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Mother of the Year Goes to.... Not Me

Every morning I go to the gym to exercise. I love it because I have a lot of friends there (it's my adult interaction for the day...hahah...but seriously...), endorphins are released, I feel powerful and strong....etc. Fast forward to about 10 minutes after I arrive home.

Kids are fighting over who grabbed the box of cereal first.

Tears are rolling down cheeks from, "Cameron looked at me in a mean way."

Fights are breaking out between who has to be the flippin' monkey in the middle...

You get the idea.

So pretty much all the good I do at 5:30 in the wee early morning hours gets completely undone. (Perhaps I should schedule my workouts to after the kids leave for school instead?)

Anyway, today was no different. The kids actually all got ready on their own really well without any fights. They had a good 20 minutes to kill before we had to leave for school. They decided to play a game (but not the blasted Monkey in the Middle game...No! No! I banned that game [and 'jinx&#…

Best 60 days of my life

A few months ago, my mom and I were perusing the books and decor at Seagul Book. It's one of our favorite things to do together. I have a passion for church history--especially with the Joseph Smith era. While making a list of all the books and study guides I wanted, I came across a bookmark that outlined what chapters to read from the Book of Mormon each day in order to finish it within 2 months. As I looked at it, I contemplated buying it. But my frugal sense hit me, and I didn't want to pay $4 for a bookmark. I looked closer, and realized that the spacing for each day was an average of 4 chapters/day. I took a mental note, and went on my way.

I had just finished reading the Book of Mormon maybe 1 month earlier, and I had intended on reading the Bible this time around. Then my mind went back to Seagul Book and the "speed" method of reading the BOM. I have read the Book of Mormon several times in my life, but never at such a fast pace. I was determined to do it.

I beg…

Heart Attack

Today Cameron wanted to go play with his friends. Our neighborhood here in Providence is fun, and young, and there are tons of friends for him to play with. I agreed and watched him go in the neighbor's house. I went  back inside with Avery, knowing that in about 45 minutes I'd have to go grab him so we could go pick up the girls from school.

The time came to get him, and my neighbor said he wasn't there, but was probably at the Crosby's. I called the Crosby's, to which she responded they were at the McEuen's (the original house I called). When I told both mothers that the kids weren't at any of our houses, we started to panic a little. We immediately started yelling out for our kids, and asking neighbors if they had seen them. I said a quick heartfelt prayer to Heavenly Father, and hoped he was fine, but ready to unleash on him when I found him safe. I about had a heart attack.

Meanwhile, I needed to go pick up my girls from school. I got in the car, and fig…