Tuesday, September 28, 2010

100% for 100 days

"Spirituality--our true aim--is the consciousness of victory over self and of communion with the infinite. Spirituality impels one to conquer difficulties and acquire more and more strength. To feel one's faculties unfolding and truth expanding the soul is one of life's sublimest exerpiences. Would that all might so live as to experience that ecstasy!"

-President David O. McKay

Our stake is doing a wonderful thing called 100% for 100 days. We started on September 17th so that the 100th day is on Christmas. The idea is that this activity is our gift to Christ. We have daily, weekly and monthly goals to reach 100% in.

Individual and family prayer
Individual and family scripture study
Acts of love and compassion to spouse

Date with spouse
Family home evening
Sabbath observance at ward of record
Magnify your calling

Fast and pay tithes and offerings
Temple attendance
Home and visiting teaching

It has been such a blessing in our lives, even in just these couple of weeks, for us to schedule a time each day to do our scripture study and prayers each day. It helps us to remember to put the Lord first and do those things that hold our lives together like glue. We both look forward to General Conference this weekend hear from the Lord's servants.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

One Crazy Week!

These, my friends are "tiny tots." Ages 3-5, love to wear pink tights and tutus and can't get rid of the wiggles! Today was my first day teaching the tiny tots. I had 9 students in my class and am expecting 15 by next week! Can you imagine? 15 three-year-olds? Well, I have to say that I really did have a blast teaching them today. It was so fun to see the beginnings of a love for movement and dance and although they aren't able to do much yet, its so exciting to know that I can be so influential in their learning process and an eventual love for dance! I definitely dug down into my bag of tricks remembering what tactics my ballet teachers used that worked for me.
Jer is already working so hard in his Chinese classes as he is continuing to work on his Chinese major and business minor. He is still working at the MTC and has also just been promoted to an assistant manager with Solartek, the business he was working with this summer! We are taking a Pearl of Great Price class that we are excited for, although we can already tell it will be a challenge. And Jer surprised me yesterday by letting me know that he was enrolled in my bronze ballroom class! How fun to be teaching my husband's dance class!

We also recently found out that Jer will be a technician for the ballroom dance company this year and will have the awesome opportunity to go to Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore with us in the Spring!

All in all, the first few days of school have proved to be pretty busy which projects the way the rest of the semester will be but we know it will be so much fun!