Friday, May 28, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I have had the same hair cut for the last 15 years now. Sometimes I would cut it short, or I got a perm once, or sometimes I curl it, highlights maybe once every couple years, but mostly this is how my hair looks. Long, black, straight. BORING. After having my babies my hair has these funky little short frizzy hairs across my forehead that forces me to keep it clipped back in a bobby pin. So I grew tired of my awkward hair line and decided to go for it and do something different. I can't believe how much bangs changes my whole face, but I welcome the change. I definitely look younger, but now at an age where looking younger isn't a big deal. I don't love the photo below of me, but it's a good comparison.
Friday, May 21, 2010
My parents got an offer on their house (yeah!) but the catch is that they wanted to close in two weeks. Which means we are now down to 10 days left for us to find a place of our own. It wouldn't be too difficult if we knew exactly what we were looking for, but unfortunately we don't. Schools and neighborhood are a BIG deal to me. I don't want to rush into the house just b/c of our time dilemma. So for now there is a short sale home in north Ogden we will be pursuing but it causing me more anxiety then I anticipated. If that falls through then there is a town home we will rent in Brigham City (so I can be close to my family) while we look for something in North Ogden area or we are now really liking the Syracuse area. I am just a BIG planner, not knowing is KILLING me! But oh well, like the phrase says "the show must go wrong" ;) I mean..uh..the show must go on. Also, I have sold most of our furniture on KSL. I am no longer lugging around furniture with me JUST because we have it. It's not THAT expensive, especially when I can sell off some of what we own. So far I have sold my bed set which included my kind bed (not mattresses) armoir, dresser, night stand. Also I have sold a love seat, our huge outdated tv, and our kitchen table. I am still waiting to hear back on our couch and chairs, but I am not as desperate to get rid of those. So a lot going on for us right now. Oh, and to top off all there is to do...both of our cars have the check engine light on, the Jeep needs new tires and needs to have tags and registration done by next week. Super.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Lydia has become more mischievous than ever. She loves to crawl into tight places, she puts anything and everything into her mouth, and she has mastered the art if silently disappearing as I run through the house to find her. I know she is just a baby, but she can sit so still and quiet and finds the best hiding spots that it really does give me a fright for a moment when I don't know where she is.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Perhaps many of you have seen this ever so inspiring video. I was very moved by it and my throat was very tight for the whole 8 minutes, it is still a little tight right now as I write this. Which in translation means that I am on the verge of tears. All of us have trials of some form or another. I used to dismiss mine and not give myself much credit because in the past mine had never been as big or difficult as others that I knew. But the fact is that trials, no matter how big or small, are what makes us strong. I just reread two emails I have saved that my parents wrote Ryan and I about a year ago when things weren't going our way. It brought back so many emotions and I am so thankful for the chance to take an honest look at who I am, who I want to be, and how very very much I need the Savior to get me there. I know this saying has been said before, but it rings so true... I have never stood more tall, then when I am on my knees.