Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday Five

Five thoughts, five pictures.  Easy peasy.  Today I'm linking up with Emmy for Friday Five.

1 - I have too many kids.  Seriously.  I'm not saying I'm willing to give any of them up...but with 3 of them in their teen years and involved in so many activities for church, school, and their music - I honestly need a clone to get them all to the various places they all need to be throughout the week, often their commitments overlapping each other. My oldest does drive, but we are a one car family at the moment! Sometimes I feel like I'm losing my mind! 

2 - I will have one less to chauffer around by the end of summer.  I don't know where time went, but Kaden will be turning 18 and leaving on a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  I don't even know what to do with this yet.  I'm excited and proud and can't wait to see where the Lord sends him.  But I cannot even imagine life without him in this household every day!  Ack!

3 - I'm super excited to go spend 4 days in Seattle with him as a chaperon for his tour with his High School Orchestra.  I've never been to Seattle, and I've rarely had any one on one time with my son this past couple of years because of the whole having too many kids thing, and his busy schedule (besides playing in the orchestra, he is the Orchestra Council President, on the Seminary Council, and on our Stake Youth Committee).

4 - I'm working on a series of blog posts about an emotional situation in my family.  I've felt prompted to do the posts for awhile now, but am feeling very anxious about putting it all out there.  I'm kind of private about family stuff - which I know - weird for a blogger.  But the first post will appear on Sunday.  

5 - Even though I have too many kids - they are the light of my life.  For my 5 pics, I'm just going to share a picture of each one of them.  So if you haven't seen them in awhile, you can see how they've grown.  Or if you don't know me, or my blog, you can "meet" them. :)

Kaden and his beautiful best friend/girl he's crazy about.  They served on orchestra council together representing different schools with a combined orchestra.  She is currently away at school - we'll see what happens when he returns from his mission. ;)  Photo Credit.

Ambria is 15 and growing more beautiful with each passing year.  She's always the one that takes the photos, so I had to steal this selfie off of Instagram!

MaiLee - 13, right after the school musical.  I can't believe how grown up she's getting.  Yeah, I totally cropped the other kids out of the picture. ;)

Brielle just turned 9.  She was just an itty bitty, funny, mischievous toddler when I first started this blog.  Where has the time gone??

And Hollyn.  She's 3!  And this look on her face says it all.  She is trouble!  Our spoiled, funny princess.

Link up to Friday 5 and play along!

1 comment:

Emmy said...

Oh I miss you friend! So glad you are blogging again. And holy cow I can't believe you are going to have a missionary soon! So crazy. I am sure he will be an amazing missionary. Your kids are all beautiful. So unfair how pretty your 13 year is- I was so awkward at that age! Glad you linked up