Thursday, February 24, 2011

Because of Knowing You... IV

...Elder Stevens, I learned that closing the shower curtain after showering helps it to dry quicker, thus thwarting a mold and mildew build-up.

...Lauretta Farnsworth, I can bottle beans without cooking them first.

...Christy Whetten, I love BBC Classics. I miss those nights of watching movies with you, or borrowing them when I was expecting the twins.

...Alessandra, I cut kiwis in half and eat them with a spoon!

...Bill Boushka, I know what "ebenezer" means. We sang that word in a stake choir performance of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing and you totally cracked me up when you started questioning its meaning under your breath so the choir director couldn't hear you. So I looked it up and it's the stone raised by Samuel to commemorate a victory over the Philistines at Mizpeh...

...Michael Ontiveros, I know that many back problems can be cured with chiropractic care before resorting to surgery. Mine were, because of you.

...Dr Chris Stuart, I learned why I had been having sinus infections for 13 years, and now they're gone, and I'm off my sinus inflammation meds. THANK YOU!

...Laurice Romney, I was convinced that I would enjoy blogging and started this blog almost 3 years ago! That little encouragement, Laurice, has totally changed my life, bringing me immense joy over the years, and as a bonus, a way to pay for the 19-year-old boy's mission. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

...BJ Hatch, I learned that even if you're 6 feet tall, it's okay to wear 5-inch heels!

...Jeni Romney, I've learned that it's invigorating to take time together as a couple. Now, to wean Baby Hippo at some point so John and I can get away for a weekend! We're bringing the kids over to your house, okay!

...Michelle Call, I've learned to love 99 chorus students, even the ones who drive us nuts.

...Madison Spilsbury, I learned that all you have to do to share the Book of Mormon in Barnes and Noble is to find common ground with the person sitting next to you.... such as the fact that you both like Spiderman.

...Kortny Spilsbury, I learned that kids can have a really great time watching the Super Bowl at midnight on Monday morning at your house, thus keeping the Sabbath more holy.

...Melinda, Uncle Rico's girl friend, I learned to make chile rellenos.

...Kaleb Valdez, I learned that there's this really cool piano piece out there where you play one part with your elbows. I still haven't learned it, but I will one day, when I have less to do.

...Elder Baker, I was inspired to read The Book of Mormon, and it changed me to the core. I can't imagine where my life would be without having read it because of your challenge.

...sweet Elder that came to lunch at our house last month, who shared a scripture about patience and faith, I'm again happy about the prospect of having more children. That was a change of recent thinking for me. I'll probably explain more later.

"42. And because of your adiligence and your faith and your patience with the word in nourishing it, that it may take root in you, behold, by and by ye shall pluck the bfruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet, and which is white above all that is white, yea, and pure above all that is pure; and ye shall feast upon this fruit even until ye are filled, that ye hunger not, neither shall ye thirst.
 43. Then, my brethren, ye shall areap the brewards of your faith, and your diligence, and patience, and long-suffering, waiting for the tree to bring forth cfruit unto you."

...Jerri, I make chocolate truffles ALL the time, for every conceivable occasion. In fact, I made them today for a friend's birthday!

...Andrea Perez, I learned, on my birthday, that I wasn't just one year older, but one year sexier, too! :)

...Kara Whetten, Pompei is my favorite restaurant in the Big Town. Oh, and I copykatted their fish tacos, and they are amazing... all because of you.

P.S. My sister and I are finally getting skinnier!
See how we're doing it HERE! :)


C said...

Can I just cry now? Really!

I am going through one of my frequent periods of mourning my friends and family that I left. You are top on the list. I feel like a big chunk of me is still there, and I am so sad when I think of all the awesome things we all did together. Reading your blog really helps me feel connected. I need tp be better about posting on mine.

Miss and love you!!!


Anonymous said...

Take the time to learn "All of Me" and some of his other works, It will be tons of fun and entertainment. we were privleged to see Jon Schmidt perform with piano students here in Mesa. He not only has tons of fun songs, but quite a variety all the way to spiritual arrangements. And on the music he gives info on the song and how to play it. Have fun, your kids will love it!!!

BarbaraJo said...

You are a true friend. I am so grateful that you live here!

alessandra said...

Really? You did't know it? :D
and thank you to Elder Stevens from me too.

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a fun post! I may have to try something similar before long.

Amy said...

OK, I have to know how an endodontist helped sinus infections. I get one every 6-7 weeks like clockwork, reguardless of how hard I try to fight them off.

BTW, I LOVE your blog!

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Hi Amy! My endodontist discovered that part of my root canal had pierced into my sinuses and had been causing sinus infections for over 13 years. He fixed it and I've been clear and free, literally, since!

Kaleb said...

By the way- that song that is played with the elbows is called "All of Me" by Jon Schmidt. It's a good one! And thanks for mentioning me here- I feel loved! Miss all of you back home. Great blog...