Just a smattering of photos that indicate how things are here at home.Some from the cabin, some from Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the latest project. He is still working on the crib, but we have very little light in the kitchen right now. I wanted to put in a couple of New Year's thoughts. I really, really loved Pres. Uchtdorf's talk from the Relief Society Broadcast. Here are a couple of things he said about all of us:
"We were created with the express purpose and potential of experiencing a fulness of joy. Our birthright--and the purpose of our great voyage on this earth--is to seek and experience eternal happiness. " "...your spirit body is a masterpiece, created wtih a beauty, function, and capacity beyond imagination." "I believe that as you immerse yourselves in the work of our Father--as you create beauty and as you are compassionate to others--God will encircle you in the arms of His love. Discouragement, inadequacy, and weariness will give way to a life of meaning, grace and fulfillment." "As spirit daughters (and sons) of our Heavenly Father, happiness is your heritage."
What a message of hope and encouragement. I hope we will all work hard to make 2009 a year of creation, compassion, service and learning, and especially an increase of unity within our family. I love all of you so much and can't wait until our next visit. We will see all of you sometime this year. We feel especially blessed that Asher is feeling and sleeping better. I believe I speak for all of us when I say we have been praying for that to happen, and for you, Crystal to get some much needed rest as well. I hope you enjoy these photos.