Tuesday, July 24, 2012

28 Day Challenge

Months ago our friends had a Book of Mormon Challenge in their home.  They challenged their children ages 10,12, and 14 to read the book in just one month.   The said what a great experience it was for their family, and how it helped them each understand the story line of the Book of Mormon and come to know the people.  Since that time, I have been wanting to do this.  So, since our family will be together for the next 28 days, we have decided to do it.   (okay, I may have been the only one really wanting to do this.)  I do not remember things, most especially books and movies.  You could give me the same book over and over again, and although each time I would think it sounded somewhat familiar, I would read it again not knowing what would happen.  Needless to say, I am hoping I can really come familiar with the people and who they are, and what they did.  I am hoping by understanding the story line, I can, in the future focus more on the doctrine taught.  I hope my children will come to understand the parallels between a time we do not know, but  how they can learn from.  I hope they gain a testimony of the truthfulness of this book, and a love for the scriptures.  I am really looking forward to the next 28 days...it is not going to be easy, but I know great blessings can be had

Good things:
1.  challenges
2.  already knowing the Book of Mormon is true
3.  blessings

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Back Tracking...NOT back packing!

D was part of 6 v  6 soccer again this year.  He really loves that game!  He did great and improved throughout the season.  His team won the championship.  He is looking forward to more practicing with the hopes of making the high school team in the fall.(p.s. I stole this picture from facebook)

Also old news on D is becoming a teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood. Yes, my baby turned 14!  But I am still taller than he is...I suspect only until the end of the summer!  He is growing up to be a fine young man who is mostly considerate, thoughtful, funny, smart, and fun to be around.  He brings lots of humor to our family and we love him.

On the B newsfront, she went to state in pole vault, and triple jump.  She did not do as well as she had hoped, but we are proud of her anyway.  She ended 5th in triple, 8th in pole vault.  She had shin splints ALL season! The athletic trainer said the worst she had ever seen.  But she worked through them and never gave up!

And then there was...

Which included a party for friends and family to celebrate her accomplishment.

Then there was the actual graduation.  B got to introduce the speaker because she was a student body officer.  And her Dad presented her with her diploma!

And that brings us to June!

Good Things:
1.  Success and doing our best
2.  Family and friends to celebrate with
3.  Accomplishing our goals

Monday, July 2, 2012

Holy Cow!

What happened to June?  Yes, I am so behind, graduation, recitals, soccer, track, etc.  I have so much to post, but just keep saying I will do that later.  Nope, later is not here yet, so instead just:

Good Things:
1.  Swimming in the sunshine
2.  BBQ's
3.  peace