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35 They were desirous to be baptized as a witness and a testimony that they were willing to serve God with all their hearts; Mosiah 21:35

"Make sure they remember joy yesterday, experience joy today, and anticipate joy tomorrow."

Motherhood Mission Statement

To provide a loving environment that is centered around God and His commandments while effectively teaching my children to love, honor, and respect all Men no matter the race, creed, or background.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

31 Years

Is this the face of a 31 year old woman?  YES! 
I honestly can not believe I am 31.  I am excited for this time in my life.  I have grown so much over the last 5 years and I am excited to see who I become of the next 5 years. 
30 was such a great age.  I find that I am not scared to grow old.  I love the new challenges and adventures that happen as we get older. 

I usually name a bunch of things my kids are doing in their lives as we celebrate their birthdays, so I will list a bunch of things that are happening in my life.

I am still singing! 
Although, I feel like I have taken a major step backward with my voice, I hope it will eventually pay off as I learn new techniques and master them.
Tap Dancing
Performing on stage

Now on to the mushy stuff
I am a Wife. 
I love my husband.  He understands my weirdness and accepts it.  He is my best friend.
I am a Mother.
I have the best two little boys a mother could ask for.  Spending my days with them has been rewarding and difficult all at the same time.

I am truly blessed and so grateful for my family. 
Happy 31st to me!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Can I get a "here, hear"?

Why is it so hard to play with my children?  Why does my mind take me to a million different places rather than be right in the moment playing cars or trucks with the boys?  Why do we as parents, feel like there are so many other things we could be doing, rather than playing with our children?  For example, I can walk outside and sit down in the chair to watch the boys or spray them with the hose, when all of the sudden I remember I wanted to mop the floor today, or text someone on my phone, or worse, play a game on my phone.  I want to be more in the moment with my children.  I feel like we are conditioned to multitask so when it comes time to focus on just one task it is nearly impossible.  WHY? 
Like giving my boys a bath... I always want to drag my phone in with me so I have something to do while they are playing in the water!  Do you feel like this, too?  Or is it just me?  Can I get a "hear, here"?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June Randomness

Edward snatched the camera and actually figured out how to use it (as if it is hard) and took a few pictures of some interesting subjects around the house.  I did a little project with the boys and made some stars for their rooms at night.  I think they will really enjoy them. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

this or that

I suppose I have been doing shows non-stop since October.  I have to admit, I am tired!  My boys are ready for me to take a break and I am really ready to get some good sleep again.  I am so blessed to have a wonderful family who support me.  My parents came for a visit to help watch my boys and they were also able to see the show.  Stephen has basically been working two jobs while I perform.  Edward and Nolen are still trying to adjust to me leaving each night to be in a show.  I am glad for a much needed break. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Just a thought

A long, long time ago I used to try to imagine what my children would look like. I would dream about them and see their eyes, their small faces, and beautiful hair; however I could never have imagined they would really be this beautiful. I love them. My dreams and imagination could never live up to reality!

Monday, June 4, 2012