Heidi Richhart and Dede Wright Has been friends

Daisypath Friendship tickers

Heidi Richhart's and Dwight and Leta Clayton Family's friendship

Daisypath Friendship tickers

Friday, December 24, 2010

High 5: Neighbor helps sisters whose parents passed away - ksl.com

As we celebrate Christmas tomorrow and the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. I felt impressed to post and share this story about giving!!! Merry Christmas!

High 5: Neighbor helps sisters whose parents passed away - ksl.com

Family Christmas with Jared and Lindsay and their family...

Today we had a family christmas with Jared and Lindsay and Dakota, Kayla, and Ashlee. Tomorrow Dakota will be going to his mom's to spend part of Christmas day and the weekend. Dakota we love you and will miss you! we hope and pray for your safety and happiness.

It was fun to be able to get together as a family and enjoy and share eachother's time and company. I am greatful for the blessing and miracle and birth of our savior and big brother Jesus Christ. For this holiday season and opportunity we have to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ & to be together as family.


Merry Christmas!!!!




Monday, December 20, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sub 4 Santa- Giving service to other's...

Today i was invited by my friends in the singles ward in West Valley- to a Sub 4 Santa breakfast, christmas shopping activity. We also wrapped gifts after shopping.

The stake every year does a Sub 4 Santa and this year they raised over $1,500 - WAY TO GO!! so we had a nice breakfast and then went shopping. There were 7 families that we helped which included approximately 32 children. So after breakfast and a couple of spiritual thoughts we were off. Most of us went to Shopko, Walmart, and Kohls. And a few included Toys r us in their adventures.

I am so greatful to be able to give some time and help other's and to "Pay it forward!" and in the process have my testimony of service and the season grow and also to recieve the confirmation that what we are doing is right. I Love the feeling i get when doing service. I think i will try to do it more and work on it as a resolution in 2011!

Merry Christmas everyone- !! Enjoy!!!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Most Wonderful time of the year...

I Just love this time of year. The season in which we celebrate our Savior Jesus Christ and his birth.
other reason's i love this season is because although it's cold!- I love seeing the beautiful white snow, the smells of the season such as the fresh air, pumpkin pie and other goodies filling the air as they are baking. Also christmas when we can focus why we are celebrating the holiday and being with friends and family.

I love that we all can make and exchange goodies for our friends, and neighbor's.

And i love the beautiful christmas lights and music.

Merry Christmas!!

Celebrating Christmas at the birthplace of the Prophet Joseph Smith | Mormon Times

Celebrating Christmas at the birthplace of the Prophet Joseph Smith | Mormon Times

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Brad and Karen....

Friday (December 10th, 2010) was a special day in the Jensen family. My cousin Brad got married and sealed for time and all eternity.

Brad married Karen and Karen is such a sweetheart. We all just love her. They were married at approximately 1:40 PM and then we gathered as a family at 5 PM and had a nice family dinner. They had their wedding reception and family dinner, also Ring Ceremony at the Bella Vista reception center in Lindon, Utah.

It's a beautiful place... The dinner was real delicious and it was just wonderful to be together as family and to support Brad and Karen. I am greatful we have a living prophet here on this earth and that we have the promise and are able to go and be married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Lord's house and temple.

Congratulations Brad and Karen. Karen we are so excited to have you apart of the family.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

AT LAST....

As i write this blog post i write with excitement. Why you ask? Well let me tell you. I am so excited as i know most residents of Magna (at least us "Magna-ites")are excited to say that Holiday Oil is HERE!! and has opened in Magna. YAY!! Finally!! it's been a long time in coming. They opened yesterday. And you know i did not even realize it. I thought yesterday was just being spent completing the finishing touches. So i missed the first day. I know it's probably lame, cheesy or whatever you want to call it. But, I feel like a "Giddy gal on christmas morning!" I'm so excited i can't contain it. When i found out for sure that they were open. I actually got a "TIP!" from the friendly clerk at the post office next door. So i went to check it out and sure enough he was right.

I must be so cheesy because not only did i go in there and got me a 1 liter of cherry coke. I love cherry coke.. But, i saved the reciept.

Why did i do that you ask ? because that marks the reciept from my very first purchase at the Brand new Holiday Oil in Magna, Utah- I thought tonight Holiday being here in my "books" has brought such excitement and a spark to Magna.

Am i weird ? yes! but, proud of it.


Very first purchase at the New Magna Holiday Oil.... YAY!!!


ksl.com - LDS Church reacts to sale of free Christmas concert tickets

ksl.com - LDS Church reacts to sale of free Christmas concert tickets

Friday, November 26, 2010

Unwavering Faith

"Lorenzo Snow was a great early missionary. He had been a member of the Church for less than a year when he set out on his first mission in 1837. He tells about his first experiences preaching the gospel in the following words:" 'I . . . traveled about thirty miles, and just as the sun was setting I made my first call for a night's lodging, as a "Mormon" Elder, and was refused; then another, and so on, until the eighth call, when I was admitted to a night's lodging—going to bed supperless, and leaving in the morning, minus a breakfast." 'The first meeting I held was in the neighborhood of my uncle, by the name of Goddard, near the county seat of Medina County, Ohio. The people were notified and a respectable congregation assembled. It was a sore trial to face that audience in the capacity of a preacher, but I believed and felt an assurance that a Spirit of inspiration would prompt and give me utterance . . . [it did, for he] baptized and confirmed into the Church my uncle, aunt and several of my cousins' (quoted in Eliza R. Snow Smith, Biography and Family Record of Lorenzo Snow, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1884, p. 16)."Brothers and sisters, we need to learn that early members of the Church succeeded in the face of all opposition because they had the unwavering faith to open their mouths and declare the truth and because they took with them the mighty sword of the Lord's Spirit (see D&C 27:16–18). They remembered their baptismal covenant 'to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places . . . even until death' (Mosiah 18:9)."
M. Russell Ballard, "Anchored by Faith and Commitment," Ensign, July 1995, 16

Topics: Faith, Missionary Work

Gratitude for church callings | Mormon Times

Since we are in the Season of Thanksgiving i thought i would link this story to my blog for everyone to enjoy!!

Gratitude for church callings | Mormon Times

RMs in the FBS | Mormon Times

Something interesting

RMs in the FBS | Mormon Times

Thursday, November 25, 2010

15 Things I am greatful for...

Since today is thanksgiving i thought i would create a Top 100 list of what i am thankful for. I hope in the process i do not put any of you to sleep. Or become obnoxious or anything. With that said here is some of what i am grestful for.


1. To live in a country where i am allowed and free to express my feelings, freedom of religion etc.
2.A Father who has the preisthood and lives and honors it
3.A Brother who has the preisthood and live and honors it
4.Both a father and brother who works real hard to provide for and takes such good care of their families
5. A warm home to live in
6. A Warm bed to sleep in
7. FRIENDS- They are so special and important to me (You all know who you are- I love you all)!!!
8. FAMILY- who i love and who i know loves me (Immediate and extended family) I love all of you.
9. My Health
10.Beautiful Music playing on the radio right now (Christmas music) and the freedom to choose what i listen to and watch
11. My Awesome Sister in law
12. My Nieces and Nephew (Kayla, Dakota, and Ashlee- Aunt Heidi loves you very much)
13. The Gospel
14. My membership in the only true church (The LDS Church)
15. all my friends and relatives who have served a LDS mission (you all know who you are- immediate and extended family)

Always Faithful Obedience

"At times we may rationalize that the Lord will understand our disobedience because our special circumstances make adherence to His laws difficult, embarrassing, or even painful. However, faithful obedience, regardless of the apparent size of the task, will bring the Lord's guidance, assistance, and peace."
Bruce A. Carlson, "When the Lord Commands," Ensign, May 2010, 39

Topics: Obedience, Faith, Courage

Happy Thanksgiving.....

On this Thanksgiving day i wanted to take a couple of minutes to write and wish everyone a very happy and safe and healthy Thanksgiving! i hope everyone is able to be with Friends and Family and or somewhere safe and warm on this day. That there is no lonliness or sadness. And that we all are able to reflect on what we are greatful for and our blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

No Way to Extract Himself

"A few years after the pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, a young man took an ox team up Millcreek Canyon on a cold winter day to get logs to build a house. It was extremely cold, and the snow was deep. His sled held five large logs. After he loaded the first one, he turned around to load another. In that instant, the log already on the sled—22 feet long and about 10 inches in diameter—slipped off the sled and rolled down on him, striking him in the hollow of his legs. He was thrown face-forward across the four logs still on the ground and pinned there, alone, with no way to extract himself. He knew he would freeze to death and die alone in the mountains."The next thing this young pioneer remembered was waking up, sitting on a load of five logs nicely bound on his sled with his oxen pulling the load down the canyon. In his personal history he wrote, 'Who it was that extricated me from under the log, loaded my sled, hitched my oxen to it, and placed me on it, I cannot say' (Marriner Wood Merrill, in Jeaneen Merrill Anderson, "Pinned to the Ground," Church News, Sept. 6, 1997, 16). Thirty-three years later, that young pioneer, Marriner Wood Merrill, was ordained an Apostle.
Dallin H. Oaks, Miracles, Ensign, June 2001, 10

Topics: Miracles, Faith

Offering Spiritual Help Invites All to Come to Christ

"The Lord's work and glory truly is 'to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man' (Moses 1:39). Many around us need spiritual help. As we offer a saving hand to less-active members, to part-member families, and to those not of our faith, we invite all to 'come unto Christ.' "
Koichi Aoyagi, "Helping Hands, Saving Hands," Ensign, May 2010, 36

Topics: Jesus Christ, Fellowship

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Truth Is Mormonism

"From Church history we read:" 'Certain residents of Hiram, Ohio, vented their personal feelings with mob action directed against the Prophet and Sidney Rigdon. Stimulated by whiskey and hidden behind blackened faces, a gang of more than two dozen men dragged Joseph from his bed during the night of March 24, 1832. Choking him into submission, they stripped him naked, scratched his skin with their fingernails, tore his hair, then smeared his body with tar and feathers. A vial of nitric acid forced against his teeth splashed on his face; a front tooth was broken. Meanwhile other members of the mob dragged Rigdon by the heels from his home, bumping his head on the frozen ground, which left him delirious for days. The Prophet's friends spent the night removing the tar to help him keep a Sunday morning preaching appointment. He addressed a congregation that included Simonds Ryder, organizer of the mob' (James B. Allen and Glen M. Leonard, The Story of the Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1992, p. 81)."Ryder was a convert who turned away because the Prophet Joseph had misspelled his name, apparently concluding that a prophet was one who had to be a perfect speller."Later, the Saints in Missouri found out in a tragic manner how the armies of the enemy may assemble.. . . "In the midst of all these trials, Joseph said: 'Hell may pour forth its rage like the burning lava of Mount Vesuvius, or of Etna, or of the most terrible of the burning mountains; and yet shall "Mormonism" stand. Water, fire, truth and God are all realities. Truth is "Mormonism." God is the author of it. He is our shield' (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 139)."
M. Russell Ballard, "Anchored by Faith and Commitment," Ensign, July 1995, 15–16

Topics: Opposition

A Way to Escape Temptation

"Whenever temptation comes, remember the wise counsel of the Apostle Paul, who declared, 'There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it' (1 Corinthians 10:13)."
Thomas S. Monson, "Preparation Brings Blessings," Ensign, May 2010, 66

Topics: Choice and Accountability, Temptation

Monday, November 22, 2010

YSA Thanksgiving Dinner- Granger West YSA Ward

Tonight for FHE was the Thanksgiving dinner in my YSA Ward that i like to hang out with (my friends). The food was delicious. I made yummy cookies for a silent auction to help 5 families with christmas this year. I love this time of year when we all can get together and express in someway what we are greatful for.

Here are pictures in a slide show that i took. ENJOY!!!



Saturday, November 20, 2010

Annual Davis Aunts and Cousin's Christmas lunch

Today was a very special day in my family. Well my extended family. Today was the
16th Annual Aunts and Cousin's Christmas lunch. It all started back in 1994 (approx) when 2 of my wonderful great aunts had the idea to get all the ladies in the family together at a resturaunt and celebrate the Holiday's. The very first one was at The Olive Garden at Layton Hills Mall in Layton, Utah and we have been going strong since. It's the high light of the holiday season and something we all look forward to every year. We eat, visit, have fun and exchange gifts. And just get to know each other more. Thank you so much Aunt Dorotha and Family for the wonderful job you and your wonderful family does every year planning and making this get together possible. I know all the ladies who have gone on before including Great Grandma Davis would love this. I love my family!!

Here is a Slide show to enjoy the high lights.




"To cease sinning is to begin living."

Neal A. Maxwell



This quote is compliments of Mormon.org - this is not mine. I do not own it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

ksl.com - Hundreds of Utahns line up for Bush book signing

I wish i could have been there to shake hands with our former commander in chief and president George Bush. In my books he is my president and commander in chief and always has and will.

ksl.com - Hundreds of Utahns line up for Bush book signing

Faith Is the Teacher

"It is a marvelous and wonderful thing that thousands are touched by the miracle of the Holy Spirit, that they believe and accept and become members. They are baptized. Their lives are forever touched for good. Miracles occur. A seed of faith comes into their hearts. It enlarges as they learn. And they accept principle upon principle, until they have every one of the marvelous blessings that come to those who walk with faith in this, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."It is faith that is the converter. It is faith that is the teacher."Thus it has been from the beginning."I marvel at the quality of the men and women who accepted Joseph Smith's testimony and came into the Church. They included such men as Brigham Young, the Pratt brothers, Willard Richards, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, the wives of these men, and a host of others. They were people of substance. Many of them were well educated. They were blessed of the Lord with the faith to accept the story which they heard. When they received the message, when the gift of faith touched their lives, they were baptized. The brethren gladly gave up what they had been doing and, with the support of their families, responded to calls to go across the sea to teach that which they had accepted on faith."
Gordon B. Hinckley, "The Miracle of Faith," Ensign, May 2001, 68

Topics: Conversion

What to Do When Wronged

"If you feel you have been wronged—by anyone (a family member, a friend, another member of the Church, a Church leader, a business associate) or by anything (the death of a loved one, health problems, a financial reverse, abuse, addictions)—deal with the matter directly and with all the strength you have. 'Hold on thy way' (D&C 122:9); giving up is not an option. And without delay, turn to the Lord."
Donald L. Hallstrom, "Turn to the Lord," Ensign, May 2010, 80

Topics: Enduring to the End, Adversity, Forgiving Others

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Midst of the Rocky Mountains

"The pioneer exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, began 4 February 1846. Nearly four years earlier, in August of 1842, the Prophet Joseph Smith shared his foreknowledge of the trek west: 'I prophesied that the Saints would continue to suffer much affliction and would be driven to the Rocky Mountains, many would apostatize, others would be put to death by our persecutors or lose their lives in consequence of exposure or disease, and some [would live to] build cities and see the Saints become a mighty people in the midst of the Rocky Mountains' (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, sel. Joseph Fielding Smith [1976], 255)."
M. Russell Ballard, "Faith in Every Footstep," Ensign, Nov. 1996, 24

Topics: Joseph Smith

The Miracle of Forgiveness

"Don't put your eternal life at risk. Keep the commandments of God. If you have sinned, the sooner you begin to make your way back, the sooner you will find the sweet peace and joy that come with the miracle of forgiveness. Happiness comes from living the way the Lord wants you to live and from service to God and others."
Thomas S. Monson, "Preparation Brings Blessings," Ensign, May 2010, 66–67

Topics: Peace, Exaltation, Forgiveness

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Out of Touch with Modern Life

"Not all will follow the map [Heavenly Father has given us]. They may look at it. They may think it is reasonable, perhaps even true. But they do not follow the divine directions. Many believe that any road will take them to a 'happily ever after.' Some may even become angry when others who know the way try to help and tell them. They suppose that such advice is outdated, irrelevant, out of touch with modern life."Sisters, they suppose wrong."
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Your Happily Ever After," Ensign, May 2010, 127

Topics: Enduring to the End, Plan of Salvation

Friday, November 12, 2010

Carried Her to This Valley

"The Winter Quarters Temple property adjoins the burial ground of many who gave their lives for this cause which they regarded as more precious than life itself. Their journey to the valley of the Great Salt Lake is an epic without parallel. The suffering they endured, the sacrifices they made, became the cost of what they believed."I have in my office a small statue of my own pioneer grandfather burying beside the trail his wife and her brother who died on the same day. He then picked up his infant child and carried her to this valley."Faith? There can be no doubt about it. When doubts arose, when tragedies struck, the quiet voice of faith was heard in the stillness of the night as certain and reassuring as was the place of the polar star in the heavens above."It was this mysterious and wonderful manifestation of faith that brought reassurance, that spoke with certainty, that came as a gift from God concerning this great latter-day work. Countless, literally countless, are the stories of its expression in the pioneer period of the Church. But it does not stop there."As it was then, so it is today. This precious and marvelous gift of faith, this gift from God our Eternal Father, is still the strength of this work and the quiet vibrancy of its message. Faith underlies it all. Faith is the substance of it all. Whether it be going into the mission field, living the Word of Wisdom, paying one's tithing, it is all the same. It is the faith within us that is evidenced in all we do."
Gordon B. Hinckley, "The Miracle of Faith," Ensign, May 2001, 68

Topics: Faith, Missionary Work

Be Strong and of Good Courage

"Sisters, we love you. We pray for you. Be strong and of good courage. You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your 'once upon a time' is now."
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Your Happily Ever After," Ensign, May 2010, 127

Topics: Youth, Womanhood, Children of God

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank You DAD...

With today being Veteran's day i also want to reflect and thank my father who also served this country and served us all well. He was in the Navy along with his very close, best and dear friend who is like a Brother to him. Dad and "Uncle Bob!" were both in the Navy and served and was stationed on the island of Guam. My dad was a radioman (i am pretty sure they do not have those anymore- either that or they are called something else). Anyhow his unselfishness and willingness to go out as a young man and serve his country. The country he loves so very much so we can enjoy the freedom's we enjoy. I am truly greatful and appreciative.
Thanks so much dad! Love you lot's!


Can't find a Navy picture of him on the computer. But, if that changes i will edit and add the picture to this post.

Thank You Grandpa....

With today being Veteran's day i wanted to write and honor my Grandfather Wayne L Jensen. he served our country and did very well. He served in the Navy. He was on the USS The Sullivan's back in the 40's and when the war got over he actually was in San Fransisco with some friends and they went to see a movie or something and they came out and heard in the streets that the war was over. He was a very honorable man and i wish i had more of his info such as stories in front of me. So i can say more.
Thanks grandpa for your service to this country. We love and miss you!






P.s. Sorry this post is LAME!!!

ksl.com - Family wants answers in shooting that left man dead

ksl.com - Family wants answers in shooting that left man dead

A Way Back

"If any has stumbled in his journey, there is a way back. The process is called repentance. Our Savior died to provide you and me that blessed gift. Though the path is difficult, the promise is real: 'Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow' (Isaiah 1:18)."
Thomas S. Monson, "Preparation Brings Blessings," Ensign, May 2010, 66

Topics: Repentance, Forgiveness, Atonement

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hearts Open to Conviction

"Spirituality—being in tune with the Spirit of the Lord—is the greatest need we all have. We should strive for the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost all the days of our lives. When we have the Spirit, we will love to serve, we will love the Lord, and we will love those with whom we serve, and those whom we serve."Several years after Joseph Smith was martyred, he appeared to President Brigham Young. Hear his message:" 'Tell the people to be humble and faithful, and be sure to keep the spirit of the Lord and it will lead them right. Be careful and not turn away the small still voice; it will teach you what to do and where to go; it will yield the fruits of the kingdom. Tell the brethren to keep their hearts open to conviction, so that when the Holy Ghost comes to them, their hearts will be ready to receive it.' (Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 23 Feb. 1847, 2 vols., ed. Elden Jay Watson, Salt Lake City: Elden J. Watson, 1968, 1971, 2:529.)"The Lord has prospered this work and will continue to do so. He is close to His servants, even within whispering distance."This latter-day work is spiritual. It takes spirituality to comprehend it, to love it, and to discern it. Therefore, seek the Spirit in all you do. Keep it with you continually. That is our challenge."
Ezra Taft Benson, "Seek the Spirit of the Lord," Ensign, Apr. 1988, 5

Topics: Faith, Holy Ghost

Passing through Our Trials

"As we pass through the trials of life, let us keep an eternal perspective, let us not complain, let us become even more prayerful, let us serve others, and let us forgive one another. As we do this, 'all things [will] work together for good to [us] that love God' (Romans 8:28)."
James B. Martino, "All Things Work Together for Good," Ensign, May 2010, 103

Topics: Prayer, Forgiving Others, Service

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa Jensen

Today is my Grandma and Grandpa Jensen's anniversary. Grandma and Grandpa were married on November 9th, 1949. If they were still here with us on this earth they would have been celebrating 61 years of marriage. What a milestone! i am sure there is a celebration and some kind of observance going on up in heaven "on the other side."
I have been thinking about them today and i miss them a whole lot. Wayne and Wilma Jensen (Grandma and Grandpa Jensen) are the proud and loving parents of three wonderful and awesome children. Marilyn (my mom), Uncle Larry, and Uncle Paul
7 Grandchildren (one who is in heaven with them) & 3 Grandchildren in law- soon to be four., and 7 great grandchildren.

Thank you grandma and grandpa for a leaving a wonderful legacy and raising a beautiful family.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Joy and Opposition

" 'Men are, that they might have joy' (2 Nephi 2:25) and 'for it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things' (2 Nephi 2:11) are not contradictory; they are complementary."
Donald L. Hallstrom, "Turn to the Lord," Ensign, May 2010, 79

Topics: Joy, Purpose of Mortality, Adversity

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving- Letter

Happy Thanksgiving


I can’t believe it’s that time of year. The time of year when the color of leaves change color, leaves are falling from the trees and Last but not least the time of year when we give THANKS for all our freedom’s we are priviledged and blessed to have. That time is Thanksgiving.

I hope this letter finds you and yours all in wonderful health and blessed.

It’s been quite a long time since the last letter. A lot has happened in that time.
Here is a update and “run down” on the whole Richhart family and how we all are doing.


Ashlee- turned 1 this last April and she is now walking and enjoying life. She loves her mommy and daddy and big brother and sister and loves being with all her family. She is the light of everyone’s life. We love you Ashlee.


Kayla- turned 3 years old this year. She is just as sweet as ever. We all love her so much. Kayla loves Dora, Tinkerbell, anything princess. She also loves being with her Big Brother and misses him when he goes to school. She also loves playing with cousin’s, and family and doing everything her big brother and everyone else does. She is very tender-hearted, caring and very very loving.


Dakota- turned 5 this year!!! YAY!! And with turning 5 came a couple of milestones. He first graduated and finished preschool. His preschool had a fun little ceremony and program. He then in the Fall started Kindergarten. And he loves it. He get’s to ride the “Big School Bus!” and he is such a good helper to the bus driver and is really a real awesome student to have in class. He also really loves sitting in the front of the bus. And is just SMART as can be. We are so proud of him.


Jared & Lindsay- Jared and Lindsay have been married about 4 ½ years. They still live in West Valley with the 3 kids. Kayla- Dakota and Ashlee. Lindsay is at home taking care of the kids. Jared still works for the LDS Church at the Distribution center. He has about 8 years of service working full time in his current position. They love their family.

Eric & Marilyn- mom and dad are doing well. They will be celebrating 33 years of eternal marriage on January 12, 2011. Dad was unemployed from his last position of almost 5 years at NPS. But, I’m happy to report that in May 2010- he was hired as a flex officer/security officer for Wakenhut security now known as G4S security. They are doing well. Mom and Dad will be turning the “BIG 60!!” Next year. What a wonderful milestone.



Heidi- I turned 29 this year and will of course be turning the “BIG 30!!” next June. I am looking for a job and also in the process of meeting with financial aid and doing testing to go back to school. Hope to have that all completed and have it done by the new year. Wish me luck and keep me in your prayer’s.


We love all of you so very much and hope you are doing well.

Please do not hesitate to keep in contact and also if your ever in the area don’t be stranger’s and call us and come and visit.

“Mi Casa is Su Casa!”

Eric, Marilyn and Heidi Richhart – 801-250-7733 (home) and 801-633-7805 (Dad’s- Eric’s cell phone) & 801-834-7872 (Marilyn’s- Mom’s cell phone).

Please find a copy of this letter on (Heidi’s blog) @
http://whoisasweetie-pie.blogspot.com/

Eric and Marilyn’s Blog @ http://ericandmarilynrichhart.blogspot.com/

Love, The Richhart’s

Forgot to mention

I was at Smith's on i think it was Thursday. Anyhow Toy Story 3 came out this week or last week. Can't keep track anymore. Anyways they had a sweet special running for the movie.

The deal is as follows:

When you purchase the Toy Story 3 dvd or blue ray combo pack you get a 5 pack of Kraft Mac and Cheese and a 10 count package of Capri Sun for FREE (Which is equivilent to $6 off). **Note to get the savings you have to use your fresh values card (either scan your card or keytag) or enter your phone number on the credit/debit card machine or touch the alternate id button on the screen at u-scan.

So we bought the Blue Ray combo pack for $29.99 - $6.00 off (I.E. Free Mac and Cheese and Capri Sun), - another $8.00 off (i scored a coupon for this movie off the internet) = getting the DVD COMBO PACK, MAC AND CHEESE, AND CAPRI SUN for a total of $ 17.00

SWEEET!!!

Daily Gems: One source of peace | Mormon Times

Love this talk!! wanted to share. Please click on the link below.

Daily Gems: One source of peace | Mormon Times

Saturday, November 6, 2010

TOO SWEET NOT TO SHARE...

Today i woke up sick. I think i am coming down with the Flu. Anyhow i went to the store to get some medicine and something to eat. Here is what i came out with.






Today was also Smiths' Customer appreciation/ holiday open house. They have them every year around this time year.
This week i had also recieved my fresh value rewards check for the last cycle. I had earned $16.00 due to all my awesome shopping over the last 3 months. We recieved triple bonus points if we brought our holiday open house postcard in with attached coupon to it. I got in on the 10 item mega deal with gives a instant $5 off for every ten participating item purchase, they have a special of if you purchase 2 Sarah lee or Mrs Fields pumpkin pie you get a free cool whip and other deals. So the result is we got $40 worth of groceries minus coupons, the 10 item mega deal savings, and our fresh values rewards certificate etc. we paid for all our items only $7.48 and in the process recieved a fuel rewards certificate that was loaded to our fresh values card., and the bottom reciept indicated savings of $50.91 - not to bad eh ?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wonderful News

"Solomon [Chamberlain] was a spiritual man and had spent many hours in prayer, seeking for the remission of his sins and pleading with Heavenly Father to lead him to the truth. Sometime around 1816, Solomon was promised in a vision that he would live to see the day when the Church of Christ would be organized after the apostolic order was established once again on the earth."Years later Solomon was traveling by boat toward Canada when his vessel stopped in the small town of Palmyra, New York. There he felt a compelling force urging him to disembark. Not knowing why he was there, he began speaking with the townspeople. It wasn't long before he heard talk of a 'gold Bible.' He said those two words sent 'a power like electricity [that] went from the top of my head to the end of my toes.'"His inquiries led him to the Smith home, where he spoke with those present about the wonderful news of the restored gospel. After spending two days there and receiving a testimony of the truth, Solomon resumed his journey to Canada, taking with him 64 newly printed, unbound pages of the Book of Mormon. Everywhere he went, he taught the people, 'both high and low, rich and poor, . . . to prepare for the great work of God that was now about to come forth' ("A Short Sketch of the Life of Solomon Chamberlain," typescript, Church History Library)."
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "A Great Work of God," Ensign, Apr. 2010, 4

Topics: Missionary Work, Book of Mormon

The Whole Duty of Man

"In the Holy Bible are these inspired words: 'Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man' (Ecclesiastes 12:13; emphasis added)."The duty of which I speak is what we are expected to do and to be."
Keith B. McMullin, "Our Path of Duty," Ensign, May 2010, 13

Topics: Duty, Commandments

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Faith and Devotion to the Gospel

"Thank you, my brothers and sisters, for your faith and devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you for all that you do in your wards and branches, in your stakes and districts. You serve willingly and well and accomplish great good. May the Lord bless you as you strive to follow Him and to obey His commandments."
Thomas S. Monson, "Welcome to Conference," Ensign, May 2010, 4

Topics: Obedience, Gospel of Jesus Christ, Serving Others

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fast Offerings

"The concept of fast offerings appears as early as the time of Isaiah when, speaking of the true fast, he encouraged people to fast and 'to deal thy bread to the hungry, and . . . bring the poor that are cast out to thy house' (Isaiah 58:7). The Prophet Joseph instituted the practice of collecting fast offerings for the poor in Kirtland, Ohio; and later at Nauvoo, Illinois, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles sent a general letter to the Church defining 'the principle of fasts,' stating: 'Let this be an ensample to all saints, and there will never be any lack for bread: When the poor are starving, let those who have, fast one day and give what they otherwise would have eaten to the bishops for the poor, and every one will abound for a long time; and this is one great and important principle of fasts approved of the Lord. And so long as the saints will all live to this principle with glad hearts and cheerful countenances they will always have an abundance' (History of the Church, 7:413)."
Thomas S. Monson, "Be Thou an Example," Ensign, Nov. 1996, 45–46

Topics: Fasting, Obedience

Priesthood Power as a Shield

"Now, fathers, I would remind you of the sacred nature of your calling. You have the power of the priesthood directly from the Lord to protect your home. There will be times when all that stands as a shield between your family and the adversary's mischief will be that power. You will receive direction from the Lord by way of the gift of the Holy Ghost."
Boyd K. Packer, "The Power of the Priesthood," Ensign, May 2010, 9

Topics: Fatherhood, Gift of the Holy Ghost, Family

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Let Him Share Your Burden

"Turn to the Lord. Exercise all of the faith you have in Him. Let Him share your burden. Allow His grace to lighten your load."
Donald L. Hallstrom, "Turn to the Lord," Ensign, May 2010, 80

Topics: Grace, Jesus Christ, Adversity

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Anniversary James and Wendy- 20 years!!!

I have to give a Big Shout out to two very special people. James and Wendy Richhart-

James is one of my Richhart cousin's like my 2nd cousin!!- He married Wendy 20 years ago TODAY- November 2, 1990! I was only about 9 years old when they got married. I remember i was so excited they were getting married and excited to go to their wedding reception. I remember them asking me to be a server and my Brother Jared a gift taker. Well i actually got to be a present taker as well. With two of Wendy's brother's Aaron and Troy.

I was such a nerd at the time i must have asked Wendy 5 times when the cake was going to be cut! What a nerd i was. HA! HA! Oh Well..

In that 20 years they have raised a beautiful family which includes 5 children. Kambree their oldest is now in College. They live in Murray and what a wonderful family they are. I am greatful for the fact they got married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake temple. They are such a example to me. Congratulations you two! Here's to forever!

Word of Wisdom

"The early history of the Church records that during the winter of 1833, the Lord directed that a school of the prophets was to be organized 'for their instruction in all things that are expedient for them' (D&C 88:127). It was to be held on the second floor of the Newel K. Whitney store. The brethren would come to the school to be instructed by the Prophet Joseph Smith. Some had acquired the habit of chewing and smoking tobacco. It became difficult for the Prophet to teach spiritual things in a temporal environment filled with smoke. Joseph Smith was troubled with the physical surroundings and inquired of the Lord if such conditions were proper for the brethren. In answer to his petition, he received a revelation known to us as the Word of Wisdom."The Word of Wisdom contains some very positive aspects. It encourages us to use grains, particularly wheat, and to use fruits and vegetables and the sparing use of meat. It is also noted for its prohibition—absolute prohibition—against the use of alcohol, tobacco, tea, and coffee. Added to this has been the counsel of the Church leaders to abstain from the use of such drugs as marijuana, cocaine, etc., and the abusive use of prescription drugs."
L. Tom Perry, "Run and Not Be Weary," Ensign, Nov. 1996, 36

Topics: , Righteousness

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween and Trick or Treating with Kayla and Ashlee- at Valley fair mall and other fun places...

Last night was the night when everyone celebrated and observed Halloween as today is the Sabbath. So it was the "Big Trick or Treating night" and everyone was out and about at the Mall's and in neighborhood's.

We started at Valley Fair Mall- and i must say it was alot of fun and crowded. After a short while my little 18 month old niece was not having anymore of it.
after we got done with the activities at the mall we all drove out to Riverton to see some family friends of Jared and Lindsay's and trick or treated out in their neighborhood in Riverton which also is the same neighborhood of Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan. The "Estate" of fancy and beautiful homes is about 2 streets behind Jared and Lindsay's friends. Jerry sloan has such a beautiful home.

All in all it was a good night! hope you all have a safe and happy and fun Thanksgiving!!




Trunk or Treat

Wednesday night October 27th was trunk or treat in our ward (The home/family ward). It was fun. This year we did something different instead of having the soup dinner we usually have and everyone making soups to share. We had chili dogs. Jared and Lindsay and Dakota, Kayla and Ashlee came out to join the fun. However after awhile Ashlee was done and was not having any part of the festivities. Aww well maybe next year. She will be a little bit older so we will see.

Happy Halloween everyone and enjoy the show!!!



Friday, October 29, 2010

Faith in Humanity...

Today we actually got a early start today. Mom and i decided to get a early start and spend the morning just having fun and "Playing". We went down to The District in South Jordan which is located off of 11400 South and Bangerter Hwy. We went to Seagull book and tape, Target etc.

We also went browsing and was intending on getting a few items at DI (Yes DI- I love going there and finding bargains). Imagine my surprise when i am at the checkout line and could not find the debit card. Well at first do you think i thought anything of it? No my only thought was that i had accidently left it in the car. lEAVE IT IN THE CAR? Yeah right! i wish. So at that point i am thinking it's gone and lost and i start freaking out. So i call Target and low and behold my "heart attack" is to be short lived because they had the Debit card turned it. Whew!!!

We go back down to the District and pick it up. And the nice Guest services lady informs us that the nice and honest lady who found it when it fell on the ground in the parking lot. Brought it back inside and went the extra mile and was and is very honest and even called our credit union to inform them that she had found it and would be turning it into Guest Services at Target.

So there still is or should i say i have another reason to have my faith in humanity renewed.

To the nice honest lady who turned it in- wherever you are or whoever you are. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! for your honesty and turning in our card and calling our bank.

A Mother's Promise

"My mother assured me that if I stayed on the road of truth, even when it seemed hot and dusty, even when there were distractions, the end would be better than the beginning. I will be eternally grateful that Mother told me."
Bradley D. Foster, "Mother Told Me," Ensign, May 2010, 100

Topics: Motherhood, Enduring to the End, Teaching

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gospel Standards Key to Good Judgment

"A person can never be a good judge without the gospel of Jesus Christ as a reference. The gospel has a long and successful record of guiding people to happiness. Some of the world's ideas leave mankind adrift to try to define their own standards. Because of this, we hear phrases like 'a new morality.' This phrase is deceptive! The standards of morality are eternal and have not changed; neither should we try to discover a new interpretation of them."
Gregory A. Schwitzer, "Developing Good Judgment and Not Judging Others," Ensign, May 2010, 105

Topics: Gospel Standards, Gospel of Jesus Christ

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Welcome Home Elder Davis....

I am a couple of weeks behind. But, i did not want anymore time to go by without blogging about this. My cousin Allen Davis returned home from serving a honroable mission in The Fresno California Mission. He spoke and returned from his mission in church in his family ward on October 17th, 2010! what a wonderful talk and opportunity to see him again. We heard from another family friend of ours who is in their stake., that Elder Allen Davis' talk was one of the best missionary talks he has heard from anyone and that even includes his own son's. What a tribute to the missionary and his experiences in the mission field and to his leaders before his mission and during his mission and also his parents.

So it was my mom, myself, and my uncle paul who was there from our family that day. I am glad we all were able to go.

What It Means to Rear in Love and Righteousness

"In a time when the family is under attack from the forces of evil . . . , the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve have set forth in "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" that 'parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness.'"This includes nurturing, supporting, and teaching children in all things pertaining to righteousness so that they may remain firm, with their 'loins girt about with truth, having on the breastplate of righteousness, and [their] feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace' (D&C 27:16)."
Francisco J. Viñas, "Things Pertaining to Righteousness," Ensign, May 2010, 107

Topics: Teaching, Righteousness, Children

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gaining Assurance of the Father's Love

"Our Heavenly Father, who loves us completely and perfectly, permits us to have experiences that will allow us to develop the traits and attributes we need to become more and more Christlike. . . . As we understand this doctrine, we gain greater assurance of our Father's love."
James B. Martino, "All Things Work Together for Good," Ensign, May 2010, 101

Topics: God the Father, Opposition, Adversity

Handful of Alfalfa Seed

"President Joseph F. Smith, who took part in the westward trek and in the first 70 years of hardship in this valley, shared this precious overview of the Lord's protective hand over His Latter-day Saints:" 'Our good friends from the east used to come out here in the early days and upbraid us. They said, "Why, it is the fulfillment of the curse of God upon you. You have been driven away from the rich lands of Illinois and Missouri, into a desert, into a salt land." I said, "Yes, we have salt enough here to save the world, thank God, and we may find use for it by and by" ' (in Preston Nibley, comp., Faith Promoting Stories [1943], 81). There was a time when there wasn't feed for livestock and the beef was so lean there wasn't enough fat to even make decent soap. 'Just then the Lord sent a handful of alfalfa seed into the valley, and Christopher Layton planted it, watered it, and it matured; and from that little beginning, Utah can now produce a richer crop of hay than Illinois or Missouri can do' (Joseph F. Smith, "Pioneer Reminiscences," Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 8 [1918]:159)."
M. Russell Ballard, "Faith in Every Footstep," Ensign, Nov. 1996, 25

Monday, October 25, 2010

There Will Always Be a Home for Lost Ones

"With the help of priesthood leaders, parents must continue to go back and find their lost ones, assuring them there will always be a 'home' within the family and the Church, waiting for their return. We never know when a heart may be turned. We never know when a soul may be weary and worn out by the world."
Bradley D. Foster, "Mother Told Me," Ensign, May 2010, 99–100

Topics: Family, , Parenthood

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Donnetta and Gregory

Yesterday my mom and i drove down to Sanpete county to Mt Pleasant and Spring City. As one of my Richhart cousin's got married. We were so excited to go and from what i hear she was glad and happy to have us at her wedding. The wedding was held in Spring City in a beautiful "OLD BARN"!! She was a beautiful bride and i know her and her new husband will be very happy.
It was good to see family again - because of where we live we do not or i do not get to see my Richhart cousin's and family all that often.

Congrats Donnetta and Greg- thanks for inviting us! everything was beautiful.



Kate's Blessing- a name and a blessing

today was a very special day in my family. My cousin Jeremy and his cute wife invited all the family to witness the baby blessing of their beautiful baby girl Kate Olivia Jensen. Kate was born August 24th, 2010.

We all went to their beautiful new home afterwards for a get together with Janelle's family and our family (The Jensen side of the family). My mom and i were not able to actually be at the sacrament meeting as we were watching Dakota in his primary program. But, we drove down to Spanish fork at around 11:45 AM when Dakota's program was nearing the end. And met everyone at my cousin's home.

It was especially exciting as we got to meet Brad's (Jeremy's brother) fiancee Karen. Brad and Karen were there and they will be getting married in about 6 weeks we are happy for them.

here are pictures from the special day...

Jeremy and Janelle, thank you so much for inviting us and for the opportunity to meet your little girl and share your special day.
We love you all!




Friday, October 22, 2010

Changes in Magna....

I blogged several months ago. In fact earlier this year about all the happenings in Magna mainly all the demolishing that has been going on and all the new and fresh business etc. coming to good ole magna.

Here is a update- this last week the demolishing crews have demolished the old Sprouce Ritze (hope i spelled that right) and the Smith's store.

The new Holiday oil is really moving along and will be open real soon. And the new Library is moving along fast as well. The senior citizen center is already open and has been for already a few months. However i do not have pics of the Senior citizen center.

But, i do have pictures of the demolishing and i think some of Holiday Oil.



Holiday Oil









Goodbye to the Old Smith's and Sprouse Ritz"


*** I can't seem to find the pictures that fit the title and the demolishing that has gone on this week. If and when i do i will modify this post.

GRANGER HIGH FOOTBALL

Last night my mom and i went to the Granger-West football. But, it wasn't just any regular game it was especially special as last night's game was the very last game Granger will ever play on the existing field.

There are changes and when i say changes i mean BIG changes to Granger High and the alumni, and current and future student body and administration of Granger High and the great city of West Valley City.

Those changes include the building of a brand new state of the art school and football stadium and i believe it also includes a baseball and soccer field.

We got to enjoy the game. And even though we lost i thought you all would enjoy some highlights.



Now Let Us Rejoice

"We were singing a great song as the intermediate hymn, 'Now Let Us Rejoice,' written by W. W. Phelps (Hymns, no. 3). That was written following an incident in Independence, Missouri, where Brother Phelps was the editor of a little newspaper. He had a printing press, and the people who were unfriendly towards the Church decided to do away with it, and the mob broke in and burned the building and destroyed the printing press. They burned some 200 homes of the Saints in showing their displeasure over the people following this movement. In that despair W. W. Phelps wrote those words, 'Now let us rejoice in the day of salvation. No longer as strangers on earth need we roam,' bringing hope to the people and encouragement. With hope that those things will happen in our lives, we move on because of the truthfulness of what we are attempting to do."
David B. Haight, "Prophets Are Inspired," Ensign, Nov. 1996, 14

Topics: Courage

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Parents Should Teach for Each Child's Needs

"Parents play an essential role in helping their children to understand the things pertaining to righteousness. In the Book of Mormon we find that Alma the Younger. . . taught and gave his children their charge separately, adapting his instructions to each son, according to that son's needs. He bore testimony and taught them doctrine and principles, preparing them to preach those same principles to others."
Francisco J. Viñas, "Things Pertaining to Righteousness," Ensign, May 2010, 107

Topics: Teaching, Righteousness, Individual Worth

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Willing and Obedient Friend

"The vast majority of the Utah pioneers got their first glimpse of the sagebrush, sego lily, salt-flat desert landscape of this Great Salt Lake Valley on foot. Some even arrived barefoot after having suffered extreme hardships in traversing over 1,300 miles of prairie, desert, and mountain wilderness. Before the railroad reached the Utah Territory in 1869, approximately 70,000 pioneers, 9,600 wagons, and 650 handcarts made the trek from Winter Quarters in present-day Iowa and Nebraska to the Salt Lake Valley. Each pioneer who walked from the Mississippi River to the Great Salt Lake took millions of steps to travel that distance. Under favorable circumstances, the trek took a little more than three months. Traveling 15 miles in a day was considered a good day. In total, billions of footsteps of faith were taken by our pioneers."On the trail a loving attachment frequently developed between a pioneer and his ox team. Joseph F. Smith related: 'My team leaders' names were Thom and Joe—we raised them from calves, and they were both white. Thom was trim built, active, young, and more intelligent than many a man. Many times while traveling sandy or rough roads, on long, thirsty drives, my oxen were lowing with the heat and fatigue. I would put my arms around Thom's neck and cry bitter tears! That was all I could do. Thom was my favorite and best and most willing and obedient servant and friend' (holograph quoted in Susan Arrington Madsen, I Walked to Zion [1994], 37)."
M. Russell Ballard, "Faith in Every Footstep, Ensign," Nov. 1996, 23–24

Topics: Faith, Pioneers,

Spiritual Judgment for Spiritual Decisions

"Many blessings in life are missed because worldly judgment was applied to what was really a spiritual decision."
Gregory A. Schwitzer, "Developing Good Judgment and Not Judging Others," Ensign, May 2010, 104–5

Topics: Spirituality

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Here is a video i think you all would love to see.. I got this sent to me via email from my DADDY- Thanks Daddy! he had it sent to him. It's a couple who made a "Street legal" car in the shape of a Radio Flyer Wagon




 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Random- but excited

So i was at Joann's fabric and craft store tonight. Boy were they busy!! anyhow, It seemed like they had most of the store on sale. In any case i was intending on using a 50% off coupon that is good till the 21st but, it say's it's not good with any other sale or discount. BLAH BLAH BLAH- but, they had a sale and offering for 25% off the invitation kits that you would buy and use for weddings or special events and parties for 25% off so i picked up a 100 count invitation kit as i am planning a special surprise joint birthday celebration for my parents in 2011! the invitation kit regular price is $19.99 and was on sale for 25% off = final cost before tax of $14.99 + $1.00 (total tax) = $16.01 - WOW!!! so excited.

Let That Alone

"Presidents Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball tried to discourage Thomas B. Marsh's murmuring, but to no avail. A repentant Brother Marsh later said of that time:" 'I must have lost the Spirit of the Lord out of my heart. . . ." 'I became jealous of the Prophet, . . . and overlooked everything that was right, and spent all my time in looking for the evil; . . . I thought I saw a beam in Brother Joseph's eye, but it was nothing but a mote, and my own eye was filled with the beam; . . . I got mad and I wanted everybody else to be mad. I talked with Brother Brigham Young and Brother Heber C. Kimball, and I wanted them to be mad like myself; and I saw they were not mad, and I got madder still because they were not. Brother Brigham Young, with a cautious look, said, "Are you the leader of the Church, Brother Thomas?" I answered "No." "Well then," said he, "why do you not let that alone?" ' "Laborers in the Lord's vineyard who murmur over life's inequities, declared Jesus, murmur 'against the goodman of the house.' (Matt. 20:11.) The goodness of the Lord is attested to in so many ways—mansions await!—yet we ungrateful guests still complain about the present accommodations."Those of deep faith do not murmur. They are generously disposed, and they are reluctant to murmur, even while in deep difficulties."
Neal A. Maxwell, "Murmur Not," Ensign, Nov. 1989, 83–84

Topics: Faith

Never Stop Trying

"In a world where everyone is granted agency, some of our loved ones may stray for a season. But we can never give up. We must always go back for them—we must never stop trying."
Bradley D. Foster, "Mother Told Me," Ensign, May 2010, 99

Topics: Family, Enduring to the End, Agency

Friday, October 15, 2010

Dixon's Retirement Party

Tonight my mom and i went to the Retirement party of one of her Highschool friends and classmates... What a wonderful guy Dixon is. The celebration was held at Crystal Inn in Salt Lake City, Utah

Happy Retirement Dixon!!!




Quail and Civil War

"Moses and Brigham Young had much in common. . . ."Both groups [the Israelites and the Saints] shared many miracles that are memorialized annually. The celebration of Passover relates to the travels of the ancient Israelites. And each July we repeat legendary stories of our pioneers. Both groups traversed deserts, mountains, and valleys of untamed wilderness. Ancient Israelites left Egypt via the parted waters of the Red Sea 'as by dry land' (Heb. 11:29). The pioneers left the United States crossing the wide waters of the Mississippi River—frozen to become a highway of ice."The book of Exodus reports that quail were miraculously provided to feed the hungry people of ancient Israel (see Ex. 16:13; Num. 11:32; Ps. 105:40). The pioneers had an equivalent experience. After the last of them had been driven out of Nauvoo, many were sick and some had died. Their provisions were meager. On the river bottoms near Montrose, Iowa, on 9 October 1846, many quail miraculously flew into camp. The quail were cooked and fed to some 640 destitute people (see Stanley B. Kimball, "Nauvoo West: The Mormons of the Iowa Shore," BYU Studies, winter 1978, 142)."It was also miraculous that a permanent settlement survived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake. Seagulls that saved the crops were part of that miracle."God preserved ancient Israel from plagues sent upon Egypt (see Ex. 15:26). Similarly, God preserved the Saints from the plague of the United States Civil War, which caused more American deaths than any other war."
Russell M. Nelson, "The Exodus Repeated," Ensign, July 1999, 9

Topics: Prophets, Pioneers

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Follow the Spirit

"We know we are successful if we live so that we qualify for, receive, and know how to follow the Spirit."
Julie B. Beck, "And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit," Ensign, May 2010, 12

Topics: Gift of the Holy Ghost

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Faith in Jesus Christ

"A stronger personal faith in Jesus Christ will prepare [your children] for the challenges they will most surely face."
Neil L. Andersen, "Tell Me the Stories of Jesus," Ensign, May 2010, 110

Topics: Faith

Monday, October 11, 2010

ksl.com - Winder Farms celebrates 130th anniversary

ksl.com - Winder Farms celebrates 130th anniversary

A Miracle

"Even though the Prophet was haggard, pale, and penniless after his long confinement [in Liberty Jail], it did not take him long to make his leadership felt. He found a swamp where the Mississippi makes a horseshoe bend. It was practically deserted; there were only a half-dozen houses. It was a place in which nobody seemed to have a great interest. The owners of this mosquito-infested swamp were happy to sell the land to the penniless Saints for promissory notes, payable over a term of years. " 'Characteristic of the Prophet, he renamed the place to meet his desires. Not what it was, but what, with the faith and work of man, the region might become—"Nauvoo, the City Beautiful" ' (William E. Berrett, The Restored Church, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1965, p. 149). "The faith of the Prophet rallied the people, and a special zeal seldom witnessed in all of man's history swept over this people. 'That deep and abiding strength was to change a swamp into a great city; miserable shelters into splendid houses; penniless people to the most prosperous citizens of Illinois. That missionary zeal was to carry the gospel into many lands and double the membership of the Church. And all of this in the short time of five years! " 'What a program. And what an accomplishment! A people stripped of all earthly possessions, money, homes, factories, lands, rebuilt in five short years, a city-state which was the envy of long-settled communities' (Berrett, The Restored Church, p. 150). A miracle had occurred!"
L. Tom Perry, "Nauvoo—A Demonstration of Faith," Ensign, May 1980, 74

Topics: Leadership, Prophets

Purpose of All Scripture

"The central purpose of all scripture is to fill our souls with faith in God the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ."
D. Todd Christofferson, "The Blessing of Scripture," Ensign, May 2010, 34

Topics: Scripture

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A call for civility following President Boyd K. Packer's address | Mormon Times

Please click on the link below to read the story and message. I love my Father in Heaven, the apostles, and sustain them all. And i love this Church with all my heart.


A call for civility following President Boyd K. Packer's address | Mormon Times

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Promise in My Blessing

"Let me quote from the diary of Joseph Millett, a little-known missionary of an earlier time. Called on a mission to Canada, he went alone and on foot. In Canada, during the wintertime, he said: " 'I felt my weakness. A poor, ill-clothed, ignorant boy in my teens, thousands of miles from home among strangers. " 'The promise in my blessing and the encouraging words of President Young to me, with the faith I had in the gospel, kept me up. " 'Many times I would turn into the woods . . . in some desolate place with a heart full, wet eyes, to call on my master for strength or aid. " 'I believed the Gospel of Christ. I had never preached it. I knew not where to find it in the scriptures.' "That didn't matter so much, for, 'I had to give my Bible to the boatman at Digby for passage across the sound.' "
Boyd K. Packer, "A Tribute to the Rank and File of the Church," Ensign, May 1980, 63

Topics: Missionary Work, Faith

Salvation and Exaltation

"We rejoice in all the Savior has done for us. He has made it possible for each of us to gain our salvation and exaltation."
Quentin L. Cook, "We Follow Jesus Christ," Ensign, May 2010, 86

Topics: Jesus Christ, Exaltation

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ksl.com - 13-year-old Orem girl hit and killed by underage driver

ksl.com - 13-year-old Orem girl hit and killed by underage driver

Parenthood

"A spiritual early warning system . . . can help parents in Zion to be watchful and discerning concerning their children."
David A. Bednar, "Watching with All Perseverance," Ensign, May 2010, 41

Topics: Parenthood

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Everest College...

I went a few weeks ago to visit the Everest college campus in West Valley City, Utah as i am working towards going back to school and continuing my education. Well after several weeks and crazy and hectic lives and schedules- I am finally going back tomorrow to do some testing and to visit Financial Aid and progress forward to actually starting school. I am so excited and at the same time real nervous. Nervous because i do not know how it's going to go and how i will do on the testing. Tests aren't my strength.

Wish me LUCK!! and if you all would keep me in your prayers that by the end of tomorrow i will be a "FEW" steps closer to a start date of school and a "NEW CHAPTER" in my life.

Joy of Fidelity

"May the joy of our fidelity to the highest and best within us be ours as we keep our love and our marriages, our society and our souls, as pure as they were meant to be."
Jeffrey R. Holland, "Place No More for the Enemy of My Soul," Ensign, May 2010, 46

Topics: Worthiness

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

PANDA EXPRESS= BUY 1 GET 1 FREE

Today my mom and i went to visit Panda Express today. They were having a Guest Appreciation day where all day and all night tonight (until close) of course when you bought one meal or entree or whatever you got one free. I Always love free!!! Glad i went and was able to score some yummy free chinese food. Before leaving i spun the prize wheel and i scored me a free Panda Pail. It's a cute panda express pail to put whatever in it but, mine of course was filled with fortune cookies. YAY!!



Helping Youth to Understand

"It is our imperative duty to help youth understand and believe the gospel in a deeply personal way."
Robert D. Hales, "Our Duty to God: The Mission of Parents and Leaders to the Rising Generation," Ensign, May 2010, 96

Topics: Testimony

Monday, October 4, 2010

Heritage of Faith

"Today the Church stands at the summit of a century and a half of progress. The terrain over which we have traveled is a grim reminder that struggle, persecution, and sorrow have been the lot of our forebears. Kirtland, Jackson County, Clay County, Haun's Mill, and Nauvoo seem synonymous with suffering—a part of the tribulation the Lord promised that his people would have to endure (see D&C 58:3). "As we look back in retrospect, we see that it was because of the opposition encountered in our early history that our progress today has been made possible. Out of that caldron of persecution and heartache, the Lord answered the soul-cry of the Prophet Joseph Smith in these words:" 'Thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; " 'And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high' (D&C 121:7–8). " 'If thou art called to pass through tribulation, . . . know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good' (D&C 122:5, 7). "By the tribulation well endured by numerous of our progenitors, a desert blossomed as a rose (see Isa. 35:1), a tried and persecuted people provided a heritage of faith, and Zion put on her beautiful garments for all to see (see D&C 82:14)."
Howard W. Hunter, "God Will Have a Tried People," Ensign, May 1980, 25

Topics: Faith, Opposition

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ladies Night @ Deseret Book- Valley Fair Mall- 10/02/2010

Last night my mom and i went to Ladies night at Deseret Book located in the Valley Fair Mall. I will say this- i was glad we were able to go. That being said and while i do not usually write negative experiences (at least not usually) on my blog. I do have to say that i was Really disappointed in the experience i had.

Here is why...
Ladies night was supposed to start @ 6:00 PM so we trusted that things would not get started till then. However the employee's of the Valley Fair Mall Deseret Book store decided to start handing out the free gift/or ticket's for the free gift at 5:30 PM

"Hello, that's not 6 PM!" Please know that it's not the gift. It's the principle of the matter. And when you say something starts at a certain time "In my book that means and includes- not handing out the gifts till that said start time. "

Other things included the fact that their air conditioning unit was broken or half broken (if there is such a thing) so they were operating on only 1/2 of capacity (if you will)., They had a couple of items on sale for a real good price and did not order enough or at least put a limit per customer on how many can be purchased due to the crowds. Needless to say they ran out of a few things. When people were done either shopping and or winning a prize there was to many people just taking up space in the store. It seemed to me that there were several aspects and how the whole event was disorganized.

Don't get me wrong i love Deseret Book! i just think and feel things can be more organized or handled better or whatever when there are big events such as this. I think they maybe need to expand their store as well. Kind of outgrowing it.
I have a idea- expand and work something out with Deseret Book corporate and the management of the mall (Valley Fair) and move into the Old Mervyn's store. That would be way enough room and they could have two levels. And it would serve the customer's so much better.

On the positive side- they were having alot of awesome deals and sales and the refreshments were very delicious.

for example we bought a plaque (you know one of those that has those awesome sayings on them).

That reads

"The Magic of Christmas- is not in the Presents but, in his Presence".

It is regularly priced at $7.95 we got it for 20% off and with us being a platinum rewards member we only paid $6.40 - Yes, it pay's to shop at Deseret Book.

And i did take some pictures. Enjoy!!!



Friday, October 1, 2010

Robert (Bob) Eugene Hainsworth

Today was the funeral of Robert Eugene Hainsworth. He is the father of Darryl Hainsorth. I am glad i got to go visit and spend time with him and his family and my other cousin's (Richhart cousin's) my cousin's being grandchildren to Robert.

I am glad i was able to learn about this wonderful father, husband and friend and his life. He will be missed. Here is a movie/slideshow of pictures i took.



Ride—I Can't Leave You

"We find one of the most touching stories of sacrifice, faith, and loving charity in the life of Jens Neilson, who was a member of the Willie Handcart Company. . . . Jens wrote, 'Obedience is better than sacrifice.' . . . The Neilsons had consumed their last pound of flour days before, but somehow they made it over the treacherous Rocky Ridge, urged on by their indomitable courage and unconquerable faith. Tragically, 13 of the company died at Rock Creek and were buried in shallow, snow-covered graves—among them, Jens and Elsie's son, Neils. . . ."President Hinckley describes this portion of the trail as 'a trail of tragedy, a trail of faith, a trail of devotion, a trail of consecration, even the consecration of life itself.' "Jens arrived at Rock Creek, 11 miles beyond Rocky Ridge, with both feet frozen. He was unable to walk another step and pleaded with Elsie, 'Leave me by the trail in the snow to die, and you go ahead and try to keep up with the company and save your life.' Elsie, with her unfaltering pioneer courage, replied, 'Ride, I can't leave you, I can pull the cart.' Such was the strength and the faith of many pioneer women on the trail."
M. Russell Ballard, "Faith in Every Footstep," Ensign, Nov. 1996, 24–25

Topics: Example

Parents and Children

"In these last days it is essential—even critical—that parents and children listen to and learn from one another."
M. Russell Ballard, "Mothers and Daughters," Ensign, May 2010, 21

Topics: Family, Parenthood

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Priesthood Power

"We have this priesthood power, and we should all be prepared to use it properly."
Dallin H. Oaks, "Healing the Sick," Ensign, May 2010, 48

Topics:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Aren't these kids cute???

FHE- Spaghetti Dinner- 09/27/10

Monday night my Young Single Adult ward had Family home evening at the home of one of the member's of our bishopric/ and his wife brother and sister lopez. Actually we met, had family home evening and fun in their club house. It was so much fun.
I Love my ward!!! Thanks to everyone for all their work put into this activity and all our family activities and family home evenings. Especially Brother and Sister Lopez.



Moses and Brigham Young

"Moses and Brigham Young had much in common. They were astute followers before they became great leaders. Moses had been prepared in the courts of Egypt and had gained much experience in military and other responsibilities. Brigham Young was likewise prepared for his leadership role. In the march of Zion's Camp he had observed the leadership of the Prophet Joseph Smith under difficult conditions. Brigham Young aided in the removal of the Prophet Joseph from Kirtland. He also directed the move of the persecuted Saints from Missouri to Nauvoo."
Russell M. Nelson, "The Exodus Repeated," Ensign, July 1999, 9

Topics: Prophets, Pioneers

Dropping off the car to be fixed and picking up our rental car...

This morning was of sorts a busy one for us. As we picked up my mom's rental car and then drove up to Layton, Utah to drop off my mom's car at my "UNCLE BOB'S" house to be fixed. He does awesome car work for real reasonable prices and always makes sure our cars are running well and look good. Bob is my dad's best friend and they have been for over 35 years. He is like a brother to my dad.

Anyhow here are some pictures of the day's events and of sorts a "Virtual tour" of our cute rental car- a Chevy HHR. Really cute and i love it and want one for our family. I even told my dad that.

I hope i got all the pictures i took and that i didn't miss any. Also the pictures are in random order. Enjoy the show!!!




Generations Linked in Love

"Our inborn yearnings for family connections are fulfilled when we are linked to our ancestors through sacred ordinances of the temple."
Russell M. Nelson, "Generations Linked in Love," Ensign, May 2010, 92

Topics: Temple Work, Redeem the Dead

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

BYU-IDAHO ???

As many of you may know-- lately i have been researching the possibility of going back 2 school. I am even considering and in the process of applying to Byu-Idaho and the other BYU campuses etc. I wanted to update you that tonight i went to meet with my bishop in my Young Single Adult ward as those are where my membership records are.
The meeting went well and my bishop will fill out the sections he needs to fill out as he will be recommending me and then passing it on to the Stake President. So i will likely be having a visit with the Stake President soon.

Before the meeting we started with a "word of prayer" and i asked my bishop to offer the prayer.
The prayer he gave was awesome and filled with such spirit and just wonderful. I will keep you posted.

Mothers Teaching Children in the Home

"I believe it is by divine design that the role of motherhood emphasizes the nurturing and teaching of the next generation."
L. Tom Perry, "Mothers Teaching Children in the Home," Ensign, May 2010, 31

Topics: Parenthood, Motherhood

Monday, September 27, 2010

Insurance Adjuster comes to visit... OH YAY WHAT A JOY!" NOT!!!

So as many of you may know that 1 week ago this morning (last Monday- September 20, 2010) while at my nephew Dakota's school taking a paper for him for picture day. Some "Genius" got wise and cute and decided that he/or she was not going to be paying attention to their driving and what they are doing and back into my mom's car, create $2000.00 in damage and drive off without even having the courtesy of either having us paged somehow or leaving a note and owning up to responsibility.

Here we are a week later and today the insurance adjuster comes and pays us a visit at our house and after 1 1/2 hours later and some pictures and things we are presented with documents regarding our claim and a Check to get the repairs started. We will recieve the rest of the funds after work has started and after they can see the rest of the extent of damage that they could not see today because of the damage being not so obvious and what i call "inner damage".

anyone who has knowledge in body work or related kind of things hopefully will know what i am talking about. But, for all of the rest of us-- what i mean by "inner damage" is damage not visible to the "blind eye" (to you and me). Hope i am not confusing anyone further.

Please feel free to direct questions.

That is where we are at in this process- meanwhile my mom get's a RENTAL CAR!! Getting to drive rental cars are always fun. We have that arranged through Enterprise and the insurance will also be paying for that as well as soon as we go drop mom's car off we can pick up the rental.

Will keep you all informed!!!

They Must Be Brought Here

"It was Sunday, October 5, 1856. On Saturday, the day before, a small group of missionaries returning from England arrived in the valley. They had been able to make relatively good time because their teams were strong and their wagons light. Franklin D. Richards was their leader. They immediately sought out President Brigham Young. They told him that hundreds of men, women, and children were scattered along the trail that led from the Missouri River to the Salt Lake Valley. Most of them were pulling handcarts, two companies of these, with two smaller companies following behind with ox teams and wagons. The first group was probably at this time in the area of Scotts Bluff, more than four hundred miles from their destination, with the others behind them. It was October, and they would be trapped in the snows of winter and perish unless help was sent."Brigham Young had known nothing of this. There was, of course, at that time no rapid means of communication. . . . The next morning, the Sabbath, he stood before the people in the Tabernacle and said:" 'I will now give this people the subject and the text for the Elders who may speak. . . . It is this. On the 5th day of October, 1856, many of our brethren and sisters are on the plains with handcarts, and probably many are now seven hundred miles from this place, and they must be brought here, we must send assistance to them. The text will be, "to get them here." . . . " 'That is my religion; that is the dictation of the Holy Ghost that I possess. It is to save the people.' "
Gordon B. Hinckley, "Our Mission of Saving," Ensign, Nov. 1991, 52

Topics: Sustaining Leaders, Pioneers

Friday, September 24, 2010

Prayer's and work....

We are at a end of another work. And we as a family have been very fortunate this week to have my dad work this week. He has actually been able to work all this week with the exception of today and tomorrow all week. He is back to work Sunday afternoon at 4 PM till midnight.

So we are asking and hoping for prayer's from all of you our friends and family that the work continues and continues and is consistant. If all of you as our friends and family will keep my dad and all of us as a family that the work will not be sparce and scarce and that it won't stop completley we would appreciate it and that he get's to work pretty well a Full work and get alot of shifts and hours.

Sorry if this is in anyway repetitive- sometimes this happens when i am nervous and or scared.

Institute Friday Devotional

Today was FRIDAY Devotional at Institute. The SLCC LDS Institute during the school year has Devotional's every Friday. They of course have different speaker's every week. Today we were honored and priviliged to hear from a member of the first quorum of the seventy.

we were honored to hear from Elder Christoffel Golden Jr

What a wonderful talk he gave- one thing from his talk that stood out for me was when he counseled the young women to get their education, move on with their lives and prepare to one day become wives and mother's.
while the men serve their missions and the guys to get education upon return from their mission.

Every Trial Is Necessary

"President Brigham Young offered the profound insight that at least some of our suffering has a purpose when he said:" 'All intelligent beings who are crowned with crowns of glory, immortality, and eternal lives must pass through every ordeal appointed for intelligent beings to pass through, to gain their glory and exaltation. Every calamity that can come upon mortal beings will be suffered to come upon the few, to prepare them to enjoy the presence of the Lord. . . . Every trial and experience you have passed through is necessary for your salvation' (Discourses of Brigham Young, sel. John A Widtsoe [1954], 345). "We have much reason to hope. Joy can be ours if we are willing to sacrifice all for the Lord. Then we can look forward to the infinitely priceless possibility of overcoming all the challenges of this life. Then we will be with the Savior forever and, as President Brigham Young also said, "anticipate enjoying the glory, excellency and exaltation which God has prepared for the faithful' ("Remarks," Deseret News, May 31, 1871, 197)."
James E. Faust, "Where Do I Make My Stand?" Ensign, Nov. 2004, 18–21

Topics: Adversity, Faith

Thursday, September 23, 2010

FUN at Chuck a Rama and with Aunt Nelda...

Monday my mom and i met my Great and wonderful Aunt Nelda and picked her up at Front Runner. We hadn't had a lunch date and this kind of activity in such a long time so it was real good to see her. We went to Chuck a Rama - Aunt Nelda treated us to lunch. Which we were totally not expecting- Thanks Aunt Nelda for lunch and a wonderful visit. We love you!