Oops! I had no intention of letting so much time slip away before writing again. In fact I had resolved to do better at blogging like I used to. Anyway, some things since I last wrote…
This little exchange took place the other day and simply cracked me up:
Paul to Emily as she brushed her hair: “You are beautiful.”
Emily to Paul: “I know, Dad.”
Paul to Emily: “And very humble too aren’t you?”
Emily: “No. I don’t know what that means.”
A few pictures from Easter time that I hadn’t posted. One of our traditions is to make our own easter baskets. Anything goes from crazy contraptions to the simple basket. Though we usually try to see how creatively crazy we can get. 🙂
Elizabeth created a moss covered log with flowers growing out of it.
Dorothy created a bunny rabbit. You could feed it by putting candy in the mouth. The candy would then fall down into the main part of the basket. It was quite fun.
Emily had created a vase of flowers.
Jacob had fun sticking stickers all over his basket.
James shared his basket with mama – which I didn’t get a photo of. However here is a photo of the smiley little tyke taken just this morning…
We have discovered “Scripture Scouts”. They are musical story adventures of the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, and Articles of Faith. They are soooo much fun. A friend told us about them and played part of one for us. The kids were so upset when we turned it off that I decided to look into them. We got the Book of Mormon set (3 CD for $15) on Friday and the kids have listened to nearly nothing else. Night and day they ask for Scripture Scouts. They sing along and are learning some neat things about the Book of Mormon. They also love dancing to them. We hope to eventually add the Old and New Testament to our collection. 🙂
We also watched conference this last weekend and enjoyed it so much. I loved President Monson’s talks as well as his councelors. I really enjoyed Elder Ballard’s talk to mothers. I really needed that and I can’t wait to read it again, along with the others.
Last of all I don’t know that I mentioned that my parents are going on a third mission and have their mission call already. They are returning to the mission where they are now – Tampa Florida Mission, which they are very excited about. They will serve for another 18+ months. We are so excited for them, and we are excited to see them this summer. As Florida is a bit far for us to travel to on our budget, the kids haven’t seen their grandparents in close to 2 years, so everyone is excited to see them in July and for them to get to meet James. We also found out that my brother in Vermont is going to be coming as far as Utah this summer, so we will be heading out there at the same time. It has been 9 years since I have been able to see him and his family in person and we are so excited. We will get to have a big family reunion, if everything works out right all of my brothers and sisters will be able to get down there at the same time – the first time that we will have been together in nearly 10 years! I am so excited! Yay! Yay! Yay!