Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Two Little Munchkins

Two little munchkins have assured that their mama has been very, very tired as of late.

Nope - not these two little munchkins -
though they have certainly done their part....

These two little munchkins.

After 6 very long years we are beyond pleased to announce that we are expecting twins.

Until today they were known as Baby A and Baby B.

Corey and I were surprised to learn today that....

Baby B is a GIRL and

Baby A is a BOY!

We would like to thank you for your thoughts and prayers on our behalf over the years.
Our family is overflowing with joy.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Princess Academy

For several months I thought over how I could better instill in my daughter and help her more fully understand her role as a daughter of God. She was six, turning seven at the time, but I felt like the world was already attempting to divert her from her divinity. After much prayer, the Princess Academy was born.

Each Sunday afternoon Madison and I sit down together with her little Princess Academy notebook (the above image is on the cover). Her notebook is divided into eight sections - Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue. Sound familiar? :) Each week we start off by singing a song and saying together - 'I am a daughter of Heavenly Father who loves me and I love Him.' Each week we focus on a different value and the coordinating princess from the scriptures. When we discussed Faith we learned about the life of Sarah, when we discussed Knowledge we learned about the life of Mary. We talk about ways that we can be like these true princesses and then Madison adds a picture of the princess to her notebook.

It a short and simple thing we try to do most Sunday afternoons. I hope that, over time, these values will distill in her heart and her role models will be the remarkable women of the scriptures.