Sunday, January 25, 2009

David and Goliath

I had to blog this so that I wouldn't was so cute.

Tyler was in charge of the Family Home Evening lesson tonight. We all know what this means, the story of David and Goliath. Every time. Well, it has been a while since he told the story and so he pulled the picture out of the binder and held it up.

Kylee: "Oh, I love James and the giant!"

Tyler: "No, it's David and Columbus!"

Kylee: "No, it's James and Columbus!"

James and I were laughing so hard it took a minute to set them straight. Then, Tyler began his lesson.

Tyler: "This is the story of Daniel and Goliath.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

5 Signs That My Heavenly Father Loves ME!!!

My day started off with me waking up with a left over migraine from last night (you know what I am talking about if you have migraines) and I had practically no sleep. I wake up to a messy house because I didn't clean the house before I went to bed. I have not been drinking Dr. Pepper lately and I am a grouchy monster (at least I am a grouchy monster who is trying to be healthier) and I had 8 children that I needed to get fed, dressed, bathed and off to school. I really needed to go running but had no energy. So I started off my morning in a really bad mood.

I don't know about you, but when I am tired I think the world is coming to an end. Major drama. I do not cope well. At all.

So, on my way to pick up Tyler and Lois from Kindergarten I get a call from my Angel mother. This is where my story gets better. It always gets better when my Mom is involved. She says she had a strong feeling that she needed to call and check up on me!

That was the first sign.

Then, I happen to pass on the road another angel of mine, Tiffany, my best bud. We stop and chat for a minute and Tiffany lets me whine for a while. I felt better after talking to her, I always do. She invited Baily over to play.

That was the second sign.

Then, I go home and tell James that I felt like I was at a breaking point and needed some alone time. Without hesitation he sweeps me into his arms and lets me cry, then tells me to get dressed (yes, i was still my my PJ's...big whoop) and to go out and do something alone. The angel that I am married to never ceases to amaze me.

That was the Third sign.

So, I went to see Bride Wars all by my lonesome...which was so cool, the movie, and being alone. I had a nice Cesar salad and a popcorn all to myself. Then I went shopping and bought a cute hat, shirt and pajama pants. It was great! I felt so much better. I usually listen to talk radio while I am driving but instead I let the CD that was in the player run. It was a CD of Kylee's from an LDS group called Inside Out (check it out, your kids will love them!) And the first song to come on was a beautiful rendition of My Heavenly Father Loves Me. I felt the spirit so strong and knew that He loved me.

That was my Fourth sign.

To end my night I went to Enrichment and they had an amazing lady named Lara Gallagher come and speak. She spoke about organizing your life and simplifying. It was amazing and just what I needed to hear.

That was my Fifth sign.

I am so grateful that my Heavenly Father loves me. He knows me and what I need. Sometimes I think I know what I need and try to get that, but if I just let him lead and guide my life I can be happy. Truly happy.

Don't let the angels in your life go unnoticed.

I Get My Hard Head from my Father!

I have realized over the years that I am a slightly hard headed person. It has taken me years to admit it, but it's true. I don't necessarily think I am stubborn or ungiving (is ungiving a word???) but it takes me a while to "get" things. Things like;

a.)If I put my keys in the same place every time I won't loose them. You'd think after the 2nd time of loosing your keys you would find a SPOT for your keys so you didn't have to go through the whole Oh-crap-where-are-my-keys-I-am-already-late deal. Not this thick sculled gal!

b.) If you put your clothes directly in the laundry basket at night you won't curse when you have to pick up "SUCH A HUGE MESS" the next day.

c.) If you leave 10 minutes early for everything, you may get there on time, and I will follow that up with, Not now, not every, does it only take "a quick sec" to pile all the kids into the van when you are going somewhere. It always, and I mean always takes at least 15 minutes with several trips back inside for who knows what.

d.)If you actually thought about dinner before 6:00 pm you wouldn't have hungry grumpy kids at 7:00pm who think they were going to starve to death. This doesn't always happen, but more times than I would like to admit.

e.) Read your scriptures every day and you will be happier...

f.) Communicate with your husband because he doesn't know what you are thinking. There is no "sigh" or slamming of cupboards that I have discovered to date that tells you how he feels.

It think that is all for now, I have humiliated my self enough.

Please give me an AMEN SISTA if you feel the same in any of these areas...please.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Quick Updates on the Hansens

I thought I would do quick run down on the life of the Hansen's in case any one cared...

Malia (13 months)- Let me just say that teeth is one of the hardest things EVER!!! I hate teething time and our little Malia sure hates it too. She is walking like a pro, and into everything. Her favorite thing to do is climb up on Tyler's bench and just hang out. If Malia is missing that is usually where she is. She is talking more and more and is starting to repeat things we say. She makes us laugh and I love spending time with her.
Baily (3 1/2)- Baily just learned how to write her own name, and writes it any chance she can get. She is in a dance class and eats that up! She is mellowing out as she gets older and doesn't throw quick as many fits. 4 is my favorite age, and as she gets closer to 4 she is so fun. She loves dressing up and reading her books.
Tyler (6)- Our kindergartner! He is loving school and catching on well with what he is learning. He is doing well at reading. If Tyler's tummy is nice and full he is a happy camper. He has an endless amount of energy and his imagination is amazing. He can create the most amazing things with blocks, Lego's or just drawing.
Kylee (7 1/2)- Kylee is in 2nd grade and doing very well. I will always be amazed at how smart she is. She is so kind to her brother and sisters. Almost every morning when Malia wakes up she will bring her to me. Sometimes she will even tell me to go back to bed and take Malia to get some breakfast! I know! I am spoiled, huh? Besides some high drama meltdowns here and there, she is so fun to be with and I tell her everyday how lucky I am to be her Mom.
James- Besides trying to recover from hurting his ankle for the second time he is doing great. He was just healing from a soccer injury that he suffered in the summer when he did something else to it (he won't let me tell anyone what embarrassing...something with his scooter...) He was on his second day of training to run the half marathon when it happened. Poor guy. He continues to be an amazing husband and father. He has one of the most positive, easy going attitudes that I have ever seen. I have yet to find his equal. He is still working at the IRS in the evenings. He was recently promoted and enjoys this job better.

Me- I am still babysitting for 4 other kids. It gets challenging sometimes but I am doing okay with it. It is okay because they are hardly ever there at the same times. If I stay organized and keep up the house work I do okay. All 4 of the kids are very easy and fun to have around. I am beginning another writing course and hope to be able to have a few of my stories published when I am done. I love being a Mom and couldn't imagine anything harder or more rewarding.

Another one bites the dust...

I am beginning to seriously consider whether me and cell phones are not meant to be together. After dropping my cell phone in the toilet about a month ago (It slipped out of my pocket as I bent over) I was punishing myself with a cheap phone that looked like the first phone ever invented, it was hideous...well, for my birthday James got me a really nice new phone with insurance, of course.

Well, in celebration of the new year my phone fell into a cup of soda while we were driving. It was actually dropped by my fabulous significant other, Joe (names have been changed to protect the innocent).

Thank the heavens that we had insurance for it.

I am going to try to market on my misfortune and invent a water-proof, drop-proof, kid-proof, Tausha-proof cover for cell phones. If you have any good ideas let me know.