Thursday, September 30, 2010


Wow-- it's been a while.  I have avoided writing here lately, and have kind of felt at a loss for what to blog about. I still am - this won't be too exciting, I promise.   But, to start off, for those who don't live close by, things that were very difficult a few weeks ago have calmed and are much, much better.  We are blessed.

I'm not 50 anymore.  I am now 51. Ew.  A few weeks before my birthday, I started reinventing myself and got a new car (new to me - a 2007 Mazda CX-9 which I adore), a new haircut, and a new phone.  I miss certain things about my Blackberry, yes I do.  But I like my Droid....although I hate that it is a Google phone. The haircut?  We have a love/hate relationship.  I don't miss the bob.

Because of my church calling, I was recently in charge of a large stake Relief Society meeting before the Women's Broadcast.  What an interesting journey that was!   Several months ago, I was blessed with a picture in my head of what this event should be like.  My presidency and I pulled together a great committee with wonderful women, most of whom were the under- 30 crowd, who are my favorites! ( no offense, old friends).  The activity was a hit - we have received a great deal of positive feedback.  The picture in my head was fulfilled.  What an amazing experience.  When all was over and l looked back, I was amazed at how relaxed I had been for the most part through the process.  That in itself is a blessing for me personally.  That's not my normal mode when it comes to things like this.  The spirit is real, and Heavenly Father is in charge.

One of the most fun things I am doing these days is keeping up 3 missionary blogs.  One for my cousin's son, who comes home in about 5 weeks, one for my niece, Bailee, and one for my friend Kaylene's daughter.   I love doing this!  Such a small thing to serve these dedicated soldiers of truth. 

I am looking forward to General Conference.  I need it.  I am ready for some guidance. 

I can't WAIT!


  1. I can't believe Gina is on a mission! She was one of my beehives in Maryland!

  2. I guess I am no longer your favorite, being 32 and all. But I am glad it went well!

  3. ERIN! I knew someone would say that. Ok, my favorites go up to 32 then.... :)

  4. I'm glad to hear things have calmed. It sure sounds like you're as busy as ever...

  5. I'm agree about those under 30's. They are awesome. You make 51 look good though, friend. I have been praying for you for many reasons, and I appreciate so much your habit of choosing to see the blessings in your life. And the activity was lovely. My small and simple thing was to reconnect with a precious friend who I don't see very often. It was a treasured experience. Thanks for creating the atmosphere in which that could happen.


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