Thursday, January 22, 2009

On my mind...

I haven't blogged in a while mostly because nothing out of the ordinary has happened-- but I thought I'd write a little bit about what's been on my mind lately...and maybe get some advice.
#1) Will someone please tell me that there is a cure for whining!! and why it is that whining, above any other noise ever, makes me feel like I could loose total control and turn into demon mommy?!? Okay, now that THAT is out of my system...aren't my kids adorable? They put on their aprons yesterday (Thanks Aunt Becca!!) and helped me make cookies...

I'm not sure what's with the goofy faces...but we sure made some great cookies. Which brings me to #2, I swore off treats on January first thinking it would help me look skinny for out cruise coming yes, I think about treats a lot...I still haven't eaten ANY (except for one tiny peppermint patty on an especially rough day) and I can't wait until our cruise so I can forget all about this goal!!

That is why this picture represents torture!! and there it sits on the counter all day long! (yes, I know that it's my fault...) So, back to the cruise-- we leave in 2 weeks!! and I can't wait! Thanks again Mom for watching the kids!! And now I need some advice from experienced cruisers...this is our first one, so any tidbit will help (what to bring, what to do, what NOT to do, etc.)

#3) Hailey is THE BEST baby ever. I can't get enough!! She has slept from 7:30pm to 7am this whole week!! Thank you Hailey- I LOVE YOU!

#4) Projects- I have SO many projects on my mind all the time...mostly I like to finish our basement in my mind, or get new counter tops for the kitchen in my mind...but here is a small project that actually came to fruition-- a changing table that our neighbors were getting rid of, now matchy-matchy with the rest of the girls' room (probably the only room I don't remodel in my mind).
#5) (I know it sounds cheesy!) I am so blessed. I started working for LDS Family Services again on Thursday evenings, and it always reminds me what a great life I have after spending hours with clients who are really struggling. Of course Kelly loves it when I work because I always come home raving about what a wonderful husband he is! A little perspective can do a lot for a girl!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Be Careful what you wish for...

One of my 2 new-years resolutions was to be a nicer mom...more patient, extra loving, blah, blah, blah. So I should have known that by resolving to do better at something, I would be tested!...maybe I just didn't realize that test would be so difficult!!! (I'm totally whining right now; something that I tell the kids never to do...) Anyway! Last Sunday it snowed AGAIN, so instead of going back to school was CANCELED! Tuesday was a school day and I tried to figure out what to do with a whole day of no fights to break up, timeouts to give, etc. (okay, not a WHOLE DAY, but close) Wednesday I drove to school to drop Addison off and saw ZERO cars in the parking lot...please try to imagine my dismay- NO SCHOOL. Wednesday night while feeding Hailey I turned on the the TV and noticed the 'schools canceled' bar running across the bottom of the station...more dismay as Spokane Public School District was canceled for THURSDAY! Friday THANKFULLY was again a school day and I love school days. Don't get me wrong I LOVE my kids...but like any two people, they do best with a little separation from each other.
I was going to put new vinyl on the door for January that says "Let it Snow!"...yeah, I think I'll skip that and move right to "Happy Valentines!"