Monday, December 6, 2010


I was reminded to day by a dear friend that I have not blogged in a week. It has not been a week, however, four days is still too long to be away from you. It is good in a lot of ways that I have not blogged because that mostly means things are good. Life seems kind of normal at the moment. Today I did lots of laundry. I cannot tell you how nice it is to stay home, not put on any make up not have to get dressed and just clean your house. Being normal feels so nice. Although every chore on my list did not get accomplished today I feel like it was a fulfilling day. Like I said before, lots of laundry was done, a nice dinner was made, lime cilantro garlic shrimp pasta, salad and rolls. I am able to go to bed nicely showered and fingers painted blogging to you all while I listen to a rainstorm or the ocean tide crashing on my iPod. Monday nights in our home are called Family Home Evening. Its a chance to be together as a family, to have little lessons about the Savior, and to plan and organize our home. We have not always been so diligent in following through weekly but we try hard and it has become an important goal in our family for this next year and beyond. Tonight we were able to learn about service and to learn about goals. We set a lot of family goals and went over our biggest priorities in our lives. It is so important now to teach your children how to become, honest, hard working , respectful people, so that they can emulate these traits in adulthood. I love watching my children grow. I love to teach them new things and watch them as they strive to implement these new things into their lives. It is one of the best things about being a parent. We also designated Fridays as our Family Fun Night. It is the night for us to watch movies, make fun dinners, eat popcorn, have treats and stay up late. I hope that they are ever excited for FFN! I am so thankful to be a part of such an incredible family. Each person is so amazing and I am just so lucky to be piece of this extraordinary group.
It is time for me to go to sleep. I have boot camp at 530 in the morning and I am determined to go everyday this week (excluding Friday because of chemo). I have finally pushed through my plateau and am heading towards a 40 lb weight loss since July. I would really like to make it 50 by the end of the year! My muscles are sore tonight from 400 squats and 220 push ups today. I still have a bazillion pictures to blog. I will try my hardest to get those up soon! Thanks for listening to my rambling about my day. I love you all.


  1. Congrats on your weightloss Holly. SOOO proud of you. As always, you are an inspiration to me - I know feel inspired to go do the mounds of laundry and on top of that to be grateful I get to do them. Love you guys and wish we could see you for christmas.

    Whitney and her boys

  2. Thank you for the post. You know we are as addicted to your blog as any TV show ever! So thanks, it's good to hear from you. I know that no news is usually good news and that you are busy having a life! I can't even imagine or dream of doing that many push ups & sit ups! I'm feeling guilty about not going to the gym for the last two weeks! EEK! You go girl. You're inspiring! Love you!

  3. i dont know you but have been following Spencers story since almost the begining. What a strong boy he is. You are an amazing mom to all of your kids! You are an inspiration to all of us. My three year old prays for Spencer and your family regularly. We hope you have a wonderful December and a Merry Christmas!

  4. So I was wrong! How scary is it that until I read this, I went the whole day thinking it was Wednesday and not Monday. Alright, so it hadn't been a week, but good for blogging anyway. Love you.