Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Welcome 2014


I have decided that my word for 2014 is ACCEPT.
ac·cept  (k-spt)
To receive (something offered), especially with gladness or approval.
To tolerate.
To be willing to grant or believe.
To regard as normal, suitable, or usual.
To regard as true; believe in.
To understand as having a specific meaning.
To endure resignedly or patiently.

Synonyms: recognize, acknowledge, admit, know, recognize, embrace, adopt, believe, receive, honor, respect, take on,

ACCEPT myself.
ACCEPT love.
ACCEPT God's grace and love.
ACCEPT struggles.
ACCEPT my strengths.
ACCEPT that somethings are beyond my control.
ACCEPT help.
ACCEPT friendship.
ACCEPT the fact that I have a body that has many physical limitations.
ACCEPT that my children are growing up!
ACCEPT that I have Depression and struggle with it on a daily basis.
ACCEPT that I have what I need to take control of my life.

There are so many things that I could continue listing, but you get the idea!
I added the definition and some synonyms to help you understand why I chose this word.  So feel free to insert any synonym you find fitting for the above statements.

I have spent the last year and a half in recovering from 2 major surgeries. During this time, I  have learned that there is a lot of things in my life that need acceptance, both good and bad.

 It is hard to accept the fact that I have let myself detach from engaging in life.  I have been so isolated for so long that it has been very hard to interact with people, or even wanting to!

I've learned that it is hard to accept help from others.  It is hard to accept that my body has let me down but even harder to realize that I let my body down by not taking care of it like I should have and it just plain wore out.
Through out this new year I am going to focus on the good in my life and replace the bad things that I have let suck too much of my time and energy from me. 

So I hereby ACCEPT the challenge I give myself to ACCEPT all things that come my way and make the best of it no matter what!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Adventure Glasses!

Wow, November, really, that is the last time I got on this blog? 
Being pushed out of your comfort zone is never easy.  Most of the time it is painful, but that is how we grow right?
But for someone who has terrible anxiety it can seem nearly impossible.
My comfort zone is being challenged,  I don't do well with challenge, it makes me want to retreat to my bed and pull the covers up over my head, but here is a cool thing; some of these challenges are coming from ME!
I am MAKING myself do things that I am TERRIFIED of.  My hands are shaking so bad right now I have to re-type ever other word just thinking about the challenge I have in front of me today.  Tears are flowing down my cheeks because I am that afraid, but you know what? I can do this.  My sweet husband left a little note at the bottom of the instruction sheet that he so thoughtfully wrote out for me outlining any quirks or problems he thinks I may encounter today, he told me "have a fun adventure"!  So that is the pair of glasses I am wearing today"!  My adventure glasses!  Whatever happens today is not a trial or an upset, it is an adventure and I can't wait to see where that leads me! 

Wish me luck!  I am off to Adventure Land!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

It's What's for Dinner

found recipe on: Recipe Diaries
Nutrition Info: Calories 390 | Fat 11.5g | Carbohydrate 36g | Fiber 2g | Protein 33g
Serves 6
Weight Watcher Recipes 6 points (old points)

1 pound ground turkey
1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 can reduced fat refrigerator biscuits
1 ¼ cups shredded low fat Mexican Cheese

Preheat oven to 350 F
Brown Turkey and drain juices if needed.
Pour and mix enchilada and tomato sauce over browned turkey.
Cut refrigerated biscuits into fourths and stir into meat mixture.
Dump into a greased 9X13 casserole pan and bake for 25 minutes.
Take out of oven and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Let stand for 5 minutes.

**I actually changed this up a bit and made it Italian style. I used spaghetti sauce in place of the enchilada and tomato sauces. I also added Italian seasonings to my meat and threw in a little grated Parmesan and baked!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Marching Band

My oldest child is participating in Marching Band.  He switched from Trumpet to Tuba and has enjoyed every second of it.  He did great during Parade season and now they are entering Competition season.  They had their first competition on Saturday and came in Second Place in our division!

Way to go Lehi Marching Band!

Friday, September 02, 2011

The Best of....

PINTEREST.  If you know what this is then you know how utterly awesome it is.  If you don't know what it is, (to quote a certain commercial) "what, do you live under a rock or something?).
If you don't know, DO NOT go there!  You will hate me and love me all at the same time!
If you think Facebook and Twitter are time suckers, do not enter the Pinterest craze!
While letting my life pass me by and I scroll, click and pin I have come across some of the best things life has to offer, like this:

Source: via Judi on Pinterest

 You are very welcome!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Beginning of the End

The end has begun.  The end of the School Years that is.  Caleb started Kindergarten today!
How has it been five years already?  Is my baby ready for this new existence as a school-going child?

Um, that would be a big YES!  Without any hesitation or even looking back, he is off.  Off to begin his journey of learning  what he can become!  Good luck Caleb!  I love you baby of mine!

Friday, August 05, 2011


On Monday my middle child, who I call Medium on this blog, left for a week long summer camp.
I was so excited for him to have this adventure.  It is run by our School District and I remember going  there when I was his age!
Not only was I excited for him, I was excited because him being gone meant PEACE in the home for a bit.
You see, Medium and Small fight all the time. I get so tired of telling them to be nice to each other and stop fighting and leave each other alone and please just share. I am tried of reminding M that he is older and should know better then to argue with a 5 year old.

I will admit it has been peaceful.   It got even more peaceful Thursday when I handed Large (my oldest) over to some very capable and trusted adults that are taking a dozen or so teenagers river rafting! It got even BETTER when I was able to hand Small over to Grandpa and Grandma for a sleepover for a few nights.

 That being done, I have been totally without children for nearly 28 hours. It was great at first, but now I am so anxious for them to come home, especially M, I pick him up at 3pm today and it can't come soon enough. 
And much to his embarrassment, being the over emotional person that I am, I will shed tears of joy when I see him get off that bus!  unless I get them all out this morning crying as I go about cleaning up the house because I really do miss my kids, fighting and all!

UPDATE:When I picked him up, he told me*cue tears* that he'd felt like I was following behind him the whole time and that it made him feel good and that it was really cool!