Tuesday, September 20, 2011

7 AM the usual morning lineup

This week has been a gem so far. 
And its only tuesday.

Sunday I worked with some awesome ladies. And then came home just in time to play with Bennett and eat the most awesome cake Bennett/ Buddy from cake boss prepared. FROM SCRATCH! it had layers!!

Monday I went to lunch with my favorite crazy old ladies.  Olive garden is always delish.
Then off to a double header for the Provo Bulldogs! Lost the first game by a point. Won the second game by nine points. 

Tanden took Bert under his wing to make sure she was training to be the best corner in preschool.
working on her best defense face.

Bert decided that a few short innings just wasn't enough time with her dear Aunt Heatherlynn, So she came home with me for a sleepover. It was an exciting night of visiting Bennett some more, delivering a secret package to Jordyn, and finishing up with the JB movie.

She's seriously the greatest. I'm not sure if I was watching after her, or she was watching after me?

"Aunt Heatherlynn, do you want some little snacks to just munch on during the movie?"
uh sure. thanks brin. wait am I the 20 year old or are you?

"you know what? I love watching Jacob take his shirt off."-Brinley Age 4
(referring to taylor lautner as jacob black)

Tuesday morning we (by we I mean brinley) woke up early! We called the parents and checked in with the parents and then went to eat breakfast at village inn.  Something to the effect of her poking her head out the bathroom door and announcing to the restaurant
 "Hey Heatherlynn, I need some help in here.."
Yep, I'm coming right in Bert.

Oh. And now after not enough sleep last night and chasing after/entertaining a 4 going on 34 year old girl, I feel a little like this...

Did I mention I FINALLY got a letter from him? 
He's the best. 
I miss him oodles. 
And he likes noodles.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

they are so good to me

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way of the the depths.  These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

---Elizabeth Kubler Ros

I am grateful for each and every beautiful person I have in my life. They teach me everyday, and give me strength everyday and they don't even know it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

i have asked a thousand ways that [their] would take my pain away

Good News:  I finally got my holiday schedule at work today.
Bad News: I'm working all day thanksgiving.

Good News: School is back in session and its nice to have a routine again.
Bad News: School is back in session and I have a freaking routine again.

Good News: Mom went grocery shopping today.
Bad News: All of the purchased food requires assembly.

Good News: I finally bought new clothes.
Bad News: My closet is over stuffed again.

Good News: Thanks to a certain cute friend my camera bag will be done soon.
Bad News: Thanks to a lack of funding the additional lens space will be empty for quite sometime.

Good News: The weather is starting to cool down which means fall [my favorite season] is coming.
Bad News: After fall comes me hiking to the bus stop in two feet of snow.

Good News: I've been really good at staying on top of studying so far this semester.
Bad News: Its only been syllabus stuff in my classes and I can already feel myself winding down. :/

Good News:  I've been spending lots of time with my BFF sister-in-law lately.
Bad News:  With school starting I feel like thats coming to an end real quick.

Good News:  I have AWESOME crazy old ladies to play with at work!
Bad News:  They all have smalls and hubbys to take care of which totally cuts into our play time.

Good News: My missionaries start coming home in t - 21 weeks!

Good News: I haven't bought music on iTunes AT ALL this pay period.
Bad News: The list of songs I want is continuing on a second page.

Good News: I know that My Heavenly Father lives and is there to comfort and guide in times of need.
Bad News:  The events that lead to me feeling that so strongly this week.

Good News: I'm done with this now.
Bad News: I wrote way too much and now I have to be up in five hours.