Monday, January 16, 2012

Up Up and Away

Welcome to our little corner of the Internet. We wanted to have a place to share our experiences over the next year or so. We are embarking on a wonderful journey.

In November of last year my husband and I were thinking of ways to teach our kids the real love of Christ. We decided that we wanted to teach them the value and also the joy that comes along with perform service for others. It was then that this idea was born. I have been attempting to put these all together for almost 3 months and I think I am finally ready. Why did it take me so long? Well I move a lot slower on getting things done with 3 small and very active boys but they are the reason I am doing this.

What is it that we are doing?

Well we have decided the best way to teach our kids about service is for them to experience it first hand (duh, right). We wanted to make this enjoyable for them and also for the people we are performing the service for. So Super Hero's of Service began.

The Plan:
Instead of flying through the sky and fighting evil villains, as Super Hero's of Service we will do good deeds for other people.

Time Frame:
We will perform our Super Hero acts of service for other's at least once a month for a year.

We will be going incogneato. I made our sons super hero capes. Goggles will be optional :)

The cost involved:
We have been putting all of our change into a change jar for about a year now. We will  try to do most things for free but there will be times when some money is required and we will dip into our change jar for those times.

It is not decorated pretty but it gets the job done ;-)

I will be taking photo's and documenting our progress.

How I introduced the idea to my kiddo's:

Since they are so young we discussed what giving service was. We also watched the following video:

President Gordon B. Hinckley recalls a story of an older boy and his young companion as they find an old coat and a badly worn pair of shoes by the roadside.

and also this video (it is a long but well worth watching)

Is he asking for Change, or is he asking for CHANGE?
Follow a man as he affects multiple peoples' lives with just one dollar, proving that it doesn't take much to be the change in someone's life.

Let me take a moment to introduce you to my favorite Super Hero's:


Super Hero Disguise
He is 5 years old and started Kindergarten this past fall. He LOVES being the big brother and delights in taking care of his little brothers. He is also concerned for others and wants the best for everyone he meets. He is a great role model for his little brothers and is a joy to his mommy.


Super Hero Disguise
He is 3 years old (twin) and is so full of energy. He never stops. It makes me exhausted just chasing after him but I wouldn't have it any other way. He loves to socialize and be around others. He is very out going and enjoys helping his mommy when ever he can. He cleans the house better then I do :)


Super Hero Disguise

He is also 3 years old (twin) and loves anything and everything that has to do with nature. Camping, fishing biking. critters. You name it he loves it. He is very genuine and is so sweet. He is actually his older brother Roy's shadow and loves to follow him around. Which Roy loves!

and last but not least there is my hot husband and myself:

Becky and David

We have been married for 7 1/2 years - wow how times flies when you are married to a hunk :)

Just want to share more cute pictures of my super hero's:

Dallas aka Batman, Roy aka Spiderman, and Dakota aka Robin


  1. I started my blog to use my talent(photography) to give back and to teach my kids to serve and hopefully get them to start the journey to get them to think outside of themselves. This is great, can't wait to see what you all do next!Love your blog's back ground!

  2. Thank you DeAnn for all the kind words. I also got started along the same lines that you did. I want my kids to have compassion for others and to learn to love others. I feel there is no better way to do that than to show them. It makes my heart happy to have children who want to give and choose to spend their time helping others. My hope is when they become teenagers they will remember what they have been taught while they are young :)