Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Project 365: Week 50

Monday, December 7, 2009

I bought a Gingerbread House Kit and tonight for our Family Home Evening activity we put it together. Even with the kit - it was a bit hard to do. The Frosting just wasn't quite the right consistency or something and it didn't want to stick very well. So we didn't try to do anything very fancy - but we still had a good time. Actually the drippy frosting turned out to be pretty good icicles when it finally hardened!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lots of snow this week. Other than the fact that I have to occasionally drive in it - it has been really fun to have. I love the peaceful feeling of snow. Orderville got like 19 inches of snow in a day and so I know my parents are so grateful. They really needed the moisture!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Last night was a difficult one. JJ had a hard time sleeping since his cough was so terrible and he had a fever which made us all worried that a seizure might happen. So JJ stayed home from school today and mostly just rested. The fever finally went away and it was definitely a relief. Beth had a bit of a cold too so she skipped school too and we just had a day of Christmas movies and resting.

December 10, 2009

Although JJ felt lots better than yesterday - he still has a pretty bad cough so we decided to keep him home one more day. Today I was reminded how important it is to scrapbook. I have been so into the design part that I have not put actual scrapbooking as a priority. I have all the photos and thanks to this Project 365 project I have a lot of journaling - but I have slacked off on the actual layouts. My kids got out the very few albums that I have today and just was so excited to see the pictures. My poor Bethie complained about how few photos she actually had of her in books. I really need to remedy this. This year my goal was to find balance in my life - between designing, scrapping, family time, etc. and I just didn't accomplish it. I think I'm just going to have to try again next year.

Friday, December 11, 2009

JJ & Beth were so excited today because they each got to have PAJAMA PARTY at school! They got to wear their cute pjs, eat snacks and watch movies in their classes. JJ was so excited to be able to have hot chocolate and watch the Polar Express!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

We woke up today to find a nice big leak in the roof of our bathroom with water everywhere. Not a great thing to start the day with. It was warmer weather and the snow started to melt, plus it rained a lot today and just made things worse. It seems as if our trailer is falling apart and it is not good news. So today we just hung out at home. Bethie drew a picture of me with the Magna Doodle. Apparently I'm a fairy because I have wings and a magic wand :) It was actually one of Beth's best pictures so far!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I had the opportunity to participate with my Church ward in our Stake's Annual Christmas Fireside. This is the 3rd year I have participated and it has been a wonderful tradition. We were told tonight that this stake has put this on every year since 1978. Each Ward choir prepares a song to sing and with 11 wards in our stake - that's a lot of great Christmas music! So each ward sings their song and then after everyone is through, the whole congregation joins in singing a couple of pieces from Handel's Messiah. They have a small orchestra and some soloists that come and help with that part of the program as well. Very fun times!

I have really struggled the past couple of months with many things, especially through our financial hardships. It's been really hard to hang on and have faith and trust Heavenly Father that we'll make it through. It has just been taking its toll on me and this week it hit extra hard. I have been really wanting to move and get out of the trailer before anymore problems come up. I've been wanting SO MUCH to just leave and start over. I have been praying for an answer and just not feeling like I was getting one. I've cried, I've yelled, I've worried, I've stressed. I've talked things out so much with Joey and I just wanted to get out of where I am right now. I've been on a constant search of a new home. Well tonight everything came out. I cried and worried and talked everything through with Joey again and suddenly the answer the came. Heavenly Father finally was able to get through to me and I realized that all the stress/confusion that I have been feeling WAS my answer. In the scriptures it says that when you are seeking an answer to prayer - if what you are praying for is not right then you will feel "a stupor of thought." I guess I always thought of that as maybe feeling nothing. But I now know that it can also be confusion and not being able to focus on things. When the spirit finally got through to me tonight - and I realized that the answer was to WAIT - not move yet - everything immediately got better. We are not in the current financial situation to try and move with deposits/rent money and moving costs and all that. But its going to be okay. I'm finally finding peace and it really really really feels good. Sure, I still want to move and get out of here - but its not right yet and I know that we will know when the time is right. I know that Heavenly Father is there and that he hears me and he loves me, even when it takes me a long time to actually hear him.

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Ajila said...

As always, I thoroughly enjoyed your 365 pictures and comments. I find myself looking forward to your pictures. I know how you feel. We are losing our home and are moving out into a motor home and plan to move to another state. It's not a new motor home and has problems with leaks. We will have to keep the silicone handy. We don't even know where we will be on Christmas day. But I can tell you I've been turning to my faith more and more (I will remember you in my prayers too). Long as I have my husband and my kitties with me that's home. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing. As always, leaving you some love.

Ajila said...

PS: I thought your gingerbread house looked awesome. It does look like icicles were it dripped from the roof. Also, hope Beth & JJ are feeling better. LYSL

Angi said...

OH, Dede! I know what you're going through. We are struggling so much w/finances. I thought about getting a job to help out but 1) can't afford daycare, 2) kids wouldn't get their homework done (found out the hard way) & 3) there aren't jobs out there (I looked). I just have to my faith & trust in the Lord. It's hard b/c I've always been a take chare girl. But our Heavenly Father will take care of us.
Big hugs to you.