Tuesday, April 29, 2014
|Grace and her daddy last weekend|
Monday is a pretty good day. The start of a new week. Jodie and I had a YW errand to do (we had to go to Costco to pick up the TREK poster for our building) so we made it a day and went to the movies first. We saw Draft Day, which I liked.
It's my carpool week so we had to pick up the kids on the way home.
It started raining yesterday around 3 30, and it's supposed to rain all week. This is a bummer because we missed riding and soccer. It was nice because we could go to Target all together for some things Hannah needed and then we had dinner at home and FHE before it was late.
For FHE we talked about Prayer.
I love this from the Bible Dictionary on prayer:
As soon as we learn the true relationship in which we stand toward God (namely, God is our Father, and we are His children), then at once prayer becomes natural and instinctive on our part (Matt. 7:7–11). Many of the so-called difficulties about prayer arise from forgetting this relationship. Prayer is the act by which the will of the Father and the will of the child are brought into correspondence with each other. The object of prayer is not to change the will of God but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is already willing to grant but that are made conditional on our asking for them. Blessings require some work or effort on our part before we can obtain them. Prayer is a form of work and is an appointed means for obtaining the highest of all blessings.
After I cleaned the kitchen while R & G walked the dogs and E and H did homework.
It was a movie kind of day for me, at night after we got Lu to bed we watched "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" which was cute.
gerbil update: Kristine died. This was epically tragic and now we are searching for replacement rodent.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
I am a poor photographer. I should have noticed the shadows on the girls faces. Still their smiles are beautiful!
We had a big meeting at church today to realign our ward boundaries. Our ward is now much smaller, and the Lexington Park ward grew. Change is always hard. We will miss worshiping weekly with many of our friends who are now in the other ward. We are growing though and I know this was down prayerfully and with much thought and consideration.
After church we had a belated Easter dinner at the Ray's. It was a lot of fun. We always enjoy getting together with our little LG families and spending some time together.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Also other news Clayton graduated from BYU today!! Yay Clayton! We're really proud of him and his hard work. They are moving to Niagra Falls NY this summer. Jenna graduates this summer. Busy, exciting times!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I decided to enjoy an island memory and make a Jamaican dinner. We had jerk chicken and rice and pineapple and bananas. It was very yummy!
Grace finally got her much longed for gerbils. Living with a future vet is a messy affair:) Welcome Kristine and Mercedes to the zoo.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
|Rob trying the wave rider|
We took a ton of pictures on our cruise, and all of them are so fun to look at but I chose just a few more to share. The ship was amazing. We loved all the activities available and the decor. I loved our room. Loved, loved the balcony and looking out at the stars and the water or watching the approach to an island destination or seeing something far away, like Miami or Cuba. We liked this ship so much better than the Carnival one we went on 5 years ago. We went to several shows and I really liked them all. They had a movie theater on board and showed movies on deck. There was ice skating, an ice show, a rock wall, a dance floor, shops and restaurants, a kids club, a spa, a work out room. There was literally something going on at all times.
|mini golf fun|
|the show on the last night|
|my talented BIL|
|what our faces looked like a lot of the time|
|the temple in Telum|
|me and Val|