26 March 2011

The Happy Couple

Edward and Angie
engaged to be married
May 14th 2011
Raleigh North Carolina Temple
see their website:
"True love has no happy endings
because true love never ends."

24 March 2011

March Madness

Carson had a great time playing basketball this year and it was sure fun to watch him. His team had a hard season but Carson has great sportsmanship and never quits. His good spirit is a great example to us.

"...you can never tell how close you are;

It may be near when it seems afar,

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--

It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit."

~Edgar A. Guest

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22 March 2011

Baby Maxwell Mark

Baby Maxwell Mark R. and
my Nephew Robert
born: 11th March 2011
7 lbs. 9oz.; 20.5 inches long
"A babe in the house is
a well-spring of pleasure,
a messenger of peace and love,
a resting place for innocence on earth,
a link between angels and men."
~Martin Fraquhar Tupper

12 March 2011

2011 Stake Women's Conference

Last Saturday we had our annual Stake Women's Conference. We had a great turn out, over 180 sisters from the Fayetteville, North Carolina Stake. We had speakers from our temple presidency and classes on family history and teaching our children about the temple and a service project where the sisters made activity packets to give to young children in the temple while waiting to be sealed to their parents.
I got to take part in organizing a fashion show where we showcased different sisters from our stake who had been married in the temple. The young women from my home ward, Hope Mills 1st, wore thirteen different dresses of temple marriages spanning from 1961 to 2010. Temples included, Logan, Salt Lake, Los Angeles, St. George, Washington DC, Atlanta, and Raleigh.
Hope Mills 1st Ward Young Women
Dorey B., Paris T., Cheyenne D., Jordan T.,
Erika H., Ayla B., Jessica L., Sophia H.
So Cute ~ My dear Jessica!

One of the highlights of the fashion show was honoring Sister Marlene B., who celebrates her 50th wedding anniversary this year. This dear sister from Idaho after returning from a church mission, had the opportunity of working in the office for the prophet David O. McKay but felt impressed to take a different job at Utah State in Logan where she met her husband to be, Jim, who was from North Carolina. After their marriage they moved to Lumberton North Carolina and have been serving and loving the saints ever since.
I love the fact that these girls got to wear something that had been in the temple of the Lord. My hope is they felt the sacredness of that important event and make goals to do the same.

(Do you recognize the dress with the girl in the hat....yes it's mine. Thanks Erika. You were lovely).
How far is heaven?
it's not very far.
In temples of God,
It's right where you are.