Dec 19, 2014

Stuffing Envelopes

Guess what we are doing tonight? After my Girl Scout Christmas party and basketball practice, we folded 2 movies worth of laundry. Bossy made treats for her neighbors and now the kids are stuffing envelopes with her announcement of their temple sealing.

Typical Family Togetherness at my House
We are so excited for them!

My sweetie is home from Boston and I'm feeling a bit better. The extra sleep last night helped. Scout has an early basketball game and we are seeing Forgotten Carols in the evening as a gift from my dad for Christmas. I also need to get things together for our family Christmas party on Sunday.

Can you believe Christmas is so close?

Dec 18, 2014

Christmas Concerts

I've told you before that we are big on band here. A couple of weeks ago we had Crafty's concert where she played the clarinet and Sport's and his stint on the trumpet. Well, this week we were treated to Princess and the Bell Choir, Prima Donna on the contrabass (clarinet) in the Wind Symphony, and Fajita on the flute in the Symphonic band and flute choir.

Bingham does three nights of concerts to accommodate all their groups, but that meant a bunch of evenings at the high school. I'm sad to say that I am also getting sick which I'm not too happy about.

Wedding and Christmas plans are just rushing right along. It's either get them done or don't bother at this point. I'm trying not to stress and all I really want to do is sleep.

My sweetie comes home from Boston tomorrow, for which I am eternally grateful. I've been working on aprons for the servers today. I finished binding the second quilt, so that is done.

I had my Christmas party for my Activity Days girls and I have another one tomorrow for the Girl Scouts. It seems like I spend half my life running to the store and back. The boys also had basketball practice. I babysat since it is Thursday, but now I will have the next 3 weeks off.

And I need them...

Dec 17, 2014

Having Fun at the Sing-Along!

This is the 3rd year in the row we have attended the Miller Sing-Along at the Energy Solutions Arena. The kids love it! And I have to admit it is one of my favorite activities too. I love singing and it seems like everyone is just all together with the common goal of raising our voices to heaven.

The entertainment this year was Lexi Walker, the 12-year-old singing sensation from Utah. She did a great job, but I preferred being one of the singers to listening to her sing.

Bossy drove us all downtown and we met up with Teach coming from work. They gave us cookies and free tickets to a Jazz game and a Bees game along with some other little perks.

I even splurged on cotton candy and kettle corn since they were only $3 each. At the end the Jazz Bear came out on his motor cycle and shot confetti and streamers in the air. Baby Doll was so excited to get one! And Sport snatched a little basketball that was tossed into the crowd.

All in all it was a fun and successful time. We missed my sweetie and Gamer, Drama Queen, Beauty and The Beast, and Bean Dip, but there is always next year.

Dec 16, 2014

Guest Blog: Why I Post Selfies by Drama Queen

1. It's an opportunity to claim ownership again in a world that tells everyone that their body belongs to others so that they can critique and judge.

2. I hid from cameras since third grade because I hated proof of my appearance, but now I'm coming to accept myself.

3. To focus on what I love about me.

4. Because I understand the Instagram-like need to feel validated in all this, and I'm still vulnerable enough to ask for it.

5. I want my brothers and sisters to know that even when we are dissatisfied with our health, that we can still be happy to have an amazing physical body. 

6. I want to be able to look back as I charge ahead and see the progress I make.

7. I post selfies because I have a loving Heavenly Father that loves me for who I I want to learn to love it too.

Every day. Little steps. ‪#‎newleaf‬

 (Love this girl so much!)
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