Friday, July 30, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Today I woke up 3 hours earlier than I had in two months.
Today I folded up the futon and cleaned up blankets from a 2 month long sleepover.
Today I cooked a "real" breakfast for the first time in 2 months.
Today I cleaned the house and it stayed clean.
Today I ate a grown up lunch that excluded peanut butter and noodles in any form.
Today I washed swimsuits and towels for the first time in 2 months.
Today I made up for taking a spiritual hiatus in the past 2 months and listened to conference
talks while cleaning a quiet house and was reminded that "our everydays will soon become our yesterdays" and was grateful that I made the most out of our "everydays" in the past two months.
Today my little buddies started school.
Today I was sad. I was glad I was sad, usually I can't wait for school to start but I really made an effort and put alot of planning into our summer and it made me sad that it had come to an end.
Today I missed them.
(However, as soon as they walked in the door they let 6 hours of bottled up energy go and the chaos that ensued made me realize that although I missed them today, tomorrow I think I'll appreciate the quiet house a little bit more.)
(first day of "real" kindergarten)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Funny faces- from Family Fun
Fudgesicles- (1 pkg chocolate pudding, 2 C milk, 1/2 C heavy cream, 1/2 C sugar- beat together, pour into plastic cups, cover with foil, push popsicle stick through foil and freeze)
Fondue- I was just going to melt choco chips in the microwave and use skewers but I forgot about this little set my VT gave to me like 3 years ago. It's amazing how the bribe of pokey sticks and bite sized anything dipped in chocolate can get chores done in no time at all.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Oh man, where do I start?? First of all, is there anything better than summer vacations? Especially when it's at Aunt Angel's and my grandparent's house filled with family, horses, quads, tractors, game nights, crafts, farm animals, yummy food and endless fun. Kylie summed it up well when filling out a questionaire in school last year that asked, "if you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?" and she answered, "Aunt Angel's house". I guess it was also no surprise when the morning after we got back I wake up to Jayden standing next to me crying because aunt Angel can't be his mom. I feel the love. Her house is always such a fun hangout, but we were especially lucky to spend time with my parents and younger siblings since they're living there while waiting to move into their house close by in Cedar City (yay!) and my sister Janessa and her family who came up from Texas and two other brothers and their families who also live in Cedar. All together we had 32 people in one house. Angel is a saint. It's almost unhealthy how many pictures I have, but I didn't want to miss a moment. Just looking at them while I'm posting them is putting a smile on my face. I love summer.
Maddox found his happy place. Every morning he woke up with the rooster at the crack of dawn and had to go make the rounds visiting all the animals before he would eat breakfast. When he wasn't chasing the cats he was asking anyone and everyone to take him on the "brrrrr" (quad).
he loved the horses, but only from a distance.
Love this picture. Love the dimple. Love this boy.
Who knew you could make so many things out of duct tape? We spent the afternoon making bags and wallets, so fun.
Happy 4th of July!