Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
The kids also just love the way every thing looks all lit up. They HAVE to take turns plugging the lights in too. So far Jonas hasn't been to bad at messing with the tree, but we still have the whole rest of the month don't we! I'm excited for all the lights also, it' been a long time since we have taken the kids to see the temple lights and we're definitely going this year. I can't wait!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
As a mother I have been trying to instill good habits in my kids. Trying to do family prayer and scripture study. I have to admit that I’ve slacked on the scripture study, with Jody’s work schedule it’s been pretty scarce. I do make sure we have the night time family prayer and I’ve also been having my kids say their personal prayers before they go to bed. Sometimes I don’t have to even mention it and they will say their prayers on their own. And it’s so cute the things they say!
A couple of weeks ago Danielle Lila came home from Activity Days with a vinyl sticker that says “Don’t go to bed without your PJS”. It came along with a story and in the story a girl was going through some hard times. A young women leader of hers had told her “The solution to your problem is: “Don’t go to bed without your PJS.” Which means, Prayers, Journal and Scriptures. So Danielle Lila has decided to do the PJS thing and every night she says her prayers. Most nights she writes in her journal and reads her scriptures, it’s short but the habit is started. Of course the boys are too little to write in journals but they do say their prayers and I’m going to work harder on the scripture reading.
I tell you they are still a lot better at this stuff than I am. I just have never been good at setting this habit for myself, I don’t know why. I need to kick it up a notch though. If my kids can do it I should be able to! And I want to try to get going on the journal as well, once upon time I was good at that. I think I have two full journals somewhere. Anyways, we’ll just see how it goes!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
So I had a really good day yesterday. After getting the kids ready for school, it was picture day, and sending them off. After cleaning the house and getting the other two kids and myself ready, my most wonderful husband took over and I went to my cousin Tina’s to do some crafting. I was so excited, especially because I’ve had to cancel and reschedule a few times. We had a good time!
Now Tina and I have started a few projects and not finished or haven’t started because of the time needed. It’s funny because she pulled out one that we thought would take awhile and it only took about five minutes to finish! And although all my time was devoted to the Halloween banner that I started last year, I still did not get it done. It is still a work in progress. Tina did get two projects done so that is good.
Tina’s finished project
Later that night I was able to go to Relief Society where we had a lesson on breakfast foods, more crafting and then the actual “soul food”. It was great, you know the stuff “you” always need to hear. So I thought that I would share a few things that stuck out to me. We learned that when a person has a grateful heart, another person is able to actually able to feel of it as far as twelve feet away. Now once that heart is felt it is then synchronized and how much good is felt by that, and what an impact we can have on each other! A great scripture that was shared was Alma 41:14-15 “For that which ye do send out shall return unto you again….” I really liked this scripture and I do think that it is important that we do send out “Good Stuff”. Being a mother, I know that the things that I send out WILL have an impact on my family! Right now I am trying very hard to overcome some of my faults that I think will help with what I do send out. I am trying to be a more positive person, to speak a little kinder, and working on my housekeeping skills. Let’s just say some days are better than others.
It was a great night. And to top it all off I came home to a clean house (the smell of freshly moped kitchen floor), the kids in bed and laundry done! My husband is the best! Is it strange that these type of things can oddly put me in “the mood”? Well it does, he knows it and it works out for both of us! (will I get in trouble for this part on my blog?)
Oh and here is the “finished” product of the craft that I started at church. We learned how to make rolled flowers. I made two of the flowers at church and turned them into this great necklace with stuff that I had from home. It was a lot of fun and I love it!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I can't believe that my sweet little girl turned eight and was baptized this year. My how time flies. I always tell my kids to stay little as the picture to the right of my blog says. We got to go and pick our her dress for her baptism day. We went with Lala, Elise, and Grandma Bea. We had a lot of fun trying dresses on, and of course she looked beautiful all in white. We finished the evening with a little celebration with some family at my Tio Michaels house and had a little party that included making our own pizzas and enjoying cupcakes. Happy Birthday Danielle Lila! I love my sweet, sweet girl!!!
Danielle's brothers and cousins watching as she opens presents.
Danielle wanted a hex bug for her birthday
Popsicles with the cousins
Danielle Lila enjoying the process of trying on dresses.
This is the one!
Making pizza with Tia Sandra
Daesha and Danielle Lila's butterfly pizza
The Butterfly pizza as a finished product. Almost too cool to eat!
We finished the night with some family
"Rockband" and of course my dad and Michael were by far the most talented! They're musical genius'.