Sunday, June 21, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple

On June 20, 2009 our family was able to tour the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple. It was a wonderful event for our family. Lindsay and Ryan were excited to go. This well be their second time to be in a Temple. But their first time to walk throughout the inside of the Temple.

The were very quiet, which is Great. Especially, since Lindsay has been very LOUD lately when she talks. Our favorite room was the sealing room. Lindsay and Ryan kepted telling everyone, "We were Married in the Temple." and "We are a For Real Family."

Once we were done touring the Temple and we were outside. It was like the claimness in both Lindsay and Ryan were gone. The were jumping and running...until they saw the fountain. If we didn't stop them; my kids would have been swimming in the fountain.

It was a Beautiful day as a family to go and tour the Temple before it was dedicated.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Enjoying the Air Show

On June 2nd, 2009...another family outing...this time we took the kids to Hills Air Force Base to see their yearly Air Show.

Ryan and Lindsay couldn't believe all the Airplanes. They enjoyed watching the Air Show. Of course, it can get a little boring. Lindsay and Ryan had a bag each that they had to carry. They were so excited to find food, candy, juices, water, coloring books, crayons, sunglasses, hat, bubbles and a weird ball in their bag. Yes, I know it seems to be a lot for a kid to carry or even heavy. It was not. Only when they wanted off so they can climb on everything. It was also are way to hold on to them with the big crowd.

Mommy always know best; bring extra stuff to amuse the kids if they get bored. Ryan and Lindsay enjoyed having some time with Dad since it is his usually busy schedule at work. It worked out perfect for Dad to have a day off.

Here at the Air Show; they had a huge row of Out houses. Lindsay had to go potty several times through out the Air Show but refused to go into the Port A Potties. She was afraid of the MONSTERS. She did the potty dance while we stand in the long lines. Her potty dance and talking to her pee to not come out worked her way up to the front of the line really fast. Other People in line were letting her work her way up to the front.

Then it was Lindsay turn. She started to cry. I told her it will be OK. We get inside and she was crying and scream. She screamed, "I don't want the Monster to eat my Bottom." She finally Relaxed enough, but still was crying. Our little adventure to the Out Houses was a good hour experience, 45 minutes to get her to go potty. She finally concord her FEAR of the "Port A Potty Monster".

We had a very enjoyable and adventures day at the Air Show but a very LONG DAY. Next time we will check out the Museums.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Life can be precious

On a friends blog...she talked about a movie trailer called Precious. Goto, then click on movies. This trailer talks about a young girl who gets abused by her mom and put down with words that she is worthless and no good. She doesn't feel that anyone loves her.
Why do some parents do this to their children?
Life is short.
Life is hard.
Life is painful.
This is not part of Heavenly Fathers plan. We should love our children and teach them the gosple. My mom told me when we are discipline are children we need to come back with LOVE.
A few weeks ago, I had to give a talk in Church. I talked about Arming our children with the gospel. We need to make our family unit stronger and prepared. I came across some quotes in some reading I have been doing. I have been reading different books to make our family stronger and to teach the gospel to my two children. LOve jumps out in many of our prophets talks not hatered or belittling our children. Here are a few quotes I used in my talk.
President Ezra Taft Benson said in a crowd of over eight thousand five hundred seminary and institute students, “Make no mistake about it, you are a marked generation….There has never been more expected of the faithful in such a short period of time than there is of us….Never before on the face of the earth have the forces of evil and the forces of good been so well organized.”
We need to create the climate in our home by being an example, teaching our children the gospel and obedience. We have tools that are there to help us...FHE, PRAYER, SCRIPTURES AND OUR LEADERS.
Elder L. Tom Perry said, “The most important inner quality you can instill in a child is faith in God; the most important action a child can learn is obedience; the most powerful tool you have which to teach a child is love.”
Another quote...
President Joseph Fielding Smith gave us this instruction: “The family is the most important organization in time or in eternity…..Love each other with all your hearts. Keep the moral law and live the gospel. Bring up your children in light and truth; teach them the saving truths of the gospel; and make your home a heaven on earth, a place where the Spirit of the Lord may dwell and where righteousness may be enthroned in the heart of each member.”
We need to make our home a Heaven on Earth. We need to love our children and teach them so they can become responsible adults and strong in the gospel. These are the times, even the movies are showing negative, heart breaking, and the distruction of Family. It is sad that some children have to go home and it is HELL not a Heaven on Earth. We need to bring LOVE into our homes and teach our children with LOVE about the gospel. Our families need to be even stronger.

Shhh...It's a Surprise!

I am so excited to Surprise Ryan and Lindsay. I need to share it with someone...So I figure why not blog it. But this is on the download...HUSH, HUSH, HUSH! They do not know about this and will not know about this until we get there.

We are taking Ryan and Lindsay to see Stadium of Fire, down in Provo this year for 4th of July. Ryan and Lindsay just love the Jonas Brothers.

Last year, Uncle Drew took 4 year old Lindsay to her first concert Hannah Montana. Ryan was so BUM. Then Ryan heard Jonas Brothers were having a concert just weeks after at the E Center...but it was too late to get tickets.

Before having Kids, Dan and I loved going to one or two concerts a year. This is going to be so Fun to share this experience with them.

Will blog more on this later, until then....sShhhhh!