Monday, September 28, 2009

Chris and Junk

So now that I'm home, Nanette wants to move. Okay! Moving! That doesn't sound too easy. I mean we have bought and have been given way too much junk, which means we are now de-cluttering the house to get it in the process of being sold. Therefore, on Saturday, I faced my fear of spiders and went under the house and pulled-out bins that are storing our junk. We went through four bins and ended up with a half a bin full of stuff to keep and the rest of the stuff taking up our garbage can that won't be emptied until Friday. Great!... we have three more bins. NOT! Nanette and I went up to Logan's room and put the clothes he can't fit in anymore into two of them and threw away a bunch of junky toys. While this is going on, Nanette is getting mad at me because I'm just throwing it away and not donating or doing something productive about it. When it comes to deep cleaning, my policy is to throw it away. Don't believe me? Ask my Mom. Needless to say, Nanette and I got a lot of junk thrown away. That is nice.

Lesson to be learned...Don't buy junk. Second lesson to be learned...Don't let me clean it or I will just throw it away.

P.S. Last weekend I had the opportunity to go to a Denver Broncos game with an old mission companion. Here are a couple of pictures:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tired but THANKFUL!

Once again I haven't blogged for a couple of weeks; partly because I don't know what to write about and partly because I have been sick and really busy with school.

I do want to say, though, that I am grateful for many things.

I'm tired of being sick, but I am thankful for when I have good health.

I'm so tired of school, but I am thankful that I can go and get good grades.

I'm tired of my house being a mess, but I am thankful to have a house and that Chris has a good job to support us.

I'm tired of the boys making messes (including putting stickers all over my T.V.--really hard to get off!), but I am so grateful that I can have them in my life. They are so sweet. Ethan is being braver around strangers and Logan is starting to talk more!

I am not excited for cold weather, but I am looking forward to the holidays and my brother coming home! :)

What are you tired of but also grateful for? :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fear of Swimming

Over Labor Day weekend we headed up to Park City with the boys. First, we went to the Living Planet Aquarium. The boys loved seeing the fish, frogs, and other animals. I would recommend the aquarium to anyone with little kids!

Looking at the fish

Ethan pointing to a stingray

Lovely fingerprints all over the glass!

When we made it to Park City, Chris was a nice husband and allowed me to shop at a couple of the stores at the outlet mall. He kept the boys happy while I got good deals on clothes.

After that we went to the hotel and got read
y to swim. Ethan was really excited. He loves swimming. Of course, he won't go under the water, but he will at least get in it. Logan is a different story. He is terrified of swimming.

Ready to swim

Usually when we take the boys swimming Logan sits on a chair and watches, because he gets upset when we bring him near the water.

This time I held Logan close to me while I stood
in the pool. He cried at first, but after about 10 minutes he started to relax. Pretty soon he was letting Chris hold him while he swam on his stomach. A little while later he saw Ethan jumping off the side of the pool and he decided he wanted to do it to.

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Having fun

A surprisingly happy Logi

Logan is no longer afraid of swimming! Hurray!!

We stayed in the pool for an hour and when we got out the boys didn't want to. What a nice change and the highlight of my weekend.

If only I could get over my fear of spiders as easy as Logi got over his fear of swimming!