Sunday, November 23, 2008

Book of Mormon in 45 days, o.k. maybe 47

Morgan's parents who are serving in the Bismarck, North Dakota Mission asked us if we would read the Book of Mormon with them in 45 days. Morgan and I accepted the challenge and we were only off by two days, so we were finished in 47 days. It was an amazing experience and I would recommend it to any and all who want to have a greater understanding of the Book of Mormon and especially the time frame of all the events. It really helped me to get a grasp on what happened when and the stories flowed together quite nicely.

Morgan's parents sent our prizes via the mail. The initial prize was to be taken out to dinner, but due to distance and mission regulations, we accepted our presents gracefully. He! He! We were sent two Space Aliens t-shirts. Space Alien's is a restaurant in North Dakota that Morgan's parents like to go to and the shirts were really fun with alien's on the front and everything. Sarah and Will loved them immediately once I opened the package and they HAD to wear them right off the bat for a picture moment. Lund and Karen also sent a puzzle of Mount Rushmore and Sarah was thrilled because she is in the "puzzle stage" and loves puzzles.

A funny story came from all of this.... They sent the t-shirts in a "Space Aliens" bag which I used to line the garbage can in the kids bathroom. Sarah wouldn't go to the bathroom because she claimed there was "an alien in the garbage can" and then when Lund came home from school and he commented, " Why is there an alien in our bathroom?" And I thought they wouldn't notice, silly me!

Sarah and Will are so proud to put on the Space Alien's shirts

Sarah tries to mimic the alien on her shirt...

This is Sarah doing the Mount Rushmore puzzl. She asked me why the heads don't have any bodies. What a goof, but I didn't have a good answer for that one... "Well, we only respected their heads" no, that can't be right... humm, I will have to think on that one...

4 comments:

bek said...

wow, chris, i didn't really know you were doing that. i guess i should say i forgot. thats awesome! um. do you have some sort of guideline for reading?

Christa Johnson said...

our guideline was to read about 12 pages a day. Morgan and I would read the first few pages out loud and then read the rest independantely. It worked out quite well and now that we are done, I am not quite sure what to read next.

Grama Karen and Papa Lund said...

THESE ARE LOOOOONG ENTRIES, BUT oh, so full of information and fun and love and activities and memories.
Thanks for doing all that stuff and taking the time to write and document it with pictures. I copies some of the picture off and some of the journaling off for my journal so I can remember too.

Elder Johnson

Becky Rogers said...

I am amazed about the 47 days! Awesome. Sarah is so cute with the huge shirt on while she is giving the peace sign. It's a bummer I only saw you guys for a few hours total on the trip to the Valley. :(