Friday, June 17, 2011

My Passions...right now

I feel moved to send my thoughts right now after having a busy week of last minute changes to our demonstration, our interpretation of Fiddler on the Rood,or as we french speakers are calling Traditions de nos Peres. A few days ago I hear about the Tony awards going to the latest B of M interpretation on Broadway right when we are finishing our little YSA theatre. Timing is interesting.! I feel so happy to be able to share my love of the arts with the YSA, I feel honored to serve here and be able to share my love of the gospel of Jesus Christ restored to the earth in the latter days. As my passion for the Gospel and the Arts are both so strong today, my prayer is that the realm true message will be heard and interpreted correctly

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

new birth,new life

April 6, 2011 Nikki gave birth to their 2 child, a little girl, well not exactly 8 1/2 pounds. As I ponder a the new growth outside our window I also wonder as to all the new little ones that are entering the world and growing while we are here in Ferney Voltaire,France. Outside our window are thousands of yellow and white flowers. Earlier this spring we saw primroses which I jokingly called Dandy-lyons and now I see that there lawn is covered in yellow and white. As we have just been enriched by General Conference so to has the earth been enriched with beauty from heaven and earth. Welcome to earth new little one!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

MT BLANC..part one

We began this field trip believing it would be an exciting visit to the town of Chamonix, about 1 1/2 hours from our home, at the base of the highest mts in Europe. It was Conference weekend and 70 outside, very warm beautiful day.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Sorry I havent sent any news, we have been busy with life and missionary work.  And next two weeks are filled with many meetings, so many that I fear that I will be getting sitting too much.  I thoughtI would talk about.langauge today and Ferney Voltare.  Fereny is about as close as one can get to the border of Swiss,   In the 1800. France was and still is, very Catholic.  Swisse was more experimental and free and open to change thus John Calvin and the Reformation,  After Voltaire was sent to the Bastille in Paris several times he looked for a place and thought that Fereny was the best place for him, close to more freedom but still in his love, France,  After he died they added his name to the town,  He lived in a Chateau where he entertained many Kings, Princes and famous people.  This chateau is  1minute fast, fast walk from our apartmetnt.  he is famous for many letters ,writings , Candide, and other stories. What I have read I don.t agree with alot, but he is interesing. He has a problem with the Catholic religion but also many traditions which are good ,  He also questions the strenght of the Jews. He started industry including bees and honey, watch making, silk, and lace,  We know someone that still has beehives but has yet to find the slik and lace,  When I find I will try to learn more.  Lagnauge is getting easier and today when I was reading the box  for cooking, I said ,Oh, I was looking and reading and then realized it was french and I kind of thought that it was Eng;ish and of course talking to myself in french and dreaming in french,  But it is still very very challenging and interesting.   Do they celebrate Ground hogs day?  Yes, but it is called La Chadeleur, fete de la Lumiere or jour de crepes   , and if the light shine (lumiere)s one gets 6 more weeks of winter., kind of the same idea. So, study study now when you are young and can retain more., love, MOM Soeur et PAt

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


if any one can help us out, our blog has gone to pot, it is     It does not put the script with the pictures so we may have to change it and start over, Please, if anyone has more patience and computer skills than me   *yes,.... that would be all of you*  But Jim does not take the time to update and I would like to have it work with greater ease and attractive.   Thanks,  HOpe all are well, We are busy this week and next with meetings where we sit and listen  all day and then night too.... *hopefully we will make it throught all of them*  love, |MOM< Soeur and PAt

Email to Blog!

Testing out a new function that may allow me to email my blog posts.  Will also add an attachement (photo) to see if it works too.