Saturday, August 29, 2009

Trey's New Bow

Well Trey finally got his new bow for his birthday and his is so excited. His is shooting very well with it and actually hit several bulls eyes his first time out practicing. He is getting used to the trigger (not sure the correct terminology for archery and Jim's not home to ask) and loves to go shooting with Jim.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fall Ball

Well Fall Softball Season has started. During the spring ball season I would always slide face first, but last night I slide feet first. Never again. I would much rather spit rocks out than pluck them out from underneath my skin.
(Shortly after it happened)

(After it got cleaned up)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Matters (Week 2)

I have broken Monday Matters up into two areas one for the family and then one as a personal goal for me to work on. Well today since we just planted 7 trees outside in the yard. (Book recommended to plant a tree). I decided our Monday matters is to attack our play room and pass on the toy that were broken to the trash and those we out grew or no longer played with to the DI so other kids could enjoy them. Our play room looks great and you can actually play in there now. YEA!
The Floor!

The Closet!

For my personal goal I am going to work on patience. It seemed I was short with Jim and the kids all weekend so today I am going to try and be better!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Great To Be Eight!

Well this year we (the primary presidency) decided to hold a "Its Great to be Eight" party for all those kids who have just turned eight (and not been baptized) or are going to turn eight so we introduce them to all the fun programs they get to be involved in and give them an introduction to baptism. I handmade the invitations so they would be a little more personalized and we had a lot of fun.

We decorated in the primary colors of red, blue, and yellow. Sister Edwards did a great job with these cookie vase center pieces (idea off

that each child got to take home with them. Then bishop gave a demonstration of his interview with them and the questions he will ask. We also had the achievement day leader and the scout leader come and talk about the fun things they do. Then 1st counselor talked about the gospel in action program, and we had someone talk on baptism and someone demonstrate the proper hand hold and bending your knees to be baptized. At the end we played a fun game. I made a 12x12 scrapbook page for each of the kids with their pictures on it and 8 facts about them.

We had some balloons with a number attached to it and they would each get a balloon and we would ask them a question and then they would have to answer which one of the kids that question related to than sit on the balloon to see if they were right. It was a fun way to end a great night. We finished up with some cupcakes (I got finished just in time thanks to some help from Tiff but I must say they turned out great)and ice cream.

The kids also got to keep a little bag with a picture of Jesus surrounded by the children to help remind them how much Jesus love us. I think the night was a great success and the kids and their families seemed to really enjoy it.

Lisa Woodland tagged me awhile ago and since it went along with the 8 theme I stuck it in here.

8 things to look forward to:
1. Eternal life and seeing those who have passed on again.
2. Being a mom -I love both the joys and hardships that come along with it.
3. Being a wife. I love my husband and look forward to each new day with him.
5. Taking classes to continue to learn and grow.
6. Spending time with my family and friends.
7. A Good Book - I recommend "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins(Believe it or not I am hooked on reading now if I can just get the running bug I will be set)
8. Camping with the family. What can I say we love the outdoor and camping.
(What no scrapbook??? I have got to get my priorities in order!!!!

8 things I did this Weekend
1. Coached a soccer game
2. Went to church
3. Worked on Invitations for Its Great to be 8 Program
4. Watched a movie with the family
5. Cleaned up the house
6. Went out to eat
7. Visited a neighbor in Summit
8. Made Treys pinewood derby car

8 things I wish I could do.
1. Be more organized
2. Manage my time better
3. Keep a cleaner house
4. Take better pictures
5. Play the guitar
6. Enjoy running
7. Understand the scriptures better
8. Scrapbook more

8 TV shows I watch:
1. Grey's and a few Jazz games if I catch one on.

8 places I would travel

8 people I tag:
1. Mindi Frost
2. Wendy Higgs
3. Amy Carter
4. Tami Cole
5. Tiffani Schmidt
6. Jen Coy
7. Lisa Teeples
8. Anyone that wants to be tagged

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Matters - The List

Well I bought a book called "Every Monday Matters 52 Ways to make a difference" and since we already have FHE on Monday I though it would be a great idea to bring this in with it as well. So today is my first day of Monday Matters they want you to make a list of the things that matter most. Is that where you're spending most of your time?????? Time is a non-renewable resource. Once its gone its gone.
It just gets you thinking about what really matters and where your priorities should be. I swear it is so easy to get caught up in this fast paced world just going with the flow sometimes we need to just step back and say wait a minute what am I doing.

Here is my list of what matters most to me.
What Matters MOST!!!

* Family
* Faith
* Friends
* Health
* Career

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Primary Party

We had our Summit Primary Party and thank goodness for visitors! I think we ended up with 21 kids there. Which is a great turn out for our super small primary. We had a good time and the kids had a lot of fun. A big thanks to all who helped.