Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spirit Week!

Well, it's Spirit Week! ...again :)

Went with S-14 to the Deseret Industries,
20 dollars in our pocket
we were looking to "pop some tabs"!

And I think we did it!!!


He's got Spirit

YA YA!!!



S definitly popped those tabs!!!

Daddy's Home!

Father and Son

Proud moment ;)


I never thought

I would have to teach my son

to put on a support tank and tights!

Love the tights!

"we need to go ...thata way!"

Got my Dora the Explorer on!

(at least he wont get lost...with his little map!)

found a few friends at the DI!

When he got to school his first words:

"maybe I overdid it"!!!?

And it is always nice

when your friends will still walk in with you!

 checkin' him out?

Way to take one for the Team!

Team 8th Grade!!!!

School Spirit

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wordless Wednesday...with a Way-back twist!

that's my boy!

....because this gives me DEJA VU!

a link -- one from Way-Back





Friday, March 22, 2013

blast from the past? -- Flashback Friday

sometime a while back i posted this.  made me smile ....

J (now 11) says:  aren't you glad you posted that...can't use white out to make this memory go away now can ya???  hahaha

Flashback Friday:

There ARE trick questions!

there are trick questions
...including the ones your kids ask you after school.

J--almost 9: does soap have wine alcohol in it?
Me: no, it has rubbing alcohol ...sometimes
J: is it the same that you can get drunk from?
Me: no, it is not
J: is it poisonous?
Me: yes, and you should never drink rubbing alcohol
J: so you could die from it?
Me: I suppose.
J: Mom, remember when you use to put soap in our mouths.

Me: ummmmm...Jeremy, you know I wasn't trying to kill you.

J---ALMOST 9: sure Mom

Why I started blogging?

Flashback to the beginning! Why I blog!?!!?

I had forgotten why I started blogging.  I read a church acquaintance friends blog tonight and one of her posts asked why others blog.  I had some thoughts...but really had to go back to my find the answer.  Deeper than that, when I read those posts from 2006 and realized I feel some of the same things now and a LOT of gratitude for a bit of growth those experiences brought it answers the question, makes me thankful I blogged, and begs another:  Why don't I blog MORE now???

I blogged then because if I didn't life would've been a blur...I would forget my kids were little once...I would be so caught up in the now that I would have little ability to remember the then.

Both moments, the now and then, bring a level of chaos that are very difficult for me to really imagine I survived ...or will survive...but when I look back to then and see that I have gotten to now I realize -- this too shall pass, and I will miss it.

I miss my littles (then) -- trying (now) to raise my bigs.  And yet....aren't my kids still little?
At 18, 16, 14, and 11...they still feel like my babies to me.

A lot has changed and, bluntly, so many things recently have hurt so much that I haven't been on the blog roll.  Afraid of shedding light to our

I kind of avoid journaling all together hoping that this part of life will not be too present in my future.

I keep waiting for a miracle to change some of the events that have happened...but God has His own timing and I am beginning to trust it a little more.  I feel like it is going to be best if I focus forward and celebrate the amazing parts of now.

Even amidst the darkness of our challenges there is an amazing light and some wonderful moments.  Those are the things I need to ponder, to journal, to express.

I think I am done waiting for some magic balm to make right the wrongs.  We are here and I need to leave a little footprint of now to look back upon.

We will not just survive this...we will thrive.

I remember the past having plenty of frustrations, and as I read my journal entries I am thankful to see the process of my strengths and growth through reading some pieces of that past.

The question begged "why don't I blog more now?" and is because I have been afraid to share me now.  So much has changed....maybe it is time for me to step back into the light!

on marriage

'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?