Monday, July 31, 2006

Here we go again!

A new adventure is just starting! And all of you get to experience it with me! You will get to see a new side of mommy going crazy. You will get to truly see me go crazy! You will get to also experience joy with me. You may also laugh and cry with me! We will be welcoming a new little baby into our home sometime in April. So let this crazy out of control adventure begin!

We are really excited! It is a little different from the last time that I found out that I was pregnant. It was such a shock that it took a few days to really be excited. I usually hate being pregnant. I hate being out of control of my body and of my emotions. This time I am hoping that it is a little better, and that I can enjoy it a little more. It will be my last time being pregnant. No more for us, three is a good number.

So wish me luck because with two other young kids, things could get really interesting!

Oh yea and pictures from Idaho are coming soon. They were a little bit delayed because I wanted to share this good news with everyone.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Sleepy Peeing

My husband and I were laying in bed watching a little TV before we went to sleep last night. My little dude had been asleep for hours, but I started to hear his little sleepy shuffle. He shuffled into our room and headed strait for the bathroom. He gets up in the middle of the night almost every night to use our bathroom, but usually he comes in crying that he has to go pee. He turns on the light and crys again that he needs help. (He doesn't but I guess in the middle of the night anyone can be needy.) Then he usually wants to cuddle to put him back to sleep. Well last night he didn't do any of that. He just did his little sleepy shuffle into our bathroom, not saying a word. He dropped his drawers and started to pee. Then I noticed that he hadn't turned on the light. He was peeing in the dark. I was grateful that he was actually in the bathroom, but afraid of what I was going to find when he was done. The funny part about this story is that he was so sound asleep still that as he walked out of the bathroom he turned on the light and then went right to bed. My hubby and I where laughing so hard. Little kids should not be peeing in the dark. I have heard of little boys sleep peeing and going somewhere like in the boots that where in the hallway closet. (Yea Dad, all I could think about last night was that story.) I am very glad that he didn't do something like that. It is still funny that he didn't even wake up to go. Silly little dude.

Our trip to Idaho was tons of fun. I have some pictures that I will post soon. Maybe tomorrow. Have a great Thursday everyone!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Getting out of dodge!

Just so all of you know that there are TWO holidays in July! Independence day, and Pioneer Day. Ok so not everyone celebrates Pioneer Day, but it is a big holiday here in Utah. Living in Utah my entire life I sometimes forget that Pioneer Day isn't a national holiday. When we were making plans for going to my father in law's ranch this weekend IN IDAHO I actually asked my husband where we were going to see fireworks there. He looked at me like I was crazy, then said "Idaho doesn't celebrate the day the pioneers came to Utah, DUH!" I had to laugh, it so Utahn of me to think that any other state would celebrate a Utah state holiday. Oh boy!

Well since my husband works for a bank and gets bankers holiday's off, we have along weekend to play. He has taken off work today and we will be driving to Idaho to play on the boat, ride horses, ride on the 4 wheeler, and anything else that may come up.(Except for watching fireworks!) I can't wait! The 4 1/2 hour car ride might not be the best because the kids broke the portable dvd player. So wish me luck! And I would like to be the first to wish all of you a Happy Pioneer Day!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Doomed from Daybreak

We actually got off the couch today. It was the hottest day all year and I decide to actually try and get my house clean. Well, I put in a good effort anyway. If I didn't have to stop to get the stuck Geo Trax out of my little princess' hair, then to stop and see why the kids were covered in black ashes (it was from the fire pit in the back yard. They had it ALL over the place) Then I had to fix the broken window covering that my little princess broke. But wait that isn't it. After being covered in ash my little princess decides that she needed to get cleaned up. So she heads to her room and takes everything off! Including her diaper. The next thing I know little dude is yelling "MOM SHE PEED ON THE CARPET!" So I cleaned that up, and put her in her second bath of the day. Got her all cleaned up then a few hours later she dumped a pickle jar that was full of water (my son is trying to make his grow creatures grow) all over her clean clothes and all over the floor. My house would be really clean if it weren't for all the interruptions. I am not sure who had a worse day, her or me?

Somehow, I knew that when I caught a glimpse of the sun rising up over the mountains this morning, it was going to be the best my day was going to get. Too bad it was at 6:00 AM!

Maybe tomorrow will be better.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Just a few thoughts

About a month ago I posted these pictures of my kids playing in the pool with their cousins. I got a really funny message from Silly Hilly "It's so funny to see those b/c when I think of Utah, I think of snooooow! Beautiful, white snow. :-)" She is right, Utah is known for all the awesome snow, but in the summer I remember that we are living in the desert. It doesn't usually get over 100, but the last few days it has been 102 or more. YUCK! It makes it really hard to do anything! My house is a mess because the last thing that I want to do is clean when it is freaking hot. I don't want to take the kids outside because it is too hot. I don't want to cook, so we have been eating nothing but junk. I feel that as a mother I have been really lazy. The kids have noticed, they have been SO bad. So if anyone has any fun summer activities please give me ideas! We can use them around here! The TV needs a rest.

Friday night we did take the kids camping for the night. It was really fun. We went with some people from our church. It was a really fun time. We even took the kids on a hike. They thought it was great, and they were so tired after that it made for a nice little break when they took a long nap.

In other news, my husband's great-grandma passed away. I know that she was really old, but I have some funny memories of her. She will be missed. We will be heading to Idaho next week for the funeral. We were planning on going anyway for a little vacation to the ranch. So I will be happy to be able to make it over to say good bye before she is buried, and have a little fun there too.

Well, we are heading off to some friend's house for a BBQ. I hope you all enjoy for extra hot Sunday!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Growing up

I don't remember ever really liking pink when I was younger. I don't remember wearing dresses except for on Sunday's but I hated it. When I went on my first date I had no makeup on and I wore a long t-shirt with really baggy pants. Not to mention the dog chain that I wore around my neck. When my mom and I shopped for my wedding dress I was looking for something that didn't have any bows, ruffles, flowers, lace, and heaven forbid if it "puffed" anywhere. One lady that was trying to help us even asked my mom if she ever put a bow in my hair because I was looking for something "not girly". My mom kindly said "no, because she never liked them." She is right! I have never really liked anything girly.

As I get older though, I find myself needing to look "girly" and wearing makeup, and even doing my hair. I do have pink in my wardrobe and I wear it often. I feel beautiful, like a woman. I even regret not taking better care of myself while growing up. I guess this is all about getting older and finding the real me. Not the "me" that thinks wearing baggy clothes and chains is the perfect way to express yourself. ( What does that even express??? Hummm?)

In the last 8 years I have been a little more open to trying new "girly" things. I feel that I have come a long way. No more chains, baggy clothes, I own a few pink shirts, and I even wear dresses. Some times even when I don't have to. There was one venture that I was a little scared to take. One that I have stayed clear of my entire life. Until last night. I would like to announce to the world (and those that know me best, because they will laugh) that I have now entered the "girly" world that I have been avoiding most of my life. Last night I bought my first pair of High Heel Shoes! Yes, I know, a really big step! (Ha! Ha! No pun intended!)

The best part about this experience isn't that they are extremely cute, or that I am finally a woman. It is the comment that my little dude said to me last night. I was trying to practice walking in them so if I was going to break my ankle it wasn't going to be in public! While pacing around the house I hear my 3 year old son say "See mommy, you CAN do it!" He is the best isn't he?

So congratulations to me for finally being a women and wanting to be girly!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Mazatlan Mexico Trip Part 2

Taking a Siesta
Taking a Siesta,
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Well I was finaly able to put more pictures online from our trip. Go check out the slide show. Pretty much all of them are of us just playing in the water or hanging out on the beach. That is what we did most of the time. My feet got pretty beat up from a rope that got caught between my toes when a wave came in. It sucked, but hey I have cute flip flops on in the picture. I hope you all enjoy!

The 4th of July!

I hope that all of you had a fun, happy, sunny 4th of July! Our day was pretty good, but it rained for most of the day. So here is how we spent our afternoon.

The evening was great! We went to some friend's house and had a little BBQ in the rainy weather. Then played some really fun games inside. We were planing on going to see a firework show that was close by, but it was still raining. So we bought some to light at our friends house. The kids had a great time, and so did we.

My memories of the 4th of July have always been playing in the back yard while hamburgers cook on the grill, or of going to our cabin. Watching parades then going to the park for fireworks. I don't remember one time that it rained. For my kids sake (and the fact that it was fun) I hope that my kids remember the time that it poured rain all afternoon and mom and dad took them outside to dance and play in the puddles.