Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I wonder if I could legally change my name to that, like some famous pop star. That way everyone wouldn't have to ask me how I am, because let's face it--I AM TIRED. I think it is a disease you catch when you have your first baby. I am still looking for a cure. Chocolate helps. So do long, hot baths. And massages. And days off. Of course, I can usually only get my hands on chocolate. Everything else is just a fantasy! *Sigh*. That's all for now. Because...you guessed it! I am tired! :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

did you think to pray?

I did, but as I was praying for my precious children, I heard one of them screeching at the other one followed by some violent sounding noises. Does this mean I should stop praying and go intervene? Should I pray for divine intervention? Or is this the Lord's way of saying, "Seriously? You think you have 5 minutes for spiritual communion? Get real and get to work, girl!" I just don't know! :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

a project

So, I have been asked to teach a class at our stake rs conference in May. I am teaching "Today while the sun shines". Other than being a slightly annoying song, the theme is supposed to be things we can do to prepare while we have time. So, I came up with this:

Five things we can do each day:
T: Talk to Heavenly Father--pray
O: Add some OIL to your lamp by doing scripture study
D: DO something for someone else--service with a smile!
A: Be ACTIVE--this has two parts, exercise and being actively grateful, or counting your blessings
Y: Do something for YOU

I figure if you can squeeze these five things into your day, then you can handle pretty much anything that life throws at you. So, to put my money where my mouth is I am going to do this for six weeks, until the conference and keep a journal.

So far, I have found that it is really hard to actually get on my knees in the morning and pray. Usually, because I am launched right into the morning insanity. I try to pray with the kids, and Vaughn if he is here, but to be still for any time at all is really hard at this time of day! I do pray a lot through the day, (usually for help in not killing the kids!) but I am going to work on this.

Anyone else want to add anything? I am sure you all have great ideas! Please share! :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break is Over!

Of course, I celebrated by waking up with a migraine! It was nice to have some quiet. We had a big snowstorm last weekend. Ellie came in on Saturday morning, and said "Is anyone else in shocking surprise, besides me?" It was very cold, though, and not much fun to play in. It is almost all melted and I finally hung up my Easter wreath!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Funny quote

I saw this sign in Hobby Lobby:

"Inside me is a skinny girl, just screaming to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies!" Hee hee! :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Does anyone else ever feel like going on strike? Maybe it is just me! I wonder how long it would take my family to notice! :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Every Grouchy Inch!

It was Halloween. It was neither dark nor stormy. I, however, was both. After a day of crazy running around to soccer games, laundry, errands, and trying to get to the ward Trunk or Treat on time, I was GROUCHY. My hubby came over during a lull in the insanity (otherwise known as trunk or treat) and asked me how I was. I think I grimaced at him--he told me I was beautiful. (Does he actually believe this or is he in denial?) I said I was feeling very GROUCHY! He came over and kissed me and said, " I love every grouchy inch of you." We went right back to our insane cycle of sugar, costumes, and oh, yes, getting ready for church the next day! But what he said stayed with me.

Later that night when I was in bed, I realized that Vaughn was just showing me, as he often does, Heavenly Father's love through his own. I am sure that God loves me when I am grouchy, but I just don't feel it as easily as when I am not. I am grateful that I have a husband who can see through all my prickliness to the person that is trying to come out! I am so glad that we are loved when we are grouchy, or mean, or selfish or dishonest, because that is what gives me hope! Anyone is lovable when they are pretty and clean and nice. But if I can be loved when I feel at my worst, then I really am worth something. And I am grateful that the Savior is there to help with not just the "major" sins, but with all my little shortcomings and weaknesses that keep me from becoming what He knows I can be. I am glad that He loves every grouchy inch of me. And did I hit the jackpot in husbands, or what?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Rachel!

Can't believe that I have another soon to be driver! Rachel turned 15 today! I can't believe how old that makes me feel. But we are blessed to have such a beautiful, amazing, smart, athletic, good, funny, and talented daughter! And yes, when she starts dating in a year, I will be there cleaning my gun!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another consideration for my mother of the year nomination...

Yes, I know some of you are shocked, but I definitely don't fall in the mother of the year category :). Mostly because I am a lunatic. Here is yet another example of why I won't be making the nominations list.

Last night I was at the KFC drive thru with the little ones. Vaughn was night flying and Andy and Rachel went to Tulsa for some away games. We waited an inordinately long time for the lady in front of us to get her order. The girls thought they would pass the time by reading all the signs they could see. Good practice, right? It was all going swimmingly, when they decided to play word games with the signs. Like Kmart, became KKart. And Kentucky Fried Chicken became Kenfrucky Fried Fricken. You can see where this is headed, can't you? Well, I could, too, and I tried to head them off at the pass. "Look, what is that sign across the street?" Eventually, the dreaded word tripped off the tongues of my innocent little girls. I HAD to intervene. I gently explained to them that they had inadvertently said a bad word. Ellie asked, "What bad word?" I had to spell it for her. And then tell her to never say it again.

This morning, when I was recounting this hair-raising parental experience for my husband, he looked at me and said,"So, you taught the girls the f-word last night, huh?" AAAGGGGHHHH!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It's already March!

And my last post was in February! Yikes! However, I am on here more frequently, which was the whole point of making a resolution to try to blog daily. Nothing earth-shaking to share, only that I went down to the temple in OKC today. I also managed to drop in to Target! My favorite store in the whole world! So there you go: the eternal and the purely temporal all in one shot!