Monday, December 13, 2010

I need some perspective...

So sometimes I don't even feel like the same person. The positive, bubbly person I grew up being rather I feel like I am slowly going crazy. You know how life is, just trotting alone, doing the same old same old stuff and then one day comes along you are running on too little sleep, children are tired, grumpy and plain old mean and you just want to escape for a couple of hours. Do you know those days? Please say you do, otherwise I might just cry.

Well, it's one of those days. Lots of screaming, from children to each other, from me to to them (bad mommy day:() my internal organs feel like they have had a screaming match too. The fact is today has not been too different from any other day but it just mounts up until it becomes too much. As I sit her with a fiery tempest burrowing within me I realize if only I would heed the counsel of our living day prophet I wouldn't feel the darkness that is encompassing me this moment.

Thats right I believe that there is a living prophet of God on earth today, his name is Thomas Monson. I believe that he speaks with God, I mean, why would God stop talking to his children? He wouldn't. The Prophet and the scriptures counsel us to read the scriptures and pray daily, two things that I have allowed to become less urgent. I am taking this little melt down episode as a HUGE sign that I need to sharpen my senses and re-prioritize my life.

It's Christmas time and I don't even feel the wonder yet. It's disappointing that as you age and become more concerned with adult issues and let go of the wonder of Christmas. I love Santa Clause and the glitter he brings to Christmas but really I love the feel of Christmas. The spirit of Christmas or the spirit of Christ. The Christmas Carols bring me such Joy. I feel so blessed to know why there is a Christmas. Jesus Christ was Born in a manger to Mary and Joseph; it was exceedingly humble. I need to realize that Christmas doesn't need to be grand. Rather our hearts need to be humble enough to feel the spirit of Christ pierce our hearts enough to encourage change, change to be kinder, more loving, more patient and a little more perfect.

Wow, now I am feeling a lot less dark and a little more hopeful. You see that what talking about Jesus Christ can do for you, it can brighten your very being. I believe that every single person is blessed with the light of Christ, a little piece of Christ is in all of us and as we make good choices and draw closer to Christ that light within us grows and grows, blessing our life and the lives of those around us until we are radiant with the light of Christ. Doesn't that sound wonderful? I pledge that I will do more to make the light of Christ within in me grow. I want to be radiant don't you?

I invite you to shew the darkness from your life and feed the light of Christ so that you can fully appreciate the Christmas message of this glorious season.

A message from our Prophet:


Friday, December 10, 2010

Comparing Jack to Lucas


Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Friday, November 19, 2010

Guy Fawkes Celebration...

OK, so the one holiday that us Carney's celebrate in style and that connects me to my English self is the great old holiday of "Guy Fawkes" or "Bonfire Night" which is always the 5th of November. Basically, it's cold, there is a fire, the making and burning of Guy Fawkes, hot dogs and silly games oh there are NO kids. Well this year was our third annual party celebrating the unfortunate burning of Mr. Fawkes and our Guy Fawkes creations were pretty hilarious! Biggest highlight was the explosion; you should have seen Noah's eyes they were as wide as possible, we were scarred and then we laughed a lot.

Recent Photo's

This is Us:

I am thankful for my life...I am married to my best friend; Ben seriously rocks, he works super hard at work and at church plus he rocks as a dad and husband. I have two entertaining boys. Jack said the other day when I was nursing Lucas, "Mom, your feeding again? One boobie or two boobies?" He knows how to gauge time. Oh and apparently Jack is three and sixteen. Jack is really grasping subtraction, he LOVES his pre-school. Lucas is just delightful, he is SO snuggly and a giant 17 pounds and 1 ounce! Our dog is getting more obedient; it's a long process, I am thankful for her most of the time:)

Funny thing...the other day someone I know said to me, "I didn't recognize you at church, you looked so pretty and put together." Hummm, I don't know if thats a compliment of a wake up call. Perhaps I should wear make-up more frequently?


Monday, November 15, 2010

I have no Words just giggles:)


Friday, November 12, 2010

love these two...


Friday, November 5, 2010

My dog...

She is still psycho, I do love her, not as much as Ben though. Do I regret having a dog...sometimes but on the whole I love her. She stole 5 diapers the other day and ate 8 cookies, I was very mad at her.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween AKA Candy overload

I think Halloween should just last one day, not an entire week. Every party loads my child with candy which in turn makes him hyper and grumpy. Besides the fact that I am not a huge Halloweener Jack (just like his father) loved every moment and asks every few seconds if he can have candy, the answer is just about always no. I told him he can three pieces a day, one at 10am, one after lunch and one after dinner. After he has his 10am candy he immediately asks to have lunch so he can have more candy!

Me and candy are not on speaking terms right now.

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