“Our homes are to be more than sanctuaries; they should also be places where God’s Spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns & peace dwells." ~ Thomas S. Monson

Monday, August 18, 2008

~1st Day of School

We are all happy school started! :)

Ashley(11th) & Kelsey(10th) are going to have fun in high school this year with dance/choir and Ashley driving. Garrett(6th) is excited to go to middle school with Austin(8th) and being involved with student council and show choir/sound wave for both of them!

Blake(1st) is our last one at elementary school...but he is in full day and he loves his teacher. She has known hime since he was born.

The kids always look forward to the blessings (I need one too :), goal setting, driving routine, etc to start off another new school year! Craig and I after dropping off the kids at the schools decided to go out to breakfast that lasted almost 3 hours! It was catch up time after a busy summer.
To finish off a great day (of signing many papers) we saw the "Emma & Joseph" movie playing at the theater. I couldn't tell who loved it the most. Craig was so emotional, I tried to keep mine under control since we knew everyone there and Blake said "I love you" over 50 times and kept smiling and hugging Craig and I. It was amazing and uplifting.

He played "Joseph" in the Nauvoo pageant last year and was "Hyrum" in the movie we saw tonight. The kids were excited to watch him again.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

~Dance Festival 2008

California Dreamin'
“You can have a good time. Of course you can! We want you to have fun. We want you to enjoy life…. We want you to be robust and cheerful, to sing and dance, to laugh and be happy” ~Gordon B. Hinckley After many months, weeks, days & hours of practice and driving it was all worth it! 12 stakes and over 3,000+ youth. The kids had a blast. It is an experience they said they will never forget and met many new friends.

It was emotional for us in the stands watching. They did a beautiful job and we are so proud of all of them. Ashley danced to a copuple Beach Boys songs, Kelsey danced to "Oye Como Va" & Austin danced to "Get'Cha Head in the Game".