Wednesday, February 29, 2012

leaping Lizzie!

 it's leap day--the 29th
 in four more years 
she will leap again!

scale of 1-10

my friend anna is reviewing books on this scale.
we also do this at book club.
i think it's a good idea--these are two of three books i read this month.

my neighbor wrote this book
she was my Laurel many years ago
it is the first of a trilogy
she came to our book club and was darling
i am biased
but, i really got sucked into this story

i met this author at a book signing in Costco
bought the book
would buy it again
so so entertaining
a departure from what i typically read
he said he would be happy to attend our book club

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Whatever wholeness we achieve requires enormous work
which is the effort of life
and that work is never complete.
Gary Saul Morson


Sunday, February 26, 2012

to dive

to dive

calmly she climbed the ladder
each step ever higher

she stood tall
looking out at the wide expanse
sky bright blue and wispy clouds
sweltering cars in the parking lot
kids splashing and calling

the world shrunk . away

she had to run
she was so so high
to stop at the end . and look down
30 feet

for seconds


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

through sickness and health

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame."

you give me roses
i give you hagen-daz

sick  in bed
all today
feeling crummy

grouchy when the home teachers come
give me that look
when i pass the phone

inhale Afrin
drink loads 
cough, sneeze, and blow
over and over and over

find humor in my misery
smile at me when i look so wretched
enjoy the steam filling our room

we are sweethearts


Saturday, February 11, 2012

they gathered in Bountiful

they gathered
for a funeral
her children
each a crowning jewel
grandma Clark then
1967 or 68
11 of her 13 children pictured
2 deceased
 my dad is on her lap
he is the youngest of thirteen children
she is surrounded 
the big boys are working
here is my dad holding something on his head

only four siblings remain


Friday, February 10, 2012

birthday girl

a great start to many friend birthday's this year
 those birthdays just keep coming
and girls must celebrate
 fish tacos for me
salads for the rest!
this is what friend love looks like


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

their dream come true

so so pleased for these boys
 they are brothers

 on Monday they opened their pharmacy
here in Holladay
a proud wife and mama


Sunday, February 5, 2012

road trip to Idaho

we are on our way

another boy... another afghan

we are in Idaho
Nate is celebrated
enjoying our children and their's


Saturday, February 4, 2012

i dreamed a dream

i went to sleep with a question
and in the night
the answer came

i like this book 
the third time through
even better


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

they practice Visiting Teaching

companions for one night
 Through visiting teaching we provide watchcare by contacting each sister,
 sharing a gospel message,

 and seeking to know her and her family's needs.
 Visiting teaching becomes the Lord's work when our focus is on the people
instead of the percentages---Julie B. Beck
In reality, visiting teaching is never finished.
It is more of a way of life than a task.
Faithfully serving as a visiting teacher is evidence
of our discipleship.---Julie B. Beck