If you think that Sunday is never a fun day…then you obviously didn’t spend the Sabbath with us on our trip.
We began with more French toast:
Then got ready and headed to the local ward to catch sacrament meeting:
This was Claire’s position any time the TV was on in the living room:
We were all gathered together to have a special family reunion family home evening.
My older brother Jacob challenged each family to read the Book of Mormon before our trip. We had already been working harder as a family to read our scriptures each night and had been doing better than we had ever done before. By that I mean we were reading most nights, and each time we would read one column. One measly little column. I realize it’s not much, but it was better than the nothing we had been doing before, so we were feeling proud of ourselves. However, this challenge made it so we had to pretty substantially increase our pace which we did, and we finished the Book of Mormon with a couple weeks to spare. Hurrah!
Jacob also had the great(?) idea for each family to do a skit of a scripture story. We could act it out live or film it beforehand and show the video. I was really crabby about the idea of having to do this so I pretty much let Dallas and the kids take over, and they created a masterpiece:
I was super impressed with everyone’s skits and it ended up being really fun to watch what they had come up with. I guess I can finally say, “Good idea, Jacob!”
After FHE, Spencer succumbed to the siren song of the toys yet again:
And Eli made this face furthering our opinion that he’s actually really an emoji:
The pool was beckoning to the children so we spent the rest of the evening splashing away:
Madison is the funniest little swim baby. She was happiest when I was dunking her head completely under water:
Some of us ended the evening in footie pajamas:
While others unexpectedly wore matching pjs:
Still another unclogged the kitchen sink in minutes while wearing a suit and using no tools, a feat that the property manager was unable to do earlier that day after spending an hour trying. That Dallas. He’s a pretty great guy to have around.