Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SUNBEAM!

Jesus wants me for a sun BEAM to shine for him each day!
Right now I just want cry. I just found out Brother Hall and I have been released. I knew it was coming and it is time, but I am very sad. I love those little kids. I am going to miss feeling the spirit ever week during singing time. Their little tender voices will forever make me smile. Yesterday was the Primary Program and they all did so good! Every single one of my 6 said their part and yes they all had them memorized. I was one proud teacher! They learned Praise to The Man and sang it, I loved listening to little voices sing such big words. For example: communed, Jehovah, anointed, dispensation, ascended, and Mingling
I hope I have taught these little one as much as they have taught me. Every week I think to my self be like a little child.
Each week Mike and I would giggle at some of their answers and things they would tell us. I am going to miss that a lot. Like how "18 is really really old!" One kid drew a picture of his dad frowning and I asked why? He said "because he is always worried about money". 
I often wondered if our lessons go in one ear and out the the other... A Parent told me that her daughter got mad at her for doing laundry on Sunday because "Sister Hall said that's a chore and we don't do that on the Sabbath". I was happy because 1. She remember Sabbath and Sunday are the same. 2. To keep the Sabbath day holy. Proof they do listen! I will never forget the time I drew a Zebra with strips horizontal and not vertical and I'm still not hearing the end of it. 

Yesterday the lesson was on Being a Friend. I asked the kids who their friends were and one of them said "Sister Hall" it was the sweetest thing. 
Here is a picture of the girls! We have 2 boys in our class. Mike and Jett sadly no pics of them.


This is a tweet of Mike's he said "Today Nikki drew the things that make or Sunday School class happy. Notice the giraffe, zebra and owl. Ha."

Mike always tried to convince the kids on how cool owls are. His owl is much better than mine.
I tweeted  Brother Halls lesson on being thankful for your ears. Notice the ear drum :-)


This lesson was on feelings. Here are some pics showing you different feelings.







Here is to new callings and new beginnings!

Hawaii Day 4

I woke up rather early, I feel like The Halls knew how to handle the time change a lot better than me. I'd say it was about 6AM HI time and 10AM UT time everyone was asleep. I found out later Suzanne was at the store, but everyone else was sleeping I was hoping by this time to be sort of adjusted, nope not quite.
I went outside to watch the sun rise against the palm trees and had some nice alone time. I was soaking in the beauty. This is about the time I twittered this picture as I sat and watched the surfers for a while.

The picture above was about 30 feet from our room that we stayed in at Waiohai beach club. It really couldn't have been better.  Amanda came and found me and told me breakfast was ready. After we ate we all went out and walked on the beach. I was told to find a red tent and that's where they did lessons. Today was our relax day. Nothing planned and that meant I knew exactly what I had planned!! We found the hut and made an apt. at 1:00 which was around high tide. Until then we swam and relaxed. I talked Amanda into to making an apt to go with us. 
It was time! Adam our wonderful photographer came out to cheer us on. 

First we had to learn how to stand and get up on the sand.

Then we carried our boards over to where we surfed, they had us carry them on our head. I think this was the hardest part of the whole day. 


 Adam helped me because I was struggling.

Me surfing!! It was so much fun!



In the middle you can see Mike and Amanda. The guy in the red hat is the beach bum of Kauai who taught us and the guy in the while and blue hat is Kelly. He was the main guy who taught us. 

Mike

 Taking a rest in the ocean.
 Amanda

We had a blast!! I will go every time I am near a beach it was so much fun. If you've never done it you should try it. It won't disappoint. 
After surfing we went to a local water fall and rope swing. 

Everyone

Mike
 Adam

Amanda was thinking about representing the girl, but decided to play it safe with the rest of us :)
 Sharolee and Jason

 Mike and Adam



For dinner this night we went to a Chinese restaurant. It was actually pretty good, a lady told us all of the locals go there and so we check it out.  I sure do love some good fried rice.
I only have half a husband in this one ha ha ha


I would say this was one of my most favorite days of the trip. It is hard to compare because they were all great.