Thursday, August 23, 2012

reading

I don't often get to sit down and read, but I have been the last few days. So thankful that I have the opportunity to find good quality books and that I can find a few quite minutes to read.

I also got the house kind of clean today and am so thankful when I actually get to this point.



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Annmarie

I have my struggles with her but she is a wonderful girl who tries to do what she knows is right. she is so helpful and I am so thankful she is in our family.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Chris

He is my biggest blessing ever. so thankful for him and all the wonderful thins he does for me and the kids. I'm so lucky to have him in my life.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wonderful day

Today was great! we had Kid Fit, I ran 4 miles. Swim lessons. then the older 3 boys went to a friends house for the afternoon. I went to costco with Annmarie and Henry. When we came home panic insued. I got a letter telling me that Chris and I had to be at a meeting tues the 24th at 3pm. Needless to say I am supposed to be in southern CO then. So panic panic panic. Well I got a hold of Chris and he found out he can come to the reunion :) then we found 225 round trip tickets for us both to come back. amazing!!! then we went swimming at a city pool with slides and diving boards. It was awesome. Great great night!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Playing outside

It is so nice outside now. We play outside this afternoon and then again this evening. I love it. I love seeing the kids play and have fun.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Will Swimming

Watching will today was great. He has improved so much. He swam the whole length of the pool front crawl (while even trying to just breathe on the side). and he made it down and back with the back stroke. Then on to diving off the starting block. He is awesome!!! the only kid to do it with out the teachers help. Loved it. Jeffrey also got to dive in off the block. he was helped 2 times then he did it with out issue the 3rd time and all alone.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

talking

I got to talk with Kindy on the phone today. I think I really do like talking to my siblings on the phone. It is nice to hear family.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

dinner with friends

We went to a friends house for dinner. with 3 other couples. it was a great night and a fun way to spend your 11th anniversary. I'm so lucky to be Chris's wife. Can't wait to see what the next 11 have in store.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Henry

He has been a bit fussy lately. It seems we have figured it out, 1 I think he is teething again. and 2. He is hungry. It seems 2 jars of size 2 foods is not enough for him. He needs 8oz directly after! glad that he is happy again. Oh yeah and he was totally sitting by himself in the bath tub today. Great things :)

and I got my ragnar team filled. that was awesome. I also don't have to run the 9 mile legs any more either. bigger bonus.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Relief Society meeting

It was a great night of just chatting. What was better was chatting after and planning a dinner and games with 2 cool ladies in my ward.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

PLaying Games

we taught the older 2 how to play Phase 10 tonight. It was so much fun. Love when they grasp the concept of the game

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Movie

We went and saw brave tonight. I thought it had a great Mother daughter story. The kids were a bit scared. It was fun to do something like that as a family.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Family Home evening

We talked about covenants tonight. It is nice to see the light flick on for the kids when we are talking about some things. We also played in the water today. The kids love their "water" ball. I like squrting them with the hose.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Uno

We played Uno tonight as a family. I love playing games with my kids. Wish we were better about it and did it more.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Baptism

I got to go to the baptism of Kaitlyn Meyer tonight and it was a great experience. I saw neat because before it started I told her mom if she needed me to take the babies (her grandchildren) I would because this was a convert baptism. I was in the hall with the baby during the last part but so was another sister. She has been inactive for a few years. She came with 2 of her little kids and did not get a whole lot out of it. I remember praying during the service that Heavenly Father would let her feel the spirit. I have been there I know how it feels to go to a church thing where you are so desirous to feel the spirit but you kids make it difficult. Hopefully She did and it will make her choice to attend even more of a reality

great night

it started off with swimming at the Y. the older 4 with Chris and I we had a blast. Then home for pizza. Kids off to bed and then The new Sherlock Holmes movie, which I actually was pretty fond of. It was great to do low key things and still have a great time.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

clean

going to bed with a clean downstairs is great! I love it and it makes me happy. Chris was home early so went went to QT for treats for the kids. Love doing things as a family

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

BEHIND

I know I know I am behind. Life has been crazy. Today I finally caught up on all the laundry in the house. I think there were about 4 loads of towels. OK I am not done because I think I have 5 big blankets I need to wash too. Oh the joys. Life has been good. I am so tired but it is good. Chris has been home less as his internship is keeping him really busy. He gets to go to trial next week. I am so excited for him and this opportunity. The kids have been loving getting back to normal after Chris and my trip. I keep being reminded that things never seem to slow down. . . only speed up. Even though we are busy I am happy. right now I sit in a clean front room, kitchen and dining area too. So happy about that.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wonderful

We had a great time! Being without the responsibility of our kids for 48 hours was great! Henry did get sick while we were gone but thanks to wonderful friends Lindsay got some help. The best part other than just being with Chris was when we went to the temple. There was a blind man on our session who sat right next to Chris. Chris got to help him out. It was wonderful to watch so many people help out this man. It made me realize in a small way that just as this man relied on the workers and others we rely on Heavenly Father and Jesus so much more. So thankful for the gospel. So thankful for Lindsay. So thankful for Chris. I am one lucky woman

Thursday, June 21, 2012

SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!

Chris and I are about the leave to go to MN for a few days to celebrate our 11th anniversary. I am so excited. yes we are a few weeks early but hey time away is time away. not sure if I will blog but I am so excited to be with the love of my life.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dancing

Tonight as we were listening to the Piano Guys - So Happy. I decided to start Dancing with Henry. He was all smiles and even giggling a little bit. Loved how happy he was (along with the other kids) It is a great memory, only wish there was a photo taken. Hopefully because I wrote it down there will always be this memory in my mind.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Working

I worked so much today. I enjoy teaching. I really do. It made me so sad to leave Henry in the Child Watch as much as I did yesterday. Luckily Lindsay was there with him. But Chris was so great and got Lindsay when she was done. Loved that.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Memory

I also teach a kid fit class 4 days a week. Today I didn't have a plan until the other teacher said I have this game. then my student teaching days came back to me. So glad I remembered some of those great things.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fathers day

I am surrounded by some of the best Fathers I know. Obviously my Dad. He is one of my greatest cheerleaders ever. and I know he always will be. the next is the dad to my kids. Chris is awesome. I love him so much and am so thankful for him in my life. The next man is my grandfather. Forrest J Jensen. He is a wonderful man. I was teaching a lesson today on Alma 5 and we were talking about seeing the light of Christ in our eyes. and having his image in his countenance. This is my Granddad. He is one of the best men I know. I am so lucky to be his posterity. I love him and only wish I knew him better.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

An awesome night

Friends in our ward watched the kids so Chris Lindsay and I could go out. It was fun. We ate at cheesecake factory. Lindsay is like her father here so guess what happened. She paid. We were so thankful for that!!! then we just walked around the mall looking for stuff in department store or where ever. To be able to look without children was awesome!!! It was just fun to be with them both. I will miss Lindsay when she leaves next Sunday. The Scott household will be sad to see her go :(

Friday, June 15, 2012

Passing

I had my last class of how to be a group exercise instructor. I had to pass the test to "officially" be able to teach. I passed with an 88. I was a bit bummed because had I gotten 1 more right I would have gotten a 90. But taking this class made me realize how much I miss going to classes and learning things.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

class

I love love love teaching my class. I am so happy when I teach

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Henry

He has started rolling over. It means sleepless nights again, but he is moving in the right direction right :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Education

I have been required to take some classes for the Y. I forget how much I love learning!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Working

I started teaching a kid fit class today. I forget how much I actually like teaching!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

trust

I a, as thankful that Chris and I trust each other. Being willing to share our weaknesses and faults with someone is hard, So thankful for Chris and the trust we have

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Adult session of stake conf

I love love love this session. The best thing about it is my stake provides babysitting at the church for the kids. I love this. without it we probably would not be able to go. So thankful for the wonderful service that they provide.

Friday, June 8, 2012

a great day!

first off I ran 2 miles and did a cardio class with Will loved every min. He talked and talked and talked. About everything. WE talking about how running is good for your heart and your body. Then he says well if it is good for your heart and body is it good for our spirits. I told him yes, because if we take the time to think about stuff without the music we can really hear the spirit. Then hey says because the spirit has not been in our home a lot lately because we are yelling and wineing. I love how perceptive he is. He can tell that something is missing and say hey mom step it up.

Then Chris and I went on a 16 + mile bike ride for our date. It was great! Des Moines has great trails here. Loved being with him and talking, and getting exercise. Then we got frosty's at Wendy's. made me think of my parents. What a great night .

Thursday, June 7, 2012

our ward

So as Chris was saying prayers tonight he thanked Heavenly Father for our ward. We really do have a great ward. They have been so kind to us. from sending a daughter to sit with us when we both spoke in church to bringing us meals after Henry (to almost complete strangers) to just talking with us. They are great. we love this ward. But hey I have said this about so many wards. . . Hopefully we will get to be here as long as possible and enjoy the great people in it

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jeffrey

So I've been having a rough few days. and I was saying somethings to the kids about how I was sorry I had been grumpy, a bad mom etc. As we are walking through Walmart Jeffrey says I love you anyway mom, and I will be OK without a treat. You are the best mom ever. Way to melt my heart Jeffrey. I love you!!! and am so lucky to be your mom

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

trying to come up with one

not the best of days. . . But we got to Vote. Glad I live in a land where we have the freedom to vote! and he heard. too bad very few people actually take advantage of this.

Monday, June 4, 2012

laughing

Jed laughed for the first time today. Lindsay was playing with him and they just started laughing back and forth. Love to hear his laugh and see her so happy to play with him as well.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

kids

Today my kids (most) were great! they listened and we had a fun afternoon. So glad I have such great kids.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

soccer

While I love soccer I am so glad that the kids season is officially over. It will be so nice to have Saturday mornings to ourselves again

Friday, June 1, 2012

communication

Sometimes getting a chance to talk makes all the difference.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Teaching

I cannot say how much I love teaching. I taught my 2nd heat class today. I really really love it. Part of me wishes I taught a few more classes but I think i will get my fill come summer with the kid fit classes. I cannot believe I was so blessed to get this position

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happy moments

You never realize how blessed you are until you see the opposite. Henry got shots today and he has not been happy at all. He is not smiling much. It makes me so sad! It makes me so thankful for what a truly happy baby he is

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Clean house

I had a "party" here tonight and I cannot tell you how much I love having a clean main area. Hopefully I will keep it up

Monday, May 28, 2012

lots

we had a great time at the ward memorial day breakfast. We were at a park. love it!! The kids played and played. there was a men vs boys football game. Loved watching that. it brought back so many memories of father daughter campout. Loved it

Then watching Chris and Annmarie run around the loop today was great!!! love that

Sunday, May 27, 2012

walk

Today we went for a walk and had a great time. Love my family

Saturday, May 26, 2012

long drives

Chris and I got to go to the temple alone today. It seems that the drive (4 hrs total) always fly's by when we do this. Love being with him and talking.

Friday, May 25, 2012

smiles

Henry is such a happy baby! he makes me smile so much. I am so blessed to have such wonderful children!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

reading

Today was the kids first day of summer break. and my first day of teaching my heat class. I thought it went well. as we went to the Y tonight to pick up Lindsay from work I had the conference edition of the Ensign was there. I started reading it to the kids. It was about cause and effect. in it it said the most important cause of our life is our family. I love my family and am so thankful for them

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lindsay

you know there is just something about having an extra adult around that makes things better. She is great!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

games

we went to a neighbors house and did a murder mystery. it was fun. loved making new friends

Monday, May 21, 2012

4 square

we had a great time playing 4 square for family home evening. great times

Sunday, May 20, 2012

dinner

we had a family over for dinner and it just made today so much sweeter

Saturday, May 19, 2012

seeing my boys

It is amazing what a night away from kids can do. The boys had a great time at the father's and sons. I was so happy to see them.

Friday, May 18, 2012

girls night with Annmarie

the boys are off camping. Chris took a neighbor boy because his dad is out of town. Annmarie wanted to be with me. love that!!! great night. Dinner at olive garden, then watched Princess diaries 2. now off to bed. sure love her.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

date

Chris and I had a great chance to talk tonight. Plus see a movie that was clean and funny. We saw the three stooges. It was good. Funny and clean. Love being with Chris

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Time together

I loved spending time with Chris. We went to the outlet mall today, went swimming with the kids and just got to be together. I am so thankful for this break for him and will be sad for him to begin his internship on Monday.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Soccer

Jeffrey and Annmarie's teams played each other for practice. It was awesome. Love watching them improve and do so well.

Monday, May 14, 2012

beautiful weather

It was so wonderful out today. It was the most perfect weather. It made the kids want to be outside and me not fight that wish.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

mothers day

So thankful that my wonderful Dad chose to marry the amazing woman that is my mom. She is my idol and someone who I hope to be like.

Chris was great today and made me a wonderful breakfast and dinner. I'm so lucky to have him

Saturday, May 12, 2012

baseball

We played some wiffle ball tonight out back. It was a blast. Thanks to Lindsay for taking the kids outside which encouraged us to go play. We had blast.

Friday, May 11, 2012

date

a date with chris was the best part of today. Love spending time with just him

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rocky Balboa

All I can say is I'm thankful for this movie and the influence it had on Chris

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

many

Henry woke up at 3:30 this morning. It was way to early for me. Chris was kind enough to get up with the kids so I could sleep in until about 7:15.

Annmarie - I told her that Fathers and Son's was next weekend. She has a birthday party at Pump it up she was invited to. She said she would rather go on a date with me than to a birthday party, Love that

Chris passed his background check so he will be staying here this summer!!!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Chris

I cannot say how thankful I am to be married to him. He is an awesome man and I love him. So glad he puts up with me.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Employed

tonight I did my orientation training for my new job at the YMCA. I am so excited to be working as a exercise teacher. One class is for kids and the other is for adults. So blessed to have this extra income!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Fasting

Today was the first time in over a year that I had fasted. It was a great experience where I was closer to the spirit.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

kickball

played kickball with a bunch of other families. It was awesome. now I'm headed to eat ice cream with friends. what a great night!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

breakfast for dinner

This was truly the best part of my day. nothing better than great bacon and hash browns.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

finals/date/mary kay

Chris finished his finals today!!! so excited to have a week or so before he has to move on to his next thing

We went out to eat. It was so nice to be just the 2 of us.

Went to a Mary Kay party. It is nice to be just the girls sometimes.

Loved watching Annmarie color on the driveway. we did pictures for Chris. It melted my heart

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Chocolate milk

after not having chocolate milk for a long time it was so nice to have a really big glass today. I love it!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Chris

I love watching him put the kids to bed. He tells them cute stories. Tonight Jed was going to bed late so Chris carried him up the stairs and was singing to him. It was so awesome. I am so lucky!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Diet coke and Mentos

for family home   evening we did the diet coke and mentos experiment. it was great. the kids loved it and the adults had fun making a mess as well. love that Jeffrey did this in class and wanted us to try it as a family.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

sitting together

I go to sit by Chris during the last hour of church. I loved it. no kid interruptions. it was great!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

kids

Chris and I went on a date with Will and Annmarie tonight it was fun to be just a small family. funny quotes of the day

Jeffrey while playing the silent game - "time out. I have to talk because I don't like to swallow my spit"

Jed while Lindsay was watching him - How do you spell PBS?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Henry

There is something about Henry but he just makes me smile. Even when it seems like a terrible day a big toothless grin from him makes it better

Thursday, April 26, 2012

ragnar

So I might get to run a ragnar this year!!! after having a BBQ with a bunch of law students we are thinking of putting a team together for the MN race in August. I hope it works out.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

exercise

Today was not a great day. things were not going the way they normally do. All I want to do right now is crawl into my nice freshly washed bed and crash. On days like today when I do not exercise I am fully reminded of why I do exercise. Yes it is to lose this terrible weight I still have from Henry (who by the way today is his 3 month) but for some sanity time for me. Oh how I need this and missed this terribly today. I am a much better mother and person if I get my exercise.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

being outside

There is just something that when you are outside for most of your day that life seems so much better. Maybe because I can "close" the door on my dirty house. But I love having my kids play outside

Monday, April 23, 2012

Miracle

we watched Miracle today with the kids. I love that movie and I loved to watch as we instilled an national pride to our kids.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

realization

As I was teaching my class I had a realization that I have some things I need to work on. I am so glad that I had great comments making me realize that when people pray for their kids far away it is often a friend or someone else answering that prayer. Made me realize that I need to do more to help out those parents who are praying for their kids who are not near. I love this gospel and am so thankful for my Savior.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Girls night

I love going out and spending some time with just my friends.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

wine and hordurves

Chris had a class that ended. The professor had a wine and hordurves gathering. Needless to say I was introduced to a few people and chatted to less. But there was a couple that came at the end that was "older" like us. Come to find out The students husband was a former MLB pitcher. He played with Nolan Ryan his rookie year etc. It was great to hear someone talk about there love a something that got to do. It was also awesome to spend some great time with Chris love love talking to him.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Insanity Cheerleaders

So Chris and I have been doing Insanity (a home DVD workout) I didn't get a chance to do it this morning so I sent the kids to bed and did my DVD. a little bit into it Jeffrey comes down, then JEd then Annmarie. Needless to say they did some with me cheered me on and said stuff like here's your water mom, I'm exercising to be healthy, they gave you more time mom! There is lots more blue left (exercise time). Loved having my kids there.

today we also went for a bike ride all of us. it was fun, love doing things as a whole family.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Neighbors

As we came home from soccer practice tonight there were 3 families playing and chatting in front of our wall neighbors garage. Our kids went out and played. We chatted with the parents. Such a fun 30 min. I love where I live.

Monday, April 16, 2012

a relization

For some reason I keep thinking that Chris's finals are way far off. But they are actually 2 weeks away. Chris has been home so much this semester. I realized today that I can suck it up and do essentially be a single mom for the next 2 weeks. So glad that Chris has decided to study hard and hope that I can be more supportive.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

complements

I must say this calling as Gospel Doctrine teacher has been my most feared calling ever. let me tell you why. I love teaching in RS, I love teaching kids (just not my own). I just do not enjoy teaching men. Maybe it is because I assume they all served a mission and know so much more than I do. Another reason I do not like teaching is 1 of 2 things happens while teaching. 1 no one comments. It is like every adult has stopped volunteering to comment or read in class. or 2 you get the random comments that are way out in left field and they disrupt the class and everything is lost. I have learned that comments do come, more so near the middle to end of class. And I have learned that I actually learn more because I am teaching. This being said I am always nervous going into teaching because I never know what people think. Am I the worst teacher ever. Is class way boring because I actually use the Manuel? Well today after class the Bishop came up and told me he enjoyed the lesson and has enjoyed class when I have been teaching. This did a lot to calm my fears. It is just nice to know that someone thinks I'm doing ok. So lesson here, if you enjoy a lesson taught on anything church non church. please tell that teacher. I know hearing that I'm doing OK makes it that much easier for me to get going on the next lesson

Saturday, April 14, 2012

rain

I love love love the rain. As odd as this sounds Chris and I had to postpone our date because there was a tornado warning and we figured that it would be better for us to stay home. We watched the old Batman on some TV channel. The kids laughed and it was great to sit around together.

Friday, April 13, 2012

laughter

hearing the boys all laughing while watching Smurfs was so nice. Even though it is potty humor it was still funny. Love hearing the laughter

Thursday, April 12, 2012

2

playing volleyball tonight with neighbors and women from another branch. I forget how fun playing sports is.

Sitting in the hall up stairs talking with the boys which ends up in wrestling, airplane rides and hid and seek. I hid behind Henry :)


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kansas City Temple

WE went to the Temple open house today. plus we went to Adam-ondi-Ahman, and liberty jail. The peace felt at Adam-ondi-Ahman was wonderful. The jail was OK, the kids were tired of being quiet. The temple was great. I had a great moment. I was holding Henry, Chris was holding Jed's hand and the others were just in front of Chris walking up stairs. It made me so happy to be in the temple with my whole family. Hopefully someday this will happen again. It was a sweet moment for me helping me to realize that we are doing ok and we are doing the best we can.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

motivation

I slept terrible last night. So when the alarm went off at 4:55 the desire to get up. Chris didn't either so he turned off the alarm and got back into bed. Well seconds later he says lets get up and go workout, the reason for getting up so early. we did and the workout was not as terrible as I thought it would be (we started insanity yesterday). Glad that there were 2 of us and we did it.

Monday, April 9, 2012

I spy

After a totally crappy day, and an even worse trip with everyone to the store. Chris decided to play I spy in the car on the way home. For some reason this totally made everything better. Not sure why but a simple game changed the whole outlook of the day

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Communication

I am so glad that Chris and I are able to talk and figure out things in our lives.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

cousins

As it approached 9pm tonight I could still hear Annmarie and Emilie talking away. I love that they so easily became friends. I love that Rob and Emilie came to visit.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Temple

We got to go to the temple with no kids and with 29 other people from our ward. It was so nice to go and not worry about my kids. love that. Love the feeling that is felt in the temple. That carries me through the difficult times we are having now. I only wish it was closer, but then I probably would not appreciate it as much.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

family movie

Tonight we had some neighbor kids over and re watched. The Muppet's. It was awesome. Love seeing my kids so happy to watch a decent movie.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

clean

it seems today has turned into my day to clean. I forget how much happier I am when I am in a clean house

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Stress relieved

Chris did his "trial" today for class. He has worked so hard. it is nice to see stress that has come off his shoulders. Hopefully the teacher thought he did well too. I love him and all the hard work and dedication he puts into school. He is working so hard to make a better life for our family.

Monday, April 2, 2012

bike ride

 nothing more to say. We love this getup and were so blessed to get it!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Family

Today seemed to be all about family. Conference it seemed every talk was about it. Well all that I heard. Hopefully I can take this to heart and make family even more important that it already is.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

lots

Conference. how can you go wrong with conference. Love how I feel like I'm doing good but also feel like yeah I need to work on that.

Jed - It sprinkled while we were outside this evening. Jed was adorable, he was riding his (pink) bike around in circles singing. "I'm riding in the rain, I'm riding in the rain." Wish I had a photo it was so adorable!!!!

Jeffrey - He wanted so badly to go fly his new kite today, but he had a rough day listening etc (this has been a major trend) So he helped me load the dishwasher, after he emptied it, cleared all dishes he found and placed them in the sink. He was so cute. He even took my soup bowl off the table at 8pm. after I finished eating it. Sometimes he just melts my heart

Henry - After feeding him he was staring up at me with his beautiful blue (at least now who knows what they will end up) eyes. He was smiling and cooing at me. once again he melted my heart. I love love love how it seems he knows who I am and that he is happy to see me. I am so lucky to have him.

Annmarie - she was reading me a book she got from school. She asked to read it to me during conference. I told her later. She was reading it to me while the others were watching Horton hears a Who. Love that she really enjoys reading. I needed help with Henry while I was making soup. She did a great job (as always) holding him on the couch. It is so funny to hear the kids talk to Henry. They totally copy me. It makes me laugh. I love how much my kids love to be around Henry

Will -  Today we also had an Easter egg hunt at the Y. When we got to the car after I told the kids they could have 1 piece then they needed to give me the bags. Will says I don't need any now mom, then gave me his bag. Then while watching conference he kept finding all the caramel pieces and giving them to me. They tasted terrible, but Will knew I loved them and wanted me to have them. Once again, I am so lucky to have such great kids.

just to not leave him out. Chris is at Priesthood session. He always comes home and says I'm sorry and I love you. This is because they always get some type of chastisement and then he comes home and resolves to do better. I love how sweet he is. I don't think he needs to apologies, but I love it anyway because he cuddles great then too :)

Friday, March 30, 2012

Happiness

Annmarie got to go to a birthday party at pump it up. She has been excited for days! She was so happy and had so much fun. The boys watched a Harry potter with Chris. they also were overly happy.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Chris

I cannot say how lucky I am that I got to marry this man. He has been dealing with lots of stress lately , but has still be a wonderful father, husband and student. I'm not sure how he does it all. I am so thankful for him and all he does. What a great man.

I also loved watching Jeffrey and Jed start their swimming lessons. Hopefully they will learn something :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Henry


 I'm not sure if you know this but Henry is the best baby ever. He has been sleeping through the night for about a solid 2 weeks now. He is so tiny, because I think Heavenly Father is being kind to me with the realization that he is most likely our last. He snuggles so awesome right into my neck. He smiles so awesome, and has adorable dimples. Today when he got shots he cried of course but when I picked him up he immediately stop and he snuggled right into me. It melted my heart. I am so lucky to have him. He is truly a wonderful gift from Heavenly Father. He is just what I need in my life right now. 

 How could you not love a baby/child like this.





Monday, March 26, 2012

Testimonies

While talking about missionaries during Family Home evening, Annmarie asked if she could bare her testimony. She and Will both did it. I love to hear what they say.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

D&C 58:26-28

these verses really spoke to my heart today. Love how scriptures speak to you at different times in your life. This was so necessary for me. Thank you Heavenly Father for my calling to study the scriptures, which causes me to use cross references and learn more

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Family

We watched the muppets tonight. Loved it. As I was saying family prayers it made me cry. Why? Because I am so thankful that I have my family. I am so thankful for forever families. What a wonderful blessing to Know that if we live the best we can we will be together for ever. Love this.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Finishing

this is 2 fold today.
First off Chris is finished with his school work for the week (spring break) and we get to have him for 3 whole days!!! I am so excited for this

Heat class today was especially hard. Chris was there with me and I was very slow in what I did but I finished. I think I might have lost count 2 or so times. so to make up I will do 3 more squat thrusts and 3 more roll ups later :) it was a rough workout but it fells so good!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Jeffrey

Jeffrey turned 5 today. What a great joy he has been in my life. Meant to post this on the other blog so I will do both. Love him!

Jeffrey is such a Happy kid, except when he decides to not be :). I cannot believe it has been 5 years. One of Chris's favorite stories of him is when we went to Seattle to visit the Allen's. Kris my sister kicked us out of the house for 24 hours (without kids) when Jeffrey was about 3-4 months. It was great to get out.  Jeffrey had been a bit of a fussy, crying baby the last few weeks. When we got back it was quiet. Jeffrey had eaten an entire big jar of Apple sauce. Apparently I was not feeding him enough. Since that day he has been our eater. When he is full he is a very happy boy.
I love to see Jeffrey with babies. He loves them and turns into a sweet boy. He loves to sing I am a child of God to any crying baby. He loves to hold Henry. He loves to help sweep the floor, mop (with a sponge), and do dishes (or play in the water). Jeffrey is truly a sweet child. When he prays he truly prays for what is on his mind. It may range from let us play to Wii today to bless Henry to sleep so mom will not be grumpy. He gives wonderful hugs, and his smile is so wonderful! I love Jeffrey and am so happy he is in our family


Some of Jeffrey's favorites (as told to me this morning)
Food - Chicken nuggets (cold or hot) Stake, Popcorn chicken
Songs - Happy Birthday, twinkle twinkle
Games - Life, Candyland
Wii - Harry Potter, Mario Cart, Wii sports, Wii play, Wii, resorts, Lego batman
Computer - PBS, Lego, Disney
Things to do - Daddy dates the most!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mud

I Have never been a clean freak and today it defiantly showed. We were at the park and by the time I noticed Jeffrey and Annmarie were playing in mud. I said I have no where to be so Jeffrey pretty much had at it. Love when they are so happy. The clean up was messy but I know he had a blast!
Plus Chris and I had our temple recommend interviews. Love hearing and answering those questions.

Monday, March 19, 2012

lists

today was the start of spring break. I have made a list of things to be accomplished and things we get to do when these things are accomplished. Today went great. But the best part of the day really was seeing Will choose to put down the Wii and go out on a date with Chris. Plus when I came in from the Library today I saw Will Annmarie and Jed all reading the books they got from there. loved that!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Struggling

It has been a while since I posted. To be honest up until Yesterday I was having a hard time thinking of anything positive to write about. So up until yesterday if I had to come up with positives it would be that Henry is consistently sleeping from 8/9ish to 6ish. That truly is great. Since I know very few people read this and those that do are family I figure that I'm good being truthful. I am struggling for a few reasons. this semester is very difficult for Chris which in turn puts more pressure on me at home. He is not home most nights until about 6. He is much more stressed about classes than he has been in the past. Anyone who has ever had a spouse in school I think fully understands what I am going through. The other stressful thing is about the size of our family. I have always wanted a bunch of kids. After Jed I said how about 2 more. Well through out Henry's pregnancy I learned that as you have more c-sections the more issues that can arise. I found out last week that I have a 15 - 20 % chance of having my uterus rupture if I were to get pregnant again. Apparently with Henry I had a 10% chance but was never informed of it. Now I know that there are some who struggle to have 1 kid. I truly understand that I am blessed to have the wonderful, healthy and crazy children that I have now. I also always said my fear was that I would be told sorry you can not have any more children. I guess my worst fear has come true, I have to choose. The choice could lead to a completely healthy pregnancy with no complications or it could end up worse case scenario my family without a Me. In hindsight I wish that I would have been told you have a 30% or above chance of dying next time you have a baby. So as I have been staring at my beautiful baby boy and crying each time I see photos from the day he was born. I have been pondering is he really my last child? Yesterday we went to the temple and did sealings. I love to do theses and be reminded of the covenants and blessings that I made with Chris. Did we receive the answer we were searching for? not yet, but I know that He knows what is in my heart and knows what struggle I am going through now. I am so thankful that I have a supportive husband who is wanting just like me to make the right decision about our family. I know some day the answer to our question and the other struggles we are going through right now will come. Hopefully it will come sooner that later. I know this has been a rambled mess but I needed a place to write my feelings and this was it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

a break

It is amazing how just 1hour away from the kids does me wonders. This evening. I was stressed with the kids. Will spilled an entire cup of water on the table before dinner, after the table was set. cleaned up that mess. Then as I was in my room he was trying so hard to be helpful but as he was taking the pot off the stove full of chicken in a sauce he spilled half of it on the floor. I did well not losing it with him (which is a miracle considering I was just on my bed crying). Chris sent to out of the house and I was amazingly refreshed when I came home. So thankful I have a thoughtful husband who knows when I am done.

Monday, March 12, 2012

warm weather

Today we were outside from about 1pm to 5:30. It was wonderful. love warmer weather and the ability to be outside!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Teaching

I must say i am enjoying my new calling (gospel doctrine teacher) I am tthankful for all I a,m learning.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Clean

today we cleaned and cleaned. Every room in the house (except mine) was cleaned. and as I sit in bed ready for sleep the front is still clean. It took all of 5 min to clean it up tonight! Hope I can keep it clean for a few days. Love the feel of living in a clean home.

disclaimer - my home is not trashed, I just struggle to get clutter off of places and to sweep in a timely manner. yes I need to do better and hopefully I will.

Friday, March 9, 2012

reading

I read most of March's Ensign today and really enjoyed it. my favorite article was about having your children work and possibly fail at things. I decided that we need to do better about making our children work.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

hearing good things

Sometimes I have a hard time seeing positives in my children. especially at the end of the day. Well today Will and Annmarie had their parent teacher conferences. Both their teachers were so positive and complementary. Annmarie's teacher said she was polite and respectful. I almost fell out of the chair. I am so glad my kids do well at school and for others. I wish they would be a little better at home but. . . I would rather they were polite and respectful for others. We must have done something right, right/

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Friends

This afternoon my friends Terrylyn Hill and Kristol Andelon came by with there kids and visited for 3 hours plus. It was so wonderful to chat with them. Even though we live about 15 min away we don't see each other as often as we would like. So nice that we can still "hang" out.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

a dream

I got to call my boys in from playing outside with neighbors. I never thought I would have this chance. But our neighborhood has tons of kids and they play outside when it is warm. I love love this place. It reminded me of when I was growing up.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Exercise

Today I got the clear to go back and exercise. So happy yet such a disappointment. In class I realized how much I have lost and how far I have to go. But hey I get to exercise again right :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Priesthood

Today Chris gave Henry a Name and a blessing at church. I was struck while he was giving the blessing what a wonderful blessing that I have by having a worthy priesthood holder in my home. I think I have always taken this for granted, because I always have. So thankful for him and his willingness to strive for that goal of being worthy.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

fun

While making my bed tonight with Chris we started to tease each other and pull the sheets away from the other. love how we have fun doing these small things with each other.

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Date

So nice to get out and go on a date with Chris. Love him!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Singing

last night Henry was a bit fussy and so what did Will do. He started singing I am a Child of God to him. He calmed down and the other kids joined in. I loved it!

I just got back from a relief society birthday dinner. I love going and getting to know sisters better. I wish we had more opportunities to just talk, and make friendships

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jeffrey's prayer

Wanted to remember this. Jeffrey prayer this morning was so cute. sometimes he is so sincere that I want to squeeze him. He prayed about 5 times for Chris and his tests and finals. He prayed for Uncle Jeff in the war and his family. He prayed for Aunt Michelle in school. He prayed for Henry. He prayed that we will all be not grumpy (meaning mom). Love how sincere he is.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Watching and reading

loved watching Chris and Will work on a penguin prjoect for Will. Then I loved listening to them read an "army" book. I got to read to the other boys while this was happening. Love moments like these.

Monday, February 27, 2012

great morning

Henry slept from 9:15 to 5:30!!!! oh what a great night. but another great part to my morning was Jeffrey and Jed getting into bed and wanting to be my teddy bear what a great morning.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

making new friends

Had a family over for dinner this afternoon. I was a great time. So nice to meet new people and develop new friendships.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Quiet time

The kids were relatively quite so I could prepare my first lesson for gospel doctrine. So glad for that.

clean

Today I cleaned just the kitchen area. I totally cleaned off the counters. It felt so nice!!! what is ever better is it stayed clean. and It was all cleaned up after dinner. my goal for tomorrow is the dining area. baby steps :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A date

Chris and I went out on a date tonight thanks to a wonderful friend. It is so nice to be with him and no distractions of children (except Henry) and be able to talk about what is going on. I'm so blessed to still enjoy being with the man I love almost 11 years later. I'm so happy we have things to talk about. I love him and love spending time with him.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chris making dinner

So days it is just so wonderful that I do not have to make dinner. And after my first day without a nap in 4 weeks, I was so glad he did!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

a text

being able to vent to a ngreat friend via texting. I changed my whole day around.

Monday, February 20, 2012

a few

walking at the YMCA I ran into a few friends and talked with them while walking.

working on writing with Jeffrey. I am working on getting better at doing "school" things with my kids. We also worked on reading some books too.

Jed feeding me cheese-its while I fed Henry. It was such a cute moment. Loved it.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

playng and stories

I loved watching Will and Jed run around our island today. Made me smile. Then I got to read stories to the kids. Love that!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

kindness

I am so thankful for kind people who have done things for me. 2 more people showered me with kindness today. So thankful for this gospel and those people I have met through it.

Friday, February 17, 2012

smile

Henry was fussing so I picked him up and started talking to him. He stopped quickly looked towards my face and then smiled. I got to see his cute dimples. Loved this

Thursday, February 16, 2012

tv and walking

I know this sounds odd. But I have been able to get in naps thanks to TV. plus it gives Chris and I a chance to be together after the kids have gone to bed. thanks TV fir sine sanity time.

Oh and I walked 2 miles today. not fast but oh it feels so nice to be moving again. Nothing serious or strenuous.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

love

"I'm going to love you every single day mom, even when I'm a grown up." Thanks Jeffrey I will do the same

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

reading

Tonight I got to read stories to my kids. It was truly the best part of my day

Monday, February 13, 2012

random

there will be a few random things

My mom. she left this morning and I miss her but oddly I think I'm doing OK and think I'm going to make it

show shoveler. It was snowing today and someone shoveled our sidewalk. Not sure who as I was napping (another great part) but oh how thankful I was

neighbors - the older 3 played outside behind a friends house today after school. so thankful that they live close enough and are willing to let me kids come crash

prayers - any kids, from the kids, my own or many others. I am so thankful for them

Sunday, February 12, 2012

prayers

I love my kids! Lately Jeffrey has been praying that Henry gets his sleep so mom can sleep too. My kids know I am grumpy beyond belief when I don't get my sleep. Love that they care.

Behind

I missed the last 2 days. mostly because I fell asleep. so here it goes

Friday - the best part of the day was having all the kids home. They actually played very well together. that is a miracle.

Saturday - I got to go to the temple with Chris! I love the temple and I love going with him. I love how easily the spirit answers our questions. I wish we lived closer.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

mr fix-it

Chris fixed my bosch today. He took out the old cord (at least 20 yrs old) and put in a new one. why did he do this well because the old cord started smoking and had sparks. Love how handy he is.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Gayleen

I love when people know me well enough to send me a text saying. I will be by at 11:15 to pick up your boys. have them ready. Gayleen is awesome. I will be so sad when her hubby graduates this spring and takes them away from this lovely place!! I'm so lucky to have such great people in my life.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Naps and friends

naps are soooo wonderful!!!

I went to the Y today and got 2 presents from some ladies. The people there are so nice to me. I love it there!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Johnny Lingo

That's right for FHE we watched Johnny Lingo. I was amazed at how mean the people really were to Mahanna. Wow!! needless to say the kids enjoyed it, and Chris, my mom and I had some good laughs at she is old maybe 19 or 20. yeah. great times!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

cuddling with Henry

Since this may be our last or may not be. Today I took advantage of holding Henry as much as I could during the early evening. I love how it feels to have them snuggling up on your chest. One of the best feelings ever.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

snow

Loved watching Chris play in the snow with the kids. loved it, only wish I could have gone out too.

Friday, February 3, 2012

my mom

Nothing is better than having my mom around. She does so much and I do so little. Love it. plus she watched the older 4 so Chris and I could go on a date. So wonderful!! Thanks mom

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Friends

The boys had tumbling today at the YMCA. It was so nice to get out of the house. More than that it was great to see those who go to class with me and show them Henry. It was so nice to be back to a place I love and a place that is a 2nd home to me. I am also finally feeling good enough to go out and walk around. So nice to be getting back to "normal"

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

laughter

I love hearing my kids laugh while playing with my mom. They are trying to tackle her and they are also doing London bridges. Love it!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thankful

I am been so blessed with the ward we live in. they have taken my kids the last 2 days brought us dinner. Other people I have never met are calling and asking to bring us stuff. Such wonderful kindness. I am so thankful.

The other wonderful thing is my mom is here!!!!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

too many to title

Today Jeffrey and Jed spent the day at a friends house, then that friend brought us dinner and some chicken wraps to keep in the freezer for future use. So awesome!
it was 63 today!! I took Henry outside for about an hour while I sat and watched the older 2 play, and I chatted with a neighbor. Then another kind neighbor took the older 2 down to the park with her kids. I love where I live!
showers are such a wonderful thing. There is nothing better than taking a nice warm shower.
Napping. I got about 2 of these into day such a wonderful feeling!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Scripture's

There was just something wonderful about reading scriptures tonight. Maybe because all 7 of us were there, or my kids are actually paying attention to things now, and learning to look in the verses we have read to get the answers to our questions. Then after prayers Will said Dad how did Abraham get the Urm and thumum. We were both like huh? he gives a scripture that says just what he said. I love this. such a great feeling of peace in our home after we read. Thankful for the prophets counsel to have family scripture study. On days when it goes terrible I need to remember to come back and read this post.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Home

AS one who actually likes staying in the hospital as long as possible, I was very very happy to come home today. I miss my bed, my chair and most importantly my family. Things have seemed like a smooth transition home, but it has been half a day. The kids were all so excited to have the baby home. Hopefully their helpfulness will last long enough for my mom to get here on tuesday.

Friday, January 27, 2012

holding

There is something about babies that you just want to hold. While Chris was at school I spent a lot of time on my bed sleeping and holding the baby. I love how he is so tiny and just first perfect on my chest. When the nurses took him out of the room at 5am today Chris was wide awake so he got onto my bed and we snuggled as best as a c-section patient and her husband can while on a hospital bed. I love being close to him.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

a sweet text

I sent Chris a text today telling him about the middle boys while they were at the hospital. He responds with this "I hope they treat you like the queen you are." I am so thankful for having a wonderful husband! I am so lucky to have him.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2nd grade concert

tonight was Will's 2nd grade concert and I am so glad I got to see it. There were some very very funny moments by Will himself. mostly because he had a sweatshirt wrapped around his waist, his shoulders, holding it in his hands, or anywhere but just leaving it alone. Then there was a somewhat hip song, and the kids were doing rap moves. What made me very funny was this was a very very white group of kids. Will let his inner Sherwood out. his rap moves and such were much like any dancing you have ever seen me do. such a great night all the day before the baby comes. so glad I got to see it.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Jed

So during FHE Chris was talking about prayer. Jed raised his hand and said we fold our arms bow our heads and close our eyes. He did it perfect. We then asked him if he could do it during prayers. He said no. And he lived up to his word. He is only reverent during prayers at church. Guess we will get to work on that one. But I loved that he knew what he was supposed to do. score 1 parents :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

honesty

Last wed I was upset. I was upset because I was not going to be able to hold my new baby the next day. I was upset because all of my best laid plans were going up in smoke. I fully understood why it was not a good idea to have the baby but I was not happy. As the days have past and as I got many questions today at church (because I should have had the baby by now). I can honestly say that I am fully at peace with the decision to not deliver the baby last week. I am happy that the Dr's know that it is much more important to have a healthy baby than a baby with lung issues. I am mostly happy that I can say with out anger, frustration, or any other hard feelings that I am actually pleased with this decision. Now as the days go on and I have more contractions I hope that if I am actually supposed go into the hospital before my scheduled time that it will be very obvious.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

So this morning started out way too early. At 5am I heard the angry birds theme song. Jed was playing the game. Needless to say within minuets of sending him back to bed crying. All of the kids were awake and playing way too loud by 5:30. I would have to say the best part of the day was from about 6:30 as the kids were up stairs and Chris and I were in bed talking. It was the first time in a long time we have done this and I forget how much I really love talking to him.

Friday, January 20, 2012

games and puzzles

playing ticket to ride with Chris and Michelle. and watching Will do a puzzle all by himself. Also found out that the baby will come next Friday at the latest with a small chance of Wed.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Laughing

As I was waking up from a nap I heard Michelle tickling Jed and Jeffrey and they were laughing so hard. It was such a sweet sweet sound. Nothing is better than an Aunt who loves their nephews and playing with them. They (and mostly I ) will be very sad to see her go on Sunday :(

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

argh!!!

So today was supposed to be great. go get a quick amniocentesis, find out the lungs were good and then have the baby tomorrow. Apparently this child is not ready to come yet. a few reasons why I suspect that. 1. During the amnio when the dr put the needle ( I can only assume it was long I had my eyes closed) He instantly put his hand to it and moved it. Michelle said that he swung it around. 2. test results that take 30 min took about 2 hours for me. His lungs are just barly above where it is acceptable. So this means no c-section tomorrow. As difficult as this is for any pregnant woman to hear, I am ok but was instantly so stressed with what am I going to do. Michelle leaves Sunday morning, and Carmen leaves the 28th while my mom doesn't come until the 8th. My biggest worry was how in the world am I going to survive when My MIL leaves while I am still in the hospital (they said next Thurs was tentative) and take care of my kids. after totally loosing it on the phone with my mom (its the pregnancy. . . right) She was able to change her first ticket on American Airlines for free!!! this is a massive miracle. Anyone who has ever tried to change a ticket on American knows this. So thankful for that huge miracle. I am also so thankful for michelle and her willingness to be the mother to my kids while I have been having a not so great day, and her willingness to go above and beyond anything I every expected her to do.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

help

As I sat on my bed crying earlier this evening. Finally becoming overwhelmed with everything that is about to take place. I realized how lucky I have been to have help. Often times when you don't have really good friends like you are used to (the one's who you can cry to and they need not say anything other that I'm sorry or I love you. or even say nothing at all just give you a hug). It is difficult to see how people truly help you out. Moving 3 times in the last 1.5 years has done this to me. Not that I am no longer friends with the people I was initially friends with, it just becomes harder to keep up with them. I have realized that it is the friends that I still have that are truly important. The older I get the fewer in number it seems, but family members get added to this list not just because you "have" to have them there but because you have gotten to that point in your relationship. I guess what I have realized tonight it that I am so thankful for help. When it seems like most help comes from afar you realize that there is help coming from close. Wither it is from someone you know well or someone who you don't know at all help always seems to come. I know none of this really makes any sense as my brain is totally fried today (the pregnancy will totally do that to me). I am so thankful for help. I could not have made it through this past 1.5 weeks without Michelle's help. I could not have made it these past almost 11 years with out Chris! I could not have made it the last 31 plus years with out my family. I am so thankful for the people who help big and small. Maybe someday I can be a help to someone the way these people and many others have been to me!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Funny

Will just came down stairs. telling me "I can't survive without water." Michelle and I could hardly contain our laughter. After I stopped laughing I proceed to tell him he can actually go 3 days without water. At least he is learning something

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Will

Tonight Will had baptism preview. There are 13 kids in our ward turning 8 this year. I cannot believe that he is old enough to be baptized. He is overly excited to get baptized. I am so happy that he is excited for this day that is over 9 months away.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Jeffrey

I know it is early but I never want to forget this. Jeffrey said the prayers this morning and said bless mommy and the baby to be healthy. Which is often something that gets repeated every prayer. then he added his own. Bless when Mommy has the baby that they will both be healthy. I don't know how he knew this was a concern of mine but he knew and he prayed for it. Thanks Jeffrey I love you!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Nap

Today I was exhausted. I had been having contractions about every 15 - 20 min. So Chris and Michelle were wonderful enough to let me sleep some this afternoon. While I am still overly trashed (I will be going to sleep shortly) it was so nice to get some extra rest in. Thankful for family who knows just what I need.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

cards

Played Uno with Chris and the kids tonight had a blast. Then we are playing phase 10. Love this game! great evening. which capped off a not so great day.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy

Today has been overall a happy day. Nothing in particular has happened but it has gone smooth and over all everyone has been happy. What more could I ask for!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MIchelle

I was so happy when Michelle agreed to come and watch the kids while I had the baby. little did I know I would get her a week and a half early. It is so nice to have an extra set of adult hands at home. She has been so wonderful cleaning, entertaining. It has also been so nice to have another adult to talk to during the day. Thanks Michelle you are wonderful!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

being a family

Today was quite busy. But it was a great day. Michelle and Chris went to my class with me at the Y, we went to Costco and walmart. came home put up some shelves. It was fun to just be a family and do normal things. The best part was Chris's family home evening activity. Annmarie did a photo about the tree of life. Then Chris blindfolded the kids and asked them to find things. they loved it. At the end we gave them string to hold onto then they found their way to Chris and he gave them "fruit" er. . . chocolate when they reached him. Love Chris's preparation for FHE tonight.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Scripture discussion

Other than Chris and the boys making it back safe at oh dark thirty this morning. But tonight as he got his scriptures out, then I got mine and Michelle got hers. We each studied on our own (love that effect). Chris asked me to come out and talk with him about wisdom. Chris is very smart in the scriptures and I often feel inadequate when we discuss things. So it was a shock to me that first off he asked. But it was a great time discussing that Wisdom is something so closely related to Christ. This is why we seek wisdom. we want wisdom to rule over us because it is essentially Christ ruling over us. Thanks Chris for taking the time to ask the opinion of someone much less scripture smart than you. It made my day discussing the scriptures with you.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

untitled

Today I'm very impatiently awaiting Chris and the boys return home. They will be back at about 1am if all goes well. I am reminded again how much I Love Chris. I know I have said that way to much lately, but I really do. I never like it when he is gone. I think one of my favorite movie lines ever is from Return to me. in it The lead says he misses his wife (passed away) but he aches for grace (his girlfriend) I think this sums up how I feel about Chris I ache for him when we are apart. I never thought of myself as a clingy person. But I cling to him. I love to be near him. I love to spend time with him. I love to see him with our children. I am so lucky to have him in my life. I am so thankful for the wonderful man that he is. I love him with all my heart.

Friday, January 6, 2012

DATE

It was with Will and Annmarie. We went to red robin, ate and came home and played Uno and old maid for over an hour. Love playing games with my kids. Can't wait until we can play phase ten! Miss Chris desperatly. I miss the younger 2 when I see them. I do not miss the mess they make. I guess that might make me a bad mother but with all the pregnancy pains I've been having lately it was heaven sent of Chris to take them away for a week. I still hurt like crazy but I hurt less because I'm not chasing, clean, scolding etc them. Thanks Chris your the best thing that ever happened to me!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Sun!!

I know that today is only half over but I couldn't help noting how beautiful it is outside. It is 63 and sunny! I just came back in from reading a book (uninterrupted) for over an hour. I am hoping to take the kids to a park when they get home from school. Love beautiful sunny days!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

making new friends

After the kids got on the bus today I went and chatted with my neighbor Karen. It was so nice. we chatted for about 2 hours. I loved getting to know her better and seeing that there are others out there like I am.

While skpying with Chris tonight Jed and Jeffrey kept popping in. I love seeing them and realize that I really really miss all 3 of my boys that are gone. I guess I am a sucker for the boys. love them and am so thankful for them

I cleaned my front rooms last night and guess what. They were clean all day today. It is amazing what 4 pairs of missing messy hands can do.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

to do lists

I can say I actually completed everything on my list today and no it wasn't just 1 thing long. I got a bunch accomplished. The best part is that I feel like when I cleaned it will actually stay clean for longer than 5 min. Also I'm so thankful for Kindy and her willingness to watch my 2 boys while Chris went to Vegas today. I know the boys had a blast and loved playing with their cousins. So thankful for family.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Skype

Today Chris Jeffrey and Jed made it to AZ safely. Then we skyped FHE. love that I can still see my kids even though they are 1500 miles away. Love the positives about technology!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Visits

 Will, Annmarie and myself took Freezer Jam to 3 families from our old branch. I was wonderful to talk with them and see how they have been. We do miss our friends and are so thankful for new ones and old ones.

Chris took the younger 2 to AZ right after church today. I must say  I am a little excited to get a rest before the baby comes