For those of you who were interested in attending FHE at our home, we have finally hammered out a few details. So stay tuned...
But first, a quick story...
A few days ago we got together with another MOM couple (mixed orientation marriage). We've done this several times with one or two other couples and our kids, and it is always a lot of fun. We have kind of been doing them on a monthly basis, but we want to make it more definite so that others can plan ahead and join us! Anyway, more about that later as well...
On our way home, we were driving through Pleasant Grove and we saw this sign:
"Mom, is that really your blog name? Why would someone have put that on the sign? Do you think someone else uses "Serendipity" as their blog name?"
Me: Definitely. I didn't just make up the name. It is a real word with a real meaning.
Him: Oh, really? What does it mean?
I explained that it means accidentally discovering something that is good when you are looking for something else.
Him: So, the fact that we found that sign while we were looking for the freeway to get home is Serendipity?!
Me: Yes, I guess it is. Way to use a new vocabulary word!
I told him I should blog about our conversation, so there it is.
I love it when serendipity happens when I am in a church class or when I am reading my scriptures. I might be looking for something else, and find a treasure of wisdom that I never would have found otherwise! That hasn't happened to me for a while, well, because I'm not very good at studying my scriptures sometimes. I spend too much time on blogs and facebook because I love you all so much!
So, what if I could motivate myself to scripture study by preparing to discuss a topic with some of you? I am excited at the possibilities with this, and I hope that some of you are, too, because a discussion with just Scott and I could be pretty boring. ;) Actually, he and I discuss things all the time, but it would be great to have additional, outside input.
So, today while he and I sluffed Sunday School, we hammered out a plan. Here are events that are already on the calendar:
1st Monday of the month, of course, is reserved for the Matis Fireside. We hope they are able to continue with those soon, because we know they mean a lot to a lot of you.
Last Saturday of the month is our party. We will leave that in place, with the exception that we are going to have to skip July due to family vacation, GSA training at the pride center, and a family reunion. We will resume in August--a back to school party!
Anyway, here is the proposal:
2nd Saturday of the month we will have a Family Home Evening of sorts for adults only-- not that we will discuss stuff inappropriate for children; just that I thought it would be nice to have a gospel discussion free from interruption. We will start this at our house on Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time). Please submit suggestions for a topic of discussion by commenting on this post. Then, in a week, I will post the chosen topic so that any of you who want to prepare to contribute will have the time to do so. At the event itself, we will probably choose a topic, a different location (if desired), make assignments for treats and whatever else for the next meeting. Also, Scott will work on some sort of conferencing option for those who are out of town to join us.
On the 3rd Saturday of the month (if this works, we thought Friday or Saturday would be best) we will have a MOM get-together. While the weather is good, we will meet at an awesome park in Pleasant Grove at about 6:30, bring your own picnic dinner and a snack and games to share, if desired. (Email Kengo or me if you want to offer suggestions, such as the best day and time, etc.)
The following Monday, we will have another FHE, but this time families are invited. At the very least, our children will be here, so as we take turns giving lessons, we need to keep in mind teaching and keeping the attention of my 13, 11, 8, and 4 year olds. Thanks! (Sometimes this will be the 3rd Monday, sometimes the 4th--so the July one would be July 20th, although we might be on vacation at that point, so we will have to finalize that one later, I guess. Stay tuned!)
Okay, so if you are interested in any or all of the above, comment or email and let me know (email is in my profile). If you have any suggestions or want to propose changes to any of these tentative plans, please contribute!
I know we are making our already crazy lives even crazier, but I am really excited! I hope some of you are too!
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