Sunday, October 21, 2012
Maybe I am just growing up a little but this conference was different for me. I came into it with questions and desires and a friend brought me a little treat with a note that said something about how to recieve answers to life's questions from conference. It instructed to list your questions or concerns and pray about each one and then to listen with an open heart to each talk. Let me just tell you, that worked like a charm for me.
I was so excited to hear that the missionary age had been reduced to 18 for young men! That just re-confirmed my decision to send Cole to school this year as having him have to wait a whole year out of high school to go on a mission was leaving me feeling distraught. I was very worried about the fact that a good chunk of the boys in his class would be able to leave a whole year ahead of him and he would be left alone. I also think that is a time in young peoples lives when a lot of sin creeps in. I was overyjoyed to hear that he can now leave right out of high school with all his peers if he so chooses! (fingers crossed)
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:30 Everyone up and at it. Dressed, hair done, breakfast, beds made, Weston leaves for work
7:20 Out the door to school and exercise
9:00 done exercising, quick shower, feed Hagen second breakfast, get ready for the day
10:00 pick up house, Hagen destroys the house, do a little laundry and on really good days, put something in the crockpot for dinner
11:00 Pick Cole up from school, feed him lunch, boys play
12:00 feed Hagen lunch since he wasn't hungry at 11 from his second breakfast, put Hagen down for a nap. Cole sneaks off to watch T.V.
1-2:30 Whirlwind cleaning and any projects that need done before crazy baby wakes up. Cole helps me some and plays some but mostly I have to drag him away from the T.V. a thousand times.
2:30 Kallie gets home, piano practice, homework, read, Hagen begs to go outside
3:30 Kids ususally play outside or in the basement for an hour or two, lots of four wheeler rides for the baby at this time.
5:00 Weston gets home, dinner by 5:30 otherwise he escapes to the farm and we don't get to eat as a family
6:30 Whirlwind cleanup again (this needs done multiple times a day)
7:00 kids shower and get Jams on, we read, do scriptures, brush teeth, someone is hungry again, eat, brush teeth again bed by 8:00
8:30 Hagen goes to bed
9:00 Another whirlwind cleanup, Read in bed (my favorite) and almost always asleep by 10:00.
I know that my life won't always be like this, but for now I am so grateful for all the time I have in a day to clean up messes and do homework with my kids and most of all just be home. Sometimes I wonder if I am a little too content to just be home, and I worry that I don't look outside of my little family enough. I know the future me with big, busy kids will be so glad that I enjoyed being home!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
These are the perfect evenings at our house, Weston gives horse rides and wrestles with the kids, we sit around laughing at each other and then head off to bed! I hate to even admit that I am a little happy that the colder season is settling in and it is getting dark earlier, these kind of evenings are becoming much more frequent around here and I love it!