Saturday, November 22, 2008

Learning about myself from Movies

On Sundays I often turn the radio onto FM 100. My kids love to have the music on and it's nice to have a little up lifting music for a couple of minutes as we drive to church. Well, a couple of weeks ago they started playing Christmas music. I have lately realized that it helps me be little nicer driver.

In the last month I have come to realize that I need a little help with anger management. OK, I really am not some crazy girl that plays the role of Relief Society President, but honestly I have some really good lungs I and do yell at times. Lately, I began to realize that I need to focus on my temper when I was watched the movie Hulk and thought, "It would be really nice to be able to have one of those watches that will inform me when I am about to explode. Then I could simply nicely tell my kids, "You really should stop what you are doing and obey, It really isn't going to be good if you don't stop whining to me." The second movie I recently related to was Kung Phu Panda. I have found myself driving in the car saying "Inner Peace, Inner Peace."

Well, at least I have come to the first step recognizing that there is a problem. How lucky am I to have so many wonderful movies to help me improve myself.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Birthday To ME!

Another year has gone for me. I loved the saying from the talk that was shared on Sunday, "The Best is Yet to Be." My dear older sister took me out to lunch yesterday. After waiting for twenty minutes to be seated at the olive Garden and being told their was still another 10-15 min. wait we headed over to Chuck Arama. It's silly but I love their corn bread. It was fun to get to talk, laugh and just spend some time with my sister. I'm grateful to have wonderful visiting teachers: Jen Cooper was fabulous and kept Connor and Bonnie so that I could really enjoy my time with my sister, and then I got to have both my visiting teachers Jen and Kathy Carbine come over and visit me. I got a card from them with a picture of one of Kathy's painting's that women is one talented individual, and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know both of them!

I love special days that give me an opportunity to reflect. It helps me to be grateful for life, and the chance it gives me to learn and grow. In the past year I can say that I feel like I have developed more in my understanding and love for the gospel and exspecially for the service of others. I have gained a better appreciation for my little family. My husband who works so hard to provide for us, and balance his life between work, school, and family time. My three little monkeys. They give me lots to do laundry, house cleaning, and teaching. I I love them!

As I said Before I'm excited for another year!

The Best Is Yet To Be!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My girl got Glasses

A letter came from school a couple months ago. Hannah failed her eye exam. Well we took her in to see the Bishop. That's what we do in our ward our bishop can help us through sin and correct vision, not every ward is blessed with such a helpful Bishop. Seriously we are pleased to be able to have our eye care with someone that we know and trust, and when Hannah went in she was actually seen by his brother, who is a really nice guy too. So to make a long story short after once eye exam and a week and 1/2 of waiting Hannah has glasses. As the mother of a child wearing glasses I am terrible worried. We have been over the rules many times: NO ONE plays with the glasses they are NOT a toy! If you do not have them on they must be put in the case. Do NOT put them down face down the lenses will scratch. I fear the day when she has to come to me and tell me that they are lost or broken. I hope that I can be a calm loving mother, but the more practical side of me that knows my self much better knows that the thing that will go flying across my mind is the price tag of these cute little pink glasses with flowers on the side. Tomorrow starts day two with glasses one day down! The made it home from school and in one piece. Only time will tell how long they last! At lest she has been really excited about having them and enjoys wearing them.

Friday, November 7, 2008

October 2008

I had a wonderful opportunity to be a ticket taker for the show The Legend of Sleepy Hallow. It was a great show and I had fun people to work with, but it's always nice to get your evenings back and be able to spend more time with my family!

For the UEA weekend we decided to take a little "vacation" we used a stay at a hotel that Paul had got from long distant work trips. We didn't go far just off 106, but the kids had so much fun swimming, watching cable TV, and eating whatever they wanted for breakfast. I enjoyed not having to make the beds in the morning!

The kids loved finally being able to go swimming. We did a lot of swimming this summer, so the kids were super excited to get back in the water. The pool was very cold, but we all got in and swam for a while, and then we all enjoyed the hot swimming pool.

The next day we drove to Eden. I won an over night stay while attending the scrapbook expo to a place called Our Mt. Home. It is a very nice condo that a family rents out. They had a great game room with air hockey and pool table, the kids enjoyed the big bed to play games. It was big enough that they all fit to sleep together. The TV room was fun. The kids watched spider wick and once they were down we stayed up and watched Indiana Jones (I love those shows!)

Hannah and Bonnie Loved playing Together!

This wasn't the kids favorite part, but I wanted to make sure that I got to have a little fun too, so I made the kids get dressed up in matching shirts and go out and do some pictures. They were a Little bit of stinkers, but some of the pictures are really cute! I sure do love these little kids!

The kids thought it was pretty neat to have a hot pool outside and to be able to go swimming when it was a bit cold. They didn't stay in for too long the water was hotter than the hot tub at the hotel, but they still had a great time.

Fun, Fun, Fun

Spider Wick became one of Connor's very favorite shows. He has continued to play spider wick weeks after watching the movie.

At school they had a crazy hair day. Hannah was really excited to participate. I was happy to indulge her and help her have a wild and crazy hair doe.

A very special event that took place in the month of October. Uncle Dave was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. We were all very excited for him and his family. Paul's dad Ed had the opportunity to preform the ordinance of baptism. The event was a little crazy for me a lot on in and out with Bonnie trying my best to not have a lot of noise. We made it in the room for most of the important stuff. In spite of kids that still have a hard time sitting still we were excited to be there and to be able to be apart of such a wonderful loving family.

And of corse it wouldn't be Halloween with out little monsters. The weekend before Halloween we took the kids to our local fitness center they call it the legacy center. The kids had a great time playing games and getting treats and candy. All three kids had colored pictures for the coloring contest. It was a little challenging for me to allow them to do it all by them selves, but I did. We were all very excited when we saw Hannah's picture with a second place ribbon on it. October was a busy month full of fun and lots of time with family. The best part of having a family is when we get to spend time together having fun!