Jan 1-2 I didn’t record these days so who knows what happened?!
Jan 3 – Had my brother and his cute family come and hang out at the house most of the day and later my parents and other brother and his wife joined us for hamburgers.
Jan 4 – Cousins Beckham and Evelyn came to play at our house and then we all went to my parents with cheesecake in tow to celebrate my oldest brothers birthday.
Jan 5 – Catch up on sleep day!
Jan 6 – We ventured out to my parents house again (me and baby included despite my hesitations) to spend time with my brother and cousins and had the most wonderful time sledding the best hill ever!
Jan 7 – I helped get the older boys ready for church and then enjoyed a quiet three hours with my baby.
Jan 8 – After feeling like I was getting sick early this morning I was sad to have to cancel our FHE we had planned with some dear friends but fortunately as the day progressed and I got a nap I started to feel better and rescheduled for the next day!
Jan 9 – Cleaned house, made cheesecake, took baby to his 6 week checkup (he’s now 9 lbs 10 oz yay!) all by myself, Showered, got ready and had a wonderful evening with some good friends making and eating Pho and cheesecake. Yum.
Jan 10 – I worked on my family VHS videos most of the day interspersed with working on shutterfly for our 2017 family photo book and feeding and taking care of Henry and the boys. The day ended with a visit from some sisters from the ward, Gilmore Girls and cheesecake.
Jan 11 – More VHS transferring, shutter fly, laundry and just all around housework in-between feedings.
Jan 12 – Friday ??
Jan 13 – Today I decided to not use my phone for anything other than the camera or as a phone and it was so nice. We got our back ‘disaster’ room cleaned up and then had some friends show up unexpectedly which was nice for the boys to play and go to the park with them and I also took a walk with Henry and my friend Miken.
Jan 14 – Was planning on going to church but when the morning came I chickened out (fear of catching a bug especially since my VT’s has just told me about how rampant the flu was going around in our ward) and even kept my kids home too. We enjoyed a nice evening at my parents having dinner and nice conversation where Henry even slept which is a big accomplishment sleeping somewhere new and not on me!
Jan 15 – My mom encouraged me out of my comfort zone and I went climbing with her where I surprisingly made it to the top 3 different times but am now paying for it in muscle soreness today.
Jan 16 – today was very uneventful, basically puttered around the house doing what I do.
Jan 17 – today I ventured out to take and pick up William from preschool and I also had the luxury of getting my hair cut, I don’t want to admit it but it had been almost a year since my last one!
Jan 18 – Gave the house a much needed cleaning and my sweet baby did his part by taking long naps; a welcomed change from the past several days.
Jan 19 – Stayed in my jammies all day.Today went by very fast despite my lack of productivity. Lots of smiles from my little one. Smiles and snuggles. Ben did school happily today which is always a win.
Jan 20 – Went climbing again today and this time took Ben with me. We are going to get better together. Unfortunately he has inherited his dads slight fear of heights but I think we can work with it. 🙂 I was so proud of him.
Jan 21 – David spoke in church today so it was the perfect motivation to get me to church for the first time in 2 months! He did so well and so did my 3 boys I might add. Then we enjoyed a nice evening at my parents house.
Jan 22 – Heard today that my Grandpa wasn’t doing well and would probably be passing soon. This inspired my mom and I to take our midnight drive to St. George. Talk about last minute, spontaneous packing! We left at 9 pm tonight.
Jan 23 – After only 3 hours of sleep we spent the day chilling up at my Grandma’s house (we always say ‘up’ because she lives on a hill). Unfortunately we didn’t get there before he passed but had a nice day with family helping how we could.
Jan 24 – Today we went on a hike in St. George called Turtle Rock. Henry slept the whole time and the 2 older boys did so good despite falls, meltdowns, hunger and thirst. Whew!
Jan 25 – Went to the park with cousins, ate pizza, enjoyed the sunshine, played in the red dirt at Grandmas, visited with family, good day.
Jan 27 – Today was the funeral and it was bittersweet. My grandpa had a full, amazing life and was ready to go. But we will miss him anyway and lots of tears were shed for that reason. The graveside dedication was wonderful too because the American Legion was there and did the whole rifle salute and folding of the flag etc. That afternoon lots of extended family played together at a park and then later got together at Village Inn for an adult dinner that I didn’t go to…I was so worn out!!
Jan 28 – Today I drove home to Logan BY MYSELF. Before that we went on a little jaunt in the red dirt. I still don’t know how I did it (the drive, not the jaunt) but it happened! I definitely feel more empowered! It wasn’t terrible we only made 6 stops. So good to be home!
Jan 29 – Nice, quiet day at home. So nice not needing to be anywhere or do anything we just got back into the groove of our routine.
Jan 30 – Henry is 2 months old today and so so cute! I successfully taxied William to and from preschool (I survived St. George, I can do anything now!) and spent the rest of the day cleaning, finished laundry and working on home videos.
Jan 31 – Nothing very exciting happened today. Did my monthly homeschool planning for February and some meal planning for the next week. Cleaned the kitchen, snuggled my baby a lot while breastfeeding.