Monday, August 29, 2016


Happy Monday.

On Sundays my parents always come to Fox Hill to have dinner
and spend the evening with us.
Last night when it started to get late we walked 
them to their car and said goodbye.
After they left, the Little Nies begged me to play a basketball game with them. 
(You know, I did play a little ball in high school
so I am pretty much really awesome).
Anyway, the game came to a sudden halt when Mr. Nielson challenged me 
to a hot and heavy game of speed--which I agreed to.
It then ended when I was totally beating him and he cheated, 
and then felt stupid, and then I laughed so hard that 
I wet my pants right in the driveway.

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:
"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
"Be Prepared." Details HERE
"Listen and obey." Details HERE
"To learn with joy." Details HERE

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

"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
"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
"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
"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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Have a wonderful weekend!  Spiritual Enlightenment:
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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.