Monday, September 28, 2009

Everyone beware!!!

Today was a monumentous day in our household! In exactly 6 month from today we will have a 16 year old. So that meant that today Baxter passed the written test and has received his temps. He has to have them for 6 months before he can get his official license. He drove home from the DMV. He actually had to make a left turn on to a very busy road! I only had a very small heart attack on the way home! For the next 6 months he will be taken out by his driver ed teacher and will practice and be taught everything that he needs to know.

I really can't believe that I am that old!!! Where did the time go it seems like we just left provo! In 2 years we will have driver #2. Wait that means in 3 1/2 years Baxter will be on his mission. I don't want to think about that!!!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday is a Special Day!

As the song says it is the day to get ready for Sunday. Our saturdays are so hectic it seems like we are just trying to catch up on everything that we missed doing during the week. I never have time to think about getting ready for Sunday! Sometime it does happen around 11 which then will include some sort of run to Woodman's to get something that we happened to forget during the day!

What do you all think about Saturday and are you able to get ready for Sunday!! Please shared how!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Very Productive Day!!!

After seminary and getting the kids off to school I started making salsa. The house smells yummy! It is always a great sight to see all of the jars! This is one of Baxter's creative camera taking shots!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lehi's Dream

In seminary today we talked about Lehi's dream. I put out a bunch of random things and barbies and gave each of them a scripture and they had to come up with that scene using what they could find. It was fun!

This is Danejah with Lehi and an angel talking to him leading him to the Tree.
This was Baxter's interpretation of the iron rod and the straight and narrow path.
Chris and the multitude of people on the path before they fell away.
This was after the mist of darkness (wind breaker) over took the people and they fell away.
This is Noah and the great and spacious building!

After we were done I passed out candy to a few of the kids and asked them to describe what it tasted like. Then I gave them the choice to share or not. Being the good kids that they are they all shared. It was a great morning!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Seminary Rocks!!!

If any one has been reading my facebook will know that I am into week three of Seminary. Last May when I was called by the bishop after complaining about not winning the seminary bowl to be seminary teacher. I have had all summer to get use to the idea and sleep in. Because now that school has started I am up by 5:30 every morning. Believe it or not I am loving it.

It has been hard to admit that because I love to complain about how much I hate getting up in the morning. As some people know I don't even answer the phone before 9 on non school days! I am the first to admit that getting up has not been easy as I am usually plagued by migraines. I have only had one this week and it was nocked out pretty fast by excedrine!

I think part of the joy is that I have the best kids in the world! I am sure as the year goes on they will become more tired and not participate as much but I will just enjoy what they are now! They all pretty much stay awake and participate.

Fridays have been a blast! We have been working on Scripture Mastery on Friday. They definitely perk up! Especially when the candy comes out!!!

I also have enjoyed the daily scripture study that I have had! I am learning right along with the kids. I only went to one year of seminary and it was Old Testament. So studying the BOM has been wonderful! I am sure Brian is getting tired of listening to all of the discoveries I am making which I am sure he learned in Seminary. But he has been patient and acted interested!!!

I better be off to finish preparing my lesson!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chloe's Sunshine Playground!

My niece is raising money to build a playground for her wonderful daughter and other kids in her town in need of a special type of playground. Check out the site above and see if there is anyway you can help. Starting in October there will be a digital scrapbooking kit that can be bought and the proceeds will go to building the playground!!
How can you say no to that face???