So here's a few questions that will help you get to know me a little better.
1. How long have you lived in Utah? Where else have you lived?
Well, my husband and I moved to Utah back in July
2. What would you consider the BEST part of Motherhood? What is the Worst part of Motherhood?
Best part of motherhood would have to be watching my
Now the worst part would be a toss up between the LAUNDRY, DISHES etc.... or you could say that I worry for my kids, I worry whether I'm teaching them enough of the right and good things to help keep them safe when situations arise. I worry for their safety when they are away from me. I know that I worry a lot, but how can I help it? Doesn't it just mean you really love your kids. I also hate having to try and "discipline" and having it fit the crime. (I'm not very creative)
3. What is the hardest thing you've ever had to do?
This might not sound like something really hard, and now it isn't but at one time -- it was a difficult experience. My first Christmas away from my family also happened to be the first Christmas I spent with my husband and his family. It was hard for me because I hadn't ever been away from them for Christmas, and I was only 20. I guess I didn't realize how much I felt a connection to them, despite how relationships were -- they were all I knew up till I got married, and adjusting to being married was hard enough. But it was just a "stepping stone" into my relationship with my husband. He helped me get through it, and just loved me despite how "emotional" I was at that time. Oh yeah, did I mention that I was also pregnant with my first at the same time. Well, I was and the pregnancy wasn't easy either. I was sick for 3 months straight, throwing up all the time, (probably should have been on an IV a few times for dehydration, but it never happened) So being pregnant away from my "childhood" family and not knowing his family very well yet made things really hard. But since then, things have changed. I haven't spent very many Christmas's with my family since I've been married but I have grown to know and love my in laws. And it's always fun to meet up with them and be crazy.
4. What is your favorite hobby or past time?
Well depending on when you would have asked this of me the answers would vary. Back before I had kids, playing sports and "working out" at the gym were some of my favorite things to do. But since I've had kids, that isn't very practical anymore (although I still love it) so now, I really enjoy reading, that has to be my favorite hobby. It's relaxing, and gives me a chance to escape reality for just a moment. Of course, it has to be a good book, otherwise .... well I don't finish the book, and on to a new one I go. But I also have an interest in digital scrapbooking, and am anxiously awaiting a new computer (like in a dozen years) and new software. But with kids I don't seem to have enough time as it is, maybe when they get older.
5. Who has inspired you the most in your life?
I don't know that I can really narrow that down to one thing, or person. I grew up in a town where I had "standards" that were different from most of the others around, so I didn't do too many things with them. But I did have some great church leaders that helped inspire me. They took time to show interest, and let me know that they cared. But better yet, when I went on to college and met my room mates from my first year, and got to know them, and find out their struggles, and their joys --- they became my best friends and really helped inspire me to do better and achieve more. And since I was at Ricks College (now called BYU Idaho) when President David A Bednar was called to be the President -- he had a way with words and making me feel hopeful, and that with God all things could be possible. So I savor his words even more now, because he is one of the Apostles for the Lord Jesus Christ here on earth.
Do you want to play along and get interviewed too?
Here's the directions:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.