Monday, January 26, 2009

A journal entry

Haven't written in your journal for a while? Try this...

For January 26th 2009

Outside my window...I'm downstairs with the blinds closed, but the weather channel icon says it's cloudy so we'll go with that. Lots of snow--which I am glad about because January is too early for spring. A driveway with very little pavement showing even though we did shovel last night and today.

I am thinking to decorate a little girls room. I looked through HGTV's Rate my Space and got some cute ideas. For some reason I just can't do baby pink. I think I could do a dark pink though. .....How many kids to have. This is such a hard decision. The whole time I was sick I was sure I was done. Now I'm not. I know I don't have to decide now (I probably shouldn't decide with pregnancy hormones working, but how does one know she is done?)...
My friend Ani's sweet little baby girl in the hospital.

I am thankful for...the gospel. I am so glad to know that my family is sealed for time and eternity and that God lives and loves me and my family. I'm grateful for Joseph Smith and what a powerful man he was. .... Tristan's job. Hearing about all of these job cuts just makes me panic, but I'm grateful for husband who works 14 hours a day during tax season so that I can stay home.

From the kitchen...We had pizza for dinner. Red sauce gives me a lot of trouble when I'm prego. Why do I bother? Why can't I ever sit down and plan a menu for the week. I'm so not a planner, I just fly by the seat of my pants.

I am wearing...My pink fuzzy PJ's that Tristan gave me for Christmas. Love them. I don't wear light pink except to bed. Weird eh?

I am going...maybe do another batch of family indexing, then either watch something or work on Tyce's birthday slideshow.

I am hoping...that I can handle tax season. It really all depends on my kids. If they are good players everything is great. If they are bored and expecting to be entertained 24-7, I go crazy. I'm not the one that gets up at 4:30 though so I really can't complain. ...That I feel this good for a lot longer and that the 3rd tri goes well.

I am hearing...the sweet sound of everyone in the house sleeping and the hum of the computer tower.

Around the house...Messy, but well-lived in as always. I try to clean up every morning.

One of my favorite things...This is a new favorite, but I got introduced to black bread. You can get it at Winco by their bakery. I've never heard of it, and I love it. I'm not a real toast person but this makes really good toast. You should try it. It's only a dollar more than a bread store loaf.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Help at Brandon's school, go to Scouts, have the missionaries over for dinner, make a snack for Creighton's preschool, shop for baby fabric, get more girl clothes from my sister-in-law, make a Saturday jar (different activities that we can go while Tristan works on Saturdays), clean the office, enjoy my family!


  1. You have a ton planned for the rest of the week! I can relate with Tristan being gone. Joe is working full time and doing school at night. It's hard to be home by yourself a lot! I need to try that black bread you were talking about. I love toast! :-)

  2. I need to know more about this Saturday Jar. Could I call it my everyday Jar? No, Seriously I need some of your great Ideas....again I wish we lived closer your such a great MoM and I need help:)

  3. I hope that you survive tax season. Ugh! It's so hard when they are gone all day and night and then some. Hang in there!

  4. Julie, you write so well. I'm terrible at writing in a journal. You make it seem so easy.

    Good luck with tax season!

  5. Yeah, tax season is tough. I've got some friends here that have to survive it. At least he'll be done a little before the baby comes. That will be nice! Love hearing what is going on around your house. Makes me feel like I'm right there! Love the pink pj's.

  6. I'll have to do that kind of journal entry, makes it kinda easy...rather than thinking of some creative way to make a story out of your life. Just jotting things down instead.

    Thanks for thinking of my baby girl!

    You are an incredible Mom and Wife, Julie.


  7. I am always up for trying new things, and I seem to like your taste in foods, so I'll have to give that black bread a try! I can't wait to see what you come up with your girls room. I love dark paint colors, but I am scared to paint I always paint with light colors and I accent by using dark colors for bedding and decorations. If you don't like pink--light turquoise, sage green, purple or lavender, or yellow are also cute girl colors.

  8. I like the journal, I will have to give it a try. I have lots of opinions about pink, my entire life is pink. I can't handle baby pink on its own, but it is pretty with other colors. We have two pink rooms at my house, you can come see them anytime!


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