Wednesday, March 28, 2012

~January Blues~

Should I still have the January blues?  After all, it is March 28th..  My life is great and so full of really great things, but sometimes I just get the blues.  I get weepy.  I get sad.  It's like I want to lay underneath my kitchen table on the floor and just be.  I don't want to talk or run or eat or move.  Just be.  I can't explain it.  It usually starts sometime in January and then disappears sometime in March.  This is not who I am.  I hate it when I feel this way.  I have no reason for a pity party, in fact, I have just  the opposite.  I have a great life.  I really do realize how blessed I am and how much I have to be thankful for.  I just simply get in these moods sometimes.  It usually works itself out.  I read a few sappy books and watch some sappy movies and usually have a good cry.  Then I am good as new.  So here is to spring and may it chase away my January blues....

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Todays random thoughts~

I went running this morning.  It was beautiful.  I hurt my leg about 2 months ago and this was the first official run after my injury.  I love to breath the cool fresh air.  I have taken my health for granted.  It was so so good to move again, granted I am slow and out of shape.  But I ran.  What a blessing to breath and think and move. 
Chad took Alex to a Jazz game this week  The Jazz won in overtime and Chad  caught Alex a small jazz ball.  Alex was thrilled and will always remember his first Jazz game with his dad. 
Chad bought himself and the kids ski passes this year.  The snow has not been great, but Chad and the two older kids have shared a good ski season together.  Isn't that what life is all about, being together?  He is such a great dad.  They both love to ski and it is all because of him. 
They dragged me out night skiing with them this last week, and I have to admit I had a great time.  It was kind of magical.  The kids showed me tricks and jumps while they giggled and teased each other.  Chad glowed with pride at what good little skiers they are.  I think he enjoyed that I went skiing with them. We drove down the canyon and talked and laughed.  It was such precious time together.
 Sami has been really busy with Girls Scouts.  She got to go to the State Capitol and watch a "rally."  She had  a program where she earned a million new badges.  And last but not least, her and I got to work at a cookie booth at Smiths on Saturday for a couple of hours.  They sold a ton of cookies.  I am pleased to see her be polite and confident and such a good little leader. 
Zach is loving pre-school and keeping me busy!  We still are watching him and trying to decided what is our next step to help strengthen his legs.  The Dr.s have no idea how to help or what to do.  Sometimes I get real sad about it, but he is alive and thriving, so in actuality I have a TON to be thankful for. 
I played Bunco last night and laughed so hard I cried.  I came home all refreshed and charged up for a few more weeks. 
Life is busy and good.  Sometimes I feel like I need to slow down... take a deep breath and breathe in all that I have....

Selling cookies at Smiths

My kids played with my camera and got finger prints all over the lens..that is why the last couple shots are blurry!

Chad is "thrilled" to have a quick picture as they are leaving to go to the Jazz game!

Alex 7 and Sami 8... skiing at Snowbird!

Brownie ceremony!

killing a little time one evening~

Chad and the kids at Snowbird!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

~Friends Part II

Here are a few more pictures!

                                 God sent me Angels!!!


I share so much with these ladies.  We share stories, recipes, kids, school, church, friendship, and most of all our lives.  We have made a history together.  They have been with me through good times and terrible times.  They have laughed and cried with me.  They love my kids and my kids love them.  So here is to a group of amazing friends!

Look at what we have created!  Lots and lots of little kids and lots and lots of memories!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Wednesday Night

~ I love nights like tonight.  We ate dinner, practiced piano, read books, and played games.  It was snowing and cold outside, but warm and magical inside.  I love when we shut the whole world out and enjoy just being together.

We tried to curl her hair with big loose curls... This is what is looks like after "Girls on the Run and Girl Scouts."  Also, notice what she is eating while she practices!!!  Totally healthy!!

We have finally gotten to a point where he will just pick up a book and read it without me prodding!!

He loves the big kids and wants to do anything they are doing!!

A little piece of heaven~ I love the ages of my kids.  They are starting to get older and a little independent, but they still really need me.