Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Beautiful Moab Utah

Monday, March 30, 2009


Thursday, Friday and Saturday Platinum took us to Moab for a managers retreat. It was great getting away for a few days from the stress of it all (mostly) and we had a really good time.
Started the whole thing with lunch with friends, then checked in to our hotel at The Red Cliffs Lodge, check it out: http://www.redcliffslodge.com/. Then bowling with the group. I bowled more gutter balls then I think I ever have ... oh well, give them something to laugh at. We had dinner and then Matt Townsend spoke about relationships. The next day we woke for breakfast. Then on to Jeeping. We did Hell's Revenge, Fins & Things, and Potato Salad. Our jeep was really nice and seemed to handle everything well. I even drove for Fins & Things. All four tires weren't on the ground the whole time, I didn't roll the jeep and no one got hurt. Dinner Friday night felt late, even though it was at 7. After we all played Bunco and had a big bond fire where we roasted marshmallows and made smores. Gentry and I even toilet papered our assistant managers rooms while they were at the bond fire. Saturday was a day full of meetings. Trainings for the guys and the wives. It was fun to get together with the woman and talk about what we can expect and idea's on how to have a successful summer. Then we all got together again and had a couple more meetings. I love Platinum! We then headed to Monticello to spend time with my in laws. For the 3rd hour block of church they talked about their emergency preparedness plan. They talked about what kind of emergencies could happen and what everyone need to be prepared with. I know Kevin and Robin are prepared for just about anything. Gentry teased them that our plan is to have enough gas to get to Monticello to stay with them.
Even with all the fun we had, the very best part of the weekend was when we were told that a certain couple was going to go with us for the summer. I can't wait to spend May-Sept with some of my best friends! Come summer, come.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I Love To See The Temple

I love to see the temple.
I'm going there some day
To feel the Holy Spirit,
To listen and to pray.
For the temple is a house of God,
A place of love and beauty.
I'll prepare myself while I am young;
This is my sacred duty.

I love to see the temple.
I’ll go inside someday.
I’ll cov’nant with my Father;
I’ll promise to obey.
For the temple is a holy place
Where we are sealed together.
As a child of God, I’ve learned this truth:
A fam’ly is forever.

I grew up singing this song and dreaming of being in one of the lovely buildings.
When I was 12 I went inside for the first time to do baptisms for the dead at the Provo Utah temple and I can still remember how excited I was. Through out my teen years I was able to go to Jordan River and the St. George temple. As an adult I have been in the Logan, Manti, Cardston, Salt Lake, Mt. Timpanogos, Ogden, Monticello, and Boston.
I have also seen in person many other like Palmyra, Los Angeles, Idaho Falls, Calgary, Chicago, Laie Hawaii, and probably some I am forgetting.
I have been blessed to have seen and felt the spirit at all of these places.

Wednesday March 11 I was able to take my four kids to the Draper Temple open house. I hope that they felt the spirit and saw more than just the amazing art, marble from Italy, or wood from Africa. I hope that they saw a future for then in those sacred walls. A place to grow. A place to make promises to the Lord and receive blessing from Him. A place to become more than what they are now. And considering how special they are now... that is pretty amazing.