Friday, May 27, 2011

Randomness

Randomness



As I was watering our garden I thought "I wonder if these plants are cold..."


Jack is awesome on his scooter that he got for his birthday, he only fell off 4 times today! This is an improvement.


Jack and I danced to "Go Dieago Go!" It was superb!



HUGE breakthrough for Lucas, from laying down he got himself into a sitting position. Miracle. I thought it would never happen. Jack and I were so excited and Lucas couldn't stop clapping.




Jack entertained himself for an hour outside squirting water at our dog and other things; it was heavenly.


I plucked my eyebrows. It has been WAY too long.


Reagan stole a poo diaper and ripped it open; I have been finding little pieces of poo all day long. If this would have happened two days ago I am pretty sure I would have cried a river and taken her to the pound but today I was feeling quite delightful and found myself laughing in response to this disaster. Don't worry it is all cleaned up.




We went on a walk and it was lovely, end of story.





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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Antibiotic Club + having worth.

The Antibiotic Club + having worth.

Last week I got strep throat. It was awful. I was put on antibiotics.




After Jack's birthday party we had to take him to urgent care only to find out that he had the early stages of pneumonia. He has antibiotics.

Today, we took sir chunk-a-lot AKA Lucas to the doctor he too has a respiratory infection and low oxygen levels. He is so happy to join the antibiotic club.

If you want to come to my house you may feel left out if you are not on antibiotics.

Oh, by the way while I am here with my sick children Ben is in paradise with work. I am jealous to say the least.

With all the sickness that has been engulfing my bubble of life, I felt somewhat depressed, tired and sorry for myself.





Pathetic but true.




So last night to cheer myself up I watched The biggest Looser Finale while eating chocolate cake which seems so wrong but I have to admit it was quite a delightful combination.

I don't know why but weight loss stories always get me teary eyed. Yes, their physical transformation is incredible but what I find so touching is the emotional and mental breakthroughs. It's often the moment they realize they are of worth that captures my attention. I think it is easy to forget the worth that every single human being has. I know I forget. I have worth! You have worth! Sadly, all too often we sell ourselves short and neglect to acknowledge our worth.

Today, I decided to recognize my worth and break through the grey cloud that has been hanging over my head.




I decided to smile because its easier than frowning and so much more fun.



I decided to dance because I can and it makes me feel beautiful.



I decided to laugh with my children.



I decided to take photos of the two most important children in my life; my boys.



I decided to eat fresh fruit because it tastes SO good and energizes me.



I decided to play outside because it the sun felt so good on my face.



I decided to pray because God cares about me and wants me to be happy.



I decided to believe in the worth that I have because I am a daughter of God.


Even without make-up, showering or putting a comb through my hair I still have worth.



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Here is Some shots of one of our vegetable gardens. Thanks to Ben our yard and gardens are looking really awesome.

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My Jack; asks at least 20 times a day if he can have "Another Popsicle"


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Handsome Lucas



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Sick baby



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Utter Cuteness!!!!

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"Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God"

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Birthdays!!

Birthdays!!

I turned 26 years old, which happens to be really young amongst a lot of my friends. What can I say, I LOVE being a Spring chicken.

My birthday ROCKED!






Literally.






Lunch with an awesome friend-without kids and go carting and Lazar tag with my one and only. I loved the entire day. I felt loved and lucky to be alive and living my life.

Two days later guess who turned four? JACK ATTACK! He was a little excited especially as now he doesn't have to say he is nearly four, he can actually say "I am four!" I think he finds that very liberating.




I think I am safe in saying that Jack's birthday ROCKED also.






Presents in bed with the family was fantastic. Jack kept saying that he LOVED his present over and over and over. Jack, Lucas and I went to play tee ball at a early hour of 8:30AM, then off for a little exploration followed by the donut house where he got a free donut and a dollar. That little guy is such a charmer when it pleases him. The afternoon was spent at the movie theaters watching RIO. We had a lot of fun and he managed to tell just about everyone that he is indeed four.






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Saturday Jack had his friends over for a party. It was crazy. I was just getting over a sickness which I will leave for another post but to put it in a nutshell-
there was a lot of sugar involved, bubbles, games, giggles, screaming and of course silliness. Oh and I made possibly the worlds ugliest cake EVER. I will not pretend or even try to be good at baking cakes because I am hopeless. It's the thought that counts right?




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Thursday, May 12, 2011

There is a puddle...

There is a puddle...


Do you walk around it?


Step over it?


Step in it?


Jump over it?


Jump in it?


Or run through it?


We did a little of everything.



Take time to explore your wonderful surroundings, sometimes its OK it get a little wet or in our case a lot wet.


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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Life with boys can get messy.



Life with boys can get messy.



would I have it any other way...


NO.


Although, it would be nice if Lucas didn't spit his food on me when I am dressed in my Sunday clothes and if Jack would refrain from climbing on my head while I try to have an adult phone call.



A little less than a week ago I went to a conference for women; it was amazing! It talked about how we need to not allow GOOD distractions prevent us from doing what really matters. The lady said that if you don't have enough time to do the most important things then you are more busy than the God ever intended you to be. Why is it that as women we created unrealistic To Do lists? We constantly compare ourselves to others?



Women are hardest on themselves first, their family second and then other women third.


Messed up, huh?


I want to change that.



I am trying to focus on what really important in my life;



Trying to be more like God and Jesus Christ


Loving my children and teaching them how to find true happiness


Spending time with and courting my hubby


Being a positive and optimistic person


Accepting my unique qualities and having confidence in ME



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Oh, by the way my mothers day was wonderful!


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my into dance for naptimedancer: http://naptimedances.blogspot.com/2011/05/season-one-nap-time-dancer-jessica_11.html
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

10 months

He is 10 months and still not crawling but he has developed the excellent talent of eating whatever comes his way.


We call him ENORMO!


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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

running through my mind...

running through my mind...

Lately, A lot of stuff has been running through my mind; like how I need to call a dear friend who just had a baby and email someone I admire and love and figure out how I can help my Jack Attack be more Jack and less Attack but life is busy and I spend my time having conversations like this;


Jack: I am ready to be wiped..............I am READY!
Me: Oh sorry are you pooping?
Jack: YES.
(How would I know this? ...I wipe)
Jack: What color?
(seriously?!)
Jack: is it green? I really want green poo
Me: No it is not green
(I want to vomit)
Jack: how to I make it green?
Me: Eat lots of fruit
five minutes later
Jack: can I have an apple?

I am so NOT excited to wipe the next time!

Most of my learning opportunities with Jack back fire in my face like the time I showed him photos of skinny starving African children to try to encourage him to be grateful for his food and eat it without threatening to vomit. He calls these children the children from the land of shrinking people. He thinks I am going to send him to the land of shrinking people and when he sees someone who is overweight he says, "They need to be shipped off to the land of shrinking people."

Oh, my dog can jump our 6 foot fence. Yes, my love decreased dramatically for her and I thought I was going to cry for an entire week until I got a shock collar; life is good now! Go ahead and judge me.

I have been working on a project with a couple of awesome ladies; it's a musical theatre summer program for kids 3-18. I am so excited to do this and a little nervous. How I am going to fit it into life? None the less I am as giddy as can be. Our blog: http://mytimetoshineworkshop.blogspot.com/ The workshop is happening this summer in
Littleton, Colorado!

I am a nap time dancer. An awesome and innovative dancer who I had the chance of going to BYU with came up with this awesome project. Basically, dancing stay-at-home mothers choreograph with each other, video it in their own home and share it. My technique is pathetic nowadays; it's embarrassing but I wasn't going to let my pride get in the way. My goal is to make dances about being me and living my life. Sounds electrifying huh? Our blog: http://naptimedances.blogspot.com/


I have stopped doing my daily photos because I have been busy and I miss it.

These are some shots from our recent life



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