idaho Botanical Gardens Winter Lights on Friday night (DEC 17 ) w a date(my friend Kasey) . It was so beautiful. I have some pics i will add later. walked around and talked, had some hot cocoa. It was so cold out. I was told it was a reminder of what the temple lights on temple square looked like this time of year but i have never been to temple square in DEc.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
"We can learn a treasured lesson from the pen of Dickens and from the example of Christ. As we lift our eyes heavenward and then remember to look outward into the lives of others, as we remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive, we, during this Christmas season, will come to see a bright, particular star that will guide us to our precious opportunity.
Such was the experience of a Sunday School class some years ago when a wise teacher placed aside the manual one Sunday morning as Christmas approached. With her class members listening in, she telephoned me. I was serving then as the bishop of a large ward situated in the central part of Salt Lake City. The teacher inquired, “Are there any poor in your ward—people who need a sub for Santa?” She then described her own neighborhood as one of affluence and mentioned that she wanted her class to remember this particular Christmas. I responded that our members had the necessities of life but mentioned a family that would welcome a special experience—one that would also greatly benefit her young class members.
The family I had in mind had recently emigrated from war-torn Germany and had rented a humble, older home in our area. The children were new to America, and, while they were learning to speak our language, they were shy and reluctant to mingle with others. Their personal possessions were few; they had lost so much during the war.
In a private telephone conversation with the teacher, I suggested an appropriate evening when her class could accompany her to our ward meetinghouse and together we would journey to the home where the Mueller family lived. Again the teacher stated that she wanted her choice class to remember the true meaning of Christmas. I responded, “Could I suggest, then, that each child bring with him or her a gift that has a special meaning to the individual; a gift the person treasures and would rather keep for himself.”
Just four days before Christmas, the class journeyed to our ward. Several adults brought them in large, expensive automobiles. Such an array of wealth had never before graced the parking area. We then walked to the Mueller home, singing carols along the way. The laughter of the children and the hurried pace of their steps reflected the anticipation of Christmas.
It was at the Mueller home, however, that the frills of Christmas became the spirit of Christmas. I watched as one girl looked into the eyes of one of the Mueller children, a girl about her age, then tenderly handed her a beautiful doll she had received on her own birthday, a gift she herself loved. She anxiously told her newly found friend how to dress the doll and hold it ever so tenderly in cradled arms. I observed a normally rowdy boy take from his left hand his genuine leather baseball glove, which bore the replica signature of Joe DiMaggio, and place the glove on the left hand of a German-speaking boy who had never seen, far less worn, a baseball glove. He then explained how to catch the baseball in the special pocket of the glove, which he had hand prepared hour after hour with a particular oil. Such was the experience of each child with each gift.
As we left the Mueller home and walked back to the meetinghouse, not a word was spoken. One could hear the crunch of the newly fallen snow as young feet, guided by happy hearts, made the two-block journey. We entered the building, there to have donuts and apple cider. In the blessing that was asked upon the food, a beautiful girl, her voice choked with emotion, described the feelings of all as she prayed, 'Heavenly Father, we thank Thee for the best Christmas we have ever had.' "
Thomas S. Monson, “In Search of the Christmas Spirit,” Ensign, Dec 1987, 3
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
I decided to dress up as an 80's rocker chick. I decided to put my creativity to work. I looked up ideas online and put this together. I already had leggings, i found the denim skirt on the clearance rack at Old Navy for 2.50(pretty good). I bought craft paint at Walmart and splattered it on it(thank you Sarah for the Idea) and set it w hairspray. I watched a video on YouTube on how to cut up a shirt, i used on old shirt. I had a hot pink tee already. Watched a video on how to do 80's hair, Makeup and found the Accessories in a few stores in the mall. Sarah is the Kitty cat, we have to same manager but she works down the way, the clown Linda is my co worker. It was such a fun day and to see all the other people that dressed up and since Halloween this year was on a Sunday they let us dress up on Sat too so this was Sat.
The Last Pic is one of my BFF, Farzana(know as Sapna). I have worked for Macy's for 13.5 yrs and she had worked for Macy's for 7 yrs. she was always the top at everything. I was no where even near where she excelled. But you know what to a large company they really don't care. I do love Macy's but at the same time i hate corporations. Cause this day she was terminated but she wasn't notified till the following week. Another coworker punched her and the do not contact policy was violated by that co worker. The decisions was made by HR national to just terminate them both. Idaho is a right to work state which means that any company can terminate anyone for no reason, and there is nothing you can do about it. Idaho is so beautiful to live in and the people are great but some laws i really don't like, like this and the 50/50 law when you get a divorce(which really means if your jerk ex won't pay the bills than you need to pay all 100%, lol I am laughing!) I was so sad cause i looked forward to seeing her everyday at work. Which we had tons of fun at work together. But not as sad as she was. I know it broke her heart cause she loved her job & me!
i Was trying to find a costume to wear on Halloween . I bought this one and took it home. I tried so many but didn;t have much luck after my sister told me what i looked like in this one, I won't repeat what she said but to come from a 15yr old and i felt like a squeezed sausage anyways this one went straight back to Walmart.
Than on the Monday night before Halloween. A lady that is in our ward does this annual Halloween party that she has had for the last 17yrs i guess. she basically invites everyone from the whole Eagle stake. She has super Hero's Parachute out of a plane(batman and Spider Man) And than after the plane flew back and forth dropping candy from the sky, and they say things don;t come out the sky besides rain and stuff, lol. Well i will tell you all those kids there went crazy. If you lost your children it wasn;t worth finding them till it was all over. She provides hot dogs, popcorn, hot cocoa, & water. There was dancing in the barn, little wood stoves and little fires threw out the property to snuggle around and keep warm. There was a haunted hay ride which i didn;t go do. A pirate treasure hunt, which I didn;t do either. Becky, my mom and I went to this and we also took 2 of Lisa kids. Cali and Brock. I took Brock to the haunted house and you had to walk threw a pasture to get to it but at least the path was lit w pumpkins. I got to see lots of people a grew up w from our ward or the area cause Eagle was so small back than everyone new everyone and so on from younger people to older ones. So i did lots of visiting and catching up.
we went to the Sand Dunes one weekend in Oct the weather in Idaho was still nice and warm. The Sand Dunes are located in Bruneo right out side of Mt Home. I went my sister Lisa, Her Husband, Kids, Me, Becky and i picked up two of my older sisters kids. The kids had a blast they loved running and rolling down the hill. The babies had never touched sand before and they just loved it but the goal was to stop them from trying to eat it. Me and Lisa decided after we walked all the way up the hill, try walking up a hill in sand when you also slide and slip into the sand, we were so out of shape. The kids beat us up the hill in 2 secs. We decided that once we went down we weren't going up agian. Than we had lunch in the picnic area. There is a lake there too so later the kids playing in the sand by the lake. It was a nice day!