Sunday, May 23, 2010

Why Im a Stay At Home Momma

"Children are like trees. When they are young, their lives can be shaped and directed, usually with ever so little effort. Said the writer of Proverbs, 'Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it' (22:6). That training finds its roots in the home. There will be little of help from other sources. Do not depend on government to help in this darkening situation. Barbara Bush, wife of former United States president George Bush, spoke wisely when in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in 1990 she addressed the Wellesley College graduating class and said, 'Your success as a family, our success as society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but on what happens inside your house.' "

Gordon B. Hinckley, "Four Simple Things to Help Our Families and Our Nations," Ensign, Sept. 1996, 7

This right here explaines why I am a stay at home momma and I homeschool my kids. I agree with this quote ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!
Love, JL

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


A day where I dont HAVE to do anything!!! Isn't that horrible of me? Its been almost a week since I had a lazy day. Well, sunday I did nothing but sleep, didn't even make it to church.. all i did was sleep. I guess that is a lazy day, but it couldn't be helped. My body was done.

Today is a fun lazy day! I will still be doing things.... i.e. dishes, laundry, reminding Dylan to blow his nose, etc. But I get to choose whether to read a book, or watch a movie! I get to do dishes in my pajamas! How thankful I am for days like this. Getting to tinker around in my home making it comfy and loving on my babies. We have been so busy and so stressed, thats really not the way life is supposed to be I've decided. So life, listen up! NO MORE!!! hehe, yeah right. But I can dream!

I have two articles due.... One of them I got up just in time its here LATTER DAY HOMESCHOOLING
and the other will be done soon hopefully... it will be on here MORMON MOMMY BLOGS
It's not done yet, but its still a fun blog. I have penpals coming out my ears, which is awesome... check us out HERE
and Im still working on my second book... which will probably never be finished.
I have been working on getting the kids school stuff together for next year. I want them to have a rockin awesome summer, but I always love to plan things out for the next year. We are going to babysit a friend's daughter in a couple of weeks, she is so dang cute and the girls and her really love each other. That will be fun. Let's see what else.... I dont know Im tired now. :) But its a lazy day, so I think I will go lay in my bed and read a book, BEFORE i start laundry!!!! Egads I know!!!! Can you believe how naughty I am???? LOL!!!!

With Love, JL

Saturday, May 15, 2010

yard sale and sleep studies

What a busy week! I babysat on wednesday and then thursday worked hard on getting a yard sale together. Thursday evening Keith got home from work then turned right around and took Marlee to St Louis Childrens Hospital for her sleep study. She did awesome!!! We get full results in 2 weeks, but she didnt have to be on oxygen all night! Friday at noon the yard sale started... we worked hard until about 6, then put it away, then Saturday morning ( today lol) we woke up to RAIN!!! Our neighbor let us borrow one of their tents, they sell candles at outdoor festivals etc, and they had a yard sale too and had an extra tent. I sold a whole 2.50 today lol! Thank goodness we had it yesterday too. Didnt make as much as we usually do, but every little bit helps! I still have some homeschool stuff left, but nothing else!! AWESOME!!! I am ready to get my house cleaned up and I start babysitting again at the beginning of June. Im hoping to babysit quite a bit this summer and Keith is going to try and work overtime, so we can get life straightened out so that I can continue to stay home with the kids and homeschool them in the fall :)
Love, JL

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Of Celestial Parentage

Life has been rough lately. Here are a few neat quotes that have really helped me.
From Pres. Uchtdorf
" Hold on a little longer. You can do this! You are a part of a special generation. You were prepared and preserved to live at this important time in the existence of our beautiful planet earth. You have a celestial pedigree and therefore have all the necessary talents to make your life an eternal success story."

From Dallin H Oaks
" Consider the power of the idea taught in our beloved song 'I am a Child of God'.... Here is the answer to one of life's great questions, 'Who am I?' I am a child of God with a spirit lineage to heavenly parents. That parentage defines our eternal potential. That powerful idea is a potent antidepressant. It can strengthen each of us to make righteous choices and to seek the best that is within us. Establish in the mind of a ..person the powerful idea that he or she is a child of God and you have given self-respect and motivation to move against the problems of life."

I have been dealing with alot lately, as we all do during this earthly test. I know of people who are dealing with more than me... I pray hard for them. But at this point in my life, I have some really big decisions to make and I want to do the best I can for me and my family. It helps me to think that I have the "necessary talents to make my life an eternal success". Isn't that what Im here for??
So, today I pray and think and ponder and love my kids and work on my family. I'll keep on trucking. Just remember who you are my dear friends. i love you all <3