Tuesday, March 30, 2010

FHE Service Project

 "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God."  
-Mosiah 2:17

One of our sweet neighbors is in the hospital with cancer.  He and his family own a local Nursery here in our small town and I have been wanting our family to help out any where we can at the nursery since he is unable to be there.  I had mentioned this to my husband and he had called me from work Monday afternoon and let me know that some families in the neighborhood were getting together to  help out at the nursery cleaning.  This was an answer to my prayers.  I was so excited and got the kids excited to do this.  We showed up and started cleaning away.  We were done within an hour!  I am wanting to do this on a regular basis.  I think it's great for the kids.  What a great experience it was for them.





FHE Service Project

 "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God."  
-Mosiah 2:17

One of our sweet neighbors is in the hospital with cancer.  He and his family own a local Nursery here in our small town and I have been wanting our family to help out any where we can at the nursery since he is unable to be there.  I had mentioned this to my husband and he had called me from work Monday afternoon and let me know that some families in the neighborhood were getting together to  help out at the nursery cleaning.  This was an answer to my prayers.  I was so excited and got the kids excited to do this.  We showed up and started cleaning away.  We were done within an hour!  I am wanting to do this on a regular basis.  I think it's great for the kids.  What a great experience it was for them.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lil Bits of Stuff

I just started a blog that I've been wanting to do for a while now.  Come take a look and visit me at
A Lil of This N That!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's To You!

 It's gonna be green eggs, green pancakes, and green milk at our house this mornin'.
By the way...did you know there are 36.5 million U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry? This number is almost nine times the population of Ireland itself (more than four million).
Pretty caaaarazy if you ask me.

Oh, and just a quick little joke for ya:  Why would you never iron a 4-leaf clover?  Because you don't want to press your luck!  Ha ha ha.

Happy Irish Day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chewing and Shedding...Oh what FUN!

Remember this cute little guy?   Well, he's still cute (and he's lucky he is) but man, oh man does he love to chew! 

He likes things like this:


and this:

Poor little Mermaid not only wants two legs but needs a new hand!

and he especially loves stuffed animals like poor Foxy here; although this WAS his toy.  Foxy lost her head.....pretty quick.

I do have to say that he's much MUCH better now.  We still have to get after him on some toys but not on EVERYTHING like it was before.  I was about ready to kill myself...or the dog.

Another not so fun thing we're going through right now is SHEDDING!!!!!!  Yeah, we just learned that he is not only shedding his puppy hair but shedding his winter coat.  Uh, yeah.  Definitely not so fun.  BUT, we did learn about....DUN DUN DUN..........the FURMINATOR and this has helped so so much I can't even tell you.  Although, after brushing him you could be Big Foot's sibling. 



Chewing and Shedding...Oh what FUN!

Remember this cute little guy?   Well, he's still cute (and he's lucky he is) but man, oh man does he love to chew! 

He likes things like this:


and this:

Poor little Mermaid not only wants two legs but needs a new hand!

and he especially loves stuffed animals like poor Foxy here; although this WAS his toy.  Foxy lost her head.....pretty quick.

I do have to say that he's much MUCH better now.  We still have to get after him on some toys but not on EVERYTHING like it was before.  I was about ready to kill myself...or the dog.

Another not so fun thing we're going through right now is SHEDDING!!!!!!  Yeah, we just learned that he is not only shedding his puppy hair but shedding his winter coat.  Uh, yeah.  Definitely not so fun.  BUT, we did learn about....DUN DUN DUN..........the FURMINATOR and this has helped so so much I can't even tell you.  Although, after brushing him you could be Big Foot's sibling. 



Monday, March 15, 2010

St. Jorge

Went to St. Jorge, Utah (it's really St. George but I say St. Jorge because it sounds more exotic) last week with some very good friends of mine.  We all met up at work and have clicked ever since we met.  We decided we needed to get away together before Sarah moved.  Her husband is in medical school and will be doing his residency this coming summer so they will be moving. :(
We had a great time shopping, eating, hiking, and playing card games.  It went by way too fast!



Love the Pizza Factory!  They have three down there.  What the?!
Funny story: We were waiting what seemed like F.O.R.E.V.E.R. for our scrumptalicious bread sticks.  In fact, every time a waitress came by with bread sticks we would ask if they were ours and every time they weren't.  Well, we noticed an older lady bussing one of the tables and was going to throw away two completely NON-EATEN BREAD STICKS!!!  I know!
We couldn't even fathom doing that!!!!  So my two friends dared me to ask the lady if I could have them.  Of course I took the dare.  Hello!  I walked right over there and asked her if I could have those and she said sure and put them right into my mouth hands.
I marched right back on over to our table and they were laughing.  The funny thing is, is when we were finishing our meal, the busser lady came over and gave us some more  bread sticks!  We couldn't stop laughing.  These ones, however, had been eaten off.
No problem!  I just tore of the top and we ate the rest! :)

St. Jorge

Went to St. Jorge, Utah (it's really St. George but I say St. Jorge because it sounds more exotic) last week with some very good friends of mine.  We all met up at work and have clicked ever since we met.  We decided we needed to get away together before Sarah moved.  Her husband is in medical school and will be doing his residency this coming summer so they will be moving. :(
We had a great time shopping, eating, hiking, and playing card games.  It went by way too fast!



Love the Pizza Factory!  They have three down there.  What the?!
Funny story: We were waiting what seemed like F.O.R.E.V.E.R. for our scrumptalicious bread sticks.  In fact, every time a waitress came by with bread sticks we would ask if they were ours and every time they weren't.  Well, we noticed an older lady bussing one of the tables and was going to throw away two completely NON-EATEN BREAD STICKS!!!  I know!
We couldn't even fathom doing that!!!!  So my two friends dared me to ask the lady if I could have them.  Of course I took the dare.  Hello!  I walked right over there and asked her if I could have those and she said sure and put them right into my mouth hands.
I marched right back on over to our table and they were laughing.  The funny thing is, is when we were finishing our meal, the busser lady came over and gave us some more  bread sticks!  We couldn't stop laughing.  These ones, however, had been eaten off.
No problem!  I just tore of the top and we ate the rest! :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Depression

*Warning: Long post!

I don't normally talk about this but today I am.  I have suffered with anxiety and depression for about 5 years now.  It ain't pretty.  Unless you have one of these or both, you will never know what it is like.  There are really no words to describe how it feels.  And it sucks.  Bad.
Today over at Mormon Mommy Blogs she has a post that is titled, "Depression in Motherhood."  It is a very interesting post and one that I needed to read.  Being a mother isn't easy and when you add something like depression and anxiety into the mix, it's really hard.  There are days use to be days where I would not want to get out of bed, I would cry for no reason all the time, I was very irritable, and always worried about something--little stupid things that don't even matter.  It took a toll on my husband and me as well.  His idea of "fixing" the problem was "go do something you like to do like shop."  Well, it ain't that easy honey.  And he kept asking me what was wrong and I just couldn't answer that for him....or me for that matter.  I wanted to.  I really did but I didn't know myself.
I've been doing really well until recently.  Don't worry.  I know when I need to go into the doctor (thank goodness).  I can tell when I'm not myself.  So I went in and he gave me a higher dose and I've been doing much better. 
I think we, as mothers especially, tend to feel like we have to be the perfect mother.  I struggle with this a lot.  I am constantly comparing myself to other moms.  Mormon moms.  It's hard to hear things like, "I enjoy motherhood so much and it brings me so much joy" or "I just love being home with my kids all day long.  There's nothing better in the whole world!"  or "you guys aren't done right?  You guys are going to have another baby right?".  Really?  Wow, do I feel like a loser because I'm usually the first one to say that I miss working and it's the hardest job I've ever had, not to mention it's a 24/7 job.  I tend to feel like a "loser mormon mom." 
I have three kids and at one point thought that I would probably have another baby.  I don't know if it's because I felt like "it was the thing to do" or that I was being selfish if I didn't but I have come to the realization that I want to be the best mom that I can to my kids and I can't do that if I take on more than I can handle.  Pregnancy is a beautiful thing.  It really is but it is so hard on me not only physically but emotionally and it takes a toll on me mentally for a long time that, to me, it's not fair to my family.
Don't get me wrong.  I love my kids to death but  it is a sacrifice for me to be at home sometimes.  I know that they need their mom at home and I think it's very important for them to have me there with them.  I realize there will come a day when I will be missing all the stresses of being a mom to little ones. 
I want them to grow up knowing that their mom was there emotionally for them.
I want to have a close relationship with each one of them. 
I want my daughters to want to have "girls nights out" with their mom. 
I want my kids to see a loving mom. 
A fun mom. 
A spiritual mom. 
A non judgemental mom. 
A caring mom.
A HAPPY MOM.

Depression

*Warning: Long post!

I don't normally talk about this but today I am.  I have suffered with anxiety and depression for about 5 years now.  It ain't pretty.  Unless you have one of these or both, you will never know what it is like.  There are really no words to describe how it feels.  And it sucks.  Bad.
Today over at Mormon Mommy Blogs she has a post that is titled, "Depression in Motherhood."  It is a very interesting post and one that I needed to read.  Being a mother isn't easy and when you add something like depression and anxiety into the mix, it's really hard.  There are days use to be days where I would not want to get out of bed, I would cry for no reason all the time, I was very irritable, and always worried about something--little stupid things that don't even matter.  It took a toll on my husband and me as well.  His idea of "fixing" the problem was "go do something you like to do like shop."  Well, it ain't that easy honey.  And he kept asking me what was wrong and I just couldn't answer that for him....or me for that matter.  I wanted to.  I really did but I didn't know myself.
I've been doing really well until recently.  Don't worry.  I know when I need to go into the doctor (thank goodness).  I can tell when I'm not myself.  So I went in and he gave me a higher dose and I've been doing much better. 
I think we, as mothers especially, tend to feel like we have to be the perfect mother.  I struggle with this a lot.  I am constantly comparing myself to other moms.  Mormon moms.  It's hard to hear things like, "I enjoy motherhood so much and it brings me so much joy" or "I just love being home with my kids all day long.  There's nothing better in the whole world!"  or "you guys aren't done right?  You guys are going to have another baby right?".  Really?  Wow, do I feel like a loser because I'm usually the first one to say that I miss working and it's the hardest job I've ever had, not to mention it's a 24/7 job.  I tend to feel like a "loser mormon mom." 
I have three kids and at one point thought that I would probably have another baby.  I don't know if it's because I felt like "it was the thing to do" or that I was being selfish if I didn't but I have come to the realization that I want to be the best mom that I can to my kids and I can't do that if I take on more than I can handle.  Pregnancy is a beautiful thing.  It really is but it is so hard on me not only physically but emotionally and it takes a toll on me mentally for a long time that, to me, it's not fair to my family.
Don't get me wrong.  I love my kids to death but  it is a sacrifice for me to be at home sometimes.  I know that they need their mom at home and I think it's very important for them to have me there with them.  I realize there will come a day when I will be missing all the stresses of being a mom to little ones. 
I want them to grow up knowing that their mom was there emotionally for them.
I want to have a close relationship with each one of them. 
I want my daughters to want to have "girls nights out" with their mom. 
I want my kids to see a loving mom. 
A fun mom. 
A spiritual mom. 
A non judgemental mom. 
A caring mom.
A HAPPY MOM.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Playdate

Last week I watched my friend's two darling kids while she did some things.  Her little boy, Beckham, and Owen are the same age.  They're obviously still a little young to play together but it was so funny watching these two! 
Poor Beckham was probably ready to go home. 
Owen kept wanting to wrestle the poor kid!

Playdate

Last week I watched my friend's two darling kids while she did some things.  Her little boy, Beckham, and Owen are the same age.  They're obviously still a little young to play together but it was so funny watching these two! 
Poor Beckham was probably ready to go home. 
Owen kept wanting to wrestle the poor kid!

Reading

It was super duper quiet one afternoon and any mom knows that  can be trouble.  Well, it actually wasn't this time.  What a shocker!  I opened the door to Kaylan's bedroom and this is what I saw.

Reading

It was super duper quiet one afternoon and any mom knows that  can be trouble.  Well, it actually wasn't this time.  What a shocker!  I opened the door to Kaylan's bedroom and this is what I saw.


That's How They Roll.......

 



That's How They Roll