“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” ~Gillian Anderson

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ok so I've decided that I need to keep better track of the things Olivia says. She comes up with the funniest little words and sayings.
So this week we were driving somewhere and we smelled a skunk. I said to Olivia that it was stinky because of the skunk, well she then says "stinky snuk".
Yesterday we went to the Draper Utah Temple open house. We had been telling Olivia that we were going the whole week. Everytime we told her she would say "I'm getting married and wear a pretty dress with pretty flowers." She is defenitly my daughter. I was the girl who had my wedding planned since I was 5.
Those are the favorites for this week. I just love the snuk.

Monday, February 16, 2009

We're in Utah

Well we have finally made it to Utah. We got here last Tuesday after two very long days of driving through some not so nice conditions. Damon drove the u-haul, my mom drove our car, I drove my parents suburban (so Olivia could watch movies) and my dad drove the our second car. We are slowly getting unpacked, one room at a time. I had forgotten how much stuff that we had after being in storage for 7 months. The first night that we got here we were amazed at how friendly everyone was. About 5 men from church came over to help unpack, the Relief Society presidency from our ward just stopped by to introduce themselves, and we've had two ladies who live on the street come and bring us by cookies. I just couldn't believe it. We are really liking Eagle Mountain so far, it is far enough away from all the stores and traffic that I don't feel like I'm living in a bustling city. We went to church on Sunday and it is HUGE! I have never been to this big of a ward before. We were told that there are 700 members, with about half showing up on Sunday. They have 3 nurseries, which is so different to the 3 kids that we have in the Lakeview nursery. Olivia is going to be so entertained just watching all the kids. Friday night we went out to dinner with my parents and my sister Megan and her "friend" Davin, to celebrate my birthday, which was the next day on the 14th, yup that's right Valentines baby. We went to this yummy restaurant called Tocanos. It was so good. Then on Saturday, Damon and I were able to go on a date and go to a movie. We went and saw Confessions of a Shopaholic. It was really funny, I have read all of those books so it was fun to see how they would adapt it into a movie, not as good as the book, but still really funny. Our week has been pretty busy and we have been going to bed so early because we are so exhausted. Damon starts school on Thursday, he had a orientation last Friday, so he came home knowing more of what to expect. We are really glad that we have come here and are ready for this new adventure.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Holy smokes!

I didn't even realize that I have less than 100 days left. WOOHOO!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My new Moto.

So we all know how stressful being a mother and wife can be, and I have really been feeling it lately. Maybe its the fact that we've been living with my parents for the last 7 months, but I have just feel like it takes everything I have to make it through the day without totally loosing my temper on Olivia. I love her to pieces and I love the stage she is in, being 2 and a half is a wonderful age, but it can definitely wear on my nerves with all the independence. So I found this quote on someone elses blog and thought that every day I am going to try my hardest to live by this.

I Need To Always Remember
If I had my child to raise all over again, I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I'd finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
-Diane Loomans

Because at the end of the day all that really matters in my life is this little girls face.