So on Tuesday night's when I run off to YW, mom invites Grandma and Grandpa Robinson over to work on genealogy. They have been doing a lot of research and are getting things ready to go to the temple. It is fun to see them every week and nice to know that I am loved. I have caught the bug too and hope to work more on our family line.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
A couple of weeks ago my dad blessed Clara. She was so cute and smiley which is usually not the case with her. I thought it was a great experience and I am hoping that it may inspire my brother to get back to church!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I have been crazy busy this week. I have been trying to get things bottled and canned and frozen and dehydrated. My garden is producing a ton of stuff so that just means no real free time for me. So far I have put up 19 quarts of pickles, with another 20 pounds soaking in ice water, 23 quarts of tomatoes.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Last night we had a great activity. We decided to challenge the girls to start the school year off with a Clean Slate. We talked about how the Anti Nephi-Lehi's buried their weapons and vowed never to pick them up again. They watched their family members be slaughtered by the Lamanites when they came again them to war. Some of those Lamanites were converted. We told the girls we wanted them to choose something that they are doing that they shouldn't be, or choose something they need to be doing that they are not doing right now. We wrote those "sins" down and burned them, to get rid of them. We then told them for the next month we will be focusing on getting rid of that bad habit or sin. We then made journals for the girls to monitor their progress. We also have 5 traveling journals going around that we want the girls to write words of encouragement in to inspire the other girls! It was a great activity.
This last weekend me and mom went to Washington DC to attend the Restoring Honor rally held by Glenn Beck. It was a fun, but quick trip. The rally was super uplifting and it was wonderful to meet so many nice people who agree that our country is heading in the wrong direction. We stayed downtown and the W hotel. It is right next door to the Federal Reserve. We walked over to the Lincoln Memorial and hung out until things got started. There were so many people there. It was totally amazing! There are some disputes as to how many people were there. Let me just tell you it was packed from the front of the Lincoln Memorial all the way filling the reflecting pool and the fields on the sides, the WWII memorial was full of people, back from there, the lawn in front of the Washington Memorial was full over the top of the mountain and spilling down the back side. There were a TON of people there.