Friday, August 26, 2016

Family Theme Posters



I have had a lot of people ask me about our family themes
 in connection with the Back to School Feast's that we have
at the beginning of each school year.
Here they are:
2000
"For courage to accept thy will, to listen and obey.
We love thee, Lord our hearts are full.
We'll walk thy choose way."  Details HERE
2008
"Be Prepared." Details HERE
2009
"Listen and obey." Details HERE
2010
"To learn with joy." Details HERE

2011
"But behold by small and simple things
are great things brought to pass." Details HERE
2012
"Remove any of your fear with faith, trust the power of God
to guide you. " Details HERE


2013
"Successful marriages and families are established and maintained
on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness,
respect, love, compassion, work,
and wholesome recreational activities."  Details HERE
2014
"Be strong, live the Gospel faithfully
even if others around you don't live it at all.
Defend your believes with courtesy and with compassion,
but defend them."  Details HERE
2015
"Go forth with love to tell the world the joy of families
that we may be with those we love thru all eternity.
Go forth to serve and do your best with no thought of
reward.  Then you shall know the boundless joy
of serving Christ, the Lord."  Details HERE
2016
"For The Lord God hath said that Inasmuch 
as ye shall keep my commandments ye shell proser
in the land"." Details HERE

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Three books a day.


I made a goal to read at least three books to Lottie each day 
while the other Little Nies are at school.
She picks the books and I read...even they are really stupid books.
Sometimes later in the day I will find her in the "Fox Hole" 
reading books to herself and to her dolls and animals.  
It's really cute.  She usually reads the same books
that we have read together that day.
She mimics me saying all the same phrases I say when I read to her.
Or she points to certain pictures and drawings
 that I point out when we are curled up on the couch.
I know these are the moments that I will remember when
 I am old and wishing I was a busy mother again.
I hope I am leaving loving impressions on her that will carry on 
when she becomes a mother with small children.
That will be my greatest joy and honor.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I can feel it in the air.


I am chatting today...would you join me?





I can feel it in the air.  Fall.
Mornings are chilly and in the evenings
I open the windows to let the cool breeze flow into Fox Hill.
The evenings poolside are becoming less frequent and that makes me sad, 
but the mountains are beginning to pop with color and that makes me so happy!
Today during lunch, Lottie and I discussed what
 she is going to be for Halloween...still undecided.

My body has been achy lately, and I think its because the weather is changing.
My fingers hurt and my skin feels tight.  
Sometimes I feel claustrophobic in my own skin, especially when
it feels so tight that it hurts to walk and move or even get out of bed.
Thank goodness for my children.
It's important that I am present in their lives which forces me to move so I can
care for them and their needs-- even when I don't think I can.
They encourage, inspire, and support me and 
they don't even know they are doing it.
So that works out pretty great.