Friday, November 30, 2007

The Spirit of Christmas

Last night I attended and participated in our Relief Society's Christmas dinner and Program. We planned to have it as an intro to Christmas and help the women remember what Christmas is all about. My husband and I put together a slideshow presentation and the whole programs was a miracle. I know my heart was touched and the Holy Ghost filled me with love and a desire to share the joy of Christmas. I know that Jesus was born in Bethlehem and that he is the Son of God. He showed us the way that we can return and live with Him and our Father in Heaven. Because of Christ we have hope in a world of trouble. We have love for all mankind, even in a world of hate. We have happiness, even in the midst of despair. Through Christ all things are possible! That is just a little bit of the joy I feel in this season we celebrate Christmas.
Joy to the world, the Lord is come; let earth receive her King!

Here is the slideshow:

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Texan Christmas Lights

We drove around this evening looking at Christmas lights and had a laugh at all the funny Texan things that we saw! These longhorns are just like ones we saw in some one's yard! I thought they were reindeer at first and then I saw the horns... We also saw cactus and funny "y'all" phrases. I just love laughing at all this Texas stuff that comes out this time of year. Gotta love the Texan pride!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

A New Week

I was very happy to be done with last week. I was in charge of teaching Preschool this week in the group I am with. We had fun, but I am happy to have it done! Yeah! We learned about Pilgrims on Tuesday, and Indians on Thursday. They really enjoyed making Indian headbands. Hopefully they learned a little history, at least that there were Pilgrims and Indians.

On to Thanksgiving! I took the children to a Primary activity at the church on Saturday and they had fun learning about being Thankful at "Camp Thankful". I was reminded that I need to work on being more thankful for all the blessings I have. Here is a little list of things I am thankful for:

I am thankful for....

-My wonderful husband.

-My sweet children.

-The family and friends that are near and far.

-Our home.

-Being able to teach at church. I learn so much when I teach.

-Scriptures and how I can learn something new each time I read them.

-Church and the people that surround me there. Without it I would feel empty.

-The beauties of nature and animals.

-The health that my family has had, no serious conditions to worry about so far.

-and so many other things.

I know I need to work on slowing down to see those blessing in my life. I taught my class at church today and was filled with a love for the greatest blessing in my life, that of the gospel of the Christ. Because of my knowledge I know who I am (and am still discovering my potential), I know what I can acheive, I know that we are all children of God and can be like him if we follow his son, Jesus Christ. Because of Jesus Christ, we can be sealed to our families and lived together with them and with our Father in Heaven. I wish everyone could feel the joy I feel in these things, it fills my life with happiness. That isn't to say I don't have hard times, but I can endure and be lifted and helped through those hard times. (even if I am unaware)

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Reading Time

This is David and his very good friend reading together. I love when the children sit down and reading the stories to themselves and watch their imagination tell what is happening. They can create and do so many things with their imagination. Sometimes David will be having a conversation all by himself and I will peek to see what he is doing and he will be sitting their having his fingers talk to each other.
One morning while I was getting ready, David was sitting in my closet talking. I looked over to see one foot up on the wall and the other foot saying, "That's too high, you better come down." The other foot answering saying, "Okay, I will come down." I love seeing him use his imagination. Now I just need to work on getting him to enjoy playing outside in the backyard with his imagination and then he will be in a world of his own. Being a very white skinned person, I haven't really enjoying being outside a whole lot (at least as I have grown older). The sun always seems to burn my skin. I have a hard time getting all of us outside to play, and David won't really play outside unless I am right there next to him... Although, I think as Rebecca gets old enough, they play a lot more together. Rebecca will laugh so hard, and she has quite the laugh, when David plays with her.
Children are such a joy.

Friday, November 2, 2007


Our Halloween celebrations started on Saturday. Our church had a Halloween party at the park, then a trunk-or-treat.

Clark and the children had fun going on a cake walk, and having a picnic dinner. Then on Halloween we had a Preschool party and the children had so much fun making pictures, playing games, and getting prizes. David really liked going trick-or-treating. We decided to take them for the memories. They were so cute saying "thank you" and "Happy Halloween"! I think it made others happy as well. I can only say, I am happy this week is all done, it has been a busy week! On to November!