Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Blog Going Private

Hello everyone!! I have been thinking for the last couple of weeks to go private with my blog and I think that that is what I'm going to do. So if you would like to keep up with our family please e-mail me your blogging e-mail address and I'll add you or you can post your e-mail address on here. Which ever you prefer. My e-mail address is kathypurnell@yahoo.com. I'll leave it opened for a day or so, but after that I'm going to go private. Thanks everyone! :)_

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Case of the Missing Tree Berries

So for Christmas this year I decided to put berries on our tree to give it some red accents. While every other day or so I would look at the tree and think, "I thought I put more berries on that." A week went by and our little tree was seeming to be getting barer and barer of the berries. I even added some more berries and after I did that even some of them seemed to go missing. Finally I asked Kimmi and Levi if they had been taking berries off of the Christmas tree. Levi said, "No mommy I haven't, I don't know were they are." I gave he a look that said, "Are you sure?" Next Kimmi says shyishly, Ummmm.... no mom, I don't know where they are either." "Are you sure I asked her?" She looks at me and again and says, Ahhh I think I know where they are." She ran off to her room in a hurry, then came back and said, No Mom they aren't anywhere." So I went to look in her room and sure enough.....she was right they weren't there. After that I really didn't think about it anymore. So fast forward to a few weeks later, after all of the Christmas items are put away and lets go to .....lets say like today! I was cleaning up Cooties peices from behind the couch by our front window where Abby and Kimmi were playing with them and there were some by the vent. I thought, "I wonder if one or two of the legs might have fallen down there, so I open up the vent and low and behold there were my missing berries!!!! A great big pile of them just sitting there in the front living room vent!! I called Kimmi over and looking at her concerned asked, "Did you put these down the vent?" She looks at me a little ashamed, and says, "Yes Mom." "Why did you out these down the vent?" "Because I didn't like them on the tree." "Just because you don't like them on the tree doesn't mean you can put these down the vent, that's naughty." "I'm sorry mommy" Oh my oh my..... I had to hold my self back from laughing and of course I had to come and post it. That is just too funny!! I think that I'm going to write a childrens story from this experience and dedicate it to Kimmi! ;) (Little Turkey ! HaHa!!)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Boise State University

bsu logo I received my acceptance letter from Boise State University to be a Full Time Degree-Seeking Student on January 5th 2009. I have been going to BSU for a few years now, but I have been taking only one class at a time because I had to take up to 14 credits and pay for them all on my own before I could go any further. yep, that's right no finical aid. So when we have had the money I've been able to get a class in here and there. It seems like it has taken me a long time to just get the 15 credits that I know have, but the beautiful thing about this is that I can now go FULL TIME and I can RECEIVE FINICAL AID!! That is so nice!!! What a blessing. This semester I signed up for 16 credits, but I'm only enrolled into 7 of them because I am waiting for the other classes to open up so that I can get into them. I am on a waiting list and am #1 for two classes and #10 in one class (but that #10 used to be #22, so there have been a lot of people that have already dropped out) One thing that I am really going to have to MASTER is TIME MANAGEMENT, seriously. Pretty much every minute of every day is going to have be planned out. Time for studying, time for Glen, time for the kids, time to play. You know the saying "You Work Hard, You Play Hard". I will never forget what President Thomas S. Monson said in the Genera Relief Society Women's Broadcast in September of 2007. He said, "Beyond our study of spiritual matters, secular learning is also essential...... I urge you to pursue your education-if you are not already doing so or have not done so-that you might be prepared to provide if circumstances necessitate. Your talents will expand as you study and learn. You will be able to better assist your families in their learning, and you will have peace of mind knowing that you have prepared yourself for the eventualities that you may encounter in life." I remember being over to come with the spirit when he said that and I will never forget the way I felt. It was like he was talking to me. I know that I have written about this before but it is something that I feel is so personal to me and is the thing that I need to do to prepare myself whether its to help my children do better in their schooling or to receive my education for the need having to provide for the future, I don't know. But one thing that I do know is that I'm in action of getting my education and perusing that process. What a great time. As I look around and really stop to think about and see what I have been blessed, I really see my self among great blessings.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Little Dancer

So I finally got Kimmi signed up for dance classes! Yay!!! I tried to do it a few months ago by taking her to Glen's Aunt but the times just didn't work out, because the time I would be picking Kimberly up from dance is the time when my niece that I watch would be getting picked up also. So it would be way to rushed, if not a conflict. :( Bummer! So I tried another dance studio during the morning but they were full. Next I found Eagle's "The Little Gym" and they only had 3 spots left for the Spring Session, so I signed her up right away and got her into a morning class. She is so excited!! It will be nice for her to get out of the house and interact with other kids (outside of the home) I will definately keep everyone updated on our new found little dancer. Next thing to do is get Levi signed up for Soccer. ;)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Free Writting- Why Not!?!?!

So I've been thinking lately about alot of different things. I think that when a new year comes along we get excited about the "NEW" What are we going to change? What will we accomplish? Wanting to become better at ........ whatever? You name it. And of course probably the number one New Years Resolution is wanting to lose weight. Maybe you have a new years resolution to learn something new, travel to a place that you've never gone before, be a better person, be nicer, more generous, live life more fully. I say hell, if you want to do these things then WHY NOT? It is so very easy to get caught up in saying something. "I'm going to do this....... this year. But how many of us actually do them? Hey I know that I'm guilty. You get so excited about something then if it isn't going the way that you want it to go then you get discouraged. You know what I mean. I think that sometimes especially for some women we get caught up in emotions, geesss who can blame us we were born with these crazy hormones. I guess what I am trying to say here is if you have something that you want to do, then DO IT!!! Don't let anything stop you from it!! I'm a wife, mother, student, childcare provider and there are alot of things that I want to do. I think that sometime or even alot of the times we make excuses for ourselves. Like I can't do this because of...... you fill in the blank. But really????? Do we really need to make excuses for ourselves? I say, "I THINK NOT!!" Don't get me wrong there are priorities that you do need to tend to first in life, you can't go crazy and go out and do something just because you want to do it. I mean I guess you could but it probably would not be the best choice. Life needs a balance, and with a balance you can do the things that you would like to. So I say why not go out and accomplish your goals that you have. Live life with JOY, HAPPINESS,. BE POSITIVE and REACH FOR YOUR DREAMS!! Don't judge others...that's for God to do, not you! Live this year as though it is your last. Be smart with the dissions that you make. You are the ONLY person responsible for your actions, no one else is. So don't try to blame things on others. I guess this post is really for me personally and no one else. Don't get me wrong your free to read this. I just needed to get my thoughts out. We all have thoughts moments, right? Here are a few of my goals that I have for this year: * Be the Best wife I can be * Be the Best Mother I can be * Be the Best Student I can be * Give my very Best in my Callings * Train for and run my first Half Marathon * Start writing my first book * Start saving for a Vacation (Hey you've got to start somewhere) * Be more out going (But where do you start and what the heck do you say!!) I swear sometime I don't know what to talk about. haha...does this happen to anybody else? There are so many more things that I want to do in life. Like record my own private album. I don't even know if I'm a good singer or not, but I'll start with singing lessons. I don't know if this one is going to be on the list for this year but it's on "My Bucket List" ;) You know things you want to do before you die. I also want to take dance lessons sometime, I think that would be so much fun!! So my list is small, but it's reasonable. When making your list don't be unrealistic. Keep it to something that you manage and ACCOMPLISH!! You are the only one in charge of your destiny. Reach for the sky... you are the only one in charge of your dreams. Get started make your dreams happen today! Cheers!! Here's to a New Year 2010!!!

New Years Eve

Glen the kids and I rang in the new year at my prents house with my Mom, Dad, Ann and Alex. We ate good food, watched some kids movies, Ice Age and Ice Age the Melt Down, played games, rang in the New year with confetti poppers, and cheers to 2010!!! We are looking forward to a new year year with new goals and a new opputunity to better ourselves. May the New Year bring you and family joy and happiness. Happy New Years Everyone!! Here's to 2010!!! Getting ready...... New Year!!!! Ringing in 2010!!! Watching the fireworks

Sledding on New Years Eve

So early in the evening on New Years Eve my sister Ann and I decided to take our kids sledding at Friendship Park just a couple of blocks away from my house. It was snowing that night and the kids had a blast going down the hill thats there. We got pretty wet from the snow but we had a great time.