About Me

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The long awaited UPDATE!

Well, as the Christmas season has started and all of the festivities involved have begun, my ability to keep up with blogging has become worse! However, there isn't much to report on...

I was able to sew my friend Gina's temple dress. She is 5 months pregnant so we needed some specialized clothing! She and 2 other sisters in our branch went to the temple to take out their endowments on Saturday the 13th. It was such a special experience to be there with them. Jeremy and I taught the Temple prep class for them, so it was like watching your child graduate from high school!On Saturday the 13th, we traveled to Omaha to attend the temple with the sisters. The temple is in historic Florence Nebraska. The temple is built next to the Winter Quarters Cemetery. The church has built a pioneer museum across the street from the temple that the children enjoyed. It is a beautiful part of the city.

Well, and my birthday was also this month on the 11th. Jeremy bought me a new Crockpot (Alleluia!), my inlaws bought me a gardening book, so now I will be the queen gardener, and my parents gave me another piano book that I can't wait to find time to play through. It was a nice and relaxing day (yeah right!) And I bought myself photoshop elements 7!


Josh, Malissa, Kaylee and Jadyn said...

Hey Mandi! I just added your blog to my list... beautiful pictures by the way! And you bought Photoshop? I'm jealous. Maybe I'll buy it for my bday too. :-)

CaliforniaCoxs said...

Love all of the pictures! What a great friend you are to sew the temple dresses.

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