Posts Tagged "Paetan"

October 2013 General Conference

I came across this post and she hit it spot on for me. The two things I took away from conference was that I am to be a mother and a missionary. God has entrusted me with these precious 4 little people and I am commanded to teach, lead and guide them to the temple. The last few weeks we have been doing morning devotionals before they head off to school and I know it’s made a difference even if it’s having more peace in our home. I know that if we do the small and simple acts each day to ensure their knowledge of Christ we as parents will have power to teach, lead and guide them. I just feel an overwhelming love from my Savior in my role as a daughter, wife and mother. He is by my side and I can’t do this job alone. I was able to take the girls to conference just us three. What a treat that was to sit next to them and see them write down their question of what they wanted to learn from conference. I kept reaching over to each of them to ask how they were feeling and each time they mentioned either warm or happy. One of the biggest things we need to teach right now is to help them feel the spirit and it’s in those moments where you need to help them recognize it when you feel it. I made these bags with the help of Monica who sews for the kids to use to help them listen. It worked so well. I went to Trader Joe’s and filled each bag with a food item from there. I love Trader...

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Paetan’s best part of her body

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Updated Accountability Charts

I updated our charts from back here and added a few lines to it.  On the top for our zones I added bathroom to the mudroom zone cause it sure was a mess!  Then I added beneath the zones an explanation of the morning and night routines that they will be responsible for doing on the below chart.  It needed to be put somewhere so it fit on the zone chart. I added night to this chart above because it wasn’t getting done.  The “Date with Dad” cute thing came from Pinterest and each week one child gets a special date with a parent on Friday afternoon for a couple of hours before we go on our date.  So I decided to tape this up so that it will be a friendly reminder to them to not only do their jobs each day but at the end of the week you will have the privilege of going on that date with the...

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Last day of Spring Break was rough

It’s been a fun week for spring break and Friday was a hard one. All 3 of the older ones broke down all at once and ganged up on eachother. I did “break” literally and I have to admit that I broke my challenge of no yelling. Oh how it hurt inside to do that. The pain hits you hard right after you have done it that you’ve failed and slipped up. Easton and Reeghan were going at it in the car with punches and scratches and I just held my own and let them fight it out until we reached the stop sign and I burst! Then I threw my phone charger to the back of the car because I was so frustrated. I’ve realized that all the sitting and watching them just fueled my fire and then I just consumed them all with my yell. The night only got progressively worse as Easton continued to throw things at me all because he didn’t want to apologize to Reeghan. He finally did and then came to me and said sorry. I took “going out with dad” away from him as a consequence for the incident in the car earlier and it was time for trent to go and that made it worse to the point that he continued to throw more at me again after Trent had left! I just broke down in front of him and that didn’t seem to do anything and my instinct came to kick him to stop. Yep I said it, I kicked my son down. I ran out of his room and fell onto my bed with more alligator tears this time. My thoughts of my Savior flooded my mind at this moment and I thought of the words I just taught to the youth just on Sunday. Then I thought about my studythis morning about standing in holy places and it sure wasn’t holy around my house this afternoon. Finally I fell to my knees and pleaded and pleaded for him. It’s a tiny miniscual problem I’m dealing with trying to create more sibling love but man I sure am failing. However I know that I can jump right back on and pray even harder to overcome this weakness of mine. I need help and I can’t do it alone. Pae came in a few minutes later and asked if I felt better and I told her being a mom is hard and she said. “I help make it hard, I’m sorry”. It was a tender moment and proceeded to tell her we all are working on being better people and we mess up and it sucks when we do. Easton once again came into my room about a half hour later and apologized again. Oh the lessons he is learning! Man it was a hard afternoon! His room still looks like this and I’m not touching it I may last for...

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Shooting Practice

Trent was over the moon about this idea of taking us on a family adventure to the woods out in the middle of nowhere and go learn how to shoot a gun. Well today we did it right after we hunted for eggs we headed out to shoot a bunny target. Your browser does not support the video tag Your browser does not support the video...

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