Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Honey!

Last night we celebrated at my parent's house.

Sunday we celebrated at David's sister's house. David is eating his favorite dessert that I make every year for his birthday. Stay tuned...I will be posting the recipe next Tuesday for my Taste of Tuesday.

This was David's birthday in 2002. I was pregnant here with Victoria and didn't quite know it yet. His nephew photoshoped this picture for us...We love this picture

Here is David's baby picture: Born May 26th, 1977.

My friend, Julie took pictures of me for David's birthday present.

I love you David! Happy Birthday! Can't wait to celebrate this weekend with no kids!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's About Time....Anyone want to join me?

My life feels out of control most days and I am finally trying to do something about it. I really am not as organized and with-it as I may seem. I just haven't had the time to sit down and enjoy things lately, like blogging, painting my nails (finally got a pedicure after about 6 months and I know the girls were talking about how bad my toes were in their own language), soaking in my new tub (oh wait, I've done it once since we moved it, reading (including my scriptures and anything uplifting..excluding "Fancy Nancy," "Belle's Ball" and other great books I read to the girls at their bed time), watching a good girl cry movie, writing in my journal, and several other things I can't name at the moment because I am too tired.
Speaking of my journal, I opened it the other day and to my SHOCK, the last entry I wrote was on November 2, 2008. It was finally then that I realized the last six months of my life, and the events that have gone on, have utterly consumed my time, energy, happiness, strength, and anything else I had to give. I look back and realize it was all worth it to go through this house project and to put in so many hard work hours, but not at the sacrifice of ME! I have decided this is not OK with me anymore. No matter how busy I am, or how many loads of laundry I have to fold (usually at least 6), or how many places I have to be at once, I need to take time to ponder, to write down my thoughts, and to relish in the moment of the day, and especially to record my thoughts about my life, my marriage, my children, and anything else you'd write in your journal.
I have committed to myself, for the next 30 days to blog daily. I have promised myself to have my camera with me at all times (well...maybe not while I'm on the stair master at the gym.....) and to document something special about my day. Here is what I will be focusing on each day. (I'm an English Major....I can't help but like alliterations):
Miracle of Monday
Taste of Tuesday(thanks Brit for this idea!)
What's Wonderful(or Wacky) about Wednesday
Thoughts on Thursday
Fit/Fat Friday
Super(or sometimes Stressful) Saturday
Spiritual Sunday
You can interpret these how you like and I am extending the invitation (and challenge) out to you to join me. I will start on June 1st. I might throw in a few days of May, but with my 30th birthday and going away for a few days (finally!) I don't know if I will have access to a computer everyday.
Let me know by leaving a comment if you want to join in on "Thirty Days of Me."