I have been working more and more on family history. At familysearch.org there is a section for each person titled "memories". I've been adding a few memories as they come to me for my ancestors. This whole process made me think of our Family From Yosemite stories. They are usually based on a memory and we write about them making them into "bigger" stories. I keep thinking we're missing out on stories that are small or are one liners that can say so much about our family and bring us closer together. We've attempted drawing cartoons and I'm sure that will continue. I will share a snippet of a story here that as a grandma I found quite endearing. I hope we can write more of these "smaller" memories to add to our storybook with the idea "that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass." (Alma 37:6) The great thing being the bigger picture of who we are. We are living daily together and striving to do better with eternity in mind - FAMILIES ARE FOREVER.
One morning Cassie and Dexter stopped by on their way to school. It was fall, things were starting to get a little cooler, and Dexter obviously had Halloween on his mind a good month in advance.
"Grandma! Grandma!" he shouted as he came running up to me breathlessly. "I know what Forest was for Halloween last year!"
"Really! What?" I said wide-eyed not really knowing what he was going to say.
"A mustache!" was his reply and I immediately knew what picture he must have seen to have prompted him to say such a thing.
I quickly responded with, "I think you're right!"
If I were a 5 year old, I would have thought Forest was a mustache for Halloween too.
Looking forward to the big day!