Skip to main content

Lucky

Do you ever plan blog posts in your head?  Throughout my day I think, hey, I could blog about that.  But then I don't usually do get around to it.  I spend most of my time during the day hanging out with my two youngest kids.  Entertaining my three year old, so he doesn't go crazy and keeping my baby happy and fed.  Then my big kids come home and it's all about homework, and piano lessons and sports practices and games.  It's a little crazy!

I was just thinking last night as I watched my almost seven year old hit pitch after pitch that his dad threw him about how lucky I am.  I get to be around these four amazing kids all the time.  These kids that are talented, beautiful, smart, and growing up into amazing little people!   They can do amazing things! 

They are so patient with me.  No matter how unpatient I am and how much I might yell, they still tell me that I'm the best mom.  They teach me so many little lessons every day... 

Man, being a mom is hard.  I appreciate my mom more every day.   When I make mistakes, I tell my kids that I'm still learning too.  Hopefully I'll get it figured out someday...  I think Heavenly Father wants me to learn something about having three boys...maybe patience and being calm in the midst of wrestling and chaos. 

I'm just going to remember how lucky I am that get to be around these sweet spirits and learn some lessons from them. 

I love this picture of my little guy (can you believe he's already 4 months old?).  My three year old is trying to make him smile for the camera.  I love the look of love (and patience) in his eyes. 

Those unwritten blog posts will have to wait...someday I will blog about my favorite chicken pot pie and lemon bars.  But right now I get to go snuggle with my little guy who is letting me know that my computer time is over! 

Have a happy Tuesday!
Photobucket

Popular posts from this blog

One Hour Rolls

These rolls are amazing!  I've been making these rolls since 2001 when I was a newlywed and my sister-in-law shared the recipe with me.  The rolls are light, fluffy, easy to make and they only take one hour!  And delicious too!   I've made these rolls more times than I can count, so I've perfected the art of making them.  Here are some step-by-step instructions with pictures for you. Here's what you'll need.  I buy pretty much all of the ingredients in this recipe at Sam's club, thus the huge containers.  You need warm water, yeast, oil, sugar, salt, egg and flour. In the mixer bowl, add warm water (not hot), oil, sugar and yeast.  Mix together. After ten or fifteen minutes the yeast mixture should be puffed up like this.  Time to add the salt and beaten egg. Then mix in the flour.  (I've used a mixture of half wheat and half white flour successfully.) Keep adding flour until the dough is manageable.  It will be a little sticky, b

The Best French Bread I've Ever Made

This is the best french bread I've ever made.  I got this recipe from my friend, Nikki, who gave us some of this bread as a thank you for my hubby helping them move a piano.  I remember it being delicious and we gobbled it up fast.  I was intimidated for some reason by the recipe and waited a few years before I made it. We needed some bread for to make some turkey, provolone, avocado sandwiches, so I made some of this bread and it was perfect!  We sliced one loaf like they do at Subway.  Then later I made normal shaped sandwiches with the rest of the bread.  Delicious... light and fluffy and yummy! Update 2/22/12: This is still my favorite bread after making it for a year! It turns out perfect every time and it's gone in a flash! printable recipe French Bread recipe from my friend, Nikki Yield: 2 loaves   Ingredients 2 c. warm water 1 pkg (or 1 heaping Tbsp.) yeast 1/4 c. granulated sugar 1 T. olive oil

One Hour Breadsticks

I got this fast and easy recipe for breadsticks from my sister over 10 years ago. I've been making it ever since. Give them a try. They're super easy and yummy! Printable recipe One Hour Breadsticks recipe from my sister, Lissa Ingredients 3 c. flour 2 T. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/2 c. warm water 1 T. instant yeast Directions Mix all ingredients for three minutes in mixer (I use my kitchenaid), adding more flour if needed so the dough is workable and not too sticky.  Let rest for 10 minutes. Roll out and brush with melted butter, then sprinkle with parmesan cheese and garlic salt/powder.  Put on greased pan and cut into breadsticks. (I use a pizza cutter to cut them).  Let rest for 10 minutes.  Bake for 15 - 20 minutes at 350 or until lightly browned. My notes: I usually half this recipe and it fills up almost a whole cookie sheet or a pizza stone. If you want to