Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Life is always a bit crazy there are always things to do always places to go places to see. I feel like our life is always on the go no time for stopping.  Do you feel that way?  Sometimes i wish the world would just stop so i could take all the time i want to just play with the kiddos and give hugs and loves.  Sometimes i wish commitments would not add up, sometimes i just wish i could have more time.  I just wish situations could be changed and I could have more time

Do not get me wrong i am so grateful for what we do have right now.  Its wonderful to have what we need, sometimes i just wish i could be that stay at home mom and have that time with my girls, with my house, oh my my poor house needs more time but I put it off because that time i do have is for my family. 

Abby is currently in a huge hug and kisses stage, I love it.  I come home and all she wants to do is hug and kiss me.  I pick her up and she holds on to me shirt and wont let go.  Its adorable. 

Jackie well she just wants to talk, every time i call home during the day she has a million things to say.  No matter how much i need to talk to her dad.   I am so happy that even though i am here they are with their daddy who loves them. 

Working at times makes me feel like a bad mother.  I know it should not and I know I am not but at times it becomes a constant battle because i do not spend the time with them i would like.  One thing i have tired to do is to make time at home before bed time just their time, i am trying to save house work for after they go to bed.  So far that has gone well (minus it takes away from Jessica time but as I am learning sacrifices have to be made).

I need to get out of my funk, i have been bad at exercising since we moved and I am sure that is a huge part of it.  So my goal is to get back in to my good ol p90x because really life is so much less stressful when i exercise.  Really just wish i could convince my self to get up early so i could work out in the morning that would be the best, but with Derek's late work it makes it hard since i am a big baby and can not go to sleep with out him. 

I am really sick of the rain i just want sun and to play outside at night with the kiddos.  although i did get Jackie some SUPER cute rain boots so hopefully it will rain after she gets them haha

I found a new blog that looks like it has tasty tasty good food http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/so i will have to let you know i am using a few recipes from there this week! Tonight is chicken fried steak yum yum yum! :)

I broke my mold at wal mart and went to a female cashier and she did not suck :) and was not a stickler on looking at anything it was nice! that and the fact cheese went under $5 again MAN it was not on sale for a long time! All in all that makes for a good wal mart trip

 I need a girls night :) anyone up for one (Danielle how i WISH you could come *Sigh* yes i said this because I know your response is going to be ME!) Its gotta be on a Monday night for me its when the hubby is home but it can be late like 8 after FHE :) let me know and we will plan!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Lately with everything that has gone on with moving, our current life's situation i have noticed i have been a lot more down then I like.  So my solution today is to write out 25 (because thats my age) things i am thankful for!

1. The church.  Were would I be without it! I have such a strong testimony of this gospel and know the Lord is always there for me.  Without this knowledge I would be very lost in life.

2. Derek.  I love my husband.  He is my life.  He makes me laugh, he is my better half.  I enjoy always knowing he is there for me and my girls. 

3. Jacquelyn.  Without my little born my life would sure be a lot more quite! Jackie always keeps us updated with EVERYTHING that is going on in life.  She is such a bright wonderful little girl who i enjoy talking to, and always having around to do things with.  She brings me lots and lots of joy.

4. Abigail.  She is my little bundle of joy! She has so much personality and loves to give hugs and kisses.  I live for those hugs and kisses and her little "luv yous" she always says.  She is such a sweet heart!

5. Parents.  I love my parents they help me so much in life and i do not know where I would be in life with out them.  Its nice to know that i always have someone i can turn to for advice or just someone to talk to. 

6. Jobs.  As much as i complain about working and that I never see Derek i am so grateful that we have jobs and are able to have enough to get by

7. SUN! I have seen the sun for a few days now and its warming up!  I do think this is the end of the cold weather and for that i am SO excited!

8. Friends.  Man alive i LOVE my friends! I am so grateful for all my friends who are there for me and who help me and listen to me complain and listen to me rejoice :) Oh and for all their help in cleaning!

9. In Laws.  I have some awesome in laws and I am so happy for that.  Among all things they already do for us, they are letting us store some things in their garage which is awesome! My sis in laws are pretty great too!

10. Internet.  I love the Internet its pretty freaking awesome

11. A place to live.  After all the craziness with our last place and having to move i am so grateful that we are in a place and we are happy.  Its going to work out just great just attempting to get used to the girls in one room :)

12. Bunk beds.  I am really glade we have bunk beds for the girls.  They seem to love them and its nice to have the extra space, in their room. 

13. being a mother.  I know i put my kiddos on here, but i am really thankful for the chance the Lord has given me to be a mom and to learn and grow for my kiddos.  I do love how much i have grown since i became a mom.  I love it and would not trade it for the world.

14. bubble baths.  I love love love bubble baths they take every care in the world away :) speaking of which i might need to do one tonight!

15.  weekends.  AHH i love the weekends more time with Derek and time with the girls.  I cant wait for this warm weather because that means some awesome Stell family fun days are coming!

16. T.V. I know some might think this is odd, but after a really long day i really love to relax and watch a good show! Helps wind down my day

17. Family.  I am so grateful for all my family near or far that helps me and supports me.  Its nice to know how many people in this world are there and love me

18. Blogs.  Even though I have not blogged in a long time and do not blog a lot lately i like having a place to come write my thoughts for who ever feels like reading

19. Phones.  They make it so easy to keep in touch! I love being able to keep in touch with family in friends though phone calls or texts its wonderful!

20. Parks.  I love parks, i love that they provide a place for my kiddos to run around, climb, and have fun.  I love even more that we can go to the park A LOT more now that its getting warm!

21. cars.  Really think about it what would we do with out a car, I know those who do not have them but in our life with what we do it would never work so i am glad we have them, and i am glad it has working ac :)

22. Strollers. I love being able to take walks to places with the girls and strollers just make it so much easier! :)

23. Primary.  I love how much Jackie learns in primary.  I love hearing from her every time she gets back what she learns and listing to her songs she is learning.   I am grateful for a church that makes teaching our children such an important aspect!

24. Cooking.  I love to cook, I love to cook ahhhh cooking is so much fun for me.  I love to cook.  Its so fun and wonderful

25. Ice.  I love ice.  Having ice in my water is something I love.  Ahhhhh ICE i love you.  It makes everything so cold and tasty :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

good news

we are moved, things are pretty much unpacked.  We just have to figure out what to do in our room.  We need another dresser so dereks clothes will not be all over haha. 
We got bunk beds up, so we need to get rid of fire truck bed, i want to sell that one.  The rest i believe we will just give away.  So if you need a box spring, entrainment center, small TV (19 inch) let me know! Or if you want to by a fire truck toddler bed let me know as well :).  One day I will post pictures