Tuesday, June 30, 2009


What a night. I can't sleep because my mind is racing. I don't know why I am so stressed. I mean. I have two toddlers, we might be moving in a few months, we might not be. I'm primary president and I only have one counselor, no secretary, not enough teachers, I'm taking online classes, and trying to keep up with my house, yard, and life in general. Gee, I don't know why I'm stressed! I think I will be putting school on hold for a semester or two. So I get my bachelor's when I'm 50 instead of 45. What difference does it make? But seriously, I get online to do my schoolwork at night after the kids are in bed, and I can't think. I am drained. So I think I need to take a little break. I know some women go full time and have kids, and can do it all. But I am not one of them. Ok, I need to go to bed now.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Random thoughts

Well, today Joe went back to work after two weeks off. It is good though, so we can all get back to our normal routine. I spent the day cleaning, and I feel like the only time I sat down all day was the hour and a half I had my presidency meeting. We were planning for our next quarterly activity and I thought that if we move, that would be my last one here. I started feeling kind of sad. I love this calling and I love the children soooo much! If we do go to NC, I will be super excited. I feel like I would be going "Home" even though I'm from Texas and I only lived in NC for like 3 years. But I LOVE it here. There are great people here and the kids are great and we are very happy here. I just wish we already knew for sure if we are staying or going. Oh well, we will find out soon. (I hope) Today we also found out that the people renting our house in NC are moving out at the end of thier lease, so if we do move there, it will work out prfectly and our house will be ready for move in. And I would much rather pay for repairs on a house I am living in! (like the brand new ac unit we had to clean out our savings for:) Well, I will stop rambling and go have family home evening. We'll see what the future holds. I know wherever we go, it is where the Lord needs us at this time.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Lazy Days of Summer

We have been having so much fun on our vacation. Doing a lot of fun things like frequenting the chick fil A play place, hanging out with cousins, and hitting all the other fun spots here in the city! We went and visited my great Aunt, on her 84th birthday. My kids loved going to visit her, and playing in her backyard. Here they are in the same hammock I used to lay in when my great grandmother lived there and I visited when I was little!

Happy Father's Day

Today was Father's day and we had a great day! I was able to make my Dad Breakfast, and go to church with him, and make him a tie shaped cake! Joe is in Florida having a weekend with his mom and bff, so I am here with the kiddos. We had a fun day, but we miss our Daddy(theirs). Any who, I am so grateful for my Dad, he is awesome. I love him so much!! I am also grateful for my wonderful husband who is an AWESOME father! He is so great and I can't believe how lucky I am to have him!
My friend had this on her blog, so I copied it. Its a great poem!

God took the strength
Of a mountain.
The majesty of a tree.
the warmth of a summer sun.
The Calm of a quiet sea.
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night.
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight.
The joy of a morning in spring.
The faith of a mustard seed.
The patience of eternity.
The depth of a family need.
Then God combined
these qualities.
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece
Was complete.
And so, He called it.... Dad
~Author Unknown

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tomorrow we leave:

2 long days in the car

+1 driver (my awesome husband)

+about 6 gas fill-ups

+many potty breaks


+2 moms (me and my sister)

+a 7 year old boy

+3 boys age 3 and under

+tons of food




= a trip to Texas.

If the drive is too crazy, I may not want to make the trip back!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Girls weekend!

Last weekend I flew to Santa Fe and met my mom and all my sisters there! We had a blast. It was the first time we have all nine been together since my wedding! We had a great time. We talked, stayed up until 4 am, went shopping, watched Twilight, ate some great food, and laughed pretty much the entire weekend! We are definitely doing it again next year. It was so nice to have a break from everyday life and to just relax with the girls!

Adventures in potty training

I cannot BELIEVE how well potty training is going. I pretty much have been dreading it since I was pregnant. I just heard all these terrible stories, but it has been great! I guess waiting until they were ready really paid off. I started last week and they have had about 2 accidents. I put a pullup on Jonathan at nap time, and he doesnt even go. As soon as he wakes up he goes to the potty without even being told. Even at swim lessons he gets out of the pool and runs to me when he has to go. I am so proud of him. He is doing awesome! Jacob is doing great too. He has had a few more times when he didn't make it. But, considering he is only 2 and a half. I think he is doing great. I am so excited! I really don't know why I have been dreading it. It has been great!