Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Being the primary secretary allows me time to sit in the hall on Sundays and read the Ensign. I was blown away by an article in the June issue that talked about good use of the internet. The following statement changed me. I am devoted to being fully present in the moment and living in the moment.

Limit Your Time
Rebecca Renfroe, from Idaho, USA, used to blog and read others’ blogs almost daily. Her mind was always in “compose” mode—mentally writing a blog about what she did with her children instead of just doing things with them. She realized there had to be a balance.
She says, “The Spirit helped me to recognize that having a blog was not the problem—devoting too much of my time and energy to it was. I had literally been giving portions of my life away: trading away quality time with my children and my husband, trading away time for serious, in-depth study of the scriptures, and even trading away hours of sleep that affected my ability to serve others, to be sensitive to the Spirit, and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.”
Sister Renfroe learned not to let good things get in the way of better things, as Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles counseled: “Just because something is good is not a sufficient reason for doing it. … Of course it is good to view wholesome entertainment or to obtain interesting information. But not everything of that sort is worth the portion of our life we give to obtain it. Some things are better, and others are best.”1

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Weekend project!

Found this little number at The DI for $10! Steve says he is sure his parents owned it in 1974! You know they do say one man's trash is another man's treasure. I feel like I really turned it in to a treasure in my eyes!

I didn't sand. Just sprayed on a base coat, a couple layers of spray paint and then added an antique glaze. I wanted the table to be higher. I found these legs at Lowes for only a few bucks each.

Then I added a glass round and put it in the spot that had been waiting for it!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

8 is great!

Today was Jonah's big day...he got baptized. His sister and cousin sang and Caleb gave a talk. He was baptized and confirmed my Steve. It was so nice to have all the family in town.