This has been our schedule this past week after school. Pick up Eleanor, Zoe, and Zach from school and head home. Emily stays after school for basketball practice. Load everyone in the car to bring Zoe to basketball practice and pick up Emily. Head home to cook dinner. Matt picks Zoe up from practice and then we all meet at home for dinner. I must say that with this schedule, we are eating more dinners together as a family. :-) However, progress on the new house is going even slower than before since Saturday is the only day to work on it.
Matt & I went to Bugaboo Creek Friday night for dinner and then we started our Christmas shopping! We are on the ball early this year and it feels great! The kids have started to do chores around the house to earn money to buy Christmas presents. :-)
We went to Tiffany Dauk's 40th birthday party last night. We danced, we ate yummy birthday pie, the kids played games, and we had lots of fun!
Speaking of birthdays, my new Kindle Fire arrived this week. Matt wasn't sure which I would like better ~ the XOOM or the Kindle Fire, so he bought both! I love my XOOM and I don't need a XOOM and a Kindle Fire, so Matt is now the proud owner of the Kindle Fire. He loves it! We are both happy with our new "toys". :-)
Emily, Eleanor, Zach, & Kate participated in the Primary Sacrament Meeting Presentation today. They did a great job! Zach recited the 4th article of faith from memory. It is very impressive that he has the 1st five articles of faith memorized! The younger kids practice along with the older girls as the girls memorize the articles of faith for the Faith in God program.
As of tonight, we are memorizing a scripture together as a family. 2 Nephi 2:25 "Adam fell that men might be; and men are that they might have joy." Elder Richard G. Scott's latest conference talk motivated us to do this.
Zoe, Emily, Eleanor, & Zach are on Thanksgiving Break! This is the first year that they have had the entire week off from school for Thanksgiving. We plan to make lots of pies and have lots of fun!