Happy 10th Birthday to Braxton!
This week we are ponderizing:
We had watermelon for FHE dessert. Jane truly thought it was the best thing ever.
Bull Sale DAY!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Happy Birthday to Maren and Jeff!!
I have a special tradition I'm going to start for my girls every year before the General Women's broadcast. I knew that I wanted to plan something equally as special for my boys. I couldn't really come up with an idea that seemed to work or be right. In the temple a clear answer came. Take them on a hike. I continued to ponder ideas that would be meaningful, spiritual & a strength to our relationship. Thus the Helaman Hike was born. This too will happen every year before general conference. We will hike to a new destination. The time together was completely perfect. It is rare to truly mean that something is perfect but there is nothing I would change about that hike. We laughed, bonded and I was able to teach and testify. My phone died just as we started. And you know how I love to record all the details of life. My heart sank thinking I couldn't capture the moments of our time together, especially our historic first hike. 3 different times throughout the hike I prayed and the phone turned on long enough to get one picture before shutting off again. I am grateful for that tender mercy. There is not a doubt in my mind that the hand of the Lord was in the efforts of this hike. He loves these boys. And so do I. I am humbled and grateful. I want to strive to have more of these perfect moments as we continue this journey of life together. My eyes have been opened.
Two of Austin's favorite creations from paint.net
I made the girls some berry slushies with blueberries and Lucy giggled as she said,