December 6th, 2010


Family Home Evening

Well, I don't have a whole lot to talk about today. We turned in an assignment, we did some chores, the cats went adventuring again... But it was all pretty much the same. (Except this time, Page was the one to jump onto the roof. She was pretty adventurous about it, too, much to our dismay. We think she's the type to jump into the deep end, while Oreo's the type to carefully test the waters in the shallow end, and we're the ones saying, "That's okay; you don't need to go swimming.") Not that I'm complaining, of course. Just that it means there's not a whole lot to talk about today.

There is one thing that's going to be different today! The LDS church encourages everybody to have Family Home Evening every Monday night. We haven't been doing it, because young single adults tend to have FHE as a ward, or they break up into groups and have it in groups, but anyway, we've been going to our ward's FHE. But! they must have switched ward FHE from Monday to Thursday for a reason, and we think that reason might have something to do with the fact that so many of the kids in our ward still live at home, and they want those kids to have FHE with their actual families, too.

That being the case, we decided maybe we ought to have our own little Family Home Evening. And we're going to start tonight! We're going to have a lesson from the Preach My Gospel book (a missionary instruction book; they usually give it to missionaries, but they encourage everyone to have one), and our activity will be baking cookies, which will then be our refreshments! It's a little exciting.

Today I'm thankful for new fun activities, Page making it safely back inside without eating any of the oleanders(?) growing by the edge, the idea of getting yummy cookies tonight, finishing our Happy Cafe translation, and having a clean kitchen.