Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Decision

You guys know I have been thinking about what I could do to be of greater service. I mentioned the idea of baking cookies, and after thinking more about it, that's what I decided to do. Here are the biggest reasons why:

1. I love that I can do this with the girls
2. Because I can do it with the girls, I don't have to get them a sitter- that's nice
3. I can still do other service if I so choose
4. It can be flexible- I'm not constrained to anything or anyone

and, the biggest reason:

I realized I can use this as a catalyst to teach the girls how to follow the Spirit. Each time before we bake cookies, we are going to say a prayer and ask Heavenly Father who we should deliver the cookies to. Even as a young child, Aud and Claire can feel the promptings of who should get cookies. I would much rather they learn how to hear the promptings of the Spirit when we are dealing with cookies rather than waiting until they are choosing a spouse or career or something major. We have such a finite time to teach them before they enter the world and the world teaches them, I love the idea that cookies can be a true learning experience for them in the most important of matters.

Obviously, I realize that cookies are not going to change the world. But, maybe we can change our little sphere.

Here we are getting started:
 Hard at work:
Look at this face- how could this not be a great idea:

 The finished product:

 And, of course, we had to test taste the cookies:


  1. Chris (on a totally different note), she's just beautiful. :)

  2. I think she is too, but I am a little biased:) I think we will be in trouble come high school time...

  3. I think that's such a great idea to do something that involves your girls. You're not only serving whoever gets your cookies, you're setting an awesome example for Claire and Audra.