Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I believe in Miracles!

A miracle has happened at our house tonight!
I am ready to shout it from the roof tops!
This is such a rare occurrence at our house.
Normally we are all waiting for him to finish his dinner.
He is to busy talking to eat.
So can I say SHOCKER!!
Way to go Remington.
Do you think every night could be like this?
Probably not.
Only in summer when friends are knocking on the door waiting to play!
Its alright. I'll take it!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Why nothing gets done.

NOTHING gets done around my house.
But here is why...
a 8year old
a 3 year old
a almost 2 year
a puppy
a hamster
The 3 year old I love dearly he make me laugh. He makes me sigh. He makes me scream.
The 2 (almost) year old is a mommas boy!! He does not like to be far away. He does not like to be left with anyone & he does not like to leave the hamster alone. I Love him dearly!
The puppy likes to play & chew. Toys. Newly folded laundry. Brand new shoes that have never been worn. The list goes on but that is for another time.
Now here is how the day goes.
We get up.
While I am making breakfast the boys let the dog out to go potty.
They come back in and "play" with the dog.
who never gets put back in the kennel
which in turn causes tears over the loss of toys due to chewing.
8 year old leaves for school
which is usually not on time because he is not ready.
Now the rest of the day becomes a blur!
Between trying to pick up the house, do laundry, make beds
you know the boring stuff
I am trying to potty train a 3 year old
while trying to convince the almost 2 year old to leave his diaper on.
Then in between
the independent 3 year old has opened the front door
which leads to the dog getting loose
chasing birds down the street
the almost 2 year old getting loose
who has let the hamster loose
NO ONE wants to come back inside
sometimes I leave the dog tied to a tree in the back yard
because of the barking he is doing it the house
Then the 3 year old sneaks out
lets the dog off the leash
the almost 2 year old cries to go out
It begins again...
Chasing down the dog who is chasing the birds.
Chasing a 3 year old who like to run
Chasing a almost 2 year old who is starting to not want to take naps
THEN.. when I do get them all in the house
and the almost 2 year old down for a nap
the 8 year old is home from school
SLAMMING doors and crying over whatever his brothers have gotten into
while I was chasing the dog or the hamster.
Who has gotten loose again.
I always plan on getting the "stuff" done after they are asleep
but I am too tired!
So there you have it. SOMEDAY I might get something done!
Today however NOTHING gets done!

Friday, May 7, 2010

You know you need to go on a diet when...

A very cute 3 year old neighbor girl asks...
"Why are you fat?"
My answer "I like to eat."
She is such a cute girl and I am sure if her mom knew she had asked such a question she would be mortified! However my feelings are not hurt.
It is the truth.
I am fat.
I am trying (although I could defiantly try harder) to get it off and maybe this is the motivation I need. Right after I eat all the YUMMY peanut butter bars from Maceys. They are on sale for only $2.98 and today is Friday which means a facebook deal and that happens to be $2.00 off peanut butter bars.
I am going to enjoy the high calorie, high fat deliciousness that cost me only .98 and then when they are gone I'll hit the weight loss with a vengeance!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sheri Dew

On Saturday night my area had a tri-stake relief society fireside and Sheri Dew was the speaker. I invited my mom and sister Rachel to go with me. I was so glad that they were able to attend it with me.
Sister Dew is a wonderful speaker. She was a great sense of humor and is such a personable lady. I learned quite a bit and got some insight into some things that I need to be working on. A few things from her talk that struck me.
One she encouraged us to do was to not speak ill of other women. No gossiping. Things that we all know we shouldn't do. I don't think I have a issue with this (but maybe since it struck a cord with me I do). Not to say that I never participate in gossip I do occasionally. Now I will try harder to refrain from that.
Second she encouraged us to find out the real meaning of the atonement and how it can be used in our lives. Truthfully I don't think I have ever done this.n So here is to my search! I hope this search can help me become a better woman, a better wife, a better mom. I can use all the help I can get.
I really wish that I had sister Dew's talk recorded so that I could go back and listen to it again. I did copy a few notes that my mom took and hopefully that will jog my memory. I really am grateful for the spirit that was there. That little spiritual boost that I needed. Something I need to try and have with me more. So thank you to the 3 stakes that worked so hard to put this together and thank you to Sister Dew for the time she took to come and speak to all of us. It was a wonderful evening!