Monday, January 30, 2012


So the goal to post every day was a lofty one... I am not going to beat myself up about it though. Life gets busy and I am just going to enjoy this place to talk- even if it's only to myself when I get the chance to get on here. :).

I was buying milk at braums today while the manager was ringing up my purchases, and correcting some incorrect prices, talking to another worker, taking a drive thru order, and answering a question from another customer- all within the space of about 60 seconds. I mentioned he was muti-tasking today and he told me this was one of a few jobs where his ADHD comes in handy and is helpful instead of detrimental.

A pretty positive way of looking at things. No excuses- and looking at the positive that comes from it. If only more people could keep that outlook in life.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


I took my daughter to a Greyson Chance concert tonight with her best friend. There were no seats. We stood for 4+ hours. I think I earned some cool mom points tonight. The band that played before him was a local band. The bass guitarist (on the left) is the guy I told my daughter she should crush

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Afternoons

I love the simplicity of sunday afternoons.  Some people ask why we don't go out to eat, grocery shop, and do other things on Sundays.  We reserve Sunday's as the Sabbath to attend church, and to spend time with family.  I love the easy going afternoons when I don't have to worry about any schedule because we don't schedule things on Sundays.  Playing games, talking, reading books, cooking and baking.  Those are my perfect sunday afternoon activities and I love that I can count on having that time to do something we love to do without any schedules to follow on that day of the week. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Guilty Pleasures...

Ok... just finished watching my guilty pleasure- The Bachelor... I'm embarrased at times to admit that I watch it.  It's like a train wreck and I can't imagine putting myself into a position like that- but yet I still pull it up on Hulu each week and watch to see what will happen.

My other one lately is diet Mt Dew... For years I rarely had any soda at all... just never had it, didn't want it and was fine without it in my life except for rare times we would go out to eat.  Now I just enjoy the taste of it and I drink it more often...  I think I do need to cut it out and go back to just good old water. :)

And then of course there is always chocolate.  I can do really good about eating well and healthy and then something chocolate will pop up and I'll just have to have one bite.  I will never be able to cut it out of my diet compelely- I don't want to, but I probably could cut back on it. :)

Just had to share...

Yesterday I read a wonderful article.  I cannot say it any differently or better...

Go and read it... and enjoy!  Love your kids, do your best and don't beat yourself up. :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

New years resolutions

Sometimes it takes a week or two to get things lined up and started.

Today was day 1 of P90X2.

I got through it. I am a wimp now, have to do modified pushups etc... but by the end of it I will not be a wimp! :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Polar express hot chocolate.

Found the recipe for this on pinterest. Looks so incredible. I have to try it!! :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Date Night

Coming home with yummy leftovers and hubbies traditional chocolate shake...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ok... so I don't think I'll make it 365 days...

But I might be able to do 365 posts for the year...

Hubby has been out of town so I'm doing the solo parenting act this week.  Thankfully he comes home today and I can get a good full night sleep. :)

I've been printing out a backlog of pictures this week...

Have I mentioned that I LOVE the zoom lense?  My kids don't like me taking pictures of them, so with the zoom lense I can hang back and take pictures and they don't even realize it. :)  Love those two red heads and their smiles!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

From chaos to organized...

A good friend came over today to help me tame my pantry and get it organized... so I could find stuff in it again...

Here are our after pictures... :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Out of the ordinary

Whoops!  Missed yesterday.  But I think I probably will miss sunday's on occasion, and I'm fine with that.

Today Hubbie takes off on a buisness trip.  That means the kids get processed junk food this week... I don't cook when he goes out of town.  It works out fine since he really only takes 2-3 trips a year.  It also makes it easier on me to single parent for the week- the kids know if they act up their junk food get's tossed. lol!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


It's January. When we all think of organizing.

Here's my To Do folder for photo's. Each of the folders inside of it have at least 100+ photo's to be sorted through and put in a better location.

I think it's about time I start to tackle it. Lol!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Enjoy the moment...

Another week in the books... and it's the weekend again. Time to recharge the batteries (even with a short school/work week we wound up drained by today) and gear up for next week. I've got five little girls running around the house (two of my own and three friends) and another little girl over at a friends house this afternoon.  I love hearing their squeals of laughter as they have fun.

So my thought today is to just make the time to have fun... the girls only had an hour we could get them all together to play for, but for that one hour they are having so much fun... and I need to remember to just take the short amounts of time and enjoy them. :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Project this week

Here is my project this week. It's time for some new chair class signs in primary.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I've been working on loosing weight. Both by being more active, and eating better. To help me stay motivated I gave myself rewards for each 5 pounds lost. It's going slowly, but the scale is going down. Today I was able to get one of my rewards. My nails done. :).

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Good Quote

I was reading through some blogs the other day and came across this quote:

“Keep perspective. When you have done all that you can reasonably do, rest the burden in the hands of the Lord. When I take a small pebble and place it directly in front of my eye, it takes on the appearance of a mighty boulder. It is all I can see. It becomes all-consuming—like the problems of a loved one that affect our lives every waking moment. When the things you realistically can do to help are done, leave the matter in the hands of the Lord and worry no more. Do not feel guilty because you cannot do more. Do not waste your energy on useless worry. The Lord will take the pebble that fills your vision and cast it down among the challenges you will face in your eternal progress. It will then be seen in perspective. In time, you will feel impressions and know how to give further help. You will find more peace and happiness, will not neglect others that need you, and will be able to give greater help because of that eternal perspective.” -Richard G. Scott (1988)
I'm a worrier by nature.  I recently accepted a rather large calling at church and found that I was starting to worry about things for it- and feel out of touch with my kids and family.  I'm realizing that I focus in on problems of others whether large or small and make them larger than they are in my mind and let them take over a disproportionate amount of my thought time... So this is a good reminder to me to do what I can, but not stress and worry over the problems.  They will be worked out in time and I can do what I can, and leave the rest in the Lord's hands.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Picture or post a day

I see lots of people doing pictures a day... I'm going to tray and do a post a day- whether it's a picture or just a written post.

Here's the picture for today. It's what you expect to see weather this time of year. We are warmer than usual and I just want this weather so I can bundle up in warm clothes, turn on the fireplace and read a book with a mug of hot cocoa. :)