Hughie lost his company car to a crash earlier this year. Thankfully no one was hurt. The company has bought several vehicles from a dealership in St. George before. Happily they found a car to meet the company's needs and Hughie's needs. We had to go pick up the car, so at the last minute we made it into a little vacation.
We spent our first night in Vegas. We decided to walk the strip to get to the HardRock Cafe for dinner. What were we thinking?! Mama wasn't coping. Daddy said, "Never again!" Janna said, "Maybe I should come here on my honeymoon." And Sam stumbled the whole way because I oh so wanted him to keep his eyes closed. We got through it, but again, "What were we thinking?!" Oh, I know, we weren't thinking.
The food was great, it was fun to see the HardRock Cafe memorabilia, and while we walked back to our hotel room we got to see the Bellagio water fountain display. We tried to calm ourselves in our hotel room by watching a show on the Discovery channel. Uhh, it was Shark week - that will do it! We finally went to sleep.
Our next day was the drive to St. George. We hit all the Church history sites, had a couple of meals and our day was done. We had a little time that evening to splash around in the pool and hang out in the spa. Then it was back upstairs for some more Shark week. Do we know how to party or what?!
The next morning Hughie picked up his car and we were on our way home in two seperate vehicles.
What we went for, Hugh's new ride.
2010 Hyundai Sonata
Janna and Sam at the St. George Temple.
Ready to tour the Jacob Hamblin home.
"We live in a world that is filled with options. If we are not careful, we will find every minute jammed with social events, classes, exercise time, book clubs, scrapbooking, Church callings, music, sports, the Internet, and our favorite TV shows. . . Families need unstructured time when relationships can deepen and real parenting can take place. Take time to listen, to laugh, and to play together."
Hello! I'm Martha, welcome to my blog. You'll find some highlights posted here of my family, religion, art, photos, music, musing, whatever. These pieces of my daily living are "THE BOOK OF MARTHA", a glimpse of me.
Martha Reynders Blair Lancaster, California
"I thank God that I live in this day and age of the world, when my ears have heard the sound of the fulness of the gospel of Christ."
Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.
“Search the scriptures—search the revelations … and ask your Heavenly Father, in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, to manifest the truth unto you, and if you do it with an eye single to His glory nothing doubting, He will answer you by the power of His Holy Spirit. You will then know for yourselves and not for another. You will not then be dependent on man for the knowledge of God; nor will there be any room for speculation.”
"It is the Holy Ghost who testifies that Jesus Christ is the Beloved Son of a Heavenly Father who loves us and wants us to have eternal life with Him in families. With even the beginning of that testimony, we feel a desire to serve Him and to keep His commandments. When we persist in doing that, we receive the gifts of the Holy Ghost to give us power in our service. We come to see the hand of God more clearly, so clearly that in time we not only remember Him, but we come to love Him and, through the power of the Atonement, become more like Him."
My brothers and sisters, we are surrounded by those in need of our attention, our encouragement, our support, our comfort, our kindness—be they family members, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. We are the Lord’s hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift His children. He is dependent upon each of us.
". . .I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day."