Sunday, April 14, 2013

Time to update the blog.
Lots of things happened. Here are just a few.
We got a dog. She's a Yorkie and we named her Sadie.
We finished our basement. More room. Yay!
I got called to be the Ward Chorister and Relief Society Meeting Coordinator.
David got called to Assistant Scoutmaster.
We both served in Nursery for about 4 months.
We actually miss Tennessee a little.
And now I will try to keep up a little better.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Welcome Home

We are HOME!!!! After a year in Seymour Tennessee, we made it back to our home in Rigby. I just wish our belongings made it with us. We are still waiting on the truck to come. We are going on 3 weeks now without our stuff. Stupid United Van Lines! But we are home and happy!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Back... and forth

I'm taking Hannah to art yesterday, and she tells me how much she likes it here and especially her friends. She doesn't think she wants to go back! So we have David and Hannah who like it here, and me and the boys who want to go home. We're pretty sure we have to stay another year, and I'm not sure I can take it. I thought that I would like it here, but I miss home so much.

I REALLY struggle with church here, and so do the kids. I never used to hear "I don't want to go!" when we lived back home. I don't like it, either, so I hate forcing us all to go, but I know in my heart I have to go. Why did I have to get the most difficult kids to teach? They flat kill my spirit.
Chase has been miserable since we got here, and he never wanted to stay. I see how happy Hannah is, and I see how sad Chase is, and I don't know the right answer. I see how much David has changed, and I can't see what to do! I know it's not entirely up to me, but sometimes I feel like everything is on my shoulders.

Friday, March 2, 2012

March means St. Patrick's Day and lots of green!

My favorite color is green. So I love to decorate for St. Patrick's Day. Here's my mantle. Are you sick of seeing it yet? Yeah, there's Chase glued to the computer. He would play for hours if I let him.

We are right in the middle of tornado season. So far we have had 2 days of warnings this week. But we are close to the Smokies, so our chances are just a leetle slimmer, but not much. Keep your fingers crossed!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentines Mantle and things...

(No, I was not drunk while taking this pic. Not sure what happened.) Pinterest has rocked my mantle. The print and the blocks idea came from there. I had the rest.

Hannah had a sleepover with a friend from school. We really like her. The funny thing is she lives in a low area, and today it rained so much their road got flooded and we couldn't get her home. So she is going to church with us tomorrow. Coincidence?

I think that we'll bring my parents out for spring break in April. They have missed us terribly, and they need a break. Think they'll want to stay? They aren't happy with the thought that we are probably staying another year, so we want them to see us and see how cool it is here. But don't get me wrong, I still want to go back. I am just enjoying my time here. Because we are here, I am going to be able to do something life changing for myself. The date is coming up fast, and I am excited.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Maybe another year... Stay posted.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

After a rough Christmas, we are starting a new year, and I am excited. My Dad came down with pneumonia and was put in the hospital Christmas day. It was pretty serious, and I couldn't be there. But he pulled through, and now we can move forward with a fresh start. What will I accomplish this year? Well, I have something planned that will make a huge difference in my life. This is a battle I've fought FOREVER!

Have I mentioned that I love my mantle in this house? Here is my New Year's decorations. I usually don't decorate for New Years. I just move from Christmas right into Valentine's Day. But I got this cute subway art from, and I shopped the after-Christmas sales to match the colors. Then I cut the numbers from cardboard and painted them gold. Too fun. Wait until you see Valentines!