Thursday, November 20, 2008

Do you have a testimony of scouting???

I have to admit that my "testimony" of the scouting program is quite weak. I've even been a Den Mother for a time. I do think it's wonderful to have good influences in our children's lives..and that is something I can feel positive about(Derek's leaders have always been stellar)
Well, last night my "testimony" was strengthened (although I still think Round Table stinks:))
Derek received his Arrow of Light Award. The highest award given in the Cub Scouting program. He was properly honored and sent over the bridge (literally) to Boy Scouts. Mom and Dad would be proud. They are avid scouters....



Here is Derek being welcomed to Scouting and given his new Boy Scout manual by the 11 yr old scout leader. There is even an 11 yr old scout there to greet him.

Derek is showing off the new arrow that was made just for him. Complete with horse hair, turkey feathers etc. (By this time he was tired of pics)



The Cub Master had him light 7 torches that each represent an attribute he has and will continue to develop...wisdom, courage, self-control, justice, faith, hope, and love.

Preparing to cross the bridge....
I was appreciative of all the effort that went into this event and all leading up to it. Many people worked together to bless the life of my boy and for that I'm grateful.




I guess we'll stick it out a few more years...


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Bribe or positive motivation????

What do this book......

and Carrie Underwood have to do with each other?????? Well.....as I've mentioned before, we are big American Idol fans. We have enjoyed watching Carrie's success since she won AI a few years ago.
In May our DD learned that CU was coming to town in November and began begging to go to the concert. My DH was tired of the nagging and so he told her that if she would read the Book of Mormon (on her own) before Nov 7th then he would get her tickets. She began reading every night and had finished by the end of September!!
SOOOO...last night was the concert. It was a fun date with our DD and her friend. CU did not disapoint and was a great performer. She has an amazaing voice! Here are a few pics and a video our DD took of part of the concert.


DD and her friend



Carrie Underwood



video