Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Baily Bug!!

It's aliiiiive! Today is the day my friends- check out the link below to finally find out what all the "Buzz" (see what I did there?... I crack myself up-lol) about Baily Bug is about. It only takes a few minutes to set up a kickstarter account, pick out your goodies (each option includes at least one book) and pledge. The sooner the better. And if you would be so kind in helping us make this more "buzz-worthy" (I'm sorry it's just too easy), please share this link. Thank you all so much for your patience and support. It really does mean the world to my family and I!!! Onward Bailly Bug!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Motivational Monday- I am a Mormon woman.

I love this video.  It so conveys how I feel about myself and my gratitude for my Divine heritage!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Texts on Tuesdays

9.11.13- Konny to Me
"Still have box sitting in my car....worked 64 hours straight..may be able to get to post office by the weekend!!!!  Sorry...anxious for you to start program."

9.11.13- Me to Jordyn
"We are actually all set on food.  Thank you though;)  we will see you tonight-Baily is sooo excited!"

9.11.13- Emely to Me
"He lovely aunt!  Goodnight I'm sure your passed out!  Love ya"

9.13.13- Patty to Me
"U will have to give me some ideas what Kenai might like for his bday:)

9.13.13- Sisters to Me
"Hey weird question but what class do you go to for sunday school?"

9.13.13- Me to Marilyn
"Hi there.  So I have not heard anything about any of those jobs.  Have you?  Sorry to bother you:/"

9.13.13- Rhiannon to Me
"Coming.  Running late...As usual."

9.13.13- Beau to Me
"Holy cow..thats so cool!  And you said you werent that creative!  Those things are genius!  You remind me of mom in all the good ways;)"

9.14.13- Beau to Me
"Hey Al and Sis!  When is a good time to chat tomorrow?  I have an idea regarding the Baily Bug project and it involves the both of yuhs...if you are willing."

9.14.13- Elizabeth to Me
"I have a TON of jeans that the boys grew out of.  I have 5, 6 and size 7.  I have 4 or 5 pairs of 6's with tags still on.  If you want them, let me know and what sizes.  You can have all 3 sizes if you need them."

9.14.13- Me to Dad
"Let's go Badgers!  On Wisconsin!!"

9.16.13- Me to Alex
"I'm sorry I'm such a crappy sister.  I hope you know how much I love you and how proud I am of you for being such an awesome, talented person.  Love you!!!"

Monday, September 16, 2013

Motivational Monday- Introduction to the Church

For anyone wanting to know about my religion- Mormon/LDS/The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and how I choose to live my life and the values I base it from, please take the 10 minutes to watch this great overview of what the Mormons are all about.  I would love to answer questions or discuss any of this with you.  It is the base of all my joy and peace in this life and I want more than anything to share it with all of you! :)


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Texts on Tuesday

9.4.13- Me to ...
"Hi this is Sarah.  I just got your email about our cat.  Yes he is still available."

9.6.13- Sisters to Me
"Yessss!  We will be spiritually and physically fed at this baptism, perfect.  We are bringing Colleen too, is that ok?"

9.6.13- Me to Loren
"Ok.  Kids are doing a stupid fundraiser for school and was going to send you the info."

9.4.13- Me to Francine
"Sorry!!  Time got away from us before it was bedtime:/  rain check for Friday or Sunday?"

9.4.13- Francine to Me
"That's okay, yeah we'll try either one, let's see how the week goes.  Poor thing I bet you're tired, relax and get some rest, love you.  :)"

9.6.13- Me to Alex
"Thanks you handsome devil!"

9.6.13- Rachel to Me
"Yep I'll bring them.  Do you want me to bring lemonade in them?  I'm bringing dessert too.  Anything else I can bring?"

"No problem at all.  How many people are you expecting?  Let me know if there is something else I can do or bring.  I'm willing and I'm sure you've got lots to do."

9.7.13- Amy Williams to Me
"Hi olivia is worried that she was going to miss bailys birthday party because she didnt get to handout invitesat school.  I am sorry and understand if she wasnt invited baily told her she was.  amy"

9.7.13- Me to Amy Williams
"Of course she is invited!  Baily was supposed to hand them out this week but didn't unfortunately so they should (hopefully) get passed out on Monday.  The party is Friday the 13th at my house from 6-9.  It's a 'night owl' party so she is invited to wear her pajamas.  Also, Baily's getting baptized today at 1 and we would love for you guys to come.  There will be a dessert bar afterward.  I know it's super short notice though :)"

9.7.13 Me to Beau
"You should watch now you see me"

9.9.13- Nora to Me
"She does! Btw we should get together sometime in the afternoon and take the kids to a park or something:)"

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Thoughts on Thursday- Box Tops

So I've been feeling the need to rant on this subject for a while.  I hate box tops, labels for education, and whatever else I have to cut off of trash to help out my children's school.  There I said it.  But seriously... as if moms of school age children don't have enough to do already, now, instead of simply throwing packages in the garbage, we have to take extra time to cut out small, badly placed little labels on packages to make sure our kids' schools get a whole dime.  I know I probably sound ungrateful and what not but this really annoys me.  I admit that I still take the time to cut the dang little box tops off and I even get enticed but the "3 extra box tops" advertising but sometimes I would honestly rather just donate the $1 a month myself than have to worry about those dang little labels.  But, in keeping with my honestly here, I know I'll just keep taking 2 extra minutes to cut those dang labels and whine about it on my blog.  #firstworldproblems

Wordless Wednesday

Texts on Tuesday

8.27.13 Marilyn Morris to Me
"Float pool means you work wherever you are needed.  But you keep the same shift so you are cross trained for all floors"

8.28.13 Amber Stocksdale to Me
"Hey!  I'm going to run to the grocery store for maybe an hour.  After that, I'll be home all day if you still need to send that fax:)"

8.30.13 Me to Loren Krizan
"Happy Birthday!  We love you!!"

8.31.13 Maralee Boston to Me
"Are you still awake?  What time is bailys baptism on sat?"

9.1.13 Me to Dad & Patty
"Hola.  I know it's late notice and its a school night but we are going to Texas Roadhouse in New Berlin on Tuesday for Baily's birthday dinner and I'm sure she'd love to have you there.  I completely understand if you can't make it though. :)"

9.3.13 Beau to Me
Well thank you for yours;)  hey we are launching our kickstarter page for Baily Bug here in the next two weeks, as soon as we get the Baily Bug blanket from mom and get some Baily Bug shirts made.  So we will need your help and resources to get the word out to as many people as possible within the next month and a half.  And i know you know a lot of people in az and in wisconsin.  I need you to get behind this project 100%, as if you were the one doing it on your own!  Thats the only way we are going to raise enough money to fund Baily Bug.  Are you in?!"

9.3.13 Me to Beau
"Heck to the yes!"

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Motivational Monday: Baptism Video

Yes, it's true... believe your eyes... I'm blogging again!  (I'm going to attempt it anyway.)

So Mondays will be a series called Motivational Monday, which is pretty self-explanatory.  For this week I chose a beautiful video we watched last night for our special baptism FHE in preparation for Baily's baptism on Saturday.  It really brings the Spirit and helped us really contemplate the meaning and blessing of baptism.


Thursday, May 09, 2013

Need to get this out of my system...

So tired of people being disappointed in me and getting pulled in so many different directions.  I am one person, I am not a super hero and I am trying my best.  I'm not perfect and I'm very aware of that.  Please stop telling me I'm not trying hard enough or to "just get over" my issues.  Believe me, if it were that easy it would have been done.  Despite what some may think I don't talk about my problems because I love a good pity party and as a call for attention (at least, not the attention for praise).  I do post personal things for the kind of attention such as a call out for help so I don't do something stupid.  It's not for attention so I can think about how awesome I am and boast in myself.  I am trying so hard to "choose not to be offended" because I know that is the Lord's way.  I know I am so blessed and I'm sorry if some have chosen to be offended by me because of my complaints.  But once again, I'm not perfect, I've never claimed to be and I'm just trying to do my best.  Some days that simply means not giving up on my life.  If I annoy you or bother you, please just simply ignore me.  I am trying.  I am sorry if my efforts are not good enough but I'm tired of trying to please everyone.  I am working on issues, getting help. I am being proactive about trying to get better.  I know my posts may lead some to believe I'm just wallowing in self-pity with a "woe is me" attitude but that is not the case.  Sometime I just wish people could spend a few hours in my head so they could understand.  I wish they could spend a week in my shoes so they can see the efforts I am making to win the battles in my mind.  I'm sorry if it doesn't look like I'm doing enough from your point of view but once again, I am trying.  I'm not being passive and unproductive and lazy.  I truly believe one of my spiritual gifts is that I am non-judgmental.  I am compassionate.  I wish some people who are well-meaning and think they are helping me with tough love would just stand back and try to see things from my perspective.  Stop pushing me.  I'm so tired of feeling like my efforts are never enough.  I am just so tired... How grateful I am for a Savior who I know loves me and understands exactly what I'm going through.  I pray for the strength to never give up and to get things figured out and that I will be able to be a righteous wife, mother and live up to my potential.  That's what I strive for, that's what I want out of my life, even if that's not how you see me.