Sunday, February 1, 2015

He lives!

Life continues as per usual!  It has been awesome for me to go to the Temple and feel of the Peace that Heavenly Father and Jesus can give if we let them.  I've discovered that when I go to the Temple, I hustle up the stairs and quickly get changed into my whites, because I'm so excited to take "the world" off and prepare for a heavenly experience.  It's never failed!  I always come out feeling so much better and reminded of the eternal perspective.  Little things that could easily bother me aren't as difficult to handle. There is so much bad in this world, but as long as we can get a break from it, we'll be okay.
I've been attending meetings at least once a week, sometimes twice, in order to better receive healing through Christ.  As I do so, I know that He lives!  He will run to us when we let Him!  We don't have to do anything but ask.  He wants us to come back to Him!  I've been working on a sketch (that may turn into a painting at some point) of Jesus reading the scriptures to my children.  I had my brother-in-law and my husband stand in for Jesus with my kiddos.  Now I need to get started on the sketch.  I began working on this as an entry to the Church's Art Competition: "Tell Me the Stories of Jesus," although mine will be called: "Tell me your stories."  I only have a month, so I'm not expecting awesome.  I'll be lucky if I finish the sketch before the due date.  But, I'm giving myself the rest of the year to make it into a full-size painting to give to my family for Christmas.  We'll see how the time table goes.  I'm really not that great at people.  I'm hoping that lots of work will get me better.
Kira was super excited to go to her friend's birthday party.  I can't believe she's turning 11 soon!  My kids are growing up so fast!  I really do love my children!  They are all amazing in their own way!
We got some great deals this week!  I found two $10 coupons to Dillon's, so I got a ton of stuff for $3!  That was pretty exciting!  Then when we went to Nebraska Furniture Mart, we were able to get my son a bed frame that has bookshelves, and drawers, and storage underneath!  Awesomeness!
 The other day at my parents' house!
 Ben's "stained glass window"
 Kira's painting
 Doing gonoodle almost every night!
 One of the picture examples for my sketch
 Kira's hair
 Cecilia's hair
 Emma's hair
 Leah's hair
 I love to see the Temple!
 My $3 went far!
 Ben's new bed!
My baby fell asleep!

1 comment:

  1. Ben, your stain glass is incredible. Samuel is such a sweet sleepy head.