Thursday, February 28, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Isn't this picture so sweet? I wanted to write a little dedicatory blog on the prophet, Thomas S Monson. This picture of him is absolutely adorable. President Monson has family in a ward very close to my home ward in CT. Last year he spoke and I was able to attend. I had just moved back from Utah and was very uncertain if I was "mormon" enough to withstand the pressures of old friends and family that just did NOT comply with my new-found standards. Well, I was probably third or fourth row--really close and dead center. I cant remember everything he said but I do remember him saying (and of course, it felt like he was staring directly at me) "you are worth it. you know what you can be and who you should be. you have the faith and the means to endure..." something to that affect. I think he was referencing a woman who was going through some troubles when he was a young bishop many years ago. President Monson is a smart guy. I think he's wonderful, and although President Hinckley's passing was hard for me, I am grateful for the priesthood and true apostleship the Church of Jesus Christ has. I am also very excited that President Uctdorf was called. He has a glow and happiness that for me symbolizes what the Church has to offer. This is a favorite Monson quote of mine:
"Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose and frame your life with faith"
Monday, February 11, 2008
Last year around this time I somehow convinced my dashing fiance to buy me a second diamond ring for valentines day, but this year since things are a little different and priorities are A LOT different, we decided that we are just going to make a little build-a-bear love gift for our little boy--the kind where you can put in a cheezy recording of tom and I talking mushy and telling him how much we love him. that's pretty much the excitement for our romantic valentines day. And YEA! for babies. Tom's good friend Nate and his wife Kelsey just told us they are expecting their first little one in August--so our little kiddo's will be five months apart. Brig is also close to his cousin Addison in age too--just 6 months apart. Hopefully someday we will live close by so Brigham will have some good friends! Someday....but for now, western massachusetts will have to do.