Thursday, January 15, 2009

More from the wedding!

A look down at the reception. The picture was taken from the loft looking down into the great room. I love this picture..........

The original Stewart kids!

Mr and Mrs. Phair!

The Newlyweds right after their sealing in the Medford temple.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


A man in our ward died over the holidays. Frank Hustead. Such a good man and he's married to one good woman. I went to his funeral on Saturday and listened to his son's talk about him and his life. I've only known Frank as the man who sits next to Louise every Sunday. I didn't know anything else about him. It was so wonderful to listen to his sons tell about his life's experiences. He was a singer, a well respected man in his profession, a wonderful dad who led by example, a man who was truly in love with his wife...........and the list could on. April was sitting next to me and she said "I wish we would do eulogy's while we were still alive". How true that is. I wish that I would have known more about this good man. I wish I would have taken the time to know him and his family better.

I'm sure that there are so many people who I only know as the one who sits at church every week and that there is much to know about them. I wonder how many people who don't know me well at church think that I'm widowed or have an inactive husband - people who may think I have no children etc..........

So I'm going to write something about Paul - a small piece of his 'living' eulogy. He never reads this so he won't know!

Most people know Paul from the community. His job is far-reaching. His service in different community organizations is widely known. He sits on boards - lots of them. Professionally he is well-known. But if I were to give his eulogy, I wouldn't really care that people knew that about him. I would want people to know that Paul is a good man through and through. He is thoughtful. He really cares about others. He fiercely loves his family and is always trying to find ways to serve them. He has integrity beyond belief. He is honest to a fault. He always remembers my birthday, our anniversary, and all holidays. He likes to celebrate these. He doesn't raise his voice. He's calm. He gives liberally to others out of the goodness of his heart. I would hope these are some of the things that people would know about Paul. It is the Paul I know, respect, and love.......

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Angel Food Cake

Last fall I visited my parents in Mesa, AZ. One of their best friend couples are Jay and Fern Cocherhan. Just the nicest people. I went to a 'village' social and Fern had brought her imfamous angel food cake. Now I had never tasted a homemade one. I thought the ones from Safeway were pretty tasty. Boy was I ever wrong. I have never tasted anything quite as delicious as Fern's angel cake. I asked her for her recipe. She graciously agreed. I went over to her home and she took me thru step by step on how to make this cake. It was such a nice thing for her to do. I tried this recipe on New Years Eve. And I may add that it turned out fantastic! I will never go to Safeways for another angel food cake in my life. Thank you Fern!

Here Comes the Bride!

Here is my married daughter! Congratulations to Alli and Nic on their temple wedding December 27th, 2008. (photo by Becerra Photography)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Shame, shame, shame................ Why have I not known about Kurt Elling? Someone should have told me about him! He is one incredible jazz vocalist! So whoever didn't tell me about him - SHAME ON YOU! You can catch a snippet or two on ITunes. Wow!

PS I will be posting about the wedding/reception/openhouse/Chirstmas soon!