Monday, June 10, 2013

Precious Little Time.


You know what guys?  Just one week into our summer vacation, and we are already having a most wonderful time together.  And many of our summer wishes are coming true.


I love being with my kids.  It is a blessing for sure, and I don't want to miss a moment of snuggling, and laughing, and playing.  So, as you might have guessed, I probably won't be around these parts very often for the next little while.  As it is, I've got things I'd like to get done for Me, ya know?


But before I go, I promised to tell you guys about this little book from Deseret Book called "One Drop at a Time."  It is pretty much all taken from M. Russell Ballard's talk given at the October 2012 General Conference called, "Be Anxiously Engaged."  ("Bee" Anxiously Engaged would have fit too!)

My first thoughts were that this would be a neat gift to give to an actual Beehive...you know, a young woman, because I like the explanation of the significance and symbolism of the beehive.  I also really liked pp. 28-29 which says,

"When our hearts are no longer set upon the things of this world, we will no longer aspire to the honors of men or seek only to gratify our pride.  Rather, we take on the Christlike qualities that Jesus taught..." such as being gentle, meek, and long-suffering, being kind without hypocrisy or guile, feeling charity towards all men, and always having virtuous thoughts.  We no longer have a desire to do evil and the Holy Ghost is our constant companion.

These are definitely the wishes of my heart.  And I hope that as I spend time with my children this summer, they can further help me to develop these qualities.


***This giveaway is now closed.  The winner is Kristin!***
Thank you for your entries!

I also have a copy of "One Drop at a Time" to share with one of you.  If you'd like to be entered to win, please leave a comment on this post and please include your email address so that I can contact you when you win!  Carry on!

41 comments:

  1. What a wonderful photo!! I hope your Summer is as wonderful as it has started out to be!!

    MichellesCharmWorld@Gmail.com

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  2. Enjoy your summer! More importantly, enjoy your KIDS! They do grow so quick. I would love to win!

    lincolnnash@hotmail.com

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  3. I lovey our thoughts! I've recently begun pondering on similar things... Focusing on MY actions to improve my children. Happy summer!

    Kmgourley@gmail.com

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  4. I love summer w/ kids and reading. Thnx for the chance. Mariannemt23 at yahoo dot com

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  5. I love reading with my kids. bethhughes37 at gmail dot com

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  6. Thanks for the opportunity to get a copy of the book, it looks awesome! I enjoy reading your blog! {Becky} baynrecky at gmail dot com

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  7. Cute picture - love that you are being intentional with your summer! That book looks great, thanks for the chance to win a copy. staceylea at gmail dot com

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  8. your kiddos are beautiful...i'd spend time with them over blogging also! douglas dot connie dot ward at gmail.com

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  9. That is a precious picture of your kids. You should definetly frame that one. familysuds at gmail.com

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  10. I am the same way about Summer time! I saw you said about wanting to homeschool because you miss your kids so much! I was going to start this year actually but with #5 due right after school starts I knew it wasn't the best timing but I am seriously planning on starting next year! Hope I win! I have that book on my list of books to read! stopfamily4 @ yahoo.com!

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  11. I LOVED that talk! It definitely stood out to me! Have a lovely summer!!

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  12. Winter were I live at the moment but last summer I decided I needed to teach my 3 (8,10 &12) to swim - so took them to the pool everyday. At beginning they could barely do 25 metres overarm. By the end they could all do at least 100 metres of overarm, backstroke and breast stroke non-stop. It was our best holidays ever. graymice at tpg dot com

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  13. sounds like a lovely loving book, put me in the drawing and enjoy your kids!

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  14. Enjoy your summer snuggling with the kidlets! I wish mine were still small enough to be home for the summer. "One Drop at at Time" would make an excellent gift. Thanks for offering it! marcyhowes@gmail.com

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  15. This was the exact post I needed today. I'm really appreciating my kids today and trying to be more engaged. Fingers crossed I win this darling book.

    edwards1616@sbcglobal.net

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  16. I would love to read this book. We're enjoying our summer here too! Thanks! Amandajwm @ gmail

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  17. We are soaking up summer time together, too! This sounds like a great book for becoming Christ-centered in our lives. Thanks for the giveaway! becausebabiesgrowup@gmail.com

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  18. I loved his talk and would love to read this book. Thanks for doing a give away! :)
    mymixofsix@hotmail.com

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  19. That talk is one of my favorites ever and has had an important impact on my life... I have been planning to buy myself a copy of the book soon... panamenos@hotmail.com

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  20. Love the quote! Please enter me. rebeccaraye@me.com

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  21. Enjoy the summer w/your kids!
    bunny987@gmail.com

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  22. Sounds like a fantastic book! I hope I win. Enjoy your lovely summer with your children. wendybro33@gmail.com

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  23. Sounds like a great book . I loved that talk. Makes us realise the simple things in life are what brings us the most joy! His words at that conference really made me think about how I was using my time and limited energy. I would love a chance to win this book scraps4u@verizon.net

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  24. I loved that talk and remember thinking that I should store up on HONEY!! :o) Thanks for your blog and great appreciation for motherhood. Love it!

    hope I win! michellemcmullin@gmail.com

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  25. I would love this - it sounds awesome. Thanks for the chance!

    grunewald@sasktel.net

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  26. Your children are adorable, as always! I'd love a chance to read the book. I'm thinking it is on my list of things to get when we're near a Deseret Book later this summer (unless of course I win!). I've come to realize as my kids get older that summer is almost as busy as the school year with swimming lessons, youth conference, girl's camp, scout camp, other activities, vacations, etc. thrown in.

    thimbleluvr@hotmail.com

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  27. I'd love a chance to win the book. I even have a little time this summer to read since I only have an internship and no classes right now. ValerieFM@sfn.org

    Have a wonderful summer. I know what you mean about wanting to spend every minute possible with your kids. As I knew, but am learning first hand, they grow up and will too soon be away.

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  28. I would love to read the book, but I'd rather not put my email in the comments - you can get in touch with me thru Facebook though I hope.

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  29. I love that sweet picture. Hope you have great moments with your precious family.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  30. I hope you have a wonderful summer and i am glad that you will be with the kiddos instead of the computer :-) They grow up so very fast! carinanddrew@gmail.com

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  31. I love summer for those reasons!

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  32. I would love a copy of that book! jeaninecrane AT yahoo DOT com

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  33. Thanks for your good example!

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  34. That sounds like a great book. Thanks! Nelle_rae23 at msn dot com

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  35. I'd love this for my new beehive daughter! aubrey@behuninassociates.com

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  36. I'd love this book! tcmgoodwin@gmail.com

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  37. Sounds awesome! I'd love a copy! christyjean79@gmail.com

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  38. Love a copy - one of my favorite general authorities! emily_torgerson AT yahoo DOT com

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  39. Would love a copy if this is still running. tdrowlee AT yahoo DOT com

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  40. My comment is... You are awesome! But why do you have to torture me and not come visit until July? I want to win that book too.

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