Our Dear Prophet
President Gordan B. Hinkley passed away tonight at the age 97 years. I have come to appreciate and adore this man who will always hold a special place in my heart. He was not only the Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, he was the greatest exemplar of love, compassion and dedication as a follower of Christ.
I happened to be at a Youth fireside for our Stake tonight when I received a text from Robbie giving me the news of his passing. It took me by surprise a bit as we had just started the meeting and I was texting one of my girls asking why she wasn't at the fireside, I thought it was her texting me back. I was saddened by the news, but knew it was surely a bitter sweet time that was inevitable as he had lived such a fulfilling life and was growing weak with age. He has touched sooo many people with his spirit of enthusiasm and zeal for life and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
As the fireside proceeded, it was then towards the end that I could see the news slowly making it's way around the room. Tears began to flow, sniffles from the front, back and side to side continued to become contagious to the point that several of the youth had a hard time controlling their emotions. The Young Women sitting in front of me where comforting one another through hugs. If only I could have taken a picture of the moment, it was sweet and surreal. It was emotional! It then brought me to many thoughts; this was the only prophet they have ever known and loved! President Hinkley has made a huge impact in the lives of the youth and will forever be imprinted in their hearts and minds. There was no better place to be tonight as we all felt the spirit of our Heavenly Father, reflected on the Savior and remembered our Dear Prophet together.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Our Dear Prophet
Friday, January 25, 2008
My sugars work of art!!
For those of you who know Robbie and the amazing creative, handy and cleaver boy he is would not be surprised by anything he comes up with or creates! This is just a small glimpse of his creative work, a final project from his sculpture class last semester. He had to make a list of words in which his teacher picked the word that would then be his final project, which had to be some sort of sign. Cake was his word for the final. What a cleaver way to make it work...... He designed it all and then made his art! He just sold it to a cake shop down the street for some good money!!! That's my boy!
That is one thing I love and appreciate about Robbie, he is so darn creative! He always seems to out do my ideas and I thought I was pretty creative. Oh! No! not anymore..but we work our ideas out together and make amazing things happen! I love how handy he is and all he does for our family! Go sugar go!
Posted by Marsha Lueck at 10:34 PM
Monday, January 21, 2008
Miss London as Tinkerbell
Her little wings and Kisses!!!
Posted by Marsha Lueck at 9:54 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2008
London's BB Shades
London loves to accessorize these days......a few days ago we were at Build a Bear buying more clothes for her London Bear( she was gifted when she was born) and Mackie her adorable girlie turtle she got over Christmas. If any of you have been to a Build a Bear store you will know that there is a LARGE range of clothing, accessories, ad shoes to purchase for your lovable stuffed animal. London's head was spinning!! She found clothes, purses, and these glasses. Were they meant to be worn by her stuffed friends... of course not! They were for her! She tried getting two purses, one for her & one for her bear. They have adorable stuff and they happen to be just London's size ( she is such a petite little thing) These are her new found glories, she wears them at night, inside and just whenever she feels like wearing them! The things we love!
Saturday morning while we were cleaning she was playing dress up in her princess shoes and whatever else she would pull out of her drawers changing several times... I think she finally picked this shirt to sport with her little puppy trailing behind. Does she look high maintenance or what?!
Posted by Marsha Lueck at 4:27 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2008
A SNOWMAN PARTY........
Here is just a few momments of our snowman fun....
We planned on going this Saturday, but as Friday morning came, plans with a play date and such were cancelled at the last min. Soooooo what better day to go to the snow and have that snowman party?!
We packed a lunch and snacks, threw on our warm clothes and headed up to Lee Canyon nestled in MT Charleston, a good 45 min - 1hour drive. It was refreshing to be up in the snow where the Christmas trees live (as London would describe the view). The air was fresh, the sun shining and the weather air as crisp as the days I remember when I was on the slopes teaching! They have a little Ski Resort tucked in the mountains with a quaint atmosphere a lot like Sundance ski resort in Utah, but a bit smaller. Robbie and I had such a blast reminiscing on the good ole days when we were young, and of course watching our little pumkin play in the snow.
We couldn't have asked for a better snow park to have a snowman party. It was just our luck, there were several snowmen already built, so we only had to build one of our own. London was thrilled with the different sizes of snowmen and named each of them as we visited each one. She has quite the imagination and creativity for such a young mind.
Our snowman party consisted of snowman building, snow angel making and sledding! It was the perfect adventure for all of us... here are a few of our moments, we will have some video to post of Londs sledding by herself coming soon!
Our cool Mohawk snowboy! London wanted a beard, but we made him young with a little underlip scruff.
Posted by Marsha Lueck at 3:25 PM
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Okey! I know we are already into the New Year six days, but I had to throw a few pictures on from our trip to Sacramento for Christmas. We actually came home with the fewest amount of pictures we have ever taken on a trip. Possibly it was the crazy hussle and bussle of the days that kept us from taking so many pictures, however we did get alot of video, and I guess that is what counts in the years to come! Another crazy thing, is that we don't have one single picture of us all together, not one family moment caught still! Bummer!!!
Christmas was a blast! I am so grateful for the time we were able to fly out to be with family! It is always nice to be back in Sacramento with the bros.
Here are just a few of my favorite!
My bundle of cuteness and his tools!!!!!!!
Posted by Marsha Lueck at 3:17 PM
Long over due announcement.... Baby Layla is here!!!
Ashley & Paul Blanchard welcomed their baby girl Layla Faye Blanchard on December 21st. Ashley looks as beautiful as ever, sucking on a sucker ready to be a mommy! These are the only pictures we have recieved so far, we hope to see more!!!
However we are so excited for the arrival of sweet Layla, London can't wait to meet her! Congrats to Ash & Paul!!!
Posted by Marsha Lueck at 2:54 PM