Wednesday, September 2, 2009


So, life in the Beal home has hit full throttle for the next two semesters. Alex is back to work as a Diesel Instructor for CWI. He is also busy with two Master's classes for each semester. And he is gun-ho on his calling in the church as the Ward Mission Leader, which takes him away from us 1 to 2 evenings every week. Throw on some work stuff at home...Alex is a busy man.
Dejah has started kindergarten. She does half days Monday through Friday mornings. I get up around 7:15 (which wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't getting up with Logan). Anyway, I make her breakfast, get her dressed, and her hair done. Then I load all three kids into the van for the short drive to the school. Our school district has decided we live within a mile and a half of the we don't get the bus. Too far for my little one to walk, which leaves me transporting all my kids back and forth Four times every day. I drop her off in the morning, which is nice because I can do it in my P.J.'s, but when school is out, I load my two up, get to the school, unload and carry Logan and wait for Mycah's slow walk to Dejah's classroom. Get her, come back to the car, load up again, just to unload again when we get home. They are all ready for lunch, so my day starts around 1:00. No big deal though...just very inconvenient. I'm just glad I don't have an older kid that gets out around 2:30...that would be a mess!!
The past couple of days I've been feeling a bit down. Nothing for anyone to get concerned about, just the stresses of the world getting to me. I know everyone is having their own bit of hardships. We live in difficult times. Sure, its no great depression, but we are dealing with things that weren't even a problem then. Sometimes I feel like I am on a slow sinking ship with no life boats. I ask myself, when is this going to end? When will the light of relief com? Lucky for me I am surrounded with little "life jackets" kids and my husband. Those little smiles and giggles lift my spirits just enough that I don't sink.
As far as everyday stuff goes, I have 4 sisters/sister-in-laws (no particular order or names) who are all Prego! Yeah for them! Mycah is 2 1/2 and totally NOT interested in going potty like a big girl! Logan is growing like a weed. He is totally a Mama's boy. We still can't tell what color his eyes are going to be. They are a dark blue with brown in them, so we'll see. Dejah loves school. I don't really know how much she is learning though. I guess only time will tell. This weekend for Labor Day Alex is going on One more Hike to the Sawtooths with my Brother Derek and Brother-in-law Tory. They are leaving Friday and coming back Monday. My Parents are going on vaca' to the Oregon Coast. My Sisters and I will be invading my Mom's house with our kids for a "Slumber-Party"!
Heres to the weekend, and to the future of our lives. Hopefully we can all find some light in these dark times.


  1. It is good to hear Dejah likes Kindergarten. I hear you on the bus situation. Only our problem here is that you are charged to ride the bus. Tere is not way that I am going to pay for my kids to ride the bus. Sorry you have been feeling a bit down lately. If it makes you feel better you are not alone. I have been kind of feeling the same way lately. Just lots of stress, and feeling like there is no way to fix it. Hope things get better for you!

  2. sometimes it is hard to keep your head kids and husband can always pull me back up during those gloomy days as well. thank goodness we have them to bring us back to sanity. logan is a beautiful baby!

  3. Busy Busy. Alex's schedule makes me tired for the both of you, because you are left behind to pick everything up. Thanks for coming today, SLACKER! Just teasing, hope you are doing okay.

  4. coming???...where? if there was a "get together", i was not invited :)

  5. I must admit that the whole dropping off and picking up kids from school is getting old really fast! However, JD is home with me so I at least don't have to load all my kids up just to do it. I feel for ya girl! Hang in there :)

  6. You have been so busy! I feel like i run out of time in the day and I don't have half the stuff you do to do!