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

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