Tuesday, May 6, 2008

NOT ON THE SCHEDULE...


I am trying to be a better person with going with the flow----but I really struggle when my plan is interrupted. I love my Saturdays to be filled with cleaning and working in the yard, so I am caught up for the week. Well, the Elders Quorum had an activity planned on Saturday and John had to send around emails, so I figured he would go----but I didn't plan on the rest of us going. Well, Saturday morning we got up early and got all the yard work done and John kept asking if we would go----I could tell he wanted us to, so we quickly got cleaned up. All the other families in the ward had Saturday plans as well---so when no one but the presidency shows up they decided to cancel. I was relieved---now I could finish my "TO DO" list! We started to head home and Mace started to cry-----"but, I wanted to see President Hinckley's dirt!" John and I both looked at each other and smiled---how can you say no to that. So I quickly grabbed our prophet book and we read stories of President Hinckley and President McKay.


It ended up to be a wonderful day at the SLC cemetery and then a quick stop at temple square to see the temple and beautiful flowers.The boys gave John and I a work out, since both of us were pushing empty strollers just trying to keep up with their excitement!


To end our time at temple square---Mace looked a little disappointed and I asked him what was wrong...
"I didn't find any DANDELIONS!" He was so upset that he didn't find any of his favorite flowers on the temple grounds. I told him we would have to let our Bishop know since he helps with the temple grounds! So, it you see a Dandelion flower bed next year at temple square---you will know it is because of Mace!



To end the entire day---Mace says, "What's today mom?" He is really into the days of the week so I said "Saturday." That wasn't good enough for him---"No, what kind of day is today?" I guess meaning a holiday or something, so I said, "Well, it is a FAMILY DAY." He followed with, "I like these kind of days."

So lesson learned for scheduled mommy---to be a little more relaxed and spontaneous----and be willing to stop and smell the flowers a little more. Oh, the many lessons we learn from our children.

10 comments:

Jensen Blog said...

Those are such fun pictures! I know that the boys will remember that day for a long time and what is better than that. I love the "lions roaring"

Angee said...

Great pictures! You'll have to give us directions to the cemetery. I would love to stop by next time we're in the area.

Great idea with the prophet book. You're amazing...

Crae & Jenny Williams said...

What fun pictures, and what a fun day. I bet your boys loved it! Looks like John was enjoying himself too!! My girls would love to see Mace and Keston. Please keep us in mind when you are in Logan!!

Taylor Family said...

What a fun day!! Glad you had a chance to stop and smell the flowers!! Tell Mace he does a great job spelling his name. Temple square is beautiful and to see SLC cemetary... your very blessed. Take care.XXOOXO

Mindy Neal said...

those pictures are so cute of your kids. I can't believe how big keston is getting. I can't wait to see them when you come up in July. It looks like you had a great weekend.

Keri Loveland said...

Hi Kassie, You have a way cute little family! I loved the temple square pictures. Hope you are doing well! keriloveland.blogspot.com

sarakorbi said...

cutest story ever, you win. ;)

Jenn said...

Hi Kassie, It's Jenn, as in Jason's Jenn...Your boys are getting so big and super cute!! So,we've finally started blogging--jandjjonesfam.blogspot.com.

Russ and Whit said...

I love your blog and your cute family! Mama Sue took me and Kristen to the SLC cemetery yesterday and we had a FAMILY DAY and looked at all the graves (even though we're all kinda old!). It actually was quite fun! You're so cute and I'm glad I got to see you at Chel's reception! Have a MAGICAL day!!

The Jones Family said...

I never thougth about going to the cemetery. I think that would be a very interesting trip. Your little family is so sute. Your mom dropped off some food at Melissa Saturday, she is sooo thoughtful! I just love family!! Love ya, ains