Thursday, December 4, 2008

OK so its been yet another month

Let me tell you about what we have been up to lately.
Man #1 has had two interviews and it looks promising that one of them will stick. We found a house that just got put on short sale so if we get it it would be one heck of a deal! It is five bedrooms three bathrooms, 2500 square feet with a huge backyard. I even has a little playhouse in the back. If the bank accepts our offer we would get it for 160,000. The owners first listed the house for 267,000. I really hope we get it. It just means we of course will be moving again.
We put the house we just moved into a month ago up for sale and have had someone interested in it already. I guess when God wants you to do something he will make the path clear in front of you. If we don't sell it we will just rent it again and own three houses. Scary!
Man #1 also just got in a car accident so we aren't selling the other car we have anymore because his car is totaled. He is very lucky it wasn't worse than it was. An older lady came out from a side street and plowed into him because she hit her gas intead of her brake. Both his airbags deployed and his window was smashed out. The front of it is pretty crunched. He missed a pole by about three inches. It took out his side mirror. She wasn't hurt as far as we know. We luckily got back the money we just put into that car because we had a reciept for the work that was just done to it. Man #1's back is completly out and he has been bedridden for about a week. He has been going to a chiropractor for the last four days and it seems to be helping. He was determined to get some work done this week so he decided to go to work today for a few hours even though I very much tried to talk him out of it. He is still in a lot of pain.
I am still huge and getting bigger every day. I think the baby may have finally dropped because I can breathe today. I still have two months to go. I am a bit nervous about the timing of this move, but I have faith that if we do what the lord wants we will be blessed.
I hope you are all staying close to the spirit in this crazy world. Study your scriptures and really pray sincerely. So many I know have decided that these things just don't matter any more. Before all else we should put the relationship we have with the Savior. The only way to spend time with him is to pray and read the scriptures. I hope all is well with you all. See you next month.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Another Month Gone!

So I am officially a once a month blogger.
Well, we moved into the rental. The first week has been quite the adjustment. Going from a four bedroom 2000 square foot house to a three bedroom 1600 square foot Manufactured house definitely takes some getting used to. We have decided that this will be more temporary than we had previously thought. A new baby will be just what splits the seams in this house. The house itself is great overall. The size makes it a whole lot easier to keep clean and we have ironed out the few kinks that we're keeping the smallest of our clan from sleeping. Mainly putting the T.V. in the front room away from his door. The water is not good so we bought an industrial strength filter. The water from that is so good! I am almost done getting the old house ready for our renters. They will be here tomorrow or Thursday. Our dogs are happier with a fence and a dog house. We also inherited a chicken from our last renters. It lays eggs but we need to contain it to find them. The boys are planning to build a tree house when things calm down and Man #1 has decited to take a break from school until January. Thank goodness!!! I was starting to feel like a single mom.
Moving here has taught me that we really don't need that coveted 5,000 square foot mansion in the fanciest neighborhood. I like my little house in the country and it suits our needs just fine. We will look back at our time here and miss it a whole lot when we move again wich will probably be next year so I'll keep you posted.
The unborn one is getting bigger and I still have three months left. Some of my maternity clothes don't even fit. Better to have a big healthy baby though so I will try not to complain.
Even through the move we did manage to go trick or treating but I forgot to take pictures Oh Well I can't do it all.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Flag Football!

Aren't they cute? I love flag football because they don't get hurt. In a couple of years they will probably want to play with full pads. YIKES! They haven't won a game but they have so much fun.

So we are moving the week after next into our rental house. I'm excited because it's a lot cheaper than the house we're in now and it's next door. I can just grab some stuff and walk it over there. No truck no packing no movers. It's a bit smaller than the place we're in now but it has a family room. The renters for our house came last week and they are so cool! I'm so glad that we are always so blessed to have such awesome renters. They have two little girls so maybe I'll get to have tea parties with them!
I reluctantly taught my older boys to play Monopoly last Sunday because we had some time to kill. Three hours later we were still playing and no one was even winning yet. I could stand it no longer and told them the game was over. We counted up all our money and property and boy #2 won of course! They have been asking me to play again but I think I will wait a while before diving into that endless game again.
Man #1 and his brother decided to say goodbye to an old couch that belonged to their late father. It's been passed around for the past ten years. No one wanted to throw it away because it was sentimental. They have lots of pictures of their dad sitting on this couch and it needed a proper send off. We decided to burn it to honor it and say goodbye yet again. I have never seen anything light up and go so quickly. It was kind of amazing. Well here's to you MD.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

And then there were six!!!

Thats right for all of you well wishers keeping my hopes up for that coveted girl I'm still lost in the sea of testosterone. That's right we are having another boy! This is my fifth boy and our sixth boy togeather. Help Me!! All of you that could use a break now and then fixing hair and playing tea party send your girls my way. I need the reminder. Maybe I will just buy myself some princess dressups and make my boys rescue me from now on. I deserve it!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Here is the party. We had a lot of fun! Sis and fam and other Sis came. Boy #1 got an Ipod. The Monday after I went to his house to help him ask a girl to Homecoming. We got her favorite color roses (pink and orange not easy to find) and put little papers in them asking her to the dance. It was so much fun! It was also his idea which I thought was awesome. He really didn't want me to document it (as you can see by his face) but I did anyway. What kind of mom or stepmom would I be if I didn't embarass him every once and awhile.
While he was here we went to see Grandma who is doing so much better. She got to go home yesterday so she is glad to be out of hospitals. She still has a long road to recovery but at least she gets to do it at home.

I finally got a picture with all the boys. Aren't they cute! We rented our house we have to be out on the first of Nov. I'm so excited to move again! I actually am. We haven't done it for awhile and I was wondering what I should call my blog if we ever stopped moving. Tell me if you have any good ideas.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Birthday Boy!

Yeah to boy #1! He is finally 16. He is truly an independant teenager. I'm sure he would much rather be 18 graduated and on his own but hey only 2 more years( well 2 and 1/2. He has to wait till he graduates). His real b-day was on Sat. We will be celebrating this weekend when he comes over. It should be Lots of fun!
Here's an update on Shirley. The clot in her leg is 75% dissapated. The one in her lung is still there. The internal bleeding in her leg seems to have slowed and her blood count is going up which is good. She may be able to go home today but I haven't talked to anyone over there today to check. We all appreciate all the prayers from everyone. I know she is getting better because of them. Thank you!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Millions of Peaches...

Here are step by step instructions on how to can peaches...

First contain all the children in a safe and orderly manner.

Next figure out how to blanche peaches properly before you start.

Then magically you will end up with finished jars of peaches on your counter.

How easy is that?
OK so it's not that easy but it was so fun!! We had to stop early so I could jet and visit my mom in law. She fainted today and needed a pick me up. I think it helped her to see her grandbabies. She hadn't seen them for a couple of weeks and missed them. She is doing better. They found some internal bleeding in her leg and drained it. I hope that will help. We want her well so she can go home and rest. It's so hard to be in the hospital. We appreciate all your prayers for her and I know she appreciates them too! Thanks.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

It's that time again!

It's almost Haloween!! You know what that means...Time to Move!!
So I put an add on craigslist last night to rent/sell our house and I've already had someone look at it today. Is that crazy or what?? Boy #2 stayed home again today but hasn't thrown up at all. Yippee!! He is going to school tomarrow. I have had some questions regarding this pregnancy so here's the scoop. I am due Feb. 3rd and I already don't fit in anything. I accidentally gave all my maternity clothes to Goodwill. That included all my sister's clothes as well because we all pool them togeather. So, if you have any donations you can contact me and I will tell you where to drop them off ;) Just kidding!!Since I never go into labor I am expecting to be induced at the end of January but since we are moving I may not get such an understanding obgyn. I better look far and wide for someone good. I hear they have pretty good doctors where we are going. If you want to know where that is ask my sister.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Crazy Life!!

So to catch you all up on what is new I just start where I left off. Our cute puppy Freckles was hit by a car so now we have Spot who as you could probably guess is a boy! Cleo and I are outnumbered still. We have a baby on the way and we don't know if it's a boy or girl until the 17th. We are moving again this time for real, and my mother in-law is in the hospital with a blood clot in her lung. Please pray for her.

The picture above was the day of the flood. There was a crazy rain storm that flooded our property. The kids had a ball in the mud but boy #3 lost his shoe in a sink hole. We never found it.That was so much Fun!!Next was the local carnival. The boys went on a crazy ride. Boy #2 got a little scared and screamed for them to stop the ride. They did.
Next was the big family campout. We loved all the snakes. The rest was pretty fun too.
Yeah more camping!!!We got to go on an awesome Steam train ride. Then we visited the dredge that you saw in an earlier blog.This was inside.
That was one crazy catch-up. I will try harder to blog more often. I know I need the outlet. I hope you are all well and happy. Try to keep up on your blogs. It's easier than trying to catch up.

Friday, May 30, 2008

I forgot I got tagged.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was 17 and starting summer break. Wow I'm young!
2. What was on my to-do list for today?
Wait for air conditioning repair man, Have V.T. over, Clean for V.T. Take care of the puppies, and care for feverish baby.
3. What would I do if I suddenly became a billionaire?
Go to Africa and help!!
4. 3 Bad habits.
I bite my nails. Sing really loud when I clean. I say stinkin Junk and Yo!
5. Places I have lived.
California, Idaho, Utah
6. Places I have worked.
Home, Dina's Deli, Taco Bell, Limited Too, C.P.I., Picture galleries.
7. 3 Things people don't know about me.
I have to change the furniture around in my house about every 3 months or I start to loose it. I have down days just like the rest of you I just don't go anywhere on those days. I want to be an LDS music writer/ singer.

OK I hope I did that right. I've never been tagged before. I know, I'm not that exciting. I guess I'm supposed to tag other people but everyone I know on these has already been tagged. I tag anyone who reads this who hasn't done this one yet. Come on take a chance. It could be fun!

Finally some estrogen!

Aren't they so stinkin' cute? These are my girls since I don't have any human ones. They are our new puppies Cleo (the black one) and Freckles. #2 boy Loves the girls. He kept saying this is the best day of my life!! You gotta admit they are pretty cute.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Where did I go?

So sorry it's been so long but as you can see I've been busy. All the boys that I've given birth to were born in the spring. We get five birthdays in a row if you count mine. I couldn't find a good picture of that.
Then we went camping at bruneau sand dunes. So much fun!!!! Number 1 man and I went on a romantic getaway to a dredge! HEE HEE! Actually we went to The Geiser Grand Hotel. It was gorgeous.
Last but certainly not least I went to Women's conference. I have to put all these pictures on here because they rock!Don't you just love Mary Ellen Edmunds? She is so cute!Hello, can you say sunshine? Birthday time!! Spiritually Sassy!! A mother with her daughters. Isn't that sweet? Well at least it's funny!