I spent my morning raking a few leaves! It was hard work but our yard looks much better and I feel like we are ready for snow now. Plus it will make the Hot Tub easier without leaves sticking to your feet on your way in and out. Now we’ve got to actually get the leaves out to the front yard and then into the truck. We bagged them one year and we had atleast 15 industrial size bags and it took us forever to dispose of them. We don’t do it that way anymore. So we will let the kids jump in them when Ben gets home from work and then carry them around to the front.
It feels good to accomplish things. Other good things I have done recently… Gone running a few mornings a week. It is hard to get out of bed but it is always worth it, especially when its done.
I finally got my bathrooms sparkly clean – they were literally beyond disgusting and I am going to not let them get to that point EVER again. I’m grounding myself from blogging unless I have clean bathrooms. We’ll see how that works.
My lesson on Sunday was just not flowing and then it all came together, everyone participated and it turned out to be my best lesson yet. I like when that happens.
We got our family picture taken. I don’t know why that is such a hard task but it is. And we got it done. Yipee for us. And that same day I took myself and all 3 kids to get Flu shots!
And Benji did great in his primary program. He stood and said his part loud and clear and he sang all of the songs. I could even pick out his voice amid the 70 other kids on a song or two. Way to go Benj – we are proud of you.
And some not so good things this week would be when I left the front door wide open when I took the kids out for a walk. It was the kids that used that door BUT still my fault, the mom is supposed to check those things.
And the insane amount of PUMPKIN that I have consumed by way of Cookie and Pie can go on the not good list – it’s as if I can only eat the stuff in November and I am not letting it pass me by this year.
Benji muttering to himself, “I hate when Mom says just a minute!” I must take more than a minute and I must say that often. I will work on that.
Not so good would also be the mandarins that I bought this week. They are horrible. No taste. 1000 seeds! They say California mandarins and I believed it. These mandarins do not compare to the real ones that I ate every year in California.
This guy is real cute when he wants to be!
Another Packer picture - he was really getting inside this tiny box!
I almost forgot about our awesome night at the cabin mansion in Park City. We went for a night with some of Ben’s family. It was a fun get away. The kids were loud and crazy but the house was so big that we could barely hear them. Our boys are champion hot tubbers now. Cali cut her top teeth while there. I snuck out to the outlets. We played some games, relaxed and it was the PERFECT start to the Holiday season! Now I’m pumped for Thanksgiving. And to get to bed… after raking I did some packing, cleaning, playing at the park, 5 quarters of basketball, babysit cousins night and just finished the day with a soccer game. Good Night.