Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Little updates

Reagan is doing great in school.  I guess the kids stopped making fun of her on the bus.  So that is good.  Unfortunately the gifted program's credentials don't carry over state lines, so she'll have to be retested.  She isn't happy about that, but I think it will be good for her.  There is a girl in her class that goes to our ward, so she had an instant friend.

Ryan is doing good too.  Comes home and stalls with homework because it's "so hard".  But once he sits and focuses, he does just fine.  Same with him about getting tested.  I don't know if he'll get in this time though...  Maybe.  He has a friend in the neighborhood that is in his class.  Wants to call him every day.  Uh no.  He's 8.  What does he possibly have to talk about?!  lol

Ty is doing good too.  He also has a friend from his class in our neighborhood.  I hope his teacher is okay with his exuberance.  :) 

Evan is having fun with me at home.  We snuggle on the couch in the mornings.  He's such a momma's boy.  And darn cute.

Bon gave a talk in church two weeks ago about Sustaining Family Members.  It was a good talk.  I am giving a talk this Sunday about Testimony.  I haven't started it, but have been tossing stuff around in my head.

Ryan is enjoying Scouts, especially since Bon is the leader of the den.  I signed Reagan up for Girl Scouts.  I think she'll enjoy it because she'll get to earn badges like Ryan does.  She'll still do Activity Days at church too.

Bon is going to Canada next week.  So I am hoping for sanity that week.  I'm glad the kids are in school.  :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Getting over guilt

Sometimes I feel guilt for things that I should not feel guilty for.  Things that I can't control or using my own agency to make a choice that might make another's life harder or different.  I keep reminding myself that I was not put here on this earth to be a people pleaser.  I do the best I can to live an honest life and try to be happy and I wish that sort of happiness to others. (nothing happened that prompted this post, just a random tidbit from my mind)

One simple thing that I have learned to not feel guilty for is letting my kids ride home on the bus.  I don't feel guilty that they are on the bus for 50 minutes after school because it just makes my life so much easier to not have to pick them up!  It's so stress-free!

On a sad note, Bon's co-worker's husband died.  Bon texted me yesterday and said to pray for Kim's husband, that she found him not breathing.  Then after work he called and said that he had died from a heart attack.  Bon said he was 42.  So sad and so young.  Bon always worries about his own mortality and health and so I hope this will help kick start him into some healthy habits.  I want to keep Bon around as long as I can.  :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Some humor for your Sunday

Blogger is not being nice today, so sorry for the wonkiness...Today on the way home from church, we heard Ty in the backseat say to Reagan "Stop trying to talk sexy!"  Bon and I started laughing because where does that kind of comment come from??!!  Bon was able to compose himself before I was

 to ask how someone talks sexy.  Ty said that Reagan says "hey giiirl" and stuff like that.  Which made me laugh even harder.


Thursday, August 09, 2012

One part I hate about moving

has finally snuck up on me.  It's the overwhelming feeling of loneliness that happens.  We haven't been here long enough to make friends.  Book club is tonight, but I didn't get a chance to read the book.  I will make it to the next one though.  I don't think they've had any RS meetings (enrichment meetings) but I will try to make it to those also.  Oh well.  I just need to remember to give it some time and in a short while I will have friends that will want to have dinner and shop and do all the stuff I like doing.

When we sat down for church on Sunday, the bishop came up to me and told me they weren't going to sustain me that day.  He wanted to talk to me first.  I guess word got back that I cried?!  lol  Before church I asked Bon "Is there something about me that says 'I like your kids! Put me in primary!'??"  He bust up laughing at that one and even chuckled on the way to church.  I will go and do if I am truly needed there or supposed to be there.  I must have something to learn still. 

The kids started school on Monday and loved it!  They are riding the bus to and from school and I love that!  Ty claimed he didn't feel good this morning, but I made him go anyway.  I think he is just fine and didn't want to go to school.  Reagan is having some issues with some girls making fun of her on the bus, so if that continues, I will need to take action and bring out my mama bear. 

Lots of projects I need/want to get done. 

Something like this for our hallway.

I need to unpack more and maybe put something up on our walls.  A clock in our living room would be a great start....  :)

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Our new callings

will be extended to us on Sunday.  Bon is pleased with his and I cried.  Can you guess where we're going to serve???