Hey!! So I have a lot of ideas of things to write about but I feel like I’m going to take some time to fix up my blog. I have a ton of broken links and pictures.
Our family is doing well. We have been just living life and busy as ever.
Dallin finished his PhD last summer and started medical school last August. So far it’s going well and time is flying by.
Our little baby girl is grown big. She is over 3 months old now. She is sooo cute.
I’m busy being MOM and wife of a medical student! My oldest son is in pre-school for 2 days of the week then we do home school the rest of the days with my middle son who is 2 years old.
My oldest son is picking up reading really fast! I can’t keep up with teaching him how to read.
I’m still taking pictures for our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’ve been on a church service mission for almost a year now. I can’t believe how much my photography has improved this year. I really feel like my talents in photography has been a gift from God.
I love sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through words and photography!
I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of God on the earth today. If you have any questions, please let me know!
We are going to do a digital Christmas card this year again! It’s just easier and it simplifies our Christmas.
This year we welcome a little girl named Emily. 7 lbs even and 20 inches long. We love her so much!
Here’s our past years Christmas Cards:
This is the 2015 Christmas video from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called “A Savior is Born”.
I was called and set apart a couple of weeks ago to be a Church Service Missionary Photographer of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. What does this mean? Well basically… take pictures where ever I go and submit them to be used in Church media. So you’ll see me and my kiddies with a camera all the time. Some people from create.lds.org recruited me back in October at LDS Tech conference. Before that I was struggling to figure out where in the world to take my photography hobby… I felt like this is the best way for me to learn more about photography, officially start a real photography business and share my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ at the same time!! I’m going to need all my friend’s help to fulfill this calling! Yes, I really do get to wear this name tag…
Our friend took the boys rock climbing! I think climbing is just built into these little boys. Micah who’s 3, loved it. After a few tries, he got 3/4 of the way up the wall.
They even had little harnesses for little toddlers for Quentin.
However, this is how Quentin felt about climbing the wall. “Don’t make me do this!!” He was a little tired and hungry.
We had a blast! So grateful for our friend who took us climbing!
Speaking of climbing mountains, I enjoy this great inspiring message by President Eyring about climbing mountains and “Gaining Power to Overcome Challenges in Life.”
Update 2/22/2015: OK we did it today!! I’m going to try to post an update later with some extra notes and add a few spaces on the game board cause we kept on landing on blank spaces… so I started making them sing a song even if they landed on a blank space. I think the biggest problem is that the older boys got “too excited” and couldn’t calm down. The older boys thought it was “awesome” and the older girls thought it was “dumb”. *sigh* but I still think it’d be an awesome FHE game cause it wouldn’t matter if you land on a bunch of blank spots during FHE…. it’s just that time is pressed for singing time.
Ok… I ventured into researching about Minecraft so I could better understand the youth in my ward.
I made this super simple print, play and sing Minecraft Theme Singing Time or FHE Game with the 2015 Sharing Time Manual Songs. This is meant for older kids in primary because the younger kids probably don’t know what Minecraft is.
While I understand it’s not the most spiritual game, I tried super super hard to include gospel principles and gospel related things in it. I think it can be counted as a “wholesome recreational activity!”
Well… I’ll let you know how it goes! Tell me how it goes for you if you use it! 🙂
I didn’t make it all by myself. I had help from these sources below:
Characters (You can create more characters here): http://minecraft.novaskin.me/
Salt Lake Temple Minecraft Picture: http://mrashermarad.blogspot.com/2012/09/minecraft-memes-cool-ideas-and-xbox-360.html
Game board: Lost Steve @ http://pixelpapercraft.com/papercraft/4fe7006162f7d5552c000095/board-game-lost-steve
DOWNLOAD PDF FILE HERE: Senior Primary Minecraft Board Game for Singing Time PDF
DOWNLOAD WORD FILE HERE: Senior Primary Minecraft Board Game for Singing Time WORD FILE
This is an easy “Fill in the Blank” review game for the song He Sent His Son which is the current theme song of the month in the 2015 Sharing Time Manual.
Instructions: Print, fill in the blank and sing!
Senior Primary can use a marker to fill in the blank with words.
Junior Primary can use a marker to draw pictures to fill in the blank with pictures.
For sunbeams you can ask them “What picture would represent [this word]?” and then help them draw it.
Laminate and use dry erase marker for multiple uses or just write on the paper with a pen or marker for one time use.
Download pdf here: He Sent His Son Review Game
Download word file here: He Sent His Son Review Game
Or Jpeg files below:
Ok here is a print, cut and sing…. easy easy…. singing time lesson. My child woke me up at 2:30 am because he’s teething and I couldn’t fall asleep so I read my scriptures and this easy idea came to me.
All the songs that I chose are from the 2015 Sharing Time Manual or you can choose your own songs!!
You just cut the house pieces and talk about how you establish a house of God. Some examples would be family prayer, scripture study, building foundation on Jesus Christ.. ect.
You can use this for singing time or family home evening! 🙂 Enjoy!
D&C 88:119 Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God
Download the JPEGs below or full PDF file here: Building a House of God Singing Time.
Sorry for any typos… seriously made this at 3:30 to 6:30 in the morning!!!