One down.... many more to go!

Well, as this semester comes to a close I thought I should reflect a little bit. So here goes:

     First of all, I'm unbelievably thankful to have finally gotten into the nursing program. I truthfully have loved the process. I mean, sure some days have been hard and there have been times I just didn't feel like doing it any more. But I am almost an LPN! That's just exciting to me!
     Because of all the fun I had the first few years away at college, my GPA is a bit too low for the Weber State requirements to go through their RN program. At this point, it's looking like I'll probably work as an LPN for a year or so while taking some classes to raise my GPA. At first I was so discouraged. I'm starting to think it won't be that bad. Working as a CNA for almost eight years has really helped me through the LPN year so I can only imagine the same will be true once I get into the RN program. So I'm just taking things as they come. :)

In the meantime, my kids are getting so big and I'm loving the time I get with them. Barrett is finally talking and he says so many things! He knows all his colors and most animals and their sounds. He is so good at saying please and thank you! I love watching him make connections and can't wait to see him continue to grow. Devany is getting closer to walking every day! Her belly is so big she can't quite figure out her center of gravity which makes me laugh. Silly girl! :) TJ has been on swings and has been so much less stressed. We don't get to see each other very often which is really hard sometimes but I know it'll be worth it once I'm done.


Random kiddo pics ♥

Fourth of July in Challis

This summer we took a mini vacation to Challis to vist Uncle Paul, Aunt Mel, and the girls. We had such a great time and really enjoyed the peace and slower pace. We loved taking walks in the morning and visiting the cows in the afternoon. We read and played games and even decorated cookies! Barrett loved all the time he got with the girls and we loved seeing the new roles they've taken on in Idaho. We can't wait to go back!

Culture day

Nursing school has been unbelievably busy! We had culture day at school and it was surprisingly fun! My group gave a presentation on Islam. Thankfully my dad and Cathy had a bunch of scarves and things so we were able to dress in the hajib. Talk about a great day!


Krispy kreme

We took Barrett to Krispy Kreme for the first time. Really, we HAD to because the "HOT" sign was on. He ate two donuts amd was in HEAVEN! I'm such a terrible mom I even gave Devany several bites! Talk about spoiled kiddos! ;)


Random pics

The past few weeks have been SO busy!!! We had a going away party for Tye. I'm so sad she's leaving but am excited that her family will get to be together again! We alsi had Barrett's birthday and I feel like the WORST mom because I didn't take any pictures. We went swimming for a little bit with Steph and Treyson but couldn't stay long because he had just had tubes placed in his ears and the putty fell out. :( we've been going walking/jogging most mornings which the kiddos LOVE. I'm so excited to get my new double jogging stroller hopefully by Monday. Devany has a new friend at Daycare. Her name is Maizlin and they sqwak, spit, talk, and laugh with each other. Isnt it cute how girls connect hehe :) 


What I want you to know....

I have been trying to figure out what the point of this blog is. In the beginning it was just a fun way to document our daily life in words and pictures. I love reading blogs and some of the best ones seem to have a purpose. That purpose is always hugely relevant which I'm guessing is how they become so popular.

It's becoming clearer to me what I have been called to do in this life. So many people are meant to do huge things and be in the spotlight. I'm not. Did you see "The Bible" on the History channel? Because it was one of the most viewed shows I'm guessing it impacted SO many lives. Mine is one of them. There are so many details that hit me hard while watching it but one struck me like a lightning bolt. Moses. He was hugely important and yet he stayed pretty close to home.

I am realizing more and more the most important thing I can do is teach my children how to love like Jesus. I don't want to take that lightly either. I want them to not only know, but also to feel His love, peace, and hope. I want them to know that there is hope because living in this sad and broken world it is so easy to get lost in pain. Raising kids who know His deep love can change the world because wouldn't it be a better place if that's what we all tried to do?

So I want this blog to become just that. I want to document what is so important for them to know. Sure, I'll post lots of pictures and talk about our trips to the day. But mixed in with all that I deeply hope and pray my kids will see Him through my life and our adventure.