Well, I haven't been on my blogs much this past week. I have taken a moment to reflect within. I have made some changes to my daily schedule and I have found that I am getting more done, having a better attitude, and serving my family better.
Here is a brief update on my past week......
Monday I had a day of preparation. I was having some girls from church over the following day so I needed to get my home in order. I started the day by waking up at 6 am to read my scriptures. I am reading about Jesus in the New Testament and I am feeling like I am understanding it a lot. Bryan and I have also started studying the Doctrine and Covenants together at 6:30 right before he goes to work and then saying a couples morning prayer. The children do not get up until 7:30 am so I still had some time to myself so I picked up a copy of the Ensign and read a talk by the late 2nd Counselor in the Presidency of our Church, President James E. Faust. I had a great day!! I wasn't even tired like I thought I would be. Monday night our family had the regular Family Home Evening where Madelyn gave the lesson on Prayer.
Tuesday I had a few friends over for scrapbooking. I got so much done!! I had prepared 16 pages the night before so all I needed to do was put them together. I think they all turned out great! After piano we just had a quiet night at home. I have decided that the TV is off during the week so the kids are really learning how to amuse themselves and use their imagination.
Wednesday I didn't do much but clean my house and play with the kids.
Thursday was my Book of Mormon Institute class. I really love getting together with other moms and adults to discuss the teachings of the Book of Mormon. What a wonderful set of scripture that is. Even if you are not a member of the LDS faith I highly recommend reading that book just for the stories alone. They are amazing!!! A lot of the same teachings are found in the Holy Bible we just have another set of scripture that is another testament of Jesus Christ. They really go hand in hand. If you would like a copy just let me know. :)
Thursday night we all went up to Madelyn's school to see her perform in the 2nd grade play. She did wonderful!! We took her out for ice cream after so it was a very late night for my family.
Friday we didn't do much. Katelyn went with her friend, Andrea, ice skating. It was her first time and she had a blast.
Saturday we organized the house and did a lot of cleaning. Later that night I went with the Young Women to a YW in Excellence at our church. After we went to Braums for a girls' night out. It was fun.
Yesterday I went to church for a Fast & Testimony meeting. I really felt the Spirit. I do have a testimony of Jesus Christ and it is growing stronger every day. I taught the girls in YW about Honesty and we had a great discussion.
Now here I sit on the computer. I will get off now and get my chores done. I am going to try to do a better job of being a homemaker. I have been slacking off in many areas and I know I can do better. My family deserves a hot meal every night for dinner and a clean house.
Hope you all have a wonderful day!