Looks like I'm already slacking this year when it comes to blogging. I have actually been slacking off in a lot of my goals for this year. My house is a mess. We only have dinners planned (instead of all meals and snacks). And I have been yelling at the kids more than I'd like to admit. But you know what? Today I will do better. I have recently found that if I sing "This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made. I will rejoice, I will rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it." every time I start to feel frustrated, it helps me calm down and remember my purpose for this stage of life...to raise my children. I don't want to just deal with them, I want to train them to be Godly young men who are responsible, kind, and leaders who walk the path of righteousness. I need to set a good example for them. Time to get back on track!
On a side note, the one area I haven't been slacking in is my exercising. My sweet sister and I joined a gym last week and I love it. We have gone a few times and tried out our first class this morning. The boys seem to enjoy it, especially the older two. Our gym has a huge maze with those tunnels that McDonald's and Chuck E Cheese have. The difference is that our gym puts those other places to shame. It's every kid's dream :) The babies tolerate it. Before joining the gym, we were doing videos several times a week. We are determined to get in shape! Hopefully before bathing suit season :)
On another unrelated note, GREAT NEWS!!!!!! My sister's boyfriend was deployed on a ship for the past 11 months. Any deployment is hard. Really hard. But her man couldn't call as often as he had expected (she averaged a call once a month), he wasn't able to skype unless he was stopped at a port (in other words, not often). It was an 11 month nightmare for her, probably worse for him. BUT HE'S HOME!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!! I'm so so so excited!
Ok, that's all for now :) Oh, and our meals this week (since I forgot earlier) are chicken tacos, chipotle chicken, lasagna rolls, ham and escalloped potatoes, and pizza casserole. Mmm...