Monday, December 6, 2010


He he eh.
So I can't post all the details. But an opportunity for us has come up to move to Nampa, Idaho. We will be able to live there pretty much rent free for a while.. And we get to live in a Huge house (well at least for us apartment livers). Pretty much we're going to be babysitting a house for a while (unknown how long). We've been wanting to move to Idaho for at least three years now. I don't know why, it's just the place that we felt we should move. It never quite worked it's self out. We will be live in the house for as long as possible. And then next January (2012)buy our own home. Bryan will be able to transfer from his job to there. It just all is seeming to work out so smoothly.

It's just the change and opportunity we need. There are some very special people that are helping make it all possible. But I can't name them. But I'm way grateful.

Just another Manic Monday.....

Today started out like every other day.. The girls were playing so nicely in their room. But then the dread words were uttered, "Abby had a blow out!" I got her. It didn't seem to be THAT bad. So I told the girls "Bathtime!" I wiped down Abby and got all the poop, that was going all down her legs, wiped off. Then they got in the bath. I let them bath. Then they got out and decided they were going to go and play in their room. I remembered pretty fast that I hadn't actually done a check to make sure that she didn't get any in her room. I looked down at the floor, there was a small drop of yuck. And I followed that.. There was another and another. Until I reached the pot of gold. Yep. Fun way to start a Monday.

Well.. In other news. We're moving. To another state. At the end of January. We're excited and it's an exactly what we need. The end.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Do you ever just get caught up in the "I have to's." You know, I have to get the house clean, I have to make sure everything is perfect, I have to make sure my children learn how to be have and sleep through the night... and blah blah blah...

Lately I've been on the other side. I suspect that Emily turning five had something to do with it.. They just grow up so fast. Lately I've really been enjoying snuggle time. And what's even better is one-on-one snuggle/tickle/talk/laugh time.

I guess I was just reminded of how precious they are. Yes, it's hard being a mom. But man, there are some sweet rewards. Sometimes it comes with little kiss on the check or a "mommy, I REALLY like you" or a "mommy, i think it's time for a special date, just you and me!" Or being the only one that can make the babies feel better.

I love my girls so much. I'm planning on having more precious moments with my kidos.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

26 reason's on his 26

26 Reason's why I love Bryan:

1. He's funny... Seriously Hilarious.

2. He's my eye candy. :-D

3. He's extremely talented.. Musically, academically, and creatively.

4. He stays calm in stressful situations.

5. He does so much for our family. School and work full time, then has time to play and help me with the kids.

6. He's a clean freak.. He's always picking the house up when he gets home.

7. He's fun to watch movies with..... he can actually remember who is in what movies and so forth.. Something that I can't do.

8. He knows so many random facts about everything, everyone.

9. He recently started working out again (like 6 months ago or so.. ) and YUM! He's got a nice body!

10. He's fun to take to social gatherings. He says he's shy.. But he's not. He makes any gathering so much more interesting to me..

11. He helped me make three beautiful little girls!

12. He always has a comeback.. I suck at this. But he can smoothly pull off any comeback. I envy it!

13. He's all about family. Family is his priority.

14. He has a lot of dreams. And he's talented enough to make them come true.

15. He has a tickle button on the back of his neck.. which is so fun to push. (it's a birth mark.. and so fun)

16. He's fun to kiss!

17. His weirdness makes me feel normal :-D .. he he eh.

18. He's way easy going...

19. He has a lot of passion in life.

20. He's a perfectionist.. Sometimes a bad thing.. But I love it most the time!

21. He's very giving. If we had a million dollars.. we wouldn't be rich. He'd buy everyone he loves exactly what they want, and we'd probably go in debt.

22. He constantly changing his look. Shaved one day. Not the next. Longer hair/shorter hair... And yet, he just looks amazingly hot either way.

23. He brings out the silly in me. Seriously. I laugh more with him then anyone else...

24. He's fun to take on adventures.

25. He's still my boyfriend and still gives me butterflies.

26. I don't think there is anyone else like him in the world. And I love it! He's all mine!!

Happy Birthday Baby-cakes!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Simple Little Things

Sometimes life is hard. This post is NOT about that.

This post is about something much better.

I'm sitting watching my little girls outside together measuring things with a sewing measuring tape, while Abigail chews on a small paint brush she has found (never been used). I hear things like "25 pounds" "30 Feet" or "12 high" or just plain using the measuring tape as a jump rope. ..0And my heart is happy.

I've been trying to step back and just enjoy the simple little things. And I have three of the cutest simple little things :-D. Man, I love those girls.

Being a mom is the HARDEST thing I'll probably ever have to do. Sometimes I fail. But sometimes I succeed. The other night we were looking at a picture of someone saying prayer, and I said "Look he's folding his arm for prayer"... and I look over and Abigail was folding her arms. Or every time we go to eat, Hannah makes sure we say prayer over it. Or every morning, Emily comes into our room and needs to snuggle with me. I must be doing something right if she wants to snuggle with me! Or we've been homeschooling, and after thinking I wasn't teaching Hannah the way she needed to be taught, she came up to me and said "out... Out. Out starts with O."
So things are hard. But every now and then... I remember it truly is worth it.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My once a month post...

So, today Bryan was outside doing his bench pressing... And the girls just sat and watched. They just wanted to watch him. They admire their daddy so much. It really makes me happy. He's a good guy to admire. No, he's not perfect... But he's pretty darn amazing. It's so cute to see how the admire their daddy. Hannah was going "good job Daddy, you're good at that." and "Wow"... He has a built in cheerleading team. I just am so happy right now. Those are those special moments.. The ones that remind you why you put up with whinning and crying.. For a few minutes, a few moments of bliss.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Visiting the Fire Station...

Hey! Question: Does anyone know anything about visiting a fire station. I'd love to take the girls next week for part of our "safety week" (homeschooling theme of the week) Anyone have any idea on how much in advance you have to reserve it? or how much it cost and such?

And.. does anyone want to join us if it all works out?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Maybe I Ought to.....

Maybe I'd ought to post or something...

I have been busy busy busy and not posting.. Sorry...

And no.. it's not because I'm pregnant again.. I am CERTAINLY NOT PREGNANT. I've just been slacking.

So, I'm probably not going to do a catch up, or else I'll just not post. But we did Itty Bitty Cheer again, Emily is done with preschool for the year, Bryan is still working as hard as ever.. Oh and Abigail is crawling and now is also starting to stand on her own. She has two teeth.. and she's ALREADY 10 months old. How did that happen? Though, she is still wearing 3-6 month clothing..

So the update would be.. Life is still being lived here, but there isn't to much excitement going on.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Should have gotten a picture.

After making myself a glass of chocolate milk.... i decided to take a quick nap. I kind of dozed off and on. Though it was interupted by Abigail waking up.. So I ran upstairs to get her.. and decided it was bubble blowing time! So i called Emily and Hannah upstairs....... Emily came up covered in chocolate syrup... A little mad, I asked her if she got into the syrup.. She replied "i just had three cups of it." That is right. She drank three cups of chocolate syrup. She didn't drink all of it because her clothing was covered, the counter was covered, and the glass was covered.. But still.. she still had to have at least gotten 2 1/2 cups of syrup in her (small children glasses luckily).... Can you IMAGINE drinking that much chocolate straight?
Yeah. We'll be lucky if she isn't throwing up and feeling completely icky for the rest of the day. But now I can laugh................................. oh kids. I love you!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm old.

So I think i'm officially old. I turned 26 on Tuesday... Yep.. old.

So much has changed since I turned 25.. some of the highlights of what has changed:

-i'm now a mother to 3 kids
-Bryan is going fulltime in school
-emily is in preschool
-i'm busier in my life then ever before.. with Policy Council (like pta for the preschools), variety of different sports/activities the girls are in, preschool, my church calling, and Abigial. annd soo much more
-My hair isn't the same color as it was last year.
-we have a different vehicle.
-and most important.. i'm truly getting wiser. Becoming a better mom/homemaker.. learning what things are really important in life.
-and recently i've been learning that life really needs to have fun in it.. it doesn't make all the hardwork worth it if there isn't any fun!

************* one year old and wiser too.. happy birthday to me!*********

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

After three days (sunday monday and tuesday) with Bryan home

Mommy: "isn't it fun that we've had Daddy home?"
Emily: "yes, we should keep him."

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My gorgeous girls!

At the Park!

Does anyone know how to add more pictures faster?? I would love to add pictures.. but it takes so much time... any advice?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Remember when...

I use to blog... Yeah. 've kind of sucked since.. like october.

Moving on.

So, we got to take Abigail to the doctor's..... She keeps coughing so hard that she throws up... like majorly throws up. I hope that it's nothing.. To be honest.. I actually hope it is something.. and something they can easily fix. I'm not very good at the "you're just going to have to live with it" diagnosis.
It's not fun. She's not really sick.. She has a tiny bit of a cold... And doesn't cough to often.. but the she starts having a coughing fit and coughs so much she throws up.. Not fun.. And yes, I know it's not just spitting up... this is my third child. I am very much aware of the difference. (sorry.. don't mean to sound grumpy...)

update:She has an ear infection (sorry i started this post a few days ago)

Other then that.. We're doing great! The girls started Itsy Bitsy Cheer last friday. They get to learn a new dance and perform it for a WWU basketball halftime. I think that's pretty cool.

Monday, January 18, 2010

What I've been up to...

I think I'm finally out of survival mode. Which makes me happy! It took me a long time after Hannah was born to get out of... Yes, probably because I had just had my first baby six months before I got pregnant with my second one. And so I had never had time to get out of survival mode with Emily.. I guess the time just added to each other or something. But Abigail is almost 6 months old.. And I'm really feeling like things are looking up. We still don't get to much sleep. BUT! Our house is really getting back in order. Not like it was before we had Abigail.. BUT WAYYYY BETTER! I'm so excited. We have three major more projects to do. And then I think our house will be a lot more efficent.
I read this quote online that goes something like this, "when decluddering, ask yourself: is this item worth the time." I've been getting rid of tons of stuff that is just taking up my time and space to clean. We've given like 4 bags to Goodwill of stuff, we've given away to people we know a bunch of stuff, and we have thrown away like 3 bags full of stuff! I'm loving this! I seriously a becoming a "throw away/give away/get out of my house"-aholic. Each bag gives me another breath of relief.. One bag lesss of stuff to clean and waste my time and space on! The girls are learning

We've gotten the back and front room downstairs taken care of, pretty much. We just finished the girls room (i actually got pictures). We have our room, the kitchen (which i don't think will take much), and our storage closet left!

I've got so much more planned instead of having to clean, and get no where. I am almost ready to start my card system. I'm excited! (i should really be doing dishes instead of blogging.. but that's okay.)

Here's the pictures!.. sorry kids are being needy.. check out the pictures on facebook if you really want to see them!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I love Bryan.

I've just been thinking this lately.. Good, eh?

But seriously. I'm really lucky to have him to myself (well.... along with the other three girls in his life ;-) ).

I have this problem with comparing... and for a little while I was comparing the small faults Bryan has against people who don't have those faults... And then one day.... I was just thinking about him.. and I starting thinking about what he does for our family....

He gets up in the morning, rushes to school... and on the days he goes to school after Emily, he helps get the girls ready.. Then he goes from school to work (on lucky days we get him for an hour between school and work) Then after working he gets home (usually after 9 pm) and helps me take care of Abigail inbetween doing his homework and picking up the rest of the house (he has OCD, i swear, and can't do his homework in a messy house.. so if it is messy he has to clean it first). Then he gets to bed around 12 or 1, sometimes later depending on his homework load. Every night he gets the baby for me to nurse because of my alien baby problem... and he helps me put her back to sleep... and then he gets up and does the same thing the next morning.

He is an amazing father. Yes, he has his faults... though they are small in comparision of mine.
He's an amazing husband. He's put up with me through THREE pregnancys.. loves me through my emotional craziness. And still cracks me up.... at least once a day.

I can't wait until this stupid school thing is over, and he only haves to be gone for 40 hours a week (at least for most weeks). And we get to spend more time together, and more time together as a family.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Catch Up?

Nope. I think it's why I haven't been blogging.. I just don't have time (or want to waste it) sitting here catching up. I know i should. I keep this as a journal and Lynda prints it out for me for Christmas and all... But..... It takes way to long to upload and write about all the pictures... Many I'll just post a whole bunch of pictures without writting anything about it.. Then you can just use your imagination and figure out what the pictures are about... Sounds good? K!