Friday, March 20, 2009

Cassie's Artwork

Cassie loves to draw and color all the time. She makes me give her paper and then she staples them together and makes "books". Last night we were lounging around after dinner and she came up to Javier and asked him to help her draw me on one of her pages. So he drew me with a huge belly, thanks babe, and sent her on her way. She went in her room and after a while came out to show us her new artwork that she colored. This is what she brought us.
I have no idea what that is coming out of my back, but as you can see she added the baby inside. How cute! I burst into laughter the second I looked at it. I think this one is worth saving.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Becoming an Elder

Yesterday Javier was ordained an Elder in the Melchizidek priesthood, which puts our family one step closer to the temple. Javier wanted my grandpa to be the one to ordain him, since he thought it would make him proud. Grandpa has always been so encouraging over the years. It also happened to be grandpa's birthday, so it was an extra special birthday for gramps. My dad and all my uncles came and stood in, which made me very grateful to be part of such a large and supportive family. Sometimes I take it for granted, but yesterday I really felt joy in my heart because of it. I am so proud of him for putting forth a lot of effort in his calling as the ward mission leader. He is taking it serious and has done more church service in the last few months as he has in the last 10 years combined. I have really felt the difference in our home and am so thankful for it. This year has been particularly stressful for many reasons, but even in the midst of the stress and uncertainty I am comforted because I know we are being blessed in so many other ways.
Javier's Baptism, August 9, 1998