Monday, November 30, 2009
Here are a few fun things I enjoyed and wanted to share.
If you saw or read New Moon, you've got to read this. It made me laugh.
I started tivoing Glee. I loved this.
I sent this to some people. I just watched it again and it made me laugh, so here's to my recently discovered love of cats.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I just took these pictures.
That's right. 4:30 on Thanksgiving Eve and these four are asleep. They all had busy days at school and then had friends over. Then, they all had a case of the oneries. So, I told them that they could all take a rest, with eyes closed, in the family room or they could go to bed early. They chose rest time, and within minutes they were out. Mike got home to this sight and wondered what I had given them.
In other news, my precious notebook in which I keep all of my important lists, including the Christmas list, is missing. My goal was to have all of my shopping done before Thanksgiving. I think I am done, but without my notebook I am not sure. I so love being done shopping before all the craziness ensues. I like to just kick it at home--do some projects, make yummy treats, and be warm at home with the family during December.
In other, other news, I like werewolves. In fact, I believe if I were, say, a teenaged girl I would have posters of a certain werewolf hanging all over my room. I'm not a teenager, so that would be very inappropriate. It was just so, so good.
In conclusion, I love Thanksgiving. It is nice being reminded of just how blessed I really am. I have wonderful, supportive parents and siblings--Mike's family included. Healthy, happy kids. A supportive, hard-working husband. Health. Freedom. The Gospel. The things we need. Great friends. Opportunity.
Even though my life is not perfect, I sometimes think I am the luckiest girl in the world.
Now, let the feasting begin!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
While the kids were off track, Mike hooked up our old camcorder to the DVD burner and each night we watched memories while burning a DVD. Ohh, my babies. My tiny brand new babies.
We have seen Andrew, Beverly and, just yesterday, Christian. Poor Jessi keeps asking when she will make her appearance.
I can't tear my eyes away from watching these videos. I have also had some revelations while watching. I will share a few.
I realized that I do, in fact, have a Utah accent.
I talk baby talk to babies and toddlers and animals of any age.
I have always loved animals. When we were trying to get Andrew, and it was taking a long time, I got a bunny at the state fair. At various times over the years we have also had a hamster, several frogs, a box turtle and Freddy the Lab.
Wow, that pregnancy weight is a "witch."
How did I survive? Andrew was four, Bev was not quite three when we had Christian. I remember one day calling Mike and telling him that he needed to come home from work because I wasn't coping (I won't get descriptive, but I was having "nursing difficulties" while parenting two needy toddlers.) Loved those days and glad they are over.
I used to make cute birthday cakes--cakes that took hours to frost. After Christian was born they were all purchased at Costco. The last couple of years I have made them, but they are not what they once were.
I loved my babies and kids sleeping in my bed. Mike tolerated it because I just loved it.
Andrew talked non-stop.
Beverly has always seemed like an old soul.
Christian didn't want to talk at all--he didn't really have too with all of us predicting his needs and understanding his grunts.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
A few days before Halloween Mike took the girls to the Jazz game.
Harry Potter and Hermine.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
My sweet grandma cared for him at home. My mom and other family members have also helped take care of him.
I took this picture of my grandparents in May. I love it. This was taken on their porch. They were sitting there watching all of the grandkids and greatgrandkids play kickball. They have the best yard for playing games.
The funeral was beautiful and it was so nice to hear things I didn't know about him. I was able to trim his hair before the viewing--it was nice to be able to do one last thing for him.
I am so glad that we were able to see him often. I am so grateful that my kids knew him. He left a legacy of hard work and dedication to family. I am also grateful that I can teach my kids where Grandpa is now, that he is happy, and that we can see him again.