Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Isn't he cute??
Today I did this fun senior photo shoot.  I really have forgotten how much I love this and how much fun it can be. We all laughed and laughed, had a great time and in the end we got some great pictures too.  We even got chased by a steer with huge horns!   Thanks Breck for being so dang photogenic. You made my job easy.

Play Dates

 So lately whenever I'm around my kids friends, I can't help but get out my new lens and snap, snap, snap.  Aren't these cute kids??

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Sacrament

There are so many things I would have to explain about this to someone who was not a member of our faith, therefore, I will just write it like you know what I'm talking about.

Last week my 12 year old boy received the Priesthood.  His dad once explained it to him as, "God giving a little bit of His power to you."  I have loved that explanation and have thought about it many times.  Well, last Sunday, God gave a little bit of His power to my son Chandler.   It was beautiful to witness his ordination and to see this step in my son's progression.

Yesterday he passed the sacrament for the first time.  I loved seeing him study and prepare so that he knew just right where to go and to make sure that he didn't mess up.  I loved watching him get on his suit and making sure his hair looked just right.  I loved how he proclaimed that morning, "The first time I get to pass the sacrament is on Easter!  Isn't that great?!"

 I love his enthusiasm for the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I love that he was so ready and worthy to receive this special gift.  I love that the Priesthood was restored to the earth.  I am grateful for Joseph Smith.   I know he wasn't a perfect man and I don't expect him to have been.  He was just a man, called at 14 years old to do the greatest work that has happened in this dispensation.  I am grateful for the trials he endured,  and for his bravery and compassion towards those who constantly persecuted him.  I will ever be grateful for the restoration of the Priesthood that bright morning in 1829 when Joseph Smith  was visited by Peter, James and John and the power of the Priesthood was once again restored to the earth.

This week God gave a little of His power to Chandler.  And his life will never be the same.