So, tonight there was a Service Auction at the Crystal City Ward Relief Society here in beautiful, cold sleety, and rainy night Arlington, Virginia January 21, 2010 and we earned points to bid on items that others donated their service to. We earned points through various service points that were pre-printed on a piece of paper.That’s the paper and paddle I used to hold up to bid. Hey, I got 5 points for each kid I have! Sweet! That was an easy 20! (makes me wish I had 4 more kids or the 9 kids Valeria Saunders has)! There were also 41 other ways to gain points to use in the auction. I got 10 points just for saying “I love you” to your father, and 5 points for talking on the phone with Connie earlier today. Anyway. my grand total of service points was 297 and there were 50 various items or services to bid on. By far, the item I had my eye on the most was this beautiful skirt for Clara (size 12 months), and that is the item I bought! Other ladies bid on it, but I wasn’t going to lose it to them, so I spent my wad!!!! Lucky Clara! Grandma can’t wait to come visit later this year and watch her toddle around in it! Of course, before now and then, there will have to surely be matching shoes, and top, and hair bow, etc! The lesson from this post to one and all is that God rewards the good deed doers, and go hug someone today—It’s National Hugging Day! Don’t let the opportunity skirt by ! (I crack myself up)! Sending out this hug for all! Love, Honey, Mother, Grandma Nelson, Momma Nelson and anything else you want to call me (as long as it is good)!