Every family has problems and challenges. But successful families try to work together toward solutions instead of resorting to criticism and contention. They pray for each other, discuss, and give encouragement. Ezra Taft Benson

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Family Photo

This photo was taken while we were in Nauvoo in July. Though already outdated (missing Hannah who was yet unborn), it is a good likeness of our family. What fun we had. Sometimes, when life seems to become unnecessarily complicated, we long for a day gone by when a man's word was a contract, and faith was something to be lived by. In the Book of Mormon, four generations passed between the appearance of the Savior and the falling away of the youth due to lack of learning the things their ancestors experienced. About four generations have passed between the Saints experiences in Nauvoo and today. Many are falling away having never experienced the need for great trust in the Lord needed to leave their homes and life as they new it, to follow the prophet across the plains to an unknown desert. The experiences of the pageant are needed to help us remember, and learn.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Spencer's Artwork

For the past few years, Spencer has displayed a real streak of creativity. I'm not sure where this came from, but he can spend hours drawing, coloring, and creating artwork in various mediums. We thought we would share a few here. I also added a recent school paper he completed for writing; the fourth Article of Faith from memory. Enjoy!

Dad and Son as Boy Scouts

Monday, October 25, 2010

Grandma Ray Comes to Ohio

This summer Anna's grandma, Ethlyn Ray, flew from Mesa Arizona for the Hill's family reunion they were having in our area. They were kind enough to allow us to collect her from the airport. Of course Sister and Elder walker didn't miss a chance to see their aunt.