Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mac's Primary Talk

Mac did a super job writing his talk with Zach and then reading the whole thing by himself. He has only been in kindergarten for 3 weeks but over the summer became a fairly proficient reader. Here it is:

Mom and dad teach us to be obedient. They want us to be obedient so that we can go back to live with our Father in Heaven. Jesus said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." We should obey because we love Jesus. I love Jesus because he created the earth. I love Jesus because he died for us so that we can live again. I love Jesus because he tells us when we are doing something bad or dangerous. I know that if we keep the commandments, we will be happy. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Three First day and a Photobomer

         Mac started Kindergarten last week and absolutely loves it. He was super excited to begin school at Ridgeview. This is due partially to his older brothers and partially because we have been talking it up a lot. The little smarty pants already knows how to read and write, add and subtract and even multiply a little bit but there is so much more that he will enjoy learning this year. During his first week he told me that he learned the seven continents and how not to exclude people. I told him that the seven continents were important but that not excluding people was even more important and that he would need to remember that the rest of his life. All three boys seem to be off to a good start. Gabe's summer math work has paid off and they let him move into 6th grade math. This is great since when he started at Ridgeview he was a grade behind, now he is two grades ahead. I know it will be challenging, but I hope they all have a wonderful year.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

54 Years and still going Strong

I think people should be celebrated. Zach's parents just celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last week and I wanted to make them a gift. I burned all the names of their grandchildren, 45 in all, on the back of a cutting board with the year they were married in the middle. (If I had waited another month I could have filled in the last spot with Fort Collin's baby #6, maybe I'll do that when I go out in  June.) What a blessing their marriage has been to so many people, not least of which is all their posterity. 
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!!!