Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sweetheart Dinner and Dance

For Valentine’s Day, Darrel and I attended the Stake Sweetheart Dinner and Dance.  We had a great time.  They had someone there taking pictures.  Here are a few of us:

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Darrel played DJ for the adult dance and then the next night for the youth dance.  That’s what this picture is from.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

13th Article of Faith

Laynee has an amazing memory.  She memorized the 13th Article of Faith, which is quite long.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sometimes I wish I was 4 again…

so I could dance and not care what I looked like.  Isn’t she adorable?

McKinley Singing

Here is McKinley trying to sing “I Am a Child of God.”  I was trying to help her but she kept shushing me.  The song is not recognizable but she was cute just singing gibberish. 

More video downloading issues

Okay, so I finally got a video downloaded using  Now every pervert in the world shouldn’t have free access to videos of my kids.  I “shared” it with my blog and because of the way my blog was set up, only the left 2/3rds of the video would show. It completely cut Laynee out.  So I had to reset up my entire blog.  Not sure sharing my videos is worth all this hassle. 

Laynee’s Preschool Christmas Program 2009

Laynee’s preschool Christmas program was so cute, I had to post it.  I thought the kids did a great job with the singing, actions and also holding still. 


So I spent a bunch of time trying to figure out the easiest and fastest ways to post videos to my blog.  I use Windows Live Writer to do blog posts and there’s an option to post videos using Live Writer.  When I clicked the icon, it told me that the site it uses is “” to post videos.  I thought I could just download the videos, mark them “private” on the youtube website and then every sicko wouldn’t be able to see my kids’ videos.  Well, that worked except no one else could see the videos either.  I’ve now deleted the videos from youtube and also deleted the posts on my blog with the videos in the them.  I’m back to square one.  Anyone have any good ideas on how to quickly post videos to a blog? 

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Afternoon Church

So starting in January we started having church services from 1pm-4pm. I've had the struggle most moms have, which is "What do we do all morning long that enables us to still keep the Sabbath Day holy?" I've decided to do something my mom did with us. I've made a Sunday Idea jar. Basically you put a bunch of Sunday appropriate ideas in a jar and let your kids pick one, and then you do it. I realize I'll probably have to add more ideas and adapt the ideas as my kids get older, but for now hopefully it will make Sundays a little easier. Here are the ideas I came up with:

Watch a church video

Listen to a scripture story on

Do a game on

Write a letter or color a picture for a family member

Color a gospel-themed coloring page

Write a thank you card to your primary teacher.

Write a thank you card to your Bishop.

Read the Friend together.

Walk outside and enjoy Jesus' creations.

Draw a picture of things you're grateful for.

Read 3 books.

Read scripture stories with mom.

Work on memorizing a new scripture.

Work on memorizing an Article of Faith.

Sing Primary songs with mom.

Call a family member.

Quietly sit and listen to hymns or other church music.

Play a board game or card game.

So does anyone have other ideas that would work for a 5 year old and a 2 year old?

April 2009