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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Back to Blogging...and a lot of it! Post #5

I love family traditions, and this is one of my favorites!

As a family, we try to read from the scriptures together morning and night. I read with the children from The Bible to start school each day, and we end the day reading The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ all together as a family. Our prophet has asked us to study the scriptures together daily, with a special emphasis on the Book of Mormon. As we have done our best, we have grown in scriptural knowledge, peace in our home, and love for our Savior. Since we began back in 1998, we have read it through as a family 6 times! As a celebration for finishing each time, we take the kids pictures all dressed up as missionaries, and share with them our testimonies of the divinity of this sacred record.

Take a picture tour down Book of Mormon Memory Lane with us!

Our third time through, and first time taking pictures, June 2003! Look at those adorable little guys! And could that darling girl really be Kamberlynne?

Our fourth time through, November 2005. Bekah joins the fun!

Our fifth time through, November 2007. Briella was just a few months old and napping!

And our sixth time through, January 2010! Now Briella's in on the fun!

"Search, ponder and pray
are the things that I must do.
The Spirit will guide,
and deep inside
I know the scriptures are true!"

For more info on the Book of Mormon, or to request a free copy, this is one of my favorite sites.


kim said...

Yay Washburn family!!! As we also continue to read with our children we know what an accomplishment that really is. We also know of Heavenly Father's blessings as we do it! Keep it going. I know you faithful people will! I love you guys!

Catherine said...

That is a very neat tradition, I remember when you took the first set of pictures, wow those guys are so little! It's fun to see how the family grows - in size and number - each time you take pictures!

Sommer said...

What a good tradition to do and what a huge accomplishment for your family. You guys are such an inspiration.

mom2beachbums said...

So awesome!!!! I love seeing your kiddos in their earlier days, my how they change. We have been so thankful that you shared with us back when about the child friendly scripture story marking. We still use the site and it has been such a wonderful thing! When we work on it, we call it the 'Washburn way' hee hee. Now if I could just get devotionals as part of our daily lives in the AM that would be awesome.

Cothran Family said...

Oh I love those pictures! It was fun to see the first ones of the boys so tiny and Kamberlynne so young. Your family is amazing and an example to ours.

Katherine and Andrew Bettilyon said...

Hey I remember those pictures! Infact, I'm pretty sure, Kamberlynne is wearing my dress in the first picture. Good Job Six Times. Andrew and I are on our second time.

Lynne said...

What a perfect tribute to such a precious angel!! And, you're right, there is a peace there and no real reason to figure out why! I'm just super grateful you can feel it!!

Lynne said...

The previous comment goes on Blog #4!!!

For this one, you guys are sooooooooooo awesome with your scripture reading and memorizing! Nana has soooooooooooo enjoyed sharing those times with you this trip!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Dawn said...

I've had several of your kids in primary and have always been amazed at their scripture knowledge. You rock by providing them the structure and the atmosphere to encourage their spiritual growth. (And I"ve always wondered how kids get to know the Bible and Book of Mormon so well, now I know how you do it with the morning\evening schedule.)

The Pierce Family said...

I loved all of these truly inspire me!

The Washburns said...

So sweet! What good looking missionaries!