Monday, June 9, 2014

Looking Up

Summer is here and that means more time with the boys. Of course I have made a daily list of task for them to do with the hope that we can stick to it all summer. One list item includes journaling. I wanted them to keep up wth their writing skills and also take time to write down their thoughts and our doings from day to day.

This morning was a fun time trying to get the boys to stay on task with weeding in the yard. It is so nice to have grass growing. We have so many weeds. After nearly an hour of being out here, I am not sure I can see much progress.

Alex is here telling me he wants to save someone. He wants to be a fireman and save a kitty and a dog and rescue people. Sounds like a great plan to me.

Last week he and I were on our way home from therapy. He started yelling, "rainbow, rainbow". I had no clue what he was talking about. I was trying to figure out what he was looking at when he told me that the sun made a rainbow. I looked up and saw a "rainbow" in the clouds.
Later that day I looked it up and found out it is called a circumhorizontal arc. The colors got more and more intense and within  a half an hour it was gone.

He is constantly helping me slow down. Because of him I see things I probably wouldn't otherwise. I love that about him. Remember to take time to look around you. Remember to look up.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Getting Back on the Wagon

I went to Circles last night and realized a few things about myself; the good, the bad, and the ugly. This morning I got the two older boys off to school and started looking over old posts on my blog. I read about several stories I totally had forgotten and was so glad I had written them down.

My life is passing me by, and I can't let it go without any documentation. I love the written word. I used to love to write. I used to be such a happy person. I think I've let some of myself die. I don't want that. I want me back. Only I can be the one to make the change -- well, me, and my Savior. I know I need his help.

I need to find the joy in my life. It's almost been a whole year that we've been here in Erda. I need to embrace my life, it is what it is, and love it! I truly have so much to be thankful for. I know that. Now I need to reflect my gratitude in how I live my life. My boys need a mother and my husband needs a wife. I need me!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Day 4

Today and everyday I am thankful for a great husband. Mark made our favorite and very yummy Market Street clam chowder for dinner tonight AND apple crisp for dessert.  He is the best and calls me his favorite. I love that Mark of mine.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Day 1

I am thankful for a little boy that insists his mommy plays on the trampoline with him every afternoon. Playing Duck-Duck-Goose with two people is quite suspenseful.

Day 2 and 3

Nov. 2 - Yesterday I was reminded how blessed I am to live where I do. I stepped out on the porch and heard some cows and chickens not I-215 or sirens.

But today, Nov. 3, I was reminded how much my life was enriched by living in T-ville. We went there today. It felt like going home, and I was surrounded by so many wonderful people that I love dearly. Miss them so.

Monday, October 15, 2012

That's my big brother!

Today Brandon was appointed by the govenor as Idaho's 21st state controller. Can I help it that I am a little excited for, not to mention, pretty proud of him? Brandon is an all-around good person and is married to one amazing woman. I love this photo of the two of them. Brandon and Jana make one great team. They always say behind one good man is an even better woman.

I am sure Grandpa Woody is up there singing for you Brandon, "And here we have Idaho! Winning her way to fame!"

Monday, October 1, 2012

Growing Up

Alex started preschool today. He attended a preschool through our local school district for four months prior to our move and loved it. He adored Ms. Aubrey and Ms. Mindy (Not me, his teacher also named, Mindy). He stills loves to wear the little apron and baker hat they made there.

This time we decided to try something different. I, along with three other moms, will be taking turns teaching in our homes. I am excited about this and think it will be good for both Alex and me. I am happy to be taking an active roll in teaching him and the other cuties. He really seemed to like it. The real test comes on Thursday when he realizes this wasn't a one time deal. Happened to each of the boys the first time they went to preschool. Loved the first day, cried the second. Some the third, and the fourth. You get the picture.

In a few more days Alex will be turning four. It is crazy to think about how much he has changed our lives. I couldn't imagine life without Alex. He helps me slow down and enjoy the little things in life. He has always taken things at a slower pace than everyone else. That's just his way; I hope he never changes.

I am grateful to his old physical therapist, MaryAnne, who told me to find what he enjoys and let him develop his talent in that area. I can't imagine Alex being a star athlete or top scholar, but he has so much more to give. He really is an amazing little person.

Alex loves music, and today he came home singing "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Pretty sure I have never sung that one to him. He cracks me up when we're riding around in the car and he starts singing along to the radio. Half of the time you can't get this kid to repeat the words you are trying to get him to say when praying, but put it to music and he may just surprise you.

My morning was a little more quiet with him gone. I'm not ready for him to grow up!

This kid has the best blue eyes ever, maybe even better than his dad's.
His long, dark eyelashes are killer.

He had to wear his gator shirt and shorts.
If you ask him, the shirt can only be worn with this pair of shorts.

Bye, Mom! I'm off to preschool! Big Boy back pack and all.
Don't tell him it's one of Aaron's old ones.