Thursday, April 29, 2010

For Grandma Kaneshiro:

Randomness of Labit life:

Dad's birthday...(we had Chantilly cake-not as good as Liliha Bakery but good enough).

Relief Society activity: L to R Esther, Abish, Mary, Coordinator, Emma Smith, and Marjorie Hinckley. ( my goodness Emma looks tall!)

Me at a soccer game...

Elijah's "Odyssey of the Mind " challenge. His group took second place and was invited to compete in Michigan.

My two slices of heaven...aren't they just angelic?
There you have it, Tomi...nothing too exciting...we miss you.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A few words from Elder L. Tom Perry :

I look around me and find some very definite signs of the decay that is beginning to occur. Corruption, crime, dishonesty, immorality, pollution, laziness, devotion only to special interests—these are signs that precede the fall of great civilizations. We see so much evidence of these signs before our eyes. Yet I realize the promise that has been given to us in this great land of America. I also remember the prophecies concerning our great responsibilities to preserve that which we have been blessed with by God. The Lord has promised to sustain the truth in this land.

Our commitment to America has been testified to by many, but I will point out to you special witnesses who have indicated our responsibilities to this land.

First from Brigham Young, second president of the Church: “Will the Constitution be destroyed? No: it will be held inviolate by this people; and, as Joseph Smith said, ‘The time will come when the destiny of this nation will hang upon a single thread. At that critical juncture, this people will step forth and save it from the threatened destruction.’ It will be so.” (Journal of Discourses, 7:15.)

Now another witness, John Taylor, third president of the Church: “When the people shall have torn to shreds the Constitution of the United States, the elders of Israel will be found holding it up to the nations of the earth, and proclaiming liberty and equal rights to all men, and extending the hand of fellowship to the oppressed of all nations.” (The Gospel Kingdom, Deseret Book Co., 1943, p. 219.) This is part of the program.

A final witness is from George Q. Cannon, former member of the First Presidency, who said that “the day will come when the Constitution and free government under it will be sustained and preserved by this people.” (JD, 23:104.)

Now, I declare to you that if we are not in the beginning stages of the fulfillment of this prophecy, we are at least in the stages where we are preparing for its fulfillment.

The date when this talk was given? Feb. 24, 1976

What stage are we at now?

One final thought from Elder Perry:

"Fifty-six men represented 2.5 million in 1776 to bring about a new nation that has literally blessed the whole world. That was one man to every 45,000. Today I’m calling on each of you to exert an influence over about 220 million people in this land. The odds are even better for you; the advantage is on your side. This is the time for you to be bold enough to stand up for what you believe, to let the world know that God still blesses this great land of America—if we will live righteously, according to that which he has commanded."

God’s Hand in the Founding of America

Adapted from an address delivered on February 24, 1976, at BYU

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Remember the dream?

I've been learning a bit about Martin Luther King Jr. lately.
I think he is a powerful reminder of the way to effect change.
Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. asked those who
believed his message to take the following pledge of nonviolence?

Pledge of Nonviolence

1. As you prepare to march meditate on the life and teachings of Jesus

2. Remember the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation - not victory.

3. Walk and talk in the manner of love; for God is love.

4. Pray daily to be used by God that all men and women might be free.

5. Sacrifice personal wishes that all might be free.

6. Observe with friend and foes the ordinary rules of courtesy.

7. Perform regular service for others and the world.

8. Refrain from violence of fist, tongue and heart.

9. Strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health.

10. Follow the directions of the movement leaders and of the captains on demonstrations.

Powerful. I'm incorporating them personally.

Not that I am a violent just sounds an awful lot like what Jesus taught.

It is the way we should live our everyday lives, whether we are expressing

a dissenting opinion, or participating in a demonstration...

( okay my everyday life does not include demonstrations, YET.)

My dad shared his favorite MLK quote:

"Though you hate us, we will love you,
and we will defeat you with our capacity to suffer."

History shows he was right.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Not the camping type?

Oh, I think you are.
Thank you Krsipy Kreme!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I'm ready for this.

"Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy..."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dear Family,

Question answered...Sorry Julio- Potential soccer coach-potential ID picture...

Dear Family,
Who is this man and why is he on my camera?
Just wondering.


Monday, April 12, 2010

I like this kid...

Last night for FHE we had the kids write down questions they had about the gospel or anything else that was on their mind and put them in a bowl.Then we randomly chose and tried to answer them. Needless to say, it was an open invitation for questions about ice cream, Darth Vader, and other such silliness. However, Will was not to be distracted (hard to believe I know-Will lives for silliness). He wrote some very thought provoking questions for a 7-year old. Foremost on his mind was, "Why would Heavenly Father put animals on the earth that can kill us?" and "Why won't Heavenly Father tell us when the second coming is?"
We had some great discussion.
Thanks Will.

Here is a P.S. that has nothing do do with this post. If you have ever had a baby and a husband, you must read this blog post!!! Laugh out loud funny.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Best performance so far this season...

Okay, so I am not really qualified to make this assertion as I have not watched a single entire episode this year. And yet I have absolutely no doubt that no one has come close to David's revisitation of "Imagine"... It was, again, beautiful; this time, in a 19 year-old, grown up kind of way.

So then...

Last night, we had to endure a pummeling of the Utah Blaze to see David perform a half-time show...I use the the term "show" loosely, as it was 2 songs and a very sweet rendition of "Happy Birthday" to his mom. Still yet, he was flawless--good times for all!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

April 9th, 2010

My day begins here:

And ends here:

Truly divine...

Monday, April 5, 2010


While Dad and Elijah attended the Priesthood session of conference...
we transformed those little white oval things into Easter treasure!!!!





Potential Golden Rod ingredients...(it's a Labit/Singer thing)

Should someone have taken a little more time with the sign? It was for the Easter Bunny after all. (Those carrots look awfully tasty too.)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

He Lives.

He Lives. Happy Easter.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


This is what I need.
I'm not joking.