Thursday, November 29, 2012

Instagram- just do it

First it was Facebook to keep us all in touch- then for me, I started blogging, and now instagram. But some VIPs in my life don't do instagram- so here you go.
Zane making "SUPPER" sandwiches with marshmellows, cheese and peanut butter. He did indeed eat some. He was the only one.

Brody and I making snow angels, either of us without a coat! It was a dare

Zane- teaching Oscar how to drink soda so he would grow bigger.

MISCHIEF!!!! Oh she is a busy busy lady. Goodness. With the boys I could put a baby gate up and keep them out of the kitchen, this house- that doesn't work. It has been interesting. 

Christmas cookies- And a good inch deep pile of sprinkles. 

Evanston is having some weird weather- NO SNOW and warmish, for us! 

Walking all over and all wet from the dog water. Happens EVERY day!



Thursday, November 15, 2012

When it rains it pours... And then the sun comes out

These days here is what life is like
Take care of small people
Young Women's
Presidency meetings
Planning meetings
Swim lessons
Gymnastics (that's over now because Zane said its "only for girls" and refused to return)
School Volunteering
Pre school
Cooking for us
Cooking for new moms
Cooking for funerals
Playing toys
Settling arguments
Picking stuff out of Preslies mouth
Finding my dumb dogs when they run away because we can't figure out how they are getting out
Sewing for Christmas presents
Homework- first grade is intense ya know!
Dentist appointments
Doctor appointments
Life is CRAZY
A while ago I was making diner, the children were officially driving me nuts. The fighting was never ending, the baby was fussy, the house was a total disaster, diner was gross because I didn't have all the ingredients and was trying to improvise, I had Young Women's to get too, needed to stop at the store first, still needed to get ready, had nothing to wear, Dev wasn't home, homework needed to be done. I was feeling completely overwhelmed, overworked, incredibly underpaid, I was stressed and homesick and weepy, worn out, inadequate, and wanted a vacation.
Not a tropical beach vacation- no no.
I wanted 24 hours in my house ALONE. Nothing could compare to a spotless house, drinking a diet coke in ultimate silence. Dream.come.true.
It wasn't happening.
I made it through the evening and then awoke to a miracle in the morning. I was up way before the kids. Not being a morning person at all,usually I would just stay in bed and try to go back to sleep. That morning I actually got up- I made peach tea and decided to read my scriptures. We have been doing really well with our family reading at night but my personal scripture study was non existent. I got a good hour of serious reading in. My day was calm and happy, I was productive and patient. I felt light hearted. I have only had one morning since then,where I missed reading before the kids are up. This is what I needed in my life.
With thanksgiving quick approaching, I will spare everyone of listing a daily blessing on Facebook, but will express that I am thankful for faith in God that is immovable,and love for my family that is fierce.

Friday, November 9, 2012

12 onesies


Happy Birthday to Preslie!!!
Time flies when your baby sleeps 12 hours a night :)

We celebrated early while my Parents were here. My cake was a bit of a mess- she gobbled it down anyways.

She is starting to throw fits when she doesn't get what she wants and drives Zane crazy by always "bugging" him.
Brody spoils her the most out of us all and gives her everything she wants, gets her up in the morning an plays with her and just really adores his baby sister.