Thursday, August 11, 2011


First off, since it's been forever since my last post I should let you know I am not still yelling at my kids! But rather, we have been quite busy! It boggles me to think we will start school in less than two weeks! Yikes! Where has the summer gone? Well, it might take a few posts to get caught up on all the summer fun we as a family have had. Our first magical moment was...well let me just post a picture and then hopefully I can catch up soon. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Let's get real here...

I would love to sit down with all these amazing words of cherishing my children's laughter, or seeing their skin turn bronze and their hair turning lighter from the sun and swimming each day. I would love to tell you that those kool-aid mustache's are priceless(and yes, i know they really are) and that I am ignoring all the little messes all over my house just to bask in the happiness of my life....but I am being real here, nO? While all of the above mentioned are true..and I do enjoy a good post about appreciating the small things, I am telling ya straight. This first week of no school is kicking this mama's can! The arguing and the "I'm bored"and "I'm hungry" is getting real old...

...The reason behind this post is because one of my friends that I've known the longest asked me today why I haven't updated my blog in a while. I replied with " I don't have anything to write about unless you want me to say... I yelled at my kids today...AGAIN"! She emphatically said "yes"!! Write that. So there ya have it folks. I am blessed beyond measure with my children of the corn, but I yelled at my kids today, AGAIN and I am pretty sure I will do it again before this week is over~ I'm not proud of it..but it's the truth. I am slap worn out ...I know, I know, I'll look back one day and wish these days back. I'm not trying to fast forward through them...make no mistake about that. ....and just for the record, I love my life, my family and my kids. I would do anything for them!! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


        Is that really a word? Don't know if it is or not but I have it. I have been through a personal struggle this past month. No maybe not a struggle, more like a trial.  A crooked little path. Which has caused quite a bit of reflection on this stay at home mama!
       I'm so proud of my Jud. He is filling out to be quite the young man. He loves going to church on Wednesday with all the other Young Men and I'm grateful to each of these leaders and young men who are setting such good examples and helping mold MY young man!
          One of my longtime friends(since 4th grade) has an even bigger trial she is battling right now. Please visit her blog Fingerprints and share with others. The prayers are needed. Her blog does all the best explaining. She is a beautiful writer. Grateful for this amazing woman and girl. They both have no idea how many lives have already been touched by them. I LOVE YOU CAULEY GIRLS!!!
         Jake had a little scare this month with some kind of allergic reaction that caused bronchial spasms...( asthma like symptoms) Pretty scary when  your 7 year old is begging you to take him to the doctor because he can't breathe. He missed a whole week of school and was on all kinds of steroids and breathing treatments. Made me extremely grateful for a Dr. who wasted no time in getting him immediate attention.
        I found out a little over a month ago that my L5 in my lower back was severely compressed. I found this out because my big toe on my left foot was numb and staying numb. I went to see Dr. Barry and he told me that I needed to be in his office everyday for treatment....well that worked for a while, until life got in the way and needless to say I haven't been in to see him in quite a while and this past 2 weeks I have been paying for it. BAD! Like laid up in the bed, no running , no working out, hardly able to walk kind of pain. Grateful for a great husband who made me stay put and took care of things when I couldn't. Makes me even more grateful for my health and how important it is to take care of our bodies.
       My Scentsy life is still just that. A life and home surrounded by Scentsy. It is a family blessing for us and we are reminded of that every day and every month and every year that my business is a blessing. I am grateful to loyal hostesses, customers and Scentsy friends. Scentsy has forever changed the person I have become and still developing into.  If you are still not sure what Scentsy is please visit  My website. I know that some folks get tired of hearing about how important Scentsy is to me, but if you know me, then you know why it IS just so important to me and who I am becoming.
        The Pilcher's are growing. We are growing stronger and taller every day. Next month Denny and I will celebrate 13 years of marriage. So hard to believe that. So crazy to think that we are grown ups responsible for the lives and guidance of these 4 little creatures we are blessed to share this journey with. I struggle everyday with patience and knowing that there is so much more I should and could be doing with and for my family. I hope that one day they will overlook my imperfections and be grateful as I am. I pray that they will look back and say...dang it my mom may not of cooked a home cooked meal every night or sang with the most amazing voice, or always had the house clean, but she laughed with us and danced with us and makes the best cookies on the planet!(from scratch YO!) I know my husband and kids aren't perfect, but to quote a great country song "They are close enough to perfect, for me"!!
( jake went home this sunday because of being sick)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ponderings of a stay at home mom

My oldest will be 12 next week. How can this boy be growing up so fast??!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My best accomplishments...

     I have no particular meaning for this post, just wanted to post how grateful I am for my family, my friends and for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am eternally grateful for the knowledge I have of the plan of salvation and that the family is central to Heavenly Father's plan for us. I am grateful we are surrounded by family that we can also call friends. I am tickled my babies are getting to grow up with cousins their ages and to make those lifetime memories.
    This past week, my mother's best friend was laid to rest. This woman , I was sure would outlive everyone. Being with her kids and grandkids brought back many memories of childhood for me. I love my Mamarine and will miss her spunky, fun ways. She was my mom's best friend, and that makes me sad for my mom to lose that relationship. But, her funeral was a true celebration of her life and I know that's exactly how Mamarine would've wanted it.
    Judson and I were looking at old photos yesterday and he wanted me to find baby pictures of Jarom. Jud told me how much he missed having babies in our house. ( No wonder he loves Laila and Olivia so much) I know Judson gets frustrated with his siblings, but he made the comment while looking at baby photos, "Mom, we gotta enjoy them while their little, they grow up so fast". Made me super proud of this choice son I have.
   I am beyond blessed to be the mother of these select children of our Heavenly Father. They teach me everyday! I pray that I can remember these thoughts more often and that I can lead these sweet spirits on the right path. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This quote...

Was visiting a new friends blog and saw this post she had put a while back, and I know I've read it before but it just seemed appropriate for me today!!

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.

I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.

I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."

Marjorie Pay Hinckley