I know this is old news by now, old news as in January 25th, but we get a temple in Payson! What makes this "old" news "new" again to me was a story I heard last weekend.
This is the DeHart's sod farm. Their daughter is a student of mine. The church called up the DeHarts and asked if they could buy their farm. The Deharts said, if you want the land to build a temple, you can have it for free.
My first reaction to hearing the story was, wow, you would probably be set for life with the money the church would pay for your land. When do they want to buy my dad's farm for a temple? I was really humbled and sheepish when I heard the DeHart's story because - if the Lord asks, you give. I have no doubt in my mind the family will be set for life for donating their land to the church. The Lord will take care of them for their sacrifice. And ultimately -- would you rather have the money as a blessing, or the blessings directly from the Lord? Of course if the Lord asks, you answer. Cool story, and good reminder of what is really important in life.
The biology teacher at the high school had his students make biology-related Valentines for their friends and teachers. I received a small pile. This one is my favorite. "To my future spouse, Ms. Baker: You are to my heart as athlete's foot is to my toes. You grow on me and grow on me until you finally take over everything." [On the back] Handcrafted with love from XXXXXX XXXXXXX. Another favorite: Ms. Baker every time I look at your maxilla I have to be resuscitated. :D