Monday, November 23, 2009

November 22nd, 2009


Outside my window... snow, snow, snow… It is beautiful! It started last night and although I anticipated more we only got about 2 inches but right now it is clean and white and bright and it makes me smile.

I am thinking... about motivation. I have been really unmotivated lately and I think it has to do with my diet. For some reason unless I am motivated in my diet I am not motivated in anything. I started today. I am eating better. I know that is really stupid since it is Thanksgiving week and pie night is in two days but I don’t care. Dang IT! I just don’t care.

I am thankful for... I have been thinking about this lately as well. It is that time of year but also because we had a talk yesterday in church about it and the Woman who gave it is an amazing example to me. She has a husband in a wheel chair and other hard trials. She talked about how she tries to be thankful when her life is the hardest and that that is what gets her through those times. This was very profound for me. I don’t ever really think about the things I am grateful for when I am going through trials. I am going to try and do that more often.

From the kitchen... White Chicken Chili! Yum!

I am wearing... sweats… I needed comfy clothes today.

I am creating.... a clean house?

I am going... to Costco, Walmart, Dollartree, I think that is all. I have a ton to get done today at home but I need to get my grocery shopping done as well. Hopefully I can get it all done.

I am reading... City of Glass (The third book in the mortal instruments series) It is great so far, just like the rest. I just wish I liked the reader better. Oh well. You can’t have everything, right?

I am hoping... Diana, Ben and Natalie will get here safely. I am also hoping for a little more patience with my kids. Unfortunately, I always need a little more of that this time of year.

I am hearing... Riley practicing piano. I wish it sounded a little bit better.

Around the house... nothing new really but I am getting ready to put Christmas up. Can’t wait for the weekend. I have a new tree that I am longing to put up and see how it looks.

One of my favorite things... today one of my favorite things is My Frozen Meal Group that I do with some friends. It is so nice to pull dinner out of the freezer!

A few plans for the rest of the week... Crazy week! Pie Night, Thanksgiving at both homes, Temple, Shopping Trip, Black Friday shopping and so many more fun things with Diana and Elizabeth and the rest of my family!

A picture to share... Just because (Technical difficulties, I will try again later)

Monday, November 16, 2009

November 16th 2009


Outside my window... leftover snow from the weekend a deserted playset and a lone big wheel that somehow snuck out of the garage after we put all the yard toys away for the winter.

I am thinking... about my sisters and all that they do on a daily basis. Allison is so busy and yet still continues to press on and Elizabeth is so patient (I don’t know how she does it) Catherine always sees the silver lining and Diana is so busy learning new things about herself and loving her discoveries. What amazing women I am surrounded by! I love them.
I am thankful for... This exact minute I am thankful for my husband who got up in the night with the baby after I had already been up with the 4yr.old (who was acting like a 2 year old).

From the kitchen... 9- grain this morning for me and lucky charms for the three little people.
I am wearing... my blue robe. I haven’t gotten dressed yet today. It probably should happen soon but I can’t decide if I am going to the gym and that dictates what I put on, hence the robe.

I am creating.... not sure if I am creating anything these days.
I am going... well, to the gym, maybe, other than that…. not sure if I am going anywhere.

I am reading... Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and The Conference Edition of the Ensign (still reading both of these and loving them both!

I am hoping... to take some of what I am learning from the talks in the Ensign and put it to use. I have decided to write down some of the guidance I receive from the Lord and see how that goes. I think he is constantly guiding me and that I forget where he is steering me and tend to take my own path. I have a feeling his would be better.
I am hearing... Colton, Sadie and Marcus playing. I am pretty sure I also heard something about Marcus taking his diaper off but I am choosing to ignore that right now.

Around the house... nothing new there really. I did buy some giant jaw breakers to go in a jar in my kitchen but I don’t love the jar I put them in so I may have to go find another one. Maybe that is where I am going today.

One of my favorite things... my ipod shuffle. I love the playlist feature and the books that I listen to on it. I love books!

A few plans for the rest of the week... I need to call my brother since it was his birthday two days ago and I haven’t called him yet. (yes, I am aware of how lame I am) Other plans for the week include, the pinewood derby and book club. These things should both be very fun.
A picture to share... me yesterday, prompted by my little sister who lives in Virginia who told me a few weeks ago she didn’t even know what I look like anymore. So there you have it D. I look like this, only usually in color although I think I look better in black and white.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


November 10th 2009

Outside my window... cool crisp air, cars heading to work, lots of the kids toys all over the yard. (I thought I would add some nice and happy things before stating the obvious.)

I am thinking... about my friend Tiffany’s birthday breakfast tomorrow morning at 8am. What on earth am I going to do with my little people while I go have a relaxing breakfast with friends?

I am thankful for... today I am thankful for a free day to get things done around the house.

From the kitchen... either frosted mini wheats or oatmeal. I can’t decide. OHHHHH maybe I will make 9-grain. That sounds yummy!

I am wearing... red sweatpants and white long sleeve t shirt. No shoes.

I am creating.... some necklace charms in my head. I haven’t actually made any yet but I am really thinking about it.

I am going... nowhere today hopefully. I might have to take Marcus for a follow up on an ear infection but other than that I think I am here for the duration of today.

I am reading... Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and The Conference Edition of the Ensign

I am hoping... for more of a desire to grow closer to the Lord. I am taking baby steps and I think it is working.

I am hearing... Marcus jabbering as usual but mostly quiet. Colton hasn’t turned his volume up yet this morning. It is only a matter of time, though.

Around the house... shake n go car race track in the front room. I probably need to move it since it doesn’t really belong there but that is where the kids really like to play it. Can’t quite decide whether I care.

One of my favorite things... facebook! I love that I can have conversations with my sisters and mother all day long everyday. They are such amazing people and it so nice to hear from them so often.

A few plans for the rest of the week... birthday breakfast for Tiff, cousin Michelle is coming to hang out on Thursday and I think I really am making charms on Wednesday. I hope so anyway. I have to get these things out of my head and made.

A picture to share... this is my family this year for Halloween. I love all the posing, seriously so funny how serious they take everything.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009



Outside my window... white trash yard! Is it that hard to pick up your bikes/pails/shovels/and the like?
I am thinking... about friends that I haven’t seen in forever! I feel like I have been such a hermit lately, which I have because everyone is sick here and I don’t want to spread it, but I miss my friends!
I am thankful for... Rotisserie chicken from Walmart. Yeah for not having to make dinner today!
From the kitchen... a cake I made for a YW in excellence banquet for a friend. It is pretty cool if I do say so myself. (Angie if you are reading this and getting mad that I didn’t have you help I am sorry! The only day I could do it was today and you were working today. I promise I will not do another cake without you if I can help it.)
I am wearing... black shirt, linen pants and black sketchers.
I am creating.... well I created a fantastic cake today but in my mind I am creating a really cool wool skirt with applique wool flowers on it. It is going to be awesome if I do say so myself. I just hope I actually do it.
I am going... nowhere tonight but hopefully out with friends tomorrow. I hope to see the Michael Jackson movie and have a yummy dinner with my girlfriends.
I am reading... Dexter in the Dark. I can’t get enough. This is not good!
I am hoping... for a healthy holiday season. So far we have not had much luck but maybe we got it all done so we can!

I am hearing... Marcus jabbering, Riley telling me she is done reading and Monster’s Inc in the background.
Around the house... toys and the like. Its not too bad considering I have been making a cake all day.
One of my favorite things... cake and buttercream frosting.
A few plans for the rest of the week... Michael Jackson movie, yummy food, Charlotte’s baptism, parent teacher conferences for four of the six kids.
A picture to share... today’s cake.