Sunday, February 13, 2011

On My Mind

I have several posts I want to catch up on (after all, I did just have a birthday, my sister was here, and we had some fun adventures :) but I'm not up to it today. Instead, you get to have a peek into what's been on my mind lately... besides, I notice that after I write something down, it stops rattling around up there ;)

-My hair is falling out like crazy. I wake up and there are gobs of it on my pillowcase. When I wash it, I can pull chunks out as I run my fingers through it. It is always ALL over my clothes (and IN my clothes.) If it is in a ponty-tail one day, I will take the rubberband out at night and about 50 strands come with it. I hope this post-pregnancy phenomenom quits soon or I will be bald.

-Baron has the cutest little voice. I absolutely love to hear him speak. Every time he does, I want to whip out my video camera and have it forever captured so I can always go back and watch it at my leisure. He mispronounces the funniest words and I just LOVE it. He is so very cute.

-I got a new calling. I am SO relieved. I used to be the activities coordinator for Relief Society and now I am a primary teacher. Although I have never been a primary teacher before, I am really looking forward to it. The only thing I enjoyed about my calling in Relief Society was my friend Mandy, who I worked with. I will miss getting together with her and laughing about..... stuff. I know it's a bad attitude to have, but I am so glad that I am no longer in charge of an activity every stinkin' month. Bleh.

-I am so tired all the time. I honestly don't know how I still function. I stay up way too late every night, still get woken up once a night to nurse (around 4 AM) and then get up every morning before 7. I never nap. I remember my mom telling me that once I had kids, I would be tired the rest of my life. I really wasn't until this last baby was born. I was blessed with excellent sleepers who rarely (if ever) get up in the night, and they all sleep in their own beds. But with the general "busy-ness" of life, 5 little kids, and all the things we have going on, I just feel.... tired :) I'm sure I'll feel this way the next several months. This too shall pass, right?

-Along with that last one, Magnus is sick. He has RSV and needs breathing treatments every 4-6 hours. If I could give anyone some advice.... don't ever have a winter baby. My 2 winter babies both had RSV, ear infections, runny noses, and colds within their first few weeks of life. Just plan to have all your babies in the spring or summer. It's for the best. Trust me on this :)

-I love my husband. He is so great. We are having a contest to see who can get to their goal weight in a set amount of time. He makes everything fun. Whoever wins gets a shopping spree. You better believe I'm gonna win.

-Along with that last one.... I signed up for my first triathlon. It is April 2nd.... I am so excited! And nervous. And happy. And sick of swimming :) I have to plan my swim days around the days I wash my hair. It's annoying.

-I adore having a new baby. I absolutely love it. He is so sweet. I cannot get enough of him smiling at me. I will take 50 pictures of him in a 5 minute time frame. When I hear him laugh, I can't keep a smile off of my face.

-Laylah is turning 8 in three short months. I can hardly believe it. She is growing up so much and is such a responsible, lovely young lady. She is the greatest helper. How is my baby girl old enough to be baptized? I don't get it.... where does time go?

-Along with that last one.... we are planning our summer trip to Utah. We're coming in July and I can hardly wait! I am so excited to be home. Laylah will be baptized there, we are going to Bear Lake with my family, Andy and I will be going to my 10 year highschool reunion, I'll get to meet 4 new babies that will be born this spring to family and friends, and we will also celebrate Jonah's birthday while we're there. What a fun trip. So excited.

-Jonah and I have been getting along much better lately. I tend to clash with 5-6 year olds and we had not been getting along so well. I went through it with Laylah and now with Jonah. I've even noticed it starting with Daphne. They just really annoy me. But, it's gotten so much better. It makes me happy.

-I am so glad I went to hair school. It is such a great, creative outlet for me. I adore doing hair and creating "masterpieces" and having someone feel better about the way they look. The extra money is just a bonus :)

-Daphne is a crack-up. She is so hilarious and everyone is constantly telling me how great/funny/smart she is. Don't worry, I don't tell her this. We don't need her cocky little attitude to get any cockier ;)

-I truly love my family and I am so grateful, every day, for my many many blessings. It makes me happy to think about how much my Heavenly Father must love me. Even on bad or hard days, which seem like a more common occurance lately because I don't always have the best attitude (still working on that pessimistic side of myself), I still know He is always there for me. Always.

-I really love to cook and bake these days. Love it. I love finding new recipes and creating delicious meals. It's fun. On that note.... my kitchen timer just dinged. We're having bakes sausage, spinach, and mushroom omelet along with english muffins, orange juice, and fruit for dinner. Yummy yum.

What's on your mind lately?


Tara said...

I like reading what is on your mind and I want you to come and make me dinner. I am excited that you are coming to Utah in July! I bet you can't wait. I hope that bebe gets better soon:(

Tara and David said...

Girl you just spoke what is on my mind...except a few things. RSV is so not fun. My 6 week old nephew just got home from the hospital after being there a week with RSV. So not fun. I can't believe that you have never been a primary teacher, man you have lucked out. In our almost 9 years of marriage and 6 different wards, 4 of those wards were/are in the primary. Lets get together when you come in the summer. We will have new babies to meet.

Shana Smith said...

Oh Sarah, I totally agree with you on losing the hair. It scares me so badly that I dont look forwrd to washing or styling it everyday! S.C.A.R.E.S me. I love having baboes but really hate the hair afterward... I too am in the primary, I teach the 5-6 year olds and man are they rambunctious. I would much rather have a primary calling then relief society! You amaze me, you really are super Mom, so amazing to your darling kids...

Josh and Jess Pace said...

I didn't know u had a blog! It's cute...