Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Starting Somewhere

I keep thinking in my head, "okay I have got to catch up on my blog today...but there is just SO MUCH to catch up on...I'll do it tomorrow." There is so much to catch up on so I guess I'll just stop trying to play catch up. I do need to journal all of the events over the last month but in an attempt to not feel overwhelmed about one more thing in my life, I'm just going to start somewhere. A somewhere that may be a bit random and all over the place.

First of all, can I just say how much I miss my sister. She drove 12 hours from Texas with her children to see Makayla and to be part of Katelund's baptism. It meant the world to me. I always say that no matter how old I am, I will always need my mommy. Well, it is true for Andrea as matter how old I get, I will always need my big sister to tell me what to do and how to do it, to tell me that everything will be okay and tomorrow will be better, to spoil me and make me laugh, and to tell me that she loves me. Somehow she always just knows exactly what I need to hear. I know for sure that it was by divine design that Andrea came first. I needed her and I always will.

Secondly, have you read "The Help"? (Thanks so much mom for getting it for me!!) It is SO GOOD!! I'm reading it when I nurse (and even when I'm rocking a crying baby at 3 in the morning). I can't wait to see the movie. I think it will be the perfect movie to go and see with a bunch of girl friends.

Thirdly, this whole four kids thing? Totally wiping me out. I love all of them (most of the time) :) and surely I will eventually get the hang of it, but for now...whew! I'm exhausted. The hardest time is from 4-7 pm each day. I can't quite figure out how to get Katelund's 2 hours worth of homework done, practice reading with Cloey, take care of a colicky baby, keep Hailey from killing herself (she is into EVERYTHING and climbs up EVERYTHING!!), and get dinner on the table. It's insane. I know that it will really help if I could get dinner made in the morning. But....any down time I have these days I'm trying to clean a messy house, catch up on laundry or sneak in a power nap. I'm sure I will adjust eventually. But for now, I'm just a little overwhelmed still. I'm pretty sure four children is all I will be having because I think I've hit my max.

Fourthly (is that even a word?), I started running again and man does it feel good. Not only do I enjoy the endorphins from exercising, I also really love the time I have to just be by myself...just me and my ipod. Oh, it feels so good. And will feel even better when fall rolls around. Next week it is actually supposed to drop into the mid 80's and the humidity is supposed to be really low. It will feel like heaven. Today I went to playgroup and just about melted. It is in the 90s and OH SO HUMID!!! Today was definitely a hat day. My hair does not get along very well with humidity.

Lastly, here are some random pictures from my phone...


Melissa said...

Melissa! I just love you! I am so glad there is someone like you in the world who understands my life so well. Don't worry- 4 kids gets much easier, in fact, I feel like it is easier than 2, unless I try to go somewhere.
I'm still trying to figure out how to balance everything, especially the 4-7 time and trying to get 2 kids ready by 8 while 2 other kids are demanding my attention & want milk!
The only thing that really helps is time... especially as the kids all grow older and can do more things and the older kids help watch the younger ones. Until then though, kiss those babies until it hurts their cheeks because soon we will look back and wonder where all the time went. I love being a Mom... it is what we were meant to do on earth, why we were chosen by our Heavenly Father to be Mother's in Zion in 2011.

As for "The Help" I agree with you- it is wonderful! I wish so badly you were here this weekend! A group of friends and I are going to see it on Friday night & stay over in Park City- a much needed break for me! I can't wait to see it!

I hope you have a wonderful day! How exciting that Katelund got baptized! I love your example!
♥ ya

Melissa said...

oh yeah, one more thing. I started a new blog, I can't remember if I emailed you or not. I'm mostly putting printables and other random fun stuff on there & blogging about life too. There's a fun school subway art I just designed on there. I'll still keep my family one as a family journal, but this is more of a fun idea one.
Thanks! :)

MANDY said...

I'm so glad you took a few minutes of your most precious time, truly, to keep in touch with us. :) I'm thinking of you and lovin' ya from afar!

Staceroo said...

I totally agree with the fourth kid thing. I just about wanted to kill everyone who said "if you can handle three kids you can handle ten" because I kept wondering what was wrong with me because I was not "handling" four, they were handling me! Maybe it's just that babies and homework do not jive together AT ALL because that was (is) always my hardest time. There is just so much to juggle - plus dinner - hello! I'm sure you will figure out what works for you and I KNOW you're doing better than you think.

Mary said...

I can't believe you had your baby already. The nine months flew by for me. You? I think you are the greatest mom. I love you. And you'll figure the four thing out and still be a mom hero.

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