Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beautiful Heartbreak

I had an awesome time at Time Out For Women in St George.  I went with four FABULOUS friends and my heart was so full.  Loved this special video that Hilary Weeks made, and it was so touching.  If you would like to share your Beautiful Heartbreak I would love to hear it. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Please Help Me!!! Comments/constructive critisim welcome

So I went to Time Out For Women in St George with my girl friends, and we had a wonderful time.  We heard wonderful speakers, and listened to wonderful music.  But the thing that caught my attention the most was on speaker talking about juggling plates.  She said the thing is, soon all those plates are going to come crashing down.  Well they did and it hurt, and it still hurts.  My question is what do I drop?  Sometimes I joke with Jer that I can either be a great wife, or a good Mother.  An awesome cook who prepares 3 square meals a day (plus fun and delicious snacks) or I can have a clean house.  But put these things all on the table and I can't even pull off mediocre.  So here's the list:
  • Dance (have to drive to Monticello)
  • Work (have to drive to Moab, but I love my job and it keeps me sane)
  • Football (in Monticello, ps this is where Brother LaRose the seminary teacher is the coach.)
  • Scouts
  • Primary Chorister
  • Chopping and Hauling Firewood
  • Feeding and watering the horses
  • laundry
  • Breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • snacks
  • Cleaning
  • Paying bills
  • Reading to the kids (1 hour a night)
  • homework
  • helping in Payton's class
  • helping in Parker's Class (in Monticello)
  • Visiting Teaching
  • Hanging out with friends
  • going to the library
  • cooking with the kids
  • playing lego or transformers
  • playing playdoh or barbies
  • crafts with the kids
  • Doing Payton's hair
  • Dr Appts
  • Picking up perscriptions (this is actully not on the table I will not give it up, just trying to get perspective)
  • Exercising and watching my weight
  • Riding for Redd Ranches (take the kids with me on weekends!)
  • Watering and Mowing the lawn
  • Digital Scrapbooking
  • Blogging
  • Going on dates
  • Going to church
  • Going to the temple
  • Going to the dentist
  • Visiting Family
  • Getting Wood
  • Camping
  • Taking the Trash out, burning it and hauling it to the dump.
  • Chatting with Jer
  • Doing my hair/make up
  • Scriptures and Prayers with the kids
  • Sleeping (some people in my life have already given this up!)
Things I want to do but can't seem to fit in
  • Making cards/sending out Thank you card
  • Gardening
  • Scrapbooking
  • Visiting people from the ward
  • Crafting
  • Exercising more
  • Rodeo Club
  • Horseshowing
  • Riding
  • Reading books I enjoy
  • Sewing
  • Thinking
  • making sure my kids look nice

Okay if you have made it through this I want feedback, if you have some time saving tips I want those too.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

When our Cabin had a Sun Roof

 Every year my Dad has a terrible time with the stovepipe on the cabin.  The snow sweeps it right of the cabin.  It use to just take the stove pipe, but then my Dad had a better chimney jack made, but Mother Nature said take that and ripped the new chimney jack completly off the roof and left our cabin open to the elements.  Leaving us with this lovely sun roof, well not really we had to cut the roof open wider to fix it.  At least he tied himself off, but I 'm glad that Jer wasn't there he would have had a fit!  Everytime we would hear something hit the ground we would all cringe and pick someone to go check to see what had fallen.  Nathan and Dad rigged up a new heavy duty chimney jack, I hope that Mother Nature likes it and dosen't rip half the cabin off this year. 
 Carson building with the girls.
 Pretending not to see Aunt Stacy
 Our new sun roof, from the outside.  That is a long way off the ground. 
 New bow from Grandpa and Grandma!

 Nathan's cute dog that came up missing shortly after this picture. 
 Parker shooting high.
 Lindsay beading with the girls

Lots of fun!