I have no idea really what I'm going to write about today, other than that I know I have a ton on my mind. I had my biochem test yesterday and my brain is officially fried. Do you think it's weird that the way I celebrate finishing my biochemisrty test is my cleaning the whole house? Heaven knows I have no time for cleaning the week before. Answer: no, it's not weird.
That's boring. New subject. How about how muh husband and I bought 18 boxes of cereal on our datenight (yeah, when you're crazy busy datenight consists of a walmart trip- at least we finished with watching a movie at home!) and looked like crazy people...or maybe that just comes naturally regardless of amount of cereal bought.
How about how Clint and I got to see Trevor and Alyssa (some of our best friends) and hold their darling little boys who are growing up much too quickly?
What I really want to talk about is general conference. Since Sunday I have felt so much peace...in regards to every aspect of my life. SURPRISE, I have been really stressed lately and I feel like conference just wiped it all away. Clean slate. Bam. sigh. Now everyone take a deep breath :)
Clint and I went in with a lot of questions. They weren't necessarily answered how I would have guessed or how I would have liked, but I still feel so much peace. All I can think about since Sunday is how important family is. Elder Ballard's talk especially spoke to me. If you remember, recently I wrote about how much of a struggle it is for Clint and I to find time to spend together. Trying to get 36 hours out of a day when you only have 24 just doesn't work...go figure.
I feel like his talk basically said that as long as you make family your priority, everything else will fall into place. I think we both needed to realign our mindset a bit. [Love isn't the same. Don't think for a second that this means we don't love each other with everything we have, but sometimes it's easy to lose sight of what is most important.] To make each other more of a priority, while still trying to be realistic, we have reestablished Family Home evening (a brief time spent together Monday nights mostly working around making our home Christ centered. we used to be really good about it but in the last few months haven't), weekly date nights (this can last as little as an hour and cost no money, but I know once a week, we WILL spend some carefree time together), and Sunday dinner together once a month alone. I think it's almost more of knowing that our time together is established, guaranteed, and I am a priority. Does that make sense? It's not just about spending 20 minutes together talking about how annoying the pigeons are that live on our balcony are [answer: INSANELY annoying], it's about feeling important. I already feel much better :)
Additionally, hearing all this jibber jabber about making families a priority is really fueling my baby hunger. I have a fever, and the only cure for it is darling little baby socks and onsies. It's a serious issue guys. I want a baby. Can I borrow yours? I don't know exactly when it'll happen for us, but I'm so excited for that phase of our lives. I'm excited to see two lines in the box and feel the first baby kick. Do you guys realize what a miracle that is? I can't wait to see our little boy or girl make the right choice and help someone or learn to read or the excitement when they learn what they're passionate about....I am just so excited to be a mom and I always have been. My mom has told me before that I was one of those people that was just born a mom. We shall see. Personally I am thankful Clint will be around to teach them how to be normal.
.....but seriously....can I borrow your baby?