Saturday, March 31, 2012

Conference Weekend

First of all, a short update on my new mission--to purge the house of stuff! ;) Laundry room is picked up and cleaned. Hooray!!! I did work on our room somewhat as well. We have a long way to go in there. It's the dumping ground for the whole family for some reason... We'll get there. One step at a time. It's going to take a while.

Watching General Conference today was so refreshing. I enjoyed it so much. I love President Eyring. He's always been a huge favorite of mine. I remember when he was called as a member of the Twelve. His talks always get to me and I think it's because of how he presents them. He gets emotional when he speaks of precious things as do I. Kindred spirits... :) I've been watching Anne. lol

Can't wait for tomorrow!

Friday, March 16, 2012


I'm not sure why I am writing. I think I have a lot on my mind. I don't have pictures to post, which I don't like. I'm a very visual person. I don't know how to begin, which seems to be a trend in my life. Hence, my new motto needs to be: "Just dig in and do it."

This week has been spring break. We've had some fun times! We went Easter dress shopping, met cousins Stephanie and Suzanne and the little ones for shopping, lunch, and playing at the park. We went to Ihop for breakfast as a family and then saw The Lorax. We have had lots of outside play time. There are lots of things we wanted to do, but haven't. We have wanted to kids to clean their rooms. Yeah, right. We bribe them, try to help them, leave it up to them...nada...nothin'. Sick of it. So sick of this mess all the time. I've come to the conclusion that we just have too much stuff. What's the point, seriously? There's stuff everywhere. Literally, everywhere. A lot of it is my stuff. Yes, it is. However, I am not the only offender. My husband and children leave trails around as well. So, we need to come together as a family and purge this house of all this stuff!!! Yeah, well, I will probably be the only one to do it, but it has to start somewhere, right?

Today has been a somewhat gray, tired day. It's the end of spring break. I don't have the energy to get on the kids' cases to get their rooms clean. They won't do it. They can't do it. They don't know where to start. Since this is Spring, a season of new beginnings, this will be a new beginning for our family. I want all the clutter out of the house or organized, fresh coats of paint, everything sparkling clean, and a simplified life.

Well, it's a nice