Dear Ryan. The next few posts are for you. Here is proof that we have a life outside of Kessa. (A life which she is a large part of, sure. But not specifically revolving around her.)
This'un will be about our church calling. BJ and I are Primary teachers! We teach the 11-year old class (all of them will turn 12 at some point during the year). Last year we had all boys until the very end of the year when a girl moved in. This year we have mostly girls with a couple of boys that come here and there. Both years have been a lot of fun. We have enjoyed our Primary class. I'm really excited for this year because we're teaching Old Testament. Adult Sunday School is great and all (no, really, I really enjoy it) but Primary allows me to teach stories. Sure, we teach doctrine and how to apply it to your life, but our main focus is stories. Which makes me very happy. Very happy indeed.
We are also focusing on learning the Articles of Faith. Last year we thought about this in… oh… December. Maybe November? Either way, we didn't have a whole lot of time. So we didn't try to memorize all 13. Instead we had them learn #4 and #13. They didn't get it perfect, but they did pretty darn good, considering. So to reward them, we had a party. We watched Up and ate popcorn popped on our stove top (thanks to a wedding gift popcorn popper). It was a lot of fun and the kids really had a blast. Which is good, because we're doing it again this year. Except we're doing all 13 Articles of Faith. Hopefully this party (which includes some of the kids we have this year still) will serve as motivation.