Tuesday, January 19, 2010


There was a question posed by one of my favorite people about what we as mothers do in a day. I thought I would take her challenge. What I love about life is that nothing is ever the same no matter how mundane our lives may seem to us. This is my day--1/19/2010.

6:45--Up with the boys for school. Showers, find shirts, pants, socks. Get the boys breakfast. Make lunches. Sign reading logs. Practice violin with Nicholas. Throw a load of laundry in the washing machine.

8:00--Send kids off to school. Get in the shower, shower Liam, get him ready to go to preschool.

8:45--Put Liam on the bus. Wave and blow kisses until the bus leaves our street. Run inside because it is freezing outside. Load in dryer, load in washer.

8:50--Check emails, check the status of my bidding on ebay.

9:15--Get in the car to head to Walmart to pick up some things for dinner, an ink cartridge, and stuff for the  poster for Nick's science project. Run into an old friend there and am so grateful I decided to wear cute shoes and makeup.

10:00--Start working on the poster for Nick's science project. This was the day I had scheduled to start organizing the jungle of years of clothes piled up on my basement floor that call to me wanting to be sorted by size and put on shelves. Unfortuneately, this did not happen because the blasted poster called to me a little louder.

11:15--Got Liam off the bus. Ate lunch. Switched the laundry. Put on a short video for him while I quickly did some lettering for the poster.

12:25--Left to the boys' school to volunteer in Andrew's class.

1:30--Came home. Started marinating chicken for dinner. Worked on poster. Checked the status of my ebay bidding. Fingerpainted with Liam, worked on cutting paper, danced to some groovy tunes...do you think it is wrong that Liam absolutely loves the song Holiday by Madonna? Please tell me he will turn out okay...

2:30--Call from the school. It is Nick saying he has a stomach ache. I know he is totally faking it but I go and pick him up anyway. Liam is excited that he doesn't have to wear his seatbelt while we drive the two blocks to the school. Switched the laundry.

3:40--Luke and Andrew get home. Put out a fire about who gets to watch what show. NO ONE that's who...if you fight over the TV, it is off limits. That shut them up. Took Nick to his violin lesson.

3:50--Came home and worked on the poster. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

4:30--Justin got home. Yay...told him what he needed to do for the poster since I am so done with it. He stares at me blankly. Ummm...yeah. But to be fair, he did get right to work printing things out which was a huge help. Put corn in the microwave. Put the load in the washer into the dryer. I am totally done with laundry for today, too. Ugh.

4:45--Pick up Nick from violin.

4:50--Start cutting the chicken for dinner. Put the salad together.

5:05--Pray. Eat. Talk.

5:30--Dishes. Sweep. Help Luke with homework. Wipe table down. Change into scrubs for work.

6:00--Leave for work. Justin leaves to take the boys to pack meeting. Glad that I am going to work.

--Oh, and I won the bidding war.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I had no idea

Luke was scratching his corderoy pants and asked me what it sounded like.

I looked at him with a curious look on my face and he said:

"It sounds like cutting pickles."

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Fun giveaway

There is a darling jewelry giveaway at Blue Cricket Design from The Vintage Pearl. There is a link on my sidebar--have fun!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Merry Christmas 2009 from our home to yours

How is it I can take five million pictures at some stupid place like Lagoon and only 43 the entire week of Christmas?

We had such a great Christmas week and every year it always seems to be "the best Christmas ever". This year was so fun because Luke and Liam were way into it and even though Nick and Andrew don't believe in Mr. C, it is fun to see them play along for the younger ones. I figure this is one, if not the last, of the Christmases that Luke will believe in the jolly old elf and I relished every minute.

On Christmas Eve we celebrated at my Aunt Kathleen and Uncle Robert's house in Bountiful. At around 9:00 pm someone had a santa tracker pulled up on the computer. Luke came rushing into the living room and yelled with great urgency in his voice: "Mom! Santa is in NORTH AMERICA. We have got to go RIGHT NOW!" Then as we were driving home we saw "Rudolph" (cue airplane) heading north, the opposite direction from our house. Luke then said: "Oh geez, I hope they turn back around! We have to hurry!"

This is my favorite time of the year. There are many fun times during the year that I get excited about, but Christmastime just makes me happy. There is more thinking of others, family time, the beautiful lights and decorations...all so fitting to commemorate the birth of our Savior.

Here are also a random quote from Liam to start off the New Year:

I was cooking hamburger for dinner a couple nights ago and Liam came over to watch. He looked at it and said: "Ew, is that bwood?"
Me: "Yes, hamburger is from cows."
Liam (mulling it over): Why did you go to the farm to get this?