My parents are going to Utah this weekend to visit my Sister, so the kids and I are gonna get the house to ourselves. And yes mom, we'll keep it clean and safe - LOL! Captain America should have the weekend off too, so we should get the chance to chat a lot, too! Woohoo!
We had a TON of fun at our Enrichment meeting (Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment Meeting) last night. It was a dinner, where people brought either soup, pie, or rolls. YUMMY! My friend Maren made the BEST tortillini soup. I'll HAVE to get her to give me the recipe, so I can give it to you guys, because honestly, you'll LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
After dinner, we had a little program, where we learned about Thanksgiving, and had a few special musical numbers. I got to sing a song with a group of 4 others. It was really pretty. Especially since we didn't practice before hand, and we did parts - LOL! But, it's a primary song that we sing ALL the time at church, so it was pretty easy. It's "Love One Another". So pretty.
The part that stuck out in my mind the most out of the presentation, was when the lady said that she was so glad that we had Thanskgiving before Christmas, because focusing on our blessings helps us be in the right spirit for service at Christmas time. How true is that! I really hope that I take opportunities this year to serve others. Sometimes when you're feeling down yourself, the best way to pull yourself up is to lose yourself in service.
After the program, we had pie, then had an ornament exchange. We were all supposed to bring a Christmas ornament (either homemade or inexpensive), with a favorite Christmas saying/story/poem/experience/thought on it. So, I got a few Dollar Tree ornaments, digiscrapped a few tags (which I had developed at the store), and tied them on. SO CUTE! But, I ended up with the BESTEST one. My friend, Maren, does Stained Glass, and made an ornament of baby Jesus. OMGosh - it's SO cute! I'll get a pic tomorrow. But, it was sure a GREAT evening.
This WordArt request is from Rose, who has 2 children, and her sister has 4. She thought that this saying would be PERFECT for their families. And I bet it'll work for a lot of your photos too! Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work.
God, Made - Felix Tilting
Cousins - The King & Queen