In the interest of family history recording I decided to document a small portion of our daily schedule – morning scripture study. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I will let them do most of the talking with small explanations from myself. Our bishop challenged our ward to read the entire Book of Mormon this year. We thought mornings would work best. Here’s the drill: Sean wakes us all up bright and early (I will not specify the time as it makes some people roll their eyes that we find that particular hour so early), and we all eventually gather around the table. Sean usually carries Anna down, sometimes wrapped in a blanket. Lu has already been up for a half-an-hour, and the boys are still rubbing sleep from their eyes.
On this particular morning, Djeryd got downstairs early enough to sneak in a little Calvin and Hobbes before the scriptures were opened. Lu gratefully found a half-dressed playmate to amuse herself with for the fifteen to twenty minutes we spend on this (I love the train of ribbons cascading down her dolls back – please note: Alyx dressed her little brunette friend all by herself).
I got Sean a Book of Mormon for the Latter-day Saint Family that has some good explanations, vocabulary words, and thought questions as a birthday gift. We have picked up many new things reading it in conjunction with our regular scriptures.
We each take turns reading a verse and usually get through one chapter a morning. To keep our kids focused Sean came home from church one day with the idea to color each reference to Christ in the scriptures. We are 53 pages into the book and have yet to find a page that does not speak about Christ. It is amazing to see and physically mark how this book is truly another testament of Jesus Christ.
(I love Lu’s face in this picture. Man, that girl cracks me up!)