Saturday, February 28, 2009

I am T-I-R-E-D!!!

This morning at 9:00 a.m., my friend Trassie (Tracey...the spelling always throws me off) dropped off 4 of her 7 children so her and her husband could go to the Home and Garden show in Calgary. It was 15 minutes ago that they finally came back and picked up their kids (it's approximately 6:00 p.m.). (I honestly did know beforehand and did approve this before they left them here this long...she didn't just never come back.) She brought over her 7 year old boy, her 4 year old girl, her 2 year old girl, and her 18 month old girl. That was 7 kids for snack, 7 kids for lunch, 3 in diapers, 1 sore and pregnant mommy, 1 absent daddy (refereeing a basketball tournament AGAIN), and 1 very sick Marcus.

I have found from this experience, that I truly admire mothers of 7 children. That is a BIG job! I think I'm going to go lay down now.

Monday, February 23, 2009

My baby turned 2!

I'm just not sure that I'm ready for Elijah not to be my 'baby' yet, but either way, it's happening! His second birthday was yesterday. 2! The terrible 2's are calling... :(

He blew out the candles I think about 20 times....then ate the bottom of the candles off.

Since I rarely do anything crafty, I have to have something of my own creation to blog about. Here's where I insert my custard-filled, Neapolitan, cream cheese icing birthday cake. It was fabulous! Except the part where Elijah mashed up the chocolate layer while my back was turned or the part where I didn't get to finish it because Kaye was late for a stake priesthood meeting, but even if it wasn't all that pretty, it was delicious!

Friday, February 13, 2009

It's a....

BOY!! Again.

I went to my ultrasound today and she told me that she would give me a percentage/educated guess about the sex but would not guarantee. That was just fine. I wasn't totally convinced that I did really want to know. Almost as soon as the ultrasound started though, she stopped, giggled a bit, and said that he was a show-off. She said that it was the easiest one that she's done in a while and that she was 99% sure that it was a boy. She even showed Kaye the evidence.

All I could think about was the amount of money that will be forked out for missions :( I'm excited still, but it would have made things a tad easier if it was a girl like we hoped for. Oh well. Boy #4, here we come!

I will be bitter though if my sister Chelsea gets the girl! I made Kaye a deal that I'll stop after 6 boys if we don't get a girl sooner. He wasn't so sure about that. :)

Sorry about the lack of picture. My printer decided that it wanted to break on me so I can't scan it. Hopefully I'll get it up and running soon and then I'll put it on.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Because I know you will be riveted!'s because I've seen so much of this and I even though no one tagged me, I feel some strange need to get it out. I am going to tell you some random things about myself. I LOVE reading peoples little random things. I don't know why, but I find it immensely fascinating. So, hopefully you will get a little laugh from my crazy life....or something like that.

1. I renovate my my imagination, at least once a day, top to bottom. I really want to actually do it obviously, but since I can't, I like to imagine it all the time. This is my defense to the nightmare. Scary dream? Don't worry, just start thinking about a new kitchen and it will all go away!

2. I absolutely refuse to have cable at home. I have come to the conclusion that there are not enough hours in the day to take time away from my family and responsibilities to do something that is sketchy at best. Therefore, I have never watched an episode of Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Bones, even Gilmour girls for goodness sakes, or anything remotely resembling a series from the last 3 years. If I do have the chance at my mothers to sit and watch something, I choose a reality show on TLC or HGTV so I don't get hooked to anything. I'm so behind the times it scares me. That being said......

3. I LOVE DAWSON'S CREEK! I don't know how to stress this enough. This is the obsession that has scared me off of TV. It makes me feel like a teenager again and makes me remember all the wonderful things about not being a mom. I remember sitting in my Grandma Kwong's living room in Melbourne watching it with my brother Matt and him getting upset if anyone said even a peep as to not miss a single second of the BEST SHOW ON EARTH! I have recently procured the last 4 seasons and I have missed many an hour of my family and responsibilities because of this mind-numbing obsession. Alas, I'm a total hypocrite. Luckily, I'm only a couple episodes from being finished the entire series so when I am done, I will put away my series for at least a year.

4. I spent what would have been, my graduation weekend on my honeymoon. I came back and watched all my friends graduate on TV and cried for hours. That was one of the few times in my life that I felt like I missed out.

5. My dad technically graduated high school for me. While I was finishing my classes through correspondence, I had a really difficult time with math and science. These were my last courses and it had been such a long time since I had done those courses that I had literally forgotten everything. Luckily, my dad is a teacher of those very subjects, so I got him to help me. I was at my deadline and just HAD to get my assignments in. He basically told me what to put, then made me swear to study super hard for my finals. I promised and sent my modules in. A couple of days later I got a phone call from the teacher who told me I was exempt from finals because I did such a good job on my modules. So, essentially, my dad graduated for me. Suffice it to say, this went against my dad's morals and he was not in the least impressed. I was pretty happy though. :)

6. I LOVE Jane Austen. I think that she is one of the most brilliant women of all time. I continually have one of her novels being read and never tire of them. My favorite movie of all time is the BBC version on P&P and it happens to be my favorite book as well. I love to read things about her and her life, and I also LOVE to read fictional books about her life as if they really happened. The only problem with it is that I feel terribly guilty doing that because she was such a private person and didn't want people knowing who she was. I can't help but think that she is up in Heaven cringing because so many people keep prying in her life. I don't want to meet her in Heaven and have her hate me because I was a nosy little busybody! Man, am I ever a geek!

This became WAY longer than anticipated, so I will stop here. I hope you found something interesting or at least entertaining about some random things in my life. I love to hear others, so start spilling. :) Oh, and thank you for humoring me!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Miracle Miriam

I have a good friend from Crossfield named Miriam. When we moved there, her husband was the ONLY one to show up and help us move and they turned into some of our closest friends while we were there. I truly admire Miriam. Even more when I heard her latest news. Miriam has a daughter 1 year older then Marcus and then followed that with 5 more. Now, she is pregnant with #7!! Wow! She is literally a baby making machine. All I can say is GO MIRIAM GO!

How she does it and stays sane is completely beyond me. Some of her wisdom includes dinners ready and in the oven before kids come home from school, and she schedules her day to the point of scheduling things like baking cinnamon rolls at 10:00 on Thursday etc. She is truly the ultimate in mormon mothering.

I'm terribly impressed. I don't know if I'll ever get there. If she is ever questioned about how many kids she's going to have, she just says that she's going to keep going until she feels like she just can't have any more. I hope I can be as good at this mothering thing as her!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The things kids say!

I just love hearing about the silly things that little kids say. They are so honest and inoccent. Colby is just one of those kids. As you know, he talks A LOT and he's always got a good bit of wisdom or just something absolutely ridiculous to share.

Last night for FHE, it was his turn to pick the closing song. I asked him what he would like to sing and he wasn't really cooperating so I thought I'd help him along. It went something like this.

Mom: What song do you want to sing Colby?
Colby: I don't know.
Mom: What about I am a child of God (usually a winner).
Colby: Not that one again!
Mom: Well, what about Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam?
Colby: No, I don't want to sing that.
Mom: Okay, what about I'm Trying to be Like Jesus?
Colby: Yeah, that's a good one!
Mom: Do you know that one?
Colby: No, but I think that I need to hear it. (Said in a very sombre and serious tone.)

It was just so funny. Kaye and I just looked at each other and burst out laughing. I just love that they have no idea how hilarious they are sometimes. Ahh! The fun parts of being a parent.