31 August 2009

Should He Quit His Day Job?

I need a laugh, so I'm getting one
at Trent's expense. We recently had
the Tilby's over. Best quote of the night
goes to Ashlyn...and, as you will
see, best performance goes to Trent.

Landon and Trent
Nancy and Taylor Ann
Westin was awesome on the guitar.
Quote of the night:

Marie: "Do you think your dad is funny?"
Ashlyn: "No! He's embarrassing!"
Marie: "Is he embarrasing you?"
Ashlyn: "No! He's embarrassing himSELF!"

Dallin was solid!

My favorite: He sings the lyrics: "This one
goes out to the one I love." Then, he ad libs
"I call her Nancy". If you listen carefully
you can hear him whisper it the next
two times! Soooo, whaddaya think?
Should he quit his day job?

18 August 2009

O Remember, Remember

We would be wise to dwell seriously, every day, on the blessings
we receive from our Heavenly Father.
They are many...day by day and moment by moment.

~~Spoken to me a long time ago,
by someone I love~~

06 August 2009

My Day. Heaven Is Close By.

Nature, the gentlest mother...
(New Flowers)

Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower?
But I could never sell...
~Emily Dickinson

The world is round and the place which may seem like
the end may also be only the beginning.
~Ivy Baker Priest

(She is home, but still in Ghana. Looking
at all of her little beads. Check out
the way cool list of religious signs
she posted on her most recent entry.)

Jon Bjarnason's "Bachelor Party." Cliff
jumping at Knights Ferry.

Are you thinking of getting a dog? A Beagle,
perhaps? You might want to watch this.
But, we love her!

Nature does not hurry, yet
everything is accomplished.
(More new flowers!)

Pink, small, and punctual...
Bold little beauty!
~Emily Dickinson~

Thank you, Deborah, for the recommendations!

A new book: The Guernsey Literary and
Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Quote from the book I read last:

I sat this afternoon to read during the boys' nap. I was
going through the botanical theory book, and while I
was reading I remembered something Blue Horse [Indian]
said to me back before Gilbert was born. He said wisdom is
not a path, it is a tree. At the time I was too busy to give it
much thought, so I nodded politely but didn't pay attention.
Now I see that he was surely right. I have been sad almost a
whole year, thinking that taking that test [to pass the twelfth grade]
was somehow the end of my learning and that not having that as
a possibility in my future left a big empty spot in my life that the
children and the ranch didn't fill. But my life is not like
that, it is a tree, and I can stay in one place and spread out
in all directions, and I can do more learning shading this brood
of mine than if I was all alone. I declare, it is like some other part of
me made up some rules about happiness and I just went along
with them without thinking. My heart is lightened so much
that I am amazed at how sad I felt for so long.

(Spoken by Sarah, in These is my Words)

01 August 2009

Bound Each to Each!

Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Dodd Hyer
Los Angeles Temple, August 1st, 2009

We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, solemnly
proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is
ordained of God...

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your
life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to
start as soon as possible. ~Nora Ephron

~My whole heart for my whole life~
French Saying

Look how sweet the bottom of her dress is!

Look! Dallin magically appeared even though
he's on a mission in the Ukraine!

Zan and Dodd...parents of Chandler.