Friday, February 26, 2010

One of Life's Lessons Learned

Wednesday evening our Home Teachers paid us a visit (and you will notice it was not even the last day of the month!) They invited us over for dinner Thursday evening at 6. We would be celebrating National Pancake Week.
At work Thursday my Visiting Teacher asked if she and her partner could come visit me around 4. Can you tell it is getting close to the end of the month! Well, you know gabby women.... we can usually visit one and a half hours (considering the lesson takes about 2 minutes to discuss you can tell we obviously have lots of other good stuff to talk about!) When she asked if they could come my first thought was: "There goes my entire evening." So I responded with: "Whatever." I had to repent of that comment today! I have found after coming home from work I am selfish with my time. I look forward to my counted cross stitch (I have 3 of the 5 birdhouses completed!), reading, etc. I was not happy to be giving up my entire evening. Selfish me!
The women came and we had such a great time talking and sharing stories. One of the comments made, that truly made me laugh and brings a smile to my face even thinking about it was: "We are an heir in quite a few wills, but I fear the economy will croak before any of them do!" We laughed and laughed over that! Then I shared with her the fact that Scott had told me we needed another old person to die. I informed him that: 'Hello, that would be me. I am next in line!' For those of you who don't know, I am two years older than my hubby. Anyway, I had a blast visiting with these two ladies, bless their hearts. I did have to go and apologize to the one for my very rotten attitude and tell her how much I enjoyed their visit.
They left and I had just enough time to prepare my fruit tray. Now it was off to dinner. Once again it was a totally delightful evening!!! Good food, better company. Down to earth people who are very easy to visit with and fun to be around. I love the way the church is set up with the visiting/home teaching program. You come to know and make friends with people whom otherwise you maybe never would have crossed paths with.
But back to the point I was getting at. Those expereinces taught me that I need to remember that............... people are much more important than things, no matter how much I like to read or cross stitch!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Annual Snow Goose Festival

Today was the official Snow Goose Festival and not only were the white geese in full force, but we also woke up to white on the ground! Yes, it snowed for snow geese day! But it did not stop us from driving out to the res and out to a farm to catch them feasting on young grain. They are so fun to watch and I love listening to them. As you can see, by late afternoon the snow was gone and the geese were all that was left. I will try to figure out how to upload a video so you can hear them, but that will have to wait until tomorrow.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Spring has sprung, the grain is riz, I wonder where the Snow Geese is?

My first snow goose sighting came this morning as I was entering Quality parking lot. I was so excited to see and hear these beautiful birds! We took a drive out to the rez and finally ended up trespassing on someones property to take the photo shoot. I apologize profusely, but I could not resist! Next weekend is the annual Snow Goose festival and hopefully we will see a lot more of these birds in the next few weeks. I apologize to all of you who are dealing with the snow minus the geese!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

These are two of my favorite things.....

Okay, okay I admit it .... I 'stole' two of my favorite photos and posted them on my blog! Thanks Mel and Laura! I so love these photos. Little Miss Sofia is the cutest little Valentine ever! And, little Master Isaac looks as if he comes from the day and age of "The Titantic." Love the photos, but love the two littlest grandbabies even more.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I actually took my camera with me Saturday to take some pictures of our most wonderful day but........ it was raining and I became like Martha and was 'cumbered' about and never took time to get out the camera and take some photos! Shame on me. So this picture of the Saint George Temple is taken right off the churches web site! Just picture a gray sky and rain coming down and you will get a true photo. But even with the wet weather we had a beautiful day. In the youth waiting room the sister showed Ava two white dresses and she could pick one to put on. She choose the dress that looked more like a 'princess' dress and as I was getting her ready she informed me she was 'Snow White'. It amazes me how reverent these little ones are in the Temple. It is as if they can feel the holilness of the place. I got to help with little Isaac (as Grandma Evans did Ava), How special was that to place his little hand on top of dad and moms! Loved every minute of it. It was a most glorious time.