Monday, September 12, 2016

Not in the looney bin yet


This is how I felt after that byu game. Seriously?!! Dumb Ute fans!!! Too bad that's like half my relatives!!! 


My friends and I went to the temple during the day while the kids were in school. Soemthing I have imagined doing for 13 years. It was really nice. 

And much needed cause I've been close to losing my marbles lately. Soooo much on my plate. 

But going to focus on this ...



Had some cool inspiration about the morning routine aka my nemesis. Worked at least for 1 day. 


Got to hang out with these beautiful gals too and let's just talk about how hard and funny it is for 5 women to find a few hours that work for all our schedules. A miracle. 


Been thinking about this quote a lot 

And about praying. 

God will even give me inspiration on PTA.. It really is quite amazing. 


Labor Day weekend we had Amberli and Darek come visit and typing this I realized I never blogged about paisleys birthday which is hilarious cause it was such a big deal over here!!!! Will have to rectify that!! 

Anyway the beach was perfect and the company great. 












Sunday, August 28, 2016

wish i had a picture of lukes first game

I don't know what I was thinking I was at Luke's game for 2 1/2 hours and didn't take a picture!!!  But he scored the first touchdown of the season!  It was pretty dang awesome!  Jason and I were screaming pretty good!

Luke is #14 this year.

Darby and Baylie are loving being back in soccer (shoot me now with all the crazy driving and schedules and trying to keep track of paisley and ivy but soon glad I'm not coaching this year) . games don't scare for another two weeks, on the 10th.

very overwhelmed about all I need to do this week (wow hmmm this is sounding familiar) but think i might need to just focus on how to mentally approach tasks ?  Dude i don't know I know it will work out and I know I worry too much.  work in progress.

went to a pta training on saturday and was like holy crap i have a lot of work today , also thought holy crap I'm breaking alot of rules already and holy crap yes lets do this!  the brain is a strange beast.

church was wonderful.  took the most wonderful nap.  had a really good sunday, I love sundays.

was really proud that my brother in law and neice Dallas and brother all went to Louisiana to help out the flood victims with our church.  they are neat people and the church is a neat thing.

hmmm. what else?

can't think of anything.

will post some pictures.

my dear sweet paisley turns 7 on thursday and she is soon excited since she has waited so long and watched all her siblings already have their birthdays.

luke is reading war and peace on a dare from his school librarian (sneaky smart librarian)




I got to go visit my friend Tanya's new baby Bash!!!  2 weeks old and adorable.  Love Tanya my great old friend and love that we have stayed connected all these years mostly due to her persistence since this is not my strength so thank you Tanya for not giving up on me!


Jason made dinner...his specialty, PANCAKES (i always request chocolate chips since pancakes is pretty much like eating dessert anyway)


luke telling his sisters to come out of his room since he is the room Nazi 


paisley super close to losing that other tooth!



I loved this post from April about Luke and Porter as football scouts....ahh hard to balance everything in life but glad he has good boys to do it with! 



Darby is really excited for school to be out for the day 


all my girls on the playground...and the construction...




love when the kids pick from the garden and love when we eat it.  baylie loves being funny in pictures!!  

Monday, August 22, 2016

What's been up

Ok I think my freak out is over. No promises. 

But volunteered at school and got some Pta stuff out of the way that had been giving me some anxiety and now feeling better. I just keep thinking about this quote I heard from Lindsay Sterling in a youth face to face ... She was talking about her nerves about recording her second album and when she prayed the spirit told her "I wouldn't bring you this far to let you fail" ... No He wouldn't. So that's what I'm gonna remember this year. 

Gosh I love my family. They sure can make me crazy sometimes but sure lucky to have them! Even the cranky teenager! 



It's that time of year again. Holy crap I did not want to do this. But sure feels good when it's done. I prefer steam canning method. Faster than water bath and less cumbersome. 


Our school is under contruction FYI but spied Ivy on the playground. This was before she started pushing the bikes from behind so fast that the person would tip... Ya . 


My golden twins 


Trying new hair dos... Holy crap we got a lot of hair to do over here. Please send tips. Bless you Baylie for helping do hair. 


When it's so hot in the house this is what we do to rest. Watching studio c on YouTube


Darby's latest drawing ... Love her creativity and talent! 


The messy part of canning pears. Made all my kids help me peel. Watched Netflix show stranger things when kids were at school. That's how I can do creepy... while I'm pre occupied doing something else and only half watching the other on a small screen . 

Oh yes and in the day. 



The end. 











Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Operation rest and relaxation is failing!!!

Holy crap I'm tired.  How many days have we been in school? 

Good news my family actually will have dinner tonite.  I finally made this bread braid thing that Claire had told me about. 

100 degrees please go away because I'm a sweaty sweaty mama. 

we are liking walking to and from school which is a new thing for us.

soccer has now started...

football is 6 days a week.

realizing that I really need to figure out how not to exhaust myself while the kids are gone so I don't go loopy when they are  home.

mornings are still like what???  Ivy changed 4 times today and is having no fun wearing socks. 

But we will prevail!!!!!! 

I got a neat chance although maybe bad timing...to go clean the Los Angeles temple and it was a neat experience.  Who would have guessed the longest I have been in the celestial room would be cleaning the wood furniture which I think is original from when I was underneath it trying to see if there was dust somewhere since it will already very clean anyway...which means from the 50s and such great condition.  Reminded me of my grandmas furniture actually and hers looked so good as well.  What we take good care of lasts for a long time.

What else did I learn?  The celestial room is still the celestial room even when its being cleaned.  Walking in that room has an impact. 

And why were we cleaning things that already seemed clean?  So they would stay clean!  Reminded me of the weekly sacrament....same principle. 

It was also really neat seeing such good happy familiar faces inside of my fellow stake members.  and the strangers you meet, we are not strangers by brothers and sisters like the rest of our inhabitants on the earth.  

Dear Los Angeles temple, how I love you.  But I probably won't come clean you the 2nd day of school next time ;)  Still learning the ropes of how this all my kids in school is working. 

and olympics...

Kerry Walsh Jennings...ahh!!!  so sad for your loss but love how much you love motherhood!  The only good thing about you losing is I'm a little tired of seeing so much of your bum ;)  but it is a nice looking bum for sure!  
 and Allyson Felix...wow that loss was so painful for me.  I was so rooting for you!!!  So funny how much we feel for these people after hearing their stories.  When they lose I think about probably much longer than is normal .

and speaking of stories. we are praying for the people flooding in Louisana.  How can we help you from California I am not sure. 

had a relief society president meeting today and sure do love those ladies I work with.  Love my PTA ladies too.  I sure do know lots of lovely ladies!