Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Aaron attended his last Cub Scout Pack Meeting tonight. He received his Arrow of Light award and advanced to Boy Scouts. Wow, when did this kid grow up? Where has the time gone? I'm so proud of the accomplishments he did in order to earn his Arrow of Light. Now he just needs to focus on earning merit badges and getting to his Eagle, which he is really excited to earn.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Aaron's 11th Birthday

Opening presents
 He got 2 watches, one from Grandma and Grandpa Crapo and one from Aunt Natalie, Uncle Jeremy, and Noah. Grandma said she'd return hers and get him a scout shirt.

 When it came time to blow out the candles Aaron couldn't blow straight out, I don't know if he was laughing too hard or what, but he kept blowing UP and not even getting the candles. Dad had to finally help him before they melted all over the cake.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


I have a love/hate relationship with Sundays.

Let's start with the time church starts: I love the 9:00 time for being in the morning and having the rest of the day to do whatever; I hate the 9:00 time because we're hardly ever on time. I love the 11:00 time because we can actually be ready and be on time; I hate the 11:00 time because by the time we're out the day is half gone.

Next would be my children: I love my children but take them to Sacrament meeting by myself and I have to restrain myself from reaching over and knocking some sense into some of them right there in front of everyone. I hate the fact that I go to church so looking forward to it and by the time it is over all I've gotten from the meeting is a huge head ache.

Day of rest: I love the fact that it's called a day of rest, but here's my hate part, I never get any rest on Sunday's.

I know that's where I'm supposed to be on Sunday but I have come to really not look forward to Sunday mornings, Sunday day period.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My accomplishment

I have to brag, I know it's not much but to me it's a lot. I've started working out at a local gym and yesterday I walked a mile in less then 30 minutes. I know to some of you that's nothing, but for me, that was an accomplishment. I hate walking and working out, obviously I don't do it enough. But one of my goals for the new year was to loose some weight and workout, so I'm working on it a little bit at a time. When I started it took me almost an hour to walk a mile. Now my goal is to make it in 20 minutes and then someday maybe I can make it in less then 15 minutes. I just have to keep pushing myself. Now that I'm working on working some of it off I just need to eat healthier and cut down on what I'm eating so it's actually doing some good. I just have to keep reminding myself that it will be worth it in a year or less.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


The new year is officially here and I'm hoping for a better year then 2010. I've definitely had my share of the downs in 2010. I think I hit rock bottom quite a few times, thankfully I've bounced back but you never know when you're going to fall, or be pushed, again.

This year I'm setting some goals for myself, they aren't resolutions just goals.

1. Loose some weight, by eating healthier and going to the gym. My goal is to get to the gym at least 3 times a week. My whole family needs to eat healthier and so I want to set up some meal plans and have more balanced meals overall.

2. I need to get caught up on my children's scrapbooks, if not caught up on all of them at least I need to get some done, and get James' started.

3. Have a more positive attitude. Michael says I'm a very pessimistic person. Well I'd like to change that.

4. Get to bed at a decent time each night, hopefully soon, James will start sleeping through the night and I can get a good restful nights sleep.