Monday, July 28, 2014
Nor does it hurt to see these glimpses of nature, beautiful nature.
How grateful I am for life. A dear friend back home just lost here on earth his grandfather. This grandfather had a mantra: "The best thing in life, is life itself". I love life, I love my life. I am grateful for it.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Friday, August 17, 2012
I am home.
I miss home.
I planted a garden today.
I know it is way late in the season, but it is ok.
I re-did our yard in my mind all night long last night.
I sang silly songs to the kids and made raisin faces to them.
They laughed and did not know who I was :)
I did not cook today, leftovers it is.
I cried about Mackenzie's arm still being swollen.
I am rocking Kukis in my arms as I type this.
I took a nap (while at work;)
I get to organize and create a school for my kids.
I still have a LOT to unpack, but I get to do it my way and love when I see a vision of an area materialize.
I learned with Jared today that God answers prayers.
Being a Mom, I have the hardest and best job in the world!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
• 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough (original)
• 8 large marshmallows
• Melted butter
- Take one marshmallow, and one crescent roll, wrap the marshmallow with the roll and pinch the openings closed very well. Be careful not to leave sections where the roll dough is too thin, for it will break open and the marshmallow will leak.
- Dip the roll with the marshmallow wrapped inside in the butter and then roll it in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake in cookie sheet at 375 for 15 minutes. Check they are well cooked and remove from oven. If more time is needed, add one minute at a time. (the package says 11-13 minutes, but with the way this rolls end up being, they need more time, or they remain somewhat gooey and also ovens vary... so just keep an eye. But 375 for 15 minutes works well for us.
- Let them cool in the pan before attempting to remove them.
Monday, January 23, 2012
And then, during those hard days as a Mom....because see: I LOVE!!! this job of mine, but it's not by any means easy. So during the hard days, I make an effort to use my "Don't do lists" sometimes in my mind, sometimes I write it down. It goes like this: I say a prayer in my mind, or I just take a moment to ponder and center myself or I get on my knees and out loud I vocalize my 'overwhelmness' and ask to know what I need not to do that day.
For example, "Don't do the dishes, until you play legos with J" or "Don't go to the laundry until you get to read two books to M" or "Don't vaccum until after you pray and read a verse from your scriptures".
When the busy items come to the surface, then I can see the essentials and I can smile and slow down to do what will bring balance to my day.
I love my "don't do lists" as much as I have learned to love my "to do lists" (I have NOT always like lists). But my don't do lists! they give freedom... we are friends, and it's my simple way to face a challenging day or hour in my own way. It works for me and truly helps me to be a better Mom.
These treasures of mine are worth a don't do list!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
For me Mother's Day is always on the 10th of May. And I think that in my heart it will always be that way. I can celebrate with my mother then on the same day too.
I am grateful for the dream job that I have that gives me such satisfaction and such sorrow sometimes that I even have gray hair to show for it. But I know I can only grow from these experiences as a mother. I saw in my daughter's eyes today the divinity that lies in each of us. I wanted to squeeze her so tight and I realized that that feeling made my day complete. I know one day she will be a mother of her own (she tells me about it everyday) and I will remember her look as a little girl, innocent, spirited, full of ideas and energy and so huggable. I need to remember those hugs for all my kids specially when I might think is hard to extend those. Then I can continue to grow from this beautiful and hard thing in life called motherhood.
To a Happy Mother's Day! And the chance we get to learn and grow.
This video has helped me today to stop and think and feel.