We had a happy enjoyable Sunday today as a family. It has been many weeks since Jared last had a Saturday off. Although he spent the majority of his time home working on homework it was still nice to have him for two days out of the week instead of one. We spent the past two days listening to General Conference play off of lds.org on my computer. We choose to be pretty relaxed with the kids and the atmosphere while we spend the days listening. I asked the kids today to pick out several toys to bring down from their room to play with while they listened to the first session. I enjoy conference so much more now then I ever did as a kid. I think it is the combined happiness of listening to motivational talks and not having to rush everyone out the door to church. I made cinnamon rolls and applesauce during Saturdays sessions, they turned out fantastic and were gone very quickly.
My really nice neighbor a couple houses down has dropped off at least 7 bags of apples in the last short while. Luckily my kids love apples, I do too but I have this weird thing where I feel like I need to save every healthy food for my kids to eat... I can't really explain it, just a weird mom thing. So I sorted all of the non buggy apples from the ones with obvious bug damage and I've so far made apple pie filling and apple sauce with the bug damaged ones (don't worry I've removed the bad parts) while the others hang out in the fridge for the kids. Today I made two batches of apple sauce which amounted to three quarts and one pint of apple sauce, its crazy (and sad) how much they reduce themselves to through the cooking process.
In between sessions yesterday I went and cleaned with my little brother Levi both the Roy and 12th street Nowcare. My mom was up at the cabin and needed a sub for the weekend. I'm pretty sure that has been the longest I have been away without children in the past 5 months. It was about 3 hours, I did get to talk with old friends that I grew up talking to at the clinic and hadn't seen in at least a couple years. Its hard being a mom, when the only break you get is cleaning bathrooms, taking out garbage's and wiping out sinks for 2 hours and the rest is drive time... at least it comes with a paycheck!