Monday, March 27, 2017

Certain Women

Last Saturday I took my girls to the General Women's Session 
which is part of the 187th Annual General Conference of the Church.
I am so lucky to get tickets to attend this beautiful night with my daughters,
my mother, my sister Lucy, and her daughter Betsy.
 Some of my favorites from each of the four speakers include:

..."If we trust in our Heavenly Father and in our Savior 
and lean not to our own understanding They will direct our paths 
and will extend the arm of mercy toward us,"
-Bonnie H. Cordon
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"Holiness is making the choices that will keep the Holy Ghost as our guide."
-Carol F McConkie
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..."When we have become distracted, doubtful, discouraged, sinful, 
sorrowful, or soul-stretched, mat we accept the Lord's invitation to drink 
of His living water, as did the certain woman at the well, inviting others
 to do the same as we also bear our own certain witness: Is not this the Christ?"
-Linda K. Burton
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You will at times have your faith challenged by Satan; 
it happens to all disciples of Jesus Christ.  
Your defense against these attacks us to keep the Holy Ghost as your companion.  
The Spirit will speak to your soul.  He will urge you in faith.
-Henry B. Erying
Per-usual after conference, we went to dinner and discussed the meeting.
 We talked about out favorite talks, and what we loved and what we learned.
It's neat to hear what my girls heard and what inspired them.  
They are truly growing up to be such beautiful dear girls.
I am so glad I have them.

I personally went to the conference with a deep question.
It was absolutely answered at this meeting.
I am now certain about what I am supposed to do. 

You can read the full talks and get more information about the evening HERE.  
You can also get more information about upcoming 
General Conference which is next Saturday/Sunday HERE.

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 24, 2017


I am excited to announce that this is one of my very favorite weekends.
This Saturday is the General Woman's session which is
part of the 187 Annual General Conference of the Church.
My girls and I have been lucky enough to actually go to the Conference Center
 in Salt Lake City to be at the session live,
and it's really a highlight of our year.
I love that together with my daughters
we receive counsel, inspiration, and peace from 
wise and inspired women and men of the Church.
We believe that God still speaks to us today through His prophet and leaders.
And we need God's presence in our lives more abundantly.  
Which means in my home; this evening is everything.

You can participate in the General Woman's Conference 
Saturday, March 25th @ 6:00 pm MDT.
Details HERE
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 Weekends at Fox Hill mean that The Little Nies will want to stay at home 
and together we'll make our homemade pizza.
It means we finally get to drink soda, and watch movies- sometimes two in a row.
I am also planning on getting out our Easter decorations (the girls are thrilled!).
Happy Weekend!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

St. Patrick's Day 2017

Since we were at the ranch for St. Patrick's day, 
we didn't really celebrate this green holiday like we usually do.

I promised the Little Nies when we got home from the ranch
  I would make our traditional 
Irish cabbage stew and Irish soda bread.
I promised I would cover the table with a cheap
 green plastic tablecloth and spread chocolate gold coins
on top--just like we always do.
We also drank pints and pints of ginger ale, (I just really wanted to say pint).

Traditions are what make life at Fox Hill continue on.
Traditions bring happiness, stability, and assurance.
As as long as I am the mother around here 
we will celebrate anything and everything we can think of.
And occasionally I will create new traditions that deserve celebrating,