Friday, November 4, 2011

Camping is intents :)

Today Jones only worked a half day and He doesn't work tomorrow, which means it will be the first Saturday  {or any day other than Sunday} that he hasn't worked since he started. 
We celebrated by building a tent in the living room. 

When I say we I mean Jones cause I was busy making the world's most boring dinner. 
Honestly, the pepper was probably the most interesting part.
Of course the tent blew my mind and after we were done eating all 5 of us piled in for story time.

Last Sunday at church I had made a personal goal of every night along with the family prayer we already do, try to incorporate some type of scripture reference. Whether it is teaching C to recite one or reading a passage, as long as it has something to do with the scriptures. 

Tonight it seemed only fitting to tells a couple stories from the scriptures. Nephi is C's favorite because of the Primary song Nephi's courage which I sang to him before he went to primary and instantly loved it once he sang it there. So I started with the story of Nephi going to get the plates {from the wicked Laban inside the city gates...:)}
C is really into super heroes right now and that is basically what Nephi is.
After that Jones told the story about some crazy radiation chicken heart.
Then C told a story about Alfy flying to outer space in a parachute and him saving him in his rocket ship {I was surprised and delighted by the details.}
Then another scripture story about The 2000 stripling warriors
and another rocket ship story by C and the kids were off to bed. Prayers said and kisses given, Jones and I headed back to the tent to watch some TV and eat more of our kids Halloween candy.

As I lay here in bed I feel so grateful for my family and also so grateful for the scriptures, for the knowledge that Heavenly Father has a plan for us. That He guides his people today with Prophets{heroes} just as he did in those amazing stories I got to tell my 4 year old tonight. I am glad I set this goal and I hope we keep working at it because I know it will strengthen our home and Family.

Curious about who Nephi was or about the Scriptures I was referring to go here.

P.S. Jones keeps peeking out the window to see if it is snowing. It is like a kid looking for Santa. :)


MelancholySmile said...

You guys are such cool parents! Now I want a tent. And to start telling scripture stories. I've been a serious slacker lately in that department. {You know-- the tent and scripture story department}

MelancholySmile said...

Oh, and while I"m thinking about it, do you guys have plans for THanksgiving? I know you could easily be spending it with your sister or parents, but if you want, you have an open invitation to join us at our place. Just so you know. :) Love ya.

Crys said...

We thought about it, honestly would love to but my older brother and his family are coming up for Thanksgiving and Jones works the day after and before. :( He does however have the whole week after christmas off...