Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A little update...

Hi! I've been a little lazy with my blog lately, so if you are a faithful reader, (I know you are if you're reading this!) I apologize.

I just wanted to post a couple of fun things that we've been up to lately. The reason I'm not blogging as much is because I'm consumed with couponing. Yes, it's very addicting. I am going to post soon on how to start coupons for anyone out there that is interested. You have to keep in mind that this may not be your season for doing coupons! :) I've been wanting to get into it for years, and have found a little window of opportunity here with all my kids in school- at least for 1/2 of the day! Anyway, I got 20 boxes of cereal for FREE these last two weeks and I'll tell you how in an upcoming post! (Yes, we will use all 20 boxes- no worries there!)

Our family was asked to take part in a Family Home Evening that takes place each week at the Manor Care facility, which is here in our ward boundaries. It's basically a rest home for the elderly that cannot live at home anymore. We decided to do a lot of music for the program. Allison accompanied Tommy and Rebecca while they sang 'I Am a Child of God' and 'Book of Mormon Stories.' Tommy got right up to the mic and sung his little heart out! It was very cute, even if he's still learning some of the words. :) Becca offered to play some violin solos, having been to a whole 3 lessons now and everything.... she played 'Hot Cross Buns' and 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'! She acted very professional about it, and of course, dressed up for the occasion.

The girls and Tommy also sang 'My Eternal Family' and the girls sang 'Life is O'erflowing with Beautiful Things'- our new favorite! It really is a beautiful song, and can be found in the July 2009 Friend if you are interested. I'll try to post a video of them singing it later. They have sung it several times now for family and friends and once in Sacrament Meeting. The Stake Primary President is in our ward and asked that they sing it at an upcoming stake baptism. I am happy that they aren't afraid to sing in front of others!

Also, I received a new calling last Sunday. I'm the..... Primary Secretary! So, unless they come up with new callings for Primary, I can say I've had every calling in Primary except for 1st and 2nd counselor. I love primary and am happy to have this new calling. We've been living here for almost 3 months and others kept asking if I had a calling. I knew that Heavenly Father knew that I had to get Tommy into school first before I could take on anything else. The Primary President said she knew her secretary was going to be moving soon, so she had prayed about me as the new secretary a couple of months ago. She said it wasn't right at that time. Her secretary's move was on, then off, then on and off again. She did moved a few weeks ago and then the president said she prayed about me again and this time it was right! I told her my side of the story also, just another testament to me of how the Lord is watching over us and blessing our lives even when we don't realize it!

One more bit, I registered for a 'Teachings of Isaiah' course here at the Institute on Weber State's campus. It is awesome! They have a few classes for the 30+ crowd and a friend here in the ward invited me to take it with some other ladies in the ward. I haven't had an Institute class in over 13 years and I'm loving it! I'm also learning more about Isaiah- it's great! :)


Shelley said...

Being the Primary Secretary has been my most favorite calling so far. I hope I get to do it again one day!

Alli said...

Ya, when I think about it.... we have been doing a lot lately!

Lindsay said...

I'm glad you took a break from couponing to give us an update:) That's great that you got a calling you will do great. Your cute kids are so talented and it's great that they aren't afraid to share!

Shauna said...

You will do great in primary again. It is great to hear you actually have a bit of time for yourself now. I can't wait to read your coupon posting. I really want to get into it more but time is a factor right now! But I am going to try!