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, April 17, 2011
Jacob Enos Jarom Omni Words of Mormon
Our reward for finishing the book of Jacob was a treasure hunt. I tried to make the treasure low key and relevant to the scriptures, so I got them each a bookmark and marking pencil for their scriptures, and picture of the Savior blessing the Nephite children, and a few pieces of candy. With the treasure I put a note reminding them of Jacob 2:18 and that our true treasure is the scriptures, because they lead us back to our Father in Heaven. Our reward for finishing the book of Enos was a late night party, because Enos prayed all day and all night. Tyson didn't make it past 9:00, and Aubree, Kaden and I were the only ones who finished the whole movie. Even dad wimped out at about 10:30. But it was still fun having a sleepover in the front room. Jarom, Omni, and Words of Mormon are the 3 "bridge" books, so what better way to celebrate than under the Arches. We had dinner at McDonald's! (Dad had to miss out on this one because of School Board Meeting.) Our journey now continues into the Book of Mosiah. We are excited to read about King Benjamin, Abinadi and King Noah, and Alma the Younger and the sons of Mosiah!
This blog is dedicated to celebrating all those ordinary moments that make life so wonderful. I am a mom of 5 beautiful children with one amazing husband. We don't do anything grand, but we love life and each other, and I guess that's all we really need!