Friday, February 19, 2010

A new addition...

I made this for the girls' room. I need to get organized and it's helpful if the little people can hang up their own jackets and backpacks. So voila!

It really is centered on the wall, it just looks off because of the door :) It was fun to make and really easy!

3 months....

Olivia is 3 months old now! Time is sure flying! She is such a doll and is so easy going that she just fits perfectly into our family.

I just took her yesterday for her 2 month shots, bad, I know. But there's a story behind it :) We forgot to add her to our insurance after she was born, DUH! I can blame it on lack of sleep, mostly. Then with the holidays, it was just a blur. So anyway, she has her own major medical insurance, but nothing else. We are hoping that she will stay healthy until open enrollment in June! Anyway, so I took her in to the Health Department for her shots. I may start doing that for all my kids, $10 is still cheaper than the stinkin copay for the visit to the doctor :)

She is doing very well. She's gooing and smiling all the time now. We grow to love her more each day!

Confessions of a shopaholic...

Okay, so I'm not as bad as the girl in the movie, I don't have 12 credit cards! And I don't usually buy for myself, but I love to shop! Yet I really don't have much to show for it. Only piles and piles of laundry. I have some bad obsessions.

the first one is the clearance racks....

I just can't resist, as hard as I try :) And it's mostly the kids that I buy for.

the second one is ribbon...

For some reason since Hannah was born I have been buying ribbon like crazy. It's probably because I like to make hair accessories, huh? But yet I haven't gotten around to using all the ribbon that I have bought! Go figure!

the last one is really dumb, I'm obsessed with stocking up on food....

Big Lots is my favorite store! And right before Olivia was born I was stocking up like crazy. I bought so much stuff for lunches, and just snack food. I was trying to make up for the lack of shopping after the baby came. I figured I wouldn't want to go to the store and that Nate wouldn't think to buy this stuff.

It's actually pretty funny how bad it is. Except that all the clothes keep piling up because I get behind in the laundry and then I have baskets of clean and dirty clothes all over the house. Plus there is no where to put all the clothes. I really should seek some professional help, then again maybe not! :) Or maybe I should just try to find another outlet, that would be a great idea! Now what to do.....? I guess I'll need to think about this. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A little late..

We celebrated Nate's 32nd birthday last tuesday. He worked a long day and we had a lot going on, so we had to squeeze it in. I made him the best chocolate cake ever (at least that is the name we told the kids, it's actually called something else that I can't really post!) :) It was really good!! He got to open presents and play the Wii with the kids, so hopefully it was a good one.

Happy Birthday Nate!

There's a first time for everything...

This is my first atempt at cutting little girl hair...

If at first you don't succeed...

I may take her to someone else :)

I had to blow dry it to see what it would look like. I guess we'll see what it looks like on a normal day when I don't do her hair. She may be getting her hair done a lot in the next while. :) It will grow back, right?


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Welcome to my pity party....

I just have to get this off my chest. I am having a really hard day today. I miss my Dad a lot. Plus I think I may be depressed, but I don't want to admit it. I don't want to be on medication either, I've done that before. So I've been trying to stay positive and not think about things too much. But this morning it hit me...

Like a ton of bricks....

I cried like a baby in the bath tub. At least I was already wet, so what if I bathed in my own tears.

I am really struggling with the fact that I didn't get to say goodbye...He was going into the transplant surgery when my plane landed in Utah. I did get to talk to him on my cell for a second, but he had his oxygen mask on and I couldn't understand him....I didn't realize that it was the last time I would talk to him.

I also didn't realize how bad it really was. I think when I talked to my parents, they kind of sugar coated it for me. I wish I could have been there for them. I know that I can't do the what if....but it's hard. I wanted to be there to hold his hand and tell him how much he means to me. I don't know if he really knew how much I love him. It breaks my heart that he was suffering for so long and my Mom is really the only one who was there for him the whole time. He did have a lot of support from his family, they were with him a lot at the hospital, but my Mom had to watch her strong husband deteriorate. She told me that he was skin and bones that last time at the hospital. I guess maybe the Lord was protecting me too. I don't know if I could have handled seeing him suffer like he did. But he really didn't let on that he was suffering, he was such a tough guy!

Anyway, I know I need to count my blessings, and remember all the good times that I did have with him. I have many good memories and I will cherish them always.

Now I need to turn off the water works, take some tylenol for this blasted crying headache and get on with my day. At least I have my kids to distract me.

I'd like to log a complaint...

This post is not for those with weak a stomach. This last week has been pretty messy....

On Thursday night, after we had just finished feeding the missionaries, Caleb came to me and said, "Mom, I think I had some poop in my underwear." So I look down at him and he's got it on his hands. So we go into the bathroom and sure enough, it was in his underwear. He didn't poop in his underwear, he just hadn't wiped good enough and must have had a cling on. But he didn't just leave it at that, nope, he smeared it all over his bottom by squishing it with his fingers. Lovely. So that was really nice to clean up.

Then Friday afternoon I notice that Hannah has a fever, which lasted until late Saturday night. She went to bed Saturday with a fever of 102. We missed church on Sunday so she wouldn't it spread it around. For Valentine's Day we gave them some candy and she was enjoying a piece before the boys left for church, and she gagged on it and threw up. Fabulous! So I got to clean that up too.

Oh, I forgot to mention that on Friday while holding Olivia, she blew out of her diaper and I got pooped on. So she needed a bath, and new clothes. Then I had to start the stain treating and wash the laundry. Lucky for me I had her wrapped in a blanket so it only got the top layer of clothes for me. It didn't soak into my underwear, she just got my shirt, undershirt, and some on my jeans. Great!

Then on Monday, while I have all the kids home, we have kids over to play and the house gets destroyed. I already have a hard enough time getting my kids to clean up. So it's been a battle, I've had to ground my boys from the Wii, because they just do not like to clean. Oh well, I guess it will get done eventually. But the bad part is that Kylan woke up in the middle of the night, I guess early Tuesday morning to tell me he didn't feel good. I was still half asleep so I didn't check his temperature, and I sent him back to bed. When I went to get him up for school I checked his temp and it was 101. So there's another day home from school. His fever came and went all day and he complained of having a headache, but I think he's over it now. I sent him to school today, so he better be :)

So it's been pretty crazy around here lately. Oh the adventures of Motherhood!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Girls just wanna have fun

The girls had a play date last week....

They wanted to play dress up....

And while doing that they wanted to play ring around the rosie too :)

It was too cute, so I had to take pics of it!

I love it!

I know you all are making fun of me because my girls match :) But until they are old enough to want it different, I'm gonna do it! It's too much fun to pass up :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

precious moments

This morning I was in the bathroom doing my hair for the day. Caleb, Hannah, and Olivia were in my bed in the next room and I hear Hannah say, "Caleb tell me a story." So Caleb says, "Once upon a time there were two ladies, the smaller one was named Olivia. They were laying in bed and the bigger one, Hannah, said you are so cute Olivia. The end." It was so cute. Then he started telling a story to just Olivia that went just about the same. I love it when the kids are sweet to each other :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I was going to do a bunch of cute pictures, but they won't load onto here so what do you do? Is anyone else having that problem with uploading pics or video? It may just be my computer, ugh! Technology! I have a love/hate relationship with it :) Anyway, I need to write what I am grateful for because I have been complaining a lot lately.

I am grateful for.....
*A loving husband, who works really hard for our family.
*My beautiful children
*All the conveniences of the times we live in, it is so nice to have a dishwasher, washer/dryer, hot water heater, computer.....etc.
*A wonderful extended family
*Many great memories of my Dad
*The gospel, it keeps me going!
*Great friends and family

Those are just a few and if I ever can get some pics on here then it would look better, but for now this will do :)