Friday, April 30, 2010

(A More Real) Love Story

I thought this was hilarious! My girlfriends and I saw Anita Renfroe live here in Colorado a couple of years ago. I love her sense of humor and wonderful perspective on women and motherhood.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring Break...Keystone,CO

For Spring break this year we decided to spend a few days up in the Rocky Mountains having great family time! The first day Kent took Abbie and Kate skiing at A Basin. The second day I joined in the fun, with our friends the Johnsons, and we skied at Keystone. We had such a great day being together as a family and I loved seeing my girls tear it up on the ski slope. Jessica was so sweet to come up and watch Claire, Jake, and Taylor back at the hotel. They had a fun day of swimming, movie watching, eating, and napping.

Abbie and Kate with the cute Johnson girls, Nicole and Kaylee.

Kent helping Kate get all ready after lunch.

The cutest snow boarder on the slopes!

Kent and Abbie on the ski lift.

Claire was happy spending the afternoon with Jessica.

Jake really wanted to go skiing with the rest of us.

This boy is always happy when his Dad is around!

We had such a fantastic break with our family and friends. I love that my kids are getting big enough to enjoy some of our hobbies with us. Kent promised Jake and Claire a trip to the bunny slope before the snow melts. What a blast it will be when we can all be out there together. Family is great!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Week long Easter teaching

I really had a strong desire this year to make sure that my kids understood the true meaning of Easter. I saw a wonderful idea similar to this on a blog I was looking at. I decided that I would make it simple and adapt it to my family. So during our normal scripture study time before school I decided that each day we would talk about the days leading up to the Saviors Resurrection. We just simply used one picture from the Gospel Art Kit and read and discussed the description on the back. It has been a wonderful experience so far and we have two of the most important events still to come!

Here is what I did (you can still do it too, just do several pictures together):

Monday: Gospel Art Kit (GAK) picture #223
Here is a link if you need to print out the picture or story: GAK #223

Triumphal Entry

Tuesday: GAK #226 and here is the link GAK#226

Jesus Washing the Apostles' Feet

Wednesday: GAK # 227 and here is the link GAK#227

Jesus Praying in Gethsemane

Thursday: GAK #228 and the link is GAK228
The Betrayal of Jesus

Friday: GAK #230 and the link is GAK230

The Crucifixion

Saturday: GAK #232 and # 233 (I am going to do these two together) and the link is GAK232
and GAK233

The Tomb

Mary and the Resurrected Lord

Sunday: GAK # 234 and the link is GAK234

Jesus Shows His Wounds