Are you having a jolly week? I sure hope so. Considering tomorrow is the end of the world. But then again, maybe it won't end. So I hope your week is jolly so you can keep going after tomorrow with the jolliness. Or something.
I know it's been a tough week and it's kept me from blogging. I don't want to move into funny and stuff too soon, but I also don't want to be sad. Here is where I am... We live in perilous times. No laws or confiscations or medications or anything else will stop bad guys from doing bad things. Or from getting guns. Satan has got a hold on the hearts of the children of men and he will not let go or even loosen his grasp until Christ comes. I hope you are praying, as we are, that He will come soon.
On to the happy. Because happy is good. Happy is Joy.
Last week our cub scouts went to the Veteran's home in Ogden to pass out ornaments. It was so fun to watch our cute cubs and their sibling go into the residents' rooms and give them an ornament. Or 15. I took pictures as they passed them out then took a picture of the group. Sam wouldn't stand with the group so I snagged this one.
Sam wrote this special piece in school. I love the last line.
AAAAGGGHHHHHH!!! Isaac just texted me from school and said his science fair project is going on to the district!!!!! AAAAAAGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
We got our tree up last Saturday night. Sunday was the family party and since it was a Christmas party, I figured it would be nice to have a tree up. Plus, it's Christmas next week. Notice there are only like 2 decorations on it. Those are Ruthie and Sam's ornaments they just made in school and gave to me this week. The lights are part of the tree. Luckily. And there are really presents under it too, much to our kids' delight!
And here is the play room minus the toys and games and clock and other such things. Also minus the chairs and tables for people to eat dinner Sunday. The basement, for which I have NO pictures, mostly because I don't go down there since Sunday because it was a disaster and there were games destroyed and toys EVERYWHERE!, is awesome. Well, messy. But still awesome. And it was a big hit. It was so hot and crowded in my house that it was a relief that it wasn't more crowded and hot because most of the children and teenagers were downstairs.
So now I'm ready for Christmas and am so grateful to celebrate with our home full of safety, peace, love, completeness and JOY.
On to more Jolliness!