Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Noah starts 4th grade

I wanted to walk Noah into his classroom on his first day of school. I have done this every year. This morning he said he wanted us to walk him in. I took my camera like every year and when he sat at his desk he gave me the look of "GET OUT OF HERE MOM!" I guess this is the last year I will have his picture taken at his desk the 1st day of school.

This is right in front of the school.
We are getting a little brave this year. Since we live so close to the school, Utah does not provide bus transportation. Last year we had a carpool to get the kids to school. This year with my daycare and crazy schedule, it is easier to not participate in the carpool, plus Noah really wants to ride his bike to and from school this year. I figure he is 9 years old and in the 4th grade. He is old enough. I may not be completely ready for him to do this, but he is and I have to let him explore a little bit. He did very well today. We met him at school so we could take him to his classroom and make sure he locked his bike up. Tomorrow he is on his own. Him and a friend will be riding together so that is nice.

I wanted to make sure that he had a good start to the day, so I made him scrambled eggs, toast, a banana, and some OJ. Starting off with a good breakfast is important and sometimes I think we are too rushed, so this year, one of my goals is to be better with breakfast. Cereal for breakfast is great sometimes but I am staying at home and want to give him more of a variety this year. Lets see if I can do this.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My new nephew!

Welcome Bentley Christopher Brandeberry. My brother Adam and his wife Ashley had their first baby on Monday August 16th at 6:48pm. Funny cause that is Adam's birthday too. Bentley was 7 lbs. 3 oz. and 20 inches long. He has a head full of hair and is absolutely adorable. He looks just like Adam. Everyone is doing fine. Ashley did a great job. I am so happy for them and am so excited to be an Aunt AGAIN! Congratulations to Adam and Ashley on their new addition!

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Goals!

I am turning a new leaf. I am making a bunch of new changes in my life and need to mark it down so that I can follow up on my success. There are so many things that I want to change in my life from emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I know this post is kind of boring so if you don't want to.....don't read it. I need this post mostly for myself.

work out every day for 1 hour. (except for Sunday)
eat right
drink plenty of water
take daily vitamins

take time for myself (even if it is only 10 mins a day)

read scriptures every day for 30 mins.
read Ensign every day (one article)
choose 1 uplifting book to read a month
have morning and evening personal prayer
attend the Temple once a week

I know all of these things I should be doing anyway. Some of it I do on occasion but not everyday like I should. I plan on using this plan for a few months and see how well I do. I hope by this I will become a better person physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I want to be in better shape and be healthy and I want to grow closer to my Heavenly Father. This is my 3 month plan. Wish me luck!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!!!!

Well, it came around a little too fast this year. I am now officially 29! Next year is going to be a rough year. I will have to leave my 20's which I have thoroughly enjoyed. So much has happened to me in the last 9 years. I had a baby, got divorced, started working full time, made so many new friends, bought 2 cars, started dating one of my brothers friends and then married him, gained a new family, moved to Utah so that Chris could finish up his bachelors at BYU, I became a stay at home mom again, and now I am going back to school to get a degree in Elementary Education. There have been a lot of other amazing things that I have done in the past 9 years but those are just a few that have stuck out to me.

So I wake up yesterday morning and got completely ready for my day, because I scheduled myself and Noah to visit the dentist. (why I did that on my birthday I am not quite sure) So I then get Noah up and tell him to jump into the shower. I then proceed to our kitchen only to find a beautiful flower arrangement on the table with a card. Chris was suppose to be up most of the night studying and I guess he waited for me to fall asleep so he could run to the store. His card was so funny. On the front it has a picture of a guy pulling a card away from donkey. The inside said...."I hope you like this card...It's a little something I pulled out of my ass. Happy Birthday!" So funny! Then Noah and I go to the dentist only to find out that I have 4 cavities. How did that happen?????? So they filled 2 of them and I go back on Monday for the other 2. So my mouth is sore and I had soup for lunch, which ended up running down my chin because I couldn't feel half my face. I did get a good nap in because it was such a nasty day. It rained and stormed most of the morning. Great day to just relax. Then Chris made spaghetti, garlic bread, and salad for dinner and then we made a lemon cake with vanilla frosting for my birthday cake. It was so good. Right when we finished dinner we had a knock at the door. Chris opened it only to find 4 adorable kids and a blonde chick singing Happy Birthday with balloons. Sarah and he 4 munchkins brought me two balloons and two really cute cards. Mason picked one out for me that had a monkey on the toilet on the front and it says "It's Potty Time." Sarah said he picked it out himself. It was super cute. Then Sarah got me one with Shoes all over the front and it says "indulge you inner shopaholic." Sarah added a line to it "not really LOL". She must know me a little too well. It is so nice to have great friends and a loving husband and son to make my birthday the best day ever. I love them all!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pictures are worth a thousand words

Some more family pictures! I am loving this new tripod. I think I am going to look into taking a photography class at some point. I really love my new camera too.