{Journals} a busy day...

but a good one! Do you ever feel at the end of the day that it just whizzed by? Now that I am taking the time to reflect I can't even remember actually playing with Logan. Sad. But he did have a fun day...I promise! We spent the morning running errands to get ready for achievement day, mailing bills, and a little grocery shopping. When we got home it was nap time...both Boston and Logan took VERY good naps...almost 3 hrs for Logan and 2 hrs for Boston...sweet! --all while I was busy getting set up for achievement day, doing laundry, cleaning a little-- not as much as I am supposed to accomplish on Mondays...but the surface cleaning anyways. Then Logan went to his Grandma Keele's to play while the "AD" girls graced my home. These girls, are so fun! And I couldn't have been luckier to have such an awesome partner to teach me how to truly serve in my calling. She is super amazing and such a leader. She knows just how to teach the 8-9 year olds-- and boy do I have a lot to learn from her! For our activity today we worked under the category "Learning and Living the Gospel" by decorating "Journal Jars" (made from little formula cans...thank you Boston for eating so much! and thank you Dani for getting Boston food to eat!...Note: she works at a pediatrics hospital and can get formula for family--free! how sweet is that?) They worked perfectly. I put little kits together full of scrapbook paper, tags, letters, words, and ribbon for each girl. They all decorated a can. Then took a list of simple questions and cut them into strips and folded them up in their cans. Next activity day they will decorate little notebooks that will be their Journals- under category "Developing Talents". Each day they are advised to pick a question from their jars and answer it in their journals. We talked about the importance of keeping a journal for our posterity and also for us to look back on and see how we have grown and succeeded in our lives.
As I was checking up on blogs tonight I found a quote by President Hinckley on my friends blog (thanks Jess) that fit our activity so perfectly--and also fits the reason why I keep this journal...sweet little bloggie!

Here is another quote I found from President Hinckley..."You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh you memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience. Gordon B. Hinckley.