Friday, April 4, 2014

The Pirate Fairy

It's Friday!!  The Weekend!  The end of Spring Break...wait what?

1.  It's the end of Spring break.   It's a mixed bad.  I didn't get to sleep in everyday.  In fact, I hardly slept in any days.  I did enjoy the stress free mornings of not having to rush everyone around.  What a drag.  What I won't miss...everything MINE CRAFT.  If you don't have a kid between 7 and 12 consider yourself lucky.

2.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier...still trying to figure out when we are going to see this movie.  So excited about it.

3.  The Pirate Fairy.  Yes, I totally bought it because Tom Hiddleston is James Hook.  However, the movie is adorable.  It has all kinds of Peter Pan references and I laughed so much.  And just so you know Hook is a COD FISH!  He's a meanie butt!  I reccommend this movie to anyone.

4.  "Life is what happens when your busy making other plans."  Do you know who said that?  Put your thinking caps on.  I love this expression especially because it completely sums up Spring break for us.  *

5.  I have lost 14 pounds exactly.  I am moving more and eating less.  That is the big secret.  Sorry. When I hit 5pounds, I bought myself a bracelet.  Since I went past ten pounds I bought myself lotion and a smelly candle.  When I offically lose 15 pounds I plan to buy a tiara!  Why not!  I am worthy of one.

This is a dress I tried on at Penney's.  It is two sizes too big.  However because my ribs and chest are...ahem...it didn't fit right.  Looks cute tho.  I need a Busty Girl Store.  Is there one of those?

My lotion and candle

This is when Ryan was finally feeling better.  He's still coughing, but otherwise himself.
This one is a throw back...it's ME!  I think I was 4.  This is my HOTROD!
Another throwback...this is from Jan...it was after Christmas.  Showing off our weather.  Sorry.  Not sorry.



Emmy Mom


I am linking up with Emmy today for Friday Five!

*John Lennon is the one who said, "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."



  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Who Am I?


I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Who I am and who I aspire to be...let's get the obvious out of the way.  Wife.  Mother.  Yes, yes...I am those things.  I am proud to be those things.  I would not be a mother of three of the most beautiful, intelligent, ridiculous, fun beings I have the pleasure of knowing if it weren't for being a wife.  This is part of who I am.  I would not have children without a partner.  Why?  Because I am a Christian.  Yep.  I am.  Not only am I a Christian, but get this, I am a member of The Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Yep.  I am very  slightly unconventional at times with my love for all things geeky, but I stand by my morals, and everything I am taught.

I am taught this:  to love my neighbor (yeah even the ones who wrong me...that's hard!)  But I am also taught to love everyone.  Everyone.  Guess what?  I do love all people.  Their race, religion, gender are not a deciding factor for me.  Lifestyle?  What was it that Jesus taught?  Love the sinner, not the sin.  Here's the thing.  I'm a sinner.  Yep.  I am still working on that one.  I don't drink, smoke, gamble, cheat, beat my kids but I still sin.  My sin is not your sin.  If didn't sin at all, well I wouldn't be here.


I am also an American.  Yep.  I am a free speech, right to bare arms, American.  I don't care about race...nobody should.  The day it doesn't matter will be the day any and all forms leave race off the forms.  If it truly doesn't matter, then why have it there.

I am a woman.  I am not better than a man, nor do I need one to complete me.  I am strong and capable.  No, I do not know how to change a flat tire or change my oil, but I can call for help on my phone.  This does not make me weak.  It makes me resourceful and smart.  I don't know how to sew.  Don't assume because I am female I know this talent.  I am also tall, that doesn't mean I play basketball.  By the way, I do not.  In fact, I am quite terrible at the sport.  I play softball.

I am blonde.  Blondes are not always dumb.  That comes from Marliyn Monroe depicting blondes as mindless.  She was actually a shark, and a brunette.  I am smart, ornery, and I can tell blonde jokes with the best of them.  "What do you do when a blonde throws a grenade at you?"  "You pull the pin and throw it back!"

I am in school earning my Bachelor's in Humanities for English.  As I approach the end of my second year, I am considering the Master's Program.  I find this school stuff both complex and exciting.  I like the challange, and I have enjoyed improving myself.

This is who I am:  A woman, mother, wife.  American, Christian, Latter-day Saint, and Geek-galore!

I am linking up with Shell today for Pour Your Heart Out.