Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Camp-a-holics!!



Yes, we are indeed the camping masters. Our most recent event was with cousins August and Melissa. We camped at one of our regular spots up near Pine past Strawberry, AZ. The weather was awesome! We set up camp late and Meliss and I tried our hand at cobbler in the dutch oven!
Ok, so we're not exactly dutch oven extraordinaires yet, but with practice, we'll be able to make it without burning it! What was salvageable in the middle was tasty. Thanks Mom for the dutch oven, it is beautiful!

The next morning we had my famous camping breakfast: bacon, eggs, and cinnamon bread french toast! Mmmmm! And later on Melissa and I made the best foil dinners! Magnifique!

The boys had a blast beating eachother over and over at Race for the Galaxy:


John Michael Winning

Aug Losing...

Aug Winning!

And....John Michael Losing!

Naun & Meliss

The End!


Thanks guys, it was fun!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

"Fear not, little flock!"


Wow, conference weekend was so amazing! I absolutely love hearing the Lord's servants speak to us...and especially love hearing the Prophet speak. It is so awe-inspiring to know that our generation is just like the generations of old...we have a living prophet on the earth today who knows the challenges of our time and who leads us powerfully under the Lord's direction.

All of the messages touched my heart, but a few spoke to me. Oddly enough, I loved the talk by Elder Quentin L. Cook titled, "Hope ya know, we had a hard time."

I started this blog post by listing all of my favorite talks...but then it seemed like I was listing every single one!

The message that resonates with me from Conference is this: The Lord has given us a reassuring message of hope: “Fear not, little flock.” God will wait with “open arms to receive”those who give away their sins and continue in faith, hope, and charity. -D&C 6:34 and Mormon 6:17.

The Lord loves us and knows each one of us. Each day is a beautiful chance to grow closer to the Lord and to learn the tools we will need to serve others and progress in the eternities. No matter what circumstances befall us, or what challenges come our way, each brings us closer to the Lord and gives us tools to serve others who may from time to time face the same challenges. The Savior spends his whole existence serving Heavenly Father's children, go ye therefore and do likewise my friends!