Saturday, January 16, 2010

Time is speeding by way too fast.  I'm not too sure I am doing the very best job @ this motherhood thing.  Sometimes I am not very patient and sometimes I do things I said I would never do as a mother.  All I know is I feel such a great responsibility to make sure my kids know the importance of the family unit and how it plays into the role of the great Plan of Salvation.    

As we recently celebrated Maren & Maile's birthday I have reflected on how fast all of this aging business has crept up on our family.  Just yesterday they were born on a snowy Jan. evening and now they are embarking upon elementary school.  Five years old seems so much older than four years old and apparently they seem to think so too because we have had morning talks of what to name Maile's 7 boys and 7 girls when she becomes a mom.  Funny thing, just yesterday she didn't want any kids.  Nonetheless she has settled on the following names thus far:

Purple Lightning
Red Scarf

Good thing we live close to the reservation so that she can find herself a nice Navajo boy...haha! I don't want to think that far into the future.

That same morning as I observed all kids eating breakfast my heart melted.  I turned to Waylon & told him that I wanted to pour choc. syrup all over them so that I can gobble them up.  Without skipping a beat Maile & Maren both said, "Eeew Mom that is disgusting because then you would have to eat blood & bones & eyes"  

Smart cookies I say.

Happy Birthday little girls!


  1. They are two special girls. Time gets away from us every time. I am constantly reminding myself to put tasks down for a moment so that I can enjoy my children more. Just yesterday I was doing some photo editing and Mimi kept bringing me books to read her. At first I was like, "can't you wait" but then I thought twice. Isn't it so fulfilling to enjoy them while they are young?

    I love your chocolate syrup comment. They are so darling.

    And those names that Maren came up with! Wow! They sound a lot like the names Vance came up with when we were asking him what he wanted to name his baby brother.

    Those crowns are to die for. Did you make them?

  2. Never crazy! Your kids are not going to remember the ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! moments of any trip, (ok maybe a few), they will remember the fun and exciting moments and a mom who took them places and didn't keep them home. YOu are a wonderfully loving, creative mother to those adorable children!