Friday, May 25, 2007

What have I done this week?

So I finally have a second to write something on my blog. What do I write about? I know, I will write about what I have done this week. Great Idea.......but what have I done this week?

I have killed 1 Giant Cricket:
I am sorry to admit that I am a bug killer. I hate admitting this, especially to my mother-in-law who is so kind to all living creatures. And I know that I should have compassion and just pick them up and move them outside to roam free but my fear gets the better of me and I have to take immediate action. Monday, as I was putting Emma down for her nap, I saw a HUGE bug on the recliner chair in her room. Not wanting it to get near Emma I quickly grabbed a shoe and slammed the shoe down on top of the creature. Now obviously I wasn't thinking clearly or I would have remembered that good ole' Newton teaches, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." And that reaction being that if you throw something down on something padded, it bownces! So as the shoe and cricket came flying towards me I screamed and I mean SCREAMED (like a little girl, as Mark would say). And then Emma screamed. And then I laughed. And then Emma didn't know what to do. Needless to say, the cricket passed and all is right again.
I took Emma to the Doctor to find she had gained 2 pounds:
Emma has had a little trouble gaining weight lately. In our series of doctors appointments a decision was finally made to start her on formula. A decision that was extremely difficult for me as I wanted to nurse her exclusively for a year. After a few days of formula Emmas mood changed dramatically. She has been happier, more socialable, and a lot easier to soothe. I have felt such a calming feeling that this change although very difficult for me was one that was necessary and most beneficial for Emma. When we went to her appointement this week the doctor came in and couldn't believe that she had gained 2 lbs in just one week. She insisted that the nurse re-weigh her. She is still (as our friend Roger Hall says) a "dainty girl" but now she's got a little meat on her.
I went to WINCO 3 times:
I don't know what my deal was this week with the grocery store but we have become very close. First, I walked from our house to the store for milk on Monday, then on Thursday I made two trips, once for cheese and once for bread. I really do need to get better about making a shopping list.

I gave Emma 4 baths:
I know there have been 5 days this week (according to my calender that starts on Monday), so yes she was a little stinky for a day. I have actually thought a lot about how much you are suppose to bathe your child. My mom thinks that a child shouldn't go a day without a bath and she faithful washed all her kids everyday. I on the other hand try very hard but somedays the forces are against me.

So for your blogging pleasure, those are a few things that I DID do this week.

You know, since Emma was born I have not been able to accomplish my usual daily tasks and therefore I have been defining my days as unproductive. But from now on I am going to try my darndest to take note of what has been done and remember to recognize the product of my labors no matter how insignificant they may seem at the time.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Let me explain...

I try very hard not to be the boastful type, but my expressive side that needs to explain everything in great detail sometimes gets in the way. So I am sorry if this sounds braggy but I feel like I should explain a few reasons why

I truely have been blessed in my life. This is our little family. We are few in numbers, but not in personality. (Although Emma has most of it!)

I'm lucky enough to be married to the most handsome, compassionate, adventurous,

did I mention HOT,

patient, kind, understanding, funny,

sweet, and devoted man.

He is a great husband and father

and I am the luckiest girl to be sealed to him for time and all eternity.

I get to be the mother of a happy, passionate, smart little girl who I am certain will be teaching me more than I could ever teach her.
She has many faces,






and just dang Cute!

Before you have a baby you hear many people say how hard motherhood is, but that it is even more rewarding. Well, by golly they are right! I couldn't have imagined the struggles, but I couldn't have imagined the joy that I feel when I squeeze her or hear her laugh. I am the luckiest because I get to wake up to this little girl every morning!

I use to live in Hawaii. HELLO! How lucky was I to live in paradise?

Not only did I have a tan year round for three years, man do I miss that, but Mark and I met there and I am and the luckiest that it will always be home to us.

I have travelled to many exciting places!

Cape Town, South Africa

London, England

Maui, Hawaii

Just to name a few! I am the luckiest to have had these opportunities of a lifetime.

I grew up in a loving home with parents who loved me and taught me the right way. And with siblings who were a great example to me.
(sorry this is the most recent and complete family pic I have)

I also grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In which I have been blessed to know who I am, where I came from and where I am going, it's a knowledge that blesses my life everyday!

I am the luckiest!