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Life is to be enjoyed

by Emily Honsvick 0 comments

Life

Oh my goodness, life has definitely been an adventure lately. The past several weeks have been filled with great joy and great disappointments. Just to name a few examples, we have found out that my sister and her husband are officially adopting (happy dance time!!!) And we get to meet the birth mom really soon, I can't wait!!! My other sister is pregnant with a BOY!!! Lets just say this is huge news since we have mainly nieces lol! We have also found out that Jake's Grandpa is not doing very good at all and only has a short time left here on earth. We have also learned that we can plan and scheme all we want for our future, but sometimes we are wrong and God knows better. But isn't it an amazing thing to know that if we just follow in faith, Heavenly Father will lead us to where we need to go, even if it is not necessarily our dream plan. Its such a blessing and comfort to know that God has something bigger and better planned for us.

After dealing with so many up and down emotions for so long I decided that Jake and I needed a break. So I took him on a surprise date. Thank goodness it was one of my better dates lol!

Side Note: I can plan a killer at home date. Seriously, we have gone camping, had  game nights, danced, and lots of fondue and have done several other crazy things at home... but lets just say my track recored of planning a date out on the town could be improved hahah.

Thank goodness our go to baby sitter was available last minute. She brought her sister with her to join the fun and can I just say they are amazing and my girls love them so much!

"Love is meant

to be

an adventure."

-Gorden B. Hinckley

So to start our date off we headed down to downtown Provo. It is such a fun place to go and walk around and explore. We ended up trying our very first Kronut (It really is delicious!)

Then after exploring all the random shops... and I mean random lol!... we headed down to a Restaurant called Bom Bay House. Its this really nice Indian Restaurant. And guys, it was so good!!! I have never really had Indian food before and when I ordered I had no idea what I was getting, or how to pronounce it hahah. But whatever I ordered was simply delicious and full of yummy flavors. I think I need to learn how to make Indian food now....

Anyways after stuffing ourselves full of food we ended the night going to Iceberg and getting these ginormous shakes (but really they are huge!!! Just get the mini, its like the same size as the large. You won't regret it!) and the we went home to sleeping kiddos and had a Physic Marathon.

So our date wasn't super fancy or crazy, ut it was just what we needed and perfect for us. It was so fun to wonder around following our noise and trying whatever we wanted. The only thing I wish is that I snapped some pictures of us. We ended up leaving my phone with the baby sitters. And Jake was pretty excited that he didn't have to wait to eat his food until I took a picture of it ;)

Our fun didn't end there either. On Saturday we continued the fun and had a family day out. Have you ever been to a Rugby game? If you haven't you need to put it on your bucket list. It is so crazy to watch. They are tackling one minute, in a huge huddle the next, jumping up super high, and steamrolling over people the next. I think it has become my new favorite sport to watch haha. Now just to figure out the rules and what everything is called.

What was super helpful was there was a family behind us that loved to comment on everything the entire game. I'll be honestly, normally it wouldn't have been my favorite thing in the world, but this time I was like, keep on talking. Tell me whats going on or why that just happend. And did you know that our team is ranked #1? Thats right, we are champions! Go Cougars!!!

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So after a much needed fun weekend, I am ready to tackle this week. Bring the crazy adventures, the ups and downs! I know that with my family at my side and with God in the lead I can face anything that come our way. Especially when there are so many moments of joy and laughter along the way.

"Life is to be enjoyed

and not just endured."

-Gorden B. Hinkley

Choices…

by Emily Honsvick 0 comments

Life

Everyday we are faced with choices. Choices like what we are going to wear, what we are going to eat, all the way to what we are going to do during the day and how we should parent. Lately life seems to be so full of chocies that I just wanted to snuggle up in my couch, pretend I am a kid again, and do absolutely nothing. Haha, sadly life doesn't really work like that.

Too often I get caught up in being Super Mom. I think that I should be able to do everything and be everywhere. I am so afraid to say no and admit that there is something that I can't do. Oh, you would think that I would learn. I do have so many goals and dreams for me and my little family, but I need to remember that I don't have to do everything all at once. I have to make a choice, either I can run my family around and try to be super mom, or I can just do my best and be a super mom in the eyes of my children. I am trying really hard to do the later.

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"As you create a home, don't get distracted with a lot of things that have no meaning for you or your family. Don't dwell on your failures, but think about your successes. Have joy in your home. Have joy in your children. Have joy in your husband. Be grateful
for the journey."

-Marjorie Pay Hinckley

So I am trying to be better. I am trying to make the right choices for my family. Choices that keeps me involved, keeps me progressing, keeps me being a good wife, and keeps me being the best mom that I can be.

So I am still going to craft, still like Pinterest way too much, still get together with friends, still go to the Library, still work, still laugh, still cuddle and read, still be me.

But I think I am finally figuring out that there really is moderation in all things. So here is to taking life just a little bit slower. Enjoying my children's smiles and little bit more, and making sure cuddle time is on our to do list everyday. And enjoying the little moments that happen each and everyday!

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(Have I mentioned I love being a mom?... Best. Job. Ever)

Emma’s Birthday Week Part 2

by Emily Honsvick 0 comments

Life

A month late, but I finally got there. :)

A couple of days after Emma's birthday my Mom and Dad come to visit. Emma loved having her Granny and Grampa here. And I loved that we were finally all healthy for their visit haha. We of course had to go on a few adventures while they were here, so off to the zoo we went. I have been to a handful of zoo's in my life, and lets just say Sacramento Zoo did not make the top of my list. But that didn't stop us from having fun!

The rest of the week was full parks, eating outside, chocolate, and family. A great combination if you ask me :) That weekend we finally had Emmas birthday party. I tried to keep it simple and cute. My mom helped me modify a  H&M dress that I found at Goodwill. (By helped, I mean did it herself haha) It was super cute on her, she looked like a little princess. I made a few banners for the occasion. A happy birthday banner and several tissue paper banners. I loved how quick everything came together, It made the day a lot more fun.

The food was what I was sweating over. lol! Most people would be happy with cake and ice cream, but not me. The party menu ended up so yummy that I might have had the same food several times since haha! We ended up making:

  • Zebra Popcorn
  • club sandwich skewers
  • fruit pizza cookie
  • veggies & dip
  • Semi homemade strawberry lemonade
  • Cake (can't forget that one!)

It turned out perfect! The weather was perfect and spending the day with family was perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better day for my sweet Emma.

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Happy Birthday Little Miss Emma!

Just One More Minute…

by Emily Honsvick 0 comments

Life

Today was one of those "I am such a awesome mom" moments. Haha not. I had several things that I had to get done this morning that Emma and Lizzy were left to entertain themselves.  Emma was quite excited because that meant she could watch Mickey Mouse longer with out me noticing. After awhile of working on my projects, I started to feel really guilty about not playing with my sweet little girls. I felt kinda lame not spending as much time with them as I normally do. I kept finding myself telling Emma "just a minute" or "let me just finish one more thing." Finally I decided enough was enough and it was time to play. Boy am I glad that I took that break. I had so much fun playing with my girls outside!   The weather could not be beat. And Little Lizzy was full of smiles and babbles. She was talking about everything an anything.  I just love watching her look around and discover everything. She is always so fascinated by the littlest things. I just love it!   One of Emma and my favorite things to do outside is lay a blanket down and look for birds in the sky. Lizzy's favorite thing to do is to "fly" above us lol!   As I played  outside with Emma, I was amazed with how much imagination she has. She set up her Little People doll house on our little picnic blanket and talked to me about her little dolls. I learned who they were, their names,  what foods they like to eat, what makes them happy or sad (we had to kiss one of them better) and how they cook dinner in their house . It was just too cute to watch. I will forever treasure each moment that I spend with my girls. I know that they will not be this age for long. So I will gladly set aside my projects and take time with them. After all my daughters make each day more beautiful then the last.

Much Needed

by Emily Honsvick 0 comments

Life

This past week has been a long/ quick week. You know, the kind when you think back on the week and it seems like it lasted forever, and so many things happened, but at the same time you can't believe it is almost Friday. Well on Tuesday Jake was able to work from home and let me go to the temple. This was definitely much needed! It was so nice to be able to steal away a couple of hours and reflect on God's plan for me. IMG_7989 We have so many changes coming up for our little family that it was nice to just take a moment to remember that God loves me and my family. He has a plan for me. He has given me a wonderful family that I am sealed to forever. And no matter what changes we face, God will be there providing a way for us. This knowledge brings so much peace into my life. I am always ready to take on any challenges knowing my Father in Heaven is on my side. So thank you, my wonderful husband, for letting me go to the temple. It was definitely much needed!

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