Daron, Melanie, Stephen, Kassie, and Kenny

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rockin' church activities!

We love being involved with the kids at this age - they're doing such fun things! Our callings (Klein Stake YW President & Ward YM 1st counselor) keep us busy but where else would we want to be but right in the middle of their activities!? This month has been nonstop crazy fun with church volleyball, dances, and women's broadcast. Here's Kassie's first stake dance! Loved having them both there with me, and with Kristian too!

Church volleyball! Kassie's winning serve streak: https://youtu.be/TIVxhCyPkEY. 

The General Women's Broadcast! What a treat to have Stephanie come (all the way from a different stake)... just for dessert... then leave before the broadcast even started. AHAHAHAHAHA!


This is cute Charis, Stake RS Pres. A fun treat to work with amazing women, she was Steven Chalk's seminary teaacher years ago too - small world. This event took a lot of work to prepare on all of our parts - as she drove away eating my homemade bread I brought her, she texted me "You're AWESOME! Inquiring minds want to know how you manage to coordinate, talk to and facilitate things so dang fast. You're like Blossom, the super hero girl from the Powerpuff Girls Cartoon, who literally flits from one thing to another in the blink of an eye and makes everything perfect and never breaks into a sweat like the rest of us!"

Stake Pres. Bikman texted me this pic he took of Jenina during a YWIE, saying "Your influence runs deep" - hilarious! People tell me they're becoming picture takers because of my example. Funny! 

 AND BACK TO SCHOOL! Here's Stephen's cute French book he made for meet the teacher night... his teacher told us,"Oh Stephen is my angel! Today he dressed up for picture day and he reminded me of a banker or lawyer or executive – just the way he holds himself!" Cute. They love 5th, 8th & 10th grade! Fun to live by cousins and go to seminary together!



Kenny’s teacher at back to school night: "Kenny is so great. He told me, “I have 2 things to tell you Mrs. Walker. One, you look so nice today. And 2, you did a great job teaching us today!” And from the other teacher, “He said - You can always count on me, Mrs. Boyer!” So glad he transitioned happily from homeschooling!

A blast to kidnap Kas to go see Beyonce live! We forgot parking cash so we had to bribe a cute couple walking in to take a check for a bit over in exchange for a $20 for parking - luckily they did!

Fall Fun ~ hotel getaway, flood relief, & Arrow of Light!

We kidnapped the kids for Labor Day and went to a downtown Houston hotel for a getaway. As they're growing older, time is zipping by so much faster everyday... they're so busy with activities, that unless we carve out time we don't get to play. This was a perfect blackout ~ we love laughing with them. They all 3 make us so happy. A friend emailed me about them: "I feel like both of your kids show leadership even amongst the Mormon bubble. I see it. I've been reading Blake's texts and there's a distinct diff between Kassie and other people's comments on the chain. She's a leader. And Stephen yesterday at our house spoke with more maturity, poise, manners and confidence than most 19 year old missionaries that sit at our table." So sweet!  
Some silly trip videos: https://youtu.be/Z8US9P8MRlE and https://youtu.be/C0p7hF9gwjk


Stephen's having fun doing good things: helping work with flood victims, dating and flags ~

News Article: Klein-area church members help Louisiana flood victims

Mormon Helping Hands volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Klein area have joined together to offer help Louisiana flood victims.


Kenny gets his Arrow of Light & becomes a Scout! https://youtu.be/D1QieASrH7Q