Monday, January 17, 2011

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Sickies

We've been hit with the sickness this week.  Our sickness?  3 strep and 1 almost bronchitis.  Let's just say not much around the house has gotten done.  Kids were feeling great & I thought I was too yesterday so we went to the fair.  Today is a different story.  I'm exhausted and I've got a ton of homework to do.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Campus Observations

#1 - Most people are rather polite.  People hold doors open for one another all the time.  And I haven't heard all that much profanity.  In fact I've heard more at Sportsman's in 1 day than I have the entire time I've been on campus so far.

#2 - Not everyone is as excited about their schooling as I am. LOL I'm sure that will wear off, but I kind of hope it doesn't.

#3 - As the day goes on the hill on campus gets steeper. LOL

Monday, August 30, 2010

4 Years Ago

Can you believe that 4 years ago this beautiful girl was born?  I can't.  She's amazing!!  Funny, charming, caring, a bit rebellious, and cute to boot. We celebrated tonight with Grandma & Grandpa McKinnon and the aunts & uncles.  Boy did she have fun!

Birthday Dinner Menu:

HM Chicken Nuggets
Fried Red Potatoes
Carrot Sticks
Grape-Cherry 7up Jello

Cake & Ice Cream, duh!!

 Happy Birthday Myelle!! 
 I love you!!

Thanks Christine for the awesome cake!! You did a great job
& Myelle loved it!

Oh Boy Birthday Dinner with the special birthday plate!

Friday, August 27, 2010

First Week

Classes started this week at ISU.  I go on Tuesdays & Thursdays this semester.  I'm loving it.  Loving being on campus & learning in my classes.  I feel like I'm no longer stagnant; that I'm headed in some kind of direction and that makes me happy.  It's also motivated me to work harder at home since I have less time at home. 

Favorite things:  Marching Band, watching my kids' excitement to ride the bus, class discussion & lecture(I hate textbook reading :P) and of course my awesome hubby and all his support through this

The kids started school this week too. :D  While I'm in class they get to be in ISU's Early Learning Center.  They are loving it & had a good first week also.  They seem so grown up as they grin when I pick them up & they want to tell me about their days.  Even Ben just chatters away telling me about his day. LOL Wish I had a translator.

I sure wish I had my camera to take our picture on the First Day of School.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Like A Refreshing Rain

If you live in Southeast Idaho you couldn't miss the smoke covering the valley.  Hazy, dirty, smoky.  Then in the afternoon the clouds opened & it downpoured.  The rain cleared away all that filthiness.  The air was fresh, crisp, & clean.  Everything was brighter and bolder.  The grass was greener, the sky was bluer,  the grain fields were more golden. Life was good & beautiful.  It was a fitting scene for a Sunday and I couldn't help but think of how going to church & taking the sacrament is like a refreshing rain.  The grit and garbage that we're exposed to everyday is washed away.  I haven't been able to make it to church very often lately because I've been working so much on Sundays.  I'll be so glad when I'll be able to quit working Sundays & go to church for that weekly refresher.  Life will be bolder, brighter, & more beautiful and that feeling of all that will carry me through the week.  Until then I'll try to make the best of it and remember my prayers & scriptures and soon my life will be refreshed like after a good rainstorm.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Home Again Home Again Jiggety Jig

After an awesome week at Grandma Wood's house Myelle is glad to be home...I think. :)  A week filled with fishing, cows, rabbits, the fair, & the rodeo I don't think she wanted to come home. LOL  She did miss her little brother though & he missed her.  I wish I had the camera to take a picture of her trying to hug & kiss him when we met them at the mall.

I will miss the peace & quiet.  Myelle's already mothering him & bossing him around which makes him mad. Ben can't talk a lot & when he's mad or wants something he just screeches. He gets mad at Myelle a lot and he always wants whatever Myelle has.  Thus lots of screeching ensues.  And they both get a big kick out of teasing the other. Oh those kids might be the death of me!