Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year

Now that Christmas is over I feel like I can get back to getting things done. My first order of business is to get my baby announcements made. I was up last night getting it done and ordered it this morning.

Now I need to finish my calendars and still mail my Christmas cards haha I'm the biggest slacker in all the world. I did just get them in the mail on Tuesday. I just was slow to order and slow to send out. I working on it.

I'm so excited for this coming year. No that I'm not pregnant, I'm ready to get out and see what New Mexico really has to offer. I want to see all the sights and do everything a tourist would want to do. #1 I want to go to the Caverns, #2 Elephant Butte lake (the only water around) #3 do all 3 hikes they have #4 Space Museum #5 White Sands #6 Water Park in El Paso. My list will grow but lets get those done first.

I'm ready to get back to my old self and play with my kids again with out feeling like I'm going to pass out. Who knows the heat might get the best of me. I'm super excited to give my garden another shot. This was my garden last year. Looks pretty good.

This was in June by August things got scorched and shriveled. I couldn't keep my tomatoes alive. The sun fried them up. I was watering my plants twice a day and things were still wilting. Have any advice let me know. My herbs did amazing. Maybe I'll stick to things I can't kill. haha.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Random Updated Thoughts

I can't believe it's been almost three months since Maggie joined our fam. Where does the time go? Life has been crazy with a new one. Two weeks after I had Maggie I went to stay with my family while Robb left for a short, short deployment to the UAE. I was in Utah for almost two months, more than half of Maggies short little life. Robb made it home a week before Thanksgiving and met me in Utah for a brief stay (for him). We drove back to Mexico as Hudson likes to call it. I tell him endlessly that we live in NEW Mexico he tells me "No, Mexico." So, I have given up and now call it Mexico. We made it back right before Thanksgiving, where I ran to the store for a Thanksgiving feast. We had my wonderful sister in law Julie and her hubby Greg with us. I loved every minute of it. I think they were ready for some peace and quiet. Being married and no kids... that was the life.

Now things are starting to get back to normal, as much as they can right before Christmas.
I'm having a hard time feeling the Christmas spirit this year. Not that I'm not feeling Christ like, just that it's hard to feel that Christmas is around the corner in 70 degree weather. All I've ever known is snow. Most days I feel like it's a nice Alaska summer day. People think its cold here, the parks are like ghost towns. I kind of like it cause then we have the park to ourselves. My neighbors must think I'm crazy cause I let my kids jump on the tramp in shorts still. The other day Eli wanted the sprinklers on under the tramp. I told him no, but it was warm enough. I'm enjoying the winter here cause I can finally be outside without melting. I love it. I need a vacation house in Alaska for the scorching summers here and a winter house in New Mexico for the fridged winters there. Still adjusting and loving it.

Robb and I are actively serving in church. You know the scout master in the ward. Everyone has one. Its like his life calling. Well Robb's is executive secratery, or ward clerk. He's not thrilled about it but he does such a great job. It's one of my favorite things about him. You can always count on him to do what needs to be done. I on the other hand am a life time slacker. I'm the activity days leader. I got the calling right before I had Maggie. I did it once, had a baby and then went out of town. That week was my second time doing it. Good news is I've already fallen in love with these girls, all 15 of them. The desire to be there for them and teach them who they are and who they can become is so strong. I think about them all the time and get this feeling that I need to up my spirituality. I never feel worthy of the calling I get. I always feel there has to be someone more qualified that can do it better. It's sad they're stuck with me.

These are my random thoughts that have been waiting to flood out, so I'm sorry for the gobbley gook but you don't have to read it, so there. I'm going to post some picture soon. Keep waiting.

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