I made several goals for the New Year.
One of them was to read a chapter book a month to my kids, mainly to Tryp.
He just turned seven and he absolutely LOVES to read together. I know that first grade is a huge year for growth but I guess you don’t really know until you see it happening to your own sweet babe.
When I thought about choosing a book, I knew it had to be something exciting and fun. I also wanted it to be a book that has a movie so we can watch the movie later and talk about how the book was different.
Tonight we started reading The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.

Tryp seems a little confused by some parts but he is following so well and making connections! I love it!
Not only do I know that the importance of reading is so high but I also want these to be moments that Tryp looks back on and remembers. I want him to remember our Thursday nights of reading. I want him to enjoy this special ‘us’ time on the couch. (Audrey is not ready to sit and listen yet but one day she will be.) I am all about establishing traditions with our family. I’ll have to share what we have started so far in another post.
My heart is overflowing tonight. I feel grateful for my sweet kiddos and grateful for time that didn’t pass too quickly tonight.

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
Psalm 28: 7

January Memory Verse


One of my 2015 goals was to have a monthly memory verse for our family.

I’m using the Primary Program for 2015 as a guide for which topic to focus on each month.

January is- We believe in God the Eternal Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ.

I went through the weekly lessons and wanted to find a Bible verse that we could all work on memorizing.

Here is our verse for January:


Want to join in with us? I would love to see how others incorporate a monthly verse!

Wish me luck on teaching a 3 year old! :)

2015 Goals


Recently I have been reading the book No Doubt About It by Sheri Dew.
It has really helped me evaluate myself this last year and helped me to make some goals for 2015. In chapter 2 she tells a story about how someone approached her while she was on vacation asking if she was the person they thought she was. The question referred to her identity but the author let that question change her thinking. She wrote, “Am I the woman I think I am, the woman I want to be? More importantly, am I the woman the Savior needs me to be?”
I love that. I love that it guides me to think about who I am. Who do I want to be? Am I the woman that Christ needs me to be? With that being said…here are my goals for 2015.
  • I will study scriptures daily for 20 minutes and complete a study guide journal.
  • I will read the Book of Mormon each day for fifteen minutes and finish the book by the end of the year.

  • We will go on a date every month.
  • I will write 1 love note to Hank each month.

  • I will take more pictures of my kids and document their events.
  • We will read every Thursday night for 45 minutes and finish one chapter book per month.
  • We will memorize 1 scripture verse per month.

  • I will run/walk 1 mile every day. 
  • Read 6 books for enjoyment.

  • I will plan blog posts in hopes to complete 2-3 blog posts per week. (Ha. Let’s see how I do with this.)
  • I will blog about more family/home events then teaching.

What about you? Do you have goals already in place? I would love to see what everyone else is working towards! We can help keep each other accountable. :)

Happy New Year