Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The primary president was talking about following the prophet before conference to encourage them to listen and she was trying to get them to guess. She said, "I am thinking of a person who is a really good example, someone that we should follow. Anyone have any ideas?" Braedon, who is 7 yrs old, raised his hand and the president called on him. He said,"My Aunt" Without missing a beat, the primary president just said, "Your right, your Aunt Paige is a great example. Anyone else have any ideas of someone who we should follow?"
What a cute boy. I admit, that I teared up a little bit. I love all 20 of my nieces and nephews!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Up and over this mountain, down the other side and around the mountain. I believe it was about 9 miles of the hardest hiking I have ever done. My legs are so sore that I can barely walk today. From the picture it looks like there is a nice trail all the way, but we were actually hiking where they are planning to build the hiking trail up a mountain. In some spots the gravel was so slippery that we had to grab on to whatever none-prickly bush that was there and pull ourselves up. Every muscle in my body hurt when we finally made it back. I believe it gained over 1200 ft in elevation change. I hope I never have to do that hike again! The worst part is that on Monday I climbed this same mountain in the other direction twice (north-south, today's was west-east). So in the last two days I have climbed this three times. I am tired just thinking about it.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
4. Sewing: I had a baby blue trench coat that I absolutely loved and somehow hanging in the closet it managed to get rust on it. I am completely perplexed because nothing next to it or around it had anything on it, so I have no idea how it happened. Since I loved it so much I decided to pull it apart and make a new one. After about a month of working on it (intermittently) and sewing almost everything twice, it is done. Well, almost. I tried it on and realized my hem isn't quite lining up, so I will post pictures when it is really finished. ;) My Mom taught me how to sew a little bit when I was younger, but I have never made anything this complicated before. I am quite impressed with how it came out.
5. Reading: I have been reading quite a bit over the last year. For some reason I just have the desire to read all sorts of things. Here is a list of the books I have read so far this year:
Atlas Shrugged ( It's worth all 1069 small print pages of it)
Pride and Prejudice (I think I have read this ten or more times-it is definitely a favorite)
Anna Karenina (Hated this one, the only way I got through it was to tell myself I couldn't read The Fountainhead until I finished it. Tolstoy is a good writer, but I couldn't stand Anna)
The Birth of Freedom (Haven't finished this one yet-it has all the previous documents that formed the intellectual background for the American Constitution)
The Three Musketeers (I am almost done with this one- it is a much more mature book than I expected)
6. Oh, and one more thing that I am ashamed to admit:It is so much fun. I never thought I would like playing video games, but I love this one. The cut scenes are hilarious.