All because two people fell in love...

We met in February 1989, started dating in May, and got married in September. And Josh came *almost* 11 months later, just in case y'all were wondering. And then no more came. We waited, and waited, and then Lauren decided to make her debut in May 1995 (5 weeks early), and then Kayley 1997, Jacob 1998, Krissy 2001, Lindsey 2004 & Joey 2006. We lived in Texas until 2005, and then we moved to Arkansas, just about 25 miles north of Texarkana, Texas. Fortunately all my children are Texans (and my handsome husband) because Texans are just cool. Wish I was a Texan... but husband had to settle with a California gal, which I think is pretty cool too.

Monday, January 26, 2009


I don't know why everytime I am trying to prepare for Family Home Evening, the spirit just like leaves our home, and the kids are constantly fighting. All afternoon they have been at each other's throats, then of course I am losing patience... WHY WHY WHY? I really do know why. Satan wants us not to have Family Home Evening. He doesn't want me to teach my children the gospel. He wants us to be miserable like he is. But I am determined this year that we are doing it every Monday night. We need this together time, whether Josh or Lauren want to do it or not! I told the kids if we do it each Monday, then on the months that have a 5th Monday, I will take them to Cici's pizza (sorry Chad... we aren't there!). Tonight I am using a lesson from one of the Primary books... I am a Child of God.

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Mimi and Grandpa's House said...

Have Josh, Lauren and Kayley take turns on doing the lesson - or at least give them a part in it. Gives them ownership and they will want to participate. Just give them the subject and accept whatever they prepare without nagative comments - just thanks and expand what they say.