Sunday, February 8, 2009

Word for the year..

Yup.. play.
We do a lot of this, as it is already, but I wanted to make a more concerted effort, to play this year.
To play in many ways..
Play in the kitchen, try new things.
Play in the craft room, try new techniques, learn some new skills.
Play with the kids, put work down and just play.
Play with Merrill, relax, let go and play when we are together.
Play as a family.
In The Family: A Proclamation to the World, it states:
"Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities."
See, play..
We have been doing a lot more playing so far this year. I find it very relaxing to play house with the girls, although I end up being "the babysitter", while they go out on "dates". The plot lines they implement while we play Barbies together, help me to forget about my current worries or stresses. We have also begun playing before bedtime, still reading, but added playing. It has been so much fun to play with Peyton, especially. To see the understanding of new concepts in her eyes is very fulfilling.
I also plan to continue to play with my friends..
On that note, I would love to have a "scrappernoon".. leave me a comment for when works best.. after Peyton's birthday and Valentine's is over of course! :)


kdance10 said...

That's darling. Where do you have it hanging in your house? Way cute. I really love all the ideas you come up with, and that you share them with everyone else. THANKS=)

Laura said...

Where's the recipe for the pulled pork?? Post it, post it!! PLLEEEAASSSEEE!!!
Dang, I'm hungry!

Ally0005 said...

I would love to come to a scrappernoon. Maybe one day I'll just show up. Wouldn't you just pee in your pants if I just walked in. Have fun girl!!!

Mindy said...

Ally.. I would totally pee my pants!! Someday.. you will have the BEST room at the hotel :)
Kaycee.. it will hang in my craft room.. after I re-paint it! But it's there now.. just there to remind me..

Sunshine and Lazy days said...

Peyton is at my favorite age! I love that age, when they are starting to learn so quickly and they are so silly while doing it! I really do need to play with my kids more! Thanks for the much needed advice!!

Six-Pack Momma said...

Can I play?

The Anderson's said...

That was great advice, I am listening to my kids play right now and I am thinking to myself I should be playing with them instead of on this silly computer. I would love to do a scrappernoon, if I was a scrapper... btw, don't make your blog private, I would cry! I love that we have been able to reconnect as friends through blogging and facebook! You are truely a one of a kind person and I have always looked up to you!