Thursday, January 31, 2008

Gordon B. Hinkley Dies at age 97

The Prophet of my church died this weekend. This is a reflective moment of Glen Beck that says volumes for me.

Prophetic Passing

I imagine he's running to Marjorie now,
Yes, running, not waving his cane.
I see him embracing his father and mother
While they keep repeating his name.

I see him now meeting his forebears,
Brother Brigham and Joseph are there.
Sweet reunion of prophets, united by service
That only such noble men share.

I see him embraced by the Savior
While Father says, "Good and well done.
So faithful in stalwart endurance, I welcome
My noble, most excellent son."

I then hear the ripples of laughter
As he says the reception's just fine,
But he hopes that he'll get an assignment or two
Since there's no need to waste any time.

I can hear his clear voice in the stillness
At the close of this sweet Sabbath day,
Have faith and move forward — there's work to be done.
President Hinckley would want it that way.

Anna M. Molgard
January 27, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

January 27, 2008

January 27, 2008

I’m home from church today because I’m sick. Fever, coughing, aching, etc…. Not really a surprise because Sarah, Daniel and Emily have all gone through it this week, so I guess its just a wait to see who else gets it.

Its been very cold lately. Last Sunday and Wednesday we woke up to -20 degrees. Brrr! Yesterday, though we finally got back up to the 30s, so we can stand to go outside again. Michael went ice fishing with a friend. It was a very nice day for that.

Lets see—I’m now teaching the 11-12 yr olds in church. Same age group that I also work with in Boy Scouts. Michael is in my class. Past teachers have had problems with this class because there are some –say- very active and talkative kids in there. I’ve discovered that they are just very smart. Even though some of them are relatively new members, their parents have taught them well, and if I ask the right questions, they will teach the lesson for me. The main hurdle is that I have a very autistic boy in my class, but with positive reinforcement, he can sit through primary and class without having to wander in the halls.

We started the New Year with a party at our house. We had 4 other families over. The kids all had fun. There was a friend everyone’s age there. A couple of them left before midnight, but one family stayed to ring in the New Year with us. It was a very nice evening.

I’ve been to the dentist about 4 times this month. Only once for me to get some fillings. The rest was to get Alisha to the Ortho for adjustments, and Alisha, John, Emily & Michael had other appointments—cleanings and/or fillings.

I auditioned for our community play-‘Oklahoma!’ this month. I got the part of Ado Annie. I am very excited-I’ve wanted this part since I failed the audition for her at BYU in 1987.

Alisha has been taking gymnastics lessons. After her first day at the intermediate class, they asked her to move up to the pre-team class. Now, they have asked her to compete at the gymnastics meet in March along with the neighboring school’s team. (we don’t have a team at our school). She is very excited. She has wanted to do this for a very long time.

Sarah and Daniel are taking ballet together. There is only one other little girl in the class. Their first recital will be at the end of February. It should be very cute.

Sarah had her 8th birthday on Thursday. Unfortunately for her, it was really the first day of her not feeling well with the same stuff I have. She received her scriptures and a journal. Her party was supposed to be Friday night (slumber party), but she woke up with the fever, so we had calls to make to re-schedule for next week. Her baptism will be Feb. 3.
I started a Photoshop class this week. We have been learning different techniques to use in digital scrapbooking. Now I just need a better camera to actually have decent pictures to use. My camera is only a 1MB camera, so the pictures work great for looking at on the computer, but not so well when enlarged and printed out. Here are a couple of layouts I put together this week:

We got semester report cards this week. I am just so pleased with how well John is doing this year. From Cs & Ds the last few years to As & Bs this year. I’m not sure what has made the difference. Emily also has shown great improvement.

This week (Tuesday) will be a big day for a couple of us… Michael gets to go skiing with the 6th graders. Emily has FFA Quiz Bowl at one school, and then gets to go to another school for Jr.High Solo/Ensemble. She has a clarinet and vocal solo.

Well, maybe I’ll try to get dressed before everyone else comes home from church.

Love, Patti

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Cookie Time!

Its Cookie time!
Hi. Our names are Alisha, Emily & Sarah Harvey. We are the daughters of Richard and Patti Harvey. We are selling Girl Scout Cookies to help us enjoy the fun activities we do in Girl Scouts. They are $3.50 a box. If you would like to, we have an option where you can purchase a box (or more) to be donated to our local food shelf. Help us fill their shelf with everyone’s favorite cookies! Order some for you and for the food shelf! Thanks for your support!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The future is now

The Future Of Computing (1967)
This is how film makers in 1967 envisioned what the home computer of the future would be like in 1999 A.D.

not too far off, but I love the husband's triple consoles! :-)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

December 31

Happy New Years!
we had friends over for a party. 18 kids had a blast! John & friends made a snow sculpture.