Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Family Time

O.k. I just noticed it has almost been a week again since I have posted. I would like to say I havn't posted because I have been so busy but that isn't the case. When I sit down to the computer I go to my google reader and read every one elses blog and then I tend to get a little discourged and then I don't end up blogging. So I think I need to blog and then only read everyone else blog once in a while.

I wanted to start with a quote I read the other day ......

Friendship is a living thing that last only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy, and understanding.

I know I don't say this often enough but I am so thankful for all the friendships that I have. Each friendship I share brings such happiness and richness to my life. So if I haven't told you all lately thank you for you friendships. I am also so thankful for my friendship with my husband and need to remember kind words, empthy(when he is sick) and to be more understanding(of his faults because of course I have none)j/k. I am glad that there is at least one day durning the year that helps us/me stop and really be thankful for our spouses.

Last week I was able to go see 27 Dresses. It was a cute show. I hadn't heard any reviews if it was good or not but I enjoyed it. I even cried o.k. I know it doesn't take much to make me cry. And the guy in that movie is so cute. I couldn't figure out who he was and then my sister said he was the oldest brother from Cheaper by the Dozen.

Since last summer we have been trying to watch Top Gun. Cole got a pair of sunglasses during the summer that looked like the sunglasses Tom Curise had in Top Gun. Cole looked at me and asked what Top Gun was. Then he asked if he could watch it. So we went to Blockbuster and they said they didn't have it in someone had rented it. And every time we went in to rent movies we would check. One of the guys said someone rented it and never returned it. Finally when we went in last week to rent some movies they had a new one. You pay enough for a movie if you never return. So my question is why did it take so long for them to get a new one?

So this week is my offical week back to normal or somewhat normal. I am back to carpooling and driving kids to and from activities. Oh, what was life like with out being in the car 24/7. Are we stay at home mom's or what? I don't think that means what it use to.

Saturday we took the kids to do a service project down at the Little League Field. At first I didn't think it was going to be a kid service project but the kids ended up being great help. Cole, Kamden and I put together 12 shelves. Good Job kids! I sometimes find it hard to find service projects that the kids can do. It usually ends up that mom does the service project from the family. Anyway we all had a good time together.

We had a busy Saturday we haven't had one of those in a while. Chores in the morning, then the service project, some errends, then a basketball game and then to end the day we had the missionaires over for dinner. Can I just say we have awesome missionairs. They did such a good job with their message and the kids loved it.

I am glad Sunday follows Saturday. It is so easy to get all caught up in going and doing. It is nice to stop and refocus on what is important and be uplifted. Lacey Kogan taught the lesson on Sunday and she did a really nice job. By the time the song came at the close I was in tears which seems to happen alot lately. I am so thankful for those who take the time to prepare their talks and lessons so that I or we can be touched by the spirit.

This week our family is back to our family walks. When I mention to the kids that I thought that we should start walking again they were so excited. They said they missed walking. So this is my excersize plan. I am just leaving it to my kids to nag me to death to go for a walk.


Pam Anderson said...

That was nice to read your blog today. I missed being able to chat with you this evening when I came by. I am so glad that some normalcy is back in your life. That always makes me feel good.
Love, Pam Anderson

Chief Momma said...

Hi Rochelle, it's Chelsea M., from your ward. You are an inspiration to us all, and I'm glad to see you updated your blog. I just wrapped Michael up in the blanket you gave him and put him down to bed. It's the perfect size for swadling him.

I love your new picture. It really shows, to me that you and your husband have a great relationship. I think it's wonderful you take advantage of your time in the hospital to play games, and get to know each other more.

P.S. Don't get discouraged when you read other's blogs. Realize that everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, and a blog is only one window into people's lives. (and usually the one they want the world to see) I enjoy your blog because it is honest, and encouraging at the same time.

tmoon said...

Yea for normalcy!
Terri Moon

Anonymous said...

Hey Rochelle, your blog is the only one I read so thanks for the read! I think you're awesome; keep trucking along!

I need to correct your sister, though. The guy from 27 dresses is the prince from Enchanted. Remember he comes to save Giselle, the princess?

Okay, I hope you have a good day. Good luck today.
Andrea Hayes

Tharker said...

Even though you are more busy now, I'm sure that it feels SO good to be back to some sense of normal.

I love that you are starting up your family walks again. It says to me that even though life changes, and throws crazy stuff our way, that there are some things that should stay exactly the same.

Heather said...

Walks are so fun- glad that your kids already love that family tradition. It makes them so much easier when you aren't the only one trying to "create" a tradition.

PRP said...

Your blog is one of my favorite reads so don't ever get discouraged. You are fantastic.

I'm so glad life is returning to normal, even if it means you're getting worn out! Just take care of yourself and continue to be the most amazing wife and mom that you already are.

natallie said...

hey, it sounds like you are getting some of your energy back, that's good to hear. i really like your blog too. it's honest and really reflects who you are... that can be a rare find these days. :)

meohmyers said...

So glad you're feeling up to all the running around, service projects, feeding missionaries - we do have some awesome ones right now -, basketball games, etc. Life is busy, isn't it?

I love our ward. We have the greatest teachers, leaders, kids... I always come away from church feeling grateful for our ward.

I definitely need to get exercising! Walking is a great activity for the whole family, especially now that it's not 20 degrees outside anymore! Good for you to start walking again!