Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A happy day now June 15th


We have always thought of June 15th as a hard day in our family and now it is a day for celebration!

My brother Jon and his wife Jane welcome their little boy Caleb into this world on June 15th this year.

I feel it is a gift to have a happy memory for this day and that Heavenly Father telling us it is ok to celebrate even through the hard times.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

11/27/2014 -- Happy Thanksgiving!


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!



Isn't it amazing how your whole life can change in just a few weeks?

These last three weeks have been life changing.

If I didn't mention my husband much before-it is because he was working out of town.  He would leave Monday morning around 4:00 am and arrive home late on Friday night.

It was strange because since about 2007 he has worked jobs that took him out of town--either as a trucker, a welder, or some other jobs.

In Korea he was with us everyday and with the kids for a lot of hours so to come home and in a matter of a month or so he was gone again.  It was hard to adjust to again.  BUT
his job has ended and he is home with us again. Not only home, but working at his shop which is on our property so he is around again a lot!!   I LOVE IT!

But that also means I have less time to blog-so I will be hit and miss, but I will try to keep it up.

My little Man looks like a wild man in this photo
Playing at Grandma's-waiting for Our Baby to be born




We bought a 'new' car.  It is a 2002 Yukon.  Nice car with lots of space for our growing family!




AND THE BIG NEWS!  A NEW BABY!

Our Baby joined us on November 15th!  He is awesome!  Sleepy, buy awesome.

I will post the birth story in a different post so those squeamish can skip it.

anyway--that is why I have been absent the last few weeks.  We love Our Baby and I think since it is our last I am enjoying him more.  Plus I don't have obligations so it makes it easy to enjoy him more with out my mind going in 20 different directions!





Thursday, November 6, 2014

11/6/2014 -- Day 3 -- Things are getting real!




We are getting closer and while I am ready to be done being prego, I am starting to get nervous about labor.  Part of me says to just get the drugs and enjoy it and part of me says to toughen up and experience it for all it is worth.

I just REALLY don't want to go into labor before heading to the Big town and I think that is what I am most nervous about.  Plus I weigh more then I have with the others and last baby was over 9 pounds, so what does that mean about this one? Especially since I (as in everything but my belly), don't look as big as I did with the last one.

My upper belly doesn't hurt at the end of the day like it did with Little Man, so it makes me think that maybe this one isn't as big, but maybe I am in better shape then last time?  Who knows!!

Today was my last DR. appointment here.  It went well.  All is fine and normal.  My Dr. is a little nervous about we waiting to travel so late, but it will all be fine.

I am a little worried just cause I don't want to go into labor while driving, but if I do I will just have to focus and pull over a lot.

I got most of the house picked up so tomorrow we can work on cleaning.  I love that my kids don't have school Fridays--they are very helpful.

I am super tired tonight so this is all I am writing.





11/6/2014
  Call Dr. Jackson about referral for hernia in Little Man
  Call for referral
 Finish kids schooling--On thumb drive!
 Pack kids for the big town
          *See packing list on computer
 Pack me for the big town
          *See packing list on computer
clean car
      inside
      vacuum
      outsideClean out filter
Who will watch/feed animals?  Chicken/Dog/Plants
Wash all bedding
Water all plants
pick kids up from school--bring home all books

IN TOWN
Pay House bill 
Dr. Appointment in Alamosa
Buy two new humidifiers
knit fabric for nursing cover
Sonic Ice
Libraries 



Clean house (pick up) 
       Kitchen
       Mudroom
       Back room
       Middle room
       Dining room
       Bedroom
       Master bathroom
       Kids Bathroom

Clean house (Fly Lady list) 
       Kitchen
       Mudroom
       Back room
       Middle room
       Dining room
       Bedroom
       Master bathroom
       Kids Bathroom


Clean house (Dust & floors)
       Kitchen
       Mudroom
       Back room
       Middle room
       Dining room
       Bedroom
       Master bathroom
       Kids Bathroom

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

11/5/2014 -- Day 4-- another post of not so exciting ramblings

Ever feel like you are constatnly moving, but never going anywhere?  That is me today!  I will be LUCKY if I get one thing on my to do list finished.

I have gone through all the boxes in the silo, but no luck with the nursing cover!  Looks like I will buy a yard of knit fabric tomorrow and make a quick makeshift one :(  

Plus I have given up on the idea of moving the boxes from the garage into the silo---not going to happen right now.

The weather is beautiful which I am thankful for cause I couldn't get the chickens their water and had to mess with that and the sprinklers, but then again, if the weather was really bad I wouldn't have to deal with that (except the chickens).  I am just glad I am not in charge of the chickens in the winter! 

One stinker of a chicken--whom I would love to get rid of, actually jumped up and pecked an egg I was holding in my hand.  I may or may not have kicked the stupid chicken---But I assume I didn't hurt it because it didn't squawk!  


Little Man has been pretty good today.  I think it is because 1.  I played with him for a few minutes  2.  We went outside  3.  Other then stealing some candy I didn't know was in the car he hasn't had sugar today  4.  I have been 100% consistent!  5.  I have prayed for patience!


11/5/2014

Find nursing cover (can't find) :(
Finish baby CD
Friend T after school 
Shower
work on feet
paint toe nails
water chickens
water lawn 
fix baby seat  (Can't) :( 
library books together
Plan for town tomorrow




Clean house (pick up) 
       Kitchen
       Mudroom
       Back room
       Middle room
       Dining room
       Bedroom
       Master bathroom
       Kids Bathroom

Clean house (Fly Lady list) 
       Kitchen
       Mudroom
       Back room
       Middle room
       Dining room
       Bedroom
       Master bathroom
       Kids Bathroom


Clean house (Dust & floors)
       Kitchen
       Mudroom
       Back room
       Middle room
       Dining room
       Bedroom
       Master bathroom
       Kids Bathroom

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

11/4/2014 -- Day 5 -- election day, To Do (or course), and random babbling-like always!



My To Do list is becoming bigger every day and it just makes me want to sit in front of my computer even more.

I love getting the extra hour during the Fall day light savings time, but it messes us all up.

I have one of my nieces today--so hopefully I can get some stuff done.  I seem to be a little more productive when  I have other people around.
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Today is voting day!  Get out and make your vote count!

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At grocery store--bent down to get shampoo and split my pants--lovely! they weren't even tight, just old!  Lucky I could just my shirt a little lower and hopefully no one noticed!

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Thankful List

1. The country we live in!
2.  vacuums, dish washers, washing machines and dryers
3. crushed ice
4. grocery stores
5. canned food


11/4/2014
   Pams Kids
  Call Kelsie to see if kids can play tomorrow after Achievement Days
  Return Book -TW
  Pay Sprinkler guys--call and get amount (again?) 589-4040
  Homeschooling plans for Denver
  Do Sept & Oct month end paper work
  Return Book-TR
  Baby rocker-TR
  Pirate sash-TR
  Find knobs to Dresser!
  Set up Netflix
  Halloween decor away
  find breastfeeding cover
  Put knobs on dresser
  Bring other dresser down
  exchange book at Books n Crannies
 Pay Bills
   Parts Plus 
   Call phone bill to pay bill
 Find extension cord for fan in kitchen
 Buy an ace bandage
 3 loads of laundry
     wash   dry fold away
     wash   dry fold away
     wash   dry fold away
 Pick up Ladybug at 11:00
  Start the baby music CD


Clean house (pick up) 
       Kitchen
       Mudroom
       Back room
       Middle room
       Dining room
       Bedroom
       Master bathroom
       Kids Bathroom

Clean house (Fly Lady list) 
       Kitchen
       Mudroom
       Back room
       Middle room
       Dining room
       Bedroom
       Master bathroom
       Kids Bathroom


Clean house (Dust & floors)
       Kitchen
       Mudroom
       Back room
       Middle room
       Dining room
       Bedroom
       Master bathroom
       Kids Bathroom



Monday, November 3, 2014

11/3/2014

11/3/2014
 Get out the big items for baby and make sure they are clean.
      Little Swing
Wash new car seat
 Read book that TR lent me
 Return Book-TR
 Baby rocker-TR
 Pirate sash-TR
 Read book TW lent me 
 Return Book -TW
 Finish the knobs to Firecrackers dresser
Find knobs to Dresser!
Halloween decor away
Halloween decorations down.
Do all of Math for kids school finished
KIDS school finish
    Math
    Art 
    Music
    Social Studies
    Reading
    Spelling: 
           Sedona
           Pepper 
    Science
    Writingfind breastfeeding cover
Put knobs on dresser
Bring other dresser down
Throw away humidifiers
Buy two new humidifiers
Pay Bills
     nelnet
Trash day
Check pineapple to see if ripe 
Freeze if ripe


Clean house (pick up) 
       Kitchen
       Mudroom
       Back room
       Middle room
       Dining room (all but halloween)
       Bedroom
       Master bathroom
       Kids Bathroom

Clean house (Fly Lady list) 
       Kitchen
       Mudroom
       Back room
       Middle room
       Dining room
       Bedroom
       Master bathroom
       Kids Bathroom


Clean house (Dust & floors)
       Kitchen
       Mudroom
       Back room
       Middle room
       Dining room
       Bedroom
       Master bathroom
       Kids Bathroom



I am in a grumpy mood --I have no reason to be in a grumpy mood, I blame the pregnancy. I won't write today other then the thankful list.

1- Alarm clocks (or we would be late every day for school)
2- Toothless smiles
3- Kids who can follow directions
4- Pentatonix (The singing group)
5- Foods that are microwavable

Sunday, November 2, 2014

11/2/2014 -- Day 7-- nothing to report


11/2/2014
  Sunday
Post who has who for Christmas
Finalize Christmas picture plans



nothing to report today---carry on as usual.