Service

Visiting

Today is my hubby’s birthday so he deserves a birthday compliment: I love my husband because he visits people. And not because he has too, but because he actually wants to. He is a thoughtful man.…

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Drawing for Dru

Chad was out of town for a couple of weekends in January and I couldn’t face rounding up the 4 kids by myself to go do a big service project. Plus I felt like my house was its own service project. So we opted for a different kind of Service Saturday in January.…

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Think Outside the Moving Box

We had a different kind of Service Saturday in December. Instead of giving service to another family, we received the service. We moved up the street last week and we had so much help. Besides the several men, women, teenagers and children that showed up to help move boxes and furniture, there were many others acts of service:…

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The Revival of Service Saturdays

Do you remember Service Saturdays? You know where my family and I go serve one Saturday a month so that my kids don’t turn into snotty, entitled rich kids. Well, we lost our groove for a few months there over the summer, but we are now back on track. Service Saturdays have been revived.…

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That Family

We were that family at Philmont Scout Camp. You know the one with the kid throwing a tantrum at every turn. The one every one feels sorry for because the mom looks frazzled with too many kids. The one whose dirty kid is wandering around unsupervised. We were that family.…

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Service Rocks!

This was the first Service Saturday where my kids kind of rebelled at first. They weren’t happy to be there and they were slow and whiny. It was like we were Service newleyweds and the honeymoon just got over.…

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Say Yes

I took dinner to my BIL & SIL’s family Monday night. She was due with baby #4 any day, her hubby was way sick, and her son broke his arm the night before. When I called her to see if I could bring dinner, she said, “I would normally say no, but yes, I would love for you to bring us dinner.”…

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Anniversary Service

For May’s “Service Saturday” we wanted to help a small family in our neighborhood. Last year, they were sealed together as a family in the Manti LDS temple on their 10th wedding anniversary. Chad and I were invited to the ceremony, and it was special to see the kids sealed to their parents.…

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Gilbertson/Amaya Family Service

Remember a few weeks ago when I said that Service Saturdays Want You! I wanted your family to do service too and submit your pictures and write up so we can all be inspired by the different ways families can serve. Well, I am happy to report I get to feature my first family!…

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