Sabbath Sweetness

These boys are now able to fill out their tithing slips all by themselves these days, thanks for book sales and autographs, and I am in awe of how fast they grow up!

This girl could go to Sacrament meeting with us this morning, but not stay for nursery since surgery is next week:

These girls were pretty in pink today, and I love how they always want to match but also express their individuality.

The big kids play legos while the little ones nap, and they love this time so much that they don’t play legos on other days so that playing on Sunday is okay.  They are so funny!  I’m glad they worked out on their own how to navigate the Sabbath, and I love their solution.

They are good at being super quiet, because Miss Thang already wakes up cranky enough from her naps.


Tonight at dinner was extra fun when Papa taught them how to play “bones” like in Mary Poppins!


Nathan can play anything!  I knew he would be excited for the rare treat of having ribs for dinner.  I didn’t know he would turn them in to instruments!

I’m kidding.  His “bones” were carved wooden instrument ones.  But it was a fun way to teach some anatomy!

We also filmed a new music video tonight, so that will be fun to edit and release tomorrow.   

Everyone was so tired tonight after our big week, which made date night with Nathan easy since they all fell asleep so early.  

I love that they are so excited about school and look forward to Monday mornings when they can go back.  This is such a good thing!  I am relieved we are back home and in such a good school.

Today was a good resting day, which all of us needed.  There is much to do before we leave for Cincinnati, but we were able to play yesterday and rest today.  Tomorrow will care for itself, and we will get through one piece at a time.

But today was a sweet time together, and I am grateful.

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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