"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Monday, April 6, 2015

They EARNED it!

The past six months has been a wild ride for all of us.  While Dallas and I are at the houses hammering away, our kids are being shuffled to and from babysitters and cared for what seems like everyone except for us.  They have adjusted well (especially the big kids), and Dallas and I wanted to reward them for being so patient and flexible with us during this time period.  We gave them the option to choose a trampoline for our new yard, or Lagoon season passes.  We also told them that if they chose Lagoon they would have to work a bit for it- earning $50 each and memorizing all 13 Articles of Faith.

It was not easy and was not grumble free.  We focused our scripture study as a family to studying and memorizing each of the Articles of Faith, and This past Tuesday both Will and Annie finally passed of the 13th and final Article of Faith!  The kids made and sold cookies around the neighborhood, did countless extra jobs around the house, babysat, and pooper-scooped the neighbor's lawns so they could earn their money.  Will even said the other day, "Mom, I'm not going to buy any books at the book fair this time because I want to save my money for Lagoon."  Delayed gratification!  They are getting it!  We were so proud of them and all of their hard work.

Saturday Seth came and worked all day at the houses with Dallas and I took the day off from construction and got to hang out with my kids on Paige's 2nd birthday at Lagoon!  Jenn, Brad, and their kids were all there, too.  We had a blast together and are looking forward to a summer filled with lots of rides and lots of fun!

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