Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New calling...

So I got a new calling in my church, I'm an assistant Webelos leader. For all my fellow Canadian readers, a Webelo is the older kid cub scouts. I have to admit that I was a little intimidated in accepting this call, as I grew up with 5 younger sisters and am overall pretty girly. I know girls!!!! (even though I do have 3 young boys myself). But with each week, I love the challenge and getting to know those young boys. I love their energy and they make me laugh. Tonight I was reading the scriptures and read Doctrine and Covenant 64:33. It says: "Wherefore, be not weary in well doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great". It really made me reflect on the the supposedly "lesser" roles in life. For example, parenthood, a role that is often undermined. Yet we are laying a foundation for our kids to accomplish all that they desire and experience a life full of happiness. What a great work! I'm so grateful to be involved in that work and for all the people; family(grandparents, uncles and aunts), primary teachers, school teachers, great neighbors and friends who help along the way. Often I feel that it is those things we do that aren't publicly noticed and seem so simple, that make the greatest difference in lives of others. "Out of small things proceedeth that which is great."

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Brody!!!

So one of my favorite shows is cake challenge on food network, they make the most beautiful cakes. I know I'm not even close to cake challenge level, but I thought a football cake would be easy enough to pull together. Well after hours spent and my kitchen completely destroyed, I came up with this cake. The problem was that the cake I made was light and fluffy and so when I cut out the football shape, it was really crumbly and the icing wouldn't stick to the sides. Good thing over the years of not being a perfect homemaker, I have learned to fix and cover up mistakes. Anyways, he's 3 and loved it and that's all that matters!!!