Friday, June 22, 2012

Giggle Pigs

Giggle Pigs, the nickname for the cute guinea pigs that Clark came up with. His reason is that it makes us all giggle to hear the cute little piggies when they squeak, skitter, and chirp. How the children love these cuties, Patch and Shadow (but David wants them to have creative spellings of "Pach and Shado", which I just can't bring myself to do).

We have been dreaming of getting a little pet, but have not been able to see it happening.  Then suddenly someone was giving the whole package of two female guinea pigs and cage, etc., together and we jumped at it.  I think we will be a pet owning family from here on out.  There is something special about loving and taking care of something so innocent and pure. I love seeing my children care for them like they were their own babies.  We voted on what we wanted to change their names to, but we decided the names they had suited them just fine. 

Patch, lives up to her name with all her spots.

Shadow, lives up to her name being shy.
Rebecca has informed us that we are now a family of eight, and she is the proud big sister of two little sisters.  Our guinea pigs are now a part of our family.  I guess we need to find little cars seats for the giggle pigs for when we take trips as a family.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


We took a trip to the nearest temple and had a great family visit. The temple has become such an important part of our family. For those who would like to learn about our temples you can go here, which will let you find every temple that has been built and learn more about why we build temples.

The temple has been important to me throughout my life.  It has been a beacon of peace and perspective.  I have taken the example of my Grandparents and parents that we can draw closer to Christ and our Father in Heaven  when we enter the house of the Lord.  When I finally reached the age I could go to the temple I did so eagerly.  I know that as I continue to go to the temple it will help me keep Christ at the center of my life, and the life of my family.  I want my children to learn where they can go to draw closer to heaven, and that is in the House of the Lord.

During our last visit, our goal was to take pictures of our children so that they can have their very own picture of them at the temple.  These are the pictures we were able to take, and we have already hung them on their walls.  I loved hear and seeing their excitement that they wanted these pictures on their wall.  I know that having these pictures up will add more to the Spirit in our home.

I love to see the temple,


I'm going there some day,


To feel the Holy Spirit,

To listen and to pray.

For the temple is a house of God,

A place of love and beauty.


I'll prepare myself while I am young;


this is my sacred duty.
I love to see the temple,
I'll go inside someday.
I'll covenant with my Father;
I'll promise to obey.
For the temple is a holy place
where we are sealed together.
As a child of God, I've learned this truth:
A family is forever.
Every time our family sees the temple we like to sing this song.  I do love to see the temple, and I love what the temple stands for.