Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Sunday

It was one of those days in church where I just wanted to get up and leave. It's so hard when they talk about eternal families and temple marriage and I'm sitting there wondering why mine didn't work or what I did wrong. I'm consumed with frustration and anger that I don't even want to be there. Which is a terrible attitute cause I know that's where I need to be.
Kyle called to talk to Britt today. That's another hard thing for sucks to be honest. It brings back a lot of emotions and anger that I wish would go away. Britt is so funny on the phone I love listening to her. She's started saying a ton of words and repeating some of the not so good words from me :) oops better watch that one!
Off to my sisters to eat some dinner!
Happy Sunday!

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Journey not the Destination

I've been a blog slacker these past couple of months, but I've decided to kick it in the butt and start up again. I've been going through a divorce and its been nothing but easy. Its taken some time to adjust and get back on me feet. I've decided to post about some of my feelings, emotions, and frustrations as I experience motherhood and working as a single mother. I figured it would be good therapy :). Let me just say to all those single mothers out there, I don't know how you do it!!! I have been blessed with a wonderful family who has helped me out so much, and it has been a huge blessing. But when it comes down to has been one of the hardest things I have had to experience.
A couple of years ago, when I was going through a difficult time, I remember waking up, going down stairs, and finding this quote on my fridge that my mom had posted. It was just what I needed at the moment and I loved it. Well once again my mom has secretly given me that quote to remind me once again. She gave me a book for Mother's Day (A Mother's Book of Secrets), and I was reading it last night and sure enough, there was that same quote. Hope it brightens your day like it did mine.
"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our character, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God...And it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation that we gain the education that we come here to acquire" Elder Orson F. Whitney
I guess this has been a hard concept for me to grasp and I'm tormented with the "Why" questions but I just need to have more faith that things will work out like they are suppose to.

My First Motocross

A couple weeks ago, I experienced Motocross for the first time. I've always enojoyed watching dirt bike jumping and when they do the crazy tricks :), but I've never watched racing. Carlos took his brother for his birthday and I was lucky enough to join them. It was so much fun :)

Getting all our warm clothes on! I'm so glad the weather held up.

The track from our seats.

All bundled up.

Pretty intense not going to lie.

Just one more picture before we headed home. I had such a good time! There were a couple unexpected surprises I won't mention but altogether good :)

Feeding Ducks

Last week, I tood Britt to Sugar House Park to feed the ducks. It was such a nice day outside I just couldn't pass it up. We had such a good time.

She didn't quite get the concept of giving the bread to the geese and not keeping it for herself.

Just the girls

They were eating out of my hand and I was scared to death

Britt didn't like to share. The geese would come up to her and she would take the bread and run, then shove it in her mouth.

Super cute little girl!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Our Christmas Hats

I wanted to crochet Britt and I some cute festive hats for Christmas so here they are!!! I love them so much and they are super cute!!!

She decided to give me a BIG wet Kiss right here...priceless!!!!!!

Mom and me :)

My cute baby with food all over her face...she looks so big!!!

My Felted Slippers

During thanksgiving, we went down to St. George and my sister in law had these fabulous fitted felted slippers that her friend made her, so of course I had to buy the pattern and try them out are the results. Lucky me our washer broke, so I went and borrow my Grandma Rees' and in the mean time I was able to make one of her wonderful ribbon trees :) Super fun

Here they are after....My poor flower shrunk a lot more than I wanted...oops, but other than that they are just my size :)

Before the wash...super Huge ha

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Introducing JellyBeanies & Accessories

So I've decided to sell some of my beanies at Fashion Plus in Coalville ( my Aunts' salon behind Zion's Bank) I was getting too much yarn and Brittin can only wear so many hats :)! Those who are close to me always called me jellybean....thus the name JellyBeanies. They are made of high quality yarn...wool-ease for most of them and range in price from $12-$15 dollars. Let me know if you are interested in buying one or stop by my aunts shop to check them out!!

2T-5T with button and brim

Boys hats with brims

Super cute girls and adults sizes with flower
A bowl full of JellyBeanies super cute :)