Sunday, December 28, 2008

We've moved!!!

We are finally in our new house. We had to hire two men and a truck to get our stuff here because we couldn't find a truck to rent due to the snow. We still have a ton of stuff to put away and organize, and no Internet or tv (I'm blogging on my phone) but we are so happy! The kids are already enjoying themselves too. If you are in the area stop by and say hi!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Are you serious?!

It is snowing again/more.......are you kidding me?! We finally closed and got the keys to the new house yesterday and it keeps snowing. When will we ever get to move in? This is going to be an interesting move to say the least. But it is Christmas Eve and I am lookng forward to Christmas with the kids and our families so I will try not to have a stinky attitude. :o)
Merry Christmas everyone!! Hope you have been good so Santa will visit your house!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I have a secret

I have been going to the gym Monday through Friday for 4 weeks now, and guess what? I love it!!! Perhaps it is because I love structure and routine. So once I decided that I would go immediately after taking the kids to the bus stop, that is what I have done. I live by the clock. I don't like to be late and get anxious if things aren't done at their usual time. So fitting the gym into a schedule works perfectly for me. I enjoy having a little time to myself, albeit only an hour to an hour and a half, but it is MY time. Sometimes dropping off Max is hard if he cried, but here he is when I tried to sneak a pic of him. He is just fine so I don't let that deter me at all.

And I am seeing results to boot. Small results, but results nonethless. No one else can probably even tell, but I see myself in the mirror before I shower and I am seeing the fruits of my labor which makes it even easier to keep going. So don't tell anyone my secret because the gym should be NO fun, but I look forward to it each day. A little time for me. I hope this doesn't count as selfishness.

the new crib

It is all painted and the driveway has been put in.

That's ours straight ahead.
(Unfortunately houses will be built in that open space, but for now no one in front of us.)

Pretty fall leaves in the neighborhood.

So the house it steadily moving along. Most of the outside stuff is done and they are working on the inside now. We will be moving into it, most likely around the first of the year, possibly sooner. Nothing like moving during the holidays to add some stress to the season. :o) But I am very excited!! Even though the house is the updated version of our last house, it is different enough in layout as well as vastly different in colors of cabinets, floors and counters that I am giddy to see it all complete. And living with my parents is just fine, it will be nice for the kids to have their own space again. Especially at bedtime. Colin and Ally feed off of each others rowdiness and their room is right next to Max's. Keep looking for more photo updates as I am able to get them!

This excites me

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Hilarity

Today has been a trying day. Granted, I had some good things happen (see previous post), but also had an early morning child meltdown and an afternoon that involved Max dropping my most expensive and favorite perfume bottle on the granite tile floor in the bathroom shattering it to pieces. But despite it all, I decided it would be fun to take the kids to a pumpkin patch I saw not too far from our house. Having not been to one since any of my kids had been born I thought it would be a great place to take some pics. So my niece and nephew wanted to come along and I invited my friend Melain and her kid to come along. Before we could even get going I realized the camera I had in my car (the one that takes the better pics) battery was dead, so we had to go back to the house to get the more compact camera. Ok so now we are on our way. We follow the signs down the road, hang a left, keep following those pumpkins, I see the sign, YAY, it says.....closed. But it did say Monday through Friday open from 4-9 so I think maybe they just forgot to turn the closed sign, because the gate is open. So I proceed to drive through the gate where I see a man and ask if it is open. He tells me they are pretty much sold out but if we find anything to go ahead and take it, just give this other guy there some money for cigarettes, ha ha. It isn't looking promising, literally, we can see the field. But we had driven out so we all unpile out of the cars and this is what we find.

I didn't get any good shots of all the rotted ones, but you get the idea. Picturesque, huh?
At least Cheyenne and Lex found something not dead yet.

In the end, we came back with some objects that resemble pumpkins (and that weren't rotten and moldy), and the kids had a good time, so I guess it wasn't a complete waste of time after all.


Well, yes, Max did turn 18 months on Sunday and that IS a milestone, but today when I dropped him off at the gym daycare for me to workout, he didn't cry! First time!! he happily went off and played, I was SO happy! They did have to page me to come change a stinky he did (he must feel comfortable enough to do his business there now, another milestone I suppose) and when I took him back he cried. But that was because it was not routine. He is used to me picking him up and going home after that, not going BACK. So I still count this as a HUGE success!! I was planning on taking a pic of him playing on my phone when I picked him up, but he saw me too quick and ran at me, so maybe next time. Stay tuned.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween Sneak Peek

Tonight was our wards Harvest (Halloween) Party, so I got the kids in their costumes (along with my niece and nephew) and headed for the festivities. Spencer was at the Husky game so I was flying solo, YIKES! Ally was a Ladybug, Colin was a Pirate and Max's cute costume is DJ Lance Rock from Yo Gabba Gabba. He was SO active and out of control, I am WIPED! But doesn't he look SO cute!!! His boom box doubles as his trick or treat bag. No Yo Gabba friends in there.


I joined the local gym, met with a trainer and have officially started a new workout program. (Sorry aerobics buddies, I miss you all, but have to do SOMETHING!) I now hurt in places I didn't know I even had muscles. Wish me luck!! So far, the hardest part is dropping Max off at the daycare. He grabs onto my legs for dear life and cries, but when I pick him up he is smiling and playing so I think he will live. :o) Supermodel body, here I come......Ok, I'll settle for at least trying to lose the weight from having the kids.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bite Size Fun

I got this brilliant idea from my friend Stacy's AWESOME blog (so addicted to all the ideas), so the kids and I made these yesterday. We combined her ideas along with the inspiration magazines ideas and made them to be more like Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's apples by dipping the caramel "apples" in either melted white chocolate or peanut butter (or both which was awesome) and then in cinnamon and sugar, rainbow sprinkles, cashews and cocnut. This is best idea! You get to try different toppings and they are easy for little fingers. Next time we will use lollipop sticks so they are stronger when dipping and safer too. Other than that, these were a dream to make. your own!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ok, I'm starting to get excited! Anyone else?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Random Cute Boy Pics

Baby Plumbers!

Puyallup Fair Day

One day we took the kids to the Puyallup Fair. My parents came with us and took the kids home with them since we had Carrie Underwood concert tickets that night. It was both fun and trying as many family outings are. :o)

This baby pig was only 7 days old and had the spongiest little nose, so cute!

Colin and I rode the Wildcat!!! One of the kids behind us was crying the whole time while his friend held him. I just kept telling him it was ok and would be over soon.