April 29, 2009
April 27, 2009
This pretty much sums up how I have been feeling lately! Tired!!! Don't get me wrong; it's a good tired...tired from being a mom to three beautiful kids and a wife to my best friend. Also starting up a pretty strict exercise and diet routine has put my body in some shock too! I really needed a break from the every day...thank goodness Toby and I had a weekend get-away planned at the Cameo Heights Mansion this past weekend! I was able to unwind and relax...I barely remembered my name after so much pampering and relaxation! Wow! I realized how hard Toby and I work and how stressful life can be with 3 kids and activities and school, making ends meet, etc. etc. I am sure everyone knows how that feels. It's been awhile since we have actually had time for a date together let alone a get-away. Being able to finish a conversation with one another was wonderful in and of itself! Uninterrupted extended lengths of time together are rare -and boy did it feel great to be able to do that with my husband!!
Thank you mom and dad for watching my kids while we went away to recharge our batteries!
April 21, 2009
April 12, 2009
I watched a YouTube video on the atonement of Jesus Christ.
This brought me to tears....I felt the spirit so strong.
I am so grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ; for his atonement and resurrection; for his perfect example.
I am grateful for my Heavenly Father and his unconditional love. I am grateful for my family and for the gospel that brings me the knowledge of knowing I can be with my loved ones forever someday. Striving every day to be more like my Savior; and become a better person, wife, mother, sister, friend and daughter of God. I pray I will fulfill all he has in store for my life and accomplish my life's mission in a way that he will say to me someday..."Well done, thou good and faithful daughter of God."
April 11, 2009
The kids had fun celebrating Easter. They each got a bag from Toby and I with fun things to do...among them; silly string. Which we let the kids play with on the trampoline; along with bubbles, silly putty, sidewalk chalk, how fast can you eat your candy -which I am happy to say we didn't have anybody lose their cookies! They got some much needed spring and summer clothes and shoes. We enjoyed being outside with one another, had dinner together, and watched the Tale of Despereaux....cute movie! We also played with our new shop vacuum -we let the kids suction up the silly string mess; and then they started suctioning each other; and blowing it in their faces -which was pretty funny looking; we used it to blow bubbles around the yard too -worked pretty good. We then went to the garage to paint bird houses -which was a really fun activity to do with them. We also baked a bird peep cake for Easter dessert on Sunday at grandma's house. It was a fun day with our kids!!!
April 9, 2009
Mikenna lost her first front tooth! She was anxious about losing it; she was so happy and proud of herself for finally working at it to get it to come out. It was literally hanging there by a string. I had to be patient with her; and let her do it in her own time...she finally went into the bathroom after weeks of encouragement and twisted it out after about 2 minutes. She came out and had a huge smile on her face with her tooth in her hand. The tooth fairy left her a toy and some money for such a big feat of getting over her fears. I think the next teeth will be a little easier now she knows it isn't that bad. She asked how she was going to say her "s's"-and she was for some reason worried she was going to look like a hobo??? I told her she is a beautiful girl inside and out; and shouldn't worry about looking like a hobo. Kinda funny :) She took her tooth fairy loot and her cute one tooth smile to school the next day to show her class and teacher what she accomplished. Too cute! I love her so much! She makes me smile every day; and for that I am grateful!!