Thursday, March 26, 2015

So behind....I think it is a perpetual state.

I have so much that has happened. We are doing so much.  CK does not believe in absolutes, but in this case, I do. I think this is the busiest we have ever been.

We have a minimum of four baseball practices a week and a minimum of 3 games, usually four.  In addition, we are preparing for K to go to girls camp, C to go to scout camp, & J to go to Cub Scout day camp.  This involves a lot of fundraising. And fundraising takes time.

In addition, A is coming to spend a week and a half with us. I cannot wait. I am so excited.  And my parents are here, currently with my sister, but they will spend a few nights with our family as well.

It just all adds up to crazy crazy crazy.

One thing that started the crazy and I have not documented is that we went to Missouri. We left for Missouri 3 weeks ago tomorrow. We went and stayed in a house there. We spent Friday driving.  We spent Saturday organizing, shopping, and going to see A perform in a play. 

Sunday, we went to church and spent some quality family time. Mom K was there with us too. She also came to see A's play.

Monday, A had to go back to school, and we left and drove to Kansas City.  We got to go see Independence and Liberty Jail. 

We stayed in a hotel that night. In the morning, CK and I went and did a session at the Kansas City Temple.  We went back to the hotel, gathered up all the kids, and CK, K, and C went and did baptisms while I sat outside with the three littles.  Then, we drove home.

The funny thing is that the day before our trip, we had an ice day and school was canceled.  We had 4 or 5 days off of school in the two weeks prior to spring break. 

The rest of spring break was fun, too. Wednesday, we just unpacked and recuperated.  Thursday we went and saw a movie. Friday we were going to do donuts at the park for breakfast, but it was pouring rain. So, we met my sister and her kids at Krispy Kreme. That was our fun for the day.  And it always is fun to get the cousins together.

I do have a few pictures that I will add to this perhaps.  Many of our pictures in Missouri I took with my new camera.  That makes it harder to post. Not only is it not as convenient as the phone, they are huge files and I will have to save them as smaller files.  I am hopeful that I will get to it, but, do you remember how crazy this time of life is for us right now?

I really cannot complain. Life is busy. Probably too busy. But, I have such wonderful children. I have a wonderful husband who has started a new job and now commutes an hour each way.  But, while he is exhausted, he does not complain. He just comes home and starts right in to helping me. What a great guy.  I love Jesus Christ. I am more and more aware of how much He has done for me.  I am certain I still know very little, but I am learning. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for the joy that it brings me. See? I cannot complain. I have a very blessed life.

Friday, March 6, 2015

My Birthday

My birthday was a great day.  My friend, Sister G came and babysat our littles and CK and I went to the temple. 
After the temple, we went out to lunch.  Yum!
J loves to be of service and made me a surprise snack to celebrate my birthday.
All the kids had activities that night, but we got done and met up at Denny's for a quick birthday dinner.  I sure love my family!

From the kids, I asked for each of them to give me something individual to do with them.  They were very creative.
 K is taking me to an orchestra performance and a treat after.
C and I are going bowling.
A and I are going to a movie and baking cookies.
J and I are going minature golfing.
V and I are going to Storytime and then a picnic in the park.
Baby C and I are going on walks just the two of us.

And, then, for the most expensive present I have ever had (besides my wedding ring), CK gave me a NICE camera.  I have wanted one for years and I already love it.  I think blogging will be a little harder since I cannot do it from my phone, but I already wasn't doing a good job.  Hopefully I can improve!