Monday, March 29, 2010

mTwin Size Box Spring

I have a twin size box spring that I am no longer in need of. It is in good condion. Free to whomever would like it.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tour de Cure

I am riding with my family in the Tour de Cure in efforts to find a cure for diabetes. Help me make my goal of raising $150 for the American Diabetes Association.

Click on then click the donate option and type in my name in the find rider box. Any amount helps! Thanks!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tour de Cure

My brother has diabetes and my family has joined a team to ride for diabetes this June. It is a 25 mile bike, and I have to raise $150 for the Diabetes Association. I will have a link to the site running by tomorrow evening, so if anyone would like to donate I would appreciate it! :) I will put a link on the blog tomorrow night and also on my personal blog and facebook page. All donations go directly to the American Diabetes Association. Thanks! Hollie

Friday, March 19, 2010


Just a reminder that Vincent Miller has organize a job fair at the Stake Center tomorrow (Saturday) as part of his Eagle project. There are many companies that will be there to provide information to those who might be looking for work or looking to change employment. I know he has worked hard to organize this great event...spread the word! I am not certain of the time but I am assumming is starts at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Unsteady: What Every Parent Absolutely Must Know About Teenage Romance
This is a book I highly recommend to parents of teenagers about teenage romance and dating - and is especially applicable to an LDS culture.

Grape vine

I am digging up a green concord grape vine in the next couple of days.  If you want it, let me know.-Traci

Monday, March 15, 2010

Free Enfamil

I received a coupon at Smith's the other day for Buy One Get One free on Enfamil Restfull formula. It says good for any size powder up to $13.85. Call me if you want it. -Kelly

Saturday, March 6, 2010

"Mash" Fans

I have the Mash- Martinis and Medicine Collection. Its all eleven seasons, plus the movie. It comes in a collector box. It is missing Disc one of season 4. Its sells brand new from $130 to $200 dollars. We happen to have two sets of this collection so are selling one of them. If anyone wants it, we are selling it for $25. Call Michele Reich or email me at

Friday, March 5, 2010

Typer Writer...

Does anyone have access tpypwriter that I could borrow the first week in June? My sister is getting married and they wanted to have typewriters at their reception for people to type them a note for their guest book. Let me know if you have one or know someone who would let us borrow one! Thanks.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Letter from Mission President in Chile...

Hey ladies, this letter is from the wife of the mission president in the Chile Santiago East mission. My brother served in this mission and it was forwarded to my mom. I thought it was neat so I wanted to pass it along. It is a bit long but well worth reading if you have time!

"Dear Everyone,

"I am writing to let you all know how very grateful we are for your prayers, concern, and love. Please keep praying! We need
the Lord's help and guidance in order to do all He would have us do to learn what He would have us learn from this earth
quake tragedy, and to minister in the way He would have us minister. During the past few days, we have witnessed many
events which serve to remind us that the Lord is in charge and that as missionaries and members of His church, The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are performing His work, and as President Monson teaches, "When we are on the Lord's
errand, we are entitled to His help." I want to share with you a few miracles that will help you to understand our profound
feelings of gratitude.

"When we were set apart for this calling, Elder Scott of the counsel of the twelve apostles taught us many important lessons.
He spoke from personal experience when he was a Mission President in Argentina. One message that he shared with us is this:
"At times, during your mission, you will be awakened in the middle of the night or the early morning hours with thoughts of
specific things you should do for certain missionaries. Do not ignore these thoughts. They are promptings from the Holy Ghost
who will communicate with you in the stillness of the night or the peace of the early morning hours. He will speak to you then
because that is when you are still enough to hear." Elder Scott further instructed us to keep a notebook beside our bed so that
we could record these precious promptings. He said that by the next morning, we would be likely to forget the promptings if we
didn't write them down.

"We have been astonished at the fulfillment of Elder Scott's prophetic words. We have received many promptings in the exact
manner that Elder Scott described. We are so thankful that Elder Scott taught us how to recognize and act upon these
precious promptings. Had he not taught us, we may not have given these promptings the attention they require.

"Nearly two and one half weeks ago, I was awakened at around 4:00 AM by just such a prompting. I did not hear a voice, but
the thought was as clear as if it had been in the form of spoken words: "There is going to be an earthquake. Prepare your
missionaries." I sat up in bed and immediately remembered Elder Scott's counsel. That morning I told Larry what had
happened. He immediately set to work organizing our missionaries to prepare for an earthquake.

"In talking with our office missionaries to arrange for them to put together a list of everything we would need to
both Spanish and English...we discovered that the Lord had also let two of our office missionaries know of the possibility of an
earthquake (in the form of dreams) and the need to prepare our mission. We set a goal and arranged our schedule so that we
could visit every apartment in the mission to check for safety and to review with our missionaries what to do in case of an
earth quake. What a wonderful experience we have had as we have met with them and shared scriptures with them about
being spiritually and physically prepared. "...if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear" (D&C 38:30). We instructed every missionary
to have a "go-bag" (36 hour kit). We reviewed our emergency action plan with them of where to go and what to do if they had
phone service and in case they did not. We gave everyone a paper with all instructions in English and Spanish, and !
we reminded them that "this life is the time to prepare to meet God" (Alma 34:32-34). We shared with them our thoughts
and feelings about the need for spiritual and physical safety. Some of them became frightened and asked us if we knew
something they didn't know. We smiled and repeated "...if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." We didn't want to unduly alarm
them, but we did want to impress upon them the need to be prepared. We tearfully reminded them of our recent transfer
conference where we had shared our feelings about our dear Elder McKay Burrows who was unexpectedly called home in
January while serving his mission in he was prepared in every way to meet God. We reissued our challenge to
"be prepared" in every way. Then we knelt with them in their apartment and dedicated each apartment, asking for a blessing
of safety and security to be upon every apartment.

"When the earthquake came, we were prepared. We did not experience the panic that many felt. We knew we were prepared.
Because of the words of the Lord's chosen Apostle, Elder Scott, we had listened and heeded the quiet, but clear promptings of
the Holy Ghost. We were blessed with peace in the midst of chaos. We learned an important lesson: our preparation helped us
to avoid panic and fear, but the Lord, in His wisdom, allowed us to experience enough discomfort to know that He has all
power. He is in charge. We are nothing without Him. We are dependent upon Him for every breath we take. Only He can save
us from death and destruction. He is the way, the truth, and the life. He is our perfect example. If we follow Him, we will be
saved through obedience to the laws and ordinances of His Gospel.

As the earthquake became more violent, the mission home groaned and wailed. The power died, so the whole city was black.
The windows made a hideous screeching sound, and flying objects banged against swaying walls. The printer/fax machine,
books, book ends, and fifty-pound television burst from the entertainment center and crashed to the floor, cabinets emptied,
drawers flew open, the refrigerator moved, water sloshed out of the toilets, the floor jolted up and down as we ran across it
trying to hold onto the walls to keep from falling down, and the piano toppled over like a small toy. As we made our way to the
back yard, I remember thinking, "God is all-powerful. He is our only refuge from this horrible mess." I prayed and prayed for
Him to still the earth. When we reached the back yard, we watched in terror. By the light of the moon we could see the
swimming pool water form giant waves and crash out onto the rocks. House and car alarms screamed into the night...some
from b!
eing crushed by falling debris and others I guess from the bizarre movement of the earth. I am not sure if the intense
rumbling sounds came from the earth itself or from everything else that was shaking so violently. Finally, it stopped. When the
calm came, we had to sit down because our legs were weak and unstable. My legs stayed wobbly all day and night yesterday.
Today the muscles in my legs hurt like I ran a marathon. The aftershocks have been extremely unsettling. Each one begins
like the one last night started. We just close our eyes and wait to see if it escalates or dies down. I have never experienced
anything like this!

We were awakened this morning by a very strong after shock. Larry jumped out of bed and yelled, "Welcome to another
glorious day in Chile!" We just had to laugh. We moved a mattress into the floor in our bedroom and made Landon sleep in our
room. He was in his room with the door locked the night before and we couldn't wake him up. He never locks his door, but he
was playing a joke on Larry because every morning Larry wakes him at 5:30 AM for seminary by tickling him unmercifully. So
Landon had decided to stop him. When we couldn't open his door, in the middle of the quake, we thought he was trapped, so
we screamed and banged. Landon thought that everything was falling off the walls because we were banging so hard on the
door. I think we scared him more than the earthquake did!

Today, we attended a strong ward where Larry was invited to speak. The entire chapel and beyond was filled. People were so
humble and so teachable. Larry taught the importance of doing the small things. He taught about Jesus Christ and the
opportunity we have to love one another and to share what we have with others. It was a great blessing for us to be with
these beautiful Chilean people. Some have lost their homes...or at least parts of their homes. But they are strong and they
want to serve the Lord. He taught of the scripture in Luke 21:11,13 which says, "and great earthquakes shall be in divers
places...and it shall turn to you for a testimony." He also welcomed the sweet young woman who was in the congregation with
the missionaries...her first time attending church...and then he invited her to be baptized from the pulpit. He asked her to
please invite us to her baptism, and she said, "I will." The Lord always knows what His people need. Landon was reading in
Alma 15:17!
today. He said, Mom listen to this. This is what is happening here in Chile just like in happened in Ammonihah. The people
were humbled and "checked as to the pride of their hearts and began to humble themselves before God, watching and praying
continually that they might be delivered from Satan, and from death, and from destruction."

Our hearts are filled to the brim with gratitude for all of the blessings we have received in the Chile Santiago East Mission. We
see miracles every day. In the midst of great pain and suffering, we can always find our Savior. He stands with His arms open,
pleading for all of us to humble ourselves and come unto Him. He loves us. He invites us to accept His gift...the atonement. He
invites us to repent. He wants us to love one another and to serve one another. He wants us to bring our families and those
we love to Him. We can do it. We can do all that He asks, no matter how difficult it may seem. "With God all things are

OK, sorry this is so long. I will end now. We are having a devotional tomorrow for all of our missionaries to talk about the last
week of Christ's life in preparation for Easter. We want to remind our missionaries to teach and preach with increased vigor and
animo of Christ. Last Monday in our office meeting, Larry suddenly stopped in the middle, and said, "During the prayer, I had a
very strong impression that March 2010 is going to be our best baptizing month we have ever had in this mission." Now we
know why he received that feeling. We are going to prepare to bring many souls to the waters of baptism in March. Please
continue to pray for us and for the people of Chile. Please pray for the missionaries to have strength and courage to do all that
is being required of them, even in difficult times.

We are so thankful that the tsunami did not turn out badly in Hawaii. Who would ever think that an earthquake in Chile could
threaten the shores of Hawaii? Thankfully, the Lord is in charge. He is the one to whom we must turn for refuge from every
storm. He has the power to save us.

Con mucho amor,

President Larry and Sister Lisa Laycock

Monday, March 1, 2010

Spring has Sprung

Happy Spring Bullriver Neighbors!