Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 Year in Review

I remember when I was in 3rd grade in school and we talked about the years to come And I learned how old I would be in 2000, 2010, 2020 and so on..

I thought 40 was SO old. We were given books to right down and paste in from catalogs all the things we thought we would want. I planned everything I wanted in life and where I would be:)

I don't have the book any more but, I am sure it looked very much like THIS~ :)
We had a Happy 2010.. I do not feel old~

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Merry Christmas

Every year when Christmas times comes around I think to myself..
"Why didn't I work all year on getting things ready and purchased.."

I think, "why am I not the one who sends homemade Christmas cards the day after Thanksgiving."
Better yet...how come I don't even keep a list of who I sent cards to last year... ?

I feel Grateful when last years dresses still fit the girls..
And pray they don't get taller,
at least till after the winter so they can wear them every week!

I wonder, "Who is in charge of all the celebrations?"
Then I look around for the Mom.
You know.. the one who will make it all happen and even make it look effortless~

Then I remind myself..

(With a LOT of help from a loving Father in Heaven)

I am really good under pressure..
Things will be fine and our family will love whatever I do~
Because in Their Eyes I am perfect! (well..mostly)
So I need to just go with the flow..
I have to remember ..The only person I am competing with.. is me.
and I am good~ :) (well.. lol Mostly)


Merry Christmas~

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The First~

Little Donkey
Eric Boswell

Little donkey, little donkey,
On the dusty road.
Got to keep on plodding onwards,
With your precious load.

Been a long time, little donkey,
Through the winter’s night.
Don’t give up now, little donkey,
Bethlehem’s in sight

Ring out those bells tonight
Bethlehem, Bethlehem.
Follow that star tonight,
Bethlehem, Bethlehem.

Little donkey, little donkey,
Had a heavy day.
Little donkey, carry Mary safely on her way.

Little donkey, little donkey,
On the dusty road.
There are wise men waiting for a
Sign to bring them here.

Do not falter, little donkey,
There’s a star ahead.
It will guide you, little donkey,
To a cattle shed.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving fun~

Mommy and Katie, the midnight cleaning crew.

The adult table.

Kids Table.

cousins identical cousins~

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Great Giveaway~

My pal Michele is doing a giveaway over at supper cute blog! She is a Talented girl!! Go check out her Jewelry and try and win a piece! http://shelstringblog.blogspot.com/ I promise she is SO great I have a Beautiful necklace that she made, People ask me about it all the time!
click HERE to go to the contest:)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Portrait by a Friend!

I have this pal.. Kristen, She is Fantastic! We worked together in or Church helping 8 to 12 year old and now again we work together with 12 to 18 year old gals.. SHE is a BLAST~
You know what else she is.. a Photographer!
That's right she is one of those gals who is Unbelievably talented and making kids look cute and Adult's look youthful! I have longed to have a pal that could make my wrinkles SMOOTH and my teeth look WHITE~
She is doing a Portrait GIVE AWAY!!
Hope on over to her Blog and ruin my chance of winning! :)
(Really~ even if I don't win we are going to have her take pictures.. She is So great~)

You can see we need a new picture!

My poor family has issues smiling..haha oh well!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I remember thinking how old 40 seemed~
Now, not so much! :)
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My new hobby

Manipulating every picture I take~
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Finding old Pictures~

Have you ever found an old picture of yourself and wished
you could go back in time and tell yourself that you were OK~
I was given some old pictures recently and this one was
in the stack. I sure wish I could tell that girl to be happy..
I thought I was SO ODD..
I was to tall, to fat and already looked
"girlie". I LONGED to be one of the normal girls.
I hated how I looked~ I think this picture was one
of the early *I wish I was different* pictures..
If only we could go back and tell ourselves to enjoy~

I am OK and not going crazy..lol If you know me well
enough you know.. :) it's not a Crisis just a thought~
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

every now and then

Every now and then I think I must have something really wrong with me~

(I must.. with posting an extreme close up~ it's for those of you who want to know my eye color.)

I am so happy in our life and I love my kids so much!

Here's the deal, I think I go from one big thing to the next... I get myself so wrapped up in what I "have" to do.. whether it is for:

Our little family, our extended family, our friends, our church, our lives, kids school, Rune's work, having to read all the facebook updates, needing to make a clever comment on a pals blog.. ETC~

I get totally involved. AND lol I am not a side line worrier.. I am a full fledged, should get paid for it worrier.. Here is my every now and then moment..
Sometimes I get so involved that I some how make myself sick ~ for instance.. this summer started out with Trek

and I was SO excited and knew it would be a life changing moment.. It was~ Just not the one I thought it would be. Heat Stroke right off the bat~ We get home and start recovering from that.. Sam is off to Cub Camp

and Rune starts teaching Summer school,

and I gear up for my new hobby, the one that might give me purpose..


I get into it and play with some gals that I have followed for about 3.5 years I totally am digging it!
All of a sudden Katie has a heart issue~

My whole world then revolves around that, and how to not let her be sick or finding out what it is.. DAYS AND DAYS of worry are spent on this, during the same time I am trying to be a good YW leader and trying to help in ways that I can with Camp..

I spend hours and hours worrying about it going off. During this same time Rune has had more working hours than one person should have..

and he is still not complaining~(And to think there are men who won't take care of there own kids.. Rune is caring for every kid in the whole town it seems~)Kate has a birthday

in the middle of camp so I must have a party for her before because in my imaginary world Katie is going to die and I must make this the best birthday ever~ (if you know me well enough you know it is true.)

Then there were the weekly visits Katie had to the hosp.. in there toss in Rune having Strep and Lilly having it then my dad..

Then it is Ward Camp out time.. I must make this good because the kids did not have a fun summer (with the heart and the trek and Rune working more than ANYONE wants to and being sick) I feel the need to pack like we are going for 5 years rather that 24 hours! LOL (SO TRUE) by this point I have become a crazy version on myself.. the ultra competitive one that has to be the best mom the one who has thought of everything.. (I should tell you by this point in the summer our house NEEDS a maid) then I get Strep.. BUT, I can not let Rune go camping with my children by himself.

so I go because I can do anything~! (except keep myself together) we have a fun time~ ;) next thing I know.. I am offending people who I think I am friends with.. Then we have to go home and get ready for my Dads 80th birthday party..

so crazed~ Then the next day we had to take Katie to the children's hospital to find out exactly what is really wrong with my sick baby girl.. guess what, it's just SVT.. "Just teach her how to be CALM" the head cardiologist guy says to me~ LOL LOL LOL He must be looking at some different MOM~ so YAY she is ok.. now get the kids ready because school starts in a few days Frantically buy the kids their school stuff... why are there no Pink Pearl Erasers?? Then get the new life schedule together so kids can have the calm life we want them to have.. Find time to do some laundry?? and the kicker.. I am still sick..lol

I really need to find a way to not always be frantic.. (after all I am supposed to teach my Katie how to be calm..lol) I am just not sure what it is that needs to give. I am so glad that I have been able to keep my anxiety problems down really well, but.. I have not figured how to do it and keep up with the rest of my life. I am not in a ball crying! BUT, I am not sitting in a comfy chair, in a clean house reading either~ (have I mentioned I deemed September as no eating out month.. Maybe this is one of the ideas that should have gone..lol)

How do people do it? Every now and then I think I might need to stop and have that break down I think I am destined to have.. LOL Then again every now and then I think.. I am ok.. Take me or leave me.. I hope you take me.. cause I am in need of positive moments~lol

LOL..Did you miss my ramblings? You might not get another post for 3 months..lol sorry~

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Have I mentioned we are going on TREK??

Ok probably anyone who would take the time to read my blog already knows.. We are going on an LDS youth Pioneer Trek with our Stake!!

So If you are a reader of the old blog you also know I am NOT a camper!! So, why am I SO excited about this???

1, My whole life I have heard Pioneer stories and thought I could never do that.. Now I get a chance to try and EVEN more I hope I can have an stronger love for these saints and their dedication.

2, I am excited to test myself..(And scared to DEATH!) Physically, Mentally, Emotionally but most of all.. Spiritually!! I think during my mission I felt the spirit like never before, or since~ I am praying that this will bring that up a notch! :)

3, I Loved doing things that were really spiritual when I was a Youth.. I am praying that we one of the 10 kids that is in our "family" will want to soak it in!

4, I can't wait to see Rune experience this pioneer moment.. He has his own, I know~ BUT, he LOVES family history and I know this will make it burn even stronger in his heart.

5, I have learned SO much more about my own families history and that means SO much to me.. My Dad is almost 80, he will not be around to ask forever.. Doing this now has given he and I a whole new subject to talk about!

We leave in 6 days.. YIKES~ I will try and get some more on before we go and will get a bunch more up after~ I have not found any blogs about other folks experience. I hope I will get that up~!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

June 5th


Out of commission.. Will return when illness ceases~

Friday, June 4, 2010

June 4th


Getting tables set up for the Trek/Camp Auction

Kids getting Paper ends at daddy's work~

Marshmallows.. On a Stick~
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Thursday, June 3, 2010

June 3rd


Sam has a new Map.. I see Norway~

Katie surprised us by lovingly getting sick in our bed in the middle of the night~
Oh the Fun things we do as a family~

Lilly and I went to a Memory Study at the University today.. (to do a study for them)
She passed! ;) My favorite part, when she was coloring and the lady asked what she was drawing and Lilly said " a Frog and a Skunk that live in my house."
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June 2nd


Stacking pillows on this chair is Fun for Lilly~
(Not so fun for Mom to put away everyday :P)

Good deals at Grocery Outlet~
(Hershey's CC only $1.49)

Trying to decide...
Should I outline this and make it a permanent piece of art in the family-room?
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 1st


Lilly Bean in the pantry.

Memorial Day flowers~

PeanutButter Cookies

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Sing along with LeaAnne~

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