My oldest son has had a rough road in life, but he is six years in remission from cancer and is trying to figure out what to do next with his life.
My oldest daughter is recently returned from serving a full-time mission in the France Lyon mission and just got married to her best friend in the Salt Lake Temple.
The youngest three are still living at home.
I'm on my sixth year of homeschooling the kids and that takes up a lot of my free time, but I still love this blog as an outlet and a place to record some of the things I've learned about parenting along the way.
Also, I love the gospel and the peace and perspective it's given to me in my life.
What about all these FHE lessons?
Several years ago a friend asked me to join a FHE lesson exchange group and sometime after muddling through my first lesson and receiving the amazing efforts of the other members of the group it soon became an all-consuming passion for me. I was so excited to have wonderful, creative resources for teaching my family the gospel, that I joined every exchange group I could find (on the internet, in my ward, in other wards). Every night after the kids went to bed became my researching, cutting, coloring, and laminating time. Creating family home evening lessons was my main hobby for 4 or 5 years. (yes, I may be a little weird)
Now I have teenagers in the house and I don't have time to participate in the groups any more, so my passion has evolved. What started as a way to back up my favorite lessons, should anything happen to them, has become a continuation of that same passion I had then. It is my hope that you will enjoy these lessons as we have and that you, in turn, will share them with others. I have a testimony of the strength and the joy that weekly family home evenings can bring into families and I hope these lessons will make that quest for meaningful lessons a little easier for you.
Please feel free to contact me for questions or ideas for future lessons. I love hearing from you! :)