Sunday, April 6, 2014

General Conference

Defend your beliefs with courtesy and compassion, but defend them
-Jeffrey R. Holland
Take up the joyful burden of discipleship
-Ronald A. Rasband
The world will not glide calmly to the second coming
Neil L. Andersen
Righteousness must be chosen
-Henry B. Eyring
Teach you children to have a personal internal filter that comes from a personal testimony of the savior.
-Linda S. Reeves
Words that can be firm in information can be soft in spirit
-W. Craig Zwick
You can feel peace in the midst of turmoil.  The gospel is not a weight, it is wings.
-Jean A. Stevens
Whoever you are and wherever you may be, you hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can imagine.
-Henry B. Eyring
Blame keeps wounds open... only forgiveness heals.
-Thomas S. Monson
These are the days to stand strong as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ
-Neil L. Andersen
Love is the very essence of the gospel.
-Thomas S. Monson
Choose to be grateful, no matter what
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Addictions are thin threads of repeated action that weave themselves into thick bonds of habit
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Let your faith show
-Russell M. Nelson
In the eyes of God, weather in the church or in the family, women and men are equal with different responsibilities
-Dallin H. Oaks
We meet with the hope that our future, no matter our history, can be better
-Donald L. Hallstrom
Agency is your power to become
-Randall L Ridd
The most important thing is to keep trying
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Being a disciple of Jesus Christ is not an effort of once a week or once a day.  It is an effort of once and for all
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Reaching out to rescue one another, under any condition, is an eternal measure of love
-Ronald A. Rasband
There seems to be something inside of us that resists endings.  It is because we are made of the stuff of the eternities.  Endings are not our destiny.  Endings in mortality are not endings at all.
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf
It is a characteristic of our age that if people want any Gods at all, they want them to be Gods who do not demand much, comfortable Gods and smooth Gods who not only dont rock the boat, but dont even row it.
-Jeffrey R. Holland
You will one day stand aside and look at your difficult times and you will realize that he was always there beside you
-Thomas S. Monson
Families are the treasure of heaven
-Neil L. Andersen

Road Tripping

So a few weeks back we took a little road trip.  Brad had a job interview all the way up in Winnemucca, NV, so we decided to make a fun little trip out of it.  
The people who Brad was interviewing with put us up in a hotel for a couple days.  Brad worked half a day at their clinic in Winnemucca and half a day in their clinic in Lovelock, they took us to a Basque restaurant and basically threw a wrench in everything we had been planning on with a couple of really good job offers.  But, all that is for another post, not this one.
We had kept the whole northern Nevada trip a secret from my family, because we thought that it would be fun to just drive up and surprise them.  It ended up working out perfectly, because Nathan and Kaitlin decided to go up to Idaho to celebrate Nathan graduating from LDSBC.  
We got to my parents house in the afternoon, just as they were all getting ready to eat.  It was such perfect timing, cause they were all together in the familyroom and kitchen and we just walked in the back door.  I so wish that I had been filming their reaction, because it was amazing!!  They were all so shocked and just stared at us for the longest time.  It made the whole trip worth it!!

So after the shock wore off a little, we ate delicious food and Nathan opened presents and we sang 'Happy Graduation' to Nathan and it was quite a party.
Then we went outside to play in the nice weather
Poor little Kaitlin was not feeling great, because of her lovely morning sickness, but it was SO fun talking babies with her!!!
Shawn looked like a super villain from a cartoon and it was awesome
Heather was so awesome and happy and I got some great video of her laughing and being crazy
We ate cheesecake, because I psychically told Kaitlin I was coming and that she needed to buy it.  We also had chips and salsa and brownies.  I know.  But we needed to fuel our game-filled night.  Well, really it was just us trying to understand how to play the game, 'Bang' and being super confused, because for some reason Jaden kept trying to kill Mom and Dad no matter who his character was.
Then things got a little bit crazy 
And everyone got to see a little bit more wild side of little Clarky.
Sunday meant that Nathan and Kaitlin had to be stupid and leave
But not before some awkward photo taking
And some more Bang
Then came the goodbyes
Always so sad.... and a little creepy
But we said good riddens to the Salt Lakeans and got to spend the rest of Sunday eating and looking at old pictures and watching old tv shows
And the boys making a big mess of course
The next morning we had to say some more goodbyes.  So glad that Mom and Dad let us crash their place for a few days!!  We love them all so much!!!
On our way home, we stopped in Salt Lake and saw Nathan and Kaitlin one last time.  We went to City Creek and Temple Square and Nathan's work and then we ate at Kneaders
We got to go see their new apartment and meet Lady and watched HIMYM and didnt want to leave, but we eventually forced ourselves to.

It was a wonderful week of driving and clown motels and cadbury eggs and confusing job interviews and surprising family and so much fun!!!