Thursday, January 14, 2010

I'm Back

{Random picture of a tortoise that I took at the zoo over the holidays. They were getting him to move fairly fast by tempting him with prickly pear cactus. It actually was really juicy!}

No, I didn't go anywhere. I've been right here at home! But I haven't felt much like blogging lately. Can you tell? ;-P

First I was busy with company for Christmas and family in town for New Year's. That made it difficult to find time to do anything in our normal routine. Obviously I don't care though. Laundry, dishes, and blogs can wait... when you have company and you're having fun, right?! We had sooo much fun and we'll have so many wonderful memories. So glad they came to visit!

Then I wanted to relax, take a breather, get back into normal life (get my kids back on a routine of going to bed and getting up for school) and clean my house.

I also have a new church calling that requires me to be on the computer a lot... but not blogging. I have been trying to start to wean my baby from nursing. The problem is that every time she sees me in the computer chair she wants to nurse! That makes it hard to get anything done on the computer! (She's sleeping right now...) For the last month, I've been busy working on things for primary, which also equals no time for anything extra.

This last week, I've finally started to find a bit more time to blog, but I just haven't felt like doing it. Oh well.

I've had plenty to actually blog about, though.

Hmmm... Maybe I should make a list of things I've been wanting to blog about, so I will be able to get to them later. I'm sure I'll forget a few right now.

  • Christmas with my sister
  • wii rules in our house
  • sewing with kids
  • making baby pajama pants
  • the new couch
  • gardening right now
  • Holiday recipes that were new to me in 2009
  • hiking with kids in az
  • My baby's baby doll and the quilt from great-grandma
  • paper airplane contest and shadow pictures
  • running, getting ready for the Ragnar Relay
  • a bike race/ride roommate reunion possibility - in UT
  • totally funny videos my daughter makes by herself (all the time) {She would be so mad if I shared them}
  • my need to quilt
  • My Only New Year's Resolution, and other goals
  • etc...

So, we'll see how I do with coming up with these in the near future. But for now, I hope I am at least coming back into normal life enough to blog way more than I have in the last three weeks!

Ah, yes. I'm ready to be back.

{Me, carrying my baby in a backpack. Hiking down from a hieroglyphics trail behind the Superstition Mountains.}

P.S. Does anyone want any zucchini, yellow squash, and/or Bibb (limestone) lettuce from my garden?? I have some I would love to give away. First come, first serve. (obviously local only)


  1. Wow you do have lots to blog about. What a busy/exiting life you have. I feel so dull right now. And you really do have to blog about all that now, because you have peaked my interest, I want more details.

    Glad you had great holidays. I'm glad you're back.

  2. Found you through Thelma's shoe giveaway and how cute are you? First that picture at the top makes me laugh out loud. I love it. I read your list of to do's and I have a question. Does Wii rule at your house or do you need to have rules regarding the Wii? If it's the latter please let me know because currently the Wii has taken over our (children's) lives! I will check in again. Our blog list has some similarities , it's scary. I know where you are in the mornings! :)

  3. Deb and Jen, you are so sweet! It's funny. I still am finding it hard to blog, even since my post. I think it's that I know it will take such a chunk of my time. But, I should really start using the "save" feature, huh? Then I could work on a post various times throughout the day and get it done easier. Hmmm...

    Jen, that's awesome that you found me through Thelma's blog. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I will try to post our wii rules soon. And yes, it is the rules we have made for playing the wii in our house. :-) It's working okay so far.