17 03, 2014

Day 137: Irish You Were Here.

By |March 17th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I'm a little bit Iowish. Kiss me, I'm Irish. I love St. Patrick's Day! I know it has become a heavily commercial holiday that has little to do with Ireland or redheads or green or even St. Patrick himself but I still love it. I've always loved St. Patrick's Day because it's pretty awesome to

16 03, 2014

Day 136: Kai’s turn.

By |March 16th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Kai spoke in Sacrament meeting today on a section in The Family: A Proclamation to the World. He spoke about how happiness is achieved in our marriage and family. It was a really wonderful talk. I'm thankful Kai doesn't have a problem speaking in public and is comfortable preparing speeches and papers. Oh, it was

15 03, 2014

Day 135: Beware.

By |March 15th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

The Ides of March are here but not yet gone. This has been quite a week. Let's hope that the ides or the halfway point of the month signal a change in our house because I just can't go on being sick all the time and having everything in a massive state of chaos. So

14 03, 2014

Day 134: π Day!

By |March 14th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Today is π Day! (March 14 = 3.14, π=3.14.....) Happy Pi Day to us all! We are huge dorks so every year we have pie on pi day. I usually make homemade individual chicken pot pies and some kind of mini fruit pie for dessert. Not because I'm showing off but because I love to

13 03, 2014

Day 133: Fairy Juice.

By |March 13th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I'm just going to believe that purple Gatorade is made by kind-hearted fairies. It has continued to be the only thing I've managed to keep down, in, or near me all day.  I do feel like I should disclose that I normally make my own "Gatorade" or "Pedialyte" and it's crazy easy to do. I

12 03, 2014

Day 132: The Lost Day.

By |March 12th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Today was awful. It was like a scene from every horror movie ever made and a few of my worst nightmares. I'll save the most graphic details but just know that it's hard to be a good mom good person functional human being when you start your period and get the stomach flu on the

11 03, 2014

Day 131: With a Grain of Salt.

By |March 11th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

*Happy birthday to my March birthdays: Landon and Bill! I came across a meme that said, "People don't always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them." Truth. I'm bad at this. I always thought I was being a good wife,

10 03, 2014

Day 130: FHE: Sending Smiles.

By |March 10th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Family Home Evening (FHE) is specific time we set aside each week to spend together as a family. If you've got other LDS friends you've probably heard them mention it. It can be hard to do with little kids because of their short attention spans and Kai and I haven't been great about having it

9 03, 2014

Day 129: Primary Training.

By |March 9th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I had the worst day at church today. I was completely weary to my bones after 2 hours with my Sunbeam class. There wasn't any specific reason, none of the kids were especially difficult, but I just felt overwhelmed and defeated when I got home. The thought of going back to church later just crushed

8 03, 2014

Day 128: International Women’s Day.

By |March 8th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Here are 8 women who have already made the world a better place. I'm a woman and I like it that way. I want to be strong and intelligent and giving and graceful. I want those things for my daughter too. What I don't want is what a lot of media is telling us we