Monday, April 13, 2015

Connor's Misson Call

 
Last Monday he came home from school to find his LDS mission call in the mail!!
So we called some friends and got our family on Facetime and at 7pm he opened his call:)
video
Tallahassee Florida Mision!!
He reports to the MTC on July 8th.
 Connor is so excited to testify of Jesus Christ and serve the people of this mission for the next 2 years.
I could not be happier that my sweet boy has chosen to dedicate this time to God.   I have noticed the effort he has taken to read the scriptures more, study the doctrine and be prepared. He looks for opportunities to bear his testimony of Christ and serve in quiet ways.  He is such a good example to me and the band of brothers that make up our family. I know that he will be a great instrument in the Lord's hand to bring about much good!  My heart could burst with love for this boy!
 
After everyone left we all settled in for the big National Championship game.:)
It was late on a school night here on East Coast but I couldn't say no--they were all so cute glued to the game! Life with these guys is pretty good!
 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Big Day

Coleman was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society last week.  I am so impressed with this boy and his friends who work so hard in school!
I sure do love this sweet boy!
   He has had a very busy year so far with football in the fall, basketball this winter and currently running track but has still been very disciplined to keep his grades up!
 
He is growing up so fast and I couldn't be happier with the young man he is becoming.
I love you Coleman Keith!  

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Where in the world Will Connor Go?

 
Guess what?  We got an email on Tuesday night from our Stake President saying that Connor's mission papers had been submitted!!
This boy is SO excited to serve the Lord for 2 years on an LDS mission!
He is spending extra time everyday studying the scriptures and the Preach My Gospel manual.
It truly warms my heart.  I am so happy for him and this experience that will change his life. 
 
 
So we have a couple of weeks to make guesses as to where we thin he is going to be called
Where do you think?
 
 
I sure do love this boy so much! What a gift to be his Mother!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

St Patricks Day Celebrations

As always we thoroughly enjoyed St Patricks Day at the Christensen Home. 
 
 We celebrate because it is a long standing family tradition, we have Irish Heritage and it is FUN! 
(Cannon and Bridger--who was sick with a bad head cold-poor guy!)
 
 I think we are confusing my little boys though.  They could not believe that they had to go to school on this 'big holiday".  So unfair in their cute little minds!  After they gathered the gold and rainbow candies scattered here and there from that funny Leprechan that likes our family:)  We enjoyed some lovely green pancakes and a VERY green smoothie (to offset the candy)!
 I have to admit that I LOVE celebrating holidays.  It makes me happy and it builds memories with my boys.  One of my favorite parts of any celebration is setting the table.  So fun! 


On the menu:
Irish Stew served over
Colcannon
Scones,
Green Apple slices,
Chocolate Mint Brownies



We spent some time after dinner learning all about one of our Irish Ancestors my Great Great Grandma
Mary Jane Parks McConnell.
She has a wonderful story of faith!  Her strong spirit, dedication to the Lord and living the gospel are so inspiring!  It was a great experience to gather my family around and introduce them to her.  We really felt her testimony and  love of God as we read about her life.
I am so thankful for her example and sacrifices!
 
It was a wonderful St Patrick's Day!
 
 
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