The Truth.

We were talking to some friends the other night about blogs and our own blogging.  They mentioned how it's frustrating to them that many people paint their lives as near perfect when they blog. I'm all for counting blessings and trying to look on the positive side but I think they have a point in that it seems like some are trying to deceive. So just in case you were wondering...
  • My house is often messy. I try to keep it clean and for the most part it's fairly organized. But there is usually stuff on my counter, I almost always need to vacuum, and you can pretty much bet there are toys on the floor.
  • I don't make Tayvin's bed everyday.
  • Tayvin's chore list often goes untouched for weeks at a time.
  • I make dinner most nights and try to cook healthy but I also like to bake and I LOVE SWEETS!
  • We are poor.
  • As much as I love making and fixing things up, if I could, I would buy new things instead of refinishing book cases, etc.
  • I don't shop at boutiques because I can't afford them.
  • As much as I hate waiting in check-out lanes at Walmart, I still shop there because I refuse to spend double on cleaning products.
  • I DO NOT work out everyday.
  • Date night usually doesn't happen in our house.
  • I don't wake up to make Nate's lunch at 5:30 am.
  • If we're not leaving the house, Tayvin's hair doesn't get combed.
  • Sometimes we stay in our pajamas until just before Nate gets home.
  • I don't really use cloth diapers to be green.  Mostly I do it to save money.
  • There are plenty of days that go by that I choose to read my own book instead of reading to my kids.
  • Sometimes I'm just too lazy to have veggies with our lunch.
  • I still have some V-day decorations out.
  • We can barely walk in the basement because I have so many projects in the works and I just haven't organized it in awhile.
  • I try to be supportive but the thought of Nate going back to school still makes me want to cry.
  • I am currently eating Muddy Buddies for breakfast.
  • I'm too lazy to use coupons.
  • Sometimes I choose to read a novel instead of the Ensign.
  • Sometimes I hate the sacrifices we are making in order to make our future goals.
There you have it, the truth. Come back soon for pics of our trip to Alaska if you still care to associate with us. :)
  • Oh, but the most important truth, we love our little family and are happy with our lives.


Seriously Hillarious

We are currently enjoying the cold and beautiful Alaska but I thought I'd drop in to tell you this....

The day before we left Tahnyon had Tayvin laughing so hard he peed his pants. Seriously. I thought it was pretty much the greatest thing ever. :)


Overheard: A new one

2 weeks ago, our ward was split. So as you can imagine, there are a lot of new callings being issued.  And my sweet husband who is always willing to serve, was called to be the Young Men's president.  I'm choosing to completely leave out my opinion on it because my feelings haven't yet reached a level that I'm comfortable with.  But I will tell you this... before we went into church on Sunday, I sat in the car with Tayv so we could talk about what's happening in our lives.  We talked about the change of daddy going to school and how his new calling would mean that he'd be around even less. That while we thought we would have weekends with him, that may not be the case now.
 Tayv: "But won't we be sad?"
 Me: "Yah, we'll be sad but we'll also be happy too because we'll know that daddy is serving Heavenly Father and helping people."
 Tayv: "Yah that's true." And then, (very apprehensively) "Well, do you think we should get a new one?"
 Me: "A new what?"
 Tayv: "A new daddy."

I realize this sounds very sad. And it was, it made me cry. I debated whether or not I should tell Nate but when I did, he thought it was hilarious. I'm sure it made him a little sad but he insisted I post it here. 

And just in case you were wondering, there will be no new daddy getting around here.


Our number one goal in moving to Utah (besides being closer to family for a little while) was for Nate to get his MBA.  Although it didn't turn out quite like we had planned,  we will acheive that goal... 4 years after we moved here.  Nate will be starting the Professional MBA program at the U this August. It was a hard decision for us to make, but especially Nate. For the first three years of our marriage, we were both in school. Then we lived in different states for a few months.  We had Tayvin just over a year after we got married. Thus, Nate missed the first two years of his life.  So you can understand why he wouldn't want to repeat that with Tahnyon and our next baby.  But it's what he loves, it's what he needs, and it will be good for us....in the end. I try not to think about the 80 plus hours a week he'll be gone, the dinners eaten alone, the fact that Tayv will attend preschool and kindergarten while Nate is away at school, the summers we'll enjoy while Nate is in class, the missed steps, words, and milestones of Tahn's, going through pregnancy alone, etc.
Instead, I picture Nate's face when he talks about school and that's all I need.