Sarah + Tim

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New Young Women’s Value – Virtue December 7, 2008

new-young-women-value-virtueThe First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints recently announced a new value to the Young Women’s theme – virtue.  For the official letter dated November 28, 2008, click here.

From the official church website, ‘”Virtue is a pattern of thought and behavior based on high moral standards. It encompasses chastity and moral purity.” The time has come for the young women of the Church to lead the world in a return to virtue. This is the time to be pure and to qualify for the guidance of the Holy Ghost.’

The Young Women’s theme is recited by Latter-day Saint girls aged 12-18 each Sunday across the world.  Here is the updated version:

“We are daughters of our Heavenly Father who loves us, and we love Him.  We will stand as witnesses of God, at all times, and in all things, and in all places, as we strive to live the Young Women Values, which are:

Divine Nature
Individual Worth
Choice and Accountability
Good Works
Integrity and

We believe as we come to accept and act upon these values, we will be prepared to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the temple and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.”

For the official press release, visit


Easter Weekend March 23, 2008

Last night, Tim and I experienced the most authentic Chinese and Japanese food since being in Utah! Fortune Cookie restaurant is at 3728 W 13400 S Suite 107 in Riverton – 801-302-1366. OH MY GOSH, their food was incredible! Tim swears their shrimp and vegetable tempura was the best he’s ever had and for me – well, it felt like I was home again. Apparently they are originally from Hong Kong – it’s no wonder I love it so much! Might I recommend the shrimp and snow pea dish – their shrimp is absolutely perfect. Oh and another thing – I saw Chinese people dining there also – always a good sign.

sabrina.jpgWe left extremely full and satisfied, picked up Cadbury mini eggs in royal dark chocolate (though a big dark choc fan, I prefer the milk chocolate ones) and rented Sabrina with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond. If you haven’t seen it before, I highly recommend it. The tale of an ugly duckling, Sabrina spends a season in Paris and comes back transformed, turning her old world upside down. It’s one of Tim’s new favorite movies 🙂 and one of the best we’ve seen in a while.


We also read several accounts of the Savior’s crucifixion and subsequent resurrection in the New Testament last night. I also happened upon a brilliant General Conference talk by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve entitled Sunday Will Come about how the Resurrection blesses us individually. So happy Easter, everyone! May we always remember Him.