Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Here we go again

MAN! I keep getting way behind on my blogs, sorry folks, I know you are all just DYING to know what is going on with us.

Well here is a quick or maybe not so quick catch up on what has been going on.


HAPPY NEW YEAR! (It's still January so I can still do this right?)

I made a few goals this year for myself, and I haven't really written them down, but there all up in my head somewhere.

The main ones I am focusing on right now is...
1. 30 days no sugar (its been 29 days!) one more to go! I plan on still not eating sugar tho, this was just a short term goal to get me going
Now, this needs some clarification. Many people reading this are like "Wait, you ALREADY don't eat sugar." Well here is where I have fallen off the wagon folks. Slowly but surely sugar has started to creep its way back into my life. Anyway, and for a while I was like so what, I want to eat this big piece of cake. (kassie remember story's birthday party?) But after a while I started to feel like man, I am eating it way too much and not eating anything else, no wonder I feel like crap 24 7. So I thought to myself, where is my motivation? What do I REALLY want right now but maybe is not a necessary. And it hit me, a hair dye and a cut! (to some people out there, this may not seem like much motivation, but so far it has worked GREAT for me)

The first week was HARD. Especially at the store, you see when you are nursing and shopping and starving that is when you find yourself shopping but I endured and made it through. So I am giving myself a BIG pat on the back, this was hard and I am really proud of myself for being better and following through.

Anyway but after that first week, I just started to feel better! Emotionally, physically and mentally. Can't wait to get my hair done now!

Goal 2: Have a better attitude about scripture reading.
This one may seem ridiculous, but you see when a certain hour rolls around at night, I can NOT cope very well with anything but the ides of just going to sleep. However, since sleep is something of the past, staying up to read scriptures with my husband while my baby sleeps peacefully is something that I need to and should enjoy. So, I have decided to change my attitude about it. Easier said then done.

If my husband wants to read the full chapter instead of 2-3 versus I will support him on this. (Sad but true, more often then not, I have been known to throw a fit sometimes about this). So I am focusing on 1.) not only enjoying the scriptures more, but 2.)enjoying the time with my husband more, and I think it has made a difference already.

Although one night I went to bed early to catch up on sleep, (did I mention I haven't been getting much of it lately) and I even put Kory's scriptures on the table so he could read them while he ate. Then I read scriptures to myself (The whole 40+ versus) and went to bed. Then the next night we were discussing where we were at and turns out he only read a few versus and admitted that he thought I wouldn't read at all. SAD huh? See, that is why it's a goal for me.

Goal 3: Have a better attitude about my calling

Did you know I LOVED being in Young Womens, well if you didn't I did. So much so that when they released me, it was SO horrible. I had a hard time adjusting to not going to mutual. I would get super depressed on Wednesday nights. This made it REALLY hard for me to LOVE my new calling: the Relief Society Secretary.
Well I decided that this is REALLY wearing on me and the presidency. The Lord needs me to use my full potential to serve in this capacity. SO I am working on LOVING my new calling and embracing it. I have found that already I am enjoying it more, and things that used to be tedious and annoying, or inconvenient are bringing me joy.

So that's me right now. I know its probably more revealing about me then people want to hear. And really if you read it you might just realize how lame and immature I am. But that is where I am right now.

But besides that I have been just trying to organize my life, we rearranged our upstairs to make room for Axel. We originally had his room in the basement. (We thought he would be sleeping in our room until he got a little older, that is just not going to happen.) I am SO ready for him to sleep in his own room. He has started this thing this past few weeks where he wakes up, kid you not every hour on the hour from midnight until 9. (And trust me we tried EVERYTHING) The only thing that works is letting him sleep with us in our bed, then he will sleep 4-5 hours straight. So you see I think the problem is that he knows we're there. (I am no expert however so I am only hoping that this is the case.)

So hopefully we will be able to have his room all ready for him by his 6 month mark. Even if its just the bed and the door put in, that is all I care about right now, and am counting down the days until MARCH.

Another reason I can't WAIT for March is that is the goal for the basement to be done!

We have been doing lots and lots in January to get the studio done. (By we I mean Kory mostly, I did help mud and paint tho :) ) It's so close, I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Kory will post a big post when we're done, but trust me it will be good. So if anyone knows of anyone who wants to record music we are pretty sure that will be up and running in March! So exciting can't wait! Spread the word!

Next is that I babysit a lot. That's what I "do" for my job now. That, and I work for a company that runs a coupon site out of Idaho (that's right all my cousins that still read my blog, I work in Idaho?)

Anyway I design ads for them once or twice a week from home.

But back to babysitting, anyway two days a week I watch my sister Hilary's kids. A week or two ago Liesels kids came over and we decided to "Paint the snow" and we thought it was going to be sooo cool, but they couldn't even see the paint on the snow. They had to spray it a million times before it would show up, but the kids had fun anyway.I also baby sit Kassie's little girl Story once a week. We have fun with her too. Axel is starting to interact with her more and its fun to see the two together. I think when they get a little older they will be the best of friends. It's funny to see how their two personalities interact with each other. He is so shy and she is such a Ham! But we sure love having her come and play! Can't wait until they grow a bit and they REALLY start to play with each other. :) I also have been a sewing a little, not a whole lot, because of time and lack of sleep, but I did however make this ultra cute jacket for Axel. I thought it turned out super cute. I didn't think it would turn out at all, because I had to alter the pattern to fit him (I accidentally bought the wrong size) But it worked out!
Photo courtesy of Jessica Peterson Photography -Taken at her rocking birthday party! Axel was passed around from girl to girl, and LOVED every minute.

Axel got his first hair cut because his hair started to look like a "Hoo in Whooville", So we chopped off the top, I think it worked out. Now his hair is thinning :( which makes me sad but I know he'll have hair eventually again. His dad has great hair, and I am sure he will too.


KaSs MiLeS said...

i lasted 2 days on no sugar... sorry.
i really like Axel's coat, it turned out really good!!
I'm excited for the studio to be done for you guys. i hate living in construction, its so hard to feel organized. you feel like everything is waiting on it to be done. at least that's how i felt.

LeeRae said...

Oh Axel is just too cute!
The picture of Axel with mohawk totally looks like Kory~~~ :)

Diana said...

Those sound like great goals Amy. Axel is so cute! Sorry about the sleep loss.

rain said...

I would die without sugar. I actually don't eat it too often...often for normal people, I mean, not to you and Kory. ;) But around PMS and such, if I don't have sugar and salt, I'm one horrible person. Good for you, that you can give up on the creature-comforts.

Also, your "jobs" of babysitting? Way hard. I babysat while Riley and Cole were little. First for my cousin, and then for Wendy. And it takes your time, and it IS work. So don't feel like you aren't doing as much as others. You do what you can, with the energy you have, and it sounds like you're doing great!

Ashley said...

Im really looking forward to seeing your house all finished all that hard work will eventually pay off.

Shauna said...

Wow, I guess I haven't seen Axel in a while, he looks so big in those pictures. I miss babies! Way to go on the sugar thing. I've been trying but can't seem to do it. I feel so weak willed. I totally rationalize my way into a binge.

Angie said...

Congrats on making it with the no sugar. THis post is inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Axel is so dang cute.

Sarah said...

Axel is getting so big and adorable! That coat looks great - you have some great skills. Do you fancy doing some tailoring for me? Seriously!!