It's random, lovely, full of misspelled words and terrible punctuation. It's about me, Erin, my family and friends, in real life. There's sugar but no sugar coating.
"Come what may, and love it!......Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser, and happier as a result." ~ Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin
I've been wanting to blog for a while but life has been busy. Now I can't really remember all the things I wanted to blog about. I've been trying to get a good picture of all 3 kids. Not really working out for me.
You can't win 'em all.
but gettin' closer. No, I didn't fix their hair and yes, Hannah is in her pj's!
See that kid on the right? Yes, very right. With the ears? Yes, him, Asher. Well, I know you wouldn't be able to tell by these pictures but this kid can throw a fit. I mean a BIG fit! He is a sweet little boy but when he throws a fit there is scratching, hitting and biting involved. Oh, and screaming for about an hour. As parents Heath and I are testing out new things. More routines, more sleep, and I'm going to make a chart with chores, routines, and good/bad behavior on it. (If you have anymore suggestions we'll take them) Ok, back to the cool chart I'm making. For everything good they will get to put something in a jar and when the jar is full they will get a predetermined reward. Ya know like a trip to Disneyland. Just kidding more like an ice cream date with dad or a toy they've been wanting for a while, etc.
I am amazed at how people are influenced by their surroundings whether it be people or objects. Realizing more and more how important it is to surround yourself with not only good people but good things too. Well, how 'bout great people and great things.
I think character is developed when we are around the great and because we can't always be around the great that's when the character has to be used. Prepare for the not so great.
I've been learning some about what integrity really is. I mean I've known what integrity is but I never thought of it in this way. Think of it like this - making our actions consistent with our beliefs- ok yes that makes since but think of all your beliefs. If you believe you should eat healthy and you don't -that is not having integrity and then you feel anger or guilt because you're not doing something you know you should be doing. Well, hopefully you got that.
oh, and listen (ok read) this
"The adversary would keep us busily engaged in a multitude of trivial things in an effort to keep us distracted from the few vital things that make all the difference." -Ardeth G. Kapp
Like did you check your email today and surf the internet? Did you pray and read your scriptures?
Something to think about.
well, I better be going. I've got some kids that would like to play outside.
Heath has been really busy.
Noah likes to tell "stories" lately
Asher wants to be Robin for halloween
Hannah is 2 months old and gaining weight. hallelujah!
Asher: Can Hannah eat Cheetos?
Me: No, all she eats is milk and in a few months she can eat fruits and vegetables.
Asher: and cow poop?
Me: ewwwwwwwwwww, no.
Asher: cow poop is yucky?
later he wanted to watch a movie on netflix.
Asher: Can I watch curious George?
me: sure (tried to pull it up and isn't working)
Me: it's broken
Asher: Can you fix it with glue?
He also made me aware that he would like for me to fashion him a Robin suit out of tape.
I'm not that skilled and don't think that will hold up until Halloween.
Sometimes it works better if you hit start on a timer.
Sometimes green grapes end up in the bathtub.
Sometimes babies cry and cry des00pite every effort you make to have them stop.
Sometimes a 2 1/2 year old gets new molars and has trouble sleeping unless it's in your bed and asks to go to Sportmans Warehouse (cause that's where dad likes to go) and the bank (for a sucker).
Sometimes an almost 5 years old tells you that Iron Man always takes a bath and that The Hulk doesn't because he's too big and won't fit in the bath.
Sometimes a 30 year old decides that he wants to get two jobs (1 job teaching at the high school - that he got over 7 other applicants- and one job teaching night classes at the college - congrats by the way). Not saying that's a bad thing, we are blessed.
Sometimes I think that if I had someone to fold my laundry and clean my bathrooms I might just make it.
And sometimes when Aunt Liz comes over to shave daddy the boys need to shave their whiskers too. no worries she took the blade out.
He's showing you his teeth that hurt. Also, yes, that is a box in the background. I know, you think we would be moved in by now.
I have decided to make my blog PRIVATE.
I know, I thought I would never do it, that I would never have a reason to.
I always wondered why others did it.
But today, well not like today, but in a few weeks I'm changing it over.
SO, LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE COMMENTS IF YOU WANT TO KEEP READING.
EVEN IF YOU ONLY CHECK IT SOMETIMES AND ONLY IF YOU JUST LIKE TO READ MY CRAZINESS OR JUST LIKE TO LOOK AT THE WEIRD PICTURES. AS LONG AS I KNOW WHO YOU ARE OR KNOW SOMEONE THAT KNOWS YOU, I'M GAME.
If you are wondering why I am taking it private, it's because of Heath's new job (s). I don't want any of his weird students reading my blog :)
You can also email me your email address at email@example.com or facebook me.
He's a Grad student. He makes pots. He likes hunting and hanging out with his boys. You can visit his blog at www.checkoutmyblogatmyblog.blogspot.com (or click the picture).
"We artist are indestructible, even in a prison cell or a concentration camp I would be almighty in my own world of art. Even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell." - Pablo Picasso
Asher helps me develop faith. He has a nerve injury on his right arm. He also has trouble gaining weight. He sees an occupational therapist 2 times a week. He is sweet and shy but has a funny personality.
this is our story.
i called him. he said yes. he kissed me. i said, "i love you." he said, "i like you twelve." (that equals i love you.) he said "will you?" i said, "yes". we got married. he started school. we had noah. i became a mom. he became an artist. we moved to pa. he became a grad student. then came asher and i became the mom of 2. we moved back to utah. he became a teacher. me? the mom of three. we are happy. we are blessed.
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. - Emily Buchwald