Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Wow, I can't believe that January is already gone. It went by so quickly. Tonight I went to another Jesus the Christ study class. I really like hearing other people's insights and I also love getting to know some of the older sisters in the ward, but my favorite part of the class is having the added incentive of finishing the book. I have never made it all of the way through, but this time I will.

Today I spent the day organizing. Being more organized was one of my New Year's Resolutions. It is going to be something that I will have to continually work on because it doesn't come as naturally as I wish it did, especially when I don't have a lot of storage space to work with.

I am so excited to start writing my book. I still have a lot of studying to do, but I am loving every second of it. The book that I am studying is all about what life what have been like in Book of Mormon times. It is very interesting!!!! I am so glad that I have chosen the Book of Mormon to be my book of personal daily study this year. I loved reading the New Testament, but there is such an incredible amount of power and testimony found within the Book of Mormon that I feel a greater yearning within me to change and improve upon many of my weaknesses. I have so much to work on, at times it is almost overwhelming. I am just so grateful for the Atonement!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Beginnings of 2007

No my computer is not working yet, but my sweet neighbor Beth is letting my use hers so that I can update really quickly. I am so excited because today I accomplished a really big goal that I set for myself at the beginning of last year, I just finished reading the New Testament. I loved reading it so much. My testimony of the gospel and of the Book of Mormon have increased through my study of the New Testament. In my prayers, I have found that I have been expressing my gratitude for the fullness of the gospel more than I ever have. I have loved to really learn about the ministry of the Savior and the apostles. Now I am just trying to decide where to go next. Either the Old Testament or back to the Book of Mormon. As a family, we read in the Book of Mormon each day but it is a totally different experience for me when I am doing it as my individual study because I get so much more out of it. In this month's New Era, there is a really great article about the writers of the New Testament. I cut them out and glued them into the margines at the beginning of the books. I also really want to rememorize the scripture masteries. I guess that maybe I should have waited to read the New Testament until this year since we are studying it in Sunday School, but for whatever reason, I felt prompted to read it last year, and I am so glad I did.

Yesterday it snowed 1 1/2- 2 inches. I was in heaven!!!! I love the snow so much!!! It takes me back to Rexburg. I took the girls out to play in it today and they were so funny. Cloey liked to walk in it but she put her hands in it and started to cry hysterically because it was "too cold". Katelund just wanted to build a snowman because I have been singing "Once There Was a Snowman" in singing time. Which by the way, I can't believe I haven't written about this yet....Katelund is in PRIMARY!!!!! I wish somebody would have warned me about what an emotional thing it is when your first child moves up to Sunbeams. My tears were flowing which was really bad because I had to get up and teach a new song, my new favorite song, "I'll Follow Him in Faith". I think the primary kids are probably going to get so sick of me saying, "This is my favorite song..." because I say it with almost every primary song. Anyways, Katelund did wonderful!!!! She loved it so much and she was so good. I was really nervous because the nursery in this ward really lacks any kind of structure, but I just had to trust that the sisters that were in there needed to be there and that the Lord would make up for the lack of structure and of course he did because all of the Sunbeams were incredible!!!

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