Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Robbie just reminded of another funny quote by Jenna. We were on a family trip last year to Nauvoo. We drove there and had spent a long time in the car. Robbie said that he liked burritos and Jenna says, "you are what you eat."
On the same trip, we stopped at a gas station in Nebraska. It was very late on a Sunday evening. Phil describes the attendant as a night shift grease ball for lack of a better description. Jenna told the gas station attendant, "I live in Mendon and we are going to Nauvoo and it is going to take us until Tuesday. And the gas station guy says, "yeah".
About a month ago, I got a phone call from the elementary school. The secretary told me that I needed to come and get Robbie because he had just thrown up. I hurried to the school and there lay Rob in the sick room. It turned out that another 5th grade boy had had some hot peppers at school and at recess was asking others if they wanted to eat them. Rob said he would eat one. He promptly drank a lot of water because they were so hot. He had art and then library after recess. As time went by his stomach began to cramp and he didn't feel so well. Then it was time for lunch. Just as he had gotten his lunch tray he threw up all the water he had drank earlier. Poor Rob was not feeling well. I took him home. His stomach hurt and was in a lot of pain. I called the doctor to see if there was anything I could do for him. As I was talking with the nurse she could hear Rob in the background moaning. Turns out there is not much you can do. We gave him some food because he had eaten the pepper on an empty stomach. But basically that pepper had to work its way out before he would feel better. The time of reckoning came. Rob's moaning could be heard from the bathroom. He came out and said, "that hurt more coming out than going in." I don't think he will be eating another hot pepper any time soon.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Combine: 1 cup warm water
3 T. yeast
1 T. brown sugar
Let sit until bubbly.
Combine in a mixer: 4 cups warm water
6 T. butter
4 t. salt
12 cups flour*
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup potatoe flakes
1 T. of wheat gluten for every cup of wheat flour
3 T. of white vinegar
Add yeast mixture and knead for 10 minutes. Put in 4 loaf pans and let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
*I ground some wheat that day and didn't quite have enough so I had 9 cups wheat flour and 3 cups white flour. You could do it half and half or all wheat and I think it would work great.
I would love to hear back from people that try this out and what results they had!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
He talked about the American Fork Band assistant director, Heather Christensen, who was killed a month or so ago when the bus she was in crashed. She was the only fatality. The bus driver had an unexpected medical condition that caused her to pass out. Heather jumped to the steering wheel and many believe she saved many lives because of her actions. However, she lost her life.
Elder Hafen has a granddaughter who was on that bus. He touched on some lessons that he has learned through this experience.
*What do we give our lives for? Give it to those you love one hour at a time. Don't waste it. The only mistake that is dumb is the one we don't learn from.
*Develop righteous habits before hard times come. Make up your mind what you will NEVER do.
*One person makes a difference.
*Be like a shepherd not like a hired hand.
*Develop humility and unselfishness in the success of others.
*Heather's family are great examples of forgiveness. They have shown love and concern for the bus driver.
*We can have eternal life only if we don't want something else more.
*Atonement is a process. It will heal ANY separation from God. Nobody is so "damaged" that there is no way back. Let's not judge each other because of the "damage".
*Live for tomorrow.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
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Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Today, we went and took some pictures up in the foothills above our house. They didn't turn out the greatest and hopefully we will get another chance before the month is over. But I am going to post my favorites. Definitely thankful for the beautiful place we live and my family!
At Pack Night this week, Rob recieved his Arrow of Light. It was a costume party too. We still aren't sure what Rob is. ..... Perhaps a very scary pumpkin man?