So, this is what I’m doing today. If you know what this is, then you know exactly what I’ve been up to all day. My kids really don’t like where I’m storing it though. Thankfully they have a VERY clean mother. Happy Tuesday,
I love this picture! Everyone looks “normal”. It speaks to me. It’s quaint, personal, private, like they are hidden from the world and it’s just them in this moment. I also love a new take on this story that Paul, GingerSnap and I discussed the other day. When Christ tells Martha that Mary has chosen… Read More Normal People
Today was Stake Conference. The kids and I left at 9:30 but we didn’t arrive in time to sit in the main chapel, so we got to sit in the Young Woman’s room. It was actually really nice. We had plenty of room, it wasn’t too warm, and I got to sit on a child’s… Read More Stake Conference April 2019
Today was an interesting day. I got to sit down with my youngest son and teach him how to correctly use a transaction register. He thought it was a place to record ALL the money you have, whether in your wallet or in the “savings” account. We have our children use these registers to help… Read More Teaching Money Management
Today I am busy at work planning, scheduling, arranging, and processing all that me and my family need and would like to do while we are visiting the United States this summer. It really is an EXHILARATING process to go through! I haven’t done this in 3 years, but I love it!! Every thought of… Read More Excitedly Planning!
I’ve been making some great progress on my quilt blocks! Basic Idea. Rough draft! Chose the fabric. Washed and ironed the fabric. Played around with ideas. Started cutting. No turning back! Started ironing! Exciting! Started sewing! Oh boy! Learning curve here we come! Double learning curve, but found success! This has been a super cute… Read More Making Progress!
Truth moment – I am TERRIBLE at holidays, birthdays and special occasions. I stress out, get overwhelmed, and then if the littlest negativity is spoken, I get my feelings hurt. 🥺😫 It’s terrible! But I pushed on this year because I know that these moments matter. They can create lasting memories, as well as (and… Read More Easter Lesson 2019
It has been an emotionally and spiritually fulfilling week. I’ll post all about it tomorrow. But for now, I want to end our AMAZING celebration of Christ’s triumphant resurrection with what we did tonight for Family Activity Night. We are still trying to get the hang of encompassing the new “Come Follow Me” curriculum’s FHE… Read More Easter Ending – 2019
Our family had a fun day today, preparing for the JAS to come over (aka – the Young Single Adults from our Branch). We prepared many things for them to do: swimming, ping-pong, frisbee, bocce ball, Wii Just Dance, and decorating Easter cookies, all while having a BBQ (parrillada). But of all the things that… Read More Easter Saturday with the JAS – 2019
Today we reserved just for our family. While the rest of Costa Rica was celebrating “Good Friday,” our family took a road trip . . . to see the gorgeous Orosi Valley . . . and Tapanti National Park. Thank heavens we are residents! It only cost us 800 colones each (around 1.33 per person)… Read More Easter Family Day 2019