Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Musings

I volunteer at a type of homeless shelter once a week and it is a very humbling experience.  If you know me at all you know I'm a wanna-be Social Worker but never finished the schooling necessary.    So serving in the community is my way of helping that aspiration.

The other day we had a tender "Oliver" moment.  You know the scene where Oliver asks for more of whatever they served him and the caretakers are appalled that he would make such a request.   For those of us who have a heart ( and we all do) it breaks our heart because you know the poor boy is hungry.

Okay the "Oliver" moment.  We were serving lunch and a little boy came up and asked for another cookie (he had already had one).  The volunteer serving the cookies told the boy he could only have one...meaning the one he already had had.  

The boy looked at him and said "One?".  
"Only one."  The volunteer repeated.  So the boy reached over and only took one cookie.  

I thought it was the cutest thing ever.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Five For Friday

1.  Braden's Birthday
2. Braden's Lego cake by Chelsie
3.  Alyssa's Birthday
4.  Alyssa's Fruit Creation
5.  Braden getting his Arrow of Light

Five for Friday (April 18:)

1.  General Conference Fun
2.  Spring
3.  Spring Break
4.  Hope of America
5.  Jaycie's Birthday

General Conference Store
Braden making conference crepes
Spring!  The Marigold Tree
Spring Break...Duck pond

Spring Break...Duck Pond

Hope of America
Spring Break...Swimming

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Musings: Easter Week

Easter week.....a scripture and picture for each day leading up to Easter.  Link didn't take you directly there. will.

FHE:  Monday

  • Opening Song:  Marc's Favorite Song about the Savior
  • Talk about Easter Week.  Catch up from Saturday.  April Friend 2011
  • Read Three of the Apostles testimonies from "Special Witnesses of the Living Christ" Ensign 2014
  • Watch "None Were With Him"  by Elder Holland.  We have it on our Mormon Messages dvd


  •  Read about Tuesday in Easter Week
  •  Read 2 of the Apostles Testimonies
  • Listen to "In Humility Our Savior"

  •  Read about Wednesday in Easter Week
  •  Read 2 of the Apostles Testimonies
  • Listen to "I Stand All Amazed"

  •  Read about Thursday in Easter Week
  •  Read 2 of the Apostles Testimonies
  • Listen to Braden and Jaycie's Favorite Song about Jesus
  •  Read about Friday in Easter Week
  •  Read 2 of the Apostles Testimonies
  • Read about Saturday in Easter Week
  • Read 2 of the Apostle's Testimonies
Easter Sunday:
  • Read about Sunday in Easter Week
  • Read 2 Apostles' Testimonies
  • Watch "Miracle of Heaven"  by Kenneth Cope
  • Resurrection Eggs