The talk I listened to yesterday was by Patti Freeman a recreation professor at BYU. She talked about the value if intentional recreation in building family unity and improving relationships. Her central them is we should "go and do" and make recreation and fun a priority. I have captured a slide from her talk (see below) which highlights her main points. In essence, we can choose to veg and be distracted by all of today's media, or we can get out there and enjoy the beauties of this great earth, learn life's lessons, and create memories that can last forever.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
On my morning bike rides I have decided to pass the time by listening to podcasts of BYU and BYU-Idaho devotionals. The challenge of listening and learning while peddling between Rexburg and Moody and then up to the university is I can't take notes. And, without taking notes or sharing some really great lessons, I likely will forget many valuable insights. Therefore, I will take time periodically to record my thoughts and feelings as soon as possible on our family blog.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
With summer upon us Isaac is enjoying his second soccer season. He is proving to be a good sport and even though he is much bigger than all the other kids, who are his age or just one younger, he makes sure to pass the ball and get all involved. He is having fun and making some new friends.
Friday, July 6, 2012
We had a fun Fourth of July with the parade that goes right by our house, some simple fireworks at Chrissy and Dales, and a full moon rising over the temple. The next night we went to the rodeo and the kids enjoyed elephant ear scones and some up-close-and-personal action.