Monday, April 30, 2012

Mormon Messages Monday {more about love}

I think a good way to close the discussions on Love that have popped up recently here at the blog is the Mormon Messages clip "Expressions of Love." It perfectly sums up what I want from a relationship.

I only hope that in 30-40-50 years I can say that I have been as in love as the couples shown here. Some day I know it will happen. I have been given comfort about this in the last couple days and I know I just need to be patient and keep preparing myself to welcome my love into my life.
I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday and Hair Day

Sunday was everything I had hoped it would be. I do have to say it was kind of a fun day in all reality. It started out not great as we were 20 minutes late for church, but we sat in the foyer to listen to the talks and I ended up striking up a what I think may be a great friendship with a person in my ward. We have had some fairly similar experiences in life and it really was great to have someone there to talk to. We ended up spending the rest of church hanging out in classes. And made a new at which I'm sure I will shake my head at every time it gets brought up (which it has since haha). We were in class and he had an IPad that he was reading the scriptures on. He could tell I was intrigued so he let me play around with it (those things are awesome btw, I want one some day). And then, smack in the middle of a quiet moment in class I hit the wrong button and Angry Birds music blared from the IPad. I about died of embarrassment. Luckily our class is like a giant family and so everyone got a good laugh about it, but it was sure embarrassing.
During the quiet time today, Ryder decided he was done with pants. And eventually a shirt. He was not fond of me taking pictures today, so this one doesn't do justice to him sliding around in his socks with a button down and undies on....with the American Flag blow up machine gun. It was pretty awesome. But I did manage to get this one that still made me smile.

Oh my dear Ry haha

I unfortunately had to miss family dinner, which was a sad thing today as we went to the park to eat dinner. But I ended up going to a women's meeting at the church instead. There were a few things I took away with me. First, as women we need to quit feeling like we are not Good Enough. I know personally that I tend to think about how much I envy so and so because they dress in the cutest clothes, they have a beautiful house, they have perfect family, etc etc. When in reality that person is probably thinking the same thing about someone else. Instead, we need to realize that if we are trying to do the best we can, we are good enough. This doesn't mean to settle or stop growing, it just means to make sure we realize that we are good people. We are striving to be the best we can be and that needs to be good enough.
The second thing I took away was one statement in particular. Once time is gone, it's gone. We can't take back a second/minute/hour/day/month/year that has passed. Our time is valuable. Once its gone, its gone for good. So what are we doing with our time? It was kind of unsettling to me because I had never thought of time in that context. How much time do I waste with the most trivial things? How much time in my children's lives am I missing when I choose to play a game on my phone or play the computer when they are right there in front of me. Why am I not sitting down and playing legos with them? No I may not enjoy every single thing that they choose to do with their time, but that doesn't mean I should not participate. Granted I can't spend every minute of our free time with them, that would not be conducive to their learning and growth. But I do need to spend more quality time with them, if for nothing else to show them that I care and am interested in their lives. And of course, I got a dose of comfort when the head of the meeting gave a shout out to single parents, letting us know that we are loved and thought about within the church and that they understand (in part) the struggles that can go along with single parenting.

And with that, I move on to the hair challenge. Since I got ready in record time (It took me a whole 15 minutes from bed to out the door (or at least trying to get kids out the door) woooooohoooooo) I did not do much with my hair. Quick ponytail. I have to admit, I'm not particularly sad that this hair challenge is over. It's been good for me and I will keep trying to find new ways to do my hair, but I'm not particularly fond of taking daily pictures of myself. So goes.

And I smiled just for you Anon, whoever you may be
I'm making a goal this week to get to bed early. We were challenged to make our homes a place of comfort and safety for our children, warding off the evil that is surrounding us in the world we live in. For me, getting adequate sleep is the first step as I am much happier when I am well rested. Not to mention sleep is pretty important to the chub busting process too so I've heard. So I better get on it. Have a good night ya'll....and best wishes for a great week.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hair challenge

I did my hair today, just in case the date thing worked out. Which it didn't obviously (real shocker there) since I am blogging. Here it is.


Braided side

At least I got some practice in right? We didn't make it to the kite festival today but we did hit up the carnival. It was just as ghetto as the one in the same spot last year, except it had less rides. The boys were excited though because I let them take some allowance so they could play some games. Oddly enough, the people running the games weren't major beasts and all of them ended up being able to go home with a prize.

I love my boys. They really are the most amazing kids ever. And very handsome if I do say so.

Ry was sooo proud of his fish!
And now we are having a movie night. We have watched HOP already and now its on to Soul Surfer. After the kids' movies I'm going to watch The Descendants which I have wanted to see for a long time, so I am really excited for that.
And I really am looking forward to tomorrow. Church always gives me a great boost to get me through the week.
Have a good night ya'll....hope your weekend is going well.

A Post on Love

First I want to say I absolutely LOVE the feedback I got from my Pin Post! I got a ton of it via comments and email that was really thought invoking and I just want to say thank you for all of your insight, I really do value it a ton! And keep it coming! :)
Now on to my post.
I just want to clarify my views on love and relationships. I thought about this last night even before I got all the feedback, but the feedback also spurred my thought process even more. I am not jaded enough to think that having a loving relationship means 100% mushy stuff all the time. Relationships take work. A whole lot of work.
I have several great examples of relationships in my family and with my friends. The most significant relationship that I have been witness to is my parents.

You can't tell me they aren't in love

Growing up, I never saw my parents fight. Not once. Any disagreements they may have had they saved for when they were not in front of us kids. I did, however, see my dad sneak a kiss to my mom in the kitchen or catch them in a hug. And even better, when I would walk past there were many times they would grab me up and partake in a giant 3 way bear hug. I loved it. Sure they have their disagreements. They each do things that drive the other one crazy, but that doesn't make them love each other any less. Even now, after 30 some odd years of marriage (sorry Mom and Dad I can't remember how many exactly) I have seen their relationship grow stronger, not fall apart like so many these days. My Dad is respectful and supportive of my Mom. My Mom is respectful and supportive of my Dad. They work as a team to conquer the daily challenges and do what they can to boost each other up, not tear each other down.

I have been asked if my bar is set too high. Mostly by men who have tried to pursue me. And ya know, it's not. It has taken me a long time, but I am slowly realizing that  I am a good person. I am special and I am a daughter of God, who loves me despite my faults and lifts me up when I'm down. I try to better myself every day. Does that always happen? No. But when I go to bed at night, I make the commitment to try again tomorrow and pray for guidance and support in doing so. I work hard to support my family and I try my very hardest to create a loving and supportive environment for my boys. And does that always happen? Nope. But again I go to bed at night and commit to be better, praying for the strength to carry on and stay strong.

That being said, I have learned that your quality of life is effected by the quality of people you choose to have in your life. So am I setting my bar too high? No. My boys will learn by example and if I want them to treat the women in their lives with love and respect, then I better be waiting for a man who can treat me with love and respect. If I want them to see what it means to treat your wife as a queen, then I better find a man who makes that a priority in his life. If I want my boys to see how a woman should treat a man, then I better be in a place where I can treat my husband as the head of the family, giving him the respect and support needed to fulfill that role. If  I want my boys to learn how to deal with issues that may arise in their future relationships, then I better find a man who is willing to work with me as a team to resolve problems.
When I got married the first time, the man who married us had a very good piece of advice. Never, ever go to bed without telling your spouse that you love him/her and never go to bed mad. No fight is ever more important than your love for one another. And I agree 10000%. But in order for that to work, both people in the relationship need to have the mutual love and respect to do so. I truly believe that a relationship is what you make of it. So will I wait for the guy who is perfect for me? Most definitely. And if I don't find him in this life, I know that he will be waiting for me in the next, I just need to make sure that I am ready to receive him in my life.

Ok...that is that. Again I really REALLY appreciate all the feedback that I got from my last post. Truly. I do not get offended if your opinions aren't the same as mine, in fact hearing new opinions helps one to be able to form their own and adjust as needed. I love that you all are willing to share your advice/opinions/etc with me. Thank you for your love and support, it really does mean the world to me!

Friday, April 27, 2012

One of those days - Pin Post

My poor family and friends are probably sick of me when I get in these moods, and I apologize. I appreciate your patience with me, truly. So instead of going on and on and on....This is going to be a Pin Post. All of these are via Pinterest, just so I don't have to source them individually.

And here is my wish list. Do {single} guys like this even exist anymore? I don't think so.

Super sweetness. I want that.

Seriously. Games are ridiculous. I hate that guys feel the need to play games.

Love Love Love Love Love and....Love some more.

Might be my favorite saying yet. So true.

I love happy. Happy is good.


And that about sums it up.

On another are some non-depressingly mushy pins I love.

Need to remember this more often

And this.

Ok happy weekend all. We are going to be doing a kite festival, a carnival, a possible (but most likely not happening given what has happened in the past) date, our normal cleaning and shopping and laundry stuff and...of course....a lovely and relaxing Sunday. I think I look forward to that part the most. I definitely need the boost that Sunday brings.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Whats Shakin Bacon?

Today has been an all around blah day. It started with us waking up late so we had to rush and rush to get everywhere on time. I've decided that I need to move somewhere close to daycare. Or the kids' school. I've been doin the same commute for many years now and I'm getting tired of having to leave the house a 1/2 hr before I have to be to work. I know I know,  I should be grateful that I live in a small enough town that my commute isn't longer, but geez. Work was good, except that I screwed up a couple things, internet is not working still and it took me a really long time to get caught up. We were going to play church basketball tonight but I didn't have it in me. Instead we went to Chamber mixer open house thing at a fantastic little sandwich shop here where we ate a really unhealthy dinner.
And tonight I get to catch up on my Law homework (last module woohoo!), take a two tests and submit two papers, work on my speech outline and figure out what else I need to do before the semester ends.
On the plus math class is officially done (except for the final) so no more nightly math homework.

Another big decision I've been having to stay in school or not to stay in school? I've decided to take a break this upcoming semester so that I can get a handle on my job. I'm not handling the stress of school and work well so it's time to eliminate one of them until I can get a handle on things. I will be finishing, it will just take a little longer than planned. I've think this will be the best decision for me though.

And here comes the hair challenge. Since I was in a rush, I did a good "haven't washed my hair today" hairstyle. I think its going to turn into my new fall back style.

Pony with two headbands. And Ry wanted in on the random picture obviously.
I really need to get some more accessories for my hair, but that will have to come later when I'm feeling a little richer.

Oh...and people! Whats going on? I need some takers for the homemade challenge. You, yes you. Please do it? Please?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Stress, and more stress (and hair challenge)

Today turned into an ultra busy day. The morning wasn't bad, I finally got all of my systems up and going with my new job and was able to take the trainings that were due to be taken (for the most part) but then I was assigned my first official file. It was scary and gave me anxiety but I love it. However, I do not love that we have been having internet connection issues there. Its been effecting my work and not in a great way. I hope its up and running soon. It has more affected my other job which relies on the use of the internet in a major way. Like to the point that I feel like a failure in the other job position becuase people haven't been getting my emails and I don't know why. I would guess its the internet but I really just don't know. Either way, it really bothers me because it makes me look bad. Is that selfish? It probably is. It still bothers me though. So tomorrow I plan on going above and beyond to make sure the problem is rectified, of course, and just make sure I make adjustments from here on out so it doesn't happen again....and hopefully the problems that have occured thus far won't happen again. And I just realized this is a lot of rambling and probably doesn't make sense, but I guess that comes with a sudden burst of stress that I needed to vent and get out.
Hair challenge. I did my hair. Woohoo!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Made me chuckle

So I read over my post from Sunday and I had to laugh a little. I was obviously distracted since I said I got my hair cut because I love my family or something of that sort. Friend was here and I was trying to hurry though. So I had to chuckle a little when I re-read it.
I also had my weigh in today for Herbalife. I only lost a pound since last week, however I lost a cumulative 5 inches from my body. All parts measured lost between .25lb - 1 lb pretty consistantly. I'm excited for that. I have a few things I'm going to tweak this week and see if I can beat my number next week. Crossing fingers!
I also did hair challenge but forgot to take a picture, and then we did Zumba tonight so my hair is all messed up now. But its all good. It was inspired by this.......

via pinterest
.....except I braided my bangs to the side. Of course it didn't turn out this cute, but I tried. I really need to work on my hair styling skills. There are sooo many cute hairstyles out there that I'm dying to try but just don't work out well. Need practice maybe?

I've finally gotten all the way onboard with Academy as a Loan Processor. I will be working part time with my current job and part time with that one until sometime in May. I'm excited to move over, but I'm also going to miss my current job. And I won't make money as quickly with the Academy job, but I think it will be the best move in the long term. This is more of a career than just a job like the other would've been and there is opportunity to move up in the Company. My long term goal is to become a LOA (Loan Officer Assistant).

So that is whats up right now. We are happy and getting healthy, and I feel like things are finally settling down in place again which is a wonderful feeling.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mormon Messages Monday (and hair)

I dunno about you but I wasn't ready for my weekend to be done. I liked being able to relax and rest. However, this is going to be a good week and has been so far. Tomorrow I have my first weigh in since starting Herbalife and I hope its a good one.
I did a hair challenge, but nothing fancy. Half up and semi-curly.

Half updo

On to Mormon Message Monday. I am choosing one called Looking Through Windows. Its a great reminder that we need to not judge others, especially when we should probably a look at ourselves and see what we can do to change. This one is kind of humorous I think, but has a good message. It reminds me not to judge others as I sometimes tend to do. Enjoy.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Thoughts

I have been watching a new show called "United States of Tara" on Netflix. It's kinda crazy, some parts are definitely not kid appropriate but it has really made me think a lot. And also deprived me of sleep, but it was worth it. It made me have that Ah-Ha! thought about motherhood. When I was younger, I used to, I guess, take pride in the fact that I had to "grow up young". But I didn't really grow up. I took on responsibilities of adults but I definitely wasn't an adult. I have moments of realization from time to time that I am indeed considered an adult now. I don't feel like one, but I am one so I should probably be acting like one. I am a mother. I need to act like a mother. That probably sound silly, but seems like only yesterday I was in high school messing around and getting into trouble. Its crazy isn't it? How much life passes by yet it feels like it's been no time at all. Anyway, those are just some thoughts I've had recently that have made me realize I need to grow up. I've done some growing, but it needs to continue.

Anywho...we had a fun weekend. I'm gonna start with Hair Challenges.

This was Friday. Half updo that was a little twisted.

Saturday I got my hair cut so no 'do...but today I did this, which was inspired by.....
This. Her hair is much prettier and longer, but I tried my best.
via Pinterest

We also had quite the Saturday. Nate had a Scouts thing at the Iron Mission park all morning which was fun and exciting, then we got a itty bitty break to do some cleaning before a big birthday party bash for one or Ryders friends.
His friends' mom rented a bouncy house. They had a blast
While they were there, I decided to take some time for myself. The parents and I went and had lunch at the always amazing Little Brick House, and then I went and got my hair cut. I'm trying bangs again. Probably cause I love my family. It was finally warm enough to eat outside as well, which I loved.

Family Dinner....I love family dinner

Family dinner again :)
I love my family. They rock. I also love the friends who came out and had some ice cream and peanut butter bars with us. They are such sweet spirits.
Anyway, a friend has shown up so I am going to go. Have a lovely night!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Pass It Forward {Homemade Style!}

via google images

So the same bloggy friend who is doing the hair challenge with me has presented an AWESOME challenge! Pass It Forward Homemade Style!! I'm totally in and here is why. Giving of yourself and sharing your talents makes you a stronger person. I think it helps you grow in ways that you wouldn't be able to grow otherwise if you keep your amazingness buried inside. I have a hard time letting myself get creative, so why not practice in a way that allows me to serve others too? Ok here are the rules of the challenge:

1. I will send a surprise HOMEMADE gift to the first three commenters on this blog (or emailers, I get a lot of comments via email). It will be handmade by me and to keep it will be sent sometime in the next 365 days (although it will most likely be sooner than later). You will have no idea what it is or when it's coming. If your local you may even get ding dong ditched hehe.

2. To qualify to receive a gift, you have to play along too. Pay it forward by promising to do the same thing for the first three commenters of your post (can be either blog post or facebook, more on that in a sec) and actually doing it! :)

3. My friend required a blog, but I know people who read my blog that don't do the blog thing publicly or at all in some cases so I tweak the rules and say you must have a blog or facebook account that I can stalk so I make sure the gift I make for you is a perfect fit. And so you can pay it forward of course.

4. After commenting here, please post something similiar to this post so that you can pay it forward as well!

5. It has to be homemade of course! Doesn't matter what it is: a hat, a blanket, jewelry, baked goods, a picture, a poem, a letter, etc etc etc. It can be anything you want, as long as it was created by you!

I hope that you will give me the opportunity to let me share my talents with you, and to take the opportunity to share your talents with others! Oh...and on the off chance I have actual readers out there that I don't know personally, please please please don't hesitate to get in on the challenge! I love making new friends and would love to hear from you!

Let the Homemade Pass It Forward begin!!

Post of Pics

I spent WAAAY too much time reading Autocorrect Fails tonight, but I just can't help it they make me laugh so hard! Anyway...It's now late and I need to sleep but  don't want to have a ginormous post tomorrow. So much for an early bedtime huh! Anyway...on with the pics.

Nate at the park

Ty bravely attempting the fireman pole

Ry in his 'favorite circle'

Hair challenge yesterday....braided bangs and curls

Today's hair challenge, Utah bump. I didn't have time to do much today.

Ok there go. Have a good night all!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Soo much energy

Ya'll will most likely get really tired of hearing about Herbalife, but I got to say I have more energy today that I've had in a long time. I've also been in a better mood today than I've been in for a long time. The only thing I've done different....Herbalife. The "catabolism" phase is hitting of course (I guess it's kind of like a detox of the yucky stuff in the body) and it can make one feel kind of sick but it's really not too bad. It is however making me pee like a race horse (cause I know you wanted to hear that) but I figure thats a good sign as it means the toxins are leaving my body.
The biggest difference I've seen....I was actually kind of antsy to get out of the house today and go walk to the park after dinner (it's a 20 minute walk to the closest park). This is a huge change from my normal evenings where I just want to sit and watch TV or play on the computer. I'm happy. This is good.
I did the hair challenge and have pictures....however they are taking forever to transfer from my phone to my email so I will have to post them later.
Off to do homework....have a lovely evening all!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hair and Herbalife...again

I did the headband hair wrapping thing again and it came out a little better this time. I did have to monkey around with the top layers of my hair and used a 1 in curling iron to add some finishing touches, but otherwise it was nice and hassle free. No product used except for a small dash of hairspray.
Dunno whats going on with the facial

side view
I loved it, but the curls only stayed for about 5 hours today. Might have to use more hairspray next time.

On another note, I officially start my Herbalife regime tomorrow. I did my weigh in and measurements tonight. I have a whole lot of hope for this....I need something quick and easy to follow and this is a great program. Not to mention it is sponsored by all sorts of sports associations and backed by some 80 doctors. Soo...I'm giving it a month. If I don't see results in the the next month, then I will chalk it up to a good try. I have a good feeling about it though. I've seen several friends lose and maintain using the program. Crossing fingers.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hair again!

After my hair settled down a tad...I actually decided I really liked the results of the hair twisty experiment. I'm going to try it again tonight after I shower to see if I can devise the right size curl I'm after. is what it looked like after...
I'm obviously having fun playing with my phone filters...they are kinda neat.
I like a relaxed wavy curl more than tight curls. I'm gonna try to get that first shot tonight.

I also have to share my favorite picture from Sunday.
The boys and Jackers
This was at Jackers birthday party. They love their cousin so much. We were happy to be able to share his birthday with and the rest of our family!

Ok thats it today...short and sweet post I know. I've got a whole lot to do tonight though and am working on getting to bed early for once. We shall see if that happens.

And tomorrow....Herbalife begins!

Gnite ya'll!

Mormon Messages Monday

Today's message is called Dayton's Legs. Besides absolutely loving this clip, It reminds me of Nate and how proud I am of him recently. There is a boy in his Sunday School class who is in a wheel chair and has something wrong with him, not sure what. Anyway...a couple Sunday's ago I was trying to hurry and go home which means of course I was trying to hurry the kids along. In the midst of it all, Nate told me that he couldn't leave yet. I asked him why...and he said that he needed to wheel his friend down to the library. I figured his teacher had asked him to help out that day or something, until I learned that for the past couple months Nate has volunteered to wheel around this little boy from class to Primary and then to the library (where the little boys' mom is) after Sunday School is over. I asked him why he volunteered and he said "I dunno, I just wanted to help." I couldn't be more appreciative of my son as he learns to give of himself to serve others. I truly couldn't have had a prouder momma moment. So his act of service has reminded me of Dayton's Legs. It makes me tear up pretty much every time I watch it.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hair and a Birthday!

So last night I posted a hair thing that I wanted to try....heatless curls. I did the headband thing and got a great laugh from the boys when they woke up. Well the curls turned out okay...I think next time I will need to roll bigger chunks of hair to get the curls I desire....but it wasn't too bad. And my curls have lasted quite a long time.
Standard "pic in car at stopsign" pic on our way to church

The back.
The back really didn't curl well, but I think that is because I didn't have it wrapped in tight enough. I really think the no heat curl thing is pretty awesome with a few tweaks here and there.

On to the is my nephew Jack's birthday today! He is one of the most adorable 2 year olds I know. My very favorite things about him are:
1. How he says "Heellooooo". I LOVE it.
2. How much he likes playing/watching/anything basketball. Its awesome.
3. When he asks where the boys are. Nate? Ty Ty? Ry Ry? I love it.
4. When he says my name. :)
Oh Mr Jackers, I sure love you lots and I hope you have a wonderful, amazing birthday!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hair challenge preview.

via Pinterest

I'm tryin this tonight....if I can find a way to get my curls to stay pretty (such as this girls are) then I would be one happy girl. We shall see if sleeping like this overnight will work. Curlers work well in my hair, but are SUPER uncomortable. A headband seems much more manageable. Pictures tomorrow!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hair Challenge and a busy day

Hair Challenge! It was a miracle I actually did my hair today...I woke up REALLY late and just did a fast do. I'm loving braids lately to get my bangs out of my face (growing them out is driving me crazy) and mix that with the wierd/whacky weather we've been made me not want to do anything too special. It would probably just get screwed up within seconds of going outside.
And I forgot to take pics at home, so you get a view of my messy desk at work as well. Anyway.
Here go.

Back bun

Side braid
Today was insanely busy. I screwed up during the processing part of my morning, but I guess thats how you learn right? I definitely won't be making that mistake again. We were also having internet issues which effects our printing/scanning capabilities and that made for a lot of trips up and down the stairs....yay for exercise! Our new people for the second job have been on fire lately, so that also makes me insanely busy. But I LOVE it. I am never without something to do. Granted on days like today when I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed, I bring work home. But its nice, gives me something to do at night. And with that....I must go do my homework and then get back to work.
Oh...and its almost the weekend! Yay! My house needs a good cleaning job so I'm pretty excited for that. And my Herbalife will be in on Monday, so even more of a reason to be excited. Woot woot! Have a good night ya'll.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hair Challenge and Herbalife

Today was a better day than yesterday. Ultra busy...of course....but good. The boys had a dentist appointment and all are in perfectly clean tooth health which is good. I also learned a lesson in listening to that gut feeling. We were running late and Ty forgot his jacket. Generally I'd get frustrated and skip going back for the jacket...but today I let him run up and try to find it. Good thing too....what started as a reasonably nice day (the high yesterday was 73 degrees) turned into 103485830 mph winds and rain. Happy I listened to that gut feeling or he woulda froze to death. Now if only I woulda listened to my gut and grabbed a coat for myself. Needless to say, I was freezing in my short sleeve shirt and flip flops as I ran to class from the parking lot in BFE (middle of nowhere for those not familiar with the term)
Hair challenge started okay, hair down with curls....and the wind and rain pretty much ruined that. I didn't get a good before picture sadly. I need to remember to do that every morning. But you can kinda tell its curled...kinda.

On to the Herbalife portion. Feeling blah...I decided to get on the Herbalife bandwagon. A lot of my friends have been doing it and feel more energetic, healthy and have lost weight (or gained, if that was the goal). Lots of athletes use it and they sponsor all sorts of sports leagues, so I figure that is a good sign.We shall see. I'm giving it a month. If I do okay, I will keep it up. If not, I will chalk it up to a good try. There isn't much too it, so I think it will be okay. We shall see. Anyway....time to get to work. Literally. Got a mess of stuff to catch up on from work. This two job deal is keeping me extra busy. I love it...but need to catch up. Night ya'll.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Do you ever have those days where you just feel bleh? Can't really put a finger on it, but I feel bleh. I'm feeling clumsy and worn out and weighed down. Even though I'm definitely not a little girl, I've never felt weighed down before. I think my body needs to get rid of whatever is making me feel this way. I dunno what it is...but bleh.

Love my photographic skills? Ohhhh yeah.

Hair challenge was not great today...went with a headband pony duo. Nothing fancy. The result of a bleh day I think. Bedtime is coming early tonight and hopefully that will make for a better day tomorrow. Hopefully.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mormon Messages Monday

I absolutely love Mormon Messages and as I said previously, I plan on posting one every Monday...thus the Mormon Messages Monday. These are not just for the LDS in the crowd however....I really find that they bring to light the importance of many every day things we miss as a society these days.

Today is The Civility Experiment.

I have been on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to judging others. In my younger years, I tried really hard to not judge people....unless they dressed funny or smelled funny or whatever. In other words, I judged them. Even now, I can stuggle at times and have to really think back to my own experiences.
Because of some of the choices I have made, I have been judged. I know the feeling of being looked at like your less of a person than everyone else. Like you are of the devil because of your choices. I also know how people's judgments of me have had an effect on those close to me and it makes me sad. If only people could look beyond someone else's circumstances and into their hearts...I think the world would be a much friendlier place.
Granted...I probably deserved much of the judgment. I mean really...I got pregnant while I was in high school. Made bad choices. There was a period of time that my parents were practically raising the boys because of my bad choices. And then I got prego again and look where we are now, Ry doesn't have a dad. Thats fun to try and explain when people should see the looks I get. I am so grateful that I have such a loving family to stick by me and wonderful friends who can see past my poor decisions....but it goes to show that good people make bad choices. And I truly do believe that most people are just like me, overall good people who have struggles and make bad decisions. Granted there are the Hitlers and Charles Mansons of the world, but you know what I mean. Anyway. This video is a great reminder as to why we need to look into a person's heart before passing judgments.


We had a fun Easter all in all. The weekend was good, very relaxing. And quiet without the boys. But good all the same. Although I was rather excited to have them home on Sunday.
The Easter Bunny went a little more all out than normal, it's no good going to different stores to get stuff because you lose track of how much you spend. Not good. But it was worth it. This is kind of a backwards in time....but it works.

The cousins after finding eggs




The Easter Bunny had to find a way to drop stuff to the boys without a Ryder messing with on the beds they went. And the Easter Bunny was kinda messy with the candy. The boys loved it.

Ry eating his goods after he found his Easter Bunny treats
It was a fun Sunday. I really enjoyed myself and I will tell you is SOO nice to have the boys home. Even with their crazyness, I missed them a bunch. Time to get back to the norm.

No hair challenge today either....I tried but some days are just off hair days. I really did attempt to make it pretty but it wasn't happening. So in a ponytail it went. Tomorrow is a new day we'll see how it goes.