Dear Tiana, Don, and Austin;
Happy Birthday to Joseph Smith and I hope that everyone is happy, healthy, and prepared for a wonderful and safe holiday week. A couple of interesting things happened this week.
On Tuesday we got a late afternoon call from the Hansen’s and they had extra tickets to the Mannheim Steamroller Concert at the
We had a great sacrament meeting last week. It was basically one speaker – Casen Burris. He has grown and matured so much from his mission and bore and incredible testimony of the atonement. One of the stories he told went like this. He and his companion went out of their way to visit a new investigator in a less visited, run down neighborhood in the
Some acts of kindness are more problematic then others. For two weeks now Bryce has called me consistently to do him a big favor. He is staying in Breckenridge for the weekend before they come home for Christmas and the motel doesn’t get ESPN so he couldn’t watch the BYU bowl game against UCLA. He wanted me to record the game, not watch it, and avoid any news of the results and watch it on Christmas Eve with him. I would have problems figuring out how to record it let alone watching a three hour football game on Christmas Eve – mom wouldn’t be happy. But Bryce was so insistent and pestered me so in the days preceding the Sat game. Well Sat afternoon I rummaged around the house until I found some tapes I could use, then spent an hour trying to figure out how to operate the VCR to record stuff. Where are my media savvy kids when I need them? After much trial and error and mom asking why she doesn’t hear the vacuume going, I figured it out. Well the game was at 6 and we had to babysit the tape because I didn’t know how long it was. I moved tables, sewing machines, and computers in place so mom could monitor the tape and I wouldn’t be able to watch the game. I ran out and got dinner and had to leave the room. It was a major deal, but at least I was able to give this gift of the game for Bryce. Then he calls and says he got a room upgrade and they are able to watch the game so don’t worry about taping the festivities. These are times I wished we were able to express our thoughts and feelings with a little salty language. By the way BYU won the game by one point by blocking an easy field goal attempt by UCLA in the final 3 seconds. Great game.
One last thought as I was cleaning the house yesterday in preparation for the holiday. I got to clean the tiny step at the bottom of the stairs that