Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Bragging Moment

A friend of mine recently posted on her blog asking what people could get for $1.70, and what all she was able to get for that price. Which was amazing and very impressive! I had already done my shopping for the week so I wasn't feeling up to the challenge to see if I could do as well as she had. But then when week 2 of the sale started I figured why not...and look at what I got for $1.29.

Yep! I saved $75.90 So thank you Jessica for motivating me and getting me back to the store to score the awesome deal! 28 boxes of pasta will last me forever...thankfully they don't expire for 2 years, plus 2 mayo, 8 Skittles, and 2 Dove chocolate bars; this was a fun trip!

Monday, March 14, 2011

"Come What May and Love It"

I remember growing up picturing my future family and the kids I would have. I invisioned really easy kids, who were quiet, and sat and looked at books or played quietly in their rooms. I had no idea what I was in for. There are days my life feels completely chaotic, with 3 very young kids, and there are times here and there I have found it hard to enjoy. I have a quote framed in my living room that says, "Come what may and love it." I have looked at it often lately in moments when I am not "loving" what's going on around me and it helps me keep an eternal perspective.

I recieved a new calling at church yesterday, and as I was being set apart by our 2nd counselor in the bishopric, in the blessing he promised that as I fulfilled this calling, which may make my life busier, that my home would be filled with more happiness than I could imagine. I couldn't help but tear up. I think our home is a happy place- most of the time, but to be told that there would be unimagineable happiness was completely comforting.

So I am working on it- I am working on the "Come what may and love it." Because for me, it's taking the moments that aren't easy, the times that are exhausting, and the days that I feel I am just in "survival" mode and learning to love it. Because that could create the extra happiness that could benefit anyone.