Friday, February 27, 2009

Elder Uchtdorf

I'm avoiding laundry and dishes, but you know how the internet is. You get on to do one quick thing, and then you keep doing just one more thing, and before you know it--it's been an hour! (or more!) Before I go be productive I wanted to post this link to Mormon Messages on You Tube. I LOVE the one titled Create!!! It's sooo true!! Watch it--you'll be glad you did!
Here's the link:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thailand: Monkeys and Snakes!!

Ruggles just sent some pictures from Thailand. It was his P-day and they went to this place with snakes and monkeys. Here's an excerpt from his letter:


"The first thing that we saw was a monkey chained to a tree! We went there as a whole Zone and so we all just stood around watching this little monkey when all of the sudden Elder (name deleted) walked right up to it and let it climb up his back! The monkey started grooming him and climbing all over his body! but there was a Thai man nearby making sure that the monkey didn't get out of control...so there were about 5-6 elders who let this monkey climb all over them...myself included...we nicknamed him Mike Tyson because when he was climbing on Elder (name deleted)the monkey nibbled his ear for short time...the monkey wasn't terribly tame...but it wasn't completely wild either(sorry if that scares you mother)
After that we went and saw the snakes! They had all sorts of poisonous snakes there that they would "box" with . As in they'd provoke the snake to raise it's head to strike and strike at a man...while the man jerks away as fast as possible I know that some of these snakes had been de-venomed but some of them still had venom for sure because I talked to one of the "Boxers" and he said that they have a ready stock of antidote on supply!!! After the show they let us hold the snakes (all of this really wouldn't fly in america but in thailand it's great fun and completely normal! One of the snake guys was missing two and a half fingers too!!!(yikes)
This Snake village was really amazing!"







Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hubders is a nut!

Sunday evening Girlie-whirl wanted to play hide and seek. The whole family joined in. I'm still, after 24 years, often surprised by Hubders off kilter view of things--even hide and seek!
This is a typical hiding place for him!
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And this!

Bikey-boys best hiding place was in the closet. I looked there, but I sure didn't see him! (of course, this picture was taken later--I could have found him if he was hiding like this--I'm quick, you see!)

Banana-girl started thinking like Dad. Hiding more in plain sight--It actually ended up being a good hiding place!

Girlie-whirl wanted to be just like Dad (and big sis!)

Just a simple family moment together--nothing profound or earth shattering, just the best!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Making Candy Canes!!!

I've been meaning to blog about candy-cane making in December (one of my favorite Christmas traditions). I hadn't found the time, but a good friend just gave me a video that she made of that night. Enjoy a bit of our candy cane evening! The video is 2:46 long. (and thanks, for the video, girl!!!--have you ever thought of becoming a video editor!!?)

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