Wednesday, March 25, 2009


My mom bought my sister a laptop computer for Christmas. Since Terri is in a Nursing Home its gives her something to do. Well it worked Saturday and she went to turn it on on Sunday would not turn on. Mom brought it to me so I could get it taken care of. It is so frustrating when you call a company and they
1. don't listen and
2. don't have a clue what you are talking about because they are reading everything from a script.
All I needed was for them to send me a box so that I could mail it to them for repair. Simple right, no way!! After we played 20 questions I finally told her THERE are NO lights on the computer it WILL not turn on. Since it is a HP and they have our phone number down when we ordered Meridith's computer she wanted to tell me that the numbers didn't match up. I told her for the computer that went with the sweetiepie email address was my daughters but this is a different computer. Sometimes it would be so much nicer if.... they just listened instead of reading the script. Enough venting!!

Friday, March 13, 2009


Last night was our auxiliary training meeting. It was very good President Hadley spoke about families and how we need to help build strong families with the testimonies of the Savior. Then in our meeting with the Young Women Presidents we talked about how as presidents they have a vision about their young women and their counselor help carry out that vision. And about helping the girls.. a quote from President Hinckley given in Jan 2004 at a worldwide training meeting he said"When you save a girl you save generations, she will grow in strength and righteousness. She will marry in the House of the Lord. She will teach her children in the ways of truth, they will walk in her paths, and will similarly teach their children. Wonderful grandmothers who will be there to lend encouragement. I see this as one bright shinning hope in a world that is marching towards self destruction. To the stake presidents and bishops I plead with you to give encouragement and help in every possible way to women and girls of your stakes and wards. They need your priesthood backing, and they need your leadership and counsel, help they in every way you can, and while you are doing this you will help yourselves.

That is so true. We have some awesome young women in our ward. They are not without challenges, some of those challenges you see, some you do not. Sometimes they feel like they are alone, and that no one understands them. Its rough being a young women in these very challenging times. I know that if they hold fast to the teaching of the gospel they can be strong, to face whatever comes their way. Satan certainly wants them to struggle and not stay strong. Because its what President Hinckley said "you save a girl you save generations."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

When its cold and rainy..

I just want to crawl under the covers... but I had to work this morning. Haylee is coming over and we are going to take a nap (YEAH) .This weekend we were all so busy, up late and then up early. We still didn't get everything done that we wanted. We wanted to take Haylee and Calan's picture together. Rachel bought them cute matching outfits, bummer they didn't get to wear them together. Hopefully Brett and Brittany and Calan baby will come back down soon. We miss them. WE sure need the rain. Yesterday I saw bluebonnets. I love them the freeways look so beautiful when they are in bloom. I hope everyone enjoys them.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Family Time

It has been great this weekend. Brett and Brittany and Calan Baby came in on Thursday, Mary and Uncle Gary came in on Fri. So much fun. On Saturday we drove to Tyler for Debra and Caleb's wedding. It was very nice. It is always fun to see the family. We meet Darrell's new friend. She is very nice, you know when we all get together is a free for all. Laughing and joking, she took it all in stride. We had a good time... we realized that in the 10 hours on Sat we spent 6 in the car. It was a long drive but worth it. On Sunday I had Stake Meetings so I didn't get to spend much time with everyone but the time was great and tooo short. Brett and Brittany don't leave til Tuesday night... Yeah..grandma gets to spoil just a little longer.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Waiting for The TV guy

Rachel is getting cable in her apartment and I'm just waiting for the guy to come and turn it on for her. Fortunately she does has some movies, so I'm watching 27's a cute movie. Then I have to go to work. Tonight I'm working with Ramp Transfer...hopefully it won't be to boring tonight. I hope they get here before I need to leave. Haylee wanted to come with Grandma, and wait for the TV guy, but she went to school instead.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Brett Brittany abd Calan Baby

They willbe here in 4 days..We can't wait to see them and hold and kiss on Calan Baby.... Yeah
Plus Uncle Gary amd Mary will be coming to... We are excited.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Stake Conference

Stake Conference was very good this weekend. I really felt uplifted. Debi King spoke on Saturday night, she did an amazing job. I really enjoyed her talk. I'm so thankful that we went to Saturday night conference and then again on Sunday. Saturday night we watched a talk given in General Conference by James Corbridge somethings we reminded us of...There is opposition in all things. Come unto the Lord all who are heavy laden...He is there to carry our burdens. The Lord's way is not is hard. Get on the path and never give up OR get off. Sometimes we all need to be reminded that the Lord is there for us.
On Sunday one of the speakers said Listen and give heed to the Lord's spirit. Focus on Spiritual things (rather than worldly). Listen and follow our leaders. If we are prepared we will not fear.
Predident Uchtdorf said Have a current Temple recommend even if you can't go often.
Study the word of God daily.
Pray Daily=Speak to Heavenly Father
Quotes from other Presidents of the Church
Ezra Taft Benson-Nothing can take the place of prayer
Howard W hunter -Set our houses in order with prayer
Thomas S Monson- Never been a time when there is a greater need to teach family prayer.

I find it interesting that so much importance is going back to basics. Listen to the Holy Ghost, relaying on the Lord. Going to him in prayer. I'm grateful for these gentle reminders.