Friday, December 31, 2010

Photos to someday display

Some day I am going to have a wall of photos. These would be in it. Along with a picture of the temple, and whatever else catches my fancy.

Monday, December 27, 2010

I did it

Well, one of my goals for this year was to blog at least once a week. And by once a week I mean once in the Sunday - Saturday period. So at least four or five times a month. I know, I know, I don't have any posts from January: but that's because we moved at the end of January and I did not make this goal until February 1st or so. I was a little late with new years resolutions this year. But hey, I did it. I blogged at least once a week, and this post counts as the final installment necessary to complete that goal.

Don't worry, I am still going to blog regularly to keep everyone posted on what is going on. Hopefully I can keep up the once a week thing. And hopefully I will have some more interesting things to talk about this upcoming year. 2011, who would have believed it?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I am soooooooo tired. I finally am home though. I think I might be missing a thing or two. We will have to wait and see. And I never, ever, ever, want to be late for a plane flight again. Fortunately my kids were angels bless them. They were fantastic.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas at my house

Our tree and a fun shot of Asher. I figured I should take some photos now before the branches fall any lower.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Feeling Grinchy

Yes, I admit I am feeling a little grinchy. I want to go back to the days of obliviousness when I did not know how hard parents work to get everything right for Christmas. And it makes it harder that I have so many ideas for one kid and am totally clueless for the other, and the other one doesn't need anything so I am not sure what to do about that one. Sigh. And don't get me started on stockings. I am seriously thinking about dropping that tradition.

P.S. I am sure I will feel better tomorrow.
P.P.S. My tree is probably not going to make it to Christmas. It's already turning brown and is about as wilted as it normally is when I take it down. Oh well.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Oh the ignorance of youth

When I was younger than I am now (27 really is still young) I remember looking at "old people" who of course to my young mind were old but they were probably only in their thirties, and thinking either "that will never happen to me" or "I will know I am old when that starts happening to me." Well, evidently some of those "old people" things start happening young. Here are a few I have run across lately.

1: Circling circus rides. Yes Mom, you were right, not that I am "older" I can hardly ride them. I took my kids to John's Incredible pizza, and they have a ride that spins in a circle while you spin yourself in a circle. I rode it twice because my kids were not tall enough to go on by themselves, and I was there with my neighbor who was really not looking forward to riding on the ride, to to spare her the torture, I went on it. Thank goodness I hadn't eaten much and thank goodness that somewhere in my very spotty dance lessons i learned the basics of spotting. It's the only thing that saved me. That was horrible!!!

2: Brown spotted hands. Actually, since i have freckles on my hands it looks like I already have these. How unfair is that?

3: Those long facial hairs you have to pluck. The kinds that come out of moles, under the chin and he corners of the mouth or wherever else. So not nice.

4: Needing naps. My Mom will tell you that I never really slept as a kid. Now all I want to do is catch up on some descent sleep. Now that I am a mom I will probably never sleep through the night again, I get that. But I never really get to nap either. I never dreamed I would voluntarily take one of those, unless I was at a sleepover or something.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Nice shot

I got this shot of my girl the other day, and it turned out so pretty I just had to share.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Guilty Today of...

Letting my kids eat food in front of the tv with a movie on. In my defence, I got to bed kinda late and then Asher started randomly coughing at about 2 in the morning. I gave him the cough mix and that calmed him, but he was sleepiong on the floor by my bed. Then he decided that the floor wasn't good wenough and he climbed in with me. Then this morning I got up early so I could run an errand and get the kids bathed and then a grocery run in. Now I am tired and want to sleep, especially since I have gymnastics for the kids and a bridal shower to go to tonight. So I am letting the kids eat snacks in frobnt of the tv while I do some things that need to be done, and yes I count blogging on that because of my goal for this year. I have a feeling that December is going to be a very busy month. A wedding, a trip to Oregon, Christmas, school projects, finish Christmas shopping, and all the arranging that goes into everything. But that's how it is every year I guess.

However, I need to start some Christmas traditions with my little family. We have almost always been at someone elses place for Christmas, but I need to have special things for us too. So far I have getting and decorating a tree and the house as a family the first weekend in December and setting up the nativity by telling the nativity story. Hmmmm, I think there need to be a few more. Simple things really, but traditions that I start for my kids to remember.