Friday, September 29, 2006


I went to the doctor today and got good news and bad news and just plain news. The good news is there really is a tiny little baby cooking away with a perfectly beating heart! The regular old news is that there is only one baby. I am excited to have ONLY one to cuddle and love, but the idea of two sounded like a wonderful challenge. The bad news, I found out I was pregnant really early, like 1 week from conception, so instead of my due date being May 8th it looks more like May 17th. And with that bad news also comes good news. I always go late, and my anniversary and Hubby's birthday are the 19th. So I won't be miserably tired just miserably pregnant. We will actually get to go out for our anniversary and will still be able to find a sitter for our clan. (That is not a complaint about the future just an observation and fact.)

So anyways I am still super excited for this little one and the twist it adds to my journey through life. I went to the temple and was reminded that we have children so that we can share in their joy and happiness. How lucky I am to be a part of something so amazing and miraculous. I sometimes say it is not fair that women get such a raw end of the deal with monthly pains, hormones that are usually out of control, pregnancy and labor discomforts...but in the end we get so much more out of being a woman, a mother, and a wife. Life is a little loud at times but boy it is GOOD!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Well I get to go away for the weekend and guess what happens...everyone falls apart!!! I was packing up to come home and my hubby calls and reports Logan has the Chicken Pox. Later on the drive home he calls and says Hannah has a 102.4 fever. He is having a hard time with work, and I had motion sickness or pregnancy nausea, either way it is an evil feeling. Miranda and Haylie were OK, thankfully. Needless to say when I got home we were quite the traumatized family. Well OK it really isn't that bad, a little Tylenol cured Hannah, Logan's pox are mostly on his arms, a few on his legs, and a few on his face almost microscopic. I was mostly just sleep deprived. That brings up something else. We as women, get a rest from the kids, do we sleep NO! We stay up until the wee hours of the morning then wake up early, well 8:00-ish, because we want to scrapbook. So not only are we not rested when we get back we are more tired then if we never took a break in the first place!

Although everyone was in a state of less comfort I had a great time and I always enjoy the friendships I share with the 9 crazy, beautiful, creative, crazy, sincere, fun...did I say crazy, gals!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Emotions Schmotions!

AAKKKK! The prego hormones are at an all time high! I feel sorry for my dear sweet almost innocent husband, since he helped get me into this. I feel like a huge tug of war inside, I want to cry, scream, laugh, sleep...all at the same time. I feel sorry for those around me. Usually it is only Jeremy that worries what I might divulge in a moment of weakness, but now I am a little worried also. I can usually control my little annoyances until I am in the safety of my bedroom with only Jeremy to listen to them. I think right now I might just tell you "you annoy me." That is not a good thing, especially since I am going away for three days with some of my closest of friends. If you are reading this: I am not annoyed with you...but I could be in the next minute or two, so be on the look out, evil, emotional, pregnant woman could be right behind you!

The twins have arrived!

On Saturday we had a little family time in our oh, so lovely backyard. One of the these years we will actually have green grass again ugh! Anyways back to my story. We were out in the back yard playing...the kids were enjoying the play structure. I was shocked to find out my little twins are part monkey. They are my first real climbers. Hannah is a little more adventurous. So anyways they would climb up then go down the slide. We got a kick out of watching them and thought you might too.



Thursday, September 14, 2006

Room Mom sorta..

Life is exciting, I signed up to be assistant room mom for Miranda's Kindergarten class. Which really means ...well...I am not quite sure. Whatever it is it will be fun. I talked to the other room mom, and she was trying to figure out who I was. So she found out who my daughter was and then asked her son which girl is Miranda. He said the one who wears her hair on the side of her head like teddy bear ears. Isn't that sweat. That better be all for the nice comments!!! After all it is only kindergarten.

I also signed up to help with Motor Skills on Wednesdays. So I will get to work with Miranda's class for about an hour playing games and such. Jeremy will work late on those days and stay with the rest of the crew. He is so flexible for ME. We are lucky that he works where he does. I can't say it enough, we are truly blessed.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Logan, you kill me!!!

So I am sitting at my computer, as always, and Logan is sitting under the desk. He started pulling on the mouse and I scolded him slightly. Then he got Hannah to join him in his little hideout. So I about to send an email or something uber-important and I here zhooooo, as the computer shuts down. He turned off the power strip. I instantly look under and see his little hand coming away from the strip. I tell him to go on his bed. When I went to talk to him about it he said it wasn't him. I asked if he was lying, he said no "baby did it!" I told him I saw him. He said "You saw me did it?" I said yes. He said "You saw a little hand did it?" Again I responded yes. Then he said "That is baby's little hand not mine. Mine is big!" Then he admitted atleast he told Hannah what to do. Needless to say I was trying to be outsmarted by a 3 1/2 year old.

Her tooth went bye-bye!

Take 1:

Well, it has been an excting month. Miranda came home from her third day of school and had a loose tooth "from eating an animal cracker." Later that day she woke up from her nap and had another loose tooth. On Monday night she showed us her tooth and it was bent forward hanging by...I don't know a nerve, a root...anyways Jeremy asked if Miranda wanted him to pull it out. She happily agreed.

Take 2:

The next morning Miranda was happily surprised that the Tooth Fairy very sneaky like swapped her tooth for a dollar. Life is so good when you are little ain't it!

Monday, September 11, 2006

What a date!

My hubby and I went out on a date. It is not that we never go out, I just spent a lot of time away from home. Three weeks in Ohio with the kids, but without my hubby and then I went to Utah for 8 days without the kids or hubby. So it was nice to be alone with my sweetheart. We didn't do anythng that wold make you jealous. We decided to got to a new place for dinner. When we pulled up it was closed, I gather for good. So we went to plan B. We were pleasantly surprised. After we ate our fill of good Italian food we went to our favorite place...Fenton's. It is an ice cream parlor. They have the BEST caramel. It was a fun evening just us and whatever two person conversation we wanted. To end our perfect little date, DH was in pain from eating too much, and I had an emotional "episode". Gotta love being pregnant! He is the best, I love him very much.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Our perfect little angels

Here our our four precious cuties. We were getting ready for church and I found the perfect opportunity to take a picture. All of them are growing so fast. It is hard for me to imagine how much each of them have grown and changed. Each of their personalities are unique and special. I feel truly blessed to be a stay at home mom.

EXTRA, EXTRA! Read all about it!

...We are expecting #5!

We found out this weekend we are expecting our fifth child. We are so excited.

When the kids found out:

Miranda age 5 1/2: She gave me a big hug. She wants 1 boy and 1 girl but thinks it will be two boys.

Logan age 4 in December: Stared at us blankly (he just woke up). He wants a little brother

Haylie age 19 months: Pretended to ignore us.

Hannah also age 19 months: She cried like a baby.

Needless to say we are going to have fun adding another little one to our family. Our newest blessing should be here sometime in May.

She's grown up!

My little baby started school. She barely even looked back. I thought I would be a wreck sending her off into the great big world of Kindergarten, but I was actually OK. It is so exciting to be such a big part of this next phase of her life. As much as I would like to be with her and protect her all the time, I feel blessed that I can be here when ever she needs me. To kiss all her boo-boos and help heal her hurt feelings. I know there really isn't much I can do but at least I feel like I have a purpose. I love this little girl with all her spunk, her sparkling eyes, her desire to make friends and especially her laugh and ability to enjoy life. How lucky I am to be a part of that.

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