July's visiting teaching message talks about the importance of teaching and learning the gospel of Jesus Christ. I used one of the scriptures mentioned in the message for the handout; this verse is a great reminder that the most powerful motivational tool we have is the gospel.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
I love the festivities of the 4th of July. As a girl, I would cautiously hold a sparkler and watch it twinkle, then settle in on a blanket on our front yard and wait for the professional display at the nearby park to begin. I felt so lucky to have such a view from my own home.
|"Wow! I can't believe Mom is letting me hold a burning stick!"|
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Thank you for your patience as I made some changes to the blog. I
still need to add just added my updated blog button, which was given a color update by the very gracious KC from AmaraLand . KC also created a cute little favicon for me; hopefully I was able to upload it to the blog correctly. (It worked!)
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
I'm working on some changes to the blog, but I'm running into a bit of difficulty. I accidentally went live with some of my adjustments, but they aren't quite right. My hope is to have everything finished by tomorrow. In the meantime, please be patient with me.
Thanks for possibilities.
Thanks for possibilities.
I love light summer desserts. (I really could skip the two modifiers in that sentence, but since this post contains a recipe for a light summer dessert, I'll keep it as is.) Berries, angel food cake, and whipped cream combine to make a delicious, patriotically-colored trifle.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
If you've been following my blog for a while, you probably know that I am a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Twice I have met the puppy truck to receive a squirmy bundle of fur. Reno was the first puppy I raised for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and Drexel is my current puppy.
|Sending Reno back on the puppy truck and picking up Drexel|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Recently (and I'm using "recently" in the old person way--probably a year or so ago), I purchased a big heavy bird cage at a garage sale. I knew it would be perfect for decorating somehow. Yesterday, I finally figured out what to do.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Some foods are so delicious, they don't need a complicated recipe. Although I certainly approve of preserving the harvest, nothing beats the taste of freshly-picked fruits and veggies. When our produce co-op box contained green beans, I knew exactly how I wanted to fix them.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
I'm joining in on the second 10 Thankful Things blog hop, but because today is Father's Day, I've decided to write a Father's Day edition.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Recently, I've heard from several different people that their family history is "done," so they don't have any research to do. As kindly as possible, I'd like to take issue with that mindset.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
A few days ago, I learned about a great blog hop--Ten Things of Thankful--from my friend over at A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall. I knew I just had to participate. I mean, how could I be Thankful Me and not join in?