Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Hola. I have been fairly swamped lately so I haven't updated anything or checked on you either. I'm sorry. But we are alive and well and I am going to check up with you too!

Lately I have been reflecting on how blessed I am to be alive and have the talents, opportunities, and people that I have been given in my life. I have been so blessed. I know that this is the bright side after the winter slump, and I am so grateful for the bright side. Life is a beautiful gift. Most of what makes it beautiful is what we do for others; our husbands, kids, friends, family, students, people in our ward, those we just barely met. I think making life easier, lighter, and happier for others is what brings about true joy.

As a quick update: Cache is eating "real" food like a fiend and he just loves big boy toys. He got a dump truck named Chuck for Christmas that he likes a lot. He also likes other big boy toys. This includes anything that babies should not play with, such as forks, paper, spatulas, soap, mom's homework/books, and bowls of food that are hot. He screams and chats and giggles up a storm. He loves music and does this funky body worm move when he hears it. We laugh so hard. Cache is such a light. He plays happily with other people and he loves exploring new things (places, objects, and especially books). I am in love with this little bubby.

We were able to go to my brothers' soccer matches (in sunny Saint George) a few months ago, which was a lot of fun. Wes got some golfing in. I'll show you his fancy outfit (and Cache has one to match!). We also have had my aunt, uncle, and cousins in town which is a highlight I always look forward to. All rules go out the window as far as bedtimes, regular meals, and planned appointments. We just play with each other and spend every minute we can enjoying memories and making new ones. I love family.

In this picture we are playing the "Celebrity Game" which requires a great memory, lots of teamwork, and mucho movement. We got a kick out of it.

Anyway...there's a brief catch up. Only 43 more days of school (praise praise praise!). Ciao.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Winter Slump

Sorry everyone...but I have officially hit my winter slump. This is the point of EVERY year when I dread the long yucky weather and the depressing drag of life. I get caught up in my to-do list instead of living, and I often find myself in tears, despite the fact that I am not a crier. I hit it last week and I couldn't pull myself out of it.

BUT! I am on the up and up I think (and I hope everyone else who is feeling this way is too!). I can see sunshine through my window and this week has been less stressful and more enjoyable. I have been able to talk to my hubby, play at Ikea, SMOOCH AND LOVE my bubby and get my house cleaner than it has been in weeks. Those things, coupled with the fact that I am a daughter of God have brought me full circle and I can say that I am kicking that winter slump good bye.