The only thing Cali asked for for Christmas was paint. She LOVES to paint. She can spend hours outside at the picnic table swirling all the colors into vibrant messy works of art. Ella and Brylee join her sometimes and then my heart feels so glad that these sisters have each other that it nearly pops. (Ignore the additional "art" on the wall)
Branson and the other Deacons sang "Armies of Helaman" at Priesthood Preview. Their wonderful leader also takes them to do early morning baptisms at the temple every week. These boys are great buddies and I am so thankful that they are growing up learning to be strong and faithful priesthood leaders.
Ice and snow in our back yard. I am Desert born and raised and I had to spend the freeze warning days in my bathroom with my blow dryer.
We have a clear view of the temple from our house. It is so strange on foggy mornings when it disappears.
And then reappears as the fog clears.
There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. The lighthouse of the Lord sends forth signals readily recognized and never failing. It beckons through the storms of life. It calls, “This way to safety; this way to home.”
Thomas S Monson
Such a great talk: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1990/10/the-lighthouse-of-the-lord?lang=eng