Saturday, December 22, 2007

Hypothetically Speaking

IF I forgot to put gas in my car and IF I forgot to tell my hubby before we went out for his Birthday that we needed gas, and we stalled in the middle of the intersection turning left off of Bangerter Hwy, PLEASE all you passer by's REMEMBER that this is the SEASON TO BE JOLLY! TO BE GIVING! NOT TO BE HONKING YOUR HORN AND CALLING OUT RUDE NAMES! IF this really did happen....couldn't you maybe think that instead of being rude to the stalled car that you could ask if they needed help?

Not that this really did happen. I am just sayin'. ;)

Happy Birthday yesterday Hubby! I promise ice cream and cake next year! Love you!

Oh and thanks for coming to our rescue Matt!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Good Heavens! He is AMAZING!

It is things like this that make me feel I have failed as a mom. Ok or at least make me feel like I need to get started on learning all the countries are so I can someday teach them to my kids.

Check it out, this kid it TOTALLY AMAZING!

Thanks Arianne for letting me exploit your nephew! I just watched it and I am still in awe!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Just being "conscientious" doesn't prevent pregnancy!

Not for a 16 year old anyway! I found this story about Jamie Lynn Spears being pregnant VERY disturbing! Mostly the part where Lynn Spears says "I didn't believe it because Jamie Lynn's always been so conscientious." Ummmm......What about "I didn't believe it because I taught my kids to not have premarital sex, not just taught them to be careful!"

Then there is this part:
What message does she want to send to other teens about premarital sex?
"I definitely don't think it's something you should do; it's better to wait," she says. "But I can't be judgmental because it's a position I put myself in."

Oh sad! What really sucks is that she is a role model and that there are so many little girls that will have so many questions. Some that don't have anyone to talk to about them.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Pillow Talk

We had the hardest time getting our little princess to bed last night. We thought that it was because of taking a long nap during the day, but after a little while I think we figured out why she couldn't sleep.

It had actually been a little while since she had gotten out of bed. We went and checked on her and she was just falling asleep. Shortly after we hear her in her room talking to something. We walked in and she was talking to her pillow. We asked her what was wrong and this is what she said....

"I'm grumpy with my pillow!"

Daddy- "Why are you grumpy with your pillow?"

"Because it won't let me sleep on it."

Insert me in the hall just DYING! I am trying SO hard to not laugh!

Daddy - "Well, I don't think that your bed is mad at you. Just lay down and I will cuddle with you."

This may have been her sneaky way to get her daddy to cuddle with her, but I still think that it is SUPER cute! She even fell asleep. Hopefully tonight her pillow will be a little nicer.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Lazy? Maybe.....

So I didn't show up to my 3AM appointment. I wasn't even in bed until 2:00. 3:00 just wasn't going to work for me. I realize that sometimes you have to sacrifice , but I am not one to sacrifice sleep. I don't get enough as it is. They only thing that I will miss is my plan to get a Carmel Apple Cider every morning on my way home...guess I need to think of some other way to get one every morning.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I take after him.....

My Big Bro surprises me sometimes. I find out that he and I are more alike that I thought. Last night I went out shopping with a friend and we stopped at Starbucks to get a warm drink (you have to do that when it is 20 degrees outside.) I saw that they had a Carmel Apple Cider drink. I couldn't resist, I had to get it. 10 minutes later I was standing in the electronics section of Shopko just in heaven! HEAVEN I TELL YOU! I loved my warm drink SO much that NaTasha was trying to talk to me and I didn't even notice. I was enjoying it way too much.

So this morning I check my Big Brother's blog and he has this posted on there. Apparently he has a new love to! (Hi bro!) I knew I loved him for some reason! Now thanks to him I have been craving a Carmel Apple Cider ALL DAY!

Go ahead, Laugh!

I was looking through the paper a few weeks ago and I saw this nice green piece of paper that said someone was looking for me. There was a number on the paper so I called it. Left a message and then waited.

Ok really, I saw that they needed someone to deliver the newspaper in my area, so I called. Just to see. I thought "hey I could use some extra money!" I never thought that they would actually call me back, but I was interested about how it all works.

They called. I have a paper route starting tomorrow morning at 3.....AM. What have I done?

Monday, December 10, 2007

'Tis the season...

Broken spring on garage door........$250 to repair.

Crappy TV that only works a quarter of the time.......if up to my hubby somewhere between $800 and $1300 to replace.

A bathroom that has been torn to pieces, tile ripped out, sheet rock torn down, stairs built, and shower taken down.......too much money that it is not completely purchased yet.

A BRAND NEW external hard drive that is currently storing ALL of my photo sessions, pictures of my kids, movies and music that is completely not working no matter what we try.........(it makes me cry when I think about it.) Not sure that it can even be recovered but totally irreplaceable!

So 'Tis the Season for everything to break at our house! I really hope that the current condition of things in my house at the end of this year is not a sign as to how next year will be for us.

I hope the rest of you are having a fantastic holiday season!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Pop Rocks

Is there something wrong with my 8 month old baby because he likes Pop Rocks? What a silly kid. He was laughing so hard. So were the rest of us! FUN TIMES!

Monday, December 03, 2007


I found out tonight that my brother-in-law Shannon just signed a contract to play semi-professional basketball for a new team in Texas the Lake Jackson Lakers! I am super excited for him! He has always loved basketball and is REALLY good at it. He has tried out for some other semi-pro teams before including the Globetrotters but it just hasn't worked out for him. This is such a neat thing for him and his family! It is a true example of following your dreams no matter how many times you have been put down and no matter how old you get. I wanted to congratulate him on all his hard work and his family for some really fun times a head! Way to go Shannon!

P.S. I was looking through my pictures to see if I had a picture to post of him, but I only found some of his kids......

BUT, I did find one of SOME of him.....Not sure how this happened. Oh well, just take a little from all of his kids and but it to this body and you get the idea. :)

Friday, November 30, 2007

It is my duty to provide entertainment here right?

Well this has provided a good hour of entertainment for me today so I thought I would share.

Check this out! Here my family has been elfed! Here is an even funnier one! And a big thanks to the big elf and his family! Here is his elfed family! And while we are at it we might as well elf the entire neighborhood!

I can't stop laughing!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

What do you do when your 4 year old needs to burn off energy?

You give him a hammer and tell him "Here knock down this wall. K? When your done take out the floor too." No really! I have the photographic evidence to prove it! See...

The best part is that he got the whole wall down and really did start on the floor in less than 30 minutes! HE LOVED IT!
Oh yea, we are remodeling our bathroom so his daddy won't even be mad when he gets home from work. Well, maybe a little sad that there is less for him to hit out. :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

What are the kids up to?

Little Dude has really been trying to control himself and his temper. He still has his moments, but he is doing SO much better. I have been VERY proud of him lately. We have started giving the kids 5 chores to do every day. Dude has been very good at trying to accomplish these things. The other day he did a handful of things that I told him that I wanted him to help me with ALL BY HIMSELF WITHOUT ME ASKING TWICE! Amazing! Really! He unloaded and then loaded the dishwasher. He washed the mirror in the bathroom, he cleaned his brother's room and his own room. Then yesterday I was doing laundry all day and he took it upon himself to change the laundry over. He unloaded the dryer then put the wet clothes in. He even put the two dryer sheets in and started it. I knew what he was up to but stood in the other room and just listened. He was so proud of himself that he knew what to do and was even showing his sister how to do it. When I walked in I noticed he even had another load of dirty clothes waiting to load into the washer. I was so touched that he did this and I hadn't even expected him to do it. More importantly I was shocked that he knew how to do it correctly. It is amazing what they really do pay attention to and learn from just watching me. Then to top off the day he helped his sister get scrubbed, out of the bath, dried off, dressed, and even combed out her hair while I was gone to Young Women's and Daddy was super sick on the couch. I can't express to him enough how proud I am of him!!!

Princess has been busy learning her routine for her gymnastics show in a few weeks. She absolutely LOVES gymnastics! She dances, hops, and rolls all over the house. Not to mention the handstands she does next to EVERYTHING. I think it is very funny to watch her! She is super flexible! She has always loved to sing, but after we went and saw a play at the High School, she has been performing. She tells me that when she gets big she wants to be on stage and she wants to sing and dance. No surprise to me, she loves to be loud and the center of attention. She makes up her own songs and will make sure that I sit and listen to all 5 minutes of it. She makes me laugh!

The baby is getting so big! He is 8 months old today! He has 1 tooth and 1 more almost in. He can roll over FINALLY and will probably learn to crawl once the other two learn to leave him alone when he is playing on the floor. He LOVES to eat his least favorite is peaches. He will eat anything else though. His favorite toy is the remote control. We had to give him his own because he will do everything he can to get one in his hand. We are working on him going to sleep in his bed instead of being rocked to sleep. Yesterday he cried in his crib for about 45 minutes while I rubbed his back and his face and tried to get him to sleep. I felt really bad for him. He is VERY MUCH a mamma's boy and I knew that he just wanted to cuddle. So I got the idea to take my t-shirt that I wore to bed the night before and put it next to him so he could maybe feel like I was next to him. Wouldn't you know that he put both arms around that old dang t-shirt and fell right to sleep! Mamma's Boy FOR SURE! It was cute though, and he took the longest nap he has had in over a week!

Well that is about it for what the kids are up to! Things have been much better around here and I am really proud of all of my kids! I love them dearly and I am so happy that I have the opportunity to learn and grow with them.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

My new workout routine.

Arms: Other than lugging around a heavy baby and car seat all the time I have found a great new workout for my arms. It has started off by a few hours (I will not say exactly how many hours) playing Guitar Hero III for my new Wii. Then a little while of boxing and baseball and topping it off with Donkey Kong.

Leggs: Dance Dance Revolution of course! Rockin' on Guitar Hero for long amounts of time does good for the calves too!

Every workout needs cardio right? Well Dance Dance revolution has a workout mode on it....nuf said.

So as you can see our Christmas presents came early and we are LOVING our new Wii! Talk to me in a few months to see if this routine actually works! I guess that I will have lay off the Christmas goodies though. OR I can add a few more hours of Guitar Hero each day!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I miss him....

Life in the past few weeks have been really rough, I am not going to lie. I realized what everyone was saying to me about setting too many goals was right. I still want to work on all those things, but a bigger and more important issue came up.

See my little dude? He has been a big trial of mine in the last couple of weeks. There really isn't a need to get into all that has been the problem because we could be here all night. It isn't important because he is four and we are just alike, bad tempers and all. What is important though is that he has been at his at his grandma's and grandpa's house all weekend (because they thought that we needed a break from each other) and all that I have been able to think about today is how much I love him.

Four and a half years ago I could look into his eyes and make him smile. We slept in "our" chair every night because he just wanted to be held. I would sing to him to calm him down and every touch was so soft and so sweet. It hurt SO bad to leave him every day and go to work. I couldn't ever bare to be away from him for very long.

Today the quiet and sweet moments almost never happen. Lately it has been nothing but a battle of wills between us. But in the moments that he will sit next to me and twist my hair, or climb into my bed in the middle of the night. The times that he comes to me when he is sad and wants to talk, or wants me to help him build a bigger and better fort with ALL the blankets in the house I want to cherish them. I miss him right now. I want to give him a big hug and let him know how much I love him and how I am trying so hard to be a better mommy, and that no matter what he will always be my little dude.

While he has been gone I have been able to reflect on the last little bit and be able to really see what has been happening. I hurt. There are so many things that I wish I could take back. The future is bright for us now though. The entire family received a blessing and that has made the world of difference. It has truly helped me to remember that he is a gift to me from my Heavenly Father. He has such a strong spirit, and I can see that he is trying.

I love him dearly. I am happy with the progress that we have made. I hope that we can just learn from this and be able to become better. Although I am grateful for my parents for helping out, and the time that we have spent apart, I miss him like crazy (even though he is less than 3 miles away).

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I take that back...

They turned out better than I thought!

The baby is getting two bottom teeth. It was no wonder that he was grumpy. He wouldn't let my take his picture in his cute hat. Oh well, he can look cute no matter what!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Oh boy!

I know that it isn't Monday yet, but I have done a crappy job at my goals already. I feel really bad about it. I want so bad to accomplish these things and I feel that I am falling off the wagon only after a few days.

I tried to take my kids pictures tonight for our Christmas card and I really think that all of Gardner Village now knows how impatient I am. My poor kids tried at points, but they really weren't being very good. I tried to be patient, I really did. But then we were there longer than 20 minutes and I think with every step I lost it even more. I was determined though. I had purchased new clothes and hats for them to wear. I had a vision and they looked so cute! Well, as any good photographer knows that the more you push a kid the less willing they are. (Maybe this is why I feel that I am not so good.) My vision never happened. I got some ok poses in just ok lighting and left with a crappy attitude.

The goal of keeping the house clean, getting the kids to bed on time and eating better has been going a little better, but no one would know it. My house is still a mess. I have tried to keep it clean but I just can't keep on it. The kids fell asleep before dinner so they are passed out on the couch. The will wake up in an hour or so and be hyper I just know it. Then there is eating better, well I can say that I have MADE every meal. I even made something in the crock pot today. I guess that is a big step.

A little depressing, I know. I am open for suggestions, and thoughts. I know I need to give my self some credit, but I hate the feeling of failing just as I am getting started.

Monday, November 05, 2007


I have been thinking lately that I need to set some goals for myself. I have had so many things going on and time management has never been one of my strong points. I am feeling overwhelmed with all that needs to be done, so maybe a few goals are my solution.

Any time that I have made a few goals for myself all I have ever done is made a mental note of them and a few weeks later tried to evaluate how I have been doing. Then shortly after I give up. This time I will be different. Some of these goals will really make life easier for me so I really want to stick to them. I thought that posting them will make it fresh on my mind every time I think about my blog. So here they are:

I got out of the shower the other morning to my little princess trying to burn down a tree in the back yard with some matches she found. This gave me an idea for two goals.

#1 I want to be dressed and ready for the day every morning before the kids wake up. That way we will not have any catastrophes while I try to shower. And I will hopefully feel better about my appearance and not be caught in any embarrassing moments in my jammies anymore.

#2 Guess it is time to clean out all closets and drawers and organize a bit. I didn't even know there were matches in the drawer for princess to find. It is always nice to be able to find what your looking for anyway.

I have realized that my little dude has inherited his bad temper from me. I am so bad at not resorting to the same fits as him when he is in trouble. This totally needs to stop on my side and on his. So my goals here are:

#3 I need to be a better example to my family. Trying to control my temper, and being slow to anger is a must around here.

#4 Praying to have guidance with my parenting skills and patience. More personal prayers as well.

#5 Spending more time with the family instead of worrying about all the things that need to be done and making sure that no matter what my kids and husband know that I love them.

My house has been an out of control mess. I feel that I just have so much work to do and cleaning the house is always last to get done. We have been eating crappy and we haven't been getting enough sleep. So the normal stuff like:

#6 Trying to clean the house and have dinner ready for when Daddy comes home, then getting the kids to bed at a decent time every night might help so I can work for an hour or so each night.

Well there they are. I think that each Monday for a month or so I am going to give myself a report card and post it here. If you know me or see me each day, or feel that you need to comment, please do. I am so hard on myself that I end up missing the little things that might help me feel better. Any ideas will help too!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Man, Do I LOVE Halloween!

We were off to our ward Halloween party and I made everyone take a quick second and let me take their pictures, so these really are not the best pictures, but they are still fun!

I have always loved Halloween! I have had some pretty interesting costumes like a Q- Tip and Cereal Killer. I was even baptized on Halloween, I think I was a devil that year. What are some of your best costumes?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

October 26, 2007

On the Hebrew calendar says that this date is 15 Cheshvan 5768.

On the Baha'i calendar says that this date is 11th day of Knowledge, B.E. 164 (don't ask me what that means, I just thought that it sounded cool.)

It's even supposed to be a full moon this year on October 26th.

182 years ago the Erie Canal opened.

146 years ago telegraph services began in the US.

126 years ago the Shootout at the OK Coral happened.

In 1954 Chevrolet introduces the V-8 engine.

In 1970 the comic "Doonesbury" debuted in 28 newspapers.

Topping the Music charts:
1950- All my Love by Patti Page
1958- Rock-in Robin by Bobby Day
1966- Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops
1974- You Aint Seen Nothin' Yet by Bachman- Turner Overdrive
1982- Jack & Diane by John Cougar
1990- Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice

Pat Sajak, Hillary Clinton, Jaclyn Smith, and "Hot Rod" Hudley are just a few people that were born on this day.

Gasoline prices were somewhere around .80 a gallon in 1979.

Interesting huh? Well, I bet if you ask my mom, she would say that the most important thing that happened on this day in history is that a crazy haired, blue eyed little girl joined their family. Yup today is my birthday! :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

For those that asked...

Some of my friends from my old neighborhood have asked to see more pictures of my house. You can see some older posts here, here, here, and here of pictures of some of the rooms and get info on what we did to them. But the outside was a big project all in itself, so this is a good time to actually post the before and after pictures of the outside.

As some of you know, my house was pink when I bought it. Yes, really pink! No, this picture doesn't do the color justice. I really hated it, but along with the rest of the house, I knew it had potential. So as soon as the weather got warm we took care of that! Here is the before picture.

So here is the after. I actually forgot to take the after until today, so forgive my crafty Halloween decorations. It looks SOOOO much better now, and I love it!

We ripped everything out of the flowerbeds and started all over. The lawn in the front needed some extra love and care, but the entire back yard which is somewhere in the range of 6500 square feet or so had to be dug up, ripped out, bulldozed, and many many more things. Early this summer we redid it all and laid new sod, put in a trampoline, and a swing set. Next spring we will start on the garden and the patio. It has been a HUGE project, but it was REALLY needed.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Our Family Room Addition

We went to Idaho last week and came home with this. We have lived in this house for almost a year now, and we have talked about what type of mantel we were going to build and how to do it forever now. I am very happy with the final look! It was made by my hubby and my father in law (with a little help from little dude too). They did an awesome job! I love they way that it just completes my room. I have been dreaming of what I am going to put on it now, but all I can think of is Christmas stuff. Can't wait for Christmas now! Hopefully Santa won't hit is head!

Monday, October 22, 2007

"...words as hard as cannonballs."

I found this little thought today and I loved it so much I thought that I would share it. Rumors are something that are so hurtful to so many people. Once you say something without knowing truth, damage is done, and is really hard to repair.

Sir Walter Scott suggested a subject in a well-phrased couplet:

“Thoughts from the tongue that slowly part,Glance quick as lightening through the heart.”
Whether slowly or quickly, what comes from the tongue ought to be thought through before being let loose. “Be careful of your thoughts,” said one observer. “They may break into words at any time.” People often hurt both themselves and others with unwise words, and then they say they didn’t think what they were saying, or didn’t mean what they said. But as someone has expressed it: “The person who says just what he thinks should think.” The processes of thought are difficult to follow or define, but speaking or acting before we have taken time to think, often gets us into trouble. Words are among our greatest tools and among our most dangerous weapons. We can endear ourselves to others or destroy friendship; we can encourage and comfort, or cause heartaches and do cruel damage—with words. It would be terrible not to be able to communicate. But it is also terrible to talk without discretion, without truth or kindness or consideration. It would be terrible if all our talk were negative, sarcastic, critical. But when we encourage others, when we teach truth, when we bring comfort, when we help men to be better, words are wonderful. We are in a sense as much responsible for what we do to others with our words as we could be with weapons. In a sense, you can hit a man with words—“words as hard as cannon balls” as Emerson said it. In any case, words somehow come from our thoughts, and saying that we didn’t think doesn’t help much after the damage is done. Falsehoods spread, rumors fly, hearts are hurt, all with unwise words. “The person who says just what he thinks, should think.” “Be careful of your thoughts. They may break into words at any time.”

Monday, October 15, 2007

So much like her mom

Yes, she is like me because of her love of chocolate, and getting it all over her face (as you can see) but this picture shows much more too. When I was a kid I knocked out all 4 of my front teeth. They were missing forever! Well, little princess was running through my bathroom to hurry and go potty, and she tripped over the cord to the iron. She fell face first on the tile floor and got pretty beat up. This picture was taken a few days after it happened, so it doesn't look too bad. She loosened her tooth, and got a bloody nose, a bruise on her chin, a chip in her tooth, bruise gums, cuts on her lips, and her gums and her lips were pretty swollen for a few days. She seems fine now, but we are still unsure if she is going to loose her tooth. It is still a little loose but we are hoping that it will just tighten and not turn black.

I felt so bad for her though. She was so sad, and I can't imagine how painful that was. I guess if she looses just one tooth it will be ok. It is still better than 4!

Monday, October 08, 2007

I can't stop laughing!

My sweet dad sent me this link, and since I saw it I can't stop laughing about it! ALL you moms out there have to go check it out! It is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time!

Sunday, October 07, 2007


Some of you may have heard this poem before, but I really wanted to share it. It was read at a Young Women activity that we had the other night, and it really touched me. It is such a good reminder to put or trust in the Lord so he can bless us, and use us as an instrument in his hands.

A basketball in my hands is worth about $19.
A basketball in Michael Jordan's hands
is worth about $33 million.
It depends on whose hands it's in...

A baseball in my hands is worth about $6.
A baseball in mark McGwire's hands
is worth $19 million.
It depends on whose hands it's in...

A golf club is useless in my hands.
A golf club in Tiger Woods' hands
is a Major Golf Championship.
It depends on whose hands it's in...

A rod in my hands will keep away a wild animal.
A rod in Moses' hands
will part a mighty sea.
It depends on whose hands it's in...

A sling shot in my hands is a toy.
A slingshot in David's hands
is a mighty weapon.
It depends on whose hands it's in...

Two fish and five loaves in my hands
is a couple of fish sandwiches.
Two fish and fives loaves in Jesus' hands
will feed thousands.
It depends on whose hands it's in...

Nails in my hands might produce a birdhouse.
Nails in Christ Jesus' hands
will produce salvation for the entire world.
It depends on whose hands they're in...

As you see now it depends on whose hands it's in
So put your concerns, your worries, your fears,
your hopes, your dreams, your families and your
relationships in God's Hands because,
It depends on whose hands they're in.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

A few thoughts from Mommy Going Crazy

#1 It is a little sad and slightly embarrassing when my little dude went and got his friends from down the street to bring them home and show that his mom finally went grocery shopping. I walked into the kitchen to hear "Look, there is food in here, and even here. There is just so much food."

#2 Next time I prepare a little slide show for the young women I need to make sure that ALL the pictures and even the music is saved on my laptop, and not try to run it off the network. I didn't even think about it since I had saved the project on my laptop.

#3 Always be prepared and looking my best for every trip to the library. I couldn't have picked a worse day to take my kids to the library in my pj's still. I saw 4 people that I knew in the 15 minutes we were there. Including a friend that I haven't seen in years.

#4 Never eat two pieces of really yummy wedding cake before dinner. I have a really bad headache now.

#5 When the kids are bugging me to get in the bath at 6:00 they really are tired and they don't just want to play. I can't remember the last time they were ready for bed and asleep this early.

#6 When my baby is constipated try faster to put a diaper on after cleaning the small attempts at pooping.

#7 Daddy really would look funny as a sandwich for Halloween just like the little princess thinks.

#8 Now that we have so much food in the house, maybe the princess will stop walking to the neighbor's house and asking for a bag of marshmallows.

#9 Getting the heater fixed might actually make it easier to get out of bed in the morning. As it stands I poke one foot out and pull it right back in and hide farther under the blankets.

#10 Now that my hubby thinks that I have painted a nice picture of our white trash lifestyle of not showering, not grocery shopping, a broken heater, and such you can send donations here.

Just Kidding don't! (Notice that really isn't a link. It was just a joke!)

Monday, October 01, 2007

It's about time!

Since the baby was born we have had some MAJOR problems with our insurance company. They said that we didn't add him within the 31 days after his birth, when in fact it was only two weeks after his birth. My hubby went online to add him and there was a computer glitch that we didn't find out about until all the claims had been denied. Since then we have sent in TWO appeals, and have spent the last several months stressed about it all.

Well I got a letter in the mail today saying that they did see the attempt to add him shortly after his birth. So they are now changing the effective date to his birth date, and all the claims should no longer be denied! HOORAY! I have to say that I took one big deep breath after I read that letter! What a relief!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

6 Months Old! Already!

I have been meaning to post this since Friday, but some things came up (I will explain in a little bit) so I am just getting to it now. The little man turned 6 months old the other day. He even had a doctor's appointment that day and got his shots. Two in each leg. What a trooper he was. He weighs 17 lds and 3 oz. which is the 34% for his age. He is also 26 inches and that puts him in the 23%. The doctor says that he looks great, but we do have a little concern. The other day I was feeding him then all of the sudden he tensed up his entire body and started to shake. He didn't seem like he even knew that he was doing it, but it sure scared me. I thought at first that he was having a seizure. I wasn't sure what to think about it though after that until it happened two more times in the last week. So at the doctor's appointment I was told to time it next time it happens and if he keeps doing it a couple of times a week we have to take him in to see a Neurologist. I really hope that it is nothing and that we don't have to worry about it anymore. I will keep you posted though.

He still isn't rolling over. I really don't mind though. I can still put him on the couch and on the bed and not worry too much. He likes his food finally. He really likes sweet potatoes and squash, not peaches though. Just like his big sister, I couldn't get her to eat peaches either. There is a little problem with that too, he hasn't pooped in almost 2 weeks. Just in the last few days it seems to bother him. I have tried almost everything. Hopefully he will get over this soon too.

I totally love to just sit and hold him. He loves to cuddle and loves to smile. Man, that kid can smile! He can really make my day. He is a tough kid when his big brother comes around, he gets squished, pulled, sat on, and anything else that little dude can think of. He only cries some times.

Well, I tried to get some cute pictures of him on Friday, but he was so busy watching the other two play. So here are some funny pictures of him watching the world around him.

It is so hard to get a cute picture of the three of them, but this one makes me laugh so hard every time I see it! I love it! It is so real!

So there you have it. 6 months! Wow that time has flown by!
Just a little update on what is going on with me.... I got an early birthday present, my hubby got me a laptop. I love it, now that things are set up and working right on it! It is so fun! It will be so much better for me to get things done. Happy way early birthday present to me!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

So Stinkin' Funny!

I have seen this sign so many times before and I get a big laugh. When I was taking pictures of my nephew today we stopped by the candy store where this sign hangs in the window. Since I had my camera in hand, I just had to take the picture!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Blogger is a 4 letter word!

Well a 7 letter actually, but I think you get the point! It looks like blogger lost my really cute template that I had. Now I have to find the time to get a cute one. I don't really like this one, but it is better than what was on there after it was lost. Even my flickr badge is lost so I will have to go redo that. Also my counter is gone. I won't know who is checking up on me anymore. Maybe all my blogger friends will leave and I won't even know it! I will be left here talking to myself. I will be no more.....ok a little too over board. Anyway, be patient, cuz this blog is going to look crappy for awhile!

I wanted to post something better than how grumpy I am at blogger, but I have spent too much time trying to fix it. I guess it will have to wait until tomorrow.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Just so you know....

She really thinks she is a princess.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Foul Ball

On Labor Day we took the kids to the Salt Lake Bee's afternoon baseball game. We where there for about 30 minutes or so and we were already thinking about leaving. It was almost 100 degrees and the seats were so hot. I swear it felt like we were sitting on a BBQ grill. There was NO shade at all and we were all sweating like crazy. Also there was a really loud guy behind us that every time he would yell something it would scare the baby and make him cry.
While we were trying to decide to leave someone hit a foul ball. It went right up into the air and was heading down my direction. Since every time I go to a baseball game I am paranoid that the baby is going to get hit with the ball, I instantly laid over the car seat so he wouldn't get hit. Well, the guy on the row right in front of me caught the ball. THANK goodness! We then decided to leave, it was a little too close for comfort. (Just to add a little side note, a few years ago we were at a Bee's game with my family and my sister got hit in the hip by a foul ball. She had the biggest bruise that I have ever seen. Hence the reason I am so paranoid.)
We packed up the kids and left. We were waiting at the intersection in front of the park and right over my head by only a few feet came another foul ball. Totally out of the park! It actually hit the bus in front of me that was trying to turn right, and rolled to my feet. My hubby said that it came really close to hitting me. I picked up the ball and just laughed. Who comes close to getting hit TWO times in one baseball game with a foul ball? We weren't even there an hour! Man, I am glad we left!
So now I have a foul ball that will always remind me of how lucky I am to not have been knocked out at a baseball game, or on the street corner for that matter. (I also have Holly's cool lens that I was able to use to take a really cool picture of it!)

Monday, September 03, 2007

Real Food

We fed the baby rice cereal tonight for the first time. I am not really sure that he liked it. He didn't eat very much until he started to cry. This shouldn't be a surprise to me, the older two kids never really liked it either. I plan on trying again tomorrow, and in a few days trying it with apple juice. Maybe he will like it then. I did catch some pretty funny pictures of him though.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Breaking the Addiction

My name is Mommy Going Crazy, and I am addicted to shopping at Kohl's. I realize this addiction, and I am currently working on breaking it. It has been 1 month since I have purchased anything at Kohl's. Be proud, VERY proud. This means that in the last 3 years or so since there has been a Kohl's here in Salt Lake that the longest I have ever gone without shopping there is one month.

I have one problem though. In exactly 1 hour and 15 minutes it is the beginning of a new month. I have a gift card for Kohl's that is burning a hole in my wallet. My hubby needs new work shoes, my niece is having a birthday on Sunday, and I am having withdraws! I have been holding off for days just to say that I went one month, but I am dying to go. So what do I do?

Tomorrow we will have to see if I have any will power at all. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Feeling a little better

Thanks to my sister who directed my to this talk in the Ensign. It did make me feel better about myself. My sisters are so awesome!

Go check out my photography blog, I am starting to post a little more there.

Monday, August 20, 2007


It may seem that things are always great here in the thoughts of mommygoingcrazy, but those that know me best know that I just don't post the bad stuff for the internet to read. I have had something on my mind for some time now and I just can't seem to shake it. I am hoping that by posting it here I can clear my mind a little bit.

I have always had this small problem with not giving myself enough credit. I look at myself as a mother and always think that I could do a better job, or even that in the short lives of my kids that I have already failed in teaching them in somethings. It doesn't stop there though. As a photographer I always think that I am not good enough, and I get jealous of people that are just starting out and are way more talented than me. After every photo shoot I look at some of the pictures and just want to give up because they are not as good as I had hoped.

In almost everything that I have ever tried playing guitar, singing, photography, and any other type of art that I have tried to pick up on, I have given up at some point because I totally lack confidence in myself. I see other people that are better than me and I feel as though I can't compete.

I know that I will never be perfect. I know that if I love to do something that I shouldn't compare myself to someone and just give up. I know that as a mom my faults are things, that in some ways, can be worked on and repaired. I know that my kids still love me and that I haven't really failed. But even though my brain knows these things, I am not sure that I have convinced the rest of me.

I try really hard every day to remember my late friend Kirsten's advice to "not look at other people and think they are better than you. They are all looking at you and thinking that if you can do it so can they. Behind closed doors things are different, and the people that you seem to think are perfect really are not what you think." (Man do I miss her!) The hard part about it for me though, is not really wanting to be like other people because I am truly happy for other people that are wonderful moms or talented and artistic people, I just need to find how I can just be happy and proud of myself and what I can do. How does someone build confidence? How do I get past the point of wanting to give up when I feel like I am not good enough?

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Neglected no longer!

I know, I know, I have been neglecting my blog, and my blogger friends. I am SOOOO sorry! I didn't realize that it had been over a month since my last post. Time really does go by fast when it is summer, and you have 3 kids. I will give an update as to what is going on here though.

First the little man is a little over 4 months old. He loves to smile and is starting to grab onto EVERYTHING! He is still such a good baby and really puts up with a lot from his older brother. I took this picture of him almost a month ago, but he hasn't change much in a month. Maybe a little bit more hair, and a few more chubby rolls. He is getting big fast! He giggles a little bit, but it takes a lot for him to do it. He is so content with just sitting back and watching what is going on around him.

Next is the crazy older two. They both started school last week. It is so hard for me to believe that they are old enough to write their names and stuff. Little princess writes her name B-O-O so my sister and I have decided that she does look a little like Boo from Monster's Inc. and she can also be a boob when she doesn't get what she wants so we think it fits here well! She is learning SO fast and absolutely loves school.
Little dude likes school too, but he thinks that playing with his best friend Nathan that lives down the street is the most important thing in the world. I am grateful that he has found a great best friend though! He is doing great in primary (finally) and hasn't made his teacher cry in weeks. Every day he acts more and more like his dad by playing a joke, wanting to dig in the yard or just by some of the things that he says. He too is growing up fast.

My hubby has a lot going on too. He just back from a week long business trip to Chicago. I am SO happy to have him back! When he got back home he was able to baptize my nephew. It was so awesome to see! Then the next day he was called to the Elders Quorum presidency, then he went to work that next Monday and was offered a new position. So he will be starting at a new branch this next week as the Branch Manager. He will be busy, but all of these things will be great experiences for him.

Then there is me. I feel like I have been really lazy most days, but every day there is still lots to do. I have been slowly working myself back into taking pictures. I wanted to take it easy this season because of having the baby, but I started to miss it. I have worked with my friend Holly for so long, and I still plan too, but I started to have things set up for myself because people have been asking me aside from what I do for Holly. So I came up with a business name, and set up a proofing site, and I have even booked a few weddings. If you are interested in seeing my proofing site here it is. There isn't too much there yet, I have so much to process, but it is still a little fun. I even set up a Lasting Moments Photography blog, but haven't done anything with it yet. Maybe soon I will get to it. I have also been working on so many things for the Young Women. I love my calling, and I love working with the girls, but man do they keep me on my toes! So pretty much between those few things and getting Little Dude to school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and getting Little Princess to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, then having the baby to look after I have been a little busy. So I hope you now all know why it has been so hard for me to post. I will make a little more of an effort though, I really miss hearing from all my friends!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

When you need to smile

When you are having a day like I have had today this picture is guaranteed to make you smile. In fact whenever I really need a pick me up all I have to do is look at this little guy. He will smile like this and it makes things so much better. What a sweet little man he is.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

Here it is the 4th of July and I am posting pictures from Memorial Day. Sorry, I am slowly catching up.
Well we spent that weekend in Irwin, Idaho. (South Eastern Idaho). We stayed with Grandma and Grandpa and we had SO much fun. This trip we were able to go on bike rides, take the kids fishing, ride the horses, and see their neighbor's baby ducks and chickens. The kids had a blast!
You can check out the slide show of the pictures here. Sorry I keep doing it this way, but there are too many pictures to post on blogger.
Next maybe I will post pictures of the 4th of July!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

A few things going on

- The baby is almost 3 months old. He weighs in at a hefty 13lbs 11oz's. He smiles really big and is still the most amazing baby ever!!

- My hubby had all last week off work he tore out the entire back yard and laid over 5000 square feet of sod just in the back yard this last week. It looks awesome! Pictures will come soon.

- We caved and bought the kids a trampoline. We love it!

- I had Youth Conference with all the youth in our ward this last week. It was SO much fun!

- Little Dude felt it necessary to cut his own hair and his sister hair. What a day! What a mess!

- We took a trip to Idaho a few weeks ago! I have to cutest pictures to post. So stay tuned for that too.


Daytrip to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

It has been forever I know! I thought that posting pictures would be a fun way to get back into things here on this blog. I have tons though. So I am going to just pick events where I have taken pictures and start posting them. So you can go check out the slide show off all the pictures at Snowbird here. It was a really fun day!