My little sister, Lindsey, came over Thursday night to help me get Jensen and her friends ready for the big NYE dance! We did hair and makeup for two straight hours but it was fun! Just look at these beautiful babes.
It was Tanner's very first Stake Dance. Just for the record, he said he danced 16 times. (His mom gave him a lecture before he left about the importance of asking girls to dance - I guess it worked!)
I've been thinking a lot this week about rewards and pay days. I think it is pretty easy to forget and we all need to be reminded of the fact that THIS LIFE IS NOT THE REWARD. We all want it to be. Sometimes we expect it to be. We forget the purpose behind real earthly experience. We see others around us seemingly living a charmed life and we think, they are getting their rewards. Where are mine? (At least that is our PERCEPTION of what is going on.) But we need to constantly remind ourselves,at least I do, that this is where we EARN our reward. The other side of the veil is where we get the prize.
We need to remember this because sometimes life feels like the test that it is and it is pretty easy to get discouraged.
Case in point, I was consoling one of my kiddos the other day. Sometimes, even when you are fairly popular at school and seem to have a lot of friends, it can feel like you don't get invited to the things that everyone else does because everyone kno…
I know this is completely un-interesting for all of you but I really need to document swim team season for my kids so here goes. We had a great year!
Tanner gets his events number, heat, and lane assignments from "Coach T", the best swim team coach ever!
Tanner and his all-star-placing freestyle and medley relay team.
Reagan shows her events at All Stars.
(Freestyle relay, individual backstroke, and medley relay) Kiki swam the freestyle relay and the medley relay.
Kiki with her biggest fan.
Reagan in "the zone" before a race.
Jensen and Tanner with Maddison
swim team buddies
I need to give a little shout out to our swimming friends, the Fergusons. Swim team would not have been the same without them but unfortunately, I must not have had my camera out at the meets they came too. They had to miss a few at the beginning of the season so I don't have any pics with them but we love you Katie and Jenna!