Family Home Evening

Last night we had our weekly tradition of holding family home evening or FHE. This is a time where we turn off the TV and sit together as a family by sharing a lesson, praying, singing hymns and if it is a good night…an activity &/or treat.

I decided we needed to teach the kids the importance of commitment. We went over what it meant, what are exact commitments are to each other as a family and also to our Heavenly Father. I have realized after starting a new program (The Total Transformation) due to my son’s misbehavior that my ineffective parenting style sometimes sends mixed signals about this important character trait. So while I work to become more effective, I hope in turn, I teach my children that it is important to keep their commitments. At the end of the lesson, I quickly reintroduced accountability…we have to be held accountable for our choices. If we decide not to keep a commitment…there are consequences. As parents, we have to hold our children accountable to commitments they have made to us.

Our activity was our treat! We made Carmel apples! It was fun to make them…super easy and delicious to eat, very ooey gooey by the way. It reminded me of when I would make them with my family growing up. It may end up being an October tradition.

Happy Fall Yall,
Shan

"Always Something There to Remind Me"

Okay, so I have been stalling my “report” about my 20 year high school reunion. To be honest, mainly to not come across as a big complainer.

The best thing about my 20 year reunion was seeing people I didn’t see at my 10 year reunion. Overall, though, I enjoyed the 10 year better. I’m not saying I thought my 20 yr. was a total waste of time, not at all. I am glad I went.

Brief Summary:

*place was way too small…cramped
*music way too loud
*NOT ENOUGH 80’s music for a class that graduated in the 80’s
*lost my voice because I had to yell to talk to people
*too “clicky”

I am afraid I am getting old…I sound like a “stick in the mud.” This is just my honest opinion. I am sure to many others there it was totally different (especially the ones who were heavily intoxicated.)

I am afraid the smallness of the place it was held in made it difficult to be more open with people. The volume of the music did not lend to conversing much either. Anyway, I hope I will be able to keep in touch with some friends I had lost touch with over the years. There were many I wished would have come and did not.

I would like to thank every person who told me they thought I looked exactly the same! The ego trip alone was worth going, whether you meant it or not! 🙂

Shan
 
 
 

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