Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas 2016

Christmas this year at our home was magical and over too soon.  "For Unto us a Child is Born." 

  • Waking up to a clean house, dishes done, table set for breakfast.  I went to bed after setting up all the gifts for Christmas, too tired to clean the house up.  I woke up to it clean and tidy.  Best Christmas gift ever from my favorite husband.
  • Christmas breakfast with the family.
  • Karter’s gift to me.  A chicken pot pie that he had wrapped a couple days ago.  It was smooshed and oozing.   I laughed so hard I cried, everyone joined in, and a happy Karter kept asking why we were laughing, asking me if I didn’t like chicken pot pie.  I assured him I did through fits of giggles.
  • Jakob opening up his xbox.  This chilled out boy of ours was so excited, jumping up and down, completely surprised.
  • Putting together Beckett’s train set.  Having all the kids play with it throughout the morning.
  • Happy smiles throughout the day, everyone getting along and being kind to one another.
  • Getting ready for church with all my new pretties.
  • Sacrament meeting, the music and speakers were wonderful, feeling the spirit so strong.  The story our Bishop shared.
  • Skipping Christmas dinner because I was just too tired, Steve suggesting I do so.
  •  Watching It’s a wonderful Life together as a family.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Almost Summer

Life lately has been so very full.  These kiddos of mine keep me on my toes everyday.  We are so looking forward to this summer and the summer plans, oh these summer plans of ours, are in the works.  Birthdays, family trips, camps, cousins, beach and camping adventures, with the added bonus of lazy days and no homework, yes please.  

I've taken a couple trips to Utah this spring, one for a girl's weekend without kids and one for a week with just my youngest.  I love making it a priority to get away, I love seeing my Utah family and making connections with them, and I absolutely love when it is time to come home to my family.  

In my last post I shared some crafts that I have been working on.  I'm all about making things right now, I just have so many ideas, so many things I want to create.  I'm trying to create a little each day, its hard because once I start I don't want to stop.  I'm trying to squeeze in an hour here and an half an hour there, just so I can fit it in.  

Our Memorial weekend was wonderful, a family barbecue and a visit to the gravesides of loved ones, such a beautiful day together.  The weather here has been gorgeous!  We are headed toward 100 degree weather this weekend, that is insane for us in June.  

I'm trying to bask in the sunshine and ignore my allergies.  I never had allergies as a child, not until I was in my later twenties did I notice allergies and they just have gotten worse each year.  I have loved using the combination of lavender, peppermint, and lemon essential oils in my diffuser.  It has helped and I love the scent.

Now to enjoy the last couple weeks of school.  Reminding myself that it is just a couple more weeks of homework and schedules, until everything shifts to summer days. Can't wait.