2017 Family Moto


6 And I was led by the Spirit, not knowingbeforehand the things which I should do.

7 Nevertheless I went forth...

1st Nephi Chapter 4:6-7

"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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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This is 36

Today is my 36th birthday!
I am so happy.  
I have not been this happy in my adult life.  
I remember the amazing times I had as a child and a teen.  It was so fun to laugh with my best friends about anything and everything.  I have finally found my way back to a mature state of happiness.  It is a different kind of happy.
This last year I learned a lot about myself and the relationships I want in my life.  I have found deep meaningful relationships that I want to treasure always.  I have spent quality time with the people I love.  I make memories with the friends and family that matter the most to me.  I am so grateful to the people in my life that take time away from their priorities to spend quality time with me.  
I worked incredibly hard to lose weight and love myself this year.  It has been a major learning curve, but worth all the effort.  I am back to my old ways of waking up early to exercise and that has made a huge difference in my life.  I don't have to sacrifice time with my family just so I can exercise.  
I am truly loving life.
Here is to a great year!!





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Friday, June 23, 2017

Recitals in June

These two boys are just amazing!  I have been teaching them piano for a year and a half now.  They are getting better at practicing each day (and I am getting better at making sure they practice every single day)!  I have found a pretty good system that motivates my boys to practice.  After school, the boys have to do their chores, practice the piano and cello, and finish any homework that is sent home.  Then they can earn their 1 hour of ipad time.  It also helps me remember to stay off the ipad or computer until that one hour a day.  I limit myself and them at the same time!  I have to say, it is SO hard!! 
This summer is no different.  I scheduled ipad time for 2:00 in the afternoon and the boys have lots of little things they have to get done before they can get their ipad.  One of them is practicing their instruments.  I love hearing them learn and grow each day.  I have also LOVED watching each of my students grow and gain confidence.  I love teaching piano!!  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2017 Swim Team

Swim team is officially in season!  The boys have done three swim meets and have loved every minute of being in the pool.  They made some great friends on the team this year and they love hanging out with them every morning at practice.  These two boys work their hardest to get better at each stroke.  Nolen has improved greatly since last year and Edward's times are at least 5-10 seconds faster than last year.  His favorite stroke is breast stroke.  He usually gets first place at the meets!  Nolen loves the back stroke.  He is getting better and better each day!



Saturday, June 3, 2017

First swim meet of the season!




Today was the boys first swim meet this year! Nolen is swimming on the competitive team this year and loving it! He is a much stronger swimmer after swimming last fall. Edward has grown tremendously over the last year. His strongest stroke is still breaststroke. Nolen did amazing in the back stroke which is his favorite stroke.
Two nights ago, Nolen fell and his tooth went through his upper lip. He knocked his front tooth out. Luckily, it was a lose baby tooth. There was blood everywhere! I was a bit worried about swimming today, but he did great. We had a fun time at our first swim meet!