Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Checkin In

I am happy to say that I think we are all finally over the sickness that was infiltrating our house. Woohoo! I hope it stays gone for a long time. And thank goodness it left because from about Thursday on has been constant stress from work. Which, honestly, I kind of love because it keeps me busy. But it is stress and all. We had 3 very tricky closings go on over the last 5ish days and its been insane. But the plus side....a bigger paycheck for me thank goodness!
I am excited for this week, mostly because its Easter week. Monday we got together with the fam and colored easter eggs. We all had a lot of fun! And the boys have Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off from school which sadly for them means two days of preschool (I have Friday off too) which they are too old for so they say. Although truthfully Nate is getting too old. But Ty is still good. We are going to go camping with my sister-in-law and her family on Friday though so they can suffer through it until Friday.The boys are sooo excited to go, they love camping. We've gotten the tent, sleeping bags, spare blankets and camp chairs in the trunk already.
I'm looking for houses now too. Again. But more seriously this time. But the internal debate is still going on again about where to go. And to make matters worse, both sides have equally important pros and cons. I cannot wait until this decision is done and over with.
And....thats about it for now. I'd love to say I'll update my blog before Easter but I probably won't, so until then I hope you all have a wonderful and happy Easter celebration! Enjoy and have fun!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Wrappin It Up

Today is big ol' Day 1 of the 90 day challenge. I'm officially wrapped up. Oh the boys had fun too. They love wrapping me up and take turns at it. They did good this time too, the wrap is nice and tight. Oof. But it's good. Hopefully 90 days from now I will be a little smaller.

We spent the weekend sick. Again. Ry got a nasty case of the 24 hr flu that was not fun. I think after this weekend we can officially buy stock in toilet paper, pull ups and carpet cleaner and make a decent profit because boy we went through a lot of it. I felt bad for the poor guy....he was absolutely miserable. And of course after that much...uh...bodily fluid....he just couldn't help but cry because of how sore his little tushy was. Understandably so. I hate when my kids are sick, I wish I could take it all away. I don't like to see any of them miserable.

Anywho, that's about all for now. Keep on keepin' on and have a good week :)

Saturday, March 16, 2013


via ItWorks Distribution

Awhile back I mentioned trying out an ItWorks opportunity I was given. Well I finally have a little spare time to focus on it and want to spread the word! I have seen some amazing results from doing a few parties and seeing others results from my other distributor friends. It's worth looking into I tell you!


I'm doing a contest to win a free wrap on Facebook that you can enter by clicking the link!
You can go to my website and find out more info there too!
Or you can just ask me of course.

So there you have it folks, a new adventure for me to take on....this one might be pretty fun too. I'm looking forward to promoting it more and seeing where it can take me. We shall see!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

On a guided (inevitable) road

We had a wonderful lesson today on our Grand Destiny as humans. It was a beautiful lesson that I needed to hear and one quote specifically really hit home.

“As man now is, God once was: As God now is, man may be.”
~From the Life of Lorenzo Snow (click the link to go to the book)

I still have no idea why I am here or what purpose I am to serve while on this earth. I know that there was a beginning where I chose to come to this earth, and there will eventually be an end where I will move on to fulfill whatever else is meant for me after this life. But it's all this stuff in the middle that is uncharted territory.

I always wondered why I made the choices I made. Why I chose the harder path then most would choose. It definitely hasn't be an easy road. As much as I really hate to admit it, I've had some rough experiences. Some very hard to deal with experiences that will always be with me. I've come to understand why I was given these experiences and (some of) what I was supposed to learn from them, but that doesn't mean I'm "over" them or that I will ever get over them. But I know that I was meant to be given the challenges I've faced because I really needed to learn the lessons taught by enduring.

But beyond that, I've come to understand that even when I didn't feel it, my road has been guided. And the most difficult decisions have been the ones I needed to learn and grow. But I've also seen that the roads I've taken and the paths I've crossed have been inevitable. I was meant to do (most) of the things I've done. There was a reason that I felt a sense of peace in some of my most trying times.

So I am grateful for those guided trials I've been given. I am even more grateful for the inevitable paths I've crossed. I have gained some very precious friendships and opportunities that have been life changing for me. Beyond that, I have grown to know that I am a special person, someone who is destined for amazing things. And I'm not alone in this. Every person chose to come here and every person is destined for their own amazing things. Nothing can take that away from any of us even though it can be very easy to lose sight of the importance we hold in the grand scheme of things.

I know it was inevitable that our paths have crossed. I know we were meant to be apart of each others' lives and are here to help in times of need and celebrate in times of happiness. I know that I still have more paths to go down and if I listen carefully I will be able to take the road that will be best for me. Listen with your heart, and it will set you free.

Saturday, March 9, 2013


I think the time has come for me to move to St George. Or at least it's time to start preparing to move in the summer when the boys are out of school. Why? Well I can think of every reason under the sun not to go. Support from my parents is helpful with the boys. I love my church ward and will miss them terribly. My boys have a few good friends that they will miss. I will miss my friends here. I HATE moving. Cost of living is way more expensive down there. Yada Yada.
All that set aside, I need a new start. I need to stop relying on others so much and learn to do things on my own. And learn to ask for help from people not my family. And learn to be more outgoing and sociable. But I'm in a comfort zone here that is preventing much of that from happening. So I think if I want to keep progressing I'm not going to be able to do that here.
So, preparation is starting now. And that's about all I have to say on the subject but needed to get it off my chest. I've been rolling the idea around in my head for awhile, but it's finally felt right. Have a good rest of the weekend ya'll.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Some Inspiration

I have had quite the killer cold over the last few days. One of my friends mentioned that this sick season has been particularly bad for us and he's right. Holy geez is he right. This cold hit me like a bus, it starting coming on Thursday night....by Friday I was talking funny and Saturday I was stuck in bed most the day. This morning was rough but as the day went on I got feeling better thank goodness. The boys came out of it fairly unscathed except for a few cussings because of a constantly filthy house, Ty playing superman off of Ryders headboard and cracking the wood frame of the bed (and yes its out of commission now) and some other minor issues that occurred.
Anywho....this all led me to finding something new to get in to on Netflix. So, on a whim I started watching Ruby. She started a weight loss journey at over 400 lbs. Her top weight was 700 lbs. At this point in the season I'm watching she is down 100 lbs. Holy geez this woman is amazing. She is kind of annoying and drives me a little crazy however the experiences she is going through and the journey she is on inspires me. Mostly because we have very similar thoughts and feelings, yet she overcame them. So I can too right? I've been really thinking about her.
So I am starting to really look at my life and what I'm doing. It's soo not healthy right now. I have many bad habits I need to kick to the curb and better habits I need to build up. I am starting to physically see myself declining and I don't like that. So I'm going to change it. If Ruby can do it so can I. And since this is my journal of sorts you just may hear about it along the lines as I work things out, so just be forewarned. And I refuse to give in this time and fail. So can ya'll help buoy me up? I'm going to need it, that's for sure.