Tuesday, August 12, 2008

i hate homework...

...with a passion. Any suggestions on how to encourage a child who doesn't want to do their homework?

Seminary Olympics

On 8-8-08, we had an awesome lesson in seminary. We had Scripture Mastery Olympics. The kids were divided in to countries and they raced to find references. They played soccer, for each goal they earned points and read a scripture. They played basketball, I put lines on the floor and the farther away they made the shot, the more hints they earned. They threw a discus and they even got to shoot a velcro tipped dart gun at a felt target. It was so much fun, not one person slept!


Last night we had the opportunity to attend the baptism of a woman in her 80s. Oh my stars, she was the cutest thing I have ever seen. Her son joined the church 30 years ago and last year her daughter joined the church. Anyway, her grandsons have been working with her (and the missionaries.) Ben, who is about 23, was the one who baptized her and Brandon, who is about 21, was in the water also to help lift her up. It was so darling and the spirit was so sweet. What an amazing blessing for that family. It just goes to show you that it's never too late...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


It's official. I am a seminary teacher. The only drawback... Early Morning. 5:30 is awfully early to be excited (and dressed.) The first class nearly killed me. I'm hoping it gets easier - I can't see how it could get harder. My first lesson was the plan of salvation. I started off by having the kids draw the plan of salvation. This is what Kainalu (Ki-na-lu) drew. What a talented kid. I love the gospel!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Kids in School

My sweet boys started school this week and I LOVE IT! I am so not the mom that counts down the days until school gets out for the summer. Don't get me wrong, I love having my kids home. This summer was so much fun but... by the end we were all ready for the boys to get back to the books. And I have read 2 books since they started on Tuesday. What a great week!