Monday, October 24, 2016

Bloggy blog blog

It has been awhile. Every thing is on facebook. And for a year-ish. I was posting for school on another blog.

Cody is in 2nd grade and Caden is in preschool. they are awesome. I am really glad I get to be their mom. All I ever wanted when i was young was to be a mom. I knew I wanted it more than any other job. I imagined all the great fun things I would do and how much I would love my kids. I wanted a little girl so bad, too.  Now that I have boys I can't imagine having a girl.

My family growing up was full of dysfunction. Yet, full of love and fun. Maybe my mom put the fun in dysFUNctional! I know I am not the mom I thought I would be. Kids make it a lot harder to be the perfect parent than I thought they would. Ha! Yet, every day I try and hope and pray to do better and be better.  At 39 years old I know that I don't know it all. Some days I feel like I don't have the patience to pull down my pants to pee, let alone parent and love and teach and lead and guide two of God's amazing children.  Yet, just like I don't pee my pants and I muster up the patience to move them outta the way I also some how find the strength with in me to parent.

Now if only I could get my kids to not pee their beds I would feel like a success.

I celebrate my 4 year old who can spell his name and his brothers name.

I taught when Cody said a mean thing to a girl in class. (He announced he didnt like her and he didnt want to sit by her.)  I smiled when he told me 2 weeks later he liked her and she is "kind of like my friend now, mom."

I cheered in my heart when my 8 year old told me he didn't punch the bully back even when the bully said, "Cody, just punch me two times then."  Because he knew it wasn't right and it would just get him in trouble and the bully kid was trying to get him in trouble too.

I laughed when he told me he didnt know who "Karma" was.

I thank my Father in Heaven for my mom and dad. They are amazing. I know they love me and my siblings. I know they love the Lord. I know they believe in the Plan of Happiness. I know they are not perfect but they never give up.

I am so thankful I get to be a mother and raise these boys.

I am sad I know karma all too well. But, meh. It'll be ok!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Accidental Bucket list

Here's some stuff of the stuff I've done in my life that sometimes shows up on peoples bucket list. I just did these things living my life. Maybe I should make a bucket list.
~ snorkeling in Hawaii
~ climbed to the top of a volcano
~ danced in Central Park
~ ran a half marathon at Disneyland and the surrounding area
~ worked at Disneyland
~ was an extra in a movie
~ was an audience member on America's Funniest Home Videos and the man show and Price is Right
~ danced in the show on a stage in front of over a thousand people
~ owned my own business
~ mom to two little humans
~ drove a car over at speed of a hundred miles an hour
~ had a sing off on the ferry to Ellis Island to the Statue of Liberty
~ randomly broke out into choreographed dance in the supermarket with other people
~ participated in a canoe race on a canoe racing team
~ took ice skating lessons
~ played the saxophone for 6 years
~ took belly dance classes
~ played in a dodgeball competition
~ rode in a hot air balloon

Caden is a cheese-ball!

I love this little punk! Caden is the cutest. He is funny, silly, stubborn, sweet, lil Cody's mini me. He wakes up with a smile on his face every day. When mommy is sad or upset he hugs her and says, "I'm sorry, mommy."  He has a sweet tooth the side of Kansas! He loves his friend and having babysitters. He likes to swim. He is a big Avengers fan (although he is too young for the movies.) He likes Ninka Turtles (ninja) and Mickey Mouse. Much to mommies joy he still a Toy Story fan.  He talks up a storm. He likes counting more than the ABC's. He likes board games and really tries to understand how to play. He is just under 3 years and 4 months old. He is all over me while I was trying to do some homework so I paused to blog about this little love of mine.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Church quiet time. . .

I wish...




Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Monday, October 6, 2014

Jeaniece 36 years ago Today


Happy Birthday to you my dear friend. I think I shall eat cake today. In honor of you and your general dislike for sweets.  I like cake enough for the both of us. Trying to think of something clever to write here for you and all your fans.  (He must be famous look at all his fans. Haha.) I have so much in my heart. Sometimes when I think of you I am weighed down by my memories. The nostalgia looms large and heavy in my heart. All I get to know of you now are memories and stories. No new memories. No new silly inside jokes. Well, my old swiss cheese memory needs help so for your 36th birthday I am going to take some memories out of my heart and put them on the world wide web.  Hopefully to take a tear away from my heart and put a smile out there for the world and those who knew you.  Happy day of Jeaniece's Birth.

Well here is what I've got 1 thing for each year since you were born.

1. Circa October 1978 you were born and I became a big sister and the boss of the world.

2. Circa 1982. The way you ran. Never been a child before or after with such a great run. For those of you who never saw it: When she ran her feet/calve part of her leg flipped out and a round and around. She musta burned an extra 200 calories per each step. Bahaha.

3. Circa 8 1987. It's a Jolly Holiday with Mar-weey. Mary makes your heawarrt feel Bwight.  - - The day you said your first R sound correct!

4. Aaachoo. Mickey with Hollie and Heather at Grandma's house.

5. Your original song "Peekie, you're the only one who cares for me"

6. Circa 1988 Sleeping in the back yard. Realizing it was not comfortable so we took our mattresses outside.

7.  circa 1990 sharing the bed room in Alta Loma in Junior high

8. Circa 1989 Your suit case getting swapped with that boys suit case at 6th grade camp and everyone teasing us later about the barbies.

9. Circa 2001 Driving to see Aunt Connie in Bakersfield and you car was able to tell other cars to move out of the way because you had a Jack antenna ball and so did 9000 other cars on the road. (This magically made them all be able to communicate.

10. Circa 1982 Mom washing our hair in the bath tub singing 1-1-2-2 Boogie Boogie Avenue.

11. Doing Joan's Bicycle with you

12. Circa 1989-1990  your cheerleading try out Routine.  "We're Bold with Ambition. Our Victory is near. Alta Loma Warriors, this is our year!"

13. Cool cars and Cell phones.

14. Celebrity Sightings.

15. The awesome job you did at trying out for that game Show

16. Pictures with Kirk Cameron Cardboard cut out.

17. Devouring Teen Beat Magazine together.

18. Payless.. . Getting caught at Lucky's. .

19. Circa 1988 . . Being a 10 year old with a paper route in an apartment complex almost a mile away from our home

20. Circa 1992. Summer trip to Hawaii. Saving our babysitting money to pay for our flight.

21. Circa 2013 Crazy San Francisco trip where we were all improperly dressed and you were super happy in our ball of frozen misery. Haha.  

22. Circa 2006 you calling me from the hospital when Drew was born and Ethan telling me the Dead end ghost joke. You were so happy and proud.

23. Going to a church dance in Chino or some thing and dad Farted and when we got out we were laughing about how we were wearing "ode to Dad" perfume.

24. Your speech for student body vice president

25. You reading Ramona Cleary

26. Circa 1982 Playing the dice game and making piƱatas on "quiet" Sundays in the house on Plymouth

27. Circa 1993- Tubing down the Salt River

28. Circa early 1990's - singing "High-ho high-ho, it;s off to poop we go!"  with Melissa as we carried little shovels and toilet paper trying to find a "good spot," w2hile camping at the Colorado River

29. Making "our customers" laugh, smile, and wave as we rode in the back of the station wagon on family vacations.

30. Playing Barbies and using the entire living room as their city. Oh that evil Purple pie man.

31. You falling asleep in the movie theater during the First Harry Potter Movie

32. Circa 2008 - Seeing who could just relax the longest in the pool and mom looking out the window about the time we were both in the dead man float. She ran out. Are you ok? Are you ok?  We were all like, what, what?  She thought we'd hit heads or some thing. (Note:  I was 31 years old when this happened.) 

33. Circa 1987 - Going on runs and me telling you we'd run to the pole, then getting there and running more.. Wasn't that fun?

34. Performing I'll be your Candle on the Water in that ward show.

35. Setting up all the cards at Grandma graves house and the shiffend on the way there.

36. Happy birthday to an amazing person. I miss our daily chats. I never realized how much I needed you until you were gone.  I have a whole where you were taking up space in my heart and life. I am stuffing it with memories and sweets and sugars. Mostly sugars and carbs. I love you forever plus infinity.