Thursday, September 30, 2010

Challenge Day #3

I am pooped. I haven't gotten much sleep this week and trying to move things over to the new house, pack and take care of the kids is wearing me out! Tomorrow is the big move! We will hopefully get all our big stuff moved and most of everything else. As long as we get all the furniture and things that require a U-Haul I will be happy. I hope some guys from church show up to lift all the big stuff because Ryan can't do it alone and I am weak!

Everything is a mess and I gotta get off the computer to keep packing and preparing everything.

Challenge Day #3:The five songs you would have with you on a desert island and why. (This is going to be short and sweet.)

I would one song from each genre so that way I wouldn't get sick of listening to one type of music. I am not too picky and rarely will I have a favorite song. I like lots of different types of music but I can never remember who sings the songs.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Maiden names, Update, and Challenge Day #2!

I think this is very strange. Someone asks me a question and if my answer is someone else's first and last name and I am friends with them on facebook (and they are a women), I always think their maiden name in my head and have to remind myself that I don't need to say it. Now the question, What is your maiden name shouldn't be used as a security question on websites because everybody knows your maiden name! I find it very odd. I never used to remember or know anybodies maiden name unless we were BFF's or unless I knew them before they were married, but now I know everybody's maiden name...even those I don't know very well. It is so weird to me. It's been bothering me since Sunday. So if you are curious to see if I think of your maiden name when I see you, just ask me (only if it is posted on FB though)!

In other news I am so stressed with moving. I want to go to sleep and wake up with it being Saturday. We are moving on Friday and I still have lots of packing to do. I am not good at asking or accepting help. So you if you want to help me just show up and take my kids or start packing boxes and I will love you forever! I just always feel like I am burdening someone else even though they want to serve and help  me.

I have had a heavy heart these past few days another friend of mine lost her sweet baby boy. I feel so bad for her. I wish no one had to experience the loss of a baby. So please pray for her and her family. After hearing about it last night I was crying and sweet little Kade came up to me and asked me what was wrong. He gave me a hug and sat down by me. He happens to be friends with her son. I told him that his friends little baby brother died and is up in heaven with Kooper and Jesus.  With this little sympathetic sad voice Kade said, "Awe Man!" He had the saddest look on his face. He knows all too well how his friend  might feel. Sad that he can't be with his little brother right now. We are so lucky to know that we will be with our families again.

Leading to Challenge Day 2: Something that inspire you?

For me it's not something but someone.  Kooper inspires me. He is perfect. He is the reason I do what I do sometimes. When I don't feel like going to church, I think of him. What would he want me to do? When I am in a bad mood and start to yell at my kids for dumb things, I think of him and wish that he were here and sometimes think to myself,  I would stop yelling forever if it would bring you back to me.  Whenever I slip and say a bad word, I feel bad because I know that Kooper is looking down on me and seeing my bad example.  He makes me want to be a better mother, wife, daughter and friend.  He was my inspiration when I started running. When I was ready to stop and give up I just kept going for him. Now maybe he will inspire me to start up again!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Guilty Pleasure!

So to help me with some blog ideas I found this challenge posted by a friend on facebook.  I may or may not do it daily, but the days I don't have anything to blog about I am going to fill in with one of these topics.  Today is one of those days. I had some ideas and as the night went on I got some sad news about a friend and now my mind feels lost and sad. 

Here is the challenge:

Day 01 - Guilty pleasure
Day 02 - Something that inspires you
Day 03 - The five songs you would have with you on a desert island and why
Day 04 - What you imagine paradise to be like
Day 05 - A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life
Day 06 - Earliest thing you can remember
Day 07 - Favorite cover of your favorite song
Day 08 - Someone you think would make a good president
Day 09 - Five things you want to see change Day
Day 10 - A dream you had this past week described in detail Day
Day 11 - Favorite picture ever taken of yourself Day
Day 12 - Your favorite musical artist’s life story
Day 13 - A memory that never fails to make you laugh
Day 14 - Best mashup you’ve ever heard
Day 15 - A moment, phrase, or song that has changed your life the most.
Day 16 - Something that you want to do within the next five years.
Day 17 - What you want to remembered for.
Day 18 - A picture that makes you feel
Day 19 - A passage from a book that has touched you
Day 20 - A band that you immediately liked and the song that made you like them
Day 21 - Your favorite medium of art.
Day 22 - Someone you would give your life up for without question.
Day 23 - Most awkward first impression you feel you’ve ever given
Day 24 - Something you did as a child that other people remember you for.
Day 25 - Something you would do if no one stopped you or if you knew you wouldn’t fail.
Day 26 - Your definition of love.
Day 27 - Your definition of the meaning of life.
Day 28 - A moment you remember being completely happy in and a description of why you believe you were. What is your definition of happiness
Day 29 - What you live for.
Day 30 - Ways you believe you have grown over the past thirty days.

I haven't even read them all but here is Day 1!

Guilty Pleasure:

So my guilty pleasure is shopping. It just happens to be the same guilty pleasure as the person I got this challenge idea from. I love to shop. I love to shop even if I don't buy anything! I would ask Ryan when we first got married to go to Target with me all the time just to walk around. I didn't need anything but I just liked to look at things and walk around. I still love to do it, but don't get to do it as often. So it is nice when I get to go alone or with a friend.  I love getting awesome deals (like last week when I got a Christmas present for Kamryn at Kohls that normally cost 17.99 for 87 cents! That is the best feeling ever to get something for practically nothing. Which I don't feel guilty about. The things I do feel guilty about is when I go shopping and buy things I don't really need.  The good thing is that I am not afraid to return things. (Just ask anyone in my family).  So if I feel bad enough about it later I end up returning it! haha

Love to shop, it's the best therapy ever, just not on the wallet!


Monday, September 27, 2010

Babysitter's Club Little Sister (memory monday)

Not only did I love school supplies as a kid (and still as an adult) I also loved and still love book orders. I missed them so much once I got out of Elementary school. And now Kade is in school and I get to enjoy them again!

I remember searching through the couple pages of all of these books searching for favorites or ones that would catch my attention and then go home and beg my mom for them.  I don't remember how often I actually got to order out of them but I always loved it when I got the chance to.
I think I liked it so much because I have always enjoyed reading.  I loved to read The Babysitters Club little sister Karen books. I think I read all 100 and something of them.  My Mom would take us to the library about once a week and I would check out around 3-4 books and would read and read. Sometimes finishing my first book late that night.  I was so intrigued and loved Karen, Hanna and the other friend of hers  (can't remember her name). To be in 2nd grade again and my only worry was what Karen book I would read next! haha Those were the days!

I can definitely wait for Kamryn to get older but I am excited to share these books that I so loved to read with her and I hope she will develop this same love for books as I do! She already loves to look at them so hopefully that's a good sign.

What were your favorite books as a kid?


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Primary Program

My favorite Sacrament meeting that happens once a year is when they have the primary program. Even before Kade was in primary I always enjoyed watching the kids. They always bring a smile to my face and happy tears to my eyes. I love how there is usually one from the younger classes that belts out and yells the song making sure that everyone hears him and that he is the loudest. The kids did a great job this year! I love to here them sing. This year the younger ones had group parts instead of individual parts.  I think the primary is getting so big that there wouldn't have been enough time for them to each have a part. It was still a great program.

Kamryn loved listening to them sing and even later on when I was stuck out in the hall with here during Sunday school she wanted to go to Primary and Nursery. She could hear them all singing and she wanted to join in on the fun. Hopefully she is blessed with a pretty voice (unlike her mother).


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Don't be afraid

Some may not know this, but I love to talk about Kooper. I miss him so much and sometimes I feel like I am the only one that misses him and wants to talk about him because he is on my mind a lot. I know that Ryan misses him too and we talk about him often, but I feel like people think its a taboo subject. Maybe they aren't comfortable or don't want to make me uncomfortable but it makes me happy when someone asks me a question about him or brings him up.  At first it was really hard when he was brought up, mostly because I didn't want to cry and bawl (I have one of those ugly cry faces). I felt like me crying would make the other person think that they made me sad by bringing him up but in the end it made me happy that someone wanted to talk about him.  Sometimes I felt like he was tiptoed around and it made me feel bad. It made me feel like they were pretending it never happened.  I always appreciate those who mention him or acknowledge him. I love to share his story and show off his scrapbook and his pictures.  It makes it feel like he is more apart of the family even though he isnt' here with us now.

So next time you come to my house if you haven't see my scrapbook or you haven't seen his pictures or his video and you want to tell me. Don't be afraid to ask me a question or wonder if it will offend me. I love to talk about my son and I love to share his story. He is my son, he is my baby, and he is apart of my family. Or if you live too far away and can't come to my house you can e-mail or call me.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Splash Pad!

I just have to say that I think Keegan is one of the happiest babies! He is just so content laying on a blanket tlaking to himself and I love it! I don't remember Kamryn liking that so much. We had a fun day today. I wish is twasn't so hot outside though!

Jenna and her friend, which is now my friend Sara came out and we took the girls to the splash pad.  Keegan enjoyed being outside too. Then I had Carambas for the first time ever (it was better than I expected..possibly a new favorite!)


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crib or Pack n' Play?

To buy a crib or not to buy a crib, that is the question!

So I have gone back and forth about whether or not to buy another crib.  My idea is to put Kamryn in the pack n play until she is old enough for a big girl bed (the Dugger's do it for their toddlers) and have Keegan start sleeping in the crib.  Here are my pros and cons

Don't have to buy a crib.

Kamryn will have to get used to the pack n play.
She will end up being in a big girl bed sooner.
She will be able to escape which could make bedtime and nap time a harder routine.
Kamryn being mad/jealous that Keegan has taken her bed. (she already gets mad if I put him in there)

Or I could get another crib and have them both in cribs...

I can put them down at the same time and not worry about Kamryn escaping.
Kamryn won't have to adjust to not sleeping in a crib until she is older.

Have to buy a crib

I know it is clear the whole Pro/Cons list that I should just buy a crib, but I hate to spend the money on another crib to only be used for 1 year or possibly less.

Kade was 2  1/2 when we finally put him in a "big boy bed".

So I have a question for you all!

What age did you switch your kids over and if you could do it over again would you have done what you did? What do you think I should do?


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Growing up...

Keegan is just growing up too fast! It makes me a little sad. The good thing is that he is loving to just lay on a blanket on the ground and look around and coo and smile and giggle too. The bad thing is that it means he is growing and getting bigger and before I know it he isn't going to be my baby anymore. I treasure this time I have with him and I hold him a lot!

A few things I want to remember about the last few days...
Today Kamryn was watching Barney while I was getting ready and Keegan was laying on the floor by her and he was just staring at the TV and even giggled too. So I guess I am going to have another Barney lover!

Then later I was sitting on the couch with Keegan. He was sitting on my lap facing me and he was trying to stand up so I held his hands and assisted a little and up he went and he had the biggest smile on his face like he was so proud of himself. That's all he wanted to do was sit down, stand up, sit down, stand up. I was telling him that he couldn't do that yet, he is still my little baby. I don't want him to grow up. Sleeping 12 hours straight would be nice, but don't grow up on me!

Yesterday Kade was sitting on the couch playing MarioKart and Kamryn sat up next to him, cheering him on. Ryan and I could only help but picture Kooper sitting in between the two of them, and the thought of how much crazier life would be at our house popped into our head! Makes me think of the saying from John and Kate plus 8, "It's a crazy life, but it's our life." Sometimes I wish it were crazier (more so wishing we had Kooper here to make things crazier!). Miss that boy so much.

Love it when this happens!

I just had to take a picture of this...two crying babies.

If you look closely at her right front tooth (your left/the one in the middle) you will see that it's chipped! :(

My tired girl!
And for the past few days Kamryn has been trying to stick her tongue out and she looks silly and it's bothering me so today I scheduled her to see the surgeon that fixed Keegan's tongue. We will see what happens.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I have been hoping for some sort of motivation. I am in a SLUMP! My procrastination list is getting longer and longer.

I need:

Motivation to pack: Moving day is not far out of site. It is coming up although no specific date has been set. But it is still coming and I still have pretty much the entire house to pack. This is my plan since we will be moving so close to our current house. Each day pack up a room. Take all the things I can carry and load into my car and then unload them into the room they will go in. So that way I won't be left with a ton of boxes laying around and when I need something I have to dig and dig and dig through them. I am thinking I will benefit mostly by doing this with the kitchen. Then when we have "official" moving day where we rent a U-Haul there will only be the big stuff left. Anybody tried this??? Is it a good idea or a bad one? I don't know. I will let you know.

Motivation to organize: (I think this one might not happen until I am unpacking). Why organize now when I will reorganize when we move. To expand a little more on that I mostly need to organize for a garage sale. I think as I unpack (since I will have lots more room) I will dedicate a space to everything that will go in our garage sale. Right now I am tripping over packed boxes in my hallway because they have no where else to go. So making a spot for that it IMPOSSIBLE right now.

Motivation to clean: (this one again may not come until after we move). Why clean my toilet now? Yes it disgusts me but I will clean it only to need to clean it in a week or two after we are gone from this house. (Anybody with 5 year old boys knows why my toilet needs to be cleaned!)

Motivation to scrapbook: Let's face it. That last time I did a real (non-digital) scrapbook page was for Kooper, in 2008. Yes, almost 2 years ago. (I lied...I actually did a scrapbook page for Young Womens...but that was because I had to). And most people that know me, know I love to scrapbook. I have a really hard time coming up with the idea or what exactly I want to do, but I do enjoy it. I think I know the TRUE reason why. I think it is because I don't like to clean up the mess (I really just want to have all my stuff out and use it when I want and leave it the way I want without cleaning it all up) and because Kade and Kamryn like to get into it. The last two times I have had scrapbook materials out my adhesive roll thing had been broken by my oh so cute 5 year old (which is oh so not cute!) For example I made this cute chart for the kids (mainly for Kade and for the rest of the kids when they get older). Anyhow I didn't put my scrapbook things right away, and before I know it Kade had broken the adhesive case. Thank you Kade!

Motivation to workout: So this has been HUGE for me. After I had Kamryn I started running and loved it! Well here I am Keegan is coming up on being 4 months old and I have barely gone out for a walk! In the mornings I am so tired and have no motivation to get my rear end out of bed. I desperately need it (especially after having 3 so close). On top of it all I am hungry 24-7 (it may be partially due to nursing) but I think it's mostly just me. It's so stinkin hot outside that I dread thinking about going out in the heat. I have been dreaming about a treadmill or elliptical. The time I crave to work out is after the kids are asleep at night. But with Ryan's schedule that doesn't work out too well. So if you know anyone wanting to get rid of their treadmill or elliptical for cheap let me know.

So tonight I did get a little motivation from watching the Biggest Loser. I haven't really watched that series, but I might start. Maybe I could work out while I watch?!

Also I did go through all of Kade's clothes and packed away all his clothes that don't fit any more. So that is more motivation for packing and organizing...right!?

Last but not least I am going to get off this computer now, and go clean up.

And here is my motivational quote for you (or for me)!

"You don't have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step."
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Monday, September 20, 2010


For my birthday one year I got this cute little cabbage patch doll that was about 10 inches tall and it had a little case with a crib in it and some other "baby" stuff for the doll. I saved that toy and recently got it out for Kamryn to play with. Yesterday she was lugging around the case and one of Kade's backpacks. It was so cute. It looked like she was getting ready to board a plane. She has become quite the multi-tasker carrying around lots of things at one time. (Unfortunately Ryan hid the little doll case because Kade and Kamryn were fighting over it so I couldn't"t get a picture of Kamryn carrying her luggage!)

It reminded me of when I was a little girl. I was probably 7. During the summers my older sister BreeAnn would babysit us while we were out of school. Her and I fought a lot. She was mean too! She could hit really hard so I tried not to make her mad. I was always afraid of what might come of it. If I knew I made her mad I would make a run for it. Eventually when she got boobs, I would just aim for those and hit as hard as I could. There were more than a few times that I would get so mad at her that I would grab some bags out of the playroom and pack up all my clothes in them. Then I would go sit on the snow mobile trailer that sat in our driveway until my Mom got home from work and I would cry to her and tell her that I don't want to live here anymore! Sometimes I would leave a note inside letting my sisters know that I was leaving. I was so sure that I was going to walk to one of my friends houses that had moved across town. I never did. I always just waited and waited until my Mom got home.

I had it so rough being the middle child and all! haha


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Random pictures

I just came across this picture today and thought it was funny!

And this one too. It can be scary when Kade gets a hold of the camera! I find lots of radom pictures and usually a few of himself!

Here is Kamryn with her favorite toy!



Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fun Day!

Fun day today! Kade had his second soccer game and I didn't get any pictures because I had my hands full the entire time! The assistant coach is gone so Ryan was the assistant coach the whole game. So there I sat in 110 degrees with Keegan in my lap.Luckily Kamryn sat in one of those fold out camping chairs for the entire hour and after last week we went out and bout a cool umbrella called a sport brella to keep out the sun! I just kept Kamryn busy with snacks, drink, my phone, and her doll. I was so thankful that she was such a good girl and that Keegan was such a good boy and slept the whole second half!

Then we met up with our friends since they were on our side of town and hung out at their parents house for a little bit and let the kids play and ended the night with dinner at a yummy restaurant, Tagliani's (I think that's how it's spelled.)

Here is a picture of Kamryn and SaraJane having a snack, It looked to me like they were having a little tea party! Can't wait til they are a little older and actually do have little tea parties!

Here we are at the restaurant. It was hard to get everyone in a picture...but we tried! Sneaky Jenna took the pictures so we didn't get one of her in it!


Friday, September 17, 2010

I love babies!

So I got some great ideas from some great ladies, both of them I look up to! So I should be good for a while. I feel rejuvenated with ideas. And on those days when my brain can't think of something to blog about, I will have something to look at for inspiration!

Today was a good day. I had lots of fun today. My friend Sara and I went to lunch at The Cheesecake Factory (our kids were awesome by the way) and then we headed over to Hobby Lobby. I was unsuccessful in finding what I went there for but ended up coming home with a few Halloween things to take to Kooper at the cemetery.

Things were going pretty good until Kade started pouring his milk in the recycle can. Guess who went to bed an hour early?

So it's been nice and quiet tonight. I haven't gotten much done except holding Keegan, but that's ok. I realized tonight how much I love babies and why exactly I do love them so much.

I love that their skin is so soft, even if you didn't put lotion on them that day.
I love how they don't have stinky breath.
I love that their hands are never sticky or dirty (unless you are eating while holding them and they somehow manage to get their hands in your ice cream)
I love how peaceful they look when they sleep (I guess all kids look that way)
I love how they curl their toes and clasp their feet together and bring their hands and arms up to their chest looking swaddled even though they are laying flat on a blanket.
I love how they suck on anything that gets near their face....although I am wearing a nice hickey on my arm from that. And sometimes what might be near their face probably doesn't taste that good.
I love how they look out into the nothingness (I think I just made up that word) and just smile.
I love how innocent they are.
I love that when you need it the most they seem to give you a smile.
I love that they can't talk back to you.
I love that when you talk to them they smile.
I love that they sleep a lot!
I love their tiny miniature bodies.
I love that you can't really get mad at them because they don't know that they did something wrong.
I love when they laugh in their sleep (Keegan recently did this and his laugh sounds just like Kamryn's. Ryan thinks that his screaming cry sounds just like hers too!)
I love when they smack on their binkies.
I love when they get startled from their sleep they throw their hands in the air like they are on a roller coaster. I love the smell of freshly bathed and lotioned babies.
I love their tiny little bottom lips that stick out when they get sad.
I love the coos they make as they try and talk.
I love to just stare at them and take them all in.
I love to just sit and hold them.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Crazy day!

Today has been interesting.

First off after both kids taking a nap at the same time and getting ready for the day I started off by going to Goodwill. I am looking for a large frame to make this:
I was planning on this being my craft to do tomorrow, but it looks like I will be putting this one off another week.

After that I went to Target to walk around and look at their clearance sections. While doing so I found some awesome deals on pillows, the only problem is when I go to Target I have to take my double stroller because my car seat doesn't fit into the cart very well and with Kamryn and Keegan it makes it difficult. So I had my stroller and there were only a few pillows left and they were less than 5 dollars each (they were decorative pillows). So I see an empty cart at the end of the isle and load my pillows in it. Here I am pushing a double stroller with one hand and pulling a cart with the other. I walked through the store for probably 30 more minutes too!

When I got home I had about 15 minutes until I needed to pick up Kade. Keegan fell asleep in his car seat so i put him down by the couch and started to do dishes while I waited. Load the kids in the car to pick Kade up from the bus stop (which is no where near our house) and I smell this awful smell! On top of it all Kade's bus is 10 minutes late. Kade can barely stand to be in the car and I figure it must be Kamryn, she hasn't pooped all day and I heard her farting earlier! We get inside and I go to unbuckle Keegan and I can see it before I even get him unbuckled. HUGE BLOWOUT!

Later on we went to Kade's soccer practice. Kamryn gets so bored and it's right during her dinner time so I tried to entertain her with watermelon and raisins and graham crackers. It didn't last for long. We ended up going on a little walk through the park. They have a splash pad there too, so I let her play in the water. It was 107 degrees and I was sick of hearing her cry so we played! Kade come over after practice and was able to cool down too!

Kade, Kamryn and some random girl.

After dinner and baths I asked Kamryn, "Do you want to go to bed?" She shook her head no. To make sure she understood and wasn't just shaking her head I asked, "Do you want to watch Barney?" She said, "Yessss!"
I really should get cleaning...but I think I'd rather go to bed!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I love you, You love me!

What is up with this purple dinosaur???

Kamryn has always had a love for the TV remote control. Ever since she could grab things and crawl. She would try and find the remote. So now she has figured out which button changes the channel. She scrolls from channel to channel sometimes stopping for a minute if whatever garbage is on catches her eye. After a few minutes of that she starts to get mad until you ask, "Do you want to watch Barney?" and her blue eyes light up and she claps her hands together and gives a big smile showing the 5 teeth she has. She notices when you go to the DRV list and then gets even more excited. I ask her, "Barney?" and she says back, "bah, bah, bah!" And then it starts. Here eyes glued to the TV! She gets up dances, claps her hands, and jumps ups and down (she can't literally jump yet but she bounces). She loves him. She babbles off things (I have no clue what she is saying).I told my friend Jenna when here daughter fell in love with Barney that Kamryn would not be watching Barney, but Barney has been a lifesaver and as much as I don't want to admit it I too as a kid was a fan of Barney (yep, it's been around that long). And not to embarrass my little sister, she was an even bigger fan of Barney, stuffed animal and all!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

This new years resolution is tough!

I am hitting a slump in my blogging progress. This New Years resolution has been hard. I struggle sometimes to find something to blog about. Don't get me wrong a lot of things are on my mind. I can tell my blog is getting boring especially since I struggle sometimes to figure out what I am going to blog about daily! I know it isn't full of excitement of expecting a new baby anymore, I am in a different place in my grief from Kooper's death. I haven't moved on from the tragedy that struck my little family, but I am now in a place where I have come to except it and my emotions aren't so strong one way or the other. Just the fact that I still miss my little boy more than ever. I am having a hard time describing the stage I am in with that. I don't have the emotional meltdowns I used to. I can make it through church without crying (most of the time). The hole in my heart is still there just smaller. I don't think that having more kids after losing one heals or replaces but it fills in part of that gaping hole that once felt like it was the size of at least half of my heart. It still hurts and I still feel the pain. Today is one of those days though that I am not holding it together completely. I feel like laying in bed and crying all night but I can't. I have a responsibility to my family. I already feel like I don't get to give Kamryn and Kade the attention they deserve. Keegan is taking up a lot of that time. I need to really try and focus on spending a little time alone with each kid more often. Keegan is such a Mama's boy that just wants to be held all the time! I love holding him but sometimes I just need to hold one of my other babies!

I have been super stressed about a lot of petty stupid things that don't really matter in the grand scheme of everything like,
I need to pack.
When are we going to move?
What color should I paint the walls?
Should we replace the carpets?
Do we have money to replace the carpets?
What colors will look good in case in the future I have enough money to redo the floors?
How are we going to find time to paint?
How are we going to find time to move?
We need to find an electric dryer.
I wish I had new couches since our loveseat is breaking.
How am I going to find time to do all these things when my life consists of holding Keegan, feeding Keegan, holding Kamryn, playing with Kamryn, changing diapers and finding time to play with Kade and make dinner and clean the house?
I guess not spending so much time on the computer!?

Anyhow sorry my post have been so boring lately. There is so much going through my head I don't have time to really think about much else and my bag of ideas is running dry! So if you have any requests or ideas or anything you want to know or for me to blog about please suggest them, I am in great need! Give me a topic, any topic!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Sisters (memory monday)

I am the middle child. I have two sisters. My older sister BreeAnn is 4 years old than me and my younger sister Ashley is 3 years younger than me. It was fun because I got to play Barbie's and Dolls for a long time. When my older sister got too big to play them my younger sister would play with me.The crappy part was that Bree would pick on me and when I would try and pick on Ashley, Bree would stick up for her and end up holding me down so that Ashley could get back at me.

Well one night when my parents were out on a date and BreeAnn was babysitting. Ashley was probably 5 or so I got out a scary Halloween mask. Ashley was in the tub and I snuck into the bathroom and ripped open the shower curtain and scared Ashley. She screamed bloody murder and sure enough BreeAnn helped Ashley get back at me. I don't remember what they did. I am sure it consisted of BreeAnn holding me down and Ashley hitting me.

Another time I woke up early one Saturday morning. I was bored so I grabbed the same mask which was hidden up at the top of the coat closet. I went into Ashley's room and leaned over her peacefully sleeping head and whispered her name in a husky voice. Sure enough she opened her eyes and screamed bloody murder. I think that time I ended up getting in trouble by my parents.

Sorry Ashley for putting you through that! It was fun at the time and now we can look back on it and laugh.

Love my sisters!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

So today I was trying to nap since I have to work tonight. I have a really hard time sleeping during the day and with a head cold on top of it all it makes it really rough. Ryan was watching football and all the kids. All of a sudden all I could hear is yelling. Ryan would probably say, "I wasn't yelling, I was raising my voice." I don't even remember what he was saying. All I knew was he was yelling at the TV (I was laying in bed, rolling my eyes, because I don't understand how men can get so mad about a football game). So he did one more big yell and Keegan screamed at the top of his lungs. I laughed a little in my head. Come to find out a horrible call was made against Ryan's favorite football team, the Detroit Lions. Keegan must have been upset about it too! I know it was bad because later on in the day someone commented on what a horrible call it was. Ryan just wasn't being biased against his team. I just thought it was hilarious how made Keegan got when Ryan started yelling. Thanks Keegan for reminding your Daddy that it's just a game! haha!

I love you Ryan, even though you like to yell (raise your voice) at the tv a lot during football season!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Exciting News!

Today I was thinking....hmmm what should I post about on my blog today?

Kade's first soccer game??? No, I forgot my camera and it was HOT and Kamryn was crying the whole time.

The birthday party I attended with Kade, in which turned out to be a pool party (it didn't specify "pool party" on the invite so I suspected it was more of a backyard slip n slide type party since it said something about bringing your swimsuit.) So I had to sit out in the hot sun all afternoon because Kade doesn't know how to swim and most drownings happen during parties when adults aren't paying attention for a minute and before you know it a kid has drown in the pool. Which got me thinking I need to get him into some "SERIOUS" swimming lessons. The swimming lessons put on by the city are kind of a joke. Kade needs some hard core teacher that is going to make him do things because he is so afraid of the water and the teachers are just high school students and they just say, "oh you don't want to do that, okay you don't have to." He needs to realize that it really isn't that bad to stick your head under the water! So if anyone knows of somewhere good to take him, please do!

Okay so now that I know what I am not posting about, I am so excited to say that now that my sister Ashley is back at blogging and has announced her exciting news that I have been dying to share with all of you!

I am going to be an Auntie (again)! I am so excited for Ashley and Jared! Congrats!

I will never forget that day.

United We Stand, One Nation Under GOD!


Friday, September 10, 2010


If this sweet little face doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will. I love this boy. Whenever I am having a hard day and one of my kids gives me a big smile it makes all the hard times worth it.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

What girl doesn't love clothes?

After I folded these clothes Kamryn climbed onto the couch and ripped them all down. She played in them for about a half hour! She has crazy nap hair!

Yesterday I asked Kamryn, "Where's your cup?" and she just held her hands palms up with the I don't know look. It was so cute!

When she wants to watch TV she brings me the remote or if she wants me to change the channel she brings it to me. She is growing up on me!

Can't leave out a pic of this happy little guy!