Friday, April 18, 2014

Haydens turns 6..

For Haydens birthday he wanted to go swimming as a family and go to the fancy tower restaurant...we convinced him buying food there was not going to happen for 2 reasons ...1. he would not eat anything there and 2. it would cost my a arm and leg for something he would not eat! so we convinced him to get Cake a big tall piece of chocolate cake all to himself ...he was more then happy with that!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mom...thats what I am

I am a mom , that does not mean I LOVE it all the time ...... I do love my job, and most days I feel I take it for granted that I can stay at home with my children. I thought about that today, that Im blessed enough with a husband who has a good job and can proved for us so I can stay in the home with my children... But then I started thinking about what is it I do with them that benefits them and me so much while I'm at home ...I know I'm home but am I really there ? or am i working on more important things , like cleaning , laundry, facebooking or blogging? I realized that here I am this lucky mom who gets to be there when they wake up , stay with them all day take them to the park , have time to play with them , go for walks and read books .. Im there when they get home from school and most nights to eat with them and tuck them in .. yet I have taken that for granted and this past year have forgotten all about them... I have decided to use my stay at home mom time as ME time ...all day! Me time is great also just not all the time ! Tonight while putting Hayden to bed he put me in my place , he told me straight up how he felt and I listened and cried ....a lot .. he also told me with tears in his eyes that " mom I'm grateful to have you " at that moment I felt my heart grow so much , I love my kids more then life .. they are my world .. they mean so much to me and I want to spend my time with them , I want to be a stay at home mom not just so I can stay in my pjs all day but so I can stay in my pjs and watch movies with them .... or make a mess baking cookies or doing crafts with them ..... They make me happy .. not my super clean house and facebook.. it give me instant gratification but my kids will give me eternal gratification ...thats whats important !

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Happy Mothers day...2013

 Getting ready for Sundays in our home is not a easy thing , most the time the kids don't want to get dressed or are fighting us about going to church, were running around trying to get ready...BUT I LOVE mothers day Sunday .. its so wonderful I often get to sleep in a little and the kids are always so much more eager to help me out with getting everyone ready .....and the best part is the excitement the kids show me to open up the goodies that got me , or to show me the beautiful card they made for me at school.. I LOVE being a mom , its really my favourite thing ever. My kids mean the world to me and it make it so special when they want to show me how much they love me ..

Being Spiritually full...

We decided this year it was important to be spiritually full , so we got the kids excited about conference , talked it up with a  candy game we decided to try and started the Sat off with a big yummy breakfast... what better way to be full right .. we all got ready after breakfast with our blankets and game pieces to listen to the prophet speak and other general authorities .. I love conference weekend, it has always been my favourite !

Thursday, February 6, 2014


We decided to do a little family reunion with the McClungs out in Bow Island ... the kids  had a great time getting to play outside with all the cousins. We had warm weather and yummy food, does not get much better then that. I was able to also meet Bradshaws Aunt Ramona. I have never met her before and she made the trip up also. 

O Olivia she cracks me up .. and yes she looked like ghost in her sun screen that's one of the reasons we love her..

The piano....

This story cracks me right up every time I think about it . So Bradshaw and I always new we wanted to get a piano in the home for our kids to start taking lessons .. and so all I had to do was find the one right? ..... well it was in much luck cause someone in our old ward had a big heavy upright to give away.. Now I was trying to be nice and find one that was smaller but when a deal comes you got to just take it right? well I actually found 2 pianos .. so I quickly contacted the other McClungs to let them know about my awesome deal if they wanted one .... Sheighla , told me there is NO way Clayton will haul a piano in her house .. so I get off the phone and call Clayton without him knowing ,I ask him for the favour to move a piano .. and  being the GREAT guy that he is he says sure I can help ...that might have not been the smartest choice and it may or may not be a small bone of contention in there marriage , as he came on over and moved my piano , that was going to go in his house but he did not want to move it into his .. haha YEP he is a McClung... and my husband if he would have known more then 5 mins before we went to pick it up he would have also said the same things .. But we did end up getting the Very heavy piano up the stairs thanks to all the great help!