Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Posted by JaNece at 11:42 PM
Monday, October 27, 2008
Posted by JaNece at 2:46 PM
My trip to California was wonderful! It was amazingly easy to travel without kids! The flights were great and very relaxing and I even got to take a nap and read a book without interruptions!! It was fantastic. And it was even better to see my friend Jyl and her cute family. We had a great time and the boutique itself was a hit! There were so many people that came and I sold out of a lot of my stuff (capes, magnets, Halloween kits). I had a blast and can't wait to do it again. (Excpet for one minor incident with my tags and the lady in charge getting after me...) Thanks again Jyl and James for your hospitality! I love you guys!!! And thanks Pat (and Sonia) for taking care of the kids this weekend. I didn't worry about them at all. I stored up some patience while I was away from the kids, so now I'm 'Happy Mommy' again. It was a trip well worth it!!
Posted by JaNece at 2:20 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I am headed to So. Cal this weekend for a boutique. So for anyone out there in the Orange County area, I'll be at the Disneyland Hotel on Saturday, October 25th from 7 am to 12:00 pm (selling Design By JaNece products) at the California Utah Women's Boutique. I've been sewing and preparing for months now and ready or not, here I come!!!
Posted by JaNece at 9:52 PM
Monday, October 20, 2008
After thinking about the lessons I had just learned, I called my friend Emily to see if she wanted to hang out and do something fun with our kids. We are always wanting to get out and do fun things and we recently talked about getting together weekly to do a craft or project. She had the fabulous idea to make Halloween Monster Houses. And look how cute they turned out...
Posted by JaNece at 11:09 PM
After spending some time cleaning up my house today after a messy weekend, I learned a few lessons. Here's what I can share:
- Dishes, laundry and housework will NEVER dissapear. If you do it today, more will show up tomorrow.
- Time just keeps ticking...whether you are having fun or not.
- The T.V. is a magnet and a big time waster.
- Kids are just kids for a little while, so if you're busy doing housework or orders, you may miss it!!!
- I do not have to be supermom/woman and accomplish everything I think I need to for that day.
So, after mopping the floor and scrubbing the floorboards, I realized the above lessons and decided that enough is enough. I love a clean house and I can't stand to leave orders unattended BUT my kids are more important! I want to make the time to do special things with them and show them I love them by being THERE for them. As hard as it is for me, I am going to make a huge effort to leave the chores and orders, turn off the T.V. (my kids are watching it, not me) and just play! Tonight as I was trying to get the kids ready for bed, the boys put on their capes and started running around being superheroes. Max had on a knight helmet with a Batman cape and he was being so cute. He would run up and down the hallway with his feet jumping as he went and his arm out to shoot the bad guys. They were being so loud and I just looked a Pat and smiled at how precious our kids are. They can be loud, make messes and disobey and they don't go to bed when they are asked, but they are so sweet and forgiving. I got after Lukas for being silly and not laying down after asking him to go to bed. After a minute he turned to me and kissed me goodnight and immediatley fell asleep, even though Max was making noises and bugging him. I watched him as he slept and I felt bad for not making more time for him and for letting other things come before him. So...
- Leave the housework (unless the kids want to do chores with you!)
- Always have fun no matter what you're doing. And it there isn't anything fun to do, make it up!
- Use T.V. as a reward and not a babysitter.
- Enjoy your kids now!
- Get a planner so you know what needs to be done and what can wait. PRIORITIZE and get done what you can, then leave the rest.
Posted by JaNece at 10:43 PM
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I just LOVE the fall. It's been gorgeous outside, so we spent as much time outdoors as we could. Here's what we did this weekend:
- Pumpkin Patch. I could spend all day here. The boys picked their perfect pumpkin, got to ride in the wheel-barrow (which tipped over on them) and played on the tractors.
- We went to see the witches as Gardner Village. (Sorry we didn't get to meet up Norton's!) The weather was amazing and it was fun to walk around and enjoy the festivities.
- Can you say J E L L O? Jello pudding finger paint. Delicious and educational.
- Pat and I play a rousing game of Phase 10. I won.
- I finally get through another week of laundry (thanks to Lukas' help!)
- Max learns how to ride a scooter...wheeeeeeee!!!!!
- Pat volunteers (with 5 other guys from the ward) at the docking station at D.I.
- The Utes win again! The Cougs don't...
Posted by JaNece at 12:34 AM
Posted by JaNece at 12:14 AM
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I love nothing more than a normal day. And nothing makes you more grateful for a normal day than a sick day (or 3 in our case). The kids got pink eye and the stomach flu (and if anyone knows how I feel about sickness, you'd know that I don't do well with it). And I do have to thank Pat, he's been home all week for Fall Break and has been helping me a lot. Otherwise I don't think I could've handled it. My kids have been so good through it all. I'm glad that today is normal and we are back to being healthy. Lukas is already asking me what "chore" he can do today...he's cleaning the windows...and Max is back to his normal mischeif (throwing crackers down on my newly mopped floor and crushing them with his fat little feet). AhhhH! I love my kids.
Posted by JaNece at 9:55 AM
I, being the over-ambitious mom that I think I am, decided Max was ready for a toddler bed. He loves laying in Lukas' big boy bed and he's always trying to escape his crib. So the other day I busted out the little bed and took down the crib. He was very excited jumping on his new bed. Now, naptime was another story. He would not stay down and I finally just had to close the door and say "night, night". I could hear him playing, and eventually went to check on him to find him fast asleep on his little bed. :) It's so cute. Bedtime is a bigger challenge b/c he shares a room with Lukas and they keep each other up. Why couldn't I just let Max stay in his little cage?? Yikes.
Posted by JaNece at 9:51 AM
Monday, October 13, 2008
I had a blast this weekend. It was the "Simply Chic Boutique" and it turned out great. I had fun and met a lot of new people. There were lots of other vendors that set up shop in a really nice vacant model home in Herriman. Pat was great taking the kids and I'm sure they loved time with him (which included Nicklecade, McDonald's playland, Redbox, Gma's and staying up late!) I can't wait to do another one and in just a few weeks I'm off to Cali to sell more stuff at the California Utah's Women's Boutique. I can't believe how messy I left the house this weekend, but literally I didn't have time to even pick up after myself. And now I'm busy busy busy with more orders and I wanted to get it all done or at least started today, but now I have two kids with eye infections and some other virus, so we are taking it slow today. It's great to stop and take a break. And Pat has Fall Break, so he's home with me! Yay! We got to see my brother and his family and my parents this weekend for Sunday dinner. It's always fun to see them and Lukas is so sad everytime we have to leave. "Can't we stay for two more minutes mom? Can we sleep over? Plllease?" It's so cute. And his cousins are all girls (my brothers kids), except for Baby Owen who is 7 months old. He loves it. Max, too. I'm glad we're close enough to see them every so often. So it's the start of a new week and my To Do list is getting longer. But I'm trying to have a new perspective and not feel so stressed. Enjoy my family and my kids and make time for the little moments. :)
Posted by JaNece at 6:44 PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Posted by JaNece at 11:03 AM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Posted by JaNece at 10:45 PM
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I am going to be at the "Simply Chic Boutique" next weekend and I want EVERYONE to come!! It is in Herriman, so for those of you that are close, grab your girlfriends and come on over to see all they have to offer (including Design By JaNece Inc.). Here is the information for it, and I'll post again next week to remind you. Hope to see you there!
Posted by JaNece at 6:37 PM