Sunday, January 15, 2017

Jan 15th, 2017

Today was fast Sunday. I fasted for Jordyn. To understand how to connect with her emotionally and understand how she thinks and of course steer her in the right direction with hobbies and talents. Sydney and Jordyn fasted to. Tonight after we had our family scripture study, Sydney was concerned about helping the need and suggested we as a family help out with Feed my Starving Children again. So sweet of her to think of others. We went rollerblading together today and tonight I also enjoyed watching Sydney and Jordyn work together to make brownies. I'm grateful when I see my kids get along and enjoy each other as friends!!

Jan. 14th, 2017

Levi and Jordyn had basketball games. It's so fun to watch them play. They both try their best and I love to see them learn every time. Aunt Tricia came to visit while she is in town with Nathan and Sarah. They saw our store, enjoyed Bahama Buck's and then we went to the Gilbert Temple. We walked around the Gilbert Temple. It was nice to take the kids. It's been awhile since the kids have gone. It was a perfect day too because we got to enjoy a rainbow while we were there. I'm grateful to see those beautiful creations with my family.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Jan. 13th, 2017

Jordyn wrote Sydney a really thoughtful note. She was excited to give it to Sydney and Sydney was genuinely grateful for the gesture. Macie made me a picture of a rainbow and told me she wrote my name on it too, "OOM". I love being a mom. Feeling sore from getting back to lifting weights. My legs have been sore for 3 day straight now. I love being warm. I love my bed and waking up nice and warm in the mornings. I'm grateful that I sleep well at night in my cozy bed.

Jan 12th, 2017

Levi "Dad, did they have bikes when you were a kid?"
Macie "Mom, why are you hicking up?" Have the hick ups
Jordyn "Are Mormons allowed to wear man-kinis?"
Grateful for the funny things they say and even more grateful for the cute prayers given.

Jan. 11th, 2017

Redirected myself with my nutrition. The goal is to view food as a way to fuel my body to function properly. As mentioned previously, I hope my daily desire to Seek God will fuel my spirituality and soul. Grateful that Sydney talks to me and confides with me.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

jan. 10th, 2017

We're opening up our second BB store the end of Feb/beginning of March. These next 6 months are gonna fly by, be busy, stressful, and exciting.  At least this time around it won't be so NEW since we've done this before. I hope and pray this store is as successful or even more so than the Cooper Store. Wages went up by $2 Jan. $8 to $10 an hour. I believe my first job in the summer of 1997 was $5. All our employees make minimum wage and they are all 16-21 years old. I think of many of the good we've done in the community with the store and am happy, proud, and grateful we've facilitated in helping schools, clubs, and families financial in many cases.

Jan. 9th, 2017

I'm grateful for sunsets; and some days Arizona has the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen like the past 2 nights. Levi and I were looking at it tonight: blues and pink with fluffy clouds. It looked like cotton candy we concluded. Jeff left for an overnight meeting in Scottsdale. It's been a few days of stress. Here's the story and some background--Jeff got laid off from Pfizer a year ago and started with Amgen. They gave him a nice signing bonus and the stipulation was that he couldn't resign for a year or else we'd have to pay it back. Well the year with Amgen was pretty ugly. The atmosphere, manager  was unlike he's ever known. An opportunity with Pfizer came up and so in applied for the job and technically signed with Pfizer Dec. 16th. Jeff had just enough vacation days to use until his official year mark with Amgen so he wouldn't have to resign, thus paying back the signing bonus. Well Amgen received confirmation of this development and fired Jeff today, 2 days before his year mark. Thankfully we found out he wouldn't have to pay back this signing bonus. We were both relieved about that. So I'm also grateful for that in addition to sunsets.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Jan 8th, 2017

I'm grateful that primary went well this morning. I taught a new song and tried a new method. Thanks to the internet I can use other people's ideas. Our ward starts at 8am so we hustle in the morning and it's a miracle when we make it to church on time. Later today I realized the all 6 of us our in primary together. Jeff teaches Levi's class now and Macie is a Sunbeam.

Jan 7th, 2017

I'm grateful for date nights. Sometimes I think how cools it would've been to been alive during the 1940's or 50's. I wish I danced more. When I think of the 1940's and 50's, I think of fun and good dancing. I find myself thinking/imagining what a place or street looked like back then. Music and dancing now is raunchy and unoriginal. Funny thing is I don't even know much about music, but I do know if  I like the beat of a song cuz then I can dance and move around.

Jan 6, 2017

Today is Rowan's 12th birthday. When I think of her turning 12, I think of Sydney turning 12 in 11 months. I'm scared of Jeff and I being parents to a teenager soon. I hope and pray our kids can talk to us, gain a testimony at a young age, and hold on to it, have good friends and leaders, and have fun during their teenage years. Most of all, I hope they will know how much Jeff and i love them and that they are daughters of God and son of God (for Levi). This is my prayer for them. I'm grateful to get things organized and orderly around here.