Saturday, February 11, 2012

Did you know that I have a super smart, extremely insightful daughter?  You can read her blog here:  
December Every Day

Friday, February 10, 2012

On A Tired Housewife

HERE lies a poor woman who was always tired,
She lived in a house where help wasn't hired:
Her last words on earth were: 'Dear friends, I am going
To where there's no cooking, or washing, or sewing,
For everything there is exact to my wishes,
For where they don't eat there's no washing of dishes.
I'll be where loud anthems will always be ringing,
But having no voice I'll be quit of the singing.
Don't mourn for me now, don't mourn for me never,
I am going to do nothing for ever and ever.'
                                              ~By Anonymous

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

And More Changes

I've always wondered what it would be like to have my kids at school all day.

I'm a homeschooler.  I have always had my kids at home with me.

There are some days when I wished they were at school.  Days when all they did was fight all day.  Days when the table was piled high with books and paper and pens and pencils and art supplies.  Days when the floor was piled high with clothes and shoes and the ever present Lego's that I inevitably stepped on with my bare feet.  Days when the house was a mess because we were doing school all day.  Or days when the house was clean because we didn't do school that day.

I could never seem to do both.

But today they are gone.  Today they started school in a place that was not home.  It's been a gut-wrenching decision to send them, but it was what was right for us right now.  It may not be right next year, or even next semester, or even next week.  But it was right today.

And today I sent them off to school.

And I have been crying ever since I drove away from the school.

And now I know what it's like to have them in school all day.

It is lonely.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Ch Ch Ch Changes

My son is in the MTC and my daughter is in China.  We are dwindling here.

It's Happy/Sad.   

Happy because there is more room at the dinner table.  
Sad because there is more room at the dinner table.  

Happy because there is more dessert for all of us.  
Sad because there are two less people to share dessert with. 

Happy because we can use the smaller car to go places rather than the gas hog.  
Sad because less of us are going places together.

Happy because the three drivers left each get their own car.  
Sad because....actually not sad about that one!  

Happy because 2 less kids to work my schedule around. 
Sad because I don't know what they are doing each day.

Happy because they are off having awesome experiences. 
Sad because there are a couple of holes in my heart.

Friday, March 04, 2011


Me llamo Mindy.

Am I really old enough to be the mother of a missionary?!

So, yesterday was the longest day of the year.  The mail came at 11:00 am and with it came

The Envelope

with a return address from Salt Lake City!  But we had to wait until 5:15 to open it because that's the earliest we could all get together.

We will be learning as much as we can about...

Santiago, Chile!

I have mucho to do...


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011


is making me crazy!

It's been 10 days since my son submitted his papers for a mission and now we are in the Check The Mail Every Day mode.