Thursday, July 30, 2009

Stressed but still smiling

things are pretty stressful around here these days. I'm 4 weeks out from having baby number 3. We're trying to buy the house we live in hoping that we have a place to live right after baby. Rob's trying to finish his dissertation so that he gets his pay raise in September. And many other things that I could list but it would take too long. Don't get me wrong, these are all wonderful things, just so much is hanging in the balance and it takes alot out of you to muster the faith that things will work out in the end. Remember, faith without works is dead, and we have been working really hard! Since I'm practically on the verge of a nervous breakdown every day, I've decided that I need to focus on the things that make me smile in order to relieve stress.

Things that made me smile today...

1. Adam said to Rob, "When Mom kisses me it's like she's giving me the stamp of love!"

2. Walking into the boys room and catching them lip singing and jammin' to the Tabernacle Choir Christmas CD.

3. Walking in the door from a late grocery trip to see that my husband had been a white tornado cleaning the house while I was gone.

Whatever happens, I know I'm blessed with a beautiful family that brings me joy beyond words!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Smart Mom

A message Adam's primary teacher sent me today on facebook. Totally made my day! I sure love this kid!

"So in Primary today we were talking about how parents help teach their children about the gospel. We were asking the kids in general what their parents teach them and Adam said "My mom teaches me everything in the whole world!" Throughout the course of the lesson he and Elli were arguing about that even being possible and then Adam looked over at me really sad and said "Ellie doesnt believe that my mom taught me everything in the whole world!" It was SO cute! I told him "Well, its not really possible to know everything in the whole world, but Ill bet your mom teaches you everything she knows and that is a lot of stuff because she is pretty smart." He just looked at me and said "ok"... didn't seem overly convinced but at least wasn't still upset at Elli :)
It was really sweet tho that he was so upset that someone didn't believe that you knew everything in the whole world and taught it all to him. Just thought I would share :)"

I'm so glad Adam has such amazing teachers! Thanks Tiffany for being so patient with him!

Monday, July 06, 2009


Despite a nasty cold this weekend, I managed to sew the crib bedding for the baby room. I think my nesting instinct is stronger than my desire to lay down and sleep. Actually, I find that these types of creative outlets are meditative for me. I enjoy just zoning out and hearing the whir of the machine. Sometimes I'll listen to conference talks or something. Anyway, I enjoyed my weekend of therapy and thoroughly love the result! The subtle theme is turtles.