Today is a BIG DAY!!! It is our last day living in “our dwelling.” I won’t say home because the last 5.42 years have taught me that home is not where you live but where you are meant to belong. I belong with my family, so wherever my family may go, that will be our… Read More Q-Day #112 – Haystack Cookies and What I Gained from Living in Costa Rica
I love this idea!!! I received it from LivingScriptures.com (an entertainment program we enjoy using as family). I had wanted to try to make gingerbread houses, but I didn’t want my kids to have even more sugar than they are already consuming. So when I saw this idea, it was an answer to my earnest… Read More Gingerbread Nativity Scenes
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
Today was just one of those “Mom Days”. You know the kind I’m talking about. You had a plan but at every turn, something else demanded your attention. Like helping my second oldest daughter face a yucky day, by helping her finally learn to make something she has been craving (rice pudding). But right as… Read More One of those days . . .
We had some special guests in our home tonight. Fran and Sarah! We sure do love these two ladies. We enjoyed a yummy, no carb or sugar dinner, and then we played a fun game of Scattergories. Curly Cook and Fran won by one point. GingerSnap and Sarah came in second, Joy Boy and I… Read More Family Activity Night
Yesterday was a good day! We had a special visitor call us via Google Hang-out. It was totally unexpected, but hoped for. (https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/missionaries-family-communication) Elder Whitchurch said he could have had more email time, but he decided to call us instead. Thank you! And, yes please! We had a fun time asking him questions we have… Read More New Changes Coming Our Way!
Today was a tough day for me. It was actually a tough week last week, and I don’t want it creeping into this week. Thankfully I have had a little help from my friends and family. I got a good morning text from my dear friend. I saw it right when I needed it most!… Read More Tough Day Made Better . . .
Oh how it makes my mother’s heart feel good to SEE my son’s face and be able to look into his eyes and know if he really is okay. Paul helped us figure out how to open Elder Whitchurch’s photos tonight as our “family activity.” I’m so grateful that my husband knows these things!! 😘🥰… Read More We FINALLY got photos!!!
I need a new goal. I just finished reading the Book of Mormon in under 11 weeks. To keep up with this goal, some days I would have to read up to an hour. That was tough but it taught me what endurance and commitment really means. With the goal now completed, I am looking… Read More New Goal, New Desire, and Sleepovers on the Trampoline