Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What ALS Cannot Do

This thought was shared from a friend of Rich's that he went to high school with.  Her mother recently died of cancer.  I switched the word cancer for ALS:

ALS is so limited….
It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot destroy peace
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot suppress memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot steal eternal life
It cannot conquer the spirit

Thanks, Kathy!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Elder Choi and Sister Koo

Elder Choi and Sister Koo came to visit us today. Elder Choi is the Korean Seventy.  We first met them when we were on our mission in Korea.  Elder Choi was in charge of the Presiding Bishopbric Office in Korea. One time they came down to Daejeon and took us out for dinner.  We were immediately good friends.

Elder Choi was the presiding authority for Laura's stake in New York. She texted us as asked if we knew him and we said "yes, I you must go meet him afterward."  She introduced herself after the meeting and had a great visit with Elder Choi.

They came to visit us today and Elder Choi gave me a blessing with Rich.  It was a sweet experience.  Then we went out for lunch together.  It was great to be with them again.  We have such a connection because of our dedication to the Church.   We love Elder Choi and Sister Koo.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Trying on Sunglasses at Gap

Janet, Andrew and Abby

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Spectrum in the Crayon Tower

I gave Abby this crayon tower for her birthday and Laura put the colors in rainbow order.  How that makes my heart sing!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Playing Nana

he kids were "playing Nana" on Sunday.  Apparently, this is where you can't talk and so you have to write notes to each other.   How cute!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

More Old Korean Friends

Tonight we were able to go to dinner with President Sol and Sister Kim. He was a Stake President in our mission (still is) and she calls me "Oni" or older sister. They are delightful people and so glad they were in town and called us and we were able to have dinner together!

Lunch with Buchanans

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Old Korean Friends!

Rich, President Till, Norm Nemrow, Craig Sonksen and Mark Peterson

Janet, Randy Peterson, Lorraine DeWaal, Melissa Sonksen, Cindy Nemrow, Diane Till

We lived in Seoul for five years, 1984-1989, and we have such great friends there.  When you don't have family around, your friends become your family.  Last night we had an opportunity to visit with some of those friends at a wedding reception for Stephanie Sonksen.  It was great to visit with our old Korean friends!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

View from the Cabin

Friday, January 6, 2012

Picture of the Day

This is from New Year's Eve, (aka my birthday)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Andrew Goes to Hair Day in Layton

Andrew came with us this month to Hair Day in Layton.  He played with Sophie before she went to school and Myla after her nap.  He was just a delightful boy on the whole trip!  We're so glad he came!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Birthday Lunch with Friends

I had a birthday lunch with friends on Wednesday.  It was so great to be with Heather, Kathy, Judy, Carla and Marci!  I loved that we sat around for hours after lunch and visited.  I can't talk much any more, but I really enjoyed listening to the conversation and every once in awhile, I would contribute via a note on my iphone.  I love my friends!

Sorry no, picture.  But I'm thinking I'm on a roll here with posts everyday in this month, maybe I'll start a post a day and picture a day!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ayden Dances at the Jazz Game

Ayden danced at the Jazz Game on Monday night, following in his mother's footsteps ~ she was a Jazz dancer!  Fortunately, Ayden doesn't get nervous when he dances and does amazing tumbling tricks, but his mother does for him!  It was great to watch Ayden perform.

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Sibling Gift that Keeps on Giving

This year my children didn't give each other gifts, instead they spent the money they would have spent on sibling gifts, giving $200 dollars in my honor to an ALS research.  I'm overwhelmed by their generosity and gift!  And they gave me other gifts as well! My children are awesome!

And my husband always spoils me for Christmas and my birthday.  He gave me lots of clothes from Nordstrom, earring of the month, (the gift that keeps on giving every month) jeans from Gap, the book "Walk with Me."   I'm blessed to have married such a generous and giving man!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Scripture for 2012

Instead of a word for this year, I'm choosing a scripture, Mosiah 24:15:

"And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord."

I feel like the love of my family and friends strengthens me and makes my burdens light!  My only goal is to "submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord."