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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

In high school I was really good about having goals, writing them down and accomplishing them. I started to slide in college and it seems I got worst after I was married. Now all of the sudden I'm so motivated to set goals. I'm pretty sure it's Heavenly Father prompting me to be the best mom that I can be. So I'm going to write some of my goals in my blog so I'm more accountable to them. Then I will write about how I'm doing on them.

Goal #1 Read scriptures and say prayers everyday.

Goal #2 Study Spanish half an hour everyday.

Goal #3 Be organized.

Goal #4 No gossiping!

Goal #5 Figure out Body-for-Life plan and once I start stick to it!

Goal # 6 Be the best mom that I can be.

Something else that is really important to me is I want to develop Christ like love. I'm sure this will take me soooo long but I know with the Savior's help I can do it!

My ultimate goal is to return to my Heavenly Father and be with my family forever. The other goals should help me to get there.

My Plans, Goals, Dreams, Vision

I never knew how motivating it would be to be a mom!

It's 5:07 AM. I'm up cuz I'm waiting for Graham to wake up. Amron has finals tomorrow and needs more sleep then he's going to get. Graham went to bed around 1. I hope he sleeps till 6! That would be awesome. Right now he eats every 3 hours during the day and then at night we feed him every 3 hours or longer, depending on when he wakes up. We are doing Baby Wise and so far it is working great.
Right now we are looking for a new place to live in Thatcher. We looked at a 3 bedroom 2 bath aparment. I felt spoiled just imagining living in it. Haha. Our apartment that we are in now is tiny. And old. And dirty. We will be living in Thatcher (the gila valley) until the end of December so it would be cool to find in something a little nicer for the next 8 months. We really can't afford the 3 bed 2 bath appartment we looked at today but Amron called Tammy, the owner, and asked if there was anything he could do around the place to lower the rent. She said she is thinking of hiring an on site person to help with stuff. She is going to call us back tomorrow.
Amron is going to be done with his associates in December. That is amazing because he started in January and will be done in december. Usually it takes people twice that long. Our plan is to move back to Chandler in December and for Amron to start ASU in January. He will get his Bachalors in 2 years then go to medical school. We are thinking Porta Rica. No, more like we are dreaming Porta Rico. Our dream with Amron going to medical school is to be able to serve in poor countries.

Graham is waking up! More later!

President Benson’s 10 Suggestions for Successful Parenting

Posted: 27 Mar 2009 01:00 AM PDT

“Thinking of the example of his own mother and that of his beloved and faithful wife, Flora, President Benson has offered ten specific suggestions for mothers as they guide their precious children:1. Take time to always be at the crossroads in the lives of your children, whether they be six or sixteen.2. Take time to be a real friend to your children.3. Take time to read to your children. Remember what the poet wrote:You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be— I had a mother who read to me. 4. Take time to pray with your children.5. Take time to have a meaningful weekly home evening. Make this one of your great family traditions.6. Take time to be together at mealtimes as often as possible.7. Take time daily to read the scriptures together as a family.8. Take time to do things together as a family.9. Take time to teach your children.10. Take time to truly love your children. A mother’s unqualified love approaches Christlike love (see Ezra Taft Benson, To the Mothers in Zion, pamphlet, 1987, pp. 8–12; see also Ezra Taft Benson, Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1990, pp. 32–36).”

Thomas S. Monson, “Memories of Yesterday, Counsel for Today,” Ensign, May 1992, 4–5

Dad's little missionary

This is Graham's 3 week birthday (May 3nd)!

Love the feet

Friday, May 1, 2009


So this is bodacious Graham. He had a doctors appointment yesterday and we found out he now weights 9lbs 4oz and is 21 inches long! As you can see from the chin and arm rolls he is rockin those extra pounds. Don't you just want to nibble on him???? Me too!