Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Anniversary FHE


Today, we  are celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary!

So last night, we decided to pull out our wedding photos and our anniversary book (which we received as a wedding gift) to show the kids during family home evening.



(If at this point, you are beginning to think, "Geez, these people will make an FHE lesson out of anything," well, you'd be right.  And so can you!  It's your family time...do what you want!)
Anyway, the kids were thrilled.


They are of the age that they think Mommy looks beautiful in her wedding dress and in just about any dress for that matter...and that Daddy is actually a prince.  I would love for that to always be the case.


We looked at pictures and talked about what it means to be married and sealed in the temple and what "anniversary" means.  We also filled out "year 8" in our anniversary book which is like a baby book for your marriage.  We each took turns saying something memorable about our year.  I think the kids enjoyed adding to the book and watching our family grow from page to page/year to year.

This year, we'll be adding another member to our family, and we are all excited about that.
What else will the year hold...I wonder?



PS - Be sure to sneak a peek at That Good Part's FHE experience!

17 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! You don't look like you've changed a bit but Steve . . . .he looks like he has grown more hair!  ;)

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  2. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!  What a great idea for an FHE!  :)

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  3. blessed to be married in such a beautiful temple.  I think you'll like this about Sealings: http://sethadamsmith.blogspot.com/2012/05/empty-jar-temple-sealings.html#
    You're absolutely doing the right things for FHE!

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  4. Happy Anniversary! Loved the pictures and I think that is a great FHE Activity.
    Blessings to you all!

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  5. We've had fun in years past turning our anniversary into a family bday party. The couple's time can come, too, but I like involving our kiddos in the celebration of the creation of our family!

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  6. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE BOTH OF YOU FOR AN EVERLASTING MARRIAGE.

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  7. Ha!  yes, well he trimmed his beard back considerably after seeing that picture!  I've been asking him to do it for a long time though!

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  8. Congrats!  So cute! My daughter watched our wedding video and wanted to watch it everyday.=0 My son, not so much! lol

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  9. I always loved hearing about my parents love story.

    =)

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  10. I love the idea of an anniversary book!  What a great idea!  Our tradition is that on our anniversary each year we pull out the notes we made of the advice given us at our sealing and discuss them, evaluate how we are doing.  What a fun FHE!

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  11. called yesterday but no one answered so I just left a message.  just for the record, I love you clean shaven prince best of all.

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  12. So happy to have stumbled upon your blog.  It's so beautiful and helpful!

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  13. Sorry about that...yesterday was too too crazy...so was today...and so will Friday!  Scarlett graduated from Preschool today and I babysat a 6, 5, 3, 2, and 1 year old~...(of course 5 sand 3 were mine!)

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  14. Happy Anniversary, you cute kids!!  ;o)  Next month will be my 28th!!  (Sorry, Google won't let me sign in.  I'm Lolawid but signing in as guest...)

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  15. We do stuff like this for FHE, too, and they seem to be some of the kids' favorites.  Great post, and love the pics.

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