Family Scripture Study

Nathan’s parents came over after church, so I made French toast with a little help from 13. I told her French toast is always 2 eggs and a half cup of milk, and that I would season it with cinnamon and nutmeg if she would do the math to see how many 2 eggs and half cups of milk we needed for eight people.  She figured it out (eight eggs and two cups of milk), and stayed to help me cook dinner!  I was really proud of her, and was glad to see her so engaged in the family as she was tonight. 

Six, on the other hand, replayed the apple scenario with an orange today, and it was so dramatic.  But Nathan’s mom put her to bed with lots of love like I did last night, so we will just keep trying.

Mostly, though, it was a good day, thanks to extra sleep this morning while Nathan played with the kids.

I was grateful.  I finish my pager date at 6am tomorrow morning, and hope I sleep through the final hours of my shift!  It was a good ending to the day, having family scripture study and saying goodbye to Nathan’s parents and having a date with Nathan before curling up with a pager in my pillow.

This is our little life.



About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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