Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
My little brother Parker is a junior at Hillcrest High School and plays on their varsity football team. They had their first game yesterday against the new Herriman High School football team. The line to get into the game was--- no joke-- about a 1/2 mile long. It was pretty insane. It was a lot of fun though and we beat them 17 to 7. I am super excited for our Friday night football nights even if I have to carry a long a newborn baby.. we will be there!
Friday, August 20, 2010
I was bound and determined to get Whitney potty trained before the new baby arrives. Diapers are stinkin expensive and I am not about ready to spend $100/month on diapers for Whitney and Hank. We have tried a couple different times to get Whitney potty trained all of which were unsuccessful. One of the times ended with Whitney picking up her potty, throwing it in my room, slamming the door shut, and yelling: "I DON'T TO GO TO THE BATHROOM." We gave up after that tantrum. I decided to try again a couple of weeks ago.. the first couple of days were rough and I was about ready to give up and then... she finally got it!!!! WAHOO!! No more diapers. She has had VERY FEW accidents and it feels like the biggest accomplishment! She is so independent about it now that when we go to a public bathroom she won't even let me in the stall anymore. She makes me wait outside the door while she goes to the bathroom. I'm so proud of my little big girl!!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
"Day by day, minute by minute, second by second we went from where we were to where we are now. The lives of all of us, of course, go through similar alterations and changes. The difference between the changes in my life and the changes in yours is only in the details. Time never stands still; it must steadily march on, and with the marching come the changes.
This is our one and only chance at mortal life—here and now. The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief. Opportunities come, and then they are gone. I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and nonexistent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now."