Saturday, March 28, 2009

St Patrick's Day



It has been a tradition in the O' Roberts family to make blarney stones. They are made of angel food cake with a cream cheese frosting, sprinkled with almonds on top. Yummy! Since Adrian doesn't allow St Patrick's day to be celebrated in our home, I made the cake for my co-workers. When we have children, we will eat a St Patrick's Day breakfast consisting of the famous Lucky charms, green bagels, green cream cheese, and green milk. It has been a favorite pastime of mine to have a fun St Patrick's Day breakfast so he will need to deal. If you don't know what a blarney stone is...google it since I don't have time (Adrian is forcing me to hurry up). Anyway, I love St Patrick's day. It is especially important to me because my dad went to Ireland on his mission.

Draper Utah Temple Dedication



Last week I had the opportunity of attending the Draper Utah Temple Dedication. It was a wonderful experience. Since Adrian was working, I went with my co-worker Laura and her husband Rusty, and some other people I didn't know. However, I met a girl named Aubree who recently turned in her mission papers. I connected with her right away and I was excited for her decision to go on a mission. I was blessed to have a friend I could talk to since Adrian wasn't there with me. Heavenly Father works in mysterious ways. We went to a church at 11:30 on March 21st to wait for our bus. The bus then took us to the temple where we sat in the stake center for an hour. Then they led us through the tunnel and into the temple. We were lucky to sit in one of the temple chapels. I say that we were lucky because five minutes before the dedication, they announced that the "brethren" would pass through our room. I was hoping they would. I was able to see our dear Prophet Thomas S Monson, Henry B Eyring (favorite of mine), their wives and a few other brethren. The dedication was wonderful and I felt the spirit. We sang, "The Spirit of God" and President Monson told us that they have only sung that song in the Kirtland, Salt Lake City, and now the Draper Utah Temple dedications. President Monson also told us a story of Le Grand Richards. He showed President Monson the finished copy of A Marvelous Work and a wonder and told his secretary that there are a few things for her to edit. Well, there was no periods and no punctuation so a year later, it was completed. President Monson has a wonderful sense of humor but he also can be serious. I laughed...I cried...it was so wonderful. After the dedication, the "brethren" came through our room once more. This time I couldn't contain myself, I wept. He was only a few feet away. He went up to a boy about nine or ten (he sat three or four people away from me on the front row) and gave him a great big hug and said, "Be a good missionary." Suddenly a reporter came afterwards and gave the family a card. She wanted to chat with the boy to find out his thoughts and feelings of the experience. I was so blessed to be able to attend the Draper Utah Temple dedication. The last open house I attended was the San Diego California Temple and I was quite small. I know that temple work is important and I know that President Thomas S Monson is a true and living prophet.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sweetly Made (Just for you) flower clips





These flower clips are Sweetly Made (Just for you). Are you looking for a baby shower gift? If so, these flower clips and baby beanies will make a perfect gift. The beanies are made for a 6-8 month old, however, I can do custom orders. Many colors are available for purchase-three shades of pink, purple, chocolate brown, and red. They cost $15 each plus $3 for shipping. The flower clips cost $3.50. Please let me know if you are interested in a special gift for your new baby. My email address is emileenreynolds@yahoo.com.

Happy 30th Birthday Teresa



Surprise Teresa! Adrian and I were invited to Teresa's 30th Birthday on March 7th. It was a great excuse to eat at Asian Star and to see Teresa turn another year older. It was a very interesting night since we didn't know anyone except for Teresa and Erick. However, we had a great time meeting new people and eating lots of sushi (yummy). Happy Birthday Teresa!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Surprise Baby Shower



We had a surprise baby shower at work for Laura Jensen on March 5th. Obviously she is having a boy and we are thrilled for her. She is due on April 21st. There were a ton of people who came to support her and to eat yummy cake. Congrats Laura! Good luck! We are excited for you and Rusty.