Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
(this was a for real surprise as I had been feeling like it was a girl since the beginning hormonal complications. I have been in girl mode, so its time to go back to my roots and go BIG BLUE! We know and LOVE boys.I have always felt like there was one more boy in our family... I guess its its time to start gaining a testimony of the scouting program and start a SERIOUS mission savings account!)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Dacie went to a princess birthday party while
SO I guess our FALL BREAK wasn't an entire bust...
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Sooo to help celebrate our Anniversary today..here is some of our favorite pictures from our wedding!
The grey hairs are appearing, our backs, knees and joints are starting to hurt, AND we are a little slower getting out of bed in the mornings
BUT this is always what we wanted. We are growing old together
Happy 9 Year Anniversary Danny!!!
I LOVE you!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday October 8~ It was a re-group kinda day at home. After the boys were at school Dacie and I did laundry dishes, and re-organized the entire boys room and their clothes. Our house was such a mansion when we moved in, but adding 3 more bodies to it since then has started to make things a little squishy. Some days I feel trapped and bursting at the seams.I am getting creative in my placement of kids, toys and clothing. Our house has seen allot of action on the market, but no offers. We are beginning to prepare to stay in our home. After re-organizing the room and buying some baskets and plastic dividers...I began to see the "light at the end of the tunnel" to make 5 kids work in our home. There is going to have to be a screened-in porch and storage shed involved to make it happen. But, I also realize that so many live with less and that is not a necessity for us to m0ve. Besides,we have been really strapped for funds since my little side jobs have disappeared or slowed down. So even these little things like dressers add extra pressure to our tight budget.
I L-O-V-E having a GIRL!! Playing with Dacie's hair and faces in the mirror.
Friday October 9~ The morning was pretty busy getting ready for me to leave for a day. There was laundry to fold, a suitcase to pack, lists to make, babysitters to manage, checks to deposit, lunches to get ready. The kids were fighting over the Halloween cat that arrived in the mail that morning from Grandma Hutchings for a majority of the errands in the car. My ears were tired. I finally let them take a break and go look around the pet store for fun.
Can I tell you that the weather has been nearly PERFECT lately. Especially today!! It feels like fall without getting too cold. It dips down in the evenings to make our house cold in the mornings. We have enjoyed screen doors and windows open, the smell of leaves, fires, and fall wafting through the air. I LOVE IT! Our electricity bill will love it too since our air conditioning unit has been going "A-wall" and our electric bill has added a good $100 to it.
Around 4:30pm my sisters and I were headed down to Phoenix to attend "Time Out for Women". I have missed this event for a year or 2, but I really 'dig' these kind of things. This year it was a 2-day one, and it was a bit pricier then in the past.But we got to see some of the greatest- Brad Wilcox, John Bytheway, Kenneth Cope...and so on. It was great. Now, if I could only put into practice all those things I felt prompted about as I was listening.
(My sisters and I at Time out For Women-recognize the maternity shirt Sister Ha? THANKS!!!)
Saturday October 10~We stayed at Dan's Parents house Friday night. I stayed up late talking with his mom. The next day was as good as Friday at TOFW and the time really did fly by, my bummy did get a little restless after all those hours of sitting. We made it back up to Cottonwood in record time as my sis had a 7 hour paper project to do for school online. I came home before Dan got home from "scouting" for elk with the boys. Dan got drawn for the elk hunt starting next weekend and he took the boys out to one of his favorite spots to check it out. I took the babysitter home and he got home about the same time. We had an evening of baths and dinner, and Dan and I ended the evening enjoying each others company while watching a movie.
My stinkin' "lucky" sister who just won a drawing for a free hardcovers published journal net worth about $300-with 1800 women in attendance!!! the sad thing is she does not journal or blog...I hope she has me for x-mas...then I can publish my blog -HUGE WISH LIST!!
Sunday October 11~ We have been pretty lucky with sickness so far, a mild something here and there (besides me). It was no surprise when Ryland woke up all night complaining of a sore throat. Finally at 6am we gave him some medicine and he was fine until half way through church where they came and pulled me out of class. I took him home and he had 102 fever. He was practicing for his primary program part and did to want to miss it. SO I bundled him in a blanket, medicine and a sippy cup of OJ and took him to the last half hour of church...where he got to say his part!
He has seemed to get worse into the night. But now with ibuprofen and Tylenol in him, he is showing signs of happiness. We had Aunt Amberlyn over for dinner and she played some games of 'war' and made Halloween sugar cookies with the kids this evening, while Dan was at a priesthood. Dacie fell asleep early on her bed after a few meltdowns. I guess her new wake up time of 6:30 am and NO NAP, are not a good combo!
Bet you wish you had our GRANDPARENTS!!!!
We got these 2 Halloween care packages from both sides! They know we LOVE holidays, and YES we are spoiled!!
Grandma H's black Cat and Halloween book, and Grandma S's Halloween bowl of surprises!!!!