Friday, April 8, 2011

Watch Out World

I have started a new blog. It's not to replace this amazingly popular blog ;) but it's a place I can safely? express my opinions without it clouding up my family blog.

It's called, "PLACE OF REST." You should check it out. I'll warn you- it's my unfiltered thoughts. If you know me- you know I can be a little head strong about some things I think about. This is everything from religion to politics to soap boxes!


I'd love for you to come check it out.

Monday, April 4, 2011


I have mentioned before how reading other women's blogs can be a tad depressing. Why? It's hard not to realize everything I don't do while I see these amazing blogs. "Today I built a house!" Well- not that intense, but you know what I mean. 

When General Conference was over (A world-wide conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints twice a year. The President of the church-The Prophet- and his the 12 Apostles speak on topics they feel are important for us to hear... the text of the conference will be available tomorrow), Ben and I were talking about what we each learned. His first, and smart, response was, "I learned that I need to tell you that I love you more often." Good boy (he actually tells me that a lot already. I didn't think that was something he should have heard!)!! When it was my turn to answer, I remembered Richard G. Scott's remarks about his wife. The way he described her brought tears to my eyes.  I want to be described like that! And I know I am NO WHERE near that description.

With all that being said, I think that subconsciously motivated me to be productive today!! My boys and I have been sick all week and weekend, so our house was needing to be cleaned. The dishes were piling up and the laundry was backed up due to a couple loads of just vomit clothes! hooray.  Anyway, it's only (or already- depending on what world you live in) 2:30 and the kids are both napping.  Because this is the closest thing I have to a journal (I know- another thing to work on), I want to REMEMBER what helped get me motivated... because I know I'll need the reminder tonight, tomorrow, and 10 yrs down the road.

Here is what I've done so far :)

 Dishes (Ben helped). But I still have another sink full to get going.

  LAUNDRY! Ah- laundry.
The two loads on the top are to do laundry, the dark are the folded, and there is a load in the washer and dryer. I also put the two ALREADY folded clothes of the boys away (not pictured).

I'm actually most proud of these. Grant helped. We made these for lunch. I thought he may be more inclined to eat his lunch if he made the bread himself. I'll do another post later about that.

While I still have a lot more to do, I'm feeling good about what has been done. I could stop and focus on the things I have NOT done (like shower, put MY clothes away, clean the bathrooms, vacuum the floor, go through things in the garage for a yard sale this weekend... the list never ends).  
If you're reading this and need motivation to do ANYTHING on your to do list, here it is! I DID IT (or I'm starting to do it)! That means you can too. 
But I'm sure if you're reading this, you are one of the moms I would love to be like :)