Friday, October 29, 2010

New Floor

We've been in a mess this week getting our wood floor refinished and adding wood to the hallway. It sure does look nice and tomorrow we can start putting everything back where it goes.

It's all good

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mutual Halloween Party

My first act as Laurel Advisor was to help with the Halloween Party - which required I come in costume.

Rich just wanted to wear a moustache but when he got it on we realized that he needed an ascot and cane to complete the ensemble. I just went as a cowgirl.

Church Callings

I got a new church calling last Sunday. I was released as Assistant Primary Activity Day Leader and sustained as Laurel Advisor. I will miss my cute little Primary girls, but as I told them we will still be friends! I am happy to be back in Young Women; it's not a secret that Young Women is my favorite place to serve in the Church. I love my Laurels; they were Beehives when I was YW President.

I was thinking that I should list all the callings I've had, so here's the list I can remember:

Seminary Chorister
Seminary Pianist
Stake Sunday School Secretary (at BYU with Marc Wilson (quarterback) as president)
Visiting Teacher
RS Teacher
RS Counselor
RS Secretary
Homemaking Leader (back in the day)
Ward Newsletter Editor
Sunday Bulletin Editor
Activity Committee Chairman
Wolf Den leader
Primary Counselor
Primary Teacher
Primary Chorister
Primary Pianist
Choir Pianist
YW President
YW Counselor
YW Secretary
YW Camp Director
YW Camp Assistant
YW Camp Cook
Laurel Advisor
Young Single Adult Leader
Mission President Companion
Temple Ordinance Worker

I was a temple ordinance worker in the Seoul Temple in 1985, and just today I was called and set apart as a temple ordinance worker in the Mount Timpanogos Temple - Wednesday mornings at 5 am!

I love serving in the Church!

It's all good

Friday, October 15, 2010

Horseback Riding at Sundance

Today I did something I've been wanting to do for awhile: Horseback Riding at Sundance.

During the summer the Sundance Nordic center becomes the Sundance Stables, so they take horse rides on the same trails that I ski in the winter. Of course, fall is the perfect time to do this and see all the leaves changed. It was a delightful ride; my horse, Beau, was a perfect gentleman and it was everything I hoped it would be.

The colors just don't show up in a picture as vibrant as they are in real life, especially when using my iphone to take the pictures.

The yurt on the right is the same one they use for the Nordic center in the winter. Here's the corral with the horses.

My ride, Beau

Heather was just in front of me on her ride, Harry

That is one seriously blue sky!

It's the same pine tree in both of these pictures, one in the fall and one in the winter

I have to admit that after an hour in the saddle my knees and backside were ready to not be on a horse any more!

It's all good!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Relief Society Retreat

We had a Relief Society Retreat last night at the Bringhurst's cabin in Fairview Canyon ~ very close to one of my favorite places on earth: Camp MiaShalom. I loved being able to hike to Lone Pine and view the beautiful fall colors, and see the night sky away from the city lights ~ two of my favorite activities. Along with visiting with my sisters, eating yummy food, and knitting up some newborn baby beanies for humanitarian services ~ a lovely 24 hours away from home!

on our way to Lone Pine ~ check out those awesome clouds!

Camp Shalom in Autumn splendor

Marie, AnnaRae and Taryn at Lone Pine

AnnaRae and I have hiked to Lone Pine together twice in 2010!

I recently got the pattern for these darling little newborn beanies from Humanitarian Services and I knitted the four on the right, AnnaRae crocheted the one on the left. I forgot how much I enjoy knitting and it feels good to create something that is useful.

I love to imagine these little hats on a little baby head!

I learned to knit from a German woman in Rancho Cordova, California when I was in sixth grade. She gave free knitting lessons to anyone who wanted to learn. At the time it was hard because she didn't allow us to talk while we were knitting at the lessons and we had to complete our projects during the week before our next lesson. I'm so grateful now that I know how to knit. I prefer it to crocheting; I like the rhythm.

Little People

Ayden and Sophie arranged this little people party:

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mission Reunion

We had our annual Korea Daejeon Mission Reunion on October 1. 2010. I only took this one picture, but we really loved visiting with all our missionaries who could join us!