Sunday, January 27, 2008

Thank You

I would just like to express my thanks for President Gordon B. Hinckley. I am selfishly sad that he has passed away. I know that he is so excited to be reunited with loved ones, particularly his beautiful wife. He was/is MY prophet. I grew up hearing my mom say this about President McKay and never quite understood until now. He was the Prophet of my crazy teenage days whose voice was one of the only that could penetrate my hard, cynical heart. He was the Prophet with a great sense of humor that made me feel okay about having one myself. He was the Prophet who signed my husband's mission call. He was the prophet whose words I craved each conference. He was the Prophet that even though I never met him I know that he loved and cared for me and my family. He was the Prophet who felt inspired to build a little Temple in the little town of Monticello, Utah for my Grandma to work in. He was the Prophet who declared a Temple spot just down the street from my house. He had such a simple way of expressing himself. A true English major he could write sermons to touch all. I had a Temple recommend interview today and had the experience to state that I KNOW he is a Prophet of God. Thank you for your life and example. All of my love....

Friday, January 18, 2008

Good Things

I thought it would be fun to post my latest recommendations. I know this is usually front page news, my opinions are so important :) Here goes.

A Thousand Splendid Suns
I was a little skeptical at first thinking that Khaled Hosseini (don't worry I copy/pasted his name, I'm no Marc Bohn) couldn't possibly pull off another "Kite Runner", but he did and it is such a good read. Like its predecessor it is an emotional roller coaster but the end leaves you at peace. I was completely consumed by it and read it really fast. (A day and most of a night-special thanks to Grandma Boyle and Lynda for letting me read as my kids went crazy at their houses.)


So I know it has been out for awhile but we just barely saw it, reluctantly I might add, and throughly enjoyed it. It reminded me of the movie "Willow" from back in the day but a little "lighter". It is pretty scary for kids (some guts and gore, mostly "silly" though). Loved Claire Danes she is fab in the movie.

Let me jump on the bandwagon and submit my love for this movie. Everyone is amazing. What starts out as a comedy ends as a truly poignant important little movie. (We saw this with my parents and it made it kind of uncomfortable but Annette and Doug actually ended up liking it.) "You should've gone to China, you know, 'cause I hear they give away babies like free iPods. You know, they pretty much just put them in those t-shirt guns and shoot them out at sporting events."


True Religions are my religion
It is almost time to retire my "knock off" True Religions and I think I may just go and buy another pair. Jeans have become ridiculously overpriced but sometimes its worth it. Heidi?

This isn't really a recommendation but THANK YOU THANK YOU Niki, Maggie, and Trisdan for having family blogs. We can finally keep in touch.