Thursday, February 9, 2012

Good examples

We've made a resolution to read the Book of Mormon together as a family this year. It's the first time we've really attempted it with our kids. I expected it to be a fight every night with only a few verses read while tantrums are thrown and minimal understanding on the kids part. I have been very pleasantly surprised by the example my kids set for me and Kevin. Kassidy has been really good at reminding me every night that we need to read before bed.

After tucking the kids in at night Kassidy likes to read by flashlight for a few minutes in bed. And of course, Korbin has to copy everything his sister does. I come in after about 10 minutes and turn off their lights so they can sleep. I came in to do that one night and found this (I promise this wasn't staged)...

Kassidy had picked out the Book of Mormon to look at for her story and grabbed Korbin one too. These too melt my heart and are such good examples of what is important, even if they can't really read the book yet :)

Playing catch up

I have fallen drastically behind on my blogging and have just decided to forget Christmas. It was great, but I don't really want to go back and uploads all the pictures and posts. So moving on, here's what we've been up to last month....

The weather has been beautiful, so we spent a Saturday afternoon on a hike up the Mare Island Shoreline Preserve with some friends. It's a beautiful view of the San Francisco Bay area, and we made it up right around sundown.
Kevin got his braces off after a mere 9 months (lucky duck). This picture shows how handsome he looks with his new shiny smile!

We've been relishing the temperate winter weather and spending many a day at the park with friends.
I celebrate my 26th birthday and was spoiled by my sweet visiting teachers and Kevin spoiled me with a Kindle cover and protective cover.

Next, to catch up what we've been doing in February.