Saturday, January 30, 2016


Just some January happenings...

Emily wanted to play Frozen Monopoly 12 times a day.

We love Disneyland!

Daddy is the best!

Park days!

Gorgeous. Palm trees+orange groves+blue sky+ snow-covered mountains makes for great views while running.

Emily passed off all her kindergarten sight words!

Citrus sale time. These random stands popped up everywhere in front of people's houses. You just leave your money in the box. Yummy!

More time at the park.

Emmy's 100th day of school. She had to make a shirt with 100 things on it. She chose stars.

I took Emmy to this thing called the Compassion Experience. Basically it was a recruitment effort to get people to sponsor kids in 3rd world countries. But you walked through replicas of their homes, schools, etc and could really see what life is like in those countries.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Star Wars 10K

In January, my friend Caron came to visit and we ran the Star Wars 10K at Disneyland. She made us some Ewok costumes. We had so much fun!

This was the starting line where we ran into Hyperspace. :) I liked the course for this race better than the other Disney one I did. But the other racers weren't as into it as the other one.

Even though it was not a hot day and it was very early in the morning, it was SO HOT running in those Ewok costumes.

But we finished and had a great time.

Then of course we hit the parks. I really didn't take very many pictures because we were having too much fun. But I did take this one. We went to the Animation Academy, where a Disney artist teaches you how to draw characters. We did Minnie. It was really fun. I'd never been there before so it was fun to do something new.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

2016 Resolutions

Well, my 2015 New Years resolutions pretty much went out the window. I call it enough that I kept everyone fed, clean, and alive last year. It was a really rough year for us, with way too much change and a lot of trials, so I count it a miracle that we survived.

It still feels like I'm struggling to keep my head above water, but I think I'm ready to try and take control of my life again. So to get out of the hole I fell into last year, here goes this year's resolutions...

1. Better Sabbath Day observance

2. Morning "me time" (get up before everyone to read scriptures/prayer/prepare/etc)

3. Plan meals weekly and daily

4. Keep a food journal

5. Plan out family schedule weekly and daily (print out weekly calendar)

6. Get back to the gym/consistent exercise

7. Potty train Zach

8. Get over being sad/bitter about having to move

9. Accept our current situation for what it is and try to make the best of it and stop wishing for circumstances that we can't have right now, even though we may have had them in the past and it feels like we're dealing with a setback instead of making progress