Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Amazing April

Oh wow...it is July, and I am staring at the computer screen trying to remember what happened in April. I remember that the month was filled with us packing up the apartment so we could move into our new home. But what else happened? Okay, I had to look back at some pictures to remind myself! We did at least two other things in the month of April; we attended General Conference and took the boys mini-golfing. So I guess I will start by recounting those events.

General Conference, was, as always, amazing! I felt like all the talks were great. And to be honest, I don't remember much of them, and since we moved, I missed out on the Ensign article that contains them all. But one talk I remember that really seemed to hit home with me was given by Elder Richard G. Scott it was titled, "For Peace at Home." He talked about how important it is to have a gospel centered home and how easy it can be to get distracted by media and things of the world. He didn't say that they don't have a place in our lives, he just counseled against wasting time on the internet when we could be doing something that will help draw our families closer together. I loved his talk. If you want to read it, I have included the link here:  http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/04/for-peace-at-home?lang=eng It really was a great talk. Elder Scott has seemed to know exactly what I have needed to hear for sometime now. Just before my mission, I started to question whether I should really go, and he happened to come to speak to the YSA in our area. They usually speak about marriage, but he spoke to hundreds of YSAs that day on the topic of missions. It touched me so much and helped confirm that I should go. One of these days, I will make the time to write him a letter about how his words inspired me and even changed my life. Anyway, General Conference was great. I believe we watched some of conference at our place and some at Russ and Diane's. Oh! I just remembered one more thing. We did go to Russ and Diane's on Saturday, and we accidentally left Xander's blankie there that night. He was super sad that he didn't have it for bed time. So in one of the pictures below you can see his utter joy as he was re-united with it! Below are also a few other pictures we took while enjoying conference:

Okay, so the other thing that happened in April was we took the boys to Boondocks, to go mini-golfing. Scott and I had been pretty burned out with all the packing and hadn't had a date night since our anniversary. It seemed every time we had a sitter, we were packing. So one Friday night, we decided to do a Date Night with the boys, or I guess you'd call it a Family Night. Anyway, we all went mini-golfing and it was super fun. Alexander loved it! He wasn't ever willing to hit the ball, but he loved watching the ball go around the green. The funny thing was, if you didn't get a hole-in-one (we rarely got them), then Alexander would chase the ball and go pick it up. Sometimes he would even put it in the hole for us. He was great at getting the balls out of the hole for us too. He even started to recognize our ball colors, and give the right ones to us. We decided to just play for fun and that we would only keep track of hole-in-ones to see who won. Somehow, I lucked out and won! It was a fun night. We can't wait to take them again. Below are some pictures of our fun:

Oh! I just remembered another fun thing that happened in April! We bought our first home, just in time for my brother and his girlfriend, StevVe, to come for a quick visit on their way to Alaska. They were only here for about 24 hours, but it was still fun. I made them a yummy rib dinner, and we played some games and just hung out together. It was so fun seeing them. I hope they come back for a visit soon!

Well, since it has been so long, that is all I can remember. I guess it will have to do for now. I will try and get all caught up, so you can enjoy more of the things happening now, instead of 3 months ago. Well, that's all for now. Tune in next time for Magnificent May!