3 days ago
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
FaMiLy HoMe EvEnInG
We had such a great FHE last night. First, we all cooked together. Beau got all the kids together and they ground some wheat. Caleb especially loves this and is there to help with every part of it. Then Caleb and Beau went outside to grill some boneless ribs (yummy!), while the girls and I made dough for fresh scones and two loaves of bread. Savanah pays attention to the details and is getting to where she knows what we need next. She cut out all the scones and then rolled the remaining dough out to cut more. Kennedy mostly just played with her scone dough and rolled the same one out a billion times.
Then we cooked the scones and baked the bread. It was nice to sit down and enjoy something we all pitched in to do.
Then we took the kids on a long bike ride up to the college pond. I think Max enjoyed himself more than the kids. He was in the pond the entire time. The kids would throw pine cones at him and he would jump up and catch them. It was so relaxing to be outside and let the kids get some energy out.
When we came home we had a lesson on "Being Clean-Inside and Out." I love hearing the kids thoughts on things. And why they think we should be clean. Caleb kept saying "We get germs when we are dirty." And Savanah brought up that "We can feel the Holy Spirit, when we are clean." Kennedy kept saying "I clean my room."
I love family Home Evening so much! It has always been a part of my life. Something my parents did faithfully through my years at home. It really is an important time for families to grow together and learn together. It is easy to forget sometimes, but I can feel an increase of love in our home when we do it! This is one of my favorite quotes on FHE. It was said in 1915. I think if it was that important then, then in the world we live in today how much more important it must be!
1915: "We advise and urge the inauguration of a Home Evening throughout the Church, at which time fathers and mothers may gather their boys and girls about them in the home, and teach them the words of God ... If the Saints obey this counsel, we promise that great blessings will result. Love at home and obedience to parents will increase, faith will be developed in the hearts of the youth of Israel, and they will gain power to combat the evil influences and temptations which beset them." The First Presidency (Joseph F. Smith)
I hope you all are trying hard to find the time to be with your families! I would love to hear any fun ideas or things you remember about FHE's that were great successes!
Posted by Bon at 9:11 AM