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
September 29, 2011
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!
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