Sunday, May 31, 2009

Spring Pictures

We really need an updated family picture (one with John in it). Here are a few we tried up at the campus gardens. It's tough to get little ones to make a good expression when they are staring at a tripod, but some of them turned out ok.

New, Favorite Pastime

We have finally found something fun to do on Saturdays that everyone in the family enjoys!! Geocaching! It started as any other Saturday: "What are we going to do after the jobs are done today?" Kids wanting to stay at home and play outside with friends all day and parents wanting to get away. We decided to make it one of our "Surprise field trips" (in other words Mom and Dad get to decide where we are going and we get there without whining). We rented a GPS unit from campus and set out on our way. There was a list of several geocaching spots in Swan Valley so we decided to go there. We were unsuccessful at finding the first cache and we heard some whining in the process. But were able to find the cache at the second location and the kids were hooked. They wanted keep going on more "treasure hunts". It made for a very enjoyable day and we ended it all with a famous square ice cream cone.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm so grateful for . . .

Today I am so grateful for the temple. Having one so close is a huge blessing. What a great opportunity we have to provide the ultimate service for someone else. Not to mention the profound peace I feel when I'm there. Like all is right in the world and that the things that aren't are only temporary.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Book Recommendation

I just finished, "Toss the Guilt and Catch the Joy" by Merrillee Boyack. Thanks to my sister-in-law for lending it to me. I'm ususally not a fan of self-help books but I thought she had so many really good insights. I would highly recommend it. I was able to see Sister Boyack at last year's Education Week and hope to see her again this year. She is such a good speaker.