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Thursday, December 30, 2010

8 random questions

asked by the lady here 

1- What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
ummm get married and buy a house, I mean really think about it.. it takes a lot of faith to do those things and I did them in the same month.

2- If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?
Pay off all our debt, move to Roosevelt or surrounding area, start adopting left and right!

3- Who would you say is your best friend (besides your spouse)?
My mom, and my sisters (this includes Sarah and Kristin)

4- What does a perfect day look like for you?
Anything as long as I am a mom that day, and I don't mean a mom to kids I fall in love with and then they leave to their "real" family I mean a mom to my kids.

5- What are you passionate about?
Adoption, infertility, birth parents, family

6- Did you have any resolutions for 2010? If yes- what were they and have you accoplished any?
I don't think that I have ever made a resolution, I am boring

7- What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
Hopefully being a mom to many children, and loving on my husband, I would love to be livinging in the Basin as well.

8- If you could have a feast of your favorite foods- what would be on the menu?
plain cheese cake, Costco chocolate cake, mac and cheese, mashed tatos and gravey, stuffing, rolls,  yummy chicken without bones in it, clam chowder from Zupas, icecream, and many more carbs

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Updates and lots of pictures

Where to start.....
The life changing comment from the last blog. Life is changing a little but not in the way were afraid of. So that is good, I think.

Christmas was amazing! The cabin was so beautiful and relaxing. We were able to cook lunch and invite my family over for lunch. It was so nice and yummy! I made my first pie EVER in the world, and my second pie too LOL. I made carmel apple pies, i didn't use a recipe and it was SOOOOO Yummy. My dad and two brothers left after the family picture to do chores and do boy things. and the rest of us played games. I think that my new favorite game is called Oodles. We also played Cranium Family addition. Here as some pictures! okay moving them around is driving me insane so they will kinda be random

I get bored on the drive and take pictures

A picture of the Cabin

More of the Cabin

  Hannah..Silly Hannah

Best family picture...A lot of us were breathing from our nose or not breathing at all! Have any guesses why? 

That is all of us.. 

Smiles don't say "I love you"

 Buddah "wait I know the answer, no I don't, yeas I do, wait, yes, no"
RaeLene "times up"

Bored pictures while driving 

Daddy and his hat 

Hannah, Rachel and Keith

 Flying stocking, Keith, Mommy

Sometimes we let her take her helmet off for picutres.

Kristi (the birthday girl), RaeLene

My dad is so cool that he wears two hats!

Our tree this year

My first pie

My second pie

 The current monsters in our lives are getting super big, way to quickly. This placement has been a rough one for us. but it seems to be doing better, at least in our home. Monsters are finally starting to settle and feel secure, which has helped our stress level a lot. 

Recently my sister RaeLene FINALLY  came back from Washington D.C. where she was doing her student teaching. While she was staying at my house for a couple of days with another sister Rachel. We played games, ate at Dickies for the first time ever (WOW AMAZING FOOD!!) and went and saw the lights on temple square. 

I am so lucky and blessed to have the amazing family that I do. Now I just need kids that I get to keep so they can be blessed too

Monday, December 20, 2010

Kids and Christmas

Last night we took the boys to The Festival of Lights in Spanish Fork, Utah. The three year old had a blast! It was so adorable to see him get so excited for the lights and hide for the dinosaurs, because as he told us."they eat you num num num!" He waved at everything and got so excited. I am amazed at seeing things through a child's eyes. Things become so big and fun and fascinating.

We have finally set plans for Christmas So I am starting to get into the spirit a little bit more. We are Headed to stay in a cabin just the two of us. WOOT WOOT! It will be nice to be able to reconnect and spend some us time. We are also staying out by my family so we will get to spend time with them too.

Life may be changing again, I guess we will find out tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas threw up.

Well that is what our front room looks like anyways, like Christmas threw up ALLLLL over. No matter how hard I just can't get into the spirit of Christmas. Maybe it is the lack of snow. I mean really rain in December...Do I live in Utah?? Maybe it is the lack of plans for Christmas, lately all that we do has to be scheduled around weekly visits. Maybe it is the lack of funds for gifts, yet another year when there will be nothing under the tree. Maybe it is because I haven't sat on Santa's lap. Could it be that I have cleaned up vomit more days then not this month, I am pretty sure that Darren's sheets have been washed more this week then mine has been washed in over a year. Maybe it is the unknowing of what will happen after Tuesday, the fear to get to close. Maybe it is my grumpy husband that no matter what I do he is still in a funk. I guess after all this whining....Does anyone know how to get me into the spirit?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fun Stuff

So we helped my dad "preg check" cows November 20th. This has an entire different meaning now that I know I am infertile. For those of you who are city folk, "preg checking" is when a vet shoves his hand up the private area of a cow to find out if said cow is pregnant and if she is how far along. Do you know what happens to the ones that are NOT pregnant......well they are butchered and eaten. So if you can't get pregnant you get dead....ouch. The cows were well behaved for the most part..other then the one that ran into my brother...but have no fear my 15 pound dog defended his honor...well he tried to defend Keith's honor.

 Our current 3year old LOVES cows so he had a blast. Thanks to "Pappa Steve" (my daddy) every time this little boy sees a cow he says, "freak cows!!" and by says I mean yells with the biggest smile on his face. It is funny that something I am not the hugest fan of can bring such joy to a little guy. Our little dude also got to ride out the for-da-wheel-ar (four-wheeler) with "Keithy". He loves Roosevelt and always hates to leave. He has asked everyday since we got home when we get to go back.

For thanks giving our two current monsters were on a visit. Blaine and I had Thanksgiving dinner for just the two of us. It was super nice and super yummy. We haven't had much "us time" so it was perfect. And for dinner Blaine's Grandma invited us to eat at Mi Mi's Cafe, NEVER AGAIN, I got super sick not fun.

The Saturday after thanksgiving we went up to the cabin of one of Blaine's other grandparents. It was just what the doctor ordered. It was so nice and relaxing to do nothing is such beautiful country. We even went sledding. Our oldest is the biggest wimp and I really thought he would cry the entire time down, boy was I wrong. He loved it and didn't want to stop. I however was VERY nervous it looked scary but after the first time I to was hooked. He was cute and the top of the hill he would got "2, 5, 9" (or other random numbers) and then would go "WEEE, YAY, WAHOO!" the entire time down it was super cute. We also went on a four-wheeler ride so we could see all the beauty god created. Blaine cooked all the meals while we were there so  that was a nice break too. The baby got to play in the snow.. He loved it until he tried to crawl and got a face full of snow, I laughed, he screamed and when I brought him inside he made sure to pick up all the pieces of snow and eat them. I also LOVED how we could see so many stars, I really miss the stars while I am in the city. Sunday came and it was time to go home, and no mater how much I wished to be snowed in it didn't happen.  I wish I could make this post less boring and post pictures, however do to rules I can't post pictures of our currents and they are in all the pics. Sorry guys.