We Seek After
These Things
Recently returned from serving the people of Honduras for 3 years

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Breaking for this Political Announcement . . .

I think this about covers it . . .

Yes . . . I . . . Do

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hmmm . . . Tornados and Chicken Pasta Salad

When I was in Ohio recently we had a VERY interesting experience . . .

Just as we were sitting down for a lovely Sunday dinner . . .

The tornado sirens began to sound.

(not my photo - but this is what the skies looked like . . . trying to find my photo . . .)

You know . . . that is just a little bit disconcerting!  Especially since my son-in-law who is actually from Ohio shared the information that he hadn't actually heard the sirens go off except for a drill for many years.

Another interesting fact is that we had 9 of us (including two babies, 3 women and two LDS missionaries) in a cute little house, but no basement to take shelter in . . .

Hmmmm . . . what to do??  Instead of taking shelter (which sounded like a good idea to me . . . ) the guys all headed outside to keep a look out for tornados - go figure!!

The sky did look ominous, and I really couldn't resist standing out on the sidewalk myself taking photos.  We were fortunate that day that no tornados touched down in the neighborhood of my daughters home.  But it did lend itself to making us more prepared and actually making some preparations for the same type of event should it occur again in the future!

Maybe just maybe  . . . having a couple missionaries for dinner turned out to be our lucky day . . .

Now for the Chicken Pasta Salad . . .

My daughters good friend brought this amazing salad to contribute to our dinner!  Just had to share!

Chicken Pasta Salad (From Matt's aunt Kathy.)

Mix the following:
5 chicken breasts cooked, cubed
1 C red grapes sliced in 1/2
1 sm. can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 bag craisins
1-1 1/2 can mandarin oranges, drained


1 pkg cooked, drained, and cooled bow-tie pasta.
1 pkg cooked, drained, cooled tri-colored spiral pasta
1 sm can sliced water chestnuts, chopped and drained.

1 16 oz. coleslaw dressing (Hidden Valley)
1/2 C. light mayonnaise

Mix and refrigerate.  Just before serving add 1 bag of cashews.  If salad is dry the next day you can add more dressing or mayo.

(Try adding honey roasted peanuts and some sunflower seeds - just a sprinkle on top!) 


Friday, April 13, 2012

We Seek After THESE Things . . . .

Ahhhh . . . yes we do . . .

I can't get enough of this precious baby!

And can I tell you I LOVE Facebook and Skype and Instagram . . . (I know I'm a techno nut case)
but without them I wouldn't get to see this . . .

or this . . .

and . . . tah da da dahhh!

We are expecting grandbaby boy any day!

and . . .

since that baby is being stubborn . . . the lovely 8.95 months pregnant Sara
and I are going to lunch today!

Come on outta there you little rascal!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

I'm Inspired . . . Yes . . . I am


Not an Easter basket in sight at my home, no decorations grace the mantel this year, most things are packed and stored at this point . . .

But this I know
at this time of year and always . . .

with or without the colored eggs, baskets, and pretty new Sunday clothes to celebrate . . .

He Lives . . . Yes, He does

(please take a moment to watch the other uplifting events portrayed through
video HERE)

John 20:
11 ¶But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
 12 And seeth two aangels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
 13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
 14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and asawJesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
 15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
 16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, aMaster.
 17 Jesus saith unto her, aTouch me not; for I am not yetbascended to my cFather: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my dFather, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
Luke 24:
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
 He is not here, but is arisen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is arisen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
Mark 16:
 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is arisen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
aAnd the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
 He is not here: for he is arisen, as he said. Come, see the place where the bLord lay.
 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

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