Monday, October 20, 2008

first day on the job

Well yesterday was my first official day on the job. Last Sunday I was called as the new primary president, so this past week I've just been busy getting started. Strangely enough, I'm actually excited about it. I have two really great counselors, and I know they have my back. I was almost overly prepared yesterday, because I wanted it to go smoothly. I was conducting, and doing sharing time. I had my short talk, the songs, the kids that were giving talks, Scripture, prayer,article of faith,and all that typed out, so I would follow the routine, and not skip anything. I printed it all out in a nice organized format, and ran out the door to make it on time. Problem was, I ran out without grabbing the paper. Oh nuts. I kind of stumbled my way through opening exercises, but I think the Sharing time went ok.I guess the important thing is that I know the church is true, and I love the kids in my primary. I am grateful for the chance I have to serve in a new capacity. I was the primary chorister for 3 years, and I loved that, but I feel like this will be a good opportunity for me to grow in other ways. I hope I can live up to the expectations of the children, because they are so special.

First snow fall

We woke up to the most gorgeous snow fall last Sunday, felt like thanksgiving. I nearly thought we had skipped right by Halloween, it was fabulous. As soon as we got home from church Carter and Layla could not be contained. We got the kids all bundled up, Layla was right out of "the Christmas story" I swear. She fell down, and totally could not get up, so funny. She only lasted a couple of minutes outside, but Craig and Carter made the cutest snowman. I think our Apple tree was as surprised by the sudden snow fall as us, because it cracked right in half. I guess that's one way to get the apples down.