Family traditions

Family traditions

Friday, April 30, 2010

the fifth element

weird dream and another reason i just need a break from all the junk that seems to be happening around me and then falling on my plate!
my plate is full, no room!! every burner is HOT, no room!!! NO ROOM!!

okay the dream...
i dreamt that church time changed and not only that but the schedule changed to sunday school first, then sacrament meeting, then RS/Priesthood
for some reason the love of my life opted out of sunday school this morning but said he'd be there with the kids by sacrament meeting. i think we both forgot about primary and decided it would be easier to stay home with the kids then fight with them for 2 hours.
the sunday school class was full of adults from church, we sat at tables instead of in our regular rows, we talked about reverence a little. Then it gets weird.
someone else stands up and says something like 98 families are represented here today, we have people out in the community as we speak that are gathering up the remainder of the families in shoshone to insure that they are all in sacrament meeting. some other stuff happened here but i don't remember it ....
then sacrament meeting, the rest of my family arrives we sit in our normal place. i try the best i can to explain what has happened. then the meeting starts, someone who i do not know stands up and says after all of our research here in shoshone, we have decided that this community is unlike anything we've seen before. typically a community would fit into one of the four elements, that's not the case with Shoshone therefore we have decided to make a fifth category if you will. Shoshone is the FIFTH ELEMENT!

what it means i do not know but i would like a little break!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

only in idaho

the weather today...

clear sky
partially cloudy
wind gusts
clear blue skys
slight breeze
lots of wind

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

oh great!

i was told today by little brothers teacher that he has a "tongue problem"
is it bad that my first thought was that he was swearing in preschool?
but alas, not swearing, LICKING!!!! toys, the table, his friends!
he's strange!
i wonder where he gets it?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

faking it

one of the many joys of motherhood! today a church big sister comes and gets me out of class to tell me she had just thrown up in the bathroom. so i ask her what we should do, to which she replies, "i'm not sure, because i don't want you and dad to have to miss your classes."
i asked her if she was really sick and she told me she was so we opted to come home, leaving little brother at church with dad.
when we got home big sister changed in to her PJ's came down stairs and asked for a snack and to watch TV!

i may have been out smarted by a 6 year old to have come home early from church, however i think she had no idea how smart her mom is and that throwing up little girls do not need TV and a snack, they need lots and lost of rest!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

keeping my mouth shut

i know ya'll are wondering and a few even starting to worry! where could this super cute, funny, smart, fabulous women be? I am asking myself that very question, and there is really no guarantee that i'm back for good! but i thought i'd stop by and say hello to all of you who love me as much as i love myself (probably more)

i am still alive and my family's still well
here are a few updates...

  • the love of my life got a part-time job today!!! yeah!!!
  • our lap top gave up the ghost yesterday morning
  • i don't think i'm allergic to pineapple
  • we are implementing "love and logic" into our parenting! (great idea not so easy)
  • it's raining today, which makes me miss home
  • we are coming up with a game plan for our garden
  • school in the spring is proving to be as wonderful and horrible as possible
  • i trying my best to move forward with faith and not let fear cloud the way
  • contemplating a "media fast"
  • been walking at 5:30am (awesome i know)
  • been ready for a nap by 2:00 everyday
  • getting my act together
  • losing my mind!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

sick day please

This morning as big sister and i walked into the school i said i was very sleepy!
big sister said "you should just call in sick then you could sleep all day"
what a great idea, too bad i can just do it!

Monday, April 12, 2010

little brother on bike!!

big sister on bike!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

reasons i love owning my house!

inspired by this past post

1. accidents are just accidents!
2. i don't have to replace windows that were punched out in a fit of rage
3. there are scratches in the paint and i'm not crying
4. the coloring on the walls isn't my favorite but it's really no big deal
5. so a spill on the carpet doesn't result in a panic attach, one of these days i'll replace the carpet
6. when food coloring spills on the counter i don't spend half the night scrubbing
7. someday i may replace the window fixtures but not today
8. i can fix or not fix what needs to be fixed without feeling like i'm going to mess something up
9. i can super glue the toilet lid and call it good
10. i can sleep at night

Saturday, April 10, 2010

in the mood for culture

i wanna go to the theater, or a concert, or dance recital, a musical
I just need some good quality entertainment. if i had all the time in the world i'd put a production or two together myself!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

pick me pick me!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

great idea

high school teachers should be orchestrate and screen for Kindergarten Registration! so they might have a little more respect towards what we do!
Just an Idea

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


quotes from kindergarten round-up tonight

the correct answer would be that it' dark at night, this is what i got! soooo cute

in the daytime it's light and at nighttime it's...

...there are stars

let's try again

in the daytime it's light at nighttime it's.....


Sunday, April 4, 2010

many prayers

For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads. - Doctrine & Covenants 25:12

Sweet is the work
Come ye children of the Lord
There is sunshine in my soul today
Guide us oh thou great Jehovah
He sent His Son
How Firm a Foundation
I feel my Saviors Love
We Thank Thee oh God for a Prophet
Nearer My God to Thee
On this day of Joy
Christ the Lord is risen today
This is the Christ
Rejoice the Lord is King
I wonder when He comes again
He is Risen
Come oh thou King of Kings
Jesus once of Humble Birth
I know that my Redeemer Lives
Abide with me 'tis eventide

little brother wrestles

Friday, April 2, 2010

because i wanted to

yesterday was picture day again!
which all by itself can be quite a stressful, when i was finaly done with my last set of pictures and all my students were back in class i paused for a minate to watch little brother take his picture, then i ran back to class. when the preschoolers came back, to class, his teacher did NOT look happy, which was odd because she usually is happy.
i just thought "i hope it wasn't my kid" then went back to class
at recess all the students went outside except little brother, who was obviously in trouble and turned out to be BIG trouble. my mind of course is going a million miles an hour, i mean to have to miss all recess in preschool, there had to have been a major offense

the story
after little brother had his picture taken he went back into line and when his teacher wasn't looking he ran to the box on the wall with the fire extinguisher and opened the door. that's as far as he got before he was tackled by their classroom paraprofessional.
when asked why he did it he said "because i wanted to!" he did recognize that he was only suppose to do that "in case of a fire"

FYI, i did apologize to his teacher several times

Thursday, April 1, 2010


the presidents parent teacher conference was this week both are doing great but the teacher asked me to please teach little brother