Monday, September 27, 2010

Best Calling Ever

Yesterday was the first day of my new calling. And as a fact it happens to be the best calling there is, I know, I voted. Now you are curious, what could be better than your calling? Well I will tell you, in fact Jesus will tell you, because......

There is nothing better than those little 3-year-olds. I don't think I stopped laughing the whole time. I actually need to come up with a more discreet way of laughing rather then putting the paper in front of my face. I am lucky enough to be a sun-beam teacher but the fact that I get my mom to be my co-teacher is the jack-pot!

To illistrate I want to tell the following story:

It was my turn to give the lesson which was: "I Can be Kind to Animals" (Trevor thinks it was divine intervention I gave this lesson because I really don't like animals, but that's besides the point). There was an activity in the lesson that we "fish" for animals: I made a fishing pole with a stick, string, and a magnent taped to the end so when they "fished" the paper clip that was attached to the picture of the animal would connect to the magnent and they could pick up each animal.
During primary I had the "fishing pole" propped up against the wall and a little boy names Dane started to play with the magnent. He asked me what it was, I told him it was a surprise and that he would have to wait for class-time. He proceeded to guess, "Is it a Rock?" "No" "Is it a button?" "No" "Is it a diamond?" "No, it's a surprise. Please put it down and you will find out what it is when we go to class."

He then proceeds to play with it, when he let go there happened to be a metal ciruit breaker
box right by his chair, (why anyone would put anything low enough for a 3-year-old to get to, especially in the primary room is beyond me) well, it got close enough to have the reaction magnents are famous for....
with a little snap the magnent attached to the metal and did not pull away. Dane watched all of this and stared at the magnent for a minute before looking up at me with huge wide eyes and a big grin


And that, my dear friends, is only part of what I have to look forward to every Sunday!

Jealous?? You should be.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The List

I have always been a huge list maker.
I like to see everything in front of me all at once. It also helps because I am really good at getting distracted and forgetting things so lists help me to remember my really good ideas.
If you will notice... on the left hand side of my blog I have added a new list, called "The List." By reading it you should be able to figure out what kind of list it is.... others like to call it a Bucket List or Things to do Before I Die etc., etc. I have made a ton of these lists over the years. They are in the back of journals, on sticky notes, inside my jewelry box, on my phone, seriously they are everywhere.

I really like this list because it reminds me of things I have to life. I decided it would be a good idea to post "The List" because that way not only am I sharing all my really good ideas with everyone BUT it is now out there and I have to be held accountable for actually accomplishing and completing said list!

The list is not in any particular order of priority in fact I will probably add to it because I am always coming up with really good ideas....
Let me know if I am missing anything really great on "The List"