Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Charnes Family Tree

Charnes Family Tree
We have 466 names as of today! You can download the tribal pages app on your iPhone5 and get your family tree started. It's amazing how quickly it grows when everyone is pulling together. Doing family history (and missionary work)is the best feeling!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Albuquerque Temple Trip

We had the opportunity to go w/ a couple friends from our ward to do baptisms for the dead. Alisa & David Albert and Celeste Tag. has only been a member for a year. Bishop Davis came with us to. Such great ppl! It was a valuable experience that added to my testimony!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ruidoso Trip for FB award night

Rich Murdock put on an awards ceremony in Ruidoso(Inn of the Mountain gods) for the top agents and managers in NM. We got to see Willie Nelson in concert and we really enjoyed it. They gave me an award to, Kinda kewl ! We are grateful for Shane's career and grateful for FB!

Lisa watched the kids while we were away so I snuck in a pic of her and Brett. The pictures on the end are of us surprising the kids after school on the way back from ruidoso. Wearing out Willie Nelson t shirts!!

Kyle wrestling award ceremony

He learned a lot this year! He was excited to earn another medal. Excited for Kyle!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Kyle's baptism

Kyle is such a special boy. We love him and are so happy to see him take this step and be baptized. He is now officially a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!

Aunt Lisa gave an excellent talk on Baptism and his brother Braden gave a great talk on the Holy Ghost. It was precious hearing his little voice and seeing him say inspiring things to his brother!

 Megan has this plaque posted on her wall at her house and I loved it so much I used it as my theme when I bore my testimony.
I explained to Kyle that it is important to develop and magnify our talents...but making wise decisions (big or small) is even more important. If he is an all star wrestler, sings well or plays a musical instrument that is neat and important part of him. But all those things amount to little happiness if he decides not to serve a mission, marries outside the temple or isn't worthy to hold the Priesthood. Being baptized is the first step and all these steps will ultimately secure eternal peace and happiness inside him.  I presented Kyle with his own set of scriptures with his name on it. He was so excited to finally have his very own scriptures! 

Megan Griffiths and I sang the song "The Olive Tree" and it went well. Megan is a professional singer so it was thrilling to sing with her. Lisa always tells me the strait up truth and after the baptism she told me she was amazed at how well i did and how good we sounded. She had nothing bad to say which is a big deal to me. Ha, I must have sounded okay!

Shane did a great job with the baptism and confirmation.  I'm so grateful to be married to Shane.  Kyle looks up to Shane so much and it was special that his Dad baptized and confirmed him. We are so grateful for the Priesthood in our home! At the end the Bishop invited Shane to bear his testimony. It was a powerful testimony...The Relief Society room was packed and we felt a lot of support. Afterwards we had an assortment of desserts and juices. We won't forget this special day.

After the baptism we went to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, My Brothers Place, then to the mall and then home to watch the kids do skits. skits were Nephi and the brass plates, journey to the promise land and Abinadai and King Noah. We recorded all the skits!








This is a cool washable pillowcase you can color and sleep on.

Thank you all, KYLE was very appreciative and excited about these gifts!!