So in our ward I am the Primary President. And Scott is the Young Mens President. Does that make us busy? Eh, just a little. But that's not what this post is about.
I've never had a calling in the Young Women's organization (well, other than my one-week stint as Girls Camp Craft Lady last year) . . . so it has been fun to see the in's and out's and workings of the youth program through Scott. It's especially fun because we have a fantastic group of youth in our ward.
Earlier this year the YM were in charge of the combined activity for the month and they (with the help of Scott's brainstorming) decided to do an Iron Chef competition. What a cool idea, huh?! They divided into groups and our house was one of the kitchens. They came with ingredients, a 45 minute time limit, and a secret ingredient . . . . candy canes!
Everyone participated, there were no saucy attitudes, they handled the cooking completely on their own, and I just got to stand back and watch. We made fudge puddles (with a sprinkling of crushed candy canes) and I think everyone was happy with the result. I just wish I had been there at the beginning to witness the traditional Iron Chef biting of the green pepper.
Last weekend they had a Priest/Laurel date for the 16-18 year old boys & girls in our ward. Seeing as this was a date, I got to come along too! Hehe! We had dinner at The Spaghetti Factory and then it was on to laser tag. Ohhhh, I think it had been 10+ years since I played laser tag so I was a little unsure if I was going to be "into it". But once I strapped on the laser pack and stepped into the black-light arena I was ready . . . . and it was fun! Even when the third game rolled around at 11:05pm, and I was so tired I could barely stand and keep my eyes open at the same time, and a little 7-8 year old girl was taunting me (by the way, who keeps their kids up that late), I was having fun. And then I was ready for bed.
See what I mean . . . . a great group of kids.
And I hope they didn't mind having the old grown-ups around for the date. We used to be kids too!
We still look pretty cute, though.
So even though Scott is racking up the miles on the van (two youth temple trips, a stake youth activity day, a dance, and this priest/laurel date in the last 30 days alone), I don't mind giving a kiss and a wave goodbye as he heads to another mutual activity, dance, or fireside. Because I know that these things are important learning & building blocks for the youth. And with the caliber of kids around us (respectful, obedient, fun-loving) I just hope that their example continues on and trickles down to the time when Conner is a part of the youth program. In . . . . almost . . . 2 1/2 years. !!! Gasp!
Okay, I think I need to go before I have a *moment*.
How about a change in subject? . . . .
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