Monday, January 26, 2009
It seems our life has become crazy!! Is that what happens when you get teenagers?
Let's recap...Friday; 3 kids, 3 different places within 3 hours. Scott and I did grab some Costa Vida in between the dropoffs and pickups. The line was huge and I was so hungry! Saturday; Scott at a conference first thing in the morning. Get Alec from friends, go to bball pictures, meet Scott at bball game. Go to dance studio for Jensen, run some errands, help Kenzie get ready for friends coming over, pick up Jensen, grab dinner, hurry and eat, friends over. Spend night watching a movie in our bedroom as the downstairs was full of giggling teenage girls. Sunday; Scott at meetings, church, run Jensen home to go to ballet audition, back to church, Scott stays for financial stuff, lunch, homework and the day is over.
I am exhausted just recapping. I guess that is why I chose balance this year to work on. Apparently I need it! Any ideas on how to juggle all the stuff that bombards our lives?
I am thinking we need to get out of town for some serious family time. Perhaps that little trip to Tucson will be just the ticket.
I am grateful for my quiet Monday's. I can regroup, catch up on blogs and get ready for the busy week ahead.
What a crazy life we live!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Scott is enjoying watching the games and Alec is learning a lot from his coach and teammates. Being in 3rd grade, this is the first year that fouls are called, score is kept and the coaches have to stay on the bench. There are some challenges to this format.
The boys have figured out that winning is FUN! Saturday they checked the score nonstop. We played a great team and they kept the boys hustling the entire game. So far we have lost one game and won one game. Its all about having fun isn't it?
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I love to workout. It is "my" time. I get to release and work out any frustrations or stress. It is important to me. That is my sacred time. With that being said, it also occupies a lot of time. It takes a lot of time to get in cardio each day and weight train 2 x's a week. There are times I feel guilty for spending that time on myself. There are always plenty of other things that I could or should be doing. That is why I need to balance.
Kids! Carpools, dance, piano, swim, scouts, basketball, golf, shopping, ortho appointments, Dr. appointments, friends, movies, etc... Perhaps another driver in the house will help achieve some balance in this area.
One week ago I received a new calling in our ward. The moment I was asked to be Young Women's President I felt the pressure of this important stewardship. I also felt extremely humbled and inadequate. Such an important calling. We have great Young Women in our ward. I feel so honored to serve them.
As I pondered what my word for the year would be there was no question in my mind that balance was what I needed. Balance in scheduling, words, actions, service, being a mom, wife, friend, leader and a daughter of God. I cannot feel guilty for working out. That will help me stay focused and stress free. The laundry will still be there and I will find the time to do it. I want each moment and day in "2009" to count. Whether it be bonding with the family, serving in the church, learning to golf, cleaning house, going on vacation, playing a game or just hanging out. I realize that I need to put ME on my list each day in order for their to be some balance in my life. I have to prioritize and take each day as it comes. There will be days where I get a lot accomplished and then there will be days where I will go to lunch with friends and shop. Its all about balance.
So, here I go. Embracing "2009", my new responsibilities and trying to achieve balance. I am hoping I can do this with a little grace, some gentle reminders from my family and a lot of new memories.
Monday, January 5, 2009
19 years ago today Scott and I were married in the Boise, Idaho Temple. WOW!! Where does the time go? We were so young and cute. I am so lucky to have this guy.
- Thank you for your patience. You know me better than anyone else.
- You are my best friend. We started as friends and we still are. I love spending time with you.
- You crack me up. Its a good thing you get my sarcasm and humor.
- You keep me grounded and bring out the best in me. We truly are a perfect fit.
I can't believe 19 years have gone by. I am truly blest to have you in my life. I cannot imagine my life without you. Thank you for choosing me to be your eternal companion. I am so excited for the next 19 years.
I LOVE YOU!!