Monday, April 26, 2010

My Little Readers

The other day I told the kids to turn off the Wii (that they are addicted to) and get a book to read. Andrew and Sara both grabbed their books and started reading. I told Mac, "Mac, we're reading, go get your book." He ran and got a few books, sat in between them and started "reading". I thought it was so cute, just had to get a picture of it.
I like how Mac is trying to copy Andrew here- with his upside down book.

So, how have I seen the hand of God in my life? He's given me three cute, sweet, smart little kids. I know they aren't always that way, but most of the time they are. I sure love them. What would I do without them?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sunny Days

Ok- I've been slacking on the blog... sorry. Today, and the past week, I've been grateful for the sunshine. I'm grateful for a lot of other things too, but I really like the sunny weather and all the blossoms... mmm- isn't it nice? It's been nice going on walks and spending time outside. Sunday evening we decided to play croquet in our back yard. It makes me remember doing things like this as a family when I was younger. How blessed we are to have such a good family,a nice place to live, and the sunshine!
I got this picture just after Andy hit himself in the head with his mallet.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Break

For spring break we decided to go to St. George and spent a day in Vegas too. When I told Andrew that we might go to Las Vegas for a day, he was worried. He said, "Why would we go to sin city? Are we going to sin?" Somewhere he learned that Las Vegas is called sin city and has been concerned about my sister living there... He asked her on the phone one day, "Is there a church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints there?" So, we finally convinced him that there are lots of good people there and that there was lots of cool stuff to see too.

Anyway, we spent a lot of time with my family going to the park, having an Easter egg hunt, watching General Conference... My mom made a packet for the kids to help them listen better to the speakers. They actually listened and understood some of the talks. Good old Mom- she's such a good lady, and she LOVES her grandkids.

On Monday we went to Las Vegas. It was an eye-opening experience for the kids. I remember going to Vegas when I was a kid and was just shocked at all the lights, gambling, smoking... (I lead a pretty sheltered life). The kids were the same way, especially Andrew. By the end of the night the kids were complaining of their legs aching... being tired... (we did a lot of walking). So I asked them in the car some of the things we saw and did to remind them (and me) that we were having a good time. They began listing off what we did: saw the lions at MGM, the M&M store, Hard Rock Cafe, fountains at the Bellagio, Fremont street... As they were listing what we did Andrew said, "And we saw A LOT of sinning!"
It's amazing the contrast we had from one day to the next. One day we were listening to spiritual General Conference- and the next we were in worldly, downtown Las Vegas- Totally different feelings.
We sat at a table at Hard Rock Cafe with a cool touch screen computer with puzzles on it for the kids

So this week, I'm just grateful to be a member of the church. We are so blessed to have the knowledge that we do, and have that feeling of contentment and real happiness. It was fun to see Vegas and have the experience, but I think we had our fill of it for quite a while!