Friday, October 24, 2014


10 years ago I decided I would have children for three reasons. (The entire time I was a teenager I didn't want children.)
1. I wanted to be a grandma one day, the easiest way to that path is to become a mom
2. Brent-- the love of my life could l couldn't wait to have children.
3. I had a very personal/spiritual event in which I felt like the Lord was telling me to become a mom.

I didn't have children right away for one I wasn't married to my boyfriend yet. For two I wasn't far enough in school to be a mom and graduate. Because number 2 and 3, I became a mom sooner than most expected, as in 14 months after I got married.
When motherhood gets hard I remember I'm doing it to be a grandma. I'm pretty sure that's the most awesomest job. Like a mom but fun. Like a mom with no rules. Like a mom who doesn't care if the kids are spoiled. Like a mom but the novelty. Plus no one ever whines grandma grandma grandma all day like mom. (My grandma in law use to say "mama mama mama the devil wouldn't want to be called that." I now understand the third commandment given to Moses.) Then I remember everyone wants mom when they are sad not grandma so I enjoy what I got now.

Monday, October 20, 2014


I turned 30. It was really quite uneventful. I got a new fleece jacket and a backpack. 

 My children were invited.
 My husband and I ate Chinese food my children played on a playground.

(When I was pregnant with my third my allergies were super terrible and I wore glasses most of summer I was pregnant. Once my baby  was born I went back to contacts seamlessly. Because of lactating hormones with my fourth I've been wearing contacts ALL summer and into the fall. I'm finally just barely getting back to contacts. I've actually been wearing glasses so much they stopped bothering me, a place I haven't been in about 15.)


Did you ever hear about how Brent and I were planning to move to Spain for a year?
It probably won't happen.
I really wish it was going to happen. I really think we needed to plan to move to Spain, at least dream about it. But I really don't think it is going to happen.
There is a possibility we could go to the UK. I really really really want that to happen. My husband doesn't sound too sure of that possibility.
Years ago we heavily looked into him doing his MBA in Costa Rica. I wasn't as thrilled about Costa Rica because I wasn't done having babies and I didn't want to have babies in foreign countries. I was born abroad and it is kind of a hassle.
Apparently we have a great desire to live abroad. Let's hope one day it happens.

Skeleton Babies

I think my children are beyond adorable but they don't take the best of pictures so no one would know. At least I bought the baby boys skeleton shirts!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive.
Alma 7:23

Just thought my blog might need this in its life. I'm sure it's my blog, the inanimate object that it is.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A dream

I always think Brent is a dream boy, but lately more so. For the last few months I've just been so blah. He has definitely put up with more than his fair share. I'm just so whiny lately, I try not to be, but boy do I complain about a lot. Won't we all be happy when my brain picks up! :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cross Country

My kids ran cross country this fall. It seemed like a good time/sport to get my 3rd grader involved it, and since it was before school it seemed like the best to get my daughter enrolled too. It was good for my 3rd grader he seemed to enjoy his time in practices and meets. His dad set a lofty goal of running a mile in 9 minutes for him.  He didn't succeed, but he worked really hard at achieving it. When he was disappointed he didn't achieve it, my husband told him I didn't expect you to, but next year you will. There were quite a few very fast boys in the mile. So this past Saturday he ran in a kids 800 meter race (unrelated to school's Landsharks cross country), we were so surprised when he finished near the front of the pack.
My kindergartner on the other hand... she didn't like to make herself tired when she ran, which means she came in third to last in almost every race. She liked the practices though, she made friends with another kindie girl. She didn't like the meets because she really just wanted to play on the playground. Sounds like a 5 year old. The coach that held up the back with her, told us tonight she did really good she didn't walk at all. Hooray for Nattie.
I fed them ice cream with candy tonight to reward all their hard work. They met at the school for practices at 7:45 am twice a week. I'll be excited to not have such early wake up calls. Sure that was the time my elementary school started, but my 3rd grader doesn't get home until 4 pm.

P.S. We are getting family pictures on Friday. I'm beyond nervous my children are unphotogenic. They will be doing the cutest things and then I get out my camera and next thing I know they are ____ (whatever you would call that). My kindie wasn't actually doing the cutest thing she was crying loud enough to draw a lot of attention to herself in a loud busy park. Overall I'm sure they are plenty photogenic they just have a poor grasp on English, I tell them to stop and they move real fast, I tell them to look at the camera and instead look away.