Tuesday, August 23, 2011


It's that time of year again when students here are returning to school. Although I home school most of the children, we too are having the same experience. This year we are off to a little bit of a bumpy start. Jessica had her first day at high school. Ryan also had his first day at school. Thankfully, both of them seemed to have had a smooth first day at school.

However, for those staying at home, most of the other children's curriculum has not even arrived yet. No, I was not late in ordering it. I'm not sure why the schools were late in sending it. This year we are mostly doing online academies for all of the children, except Deborah. Johnathon's stuff did finally arrive yesterday, but it was not everything we were expecting. In an attempt to at least finish a little bit of school, we were up till 11 pm do 3rd grade assignments. Yikes. I hope he's not too tired today cause we have A LOT of work to get done.

We have also started seminary. I love that Jessica is so willing to be up early in the morning to attend seminary. I'm so thankful that she has such a good attitude about it! This morning while she was at seminary, I was reading in the scriptures about the concern that one man had for the people of the church. The people at the time had enjoyed such great peace that they had become very wealthy ... and unfortunately, very proud. The scriptures talk about the results of this pride. It wasn't a good thing. Although there were some who continued to do righteously and were not prideful, it was a great concern to Alma and he "began to be very sorrowful..." But, here's the part that I really LOVE ... "nevertheless the Spirit of the Lord did not fail him."

Isn't that a great thought?