Sunday, March 27, 2011

Here's the deal

I just love blogs. Here's the deal though - it seems that everyones life is so together, fun and well together.... Even when things aren't going that well they still seem more together than me. There's regret when reading about young moms doing wonderful things with their children that I never did - too late now! There are beautiful homes that I long for when I can't seem to get my bum off the couch to put dishes in the dishwasher... There are cute quilts and crafts and projects that resemble the half done stash I've been meaning to complete for years.... How about the really busy people who still manage to post regularly and consequently have a lovely personal history... Oh wait that reminds me - genealogy.... I know, I know, you're saying, "Lanette - you have a lovely life" and its true. Is the discontent a tool of the adversary or a gift of the spirit? I guess it's how you use it. I'm choosing a gift to move me from wasting precious life moments toward filling my days with what really matters. May future posts hold pictures of lovely family vacations, finished projects and dare I say a "together", home!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Really November was the last post?

Time passes....

I never want to forget the little fingers full of mac and cheese that belonged to Holly and JD tonight at Panera. How JD did cheesy finger painting on Liz's grey sweater. How she said, "I guess I'll be washing this." She gets it! Babies find joy in the messy life - enjoy it with them!

I want to remember the way they say Poppy (that's Dave).

Life is joy and joy and joy - right in front of me every day.

An absolutely beautiful sky this morning with crisp air to breathe in on my early run. Though I'd love to stay in my cozy bed, so happy that I've chosen to run instead.

Every day is a gift - I'm going to open every moment fully aware.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

On Mute

We're all sick - well not all of us but enough to make it a Hopkins epidemic. It's no fun having sick babies but it's even worse when the mom and grandma are sick. I've lost my voice and can't tell where to find it. I actually feel just fine but can't make a sound, just a whisper. This is not good since my job is all about talking. I've rested today and have high hopes and faith that I'll speak tomorrow... if not - I have a white board and erasable marker and my Weight Watcher meetings will be great adventures in charades and mind reading.

I'm reminded that the song is true, "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone." Wouldn't it be terrible if we couldn't speak? We had stake conference today and I was surprised how disconnected I felt because I couldn't communicate. I'll try to remember when I'm having a bad day but still have my voice that life is good. For now - I'm thankful for this blog where I can still speak!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A good little blogger

I want to be a good little blogger. There are so many wonderful, creative people out there who post clever, inspiring entries. I don't care about being famous - I just don't want to embarrass myself or future generations. I do want to blog though so here are a few concerns: If I post about an outing with friends, other friends will feel bad that they weren't invited.
If I post about my kids they might be embarrassed and annoyed at me.
I seem to start lots of things and then stop - I guess this is human nature but it's frustrating!
There must be pictures and they should be decent.
etc. etc.

What do you think about these issues? Anyway I'm thinking as I write that the best blogs are when the writers personality comes shining through. I'll stop worrying about my blog being as fun as someone elses and just do my best to keep it up. I'll try to write about something other than Holly and JD now and then but they're just so darn adorable!! Proof in pictures

I know, no faces but it's nice to know the back of my hair doesn't look all that bad with the growing out highlights.

Please keep posting to your blog and I'll do the same....try, try again!
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy October

We went to the pumpkin patch. Holly and JD loved it. They saw the animals and the choo choo and the pumpkins - it was all so exciting.
Here they are last year. They've changed so much.

Not too much more hair this year.
Who knew being a grandma could be so much fun!
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Sunday, September 26, 2010


This boy is so much fun!

Here is the before - with braces. The orthodontist showed him the before pictures of he teeth and he asked me, "Mom, how could you let me walk around like that?"
And the after - braces gone - teeth straight!! He's had a carmel apple and corn on the cob - life is good.
Don't you love that he still has freckles?
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Sweet Toddlers

Time keeps slipping away...
The joy of twins! Grandpa decided to share his lemon popcycle - J.D. and Holly bring new meaning to the word sharing.

They are so much fun - the world is new and exciting.
Their personalities are shining through, it's so fun that they have a pal to grow up with! -
Being a grandmother is more fun than I could have imagined.
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