Wednesday, October 24, 2007

For Marie... because she tagged me...

Okay, my friend Marie posted a comment on my blog and basically forced me to do this... okay I guess forced would be the wrong way to say it. She does live half way around the world so it would be easy to blow her off. BUT I figured what else do I have to do with the next 15 minutes of my life so I can do this. So I'm supposed to share 6 secrets about myself that most people don't know about me. I will say that I don't think Marie's were all that surprising!
so here it goes:
1) In order to get my 1 1/2 year old to let me do her hair in piggie tails in the mornings I will let her play in the sink and squirt as much soap as she wants to make BUBBLES. It's very wasteful I know, but it lets me get her hair done and she always looks cute.
2) I never have a clean scrapbook room. Okay this isn't a secret, most people know this, but you would think I could get it together with my own room and a door to close and get it organized. I'm working on it.
3) I wear makeup regardless of whether I'm actually going to see anyone else I may know, or not see anyone at all. I know it's weird, but I prefer to at least look decent for myself.
4) I exercise at least every morning at 6a.m. doing different exercise dvds that I've purchased (except yesterday when Josh says, it's 6:36a.m. honey and knew I wouldn't have time and didn't realize that he didn't set the alarm the night before).
5) I watch the Young and The Restless...yes I know there are better things I could watch... and I tivo it so I usually watch it when my kids are asleep but I've been watching it for years..yep it's my little dirty secret.
6) I sometimes play the what-if game with myself when Josh is gone. What would I do if something happend to him is the one that goes through my head. You know the would I stay in VA, go home to IN, get a job, etc.
I try not to do this one often, but when he's gone sometimes my mind kind-of goes that way.
Okay now that I've revealed some stuff about myself I have to say I will tag
Jenn (cause I know you're going to anyway!)
Jenna (cause you haven't posted in awhile)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

my own private clean sweep...

A few weeks ago my friend Barbara found out she is having her 3rd girl. The age difference between her 2nd and 3rd will be 5 years. She mentioned she had gotten rid of most of her baby girl things awhile ago, so I told her I'd give her some baby girl clothes since I know I'm having a boy! Anyway, I carried up 6 large plastic storage totes from the basement. I gave her three large trash bags full of clothes sorted out from 0-9months. Then I have a storage tote full of clothes that are wrong season that I'll give to my brother-in-law and his wife that just found out they are having a girl. Then I filled two trash bags and a large diaper box full of clothes that I don't even know why I ever kept them! Then on Monday I finally brought up the kids toys we'd put in boxes when we put in storage when we thought we were going to try and sell the house. I never brought it all up, but I decided once and for all to go through it while Maddie and Jonas were at school and Eliza napped and bag it up and put it in the car. So 4 large storage totes, and 2 medium size boxes later I managed to get 3 trash bags of toys and stuffed animals out of my house, and find a place in the attic for all the kids toys. It was a nice clean sweep for me. It felt so good to take all that stuff to goodwill! It was also like Christmas for the kids to see toys they hadn't seen in 6 months! They have seriously played with their toys more in 2 days than they have in weeks! I think I need to box things up like that more often!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Happy 8th Anniversary to us tomorrow Oct. 15th!

So it's our 8th Anniversary tomorrow, and unfortunately Josh is out of town for work this week. I absolutely love this song right now, and it makes me think about how I felt about relationships at that time we met, and then falling in love with Josh. So much has happend in our 8 years of marriage it was hard to pick photos to put on a slide show, really how do you pick and choose? It has truly been a great 8 years of marriage. I got the best Man in the world, who is my best friend, is a great husband, and father. I love you Josh! I look forward to getting a real date with you this weekend!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

So sweet.....

Lately when a prayer is said, be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, family prayer when one of the kids says the prayer (Jonas or Maddie that is) they've been praying for baby Wyatt (which is what he plan to name him) in mommy's tummy. So tonight for our bedtime prayer Maddie says: "Please help Mommy's tummy to get bigger." And my thought was, okay Heavenly Father, just the baby to get bigger and not the rest of Mommy okay!? I'm sure he understood what she meant. =)

Sunday, October 07, 2007

It's a boy

Just an update for those I may have missed telling this to, we found out on Tuesday that we are having a BOY! We're very excited, and of course Jonas was/still is excited. I went to his school to have lunch with him after I found out. He had a happy look on his face, but seemed like he knew all along that he was right that he was going to finally get his little brother. He hugged me 3 times during lunch, it was so cute. He also has told anyone that he sees that he is going to have a little brother, he's very excited.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Weekenend whirlwind.....and catching up...

This weekend seemed to just soar by! Friday night the kids and I went on our annual ward campout at the Kiptopeke State park up on the eastern shore. It's such a nice park. Josh didn't get home in time to go, so it was just the kids and I. Thankfully there were some nice husbands in the ward to help me set up my tent, and Jenn and her kids shared the tent with us. It was fun. We enjoyed a nice evening eating and talking, roasting marshmallows for smores and throwing them at each other.
Saturday we went down to the beach that was near the camp area for a little while there were some kids in the water, but I thought it was a little too chilly to get in, although Jonas and Maddie both got wet. Then we headed home and spent a nice afternoon at home. Camping with 3 kids and being pregnant definately wore me out, by the evening I was very tired. I will post pictures later.
For now I'm enjoying some quiet time while Eliza takes a nap, and the older two are at preschool. I'm still trying to get caught up on housework that wasn't done while I was sick last week. My bathrooms are cleaned, but I still have tons of laundry to fold and put away, and more to wash. It's a never ending cycle. Tomorrow at 10a.m. I have my ultrasound appointment to find out the sex of the baby. I'm planning to go to Jonas' school to have lunch with him and tell him. It should be fun. I will post about that too.

Our crazy adventures... with 4 great kids...