Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I do a terrible job of keeping track of my family's history. But it should be said today, November 19, J finished the Book of Mormon. We started reading it with him when he was a sunbeam, so when he was 4. About 6 months ago he decided he wanted to finish it before he turned 8. Last month we did the math, he needed to read two pages a night to finish it. As a family we were only doing 8 verses a night, so he needed to finish the 2 pages on his own. (He would knock out a few chapters a week during sacrament meeting ) Once we finished Helaman, he took off. In less than 2 weeks he on his own read 3 Nephi, 4 Nephi, Mormon, Ether, and Moroni.
This morning at breakfast we all individually told him congratulations, now we can start on 1 Nephi again. (We also had longer conversations about his awesomeness) But even his not quite 5 year old sister said it. She said it first, well she said now you have to start over. I loved that even she knows you never stop reading the book of Mormon.

Kicking baby

I have 11 weeks left. Today when I went to the doctor, I saw a med student first. She asked how I was doing, I responded uncomfortable. Her reply oh no, blah blah blah, question I can't remember. I said no, I'm fine, I just swear each baby kicks harder. (Not actually harder, my body just gets more sensitive to the pain.) Then she got ready to hear the baby's heart beat, as she exclaimed, oh my goodness you're right, I can see him kicking you!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Ok, so its a little early for Happy Thanksgiving.  But you know that is about how my life is, either really early or late.  So here it is.  Here is cute almost 5 year old (less than a month!) with her turkey she made for school.  She did everything other than glue the leaves, I helped her because I used the glue gun. 
Speaking of early or late, we got the car all cleaned and vacuumed for Thanksgiving. Hoorah! And I got my christmas sewing done.  As it all my new niece's and nephews' stockings and a tree skirt.  They needed to be done before Thanksgiving, so they would be at their houses for set up the day after Thanksgiving.  So they are all shipped and I believe arrived.  Another Hoorah! Now, for some reason I'm making that cute girl above, matching dolly dresses and her dress, than I have a month to finish.  Then I have a baby quilt to make during December.  Then who knows what January holds, because I'm already so uncomfortable I want to scream! 12 weeks.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


I feel guilty.  I think I should be enjoying my daughter in pre-k, but I'm not.  Its good for her this year, she is doing well, she is excited, her teachers like her, but I just keep thinking kindergarten will be easier.  And by that I mean I don't have to sign her in and out of school, and her schedule will better line up with her brother's.  Yes, its stupid, but still this child has done so much pre-school, I'm ready to move on as a mom, even though I know her in preschool instead of kindergarten was perfect for her.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Nov 1

For now I feel like posting my gratitude online. We'll see as the month goes on. 
1. That I live in a place where I feel unjudged. I spent a lot of years feeling like everything I do is being judged it's a relief to feel free of that for the last two and half years. 
2. We had no school today, no one woke up before 8. I didn't see my kids until 8:30. It was nice.... Relaxing....
3. All of the Halloween decorations are gone, and costumes put away, my life feels so clean right now. Well at least the living room.