Monday, January 11, 2010

A new leaf...

Lately I have become increasingly overwhelmed with different aspects of my life. Cub Scouts, Day Camp to name a few. I was at the point where I didn't want to be in charge of anything anymore. I didn't want to have others depend on me to figure out what to do/solve their problems/fix the solution. I was feeling like I was at the end of my rope.
Sunday came along. I got up. Got ready for church as usual. Got the boys to church. Before church starts Brother Josi asked to talk to me. Okay. Sure. I need to get a building key anyway for scouts since I can't seem to remember to get Russell's.
So I go see Brother Josi. He has issued a calling. Yes I say. I don't even know what it is yet. Then I got to thinking...maybe I should find out what I am supposed to be doing. We want to you be the 1st counselor in Young Women's. Oh says I. I haven't been in YW for 20 years. This will be a new experience.
So much for not being overwhelmed and not being in charge. Apparently this will be my life for a while. I will just hop on the train and go along for the ride. :) And be happy about it.
I am so excited to get to be with girls! I am excited to get to know the Mia Maids and Laurels from our ward. I've spent the past 3 1/2 years in Primary with the younger kids and enjoyed that immensely.
My life at home is with all guys. Sometimes it feels like a testosterone competition! Too much for one lone momma bear to handle sometimes.


Kim said...

I think you are a great person to have in YW. Look at all the wonderful skills you have to teach them as they are preparing to be wives and mothers.

Entzel Family said...

You will be great in Young Womens! It will be fun! Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you. You definately need some girl time! Enjoy!

Sheri said...

I loved being in YW's. Enjoy!

Laura said...

A great time to enjoy for you! You will be perfect for them and you've sure got plenty of skills to share with them!

Erica said...

Oh Candace! The happiest two and a half years of my life have been the happiest serving as first counselor in the young womens! So much for not dealing with others problems and being in charge huh?!!! You will do great! I'm excited for you and for the young women! Good luck!

I just love this picture! The's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!