Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Basic Facts Birth Date: June 23, 1910 Years as President: 1995– 2008
“The time has come for us to stand a little taller, to lift our eyes and stretch our minds to a greater comprehension and understanding of the grand millennial mission of this, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
Biographical Sketch: Born in Salt Lake City on June 23, 1910, Gordon B. Hinckley was prepared from his youth to be a prophet. After graduating from the University of Utah, he was called to serve a mission to Great Britain. After he returned, he embarked on a lifetime of service for the Church. He was employed as the executive secretary of the Church Radio, Publicity, and Literature committee, before he was called to be an Apostle in 1961. He was later called to serve as a counselor to President Kimball, President Benson, and President Hunter. Since becoming Church President on March 12, 1995, he has directed the most intense temple building program in the history of the Church in an effort to extend temple blessings to more members. He has exhibited vitality and energy as he has traveled about the world meeting and speaking to members of the Church. Through television interviews and national press publications, he has increased media attention and improved the public image of the Church. He has counseled Church members to fellowship new converts, befriend members of other faiths, live exemplary lives, and avoid the evils of the world. --http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/presidents/controllers/potcController.jsp?leader=15&topic=facts
What an amazing example to all.
Friday, January 25, 2008
If you are not already crazy about Eisley, please let me introduce you. They are an amazing singing group that I am sort of obsessed with. I say "sort of" because there people more obsessed than I: my two daughters. And actually, our whole family loves their music. Even Ryder "ahhhh ahhhh ahhhhs" along with the chorus to "Marvelous Things." (You can find that song in my playlist below.) Snag up one or both of their CDs as soon as you can. And for you "Twilight" fans out there, my girls have picked out several Eisley songs that would serve as perfect theme songs. See if you can pick them out. And please, if you have any suggestions for great music, pass them along.
"Combinations"- 2nd album (probably my favorite of the 2)
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The House of Eliott is a British television series that I really enjoyed.
I love Wives and Daughters. I don't know why I don't buy it. I've rented it several times.
And finally, my most recent personal acquisition (as far as DVDs go):
Love this show!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
And my personal favorite:
The Prime Suspect Series is actually over (there were 7) but you can still catch re-runs.
Eric even likes this World War II era detective show.
I always look forward to Inspector Lynley. Check out the books this series is based on by Elizabeth George.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
"Yummy! My very own cake!" (Enjoy! It will never happen again)
Natalie's "Nothing Bundt Cake" cake
Ryder's 1st birthday cake (I made this one, too. Sorry, Ryder!)
Looks scary, tastes great!
Haven's 3rd birthday
Sage's 12th birthday
(Yes, it is the exact same cake as above. My kids' birthdays are too close together for them to always have their own cake! By the way, "Thank you Costco.")
They don't mind sharing. It was a big cake.
Savannah's "Twilight" themed 14th birthday party was perfected by this cake from Albertsons. I hated to cut into it.
Eliza made this in her cake decorating class. I give this an A+++++
Tanner's 2nd birthday cake. If you can't tell, there is a real Thomas train that moves around on a little track. Another Albertson's masterpiece.
Now I'm starving. I guess my #1 resolution to lose weight is not getting off to a good start.