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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Saturday, April 7, 2012


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


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


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


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.