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Found

I found the picture that I have had on Creator homepage randomly online and it wasn’t linked to a website of any sort. I fell in love with the room itself and wanted desperately to find out where it came from. Fast forward 3 months to today and you know what I found thanks to Pinterest, this picture of this exterior home from the Utah County Parade of Homes. And what did I find inside the home? The picture that I have been looking for! I was so excited and I continued to look through the home tour and it’s a little too much turquoise for my liking but it’s done nicely. Thank you Pinterest for linking me to the picture that I have longed to...

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Creating a Positive Atmopshere in the Home

1.  10 Minutes A Day For Each Child Focus a minimum of 10 minutes a day on each child when they are enjoying you.  This helps build a strong connection with Mommy.  You want his greatest pleasure to be spending time with Mommy. 2.  ENJOY Your Children YOU spend a minimum of 10 minutes a day enjoying your children.  We all know how fast time flies by.  ENJOY THEM!!  Make sure to savor their childhoods and not get bogged down by all the diaper changes, carpools and meals.  Take time out of each day to watch them play or try new things.  Step back and take it in, and try to seal it in your memory.  Take in the joy they are giving you and realize what a blessing it is. 3. Just Because I LOVE YOU Once a week, do something for your children ‘just because you love them.’  This shows them that you love them for who they are, not what they do.  Don’t have this be a reward or something they need to earn, rather have it be purely because you love them, and tell them that!  For instance, ‘We are going to ice cream today JUST BECAUSE I LOVE YOU and I want to spend some special time with you!’ 4.  Physical Touch Make sure to have physical touch with your kids at least three times a day.  Hug them throughout the day, and pat them on the back.  Give them high fives and smile at them.  Physical touch is another way to give them attention for good behavior! 5.  4:1 Ratio of POSITIVE FEEDBACK vs Negative Consequences Be conscious of how often you are giving your children positive feedback vs. negative consequences.  You should be giving them four positive feedbacks for every negative consequence you say to them.  This can be anything that provides goodwill, such as praising, smiling, lovingly touching, and talking with them.  Magnify the positive while giving them your full attention and energy.  Create opportunities for your children to succeed, then take it a step further and explain to them how they succeeded once they...

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Interruptions

I speak of interruptions today because our life is now on hold for time away from our things and our household. Most would enjoy this time like I am but others may not. This is my view of how our life has been like this last week. What an interruption means to Sarah:a break (too much sitting), a time to refocus, thinking outside the box, rethink future goals, work on tax documents, blog a little, and read a book in a day (which I never do) I read this book here.. What an interruption means to Reeghan and Paetan:a time away from chores, freedom at Grandma’s house, late night’s because of Spring Break, day camp, and just plain old fun. What an interruption means to Easton: mommy hater, more curious, off schedule, grumpy, out of sync, terror, sadness, telling me “Mommy I wanna go home”, and just plain out of whack I can’t speak for Trent but I guess it helps when we don’t have to pay rent for a couple of...

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More Move and Lake Perris

At the end of our moving experience we were invited by our friends to go camping/boating at Lake Perris. Which they didn’t even know we were even moving when they called to ask us to go. They called Thursday night while the 1st wave of moving was happening. Trent was on the phone with them and told them he’d call them back after he talked with me about it. He thought I’d say no. But at this point I was exhausted and I also wanted to be spontaneous because of my busy week. I’ve neglected my children all week and felt awful. This was the perfect opportunity to unite our family once again after all the caos. The second wave of moving happened Friday morning along with my “angels” otherwise know as my sisters from church who showed up and helped deep me clean the whole house in 4 hours! They were incredible and felt like they did so little but in my mind just this simple act of kindness went along way for me and meant so much to me. I was reminded of the hymn “As Sisters in Zion” as I watched them throughout my home clean. The part when it says, “the errand of angels is given to women”, we as women have this within us to help one another as angels to fly in a moments notice, which happened the night before, to come help someone in need. I have to thank my great friend, Shauna, for allowing me to say ok for help because she sent out the email and these women showed up! I have not only had cleaning help this week but also babysitting help from these great women in my life. I feel so blessed and my burden was made light. Lake Perris That evening we packed up once again for an overnight camp trip to Lake Perris with the Haws. We got to camp around 7 and setup and just let the kids run wild and they just enjoyed themselves. Then we lit up the campfire and did smores and then wound down and went into the tent. It was a rough night of tossing and turning for me because we didn’t bring a pad for me to lay on. We don’t camp much at all so we need to create a punch list for our next one. It didn’t help that I was pregnant either but I woke up every hour turning for one side to the next but I actually slept ok and didn’t even have to get up to go to the bathroom. The next day we got into the lake around 7:30am and just enjoyed our whole morning watching the boys wakeboard and Trent got up on the 4th time and did an amazing job. He made it look so easy. It was fun to watch him enjoy himself. Buddy just may have a new wakeboard partner because Trent wants to keep it up he had so much fun. The children got onto the tubes and would have stayed on it all day long if they could. Paetan actually tried wakeboarding but only one run and got up for a bit and then crashed and it startled her so she didn’t want to pursue it anymore. Maybe another boat trip. I was so proud of her she was so brave and she is my weakest swimmer in the water I thought for sure she would never try. Reeghan didn’t even try and she is my strong swimmer. Sara and I are both pregnant and are 4...

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