Showing posts from November 11, 2012

Ward Choir

I can't believe how fortunate I am to have my current calling.  I am the ward choir director.  Having no formal training in music, I often wonder how I can teach the choir anything.  But, for some reason my choir likes singing with me - and I LOVE leading them!

Our ward is so blessed to have Caryl Hepworth as our accompanist.  Caryl was the high school choir accompanist when I was in high school and I have always been in awe of her piano talent, and even more than that, her ability to hear what the choir is doing and make suggestions to help them sound better.  I consider it an absolute honor to be working with her and I have learned so much!

Since I love music so much, I spend a lot of time searching for song arrangements that are both interesting and challenging to sing, and I pray to find music that will be appropriate for the meetings in which they will be sung.  It has been so fun to have the choir complain about the difficulty of a song and then over the next several weeks…

Snow and Cars

So, the weather has been crazy!  Snow one day, 70 degrees the next.  

One day Kalel and Kim had a fantastic time playing in the leaves.  The next day - the leaves were buried under snow!

Our temple district was asked to fast last Sunday for more moisture and I believe that the Lord will hear that petition.  Since I am now working in Ogden and I HATE driving in snow I decided to do something that I have been thinking about for 3 years.  I bought myself a Subaru.  Every where I go I have heard how wonderful Subaru's are for driving in the snow.  I really didn't want to get into a car payment again, but when I found this used one for only $5200 I jumped at that chance.

 Obviously it isn't a new car, it is a 2004 with 149,000 miles, but it is new to me and I am quite excited!  It has a trailer hitch and a luggage rack so we won't have to always borrow a truck if we need to haul anything.  Yesterday Kim found a small trailer that he bought, so we are set!  

It was hard to give…