Here is the link to the General Conference Packet that I made last year that is really simple for younger kids. I have posted it again if you wanted to use it.
Today after church I asked my kids to go out to the van and wait for me while I took care of something. I like to think that I have fairly good kids and that they can handle walking outside, getting in the van, and sitting quietly for a few minutes without me. I knew that they would be safe because the parking lot was full of ward members that we know and love. However, apparently my parental judgment was a little off this time because I walked out of the building to find my 6 year old son, TJ, running circles around the van singing (or rather shouting) “I’m sexy and I know it!” Oh, and remember that parking lot full of ward members that we know and love, yes they were all witnesses. So should I take the award now or do we have to wait until December to find out who the mother of the year is?
We had a fun night out with the whole family and went to a hockey game. The kids got their noise makers, which Michael used as a light saber. Then we enjoyed some hot dogs and nachos and watched some hockey. I was surprised at how much the kids got into it. TJ was very distraught that our home team lost, but it was still fun to cheer them on.
Elder Troy Paul Jewkes has hereby been called to labor as a head golf professional in the Oregon section of the PGA. Troy served a two year LDS mission in the Eugene Oregon mission field and is very excited to be returning to his “people”. We are sad to be leaving such a wonderful place and to be leaving so many great friends that we have made while living here, but I feel very strongly that this new adventure is a true blessing in our lives. I know that Troy will do a fantastic job with the golf operations of the course he will now be managing. He is so passionate about he game of golf and that shines through the work that he does and the lessons that he teaches. You can’t help but love the game while you are in his presence. We still have a lot of details to work out and I am not looking forward to the actual move, but we will let you all know when we have settled in our new home and hopefully we will be able to use the Oregon Coast as an enticement for visitors.