Someone’s excited for their birthday…

On day two of wearing the special Primary sticker…anyone want to put in a guess as to how long the sticker will stay sticky? We’ve already transferred it from Sunday clothes to pajamas to our outfit today.



Well, since I almost kind of updated last month (aka wrote something) on this space, maybe you dedicated readers deserve something more this month. ¬†ūüôā

Halle turned one year old–in fact she is almost 15 months old. ¬†Time flies.

Rachel is in preschool and is once again counting down the days until her birthday–about 45 if you want to know. ¬†(That would be give or take a few because I’m not sure how accurate that is.)

Katie is in first grade and just finished up spring break…and I already miss her happy face and tender heart around here all day. ¬†She told me that she was sad before recess today because she missed me. ¬†(Ahhh…I love that kid.)

I got a new calling ¬†in December. ¬† I am the Primary Music Leader–which if you must know I really LOVE. ¬†It helps if you don’t mind being a dork (a musical dork at that) in front of all those kids. ¬†Although I do miss my RS peeps. ¬†It’s a little more lonely without 3 hour meetings.

Scott has pretty much recovered fully from his accident nearly a year ago. ¬†He will always have a few scars and now sports new fake teeth, but I’ll take it! ¬†I’m so grateful it wasn’t worse.

And here’s a pic of the three kids (what! ¬†They are all in a picture together!?!?! That never happens. ¬†Ignore Halle’s crazy hair.)


Just maybe…maybe….I might be thinking of updating this blog. (Chorus in the background: hallelujah or a funeral march–your choice)

Guest post: Katie

Katie wanted to write a post on my blog.  She also was the photographer of this picture.  I love it when she writes anything.  I can just see so much growth in her learning this past year in kindergarten.

My  perits  are  the  best  perinst  in the  wrald

i  love  my  baby.  rachel too

i  love  school.


I went to my friend Audrey’s when Halle was first born because I wanted to get some cute pictures of her before she was two weeks old.¬† I have new respect for all of you that take pictures of newborns!¬† We did get some cute ones, but it was hard to get her to fall asleep!¬† And I was working within some time constraints because I had to get Katie to school right after lunch.

Here’s some of my favorites.¬† Thanks so much, Audrey for helping me and for feeding my girls lunch!¬† I’ll see if I can get some more pictures up later.

The real reason…

So ok, one of the real reasons (besides laziness) that I haven’t updated this blog is because we are expecting our third baby!¬† I dropped off the planet in a lot of ways for a little while.¬† We are very excited to welcome another little girl into our family in January.¬† (Yes, apparently we only do girls in our family!)¬† Katie and Rachel are so excited–they can’t wait to have a new baby sister.¬† Rachel tells me almost every day that she wants her new baby sister now.

And in other news, I am now the parent of a kindergarten daughter.  Where has the time gone?

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She started school on her birthday, so it was a big day for us.¬† She requested gogurts for her “healthy snack” at school.¬† (Her school doesn’t allow treats for birthdays, but you can bring something healthy.)¬† So Rachel and I got to see her at school on her first day.¬† Then, we had a party that night with her grandparents.¬† And, as soon as the grandparents left, she dissolved into tears.¬† “It’s my party and I can cry if I want to.”¬† But who can blame her with a first day of school and a birthday?¬† Too much fun.¬† In fact, that’s what she did say, “I had too much fun today!”

Is this thing on?

Hello world. Seriously, has it really been almost four months since I last posted? Why, yes, yes it has. And to think that there are still people out there checking this thing. Especially since I have not been checking it.

Well, I’ll see what I can do to add more posts in the next little while. But, no promises.

Three Most Important Tasks Today


For the last little while, I have been trying something new with Katie.  Each day, I have her tell me the three most important things she wants to do during the day.  I also write down three and if Rachel is there and seems to care, I have her tell me three things she wants to do as well.

This has been working well for both Katie and I. ¬†I tend to focus too much on myself and what I need to get done. ¬†I forget that Katie and Rachel have desires of things that they would like to accomplish as well. ¬†And by limiting the “to-do” list to only three things, makes it feel manageable during one day. ¬†We can usually get through Katie’s and my combined six items. ¬†(If Rachel participates, her three things usually copy Katies.)

Katie’s list today:
1.  color
2.  play Wii
3.  help Mommy with pictures

Rachel’s list today:
1.  color
2.¬† go to Grandma’s store
3.  color my picture that I printed

Where have I been?

Good question.  I get easily distracted sometimes.  I also decided to take a short break which stretched into two weeks.   I will be updating this blog regularly (hopefully!!) starting tomorrow.

Today I have errands to run…grocery store, Lowe’s…and then I am working on some projects.¬† So until tomorrow amigos…