Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Whilst I am Fullfilling My Responsibilities

So I'm doing our finances, figuring out a rough draft of sorts as to how much money we have to buy things with. I'm totally engrossed in my work when Daniel comes in to see me. He walks in I turn and look at him, gasp and my mouth falls open. He is COVERED in sour cream. Lol, the best part, he stopped in his tracks looks at me and my expression and pulls the same face! It was so stinken cute! Yay for youtube moments!

Friday, December 11, 2009

A few things today;
It's day one of Shredding for me! A friend of mine has been Shredding and loves it. That's not quite how I would describe the experience... Nah, I do like to workout, I like the way it feels AFTER but not during. Man, about 15 min into it, she says, 'Now, right back to jumping jacks!' And I responded with 'Kill me now.' proceeded by a moan. But, it's a great workout.

Now on to the next thing. I was playing with the kids today and we decided to break out the laptop and do some recording. It was a lot of fun. Here's the first video;

Disclaimer: Kaylyn was sweet enough to get into my lipstick today and smeared it all over her face. That's why she looks like she got into a fight with some lipstick, cause she did. It won.

And this is the picture, we all look so happy.

This is the next video we did, I put it up only because Kaylyn was seriously busting a gut. I thought it was very mean to me, the darn webcam made me look fat...

The last thing, this last Sunday we were able to go to church as a whole family. Ryan is usually working and misses it. But sense he was going to be home only an hour late we stuck around and waited for him. While we were doing that I decided to do Emma's hair. She hates it when I do her hair. But she let me! I think she's beautiful!

She curled her own bangs! She was so nervous that she would burn herself. But she did good!

She decided that it was lacking in cuteness and decided to take another one with a light modification. You can see the curls better in this next one.Yay for families! And good times.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holiday Kitten Needs Home!

This last weekend my mom and sister were headed to town do some shopping, on their way there they saw a kitten on the side of the road. They saw that it was still alive and turned around to get it. They took it to the vet and hoped it would live through the weekend. It did! My sister was able to bring her home on Tuesday night, after they had her spayed. We headed over to see her. She's a gorgeous kitten! She has the pretties blue eyes I've ever seen with a cat and she's so sweet.

While Kristie and I were cuddling her I noticed that it almost seemed like she wasn't seeing but was more smelling and feeling her way around. We toyed around a bit and we think she's is partially blind from the swelling in her head. We also think it's temporary. Kristie has already noticed an improvement in her sight. As you can see from the photos, her right eye is injured. From what I can tell, it will make a full recovery. She's so grateful to have been rescued, she loves being pet, and I noticed that when she's spoken to in a low calm voice she'll start purring before she's even touched.

She is a gorgeous kitten that needs a home. What do you say? Have room for a kitty?

Monday, December 7, 2009

FLY (Finally Loving Yourself)

So those who know me, know that I am a horrible house keeper. I should revise that, I'm a good house keeper, I just don't do any house keeping. My mom helped me see the difference in the last two statements the other day, thanks mom.

It seems I always have something better to do then clean my house or do any dishes, or laundry... There's always the kids, I love playing with my kids, seeing them grow and learn because I'm involved with them makes me so happy.

But, when Ryan comes home and the house looks like we played 'pull-out-every-box-of-graham-crackers-and-smash-them-into-the-carpet' kinda stresses him out. So I've been trying to do better, and it's been working. My mom told me that when I keep a clean house there's this joy you get from it, you feel better because you can actually do things in your house. You're not trying to avoid stepping on toys, over clothes or food. I can focus on my kids more (which is what my excuse for not cleaning was!) I can see the little things they do that crack me up, Daniel, when he falls asleep, he HAS to have the blanket pulled over his head. When the room I'm in is a mess I don't SEE my kids, I see the mess, I worry about the mess. And Kaylyn, when she learns something new, she giggles, we've been doing Preschool together and so we've been learning (and giggling) a lot. I think it's so funny. Emma, wow, I never realized the impact a clean house would have on her, she's such a good helper to me, she doesn't complain (too often) when I ask for help. And she's such good sister when she isn't stressed about the messy place she use to live in. I guess what I'm saying is, when I do what I should, I'm free to let other things in.

I've always had a problem with keeping my house clean, the closer I am to the Lord the easier and more effortless I find it, but it's always seemed so endless for me, so overwhelming. Until I found FLY Lady, it has been what's helped me the most with all of this. Here's a link. I love that it isn't a clean all day, all night sort of thing. There are two, maybe three chores you do a day and that's it. But there are also the routine things you do in the day that help you get the place clean. But those are the things you do everyday, like I said, routine. I'm so happy I found this site, I'm glad I learned I can get things done a little at a time. I don't have to be overwhelmed or overburdened with my house. It's something I enjoy now. So I share this with my friends and family, in hopes that it will help you like it's helped me. :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sound Effects

Today is Thanksgiving!! So, happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

We're so lucky to have our family, our girls are amazing and love to help mom do mom things. When you ask Kaylyn what she wants to be when she grows up she'll say "Just like mom" It's awesome. Emma's always telling me how she wants to get married in the Temple and be a wife. And Daniel, I'm still getting used to him. He's always doing something new and absolutly adorable. Sense he was crawling he was 'vrooming' cars, or anything that he could push. When he squeezes a nose he'll honk. And the other day I found him sitting in our hall reading a noise book. I thought it was funny, he'll copy his favorite sound. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ryan's Selling His Baby

It's official, Ryan's selling his '69 Chevy pickup. It's sad, he had this pickup before he had us. He rebuilt the engine and put in a new tranny. He really had big plans for it. But, as the years have gone by (almost 5) he's realized that he doesn't have the time or the money to work or restore his it and seeing it fall apart a little more every year made him decide it needs a home that can take care of it.
He had his pickup when we were dated, it's an awesome place to makeout in. I'm gonna miss that thing like crazy. I'm sad for him, it's like loosing part of the family.

So if you or anyone you know would like a 69 Chevy pickup let us know.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

First Real Snow of the Season... I Think.

Tonight, Ryan and I went to dinner, without the kids in tow! Not that we don't love our kids and cherish the time we spend with them, but all the same it was wonderful to spend some time with my husband as my husband and not a father. Yesterday was his birthday! Yay Ryan!
On our way to Craigo's it started snowing! It snowed like crazy, it was beautiful. On the way home I was insightful enough to point out to Ryan that when you drive and it's snowing it looks like your in warp drive in outer space. I'm deep, I know.
Things got a little dicey the closer we got to home, I hate driving in snow, although I wasn't the one who was driving. The snow was coming down so hard it was difficult to see. Oh, and while we were eating Emma called me and told me she was scared we would get hurt. So, needles to say, I was a little freaked out, hoping that Emma didn't somehow become psychic and know we were going to end up dying horribly. Which we didn't.
But after we got home Ryan was awesome enough to run out in the cold and get the kids' some snowballs! Which they promptly started eating. Well, Daniel threw his a couple of times first. Smart kid.

Emma and her snowball (sorry about the unmade bed in the background :/ )

Kaylyn showing off her beautiful snowball (I love the face she has, she cracks me up)

Daniel going to town on his snowball

All in all, a wonderful, adventure filled night! We're so lucky to have our kids and we know it. And I'm so lucky to have Ryan as a husband, yeah he drives me crazy sometimes and I do the same to him, but after we're done being stupid we're smart enough to say sorry and move on with our lives and be better people. And if you ask me that's pretty awesome.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Puppy or Baby?

First blog, yay me!

Right now the house is mostly quiet. Emma is at school, hopefully having a good time. Kaylyn is thinking about what she wants for lunch while watching TV and Daniel, sweet, destructive Daniel is napping. I'm re-cooping from being sick, I feel like I can get caught up with the house work, and yes that's why I'm sitting her at my laptop and not cleaning.

Anyways, the title of this blog is really the pressing matter. Recently Ryan asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I got brave and told him I wanted a dog. Previously we had agreed that we wouldn't get a dog until our youngest was four. But, I've been so hungry for something to cuddle and baby talk to that it's killing me. When I told him and flat out told me "No". In just that tone of voice too. I was half kidding when I asked him the first time but then I really started to think about it, and then I REALLY started to want one more. Generally I can keep my wanting a puppy below the surface, barely. I've failed this time, I hang my head in shame.
So, I thought I'd get sneaky, give him an ultimatum and get me a dog. So we're on our way back from the Falls one night this past week, and I get the nerve to tell him that if he doesn't get me a dog, then I want a baby. I seriously thought he'd freak about the baby thing and go rushing to get me a dog. Nope, he's leaning towards a BABY! I'm ok with that, I love babies, I love everything about them. But, they don't stick their butts in the air when they want to play. Now, I need to figure out if I'm ready to have another baby for if I need to tell him I really want a dog, because obviously subtlety hasn't worked. I really want a dog for Christmas, but I may end up getting pregnant instead, I could really smack myself for the ideas I have sometimes.