09 February 2011

i only have EYES for YOU

Tonight was my Relief Society's "Activity of Love".
We made valentines for our hubby's and some for others, had a spiritual message shared by one of the missionary couples serving in our ward on how to keep love always present in our homes, and decorated some sugar cookies. 
For some reason there was a pile of eyes and popsicle sticks, so instead of cards I made these haha. Our Relief Society Stake Presidency joined us, and they were so funny. They wanted to glue some eyes on their cards and write, "Keep your eyes glued on Me" and "No need to look anywhere else...too late already" hahaha, the older, the more hilarious you become!
Ya they look junk, but I had to take a picture because I ate them all up right after.
As we decorated, Sis. Brenley shared a message based around a quote from President Hinckley, "True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well being of ones companion.
Each Sunday a sister in our ward passes out a Relief Society handout with upcoming events, excerpts from our Visiting Teaching Message, yummy recipes...and the best quotes I've ever came across and I love saving  them all:
"I give counsel to husbands and wives. Pray for the love which allows you to see the good in your companion. Pray for the love that makes weaknesses and mistakes seem small. Pray for the love to make your companion's joy your own. Pray for the love to want to lessen the load and soften the sorrows of your companion." -Pres. Henry B. Eyring

"It is far more difficult to be of one heart and mind than to be physically one. This unity of heart and mind is manifest in sincere expressions of 'I appreciate you' and 'I am proud of you'. Such domestic harmony results from forgiving and forgetting, essential elements of a maturing marriage relationship. Someone has said the we 'should keep [our] eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterward'. True charity ought to begin in marriage, for it is a relationship that must be built everyday." -James E. Faust


  1. i wish we did Valentines activities for our Relief Society! that is so fun!! Yay for love day!!

  2. I love this activity ash.....thanks for sharing some inspirational thoughts too!

  3. Okay Ash, you got me. I'm going to go and bake some sugar cookies, and decorate them for Valentine's day too.:-) I really liked this post, and the counsel from our apostles! I guess I need to be more loving, and do something nice for Valentine's.

  4. Yeah seriously I wish that our R.S. did this too! Man reading your blog REALLY makes me miss Hawaii….

  5. love the quotes! i need to share one in my valentine's card.