Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Latest Conversations

The missionaries were over for dinner and were about to leave after they gave us a spiritual thought.....
Joe:   (to the missionaries) Can you keep a secret?
Me:  (thinking in my head)....NOOOOOO!
Joe:  My talent is wetting the bed.
Where does he get this stuff????

Hannah is LOVING the Harry Potter movies and watches them often (we have all of them).  She was watching the last one the other night....

Hannah:  (after a big sigh).... Joe, we are muggles.....I know alot about muggles because I am one.
about 45 min later....
Hannah: Mom, I'm really a wizard (said with a dead serious face) and when I turn 11 I'm going to Hogwarts
Me:  You know Harry Potter is just pretend right?
Hannah: (just a words).

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Tonight Josh told me he was leaving out the door because Tori called and wanted him to go to a zumba class with her.  Tori is his girlfriend.  I laughed right out loud and begged him to let me come to watch!  I would seriously pay money to see Josh in a zumba class!  I called Zack later and told him about it and he said "that boy is whipped."  I think he's just sweet....what do you think?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The first day of school

The first day of school went off without a hitch.  Everyone was up and ready and smiling.....I wonder how long this can last?  Joe is in 3rd grade and Hannah is in 1st.  Matthew started high school, he's in 9th grade.  Megan actually started school the day after this one but went to school to help with freshman day and is now in 11th grade.  I had a lovely first day of school.......I was finally able to wake Josh at around 945.  Josh starts college next week.  Anyway, we ran some errands and then went to lunch.  I had a coupon for a free meal at Noodles :)  It was nice spending that time with him...he's growing up.  All in all it was a wonderful first day of school.
ahhhh look how loving......remember, looks can be deceiving.  

Matthew is actually smiling a cute smile and not some crazy's a first day of school miracle.

Just waiting to go in her classroom.....funny little side note, the little girl standing in the picture was crying because she wanted her mom.  I have to say that NONE of my kids have cried or wanted me to stay with them on the first day of school....I don't know if this is a compliment to me or not.

He's ready for a new year.
Funniest Conversation of the morning:

Me: Get your backpack

Matthew: I don't need it, I have nothing to bring, it's the first day of school.

Me: You will get things to bring home, get your backpack!

Matthew: I will just get papers and I can put those in my pockets.

Megan:  The kids who fold up papers and put them in their pockets are the kids who fail.


Monday, August 13, 2012

some stuff

*I took three days off from work.  I'm feeling majorly burned out at work.  There is a lot of contention going on there and although a lot of it doesn't affect me directly it's still taking it's toll.  I feel so badly for my coworkers who are having to deal with the fall out of just a couple workers who refuse to do their jobs.  I feel frustrated that our boss does nothing to remedy this situation.  It really makes it so much harder to have to my heart of hearts I want to be a stay at home mom and feel like working is ruining my mothering.  I don't know how to fix this.

*We've had three birthdays in the last while.  Matthew turned 14, Josh turned 18 and I turned 43.  I only took pictures of Matthew...I have slacked miserably in the picture department lately....I need to make a commitment to be better with that!  

*My nephew Zane stayed with us for over a month.  We always love having him and are so sad when it's time for him to go home.  I feel bad that we don't have the money to do more things when he's here....but my sister assures me that he has a good time anyway.

*School starts tomorrow.....although I like the freedom of having the kids home for the summer I know they are all ready to go back.  Josh starts college next week.  Megan is a junior now and Matthew is a freshman and will start high school!  Here's a very cool thing I learned yesterday.  They will be doing an early morning Seminary class at my kids high school!!  This is the best news!!  Aaron (because I'm at work) has to take them to the church, pick them up from the church and then take them to he can just get up and take them to the school and be done with it, it's a huge load off him in the, it's easier for the kids too. Seminary for us starts at 6am.  Both Megan and Matthew have early morning classes so this works out so well for them.  Joe will start third grade and Hannah will start 1st grade.  They both got teachers they wanted.  Joe will have his second grade teacher as she moved up to 3rd and Hannah will have the same teacher Joe had for first grade...they are both thrilled and so am I.  

*I still struggle to make Nebraska my home.  I miss my family and friends so much and I miss my old life.  I need to move forward now that it's been 4 1/2 years.  I know in my heart that going back wont' fix my so many ways my life has just not turned out as I hoped it would....I'm struggling to get over that and be thankful for what I do have.  But, I'm trying....