Sunday, December 30, 2012

It's Really Late (And Randomness At Its Finest) (Also, Parentheses)

I really shouldn't blog when it's late. I get pretty loopy and start making no sense whatsoever, and then people might start thinking I'm kinda crazy.... but that's nothing new, so here I am anyway. I got on the computer to write Jonah's talk for primary tomorrow (that should have been written a week ago, so he could have it memorized, but I am slowly starting to accept that I am just not one of those moms...), and instead I have been sitting here looking at other blogs and facebook and pinterest. Silly me. Also, I have already made about 7 typos because I am so tired. But I went back and fixed them, so you will never even know, except that I told you, so now you do.

We have church at 9 AM for 1 more week. I am super excited about this.... can't you tell? No? Okay..... I AM SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!!! Do you have any idea how difficult it is to get 6 people (myself, and 5 little children) ready to go to church in their Sunday Best including ironed, showered, blowdryed, perfectly coiffed hair, polished shoes (not really) and the like? It is pretty stinking hard. Andy then rolls out of bed at about ten to 9, showers, dresses, and we are ready to go (because he has no hair, lucky duck) (I am joking for the most part, by the way, (but not about the hair, he really doesn't have any) he helps me get the kids ready most of the time ;)

We went sledding tonight.... as you can see by that little gem of a picture of me up top there (frozen, red nose and all) (I really like parantheses apparently, btw). I was pretty excited, obviously. I absolutely LOVE the week between Christmas and New Year's. Especially now that we are back in Utah, it is just non-stop play, all the time. My sister is visiting, Andy's sisters are visitng, and we just don't stop going for a second. I guess that's why I fell asleep sitting up last night while I was folding laundry at midnight. You guys, that takes some real talent.

Also, I don't really want school to start up again.... and on that note, didn't the school year just start? Is it just me, or can you believe that the year is already half over?! I mean, I enjoy quiet time during the day and all when my kids are gone, but I really don't like homework. My kids have too much. Which means I have too much. And I am about to add to my load, because I don't think I have mentioned on here that I am going back to school... Yup, it's true. Me. Hitting the books again after a 10 1/2 year hiatus. It is going to be really weird. I am a tiny bit excited, but mostly nervous. What if I don't know anything and look like a totally old weirdo sitting down at SLCC? We shall se how it goes. I start in 2 weeks. Yikes.

Christmas was a blast. I will post more about that later. I just wanted to say that I loved it. Because it was rad.

Another thing.... I am debating just starting fresh and not going back to post all of the stuff I missed between the time we moved until now. It was pretty depressing there for awhile, and I didn't take a whole lot of pictures.... and I think I may have blocked certain things from my memory. Do you ever do that? At hard times in your life, do you try to erase memories of it so you don't have to think about certain trials and things? I noticed that I totally do that. Except there were a few really great things, like Jonah's awesome camp-out birthday party, and his wonderful baptism. And our fun trip to Lake Powell, and all the fun stuff we did with our families this summer. Thanks to our parents, we did have quite a great summer. Anyway, I'm still debating. Maybe I'll just do a huge post of the highlights. Hmmmm, we'll see.

Once again, I can hardly believe this year is over. It's been a looooong one. And at the same time, it has flown by.

Life is pretty good. I have a good feeling about 2013. I know, I know, I said that last year and cursed myself, but I know this year will be different. Lots of stuff happening. Good, good stuff.

I so need to go to bed.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Guess What?!?!

I know that title makes it sound like I have a totally awesome announcement, but I don't. In fact, it's really just exciting to me.

Anyway, I have the internet finally!! Do you understand how difficult it is to live without the internet? I mean, you get used to it, but sometimes it is really frustrating when you just need to check one little thing, or your kids need to use it for homework (hey, at least I got them out of homeowork a couple of times, yeah?), or I just want to look at my email to make sure I remember that one thing I was supposed to do....

So yes, it is BACK! I can finally start to write again, which I have really missed. I have a lot of catching up to do. With this busy holiday season, I probably won't get started on that until Boring January hits. Which is fine, I'm already 7.... or 8... or 9 months behind, what's one more, am I right?

Even though I just called January boring, I am actually looking forward to it. I love the beginning of a new year, a fresh start, and some new goals to accompany it. I feel like I kind of got lost in this last year of 2012. I had such high hopes for it, and it didn't quite (read: NOT AT ALL) turn out the way I had planned. We had so many changes, some good, some not-so-good. I can truly say that it was the hardest year of my life. If it stays that way, I will feel truly blessed, but I would like to have a bit of a break between trials, if you know what I mean. I feel like I have grown a lot, and I am grateful for the lessons I have learned. Mostly, I am grateful for the people in my life. There are so many thoughtful and unselfish and wonderful people. Christlike is a good word to describe the people in my life. I hope I can always remember and keep close to my heart the things I have learned over this past year. I hope someday I can pay it forward, as I would love nothing more. For now, I hope to record my life..... the good, and the bad.

I love this time of year. It is so wonderful to remember our Savior. A humble, tiny baby; the light of the world. I am so happy. My life is full of joy. I couldn't adore my children more, and my husband is the greatest. That picture at the top is on our Christmas {post}card, and it makes me smile.

If you have stuck around and still check my blog, I appreciate it! Thanks for caring :)