Sunday, November 27, 2011

Eternal Hi 5

How far is Heaven?

It's not very far.

When you're in God's temple

It's right where you are.

This past weekend, our family went to Cardston, and were sealed together for time and all eternity in the Cardston Temple. It ranks up there as one of the top 5 days of my life.

Saturday morning we all got up early and had a delicious breakfast of pancakes and turkey bacon. Then we all got dressed and hit the road for the hour long drive to Cardston. The boys were very tired, so it was a relatively quite drive.

When we entered the temple, we were greeted by the gentleman who was going to perform our sealing. And, to show you what a small community I live in.......the sealer was my high school principal. Crazy!

Ross and I were sealed to eachother first...........and as if my heart couldn't get any fuller -- the boys were brought in shortly after. I had to catch my breath when they came in the door, all dressed in white, and looking so beautiful. At the head of the alter were three chairs. My uncle, Tim and my cousin, Jake, served as our witnesses and they sat on the two end chairs, leaving the one in the middle empty. But I swear I could almost see my grandpa Max sitting there. I just knew that he and granny were in that room with us.

The sealing itself, of course, was fantastic. When Brother Bohne was finished and told the boys that we were now an eternal family and that we would be together, Ryker quietly started clapping. It was so cute.

When it was over and we were leaving the temple, Andrew decided to put his seal of approval on the day by giving everyone he saw an "Eternal High 5". (His words).

It was a wonderful, fantastic, joyful happy day.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Top Ten

OK, so if you were forced to go back in time to the "Olden Days", but were allowed to take 10 modern conveniences with you, what would you take?

I was thinking about this today, and here's what I came up with.

1. My hot water heater, so that I wouldn't have to take cold showers or baths.

2. My toothbrush, because for as weak and brittle as my teeth are, I hate not having them feel clean.

3. My washing machine, so that I wouldn't have to wash my clothes by hand (because, admit it, that would suck)

4. My bed -- my wonderful, comfortable king sized bed that adjusts the head and feet position for maximum sleep comfort.

5. My stove and oven, because I've actually gotten to enjoy cooking (being married to a chef has it's perks), and I would hate to have to try working my culinary magic without them.

6. My camera -- anyone who knows me knows how much I like to take pictures. And I would love to have tangible images of the memories my life creates.

7. A toilet, because lets face one likes doing their business in a nasty outhouse.

8. My much as I love horses, and think they are beautiful and magestic animals, I would not have to rely on them strapped to a buggy as my means of transportation.

9. The that I could keep food fresh and my family fed with unspoiled food.

10. My computer, complete with internet access so that I could blog about all my adventures (this one didn't really suprise you did it?)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's the End of the World as we Know it!

Actual sentence I overheard in the elevator this week that was so upsetting that I had to write it down so I wouldn’t forget it:

“But I thought she been done did that.”

Really? You thought she “been done did that”? This is what we’ve come to, blonde-girl-in-the-elevator-who-makes-me-cry-for-our-future?

This is the point when I’d come up with some sarcastic line that’s actually more atrocious than the thing you just said but I’ve been working on it for the last two hours and I think it’s pretty much totally impossible.

Forget “prolly”, “birfday” and ”liberry”, you’ve just made all of those seem like quaint colloquialisms. Next time I see you I’m punching you in the face.

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