Stephenson Family Ties The Barn Burnt Down
And Now I See The Moon
There is a fundamental reason why we look at the sky with wonder
 and longing—for the same reason that we stand, hour after hour, 
gazing at the distant swell of the open ocean. There is something like
 an ancient wisdom, encoded and tucked away in our DNA, that 
knows its point of origin as surely as a salmonid knows its creek.
 Intellectually, we may not want to return there, but the genes know,
 and long for their origins—their home in the salty depths. But if the
 seas are our immediate source, the penultimate source is certainly the
 heavens… The spectacular truth is—and this is something that your
 DNA has known all along—the very atoms of your body—the iron, 
calcium, phosphorus, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and on and on—were
 initially forged in long-dead stars. This is why, when you stand outside
 under a moonless, country sky, you feel some ineffable tugging at 
your innards. We are star stuff. Keep looking up.
Jerry Waxman

A Few Good Things From This Week:
#1- being home in Sunny, Warm St George!
#2- Season 2 Episode 7 of Downton Abbey!!!  THE BEST!!!
#3- Meeting Beckham cheek to cheek before they left town for a visit north.
#4- Watching Lachlan open his belated birthday presents from Mimi and Popa, and playing a game together.
#5- Logan talking our ears off
#6- I can go days and days now not even thinking about Pepsi!  It  has arrived...I had serious doubts.
#7- My new shiny teapot, and Good Earth Sweet  Spicy tea!! yummmm!
#8- Reports of Benjamin sleeping well...for a newborn...which is a blessing for Anna and David
#9- Bridal showers...its always good to hear the 'best advise' for new couples...and re-evaluate your own.
#10- More bunny food sold each day!
#11- Josh and Stephen back on the basketball court!! Go BYU!!
#12- good books! Right now Im reading Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins.
#13- Breakfast with Joe
#14- New, functioning camera from Joe and Natalie...their phones suffice. Thank you!!
#15- surviving without tv...Dish...and better for it
#16- Reconnecting with my Young Women! Oh how I missed them!!
#17- Homemade Potato Soup from a dear friend. Yum!
#18- Pizza!!

Bummers For the Week
#1-Not fit enough to hike with the advanced group...4 weeks off killed me again!!
#2- change

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