As I was looking back through some photos of the kids, I am reminded of how little and innocent they were! I forgot how cute my Joshua is with ALL of his teeth (Haven't seen that since 2008). or how much my girls looked alike back in the day:) Too precious! I sometimes wish I could go back to those days, it seems almost simple the problems then versus now. I know back then, I thought life was rough, but honestly, those times when the twins were little, and Josh was at home under my constant care, they didn't have the outside influences like they do now. But I know they have to grow up sometime:( Much to my dismay....hopefully new positive memories will still come about when least expected:)
The older two are back in school, and me and my girls are TRYING to get into a routine again with learning, playing, SHARING, playing, coloring, school time, and playing some more. (Hence the emphasis on sharing:)) We are lucky enough to live close to friends from church who started a pre-school co-op. They have had a lot of fun meeting new friends and learning how to interact with kids their age. Mommy is helping them with their letters and trying to recognize and write their own names, colors, shapes, etc. Mommy is very excited to get them into Kindergarten, WHOA-HOOO!! I am a wee bit excited to have some "ME" time again this fall:) David is busy with work, and I am still working at Chili's, and trying to keep the house "tidy" it is still quite an accomplishment to do with 4 sometimes 5 kids! (my hubby is included in this). I guess I can say it is a work in progress, (almost 10 years but who's counting, right?) I have made a goal of doing a craft once a week either with my kids, for my kids, for the home, etc. SOMETHING. I am not a crafty person, but since Pinterest is my new Best Friend, I have found some really cute ideas. So there u have it, our family in a nutshell~lots to do, so little time:)
So as this being the beginning of the New Year, I have set some goals I hope to attain for myself. Unfortunately, if I write them down and am not able to keep up with them, then it is a daily reminder of my failure...so, let us just say that I want to be a better mom, wife, child whisperer, worker etc., by making myself better from the inside out. My first pit stop will be my calling in Relief Society, by hoping to touch the lives of the sisters in the ward, and understanding Heavenly Father's idea(s) and plans for me as to how I am able to fulfill and grow from being in the Presidency. From there, I just hope to be able to see the good in my children when I have come to my wits end! (For some reason that keeps getting closer and closer!) I would love to have everyday be a productive one, but I think my mind and body have other ideas:) For now, let's just take one step at a time, and hey, writing this counts for something right??