Sunday, July 28, 2013

Start Where You Are

There was a Conference talk this last April that mentioned "starting where you are". I think it was Elder Uchtdorf... Anyways, the point being that rather than continuing to worry about the past, just start where you are, and go forward.

So I'm starting where I am. Particularly, with regards to blogging. It's been a semi-lame thing to worry over, but I've loved this blog for so many years and done a pretty gosh-darn good job keeping it up. Both for family far away to read, and for a family journal. So as I got behind toward the end of last year, I felt almost guilty for it. Somehow, I could never find the time to catch up, so I just wouldn't blog at all. And then I'd be even MORE behind... And so on and so on, since last October...

So where am I?

Life is good. Since November, I've participated in three weight loss competitions among friends and lost 25 pounds. Up until a couple months ago, I was working out daily, and feeling in fantastic shape. Summer brought some laziness, but overall, I'm still doing great. I love staying home with my girlies.

Justin is awesome. I love him so much. He starts a new career in a couple of weeks doing insurance sales and I hope and pray that he'll succeed even above and beyond his goals. He takes such good care of our little family. I'm not excited for the long hours he'll be pulling, but hopefully soon we can sneak a date night in our schedules.

Carrie is 4 1/2 and will be starting Pre-K in a couple weeks. She has the biggest vocabulary I've ever seen in a four year old, and she LOVES being a little mommy to her sister. She loves to play and sing and use her imagination. She is very independent and is just plain growing up too fast!

Brigette just turned one, has two cute little teeth, and is starting to wobble-walk a bit. She's a momma's girl through and through, and 99.99% of the time, I absolutely love it! She has so much spunk and knows what she wants, when she wants it. ;) Her sweet little spirit brings so much happiness to our home.

Speaking of our home, we just sold our first house in Maricopa. For now (not quite sure exactly how long), we've moved in with my parents in Mesa. Justin and I cut our closet space in half, the girls are sharing a room for the first time, and the four of us are sharing a bathroom... But we have a roof over our heads. And we're so grateful.

Our families have been so loving and supportive as we've gone through, and continue to go through quite a decision-making roller coaster. We feel like Heavenly Father has sure been testing our willingness to be obedient. It's been rough, but I hope we're doing what we're supposed to be doing. We've put a lot of thought, prayer, fasting, and trust in Heavenly Father lately and I know it will pay off eventually.

So, where am I?... I'm right here. And I'm good.