Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Last week I got to go to the temple celebration performance at the Conference center and it was AMAZING! For those who don't know, with the Draper and Oquirrh temples being built President Monson wanted to do a temple celebration with all the youth within those 2 districts. We had 7000 youth in our district perform. The performance was in chronological order from when the saints arrived in the valley and then ending with our time. Our stake was in charge of the train era (when the train made it to the valley). At first, when the practices began, it was organized chaos. Imagine trying to direct 200 + kids, not an easy task and one I am glad I didn't have to do! Although it was kinda crazy, the spirit was always there. President Monson said that those who participate will be blessed beyond what they can comprehend. It was really awesome to see these youth sacrifice their time to a cause that they will never forget. The early pioneers sacrificed everything that they had to building their temples, our youth gave their "small sacrifice" to their temple in Draper.
My cute little brother Parker, who I love and look up to also got to participate. His stake was the Indians and he was on the stage with only 8 other people doing a hoop dance. He also got some good face time on the jumbo tran! I know that my brother was blessed with the spirit as he sacrificed his sports and friends to participate in this performance.
I am so grateful to have been able to witness this awesome performance and to have the spirit testify the truthfulness of the gospel. President Monson is gathering his "2000 Stripling Warriors"- girls and boys to become great leaders and examples in these latter days and to usher in the return of our Savior. There is strength in numbers and these good youth are a force to be reckoned with!
The stage was completely transformed. They had built a huge mountain covering up the pipes with the temple at the top.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
We like to play a game called "slam the door in mom and Camden's face." Whit thinks it's hilarous. She shuts the door on us, screams when she is ready for us to open it, then slams it shut again-- while both babies are laughing hysterically. We do it over and over again and it never gets old.
They climb stairs together. We spend a lot of time outside at the park, going on walks, swimming.. doing anything to wear them out so they take a looong nap! :)
She is just a little monkey, loves climbing into, on top of, under anything!
Oops! After weeks of standing by and watching Whit take a bath Camden decided he had had enough and took a dive into the bathtub. I have learned that it is easier to just put them in the bath together!
They eat together. Camden is sportin some of Whits pajama pants after he took the dive in the bathtub!