Monday, December 26, 2011

The Year, 1994

1994 was a very good year.  
It was the year we bought this TV.
It was the first and only TV we ever bought
in our 34 years of marriage....

 ...until today.

The kids were shocked!  

We told Sam we weren't going to get a new TV 
until after Scott and I served our mission in a few years.  

I think we all got tired of watching the TV screen with all the "snow" on the picture.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Best Christmas Gift....

 "It´s good to be on a mission and help people access the greatest gift anyone could ever receive--the blessings of the atonement."
Lisa Magnusson

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Song of Thanks

Today I helped serve a Christmas dinner to all the missionaries (about 250 of them) serving in the Arcadia, California Mission. When the meal was over, Pres. Becerra invited the servers into the cultural hall where we could be recognized and thanked for serving the missionaries their meal. After Pres. Becerra said a few words of thanks, he invited the missionaries to stand and sing, Called to Serve. As we listened to elders and sisters sing, we were deeply touched and moved to tears as we listened to all 250 of them sing to us. It will be a moment I'll never forget. Of course, I thought of my own Hermana Magnusson serving in Argentina.

You can also see the video by clicking here.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Music!

Thanks to my parents, I love Christmas music. I have discovered the Mormon Channel has a continuos stream of Christmas music on their web site. Click here to listen. ( you might have to click onto the music link) There is a good variety of musical artists from the Carpenters to the MoTab Choir. And the songs are more about the nativity, and less about Santa.

I have the music going during the day as I putter around the house. We don't have our decorations up yet, but the Christmas spirit is here with the music going on.