Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
May we all reflect on the Birth of the Savior at this Christmas season. He is why we celebrate this beautiful time of year. We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Then it was on to Belize City, Belize. We spent the day doing a lot of awesome shopping. I loved bargaining with the locals and getting a taste of the wonderful culture there.
From Belize we headed to the beautiful resort island of Cozumel, Mexico. There we spent the day a a great beach resort where we snorkeled, ate yummy food, did a little sun tanning and swimming in the pool. After spending most of our day at the beach we headed into town to do some more shopping. What a great time we all had at the beach enjoying the last of the swimming in the Caribbean Ocean.
Monday, November 24, 2008
They lived by example to all who knew them. They never shy'd away from service and was always willing to lend a helping had to those around them. They were true believers that when you were serving others you were in the service of God. I can not remember a time when someone was in need that they were not there to lend helping hand. They served faithfully in the church and touched many lives because of it.
They always made sure that they had time for their 5 daughters and supported us in all that we did. They made sure to be at all of our school and church activities and always put us first in thier lives. They made great sacrifices so that we could go on many wonderful vacations together and have lasting memories that bonded our family together.
They had a deep love for the temple and showed it by attending often and my dad was a faithful temple worker for over 13 years. It was such an honor for him to be able to serve every Tuesday night and always came home with a special spirit about him. Because of their great love of the temple and their willingness to teach us of its importance each of their daughters were married there. What a great tribute it was to them to know that we loved them and wanted to follow in their footsteps.
Their tesimony of Our Savior and His infinite atonement was unwavering. They not only beleived it but they applied it to there everyday lives. The had a deep rooted tetimony of the Book of Mormon and I can still seeing them reading and studyibng from that most sacred and true book. They followed the living prophet in all that they did in there lives. I am so grateful for their love of the gospel, their example of faith, hope and charity. I will always be grateful for the many things that they taught me.
I love them and miss them but know that I can live with them again because we are an eternal family. Iam grateful for my sisteres- Michele, Kristene, Cynthia, and Annette and for thier constent love and example to me. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Well it is that time of year again where the rival in the Neuenswander household heats up. The big game is this Saturday against the BYU Cougars and Utah Utes. As many of you know we are a house divided when it comes to who we cheer for.
Mark is a big Cougar fan. He has season tickets to all of the football games and enjoys attending with his parents and bothers and nephews. He thinks that the Cougars will win this year but I on the other hand have a different idea.
My loyalties lie with the Utah Utes and this year they are once again undefeated and in the running for a BCS bowl game. I am lucky to have season tickets there and am able to attend the games with three of my sisters and spouses. The best part about each of us having season tickets is that we are always have tickets to the big game. I am sure it is the Utes year and that they will win and once again head to a BCS bowl game.
We still get along and are still speaking by the end o the week. The winner has to treat the loser to dinner so as to soften the defeat just a little. We have alot of fun with it and both enjoy being at the game together even if we are cheering for the opposit team.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
We had such a great time spending time together and being able to enjoy the wonderful sights of our nations capital.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
With my sisters - Cynthia, Kristene, Annette, Michele & Myself.
Mark with our brother-in-laws, Doug, mark, Shawn, John & DeWayne
We were able to see may wonderful ruins. Some of them are El Balam, Coba, Tulum. Kohunlich, Xpujil, Calakmul, Balamku, Edzna, Uxmul, Mayapan, Chichen Itza and many more. We learned a great deal about the Mayan cultlural and how it relates to the Book of Mormon. It helped to strengthen my testimony of the Book of Mormon and the sacrifices that were made for the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus christ.
We also had some time to enjoy the beautiful beaches and cenote's. However, the first experience at the beasch was not the most favorite for me as I stepped on a sea urchin and had to have a little surgery preformed by my brother-in- law Shawn and my neice Rachel. They had to dig the sharp needles out of my foot. However, it did not spoil the trip or my ability to enjoy the Carribean Sea.
What a great experience it was to be able to enjoy the time with my family. It is truly a tribute to my parents to be able to spend time together as a family and to remember all that the taught us about making sure we stay close and to continue to make lasting memories together. I am grateful to them and the legacy they let. I am grateful to be an eternal family.