Tuesday, July 19, 2016



Inspiration came during family study tonight: I blow bubbles while daddy reads and you enjoy the time more. 

What a sweetheart you are.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Costly Apparel

It was tough going for scripture study tonight.  Dad was getting a little tired of thenoise and insisted that girls go outside and run laps or do lots of jumping jacks.  When they completed that task and came back in , there was still a lot of hyper-ness and noise so he said if there was any more sounds, they had to go out and do more jumping jacks before we would continue with the scriptures.

Morning Glory had an inspiring idea and began to make something out of play-dough because that used her hands and didn't make any sound.  It was fun to see how she incorporated what we read about by making a figure wearing costly apparel and a figure of Nephihah, the new chief judge.  

Lady Slipper had fun with it too and even Starflower climbed onto the table to watch.  The girls decided we should do scriptures with play-dough every time because it actually helped them focus better on what we are reading.
Costly Apparel


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Fruitful Family Home Evenings

Dear Family,

Morning Glory helped us choose a quote to use from Elder Oaks' latest conference talk.  She also made the poster for us to put on the back of the front door.  We have used this quote as the theme for our last two Family Home  Evenings.

Last week we were able to go to Morning Glory's graduation and reflect on how fruitful her 7 years at her school have been.  She worked very hard and earned many awards including: "most improved" in choir, "Excellence" in math, and the High honor roll for her exceptional grades. She spent lots of time helping others as she was a teacher aid in violin and for second grade students.  She was a good friend to many, especially any she noticed sitting alone.  She especially loved orchestra. When we got back home, we enjoyed healthy cherry pie bars which Lady Slipper especially planned and helped prepare  (they are made with white sweet potato crust).

This week we took time to read a "for little friends" story from the Friend called "Marta's Garden" and then hunt for some hidden pictures of bananas, garden tools and other fruits and veggies.  (Starflower enjoyed tearing up an old magazine and then pointing out the pictures on the section she had torn). One of my favorite memories is when Lady Slipper happily explained that "by their fruits ye shall know them" means that we "eat lots of healthy stuff!" Then MG chose bananas as our treat.

Thanks all of you for lots of FHE memories,


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Written Words

Lady Slipper,

You wanted me to keep reading and reading and you wanted to write every word.  I am proud of you!!