Monday, February 25, 2008

My machismo is somewhere over there


We survived Morgan's 6th birthday party with 12 little people. After 3 previous days of rain, the day turned out beautiful with a 70 degree, cloudless day.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I love Walmart

Okay so this is how I imagine this conversation went:
Walmart Employee: 'Hello 'dis is Walmarts, how can I help you?'
Customer: ' I would like to order a cake for a going away party this week.'
Walmart Employee: 'What you want on the cake?'
Customer: 'Best Wishes Suzanne' and underneath that 'We will miss you'.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Save the Date - March 8th

Hello All,
Emily is excited to announce she will be baptized on March 8th at 9:30am at our Stake center in Gilbert, AZ. She asked me to invite all her aunts and uncles and cousins.

We would love to have any and all that can come.

Emily is really excited! I am working on a Baptism book for her. I wanted to include the testimonies, spiritual thoughts, or just good advice from her Aunts and Uncles and Cousins that she could look over whenever she needs some direction. I would love to hear from you and give Emily your words. You can send in a email or mail a letter, there is no special format.
I know you will come through for me :)


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Mo!

As Morgan said this morning: "It feels good to be six!"

Monday, February 18, 2008

So It's decided

So, we've decided. This morning I accepted the job in San Diego. Sorry, Joe, the one in Seattle didn't work out. But as of June 2008 I will be working for Solar Turbines. Jessica will be finishing her last year teaching in Payson (this is her 6th year).
One of the big factors in our decision is that its even farther away from Sweden, that way Matt won't be dropping in all the time to borrow stuff. That and Mexico is so close that we can get everyones christmas presents real cheap. So, that's that, we're moving.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Movie - Best Two Years

If you are looking for a fun movie, has a the movie - Best Two Years.
It is under Sunday January 27, 2008 at the 5pm time slot.

Happy Birthday Jake

No strippers this year!

Oh, well.....just keep wishing for next year....

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Deep thoughts by Syrup

I watched President Hinckley's funeral online today. I was touch by the very human side of this man that I have looked to for so long. I didn't realize how much I relied on his testimony and strength to "Be.." until I watched.
1. One of Pres. Hinckley's daughters mentioned that she was at a point that in her life as a mother that she was trying to figure out how she could instill a love for the gospel in her children. She said she was looking for a "formula". I can relate to this. I have been struggling on this very subject. She said she attended a ward conference with her father and listened to him bear his testimony. That was when she realized that the only way to instill the same love she had and her father & mother had for the gospel was to bear her testimony and live the gospel in a real way in her work, play, everyday activities. I know it is not a spelled out answer that I feel I want. But reality is there is no silver bullet, and it is just work. I thought of the times I have heard my own parents bear their testimonies, and I am grateful they have.
2. Yesterday there were something like 23 weddings in the SLC temple. One of temple workers said that it was fitting, because Pres. Hinckley would have wanted the work to go on. I had a similar feeling while standing in Carthage Jail. I stood there, where the Prophet Joseph had stood and fell. But neither Carthage or Pres. Hinckley's death marks the end of the gospel. It is a testimony to the eternal nature of God's plan. The work goes on, the gospel is true.
3. Pres. Hinckley accomplished so much in his life. He was recognized within the Church for many of his accomplishments. He was also recognized by media, US Political giants, and International political giants for his accomplishments. I was in awe of his vision of the Perpetual Education program. The ability to give 3rd world people the most valuable tool to leave behind poverty, education. The Humanitarian effort that has been the first on site to many a disaster. (Did you know that the church has full time meterologists that for the disasters and coordinate in advance?). I did not know that his intent to make this work has made it the most efficiently run humanitarian effort and many other religious organizations donate to the church because every $$ goes to the supplies. Overhead and other shipping is burdened by the church.
4. Pres. Hinckley's daughter said that after Sis. Hinckley passed away, he mourned deeply. He showed his pain with his family and wept often. But shortly after her death, he was back to work and each day, as she puts it, "put on his shoes and went back to work." I decided that each day when I put on my shoes I might think of them differently. They afford me the opportunity to go and do. Pres. Hinckley had so much opportunity to go and do wonderful things. But if he had not put on his shoes each day, he would not have. I will have my own opportunities, and I need to "have my shoes on" to get there and do them!

I know I ramble, but I want all my brothers and sister to know I love you. You mean the world to me!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Coat of Arms - Build it!

Blattman Coat of Arms

Has anyone looked into the Blattman family coat of arms? If so, does any one have a computer graphic of it?