Monday, September 29, 2014


My oldest son had eye muscle surgery on both of his eyes a couple of weeks ago.  I was quite nervous about it, but things went really well and he is doing great now.  I also was combating a cold around the same time so I am trying to get myself back on top of life in general.  I realized I haven't posted on this blog for a while and I would like to post at least weekly. 

Here is a quote from Thomas S. Monson.  I made a printable you can download here.  It is hanging up next to our kindness quote. So often I find a quote that I think will be helpful to my kids and as I start pondering about it I realize that I need those words probably much more than my children.
Here is a picture of my little (but not so little anymore) trooper just before his eye surgery.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Our two oldest boys started a new school year not too long ago.  The night before the first day of school we gathered together so that their dad could give them each a Father's Blessing.  It is a special opportunity and I am grateful for it.  My husband said that within seconds of placing his hands on my oldest son's head, he noticed that my son's head increased in temperature.  It made me curious thinking about maybe when he feels the spirit he will always have his body temperature rise.  The Holy Ghost works in different ways for different people so maybe. 

Soon after school begin I noticed how awful everyone was treating each other after school.  I decided that we needed to remember to show kindness to everyone especially our family members so I found this quote, made a printable on photoshop elements, and hung it up. We talked about it as a family and have been working on being kinder to each other.  
Some days we do really well and others not so well, but I think having this quote hanging up for the kids to look at helps.  I know it at least helps me to remember to be kinder to my children.  No matter how tired, stressed, sick, or sad we feel we should always try to be kind.  It is definitely something I need to remember.