Thursday, April 21, 2011

All I can do is pray

Have you ever had a close person to you hurt emotionally or physically? Have you ever had someone close to you struggle? I'm sure most of us have. The past few days I've witnessed someone close to me struggle with different aspects of their life. Since I am close to this person, I wish there was something that I could do and then I remember there is. I can pray. I can pray for everyone involved and that's all I can do. It doesn't help to sit and worry about what will happen. What happens is what happens. I know that my Father in Heaven is completely aware of all of our situations (whether you believe in him or not) and that when you pray for help and guidance for those you love and care about, answers and insight are given. I've seen it manifested time and time again. The power of prayer is amazing and what a blessing it is in my life to have. I think of the movie Eat, Pray, Love. Towards the beginning of the movie, it shows Julia Roberts character kneeling down to pray when she doesn't know what else to do. It seems as though it is a foreign concept to her and I love the simple prayer that she offers. Prayers don't have to be elaborate. Simple, thoughtful and from the heart is best, in my opinion. I sometimes forget that. My prayers lately have been just that. Simple, thoughtful and from the heart. When you want what is best for someone and you feel there is nothing you can do, pray.

Monday, April 18, 2011

You Snooze, You Loose

My wonderful son decided he was going to sleep until 9:00 a.m. today. It was amazing because I, in turn, slept until 9:00 a.m. Which was great and not all at the same time.

My sister is amazing when it comes to coupons and sales. Not like TLC coupon crazy amazing but just amazing. Yesterday when we got the newspaper I took out all of the coupons and cut everything out that I would use and made little piles all over the room. I officially need some sort of organization gizmo to keep everything situated nicely. Well yesterday in the coupons there were a couple of Nivea coupons for $3.00/1 body washes for men and women. Walgreens has them for $3.79 with the coupon makes them $0.79 which in my opinion was awesome but then my sister informs me that Walmart has them for $3.00. Seriously!? You can't beat free! I needed to go to Wally World anyway. So, I packed my son up in the car and head for Walmart. I get in after battling the wind and rain only to find out the they are out of both body washes! DANG COUPON FREAKS!!! I guess I should congratulate them. They beat me to the punch. While they were busy buying out Walmart, I was in my warm bed snuggling so peacefully with my little man. Someday I hope to join the ranks of the amazing couponer and perhaps live in a state where coupons aren't used as heavily. Maybe? Is that even possible these days? Who knows. I'll found out eventually I am sure.

Monday, April 11, 2011


I live in the basement of my grandmother's house. It's quite nice most of the time. There are two rooms, a bathroom, laundry room, family room and storage room. The only thing it is really missing is a separate entrance and a kitchen. The area is pretty much ours while we stay here. There is only one other problem that I am trying to solve right now. The walls are all white. BLAH! I want to add color and I was leaning towards a green while the guys were leaning towards a blue.
Now that the colors are on the wall, I know I definitely don't want blue but they guys think either one of the greens might be too much to put on all the walls. I can't decide. What do you think? Do I need to find a new color all together, is there a shade you like that you think might go well in what I like to call "the dungeon"?

The Growing Little Man

Lately, I have been amazed at how much Erick is growing and learning. He's picked up the word baby and says it all the time. It's so cute! He'll sit in the car and just repeat all the words he knows, "momma, dada, oma, opa, baby, apples, nana, papa" again, it just melts my heart. He's come to have an obsession with balloons. There is a local grocery store called Maceys and they give free latex hellium balloons to little kids. Well, one day my son noticed the big mylar balloon they had on display and wanted one so I got him a balloon. I had no idea it would keep him so entertained! If he's not in a regular cart with a balloon to keep him occupied, he's either in the car like cart or pushing the cart.

He's also a huge fan of the outdoors. Some people can get their kids at this age to watch a movie so they can get a few things done. Nope, not this kid. He won't sit down and watch five minutes of anything. He would rather be outside playing. This, I love. Well, some days it's frustrating when it's cold and yucky outside and I need to get things done. But, most of the time I love it. I have a feeling that this summer he will be dad's best friend when he's cutting the grass because he can ride on the John Deer.
My little baby isn't such a baby anymore. He's growing into such a little boy more and more each day. I don't care how old he gets, he'll still be my little baby.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Breakfast for dinner

In our religion, the first Sunday of every month is fast Sunday. Well, since last week was General Conference for us, we had fast Sunday today. Growing up, my mom started a tradition of breakfast for dinner on this particular Sunday. To this day, it's one of my favorite traditions. Alex had signed us up a couple of weeks ago to feed the missionaries today. He had thought of making some sort of Mexican dish but when it came right down to it, I felt like I needed to make breakfast for dinner. So tonight we had steak, scrambled eggs, waffles and cinnamon rolls. It was tasty and the elders enjoyed it. Success!