Thursday, August 28, 2008

Things, they are a changin'

A couple of weeks ago I posted about difficulties I was having with many areas of my life. I am happy to say that many have been resolved. I had to change every plan that I had made for this semester. I changed my class schedule to a lighter load. I have two children in public school and homeschooling two. I have not homeschooled before but I am excited about the possibilities. I still am volunteering with the PTA. I am still first counselor in the Primary. I still do parties for lia sophia, once a week. So things are finally calming down. It was difficult to get to this point but I am grateful for every blessing that directed my footsteps!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Inner Beauty....

is a hidden treasure. Inner beauty is often not discovered until it has been allowed to grow and refine itself. It is the combination of moral strength, optimism, gentleness, and characteristics that inspire love and friendship. While inner beauty may not be the most desired, it is truely the most beneficial to the holder.

I spend a lot of time teaching my children to paint there spirits with colors of good report or characteristics that seem important to them. For example I am going to give my children an out line of a child and a chart of different colors that express specific characteristics. Green - generosity, Yellow - peacemaker, Blue - honesty, and so on. This gives each child the opportunity to choose what his/her inner beauty will look like. It gives them a chance to think about what characterists they find more important and to work on those. I also instruct them to watch there teachers and other adults and find out what they like about them. This helps them to discover atributes that they may like to have as an adult.

I know my views are simple but thanks for reading anyway.

Monday, August 18, 2008

We made it! Sort of...

Well, I would love to announce that school has started and that everything is going nicely. Unfortunately, I can't. I have overloaded myself with commitments. The kids started school last week. I start, tomorrow. I screwed up the pre ordered school supplies. I have one little guy who is struggling with school already. I sent out invitations to a jewelry party for Friday but forgot to put my hostesses address and phone # on them. My calling at church is going....well it's going. I am just twisted in several directions and can't seem to control it all. I am praying for direction. I will let you know what unfolds.

Hope you are doing GREAT!!