Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What's keeping me from getting the packing done these days...

Well, besides procrastination plain and simple--I've been finding so many things to occupy or divide my attention lately.
  • Mallworld on Facebook. Seriously, it's not bad enough that I have a bad shopping habit, now I'm on this thing twenty times a day making sure my shop is full and ready for customers.
  • Playing and re-playing Jack Jack Attack for my boy's sixty times a day. It is pretty cute and it's hard for me to not sit there and enjoy it with them.
  • Shopping. It seems like everyday there is something I need to run to the store for. Milk, posterboard for some school project, packing boxes that I'm not doing too good at filling up, packing tape. Of course, what should be a quick twenty minute jaunt to the market usually ends up taking an hour and a half to two hours.

And then, when I'm actually in the moment, ready to fill up an empty box--I look around the room and become overwhelmed by all the stuff. Like a deer caught in the headlights, I don't know which way to go.

Less than two weeks to D-day and I've still got a lot to do. I think Jon needs to confiscate the computer along with my debit card and then maybe I'll get something done. (Just don't tell him that!)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Guess who's 3?

Happy Birthday to my little monsters.
I can't believe they made it to three!!
I can't believe I still have hair.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It was too quiet...

These are all the clothes from their drawers.
When I opened the door Jason automatically covered his hears, waiting for me to start yelling.
I guess I woke up on the right side of the bed this morning cause I just found it funny. No yelling.
I've been meaning to go through their clothes anyway, so I guess this is good motivation.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Favorite sign Friday?

um, I don't know. Trying to think of a clever title....

I love this sign, it's on the 15 southbound in Vegas. By AdAmerica, always God related. They just changed it to this recently.

Seeing it always brightens my day.

Friday, July 9, 2010

My heart faileth me

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D&C 45:27 And the love of men shall wax cold, and iniquity shall abound.

So, lately. I've been having a real problem with other people. I have to wonder, is it them or is it me?

A few weeks back there was that little incident with the rude woman in the Walmart parking lot.

Tuesday at work, I had a nasty little conflict with a rude customer (hence, my last facebook post). I became rude too. I couldn't help myself. She would argue that I was rude first, but I honestly don't see it that way. I had to be rude to be heard and then things got ugly.

I'm finding it real hard these days to love my neighbor. I love my family, and all my bloggy buddies, and the wonderful people in my ward--but after that, I'm done. It's pretty easy to love the people who are kind to me, all the rest--not so much.

Do you think it's a sign of the times? I've blogged before about how it seems like people are just so unhappy these days. I know the economy has a lot to do with it. Perhaps that scripture about mans heart failing them means more than just heart attacks? I'm failing at loving my neighbor.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010


Well, for us right now it's track break. The girls go back to school Monday for about a month and then they'll be done with this school year. They'll have three weeks of "official" summer break and then their new school year will start.

So here's the view in backyard this morning.....unfortunately those are not rain clouds. :(

This just cracked me up. The boys have their outside toys all huddled together. Reminds me of the pioneers circling the wagons.

Here's the view indoors at about 9:00 this morning.....

Oh those lazy hazy days of summer!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Birthday America!!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!
~~~America the Beautiful
~~Katharine Lee Bates

We sang this in church last Sunday, and this particular verse really, really choked me up.

God Bless America!! And God Bless our troops!!
Hope you all have a happy and safe 4th!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

cons and pros

I just have to say that the worst thing about selling your house (at least so far), is trying to sell it while still living there. We've only had a few showings so far, two on Saturday and one yesterday. The first one Saturday was not bad, we were already planning on going out to look at apartments. The second one Saturday was a little inconvenient. Jon had just put Justin down for a nap and begun to relax a little himself, when our realtor called to say someone was on their way. So, he loaded everybody into the car and went and parked at the school across the street until they were done.
Yesterday, I had just got home from a few errands; just finished lunch. Justin was again just drifting off to sleep and I was getting ready to get in the shower to get ready for work. The realtor texted me that some people would be by in twenty minutes, would it be ok? I guess maybe I'm a little too accommodating sometimes. I said sure. We quickly picked up the house, loaded into the car (sleeping Justin and all), and headed down the street. I didn't want to go too far, cause I wanted to be able to come right back when they were done so I could get ready for work. Well, forty minutes later the realtor still hadn't shown up. He finally did, just a little past two o'clock. He quickly looked around and left. Wait a minute. Where's the potential buyer? The realtor just wanted to have a peek? If I had known that I wouldn't have left the house. Couldn't he have looked at it while we were there? sigh. So much for my shower.
So, really-that's my only gripe so far. Of course, we haven't even begun to deal with the bank yet, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Enough of the negative. Want to know some of the awesome things about our soon to be new home?

  1. In n Out Burger is less than five minutes away. Oh yeah baby!!! Looks like my new In n Out diet begins real soon!
  2. Target and Ross are within walking distance.
  3. The mall is within walking distance.
  4. There's a cute little park just a hop, skip and a jump away. The boys love to go to the park.
  5. Community pool. Now, I know that might not be a real perk for those of you with your own pool, but I am glad for the girls. They love a pool in the summertime and I really don't care to have one of our own. With my two little hooligans, I'd have to be constantly on my guard.

Numbers two and three seem really cool to me, but honestly, it could be detrimental to my budget. I'll have to try to contain myself to window shopping mostly.