Friday, April 22, 2011

A little about me

Hi, I'm Emily a stay at home mom with five littles. I enjoy doing a lot of things, but my days are mostly filled with cooking, playing, sewing, couponing, and making messes. Thankfully I enjoy them all, if you notice I didn't put cleaning, something I do but don't enjoy as much as the others.
My kids and I enjoy learning new things, their ages are 6 months, 2, almost 4, 5, and 8 years old. With such a wide ranges of ages we are learning something everyday.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Last Three Days ...

I'm not kidding when I say that in the last three days I've seen my husband a total of eight hours. I don't count sleeping because my eyes are closed and I can't see him. I use to think that you marry someone to be able to be with them all the time, I was wrong. Don't get me wrong I'm very grateful that he has a job that pays our bills. I just wanted to say to all those who tell me I have it so easy because he works from home. You stink! Just because he works from home doesn't mean I see him anymore then your husband. Probably less because after dinner guess who's down in the office trying to get more work done, yup that's my husband! I'm really lucky that he married me, but I really miss him!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Went to the Temple the other day ...

As I was sitting there I had this overwhelming feeling that there was another child waiting to come down to our family. Now I'm excited for this baby, but very nervous about what everyone will say. I know that James was willing to wait awhile, but there must be a reason for this. I'm so thankful that I've been allowed to have children. What a blessing and a trial. I'm tired a lot of the times now, but I couldn't or wouldn't give up what I have for anything else. I use to be scared to be just a mom, but what other calling in life helps you develop so many different talents. I am so blessed!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Our New Year Goals 2010

1. Read the scriptures everyday with my family

2. Go on a date with my husband every week without spending more then $30 month.

3. Spend 10 minutes a day with each kid.

4. Read the Book of Mormon on my own.

I also want to make a nativity like this...

I don't have any big goals, but I want to find joy in my journey. Be more constant!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My bucket list ...

1. Go a day without Yelling
2. See the fall colors of Prince Edward Island
3. Participate in a triathlon
4. Spend two days with my Husband's complete attention. (sorry kids)
5. Visit every Temple Open House with my family that's close to us.
6. Go a backpacking trip
7. Become fluent in Spanish
8. See a musical on Broadway
9. Pay for dinner at a nice restaurant in nothing but change
10. Write a book
11. Learn to play the piano
12. See the Grand Canyon
13. Plant and maintain my own garden
14. Visit a concentration camp in Germany (and other WWII sites)
15. Attend a ball like the one on Enchanted
16. Go camping on the beach
17. Be with my family in the Celestial Room of the temple
18. Moonwalk on the Great Wall of China
19. Kiss the Blimee stone - Ireland
20. See the Phantom of the Opera
21. Serve a mission with my husband
22. Surprise someone else with something they’ve always wanted
23. Improve my handwriting -- Calligraphy
24. Visit historical sites back east from the civil war
25. Live in a different country.
26. Go on a cruise to anywhere
27. Visit the Statue of Liberty.
28. Ride on a passenger train

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Marie-madeline studio

This blog is giving away this beautiful quilt. I would really like to win it, so I'm posting about it. If you would like to win it and give it to me, you can go here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Counting my blessings

I'm not a big fan of clothes shopping, food is another thing. I don't like to buy clothes, so I try to go only when there's a big sale so I can buy a bunch and then wait awhile before having to go again. Today was such a trip. Old Navy was having a sale on all the clearance, so I was able to buy a shirt for $3.00 instead of $18.00 or something like that. I was feeling pretty guilty for spending so much, but really two FULL bags of clothes for about a hundred dollars really isn't that much, when I could have gotten three pairs of pants for that much.

Well, I was trying to check out with my kids who are a handful. Not bad kids but busy. And when I say handful, it means that my hands are full, but not more then I can handle. My stroller over-flowing with clothes that I wanted to buy. I started to fill a little overwhelmed. Starting to question myself, when I saw another mother. She was very cute and has THREE adorable triplets who were about 6 months. They were so cute in their stroller and matching clean clothes. And I just smiled to myself. I might have a two year old and a three year old, but at least I don't have 3 two-year olds. She smiled back, because she's probably thinking "I'm going to be out of diapers at one time, instead of doing diapers for five years strait." I guess we each have our own blessings to be thankful for. I'm glad I have my kids, I really do love them.