Saturday, May 17, 2008

How many e-mails do you get?

I got home from a 2 day P.T.A. convention last night and had almost 500 e-mails (not all of them were new) in my inbox! At what point do you just delete it all without looking and not feel guilty that you might have deleted something earth-shatteringly important? I guess I should have paid better attention in my "Effective Time Management" class yesterday.

Steve took the boys to the Stake overnight camp out last night. I heard a key in the door at about 11:00 p.m. They got up there and had the tent, but no poles or stakes. Oh well, they had a great time while they were there and Steve saved himself a backache!

Monday, May 12, 2008

How We Spend Our Days

Nate earned his Wolf at Pack Meeting a few weeks ago. He's also keeping us really busy running him to piano lessons, baseball practice and Scouts. Way to go Nate!!!!!

Mason is...well just a nut! He needed to wear his glasses that day so he could see. He wore them constantly from breakfast to bedtime. He has become obsessed with playing Club Penguin on the computer. He gets up early before anyone else and logs himself onto the internet and plays on the Club Penguin website. Yes, he's just 4.

Last week at Stake Conference there was a talk about how we should be raising our children. There was a story cited about how well children should be behaving. The opinion was that if a child was not completely obedient and tantrum free by age three, parents were in for a long life of trouble. Could I be any more freaked out right about now?

Lexii is doing awesome. She is working full time at Salon Tantrum and loving it! She has to work on commission, but I watched her count out $91.00 in just tips the other day so I think she's doing pretty well already. Her transition to adulthood is going pretty smoothly (for her that is). I still can't help waiting up for her and making her call me after she gets off work every day. She thinks I'm quite nosy. Hey, what are moms for?

Friday, May 9, 2008

Emma Smith Movie

Steve and I went and saw this movie a few weeks ago. It was so good. I highly recommend it. I think that sometimes we forget that everything that the Prophet went through Emma went through also. This movie will break your heart (yes, even Steve cried). She was an incredible woman.

Emma Smith: A Woman of Faith - Joseph Smith


Yeah!!! After many, many months of saying I was going to do this, I finally did. I first must say Thank You, Thank You to Lexii for all her help. Through this process I've learned that she does in fact have patience. I am so not computer savvy. Her parting words to me after hours of help was "Mom, don't touch anything- you'll screw it up". After getting over being offended, I did in fact mess it up. Luckily, she knows me well enough to have saved it. Thanks also to Natalie for her link to, they have awesome paper.

I'm hoping this blog will be a connection to the people that we don't see often enough and it will let you all know what is going on in our lives. Time goes by so fast. Kids seem to grow even faster. Hopefully this will help you to not miss a thing.