Family traditions

Family traditions

Monday, March 7, 2016

I love you mom!!

I'm so blessed with wonderful children. My youngest, MrP, (you may have read about him before) Any I'm pretty sure his favorite thing to say is "Mom, I love you". It makes me smile every time. I hope he never out grows his love for always telling me he loves me.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Grocery Shopping Dilema

Question for the universe.
 Is it just my house or does this scenario happen else where?

    As a teacher payday is once a month and to help save money and time I do most of my grocery shopping once a month. 
     As you can imagine the last week of the month before payday food, mostly snacks and junk foods, are a little scarce around our home. I try to be a fun mom and buy a variety of food. I always try and keep it pretty healthy with lots of grains, fruits and veggies.  
    Okay so here is the problem. As soon as I fill the cupboards with food my children turn into little piggies. They could devour a box of granola bars in an afternoon, a bag of cuties in a weekend, a box of GoGurt in a day, a bag of chips in 5 minutes, a bag or baby carrots in an hour,  a bag of trail mix in a morning, a case of pudding in 3 days...
    You get the idea. I am sure I could set more limits and be the food police but I don't want to. It's not like they are eating a lot of junk it's just that they are eating A LOT.   
    I am not really looking for suggestions to fix the problem. I'm only wondering if it's just my kids or if this is common outside my home.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

whole heart

   I ponder sometimes the idea of church and state. I am entrusted this year with 19, nine and ten year old, children.  The care that I have to give and provide for them is different then kindergartners but also very much the same. Last night as I was having a hard time sleeping thoughts of them kept me awake...
    Am I doing my best for them? What more can I do to help them? How can I use the precious time that I have to teach them wisely? What do they each need? How can I give them what they need? What is most important? The list goes on and on. But the thought kept coming back to me that I need to pray for them, not as a whole but one by one, by name.  And so I began to pour out my whole heart to the Lord in regards to the children in my classroom. Eventually I was able to sleep again, and as a result gain enough strength to make it though another day in fourth grade. 
    Wouldn't it be wonderful if I could say that all my questions were answered and that I know just what to do with and for each student in my class? But alas No. I can however say that I felt gentle nudges throughout the day to do somethings differently. To spend more time on subjects that I had not before emphasized. I felt strength to be a little more patience as I explained subjects to them a few extra times. I was prompted to say things different. Most of all I felt a greater love for my students. 
   I am not sure why I felt the need to share this today, but I know that I am not the only teacher who loves her students. That's part of being a teacher, to give our days, nights, and hearts to the children that we are entrusted with each and every year. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Family history-A Protection

At church I have been giving the responsibility to help people find and learn about their ancestors. Some weeks are really great and other weeks I feel like I have nothing to offer the students in my class.
We use a wide range of websites and resources to accomplish this amazing and rewarding work. is the main go to website from which all the others connect or stem. 

This week we explored a little on, and a fun app called Hope Chest. 

I love this quote by Elder Richard G. Scott. 

Family History is so amazing and can bless our lives in ways we never knew!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Time log

7:40 pm mr.p asks if we can just go to bed

7:43 changed in to pjs 
7:44 made it to the toilet in the niche of time- vomit! "That's gusting mom"
7:45 change pjs
7:47 find new blankets for bed
7:50 request for mom to snuggle "niggle wit me mom"
7:53 mr.p is officially passed out. Poor little dude.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Too Long

It's been too long since I have posted anything here. I am making a new start to keep up with the fun exciting mess that is my life. I am sad to say I have no great stories to share today, but instead am just putting a time stamp here to remind myself of this commitment. I'll be back soon.