Treasures of the Heart

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Grandchildren in Teribithea

The Hodge Podge Lodge was the location of a magical visit to Teribithea with 5 enchanted grandchildren. What began as an ordinary day turned into a journey of discovery and wonder of places only imagined before in the mysterious forest beyond the boundaries of the "Lodge". The children nearly froze as they walked the sudden ice fields behind the barn, but.... their exploration was a delight when they discovered the patch of edible ice. In their delight, they frolicked in the barn with fairies and gnomes and a wild, furry creatures that had sharp teeth and a fierce growl, but turned out to be a special friend in deed. They bravely decided to trudge through the mud, the deep washes, and the hills and explore the dense and dark forest beyond -- where they found a field of treasures that shall remain unnamed. New trails, where no man had walked before, were blazed by these daring children. Strange, wild birds zoomed and threatened overhead, but their new friend, the wild furry creature, protected them. As dark, unfriendly shadows, cast by the deepening dusk, threatened to leave them stranded in the strange kingdom, these inquisitive children heard and followed the insistent whistle of their beloved Grandaddy. They rushed into his safe and secure arms and, after a time capsule, with a few treasures was buried in a secret place, they were whisked away to the ordinary world once again (while yearning for the land of Hodge Podge Enchantment).

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Jacob

This is not original but it is true, Jacob Harold, we all celebrate you, And say "Thanks" to Heaven above For sending you to all of us with love. (if you think this is corny, I'm sure you are right - but whatever the case, your kind heart shines bright!) So, Happy Birthday dear son, Have lots of fun!! (don't worry, sallybee knows she is not very literary)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Celebrating Grandma's 90th

From horse and buggy and outdoor privies to jet age, computers and cell phones, Margaret Sevey has seen a lot of change in her 90 years. She has endured severe economic trials, physical hardships working on her farms, loss of all material treasures as a young married mother of two when her home burned; she has practiced provident and thrifty living her entire life. The ability to save and budget and use wisdom in debt control has enabled her to bless the lives of her family materially. She has a strong work ethic as well as strong opinions on nutrition. Two days before her party, she said to me "Well, today I just sat around." That is literally the first time she sat and relaxed completely without feeling the desire to work. In the past several years, as her energy has weakened, she has remained industrious crocheting, quilting, scrap booking and reading. TV has never been part of her life (except for Lawrence Welk and LDS Conference). It was a delight to her last evening to be honored by many friends, family and relatives as they came to wish her "Happy Birthday." There were so many expressions of love and appreciation for her.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Marsie

Happy Birthday darling girl - May your day be full of sweetness, just as you are!

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