I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want there to be a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pinewood Derby

January was Kaden's 1st pinewood derby. He was so dang excited. I think it is kind of a rite of passage for little boys, especially in the church. Surprise, he made a car that looked like a dinosaur. He didn't have the fastest car, but he sure had a good time. The picture quality is not very great, because the lighting in the gym is not the best.
Kaden and the dinosaur car.

Getting ready to race.

Getting his "this car is not a nerd" award from Sister Gilbert.

All the scouts with their cars and awards. I sure love these boys.


  1. His dinosaur car is so cute! I think the pinewood derby is the highlight of the cub scouts year. We are trying a space derby this year.