Monday, February 18, 2008

Positive Thinking...

This weekend, we just hung around the house and relaxed. I record Oprah's everyday, and I had the chance to watch about 6 episodes this weekend. If it's one I'm not interested in, I delete it, and move on with the next. I watched one about "The Secret" and positive thinking. I haven't read the book, but I am a believer that if you are positive and have good thoughts, good things will happen to you. Anyways, I decided my last few posts were anything but positive, so I thought I'd turn a new leaf. It is a beautiful day here today. The sun is out, I got my walk/run done first thing this morning, it's suppossed to be about 40 degrees today. For Utah in February, that makes for a great day. In going for the 'positive thinking' approach, I'm going to copy Erin, and make a list of a few things that made my past week a bit sweeter.

1. Cleaning People came and cleaned my house. Top to bottom. Coming in from the crazy blizzard, the thing that saved my sanity, was that my house was SPOTLESS!

2. I have 2 weddings scheduled this summer for my photography. I love taking pictures of kids, but it's so fun capturing the sweet love a brand new couple has. It causes me to look back and remember that time in my life, and realize that dating my husband now is one of the greatest things I can do for my family, we went on a date to celebrate!

3. Heidi brought over a slice of delicious cake, that I had 4 total bites of! (laying off the sugar) It was heavenly! Heidi, for my next birthday, that's what I want.

4. We got a Wii. My parents wanted to get us one for Christmas, but couldn't find it in stores until last week. My parents also bought one for themselves. They got dance dance revolution for them, and I must say, I LOVE IT! That's my next big purchase. It's $70. I will just play with theirs, until we get one. I have never done it before, and so I was definitely the beginner stage, but it was awesome! My favorite: Karma Chameleon. Flash back...

5. Even though Haley was sick, she wanted me snuggling with her constantly. I loved having an excuse to just lay in my bed, with her on my chest, so sweet!

6. Kyle went back on track last week. That is always nice. He gets so antsy the last week he is off track. Jake and Kristin are now off track. It's nice to be able to hang out and relax in the morning. I have to say, I enjoy taking my time lounging around in the house all morning long!

7. LeeAnn came and watched my sick kids so I could go help at Kyle's Valentine Party. It seems I always have to cancel when I'm suppossed to help out with parties (tubes, GI doc appt). I will say, the party was a bit overdone, in my opinion, for second graders, but the look on Kyle's face, when he saw me walk into his room, was priceless and made it worth it for the big hassle it was to get everyone else taken care of so that I could get there. Have I mentioned I NEVER want to be a room mother?

5 comments:

Nurse Heidi said...

Love your list! Maybe I should do the same. And I'll certainly make you a delicious cake for your birthday. By then you'll be skinny and gorgeous, and able to splurge on more than 4 bites ; ).

Fonnesbeck Family said...

It's great to make a list like that once in a while. Makes you grateful for what you have and not focus so much on the irritating things in life.

Pricilla said...

I am a big believer in positive thinking too. I read that book and the only thing for me was that it doesn't really give a place for Christian beliefs. That really bugged me. It was a good read though. Positive thinking does make a difference.

Piano Mom said...

I would love to have my house cleaned for me...that would put a smile on my face for weeks!

The Hammonds said...

Jen,
You should watch The Secret on DVD. It is so awesome! We watched it probably about a year ago but it was amazing.
-Julieanne