Life has been totally crazy last week! I feel like life needs to slow down a little. But it’s inevitable with the holidays. Last Friday I drove 4 hours to pick up my niece and nephews to come stay with me for the weekend while their parents went out of town for their anniversary. I left at 10:30 am, got there at 2:30 pm – with a stop for lunch and a stop for the bathroom, then we left at 4:00pm and got home at 7:30. It was totally crazy. I was tired after being in the car all day long. Luckily I only had Parker.
Saturday night we kept my other niece and nephew as well because their parents wanted to go out for their anniversary. (In our Fam, there is an Anniversary on Nov 18, Nov 19 and Nov 22) We had the kids (all 7 of them) in bed and asleep by 9 pm. My parents listened for them while we went to see the 11:30 show of Breaking Dawn. (I’ll post my thoughts on the movie in another post)
We got home about 2 and when I walked in to check on the kids one of the nieces told me the bed was cold. I thought it’s because she was barely covered. When I went to cover her, the sheets were wet. Poor thing had wet the bed and we had to change the sheets. We got in bed about 3 and Parker came and got in bed with me at 4:45 — I was tired the next morning when we got up at 7:15!!
I was amazed we were on time to church! Sunday everyone was over to eat lunch and my sis-in-law said that she needed to make a grocery list and that she wanted gumbo but didn’t like how hers turned out last time. I told her that if she bought the groceries, I’d cook! So last night everyone was back over for gumbo — sadly it didn’t taste right. But it was okay.
Tonight she is getting the stuff for me to make chicken taquitos! I could get use to this. Not having to go to the grocery store. Just have to cook! That would be fantastic if every day was like that
I attempted to make pie crust today from scratch. I have never made pie crust and I have never made a pie…we’ll see how they turn out…
This weekend our church had conference and it was amazing. Elder Holland came and spoke to us and switched out our Stake Presidency.
Our family had the opportunity to feed Elder Holland. He was so polite and funny. He shook our hands and told my mom that he would like to fly in every weekend for her to fee him! He also told Mom that she was his very own Betty Crocker or something like that. Before my dad could introduce Kari, Elder Holland told her she looked just like my mom.
He also talked to Riglee and said that she was the pretty little girl that he saw being passed around Saturday night at conference. Haha — She started out sitting with Adam’s Parents and then was ready for her bottle so I had to go get her from them…
It was a pretty amazing experience and I’m glad I suffered through my back pain to attend and help mom feed him and the Stake Presidency. I am sad that I missed out on Sunday feeding them lunch. I came home and My parents, sister and sister in law got to sit at the table with Elder Holland and visit with him while he ate his lunch before he headed to the airport. What a neat experience that would have been.
Have you ever seen the movie White Christmas with Bing Crosby? You know when the sisters, Betty and Judy, sing the song Sisters?
The words go a little something like this:
There were never such devoted sisters,
Never had to have a chaperone, No sir,
I’m here to keep my eye on her
Every little thing that we are wearing
When a certain gentleman arrived from Rome
She wore the dress, and I stayed home
All kinds of weather, we stick together
The same in the rain and sun
Two different faces, but in tight places
We think and we act as one
Those who have seen us *
Know that not a thing could come between us
Many men have tried to split us up, but no one can
Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister
And Lord help the sister, who comes between me and my man
Well I’m pretty sure I have the best sisters ever.
I talk to them almost every day – just to chat and see what’s going on.
The oldest one planned and did my whole baby shower for Riglee.
She lets us go visit whenever we want.
She came the Saturday after Riglee was born just for the day to see us.
She calls and checks on me all the time.
Yeah, she’s pretty much amazing.
The younger one has taken Parker as her own.
Really, She’s Parker’s second Mom.
She babysat for us when Riglee was born (her husband helped too).
She bought Riglee the cutest newborn clothes after she was born because she was so tiny and only had like 2 newborn size outfits.
She let Parker spend the night so we could have some much needed quiet/relaxation time.
Yeah, she’s pretty much the bomb dot com.
I really appreciate both of them and everything they do for me and my fam.
Have you seen the Movie Dear John? Have you heard about it? Have you read the book?
Well I haven’t read the book, but I finally watched the movie tonight. There were parts that I absolutely loved and there were parts that I hated and I wanted to jump through the screen and knock some sense into Savannah (the main girl) (I especially hated the ending). I don’t want to give anything away for those of you who are wanting to see it and haven’t yet. But I will tell you there are parts that will make you cry and parts that will make you laugh and then you will cry some more. I’m not usually a crier in movies. I teared up a little bit watching My Sister’s Keeper and it was hard to fight back the tears. Tonight, There is no way to fight. They just continue to rush down my cheeks and hit the pillow.
I have had a long time to think tonight while watching the movie. Adam fell asleep almost immediately when his head hit the pillow. Which was fine, because I was watching a chick flick and he is tired from staying up late helping me with Parker and the house and getting up early to head to work everyday. I joke that his job is an easy job, but at times it isn’t and it can be very frustrating for him. What would I do if Adam was gone for long periods of time? I would be lost without him. He is such a trooper. He gets up and goes to work. When he gets home he takes care of Parker so I can have me time and cook (haha yeah like I cook every night) and clean and blog and read other blogs. Adam is the one that bathes Parker every night. He takes him to bed. He does whatever I need/want him to without complaining (most of the time). He is so good to us and what would we every do without him. When he comes home, Parker gets excited and throws his arms up in the air to greet him. Life is hard at times and I get frustrated easily. I am glad that I married a man that puts up with me. Give me me time. Helps with Parker. Lets me buy whatever I want and go wherever I want. He’s caring and laid back. Generous and Kind. Sweet and Loving. Funny and a Hard Worker. I love him and grateful for him. He’s amazing and I am glad I have him in my life.
I am big on families and family time. I wish my family spent more time together. I see people on Facebook talking about how they are getting together with fam and it really make me jealous. I wish my family was like that. I am trying so hard to be a better person and to not fight with anyone. It has truly helped me have a better outlook and positive attitude. I can’t wait until we all get together for my nephew’s baptism next month. I am so proud of him and the choices he has made.
I don’t know why I am so emotional tonight and how I got from critiquing Dear John to talking about my family, but I did. Please know that if I have ever offended you or hurt you in any way I am truly sorry. My goal (besides losing 1000 lbs) is to be a better person. Be nicer to people and maybe good things will come from it.
Until Next Time this is Good Night.
Today is the first of the month, which means for a lot of America PAYDAY! Today we see our bank accounts shoot up to high high numbers and then watch the accounts dwindle right before our eyes as we pay each and every bill.
Today as I was looking at our gas bill, I noticed that it said there was a credit on the account and that we didn’t owe any money. That’s odd. I haven’t been over paying the bill. (I always get worried when bills say there is nothing due – I always think it’s a typing error and usually pay it anyways.)
So I call the gas company and there is an over 50 minute wait, but they have this call back thing so you don’t have to sit on hold for 5,000 years and it supposedly calls you back when it’s your turn etc. Works for me. All I had to do was enter the phone number I wanted them to call me back at and my name.
They called back and I explained my dilemma about not having to pay and they explained that because we have paid on time on our account consecutively, we got our deposit back that we paid 2 years ago. There is going to be a credit on next months bill too!!
One of my student loan bills has said for the past few months it isn’t due until four months later, however, I still continue to pay it, because I am scared it’s just a typing error and month after month, it comes back and says it isn’t due for another four months…