Sunshine And Fun

I don't know about you, but this last weekend brought a lot of happiness into the lives of Flyfour, the children and I. I don't know if it was the sunshine, or that Flyfour was in a super good mood celebrating his birthday (and having had a day off work) and that rubbed off on the rest of us or if we just were all synced up and ready for some fun together.

Dan Jon Getting The Priesthood

The predictions I made about the morning of Dan Jon's ordination, went almost exactly as I had said it would. Bishop did indeed stand up and say he'd had the opportunity to interview several of the young men and did say that he found them worthy to be ordained as Deacons and the whole ward did sustain them. I guess I have been paying more attention when this has happened in the past than I thought!

After church and Sunday School had finished, Dan Jon, Tops and I, along with two other families, filed into one of the classrooms just down the hall from Bishop's office where the boys were going to be ordained.

What We Are Eating W/C 18th January 2020

I know they say that time goes faster as you get older, but at the moment the year seems to be going at breakneck speed and I'd like it to slow down just a little, please! It's funny, everything seems to be working well at the moment, we've pretty much eaten what we said we would when we said we would (there was an accidental trip to McDonald's on Wednesday for Tops and I) so hopefully, that'll continue this week and we'll stop feeling like we're spinning out of control time-wise!

Happy Birthday Flyfour!

Today is Flyfour's birthday, which means he's erm... one year older and wiser too!

I did think about writing a soppy, "Oh my gosh, I love my husband so much" type of post, but well I figured that you all knew how I felt about him because, well the man is an actual saint to put up with me and my crazy antics and on top of that I think I talk about how fabulous he is all the time.

Then I thought about just listing some of the brilliant things he does, that makes him so unique and special. Like how last night, whilst I had a shower,  he cooked me some steak because I was craving red meat and he put the bins out after Dan Jon forgot and he does the ironing almost every week.

I did think that I could post a few photographs of Flyfour in recent months, but there aren't many that he would let me show and do you really want to see Flyfour eating something, looking a bit funny or raising an eyebrow at me taking so many photos? Didn't think so.

So instead, I put off fi…

Why Should I Strengthen My Family?

One of the first things I noticed about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was first finding out about the Church, was that family was very much at the centre of it all. Having been a member for a very long time (Twenty-something years) I can confirm that this very much is the case and to be honest I love it, because as I'm sure you've worked out by now; Family is rather important to me.

This week, for Scripture Study, we've been studying the first few chapters of First Nephi, in The Book of Mormon and knowing what we would be talking about in Young Women's and in the Priesthood Quorum lessons (the latter where Dan Jon will be and the former where Top Ender and I will be) I've been thinking about how each member of a family plays a part in making a family strong, in making it a loving environment, in making it the best family for those who are a part of it.

Main Meals W/C 11th January 2020

The great thing about our house at the moment isn't that it is still full of Christmas snacks and treats, but that everyone seems to be in harmony about what we should eat each day. This seriously makes my day easier, because if I ask for suggestions and I get told a few of the meals I was planning I know that it isn't just me who is going to be eating!

I Kissed A Girl...

When we were away camping at the start of the Summer, Flyfour arranged for us to go to the Eden Project. It was somewhere that I had always wanted to go and there will be a blog post about how fantastic it was, but I wanted to share one of my favourite things there.
This simple water fountain.