Sunday, April 17, 2011

The train park

I was waiting to download pictures from another camera before I posted about this, but I still haven't done it so I'm posting these in the mean time. I LOVE my friends, like really really LOVE them. I have the most amazing group of girlfriends and have waited a long time to have great girlfriends again (I'm sure I have posted about this several times before) We went for a fun day at the Train Park during Spring Break and it was so much fun! It was a bit hotter than we would have liked it to be, but we still had a blast! We enjoyed good friends, yummy lunch, and a day outside. EVEN loosing Ryker for 20 min (big surprise) it was still a great day and we will do it again.......when its not 100 degrees outside!

Paper towels and Tide

Paper towels make me happy. I know, its really weird but when I have paper towels on my counter it makes me feel blessed and I'll tell you why. There was a time when we were starting our concrete business with Devins brothers over 10 years ago that at its worst we went 9 weeks without a paycheck. I don't know how we managed! Tiffany and I were both pregnant,....both with our 3rd baby; it was stressful and I think all of us involved cried a lot. During that time we had to  make every dollar we had go as far as possible so we gave up simple things in life that were just amenities; things like paper towels, Tide & Downey. We used the store brands of everything just to save a buck, even if the store brand didn't even hardly clean the clothes. Today our lives had lead us to a very different path. Devin being a full time student at 38 with 8 almost seems as though we are doing life backwards. BUT, even though our satellite might get turned off from time to time, or we are scrounging to find gas money, when I see paper towels sitting on my counter it makes me feel joy and I find gratitude for being able to have paper towels, I smile when I smell my laundry and downey fills my nose. I know its dumb, but I guess I am grateful for the hard times so I can appreciate the small and simple things in life.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Conference Sunday

Conference Sunday is my favorite!! Hanging out with family, staying in my jammies all morning, yummy breakfast!! It's the best! We had everyone over for breakfast to spend afew more hours with Cassie before her flight back to Utah. The girls also did nails.....including Maddy and Mercedes Hahaha! We had a great Sunday!

This little man!

I tell ya.....I forgot how challenging 3 year old boys are!! Little Mr.Ryker is really testing his limits these days! Devin has to take a toilet off weekly to retrieve a car, or fork or whatever else he has stuck in there. Tuesday he poured a gallon bottle of honey into a pencil case.....I guess at least he kept it in the case?? LOL THEN.....this is how the little crazy man saves bringing me his crayons and coloring book and laying next to me on the couch to color for a half hour! As MUCH as he drives me crazy, he sure is cute...and THAT my friends is what saves his life.