April was a good month for us. We got caught up on things we'd been meaning to do since December (remember the pajama post).
Mitch's family trades family names for Christmas and this year, Brad & Lara, gave us some of the most thoughtful & awesome gifts. Lara made amazing capes for the kids, and Brad gave us GEODES. Seriously--what an awesome experience to cut open a rock and find crystals inside. The boys thought we were RICH, not to mention that this scientific, discovery-oriented, sort of experience is right up their ally!
Mitchell is the KING of planning our weekly FAMILY NIGHT. He's not afraid to do things that are out of the norm, even if it takes some work. So, he told me to come up with a spiritual thought and he'd cut open the geodes.
They sparkle better in real life.
At any rate, here's your spiritual thought to go with the geode:
1 Sam 16:7
"...for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart."
We talked about how people might be rough on the outside, but if we care about them, remember that they're children of God, and are friendly and nice anyway, we will be able to find the things that make them sparkle. We also talked about the way we act and the things that we can do to help ourselves be sparkly on the inside & out--we talked about how being kind, not fighting, going to church and reading our scriptures, serving others, and developing talents are all things that will help us be nice on the inside.
And here are my little super-heroes!
Thanks, Uncle Brad & Aunt Lara, for giving gifts that keep on giving!!!!