Friday, June 16, 2017

Diamond Dust Handprints

If you look really, really close, you can see what has been on the corner of our television screen since Easter.  It's something I just can't get myself to clean off.
Hmmmm, Ok, using Picasa 3, let me lighten the photo up a bit and you can see what is on my screen that I don't want to clean off.
It's still a bit hard to see, so after lightening it up a bit, I will crop the photo to give you a better view.  Can you see it now?
Yes indeed, those are the handprint smudges of my little, 3-year old grandson.  They in no way affect the picture quality while we are viewing any television programs so I have opted to just clean around these precious, little memories.
It is beyond me what he had on his hands that day but to me, it must have been diamond dust....precious, sticky diamond dust!
I don't know when, or if I will ever get the heart to clean them off.  I don't normally see them every day because they are actually very faint and you hardly notice them unless you are looking for them and when the television is on, you can't see them at all.  It just depends on where you are sitting and the angle you are at for you to notice them.  So for now, when cleaning my television screen, this little corner will just be skipped.
It reminds me of a blog I posted back in 2013, talking about little fingerprints, except in this case, instead of mom, I substituted the word grandma.  Sure love my little grandson!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Lightning Strikes A Bit Too Close For Comfort

Sunday evening, June 25, 2017, we had a whopper of a lightning storm.  Approximately 1/2 mile from our place, our neighbors home was hit, taking out their phone, their washer, burning the side of the house and putting large holes in the sidewalks.  It even put a pretty good-sized chunk of cement on their roof.  I went to their home the next day and took some pictures of the sidewalks not knowing or seeing until today the cement on the roof and the side of the house that got charred. I just drove up today to wish our neighbor a happy birthday and where it was only 1/2 mile away, I did not take my camera, so I don't have pictures of the cement on the roof or the charred house.  In the first picture below, look how far away from the sidewalk that huge hunk of cement was thrown by the lightning.  All I'm saying is......this was a little bit too close for comfort.................

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Teton Mountains Sunrise

Back in March, March 29, 2017, to be exact, in the wee early morning, I was heading across the desert towards Rigby, Idaho, to go help my daughter.  It was right before the Howe, Idaho turnoff that I noticed one of the most spectacular views that I have seen in a long time.  We're talking about a scene that was at least 150 miles away (rough estimate....... according to Google Maps that states that the driving distance between Arco, ID and Teton Village, WY is 157 miles ).  Since I was at the Howe turnoff, I took off a few miles that I guestimated it took to get from Arco to the turnoff.
It was a total awe moment, really.  I've seen the Tetons before, but not silhouetted by a beautiful sunrise.  I also took the time to say a silent prayer to my Heavenly Father, thanking Him for letting me witness one of his beautiful creations.  I tried to zoom in and take pictures from different angles but due to the distance and the semi-darkness of the morning, there is no justice in my photos.  I'm afraid you'll have to use your minds-eye to vision how spectacular this moment really was!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

June 2017 Visiting Teaching Handout - Priesthood Power

For the month of June, the visiting teaching message is about Priesthood Power.  I can't even begin to tell you the number of times we have used the Power of the Priesthood in our home.  And, once again, I can't even begin to tell you the number of blessings we have received through using the Power of the Priesthood.  I feel so blessed to have the knowledge of the Priesthood and what it can do for us.
To view the entire June Visiting Teaching Message, go HERE.
Below is the quote I chose to use from the visiting teaching message, in making my handout for the month.  What a powerful statement from Elder Andersen, informing that each and every one of us can be blessed by the Priesthood, every hour, whatever our circumstance.