Friday, December 16, 2011

When you know that love can last forever after you've created something so beautiful.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Oi Vey

I might be getting a little ahead of myself, but I've really been thinking of my New Year's resolutions. I've already started to get in the groove with some things no, a little jump start if you will. I try to make all my yearly goals about consciousness; opening awareness within myself. I'll share some here with you, in case you'd like to ponder them and take up the crusade as well.

1. My biggest material goal is to rid my house of any and all unnatural chemicals. I already buy all natural cleaning (and most beauty) products, but this year I'm slowly going to teach myself to make all of them. Thereby effectively cutting costs, increasing health by decreasing harmful chemicals in the body, increasing my preparedness skills (ain't goin' be no chapstick in the apocalypse), and increasing my self-worth.

2. This fits in to numero uno, but if I split it up and succeed then I look like a bigger success. Of course if I fail, then I'll be a bigger failure...oh you silly knife cutting both ways! Alack, I digress; I will really strive to get our act, as a family, together with our eating habits. I believe that properly fuelled, and free of harmful additives, or body was created by Heavenly Father to do incredible things, including healing itself. So I will be striving to live the word of wisdom more consciously; ie no addictive substances (sugar, you substitute for crack!), lots of fruits and veggies, and meat sparingly.

3. As I dive deeper into mommydom, and need those frequent mommy breaks, I want to try harder to stay away from the computer and television during this times. Pushing myself towards more creative outlets. I also want to use this same principle for being more consciously active with my kids. Finding new ways to engage with them, and help them grow.

4. While I was pregnant I tried to talk BMan into doing a sprint triathlon with me this upcoming year to loose our extra baby fat. He's looking kind of shaky, but I'm holding strong and can't wait to start training. For all you Lyons' out there, here's the one I think everyone over 10 in the fam should do this summer in Coeur d' Alene. It can even be done with teams for those really lazy people ;)

5. And my two ever present and constant goals of educating myself and service.

Well the girl is waking, so I guess I better get off the computer!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Post Script

Last night was Brandon's work Christmas party, so Vida ended up out at Grandma's house. I have been in bed all morning with little man.

So delicious.

But now its 11:30 and I'm hungry.

Did you Know?

What up studs? Did you know that I now have as many children as Britney Spears? Craaaazy! He was born on November 11, 2011 at home in our lovely bathtub. We then took about a week to name him because his daddy really thought I was going to give in and name my baby Ronin. No thanks. So we settled on Royce Somerset Lyons. Yes, he is kind of named after the car (thanks Claire's grandparents for putting it in Brandon's head), and his middle name is after the author W. Somerset Maugham, who wrote one of my all time favorite books, The Razor's Edge. We love the little dude. Here are some pictures from his beginning.

First glance. This really is a happy face.

This is what it feels like to give birth.

First pic with Mom and Dad, he's under there somewhere.

                                                                              9 lbs. 22 in.

Vida's first kiss.

B's mom and the G kids.

My dad and Royce

B's dad with Blondie

The Kid's baby blessing

MADE MY DAY !!!!!!!! Please tell me you think this is hilarious too.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I think that true love is the belief that you know exactly what the glorious future holds for you; the realization that you have no Idea what the heck is really going on, and a strange awakening that somewhere in the middle, it doesn't really matter.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tender Mercies

I thought this article about Church history being done in prison was beautiful and inspiring.

read it here

whether you believe in what they are doing or not, I think its great to see the hope and light that it can bring to anyone, member or not.

I know that through our hardest moments our Heavenly Father is always there with us, guiding us, comforting us with his Spirit, and that the atonement of Christ has made my pains and trails a bearable burden.

Love you all,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

the whosits and whatsits

Lately I have been kurfuddled in my mind, neither moving this way or that in a bloggy sense. I was focused on mundane things that I just didn't want to post about, and couldn't finish up any of the really ponderful thoughts that I was having. So I waited, I kept still, and quiet...tres unlike me. But if pregnancy teaches you one thing it is how to be patient and slow. Listening to life grow inside of you, following the new energy that flows around you, and pausing to think and worry all along the way. So fitting to the season. My body feels like fall, and I get the feeling this little boy is going to be like winter. He gives me the impression that he is going to be more quiet and focused the other three of us. I can't wait to see what he adds to the family. My house is almost clean, and the countdown begins, one week tomorrow!!!!!

Miss thing and I doing some waiting

 last week, I promise you I really am pregnant, I'll try and take some actually pregnant looking pictures sometime soon.

Monday, October 3, 2011

oh you bloggitables!

I have been feeling the blogs build in me, like I can fee l this baby waiting to bust a move south. So here it is; we'll just consider me-selfs as havin' takin' the summer off. But I'm back, and I'm 36 weeks pregnant, going to Costco later, and ready for adventure. Hello!

I just got to this point of the blog(duh) and realized I don't really have anything profound to write, so I'll tell/show you some more things from the summer.

1) I discovered Pinterest in all its holiness. I feel that the world must be moving into her crowning glory because Pinterest exists. Amen. Some things I'm pining for now:

and so, so many other things. 

P.S. You can find sources for all this crap on my pin boards, cause I ain't postin' it here sucka. (Pinterest link at top is to my boards)

2) I've pondered this deep question; what is the difference between a muffin and a cupcake? Besides the frosting, because you know, some people still put frosting on muffins.

3)  Vida pants

4) I went back to the gym 2 weeks ago, and have been enjoying my walrussy state at such entertaining classes as bodypump, step class, and a combo of yoga/ti chi/ and pilates. Awesome. You should come watch for comic entertainment.

5) I've already started thinking about what I want to buy myself from Brandon for Christmas. The list includes a hot tub. Boo. Just kidding, that would obviously be on the list of things that count as gifts that are mutually given to each other.

6) and you! my beauties, I'd love to have bloggity friends to get my through the frigid winter.

Let's talk more lates,

Love you,

Friday, August 26, 2011

the lazy man's look at the summer

They aren't even in chronological order. And the one where I'm wearing a green swimsuit; Vida peed on me.

Have a lovely day.