Thursday, June 23, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mom and Dad

Happy Birthday, Mom and Dad!!!  Wish I could have been with you to help celebrate!!! Thank you for your support and love through out the years.  You both mean the world to me! Happy Happy Birthday :) 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Family Reading Challenge

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Back in October/November 2015, we were challenged by the missionaries to read the Book of Mormon each night (chapter per night).  I am happy to report that on June 20th we completed the challenge with Moroni 10, the last chapter in the Book of Mormon. 
By reading the Book of Mormon each night, it became a positive habit that the kids and I looked forward to.  I am not sure how much they got out of it, but I know it changed their demeanor in a good way.
Thank you to Sister Evans and Sister Hair for the challenge. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Happy First Day of Summer

Now that it is officially SUMMER, lessons are just around the corner.
The kids have had a nice break since the beginning of May.  They will soon start lessons the first full week in July.  This break has lasted longer than usual as I wanted to try something different this year. The kids have noticed too!  In fact, they have been asking when they can start lessons!!!  I'm taking that as a good sign :)  The request for this year, from Nick and Sam, has been book reports and country reports.  They also know to expect more challenges this year as well. 

I am waiting for a few more things to come in the mail and then I can start planning our their days.

Stay tuned for what is in store for the 2016/2017 year...

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Scripture Sunday

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there...especially mine!!!  Love you, Daddy :)

Today in church, there were several scriptures to choose from and one of them is the following:

"The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together." ~ Romans 8:16-17

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Twelve Things I Enjoy about Summer

The following are the 12 things I have enjoyed/still enjoy about summer:


Cool Breezes

Picking Strawberries

Camping (enjoyed when I was much younger)

Playing in the Irrigation Water (enjoyed when I was much younger)

Sleepovers/Slumber Parties (enjoyed when I was much younger)

Roller Skating (enjoyed when I was much younger)

Riding Bikes

Sundance Outdoor Summer Theater productions - when I lived in Utah, every summer my family would go see the plays at Sundance, UT.  So much fun!

Spending time with Friends

Sleeping In -(obviously when I was much younger)

Going to the Drive-in Theaters