Monday, June 15, 2009

Falling Behind....again

My fam (minus a few people, who are either on a mission in England, too large with child to drive or came down with a bug on the day this pic was taken, or just had too much teen angst too hang with his family)

It's amazing how when you try to take time away from blogging, suddenly you have a zillion things to blog about. And I realize that my blog has reverted to nothing better than mere "this is what we did today" posts, but as I've said before, that's why I started my blog to begin with.

I've thought time and time again about starting a new private blog for all of my family affairs, and all the boring picture posts of my kids I know you all just skim over and don't read. (Whew! I know, I'm the queen of run-on sentences). The reason I haven't done that is I'm just too lazy. I can't fathom having to manage both. I don't know how you all do it.
Some of you have a regular bloggy blog, then a family blog, then a blog about recipes, then a blog about church-y stuff, then a blog about nutrition, then a blog about how to have a better sex life as a married mormon chica. Seriously. How do you keep up with it all? (p.s. you are welcome for all the linky love). I've hit the mark-all-as-read button too many times than I'd like to admit in the last few weeks. Just when I think I've gotten on top of all the blog I read, I log in to reader, and there are 800 more unread posts. I've gotten to the point, that I read my special folder marked (and I kid you not) "Blogs written by people who I think are my actual friends." I read those, comment (sometimes), and then skim through the rest (read: like 10 more), then mark all as read. I'm seriously considering doing some unsubscribing. I just don't know who I could cut out.

Anyway, I don't know where I was going with that. I tend to vomit thoughts uncontrollably when I get on my blog. Oh yeah, I got on to post pictures of what we did all last week. Sorry, if you think that's boring.

Last Monday we took the monkeys with my sisters and their monkeys to the Dinosaur Museum. We go there every year. But the kid seem to love it. Only this year, it occurred to me that every year their favorite part of the park is the swing sets and slides. Don't know why I drive all the way to Ogden, pay $20 for the family to go to the park.



Wednesday night, Peter had a dance recital. Her little cousin M, is in her dance class. Look how cute they are! I took a video, but I'm too impatient to load it.



Saturday night, KJ had a recital for her children's choir. It's a lot like Sunshine Generation. She even had a solo! She did such a great job!


Sunday, we drove 4 1/2 hours down to Hatch, UT (if you've never heard of it, well, neither had I, until I met my BIL) My sister's hubby is from there, and they blessed their twins on Sunday. So, we drove down bright and early, went to church, ate some food, visited, then drove the 4 1/2 hours home. Nothing like 9 hours in the car in one day. We would've made a weekend of it and stayed down there, maybe gone to St. George, except for KJ's performance on Saturday.


My sister and her hubby are seriously the most gorgeous couple, don't you think?


One of Tyler's brothers' wives and I have a little battle going for "favorite aunt." I think I'm winning.

Aren't they just beautiful? I asked Kristen if I could keep one, since she doesn't need two of them. But, she seems pretty attached to both of them. I guess I'll just have to settle for only seeing them twice a year, until they move back to UT.


16 comments:

The Garden of Egan said...

You are soooo funny! I love your brain vomiting. Great pictures and thanks for the other sites for me to check out....sheesh, I'm boring!

LOVE YA

Erin said...

Seriously great post. I love how you were too impatient to wait for the video to download. And how you paid 20 bucks to drive to Ogden to go to a park.

You are awesome.

Devri said...

Like Erin said, great post. I love that you love your family sooo much! and those twins are adorable.


speaking of dinasours......
I never do video, it takes like a year..

Kristina P. said...

I hope I make the cut! And you guys have been busy!

Mikki said...

Sher, I have my Reader separated too, into folders of blog buddies I comment on, and those I don't etc. etc. Funny.
The dinosaur museum looks like fun. Probably best the first time around though. Your kids are so cute, and so are your nieces. Congrats to your sister again. SHe looks amazing!!! Wish I looked that great a couple months later. Heck, it's almost two years later and look at me. sheesh! Sorry, this is turning out to be all about me. great blog buddy eh'?

Cynthia said...

I actually like reading the 'this is what we did' posts. The problem with having other people read your blog is that you start to feel pressure to make it interesting for THEM.

The more you make your blog about what people want to read the less you are authentically yourself. We started reading your blog because you're you so don't feel the need to go a'changin'.

I'm not techno savvy enough to do all the folders and dividing etc.

Motherboard said...

I want twins. I actually thought about trying to convince the DR that I should take the infertility RX... but then it would have been my luck I would have had a liter of babies... but maybe I could have taken over Jon & Kate's show...

I have folders just like yours. Go private. Then no one will feel bad when finally do unsubscribe!

Jessica said...

I wish we could have come to the blessing but yes, you are right, I'm too large with child right now. Why are the last few weeks of pregnancy miserable? I know I should be happy that the baby will be healthy but I feel so uncomfortable. The swimming lessons are just about all I can stand in one day. You got some cute pictures!

Jillene said...

This post was AWESOME!! I love word vomit and that you were to impatient to load the video. You are a girl after my own heart!!

I love all of the pictures--I am a visual person so that's right up my alley.

Lara said...

That is why I only have one video on my blog. I'd love to do more, but it took so freaking long it isn't worth it. :)

Your kids are adorable. And so are your twin nieces. I'm positive you will win the race for fave aunt...you'll just have to make the trip to Hatch a bit more often. And then you can visit Erin and me, too.

Jillene said...

Sher--
I just got my package!! Thanks SOOOOOO much!! I am listening to the beautiful cd as I type this and all of the goodies?! HELLO?! These are some of my all time favorite things!! YOU ROCK SHER!! Thanks again!!

Tink said...

I bet you are a fabulous aunt! You'd be my favorite too ;0)! I went private because of a few issues and links to pictures. And when I went private, I realized just how many "fans" I had--very few who wanted to continue reading my blog after I went private. So it helped me do some weeding out and simplify my reading time in bloggy world. I'm glad you stuck with me! The dinosaur museum looks like a FUN outing! We haven't beenin such a long time. Need to get back. Thanks for the reminder.

wonder woman said...

Your BIL kinda looks like C-man. Don't ya think? No? Maybe it's just me....

And I'm exactly the same way. Say I don't have time/the desire to blog a lot, then can't stop myself. I don't know how that happens.

You're in my folder. Ü

Jen K said...

Darling babies, almost makes me want one...(almost) :)
Oh, and come help yourself to strawberries, I've got them coming out my ears now!

LaurieJ said...

I have twins girls that will be six in Sept. and that blessing picture made my heart ache a little :-) They are beautiful little girls!

Good luck on your race this weekend! It is one of the funnest things ever...

SO said...

I've been tempted to hit the MAR button but haven't yet. It's still a possibility though. I LOVE the dinosaur park we've only been twice and my youngest has never been. Maybe well have to try that this year. It looks like you are having an awesome summer!