Thursday, June 30, 2011

Who's Your Hero?

Looking forward to the 4th of July weekend, these posters have been on my mind.  I want to teach my children about their country and what makes it great, where it came from and why it is different. (and know better myself)  I love what the artist Steve Nethercott had to say about them:  "In a world full of fantasy heroes and pop-stars, we should never forget the real heroes, with real courage, real strength, and real stories,"  I'm still trying to figure out where I would hang them, but I really want to getting some!  Along with the American Hero posters, he has a set of Bible hero posters and Book of Mormon hero posters that are really awesome. You can see them all HERE.
A few of my other favorites:
Hannah's Promise
Mother's of the Stripling Warriors
David and Goliath
Samuel the Lamanite

Thursday, June 23, 2011

People are so good!

I just had to send a big thank you out to the strangers that came to our rescue yesterday!  Miss B is celebrating the big 1-0 this weekend and we have a little craft project planned for her party and I decided that I had just enough time before dinner to run to Hobby Lobby for supplies.  We were doing good for time until we got to the car to go home and I realized that I had locked my keys in the car!  And it was like one hundred and a million degrees outside! And it turned out to be a really great experience.  I had left my windows cracked, so we headed back into the store to find some kind of wire to make a door-unlocking tool.  A long stemmed sunflower seemed perfect, but once back out in the (aforementioned) heat I was not having much luck.  After a few minutes a man came over and offered to help and he seemed to have some good ideas so I let him have a go at it and within a few minutes he did it!  He confessed to having a lot of experience- not because he steals cars- but because he was a police officer!  I was so thankful to him and his wife/girlfriend who asked or at leasted allowed him to help us! As I was buckleing everyone in a woman drove up and handed me a bag full of ice cold water bottles and snacks she had picked up for us while we were out there and insisted I still take them.  My kids were so grateful and so happy that we had been so blessed by kind strangers.  I can't wait to pay it forward next time I see someone in a similar situation.  Thanks to our mystery heros! 

Oh and happy birthday to my first born!  She is such a great kid, I just wish she would stop growing up!