Friday, March 21, 2014

The best vacation ever

I have to say we have taken a few vacations with the kids, but this was the best yet. We just got home last night from the Great Wolf Lodge with the chidren.  It was amazing, and we had so much fun. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Natural beauty

I absolutely love when I come across little tidbits! Especially the ones of the natural variety!

People always tell me I look 16, well, I am 30 going on 31 in August.  I can attribute this beautiful skin to a very natural skin care regimen! Here is a just a few I have ran into!

Monday, April 22, 2013

In the world today....

We have ugliness, and evil...
                          we have unfairness, and unjustice...
                                          and we have prejustice, and war!

But in MY little world, I have peace, love, and happiness.
                          There are 14 eyes of blues and browns,
                                           There are 70 little and big toes to bury in the sand
                                                         14 ears to listen to wise words from mommy,
                                                                      and seven little and big hearts that I love dearly!

All this is held closely in my heart, as I try to pretect them from our evil unjustified world around us!
I couldn't imgine life without these seven in it, they bring such happiness to my life, such peace to my days, and such joy to my soul!  Everyday I watch them live and grow, I stand amazed!

This is my family, my loves, my universe!  This is where my world is!

Friday, September 7, 2012

The worth of many

Have you ever stopped to discover your own worth?  I am not talking about what you are worth, as in monetary wise, I am talking about the spiritual riches.   Most people already know this, but I am a Mormon.  Yes LDS Mormon.  I LOVE IT, and wouldn't have it any other way for my family.

The other day I was working on my young womens values in the Personal Progress book.  I decided to do it, since I didn't when I was a teen.  One of the personal progress values are Individual worth.  So as I lay there pondering this the other night, I realize I, LIKE many mothers, do not give myself the credit for half of what I do.  To me, it is my job, nothing more.  My sister in law bought me this book a few years ago that was titled "Just a mom", I finally sat down and read this book.  It is where a young woman finally figured out her individual worth.  This again was another AH-HA moment for me, because this book was me all over.  I have always been the mom that watched all my friends from highschool go on and graduate from college and get married years after I did, and most of them are just now having babies.  When people would describe the things that they have done, I was always like, "Yep, I am just a mom".  Recently though, I realize I am FAR more!  I am not just a mom.  I am:
A wife and best friend to my husband, and a mother to 6 beautiful children, a story book reader, and nurturer, and nurse to the sick, and magical healer!  I am taxi to some, and shoufer to others.  I am the guardian, and safe keeper.  I am the piggy bank for some, and ATM for others!  I am so many more things that come with motherhood as well.  Yes, I am good at motherhood, I have to say it is my BEST accomplishment.  Besides motherhood, I have a ton of talents, to name a few : scrapbooking, cooking, baking, sewing, hair, and organizing (even though you can't tell it by my house right now).  I have a love with anything cupcakes, and pinterest.  I love reading, although I don't have much time to do so.  I serve in the young womens at church as the Young Womens 1st counselor.  I am a full time student, and have already accomplished graduating with my Associates in Psychology.  I also have one successful business, which I own, and run!  I am a devoted Army wife, and I run the FRG (Family Readiness Group) here at West Point for our unit.  All the things that I have accomplished, I no longer look at myself and say I am just a mom!  Because I know now, that I am FAR more (but being a mom is my favorite)!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Our Veggies!

Look what we picked today!

Ok, so that's not enough green beans for anything but a salad, but they were tasty!  :) 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sharing this just because.

Saw this today and thought I would share.

Joseph B. Wirthlin: Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more humble, more joyful, more likable.

Thomas S. Monson: Gracias, danke, merci whatever language is spoken, 'thank you' frequently expressed will cheer your spirit, broaden your friendships, and lift your lives to a higher pathway as you journey toward perfection. There is a simplicity even a sincerity when 'thank you' is spoken.

A small beginning

Our garden started out a small and humble garden.  We have worked hard and all took part in watering, pulling weeds, and best of all, picking the veggies!  Here is some time progression pics so you can see it in action!

What we planted:
anaheim peppers
banana peppers
sweet banana peppers
bell peppers
cherry tomatoes
petite tomatoes
green beans
various spices and herbs
red cabbage
and brocolli
this was our experiment year, to see what works and what containers work with what seeds.  We figured out what we can, and can't grow.  LOL.  My Black thumb has officially turned green this year, as we have picked many salad veggies and dried MANY herbs ready for other dishes!  Our favorite place on Earth is still the farmers market, where we proceed to spend WAY too much!  LOL!