Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I'll be the first to admit that I have been really bad at documenting this pregnancy. It's been flying by and now I'm already 25 weeks, which means only 13 weeks left (I've had all 3 of them early at 38 weeks). That is a little scary and exciting all at the same time.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
After: I like it this way and I think it will stay a while. I've been sewing a few things hear and there, but really, I just wish I had more time in the day to do it all!
This was Wade's desk/my library area when we moved in. I liked it because honestly, I liked sitting and looking at that big diploma on the wall. Yes, call me a dork. I wanted to take a little piece of tape and add my name to it as well. I worked just as hard those four years, plus my little Bachelors diploma looks so small next to his degree from medical school. Anyway, this was before. Wade hated the card table. He never used it as a desk an it always just got stuff piled on it and looked messy.
After. I bought a few boxes from Ikea to store all his stuff and junk papers in and cut a hole for the electronic cords in the back of the book shelf. It now works great as a "desk" for his office things. I have to admit the most exciting part of this project was the fact Wade told me I could go and buy a new bookshelf. He really doesn't like bookshelves all over the place, so I knew if he was saying I could go get one (and he went to the store and got it for me since I couldn't carry it) that he was serious about this project.
I had to take this picture of this the other day to prove to Wade it really was cute before we left the house. Then we got in the car where she rubs her head all over her car seat and it turns into a big mess. Oh well. Piggie tails or Piggie's not pulled all the way through are my favorite. Today she had the cutest piggie tails with ribbon bows. The bows only lasted about 40 minutes before she figured out they were there and ripped them out. I should have got a picture.
After staying up all night (not giggling, doing mani-pedis or any girl stuff...the high school track girls next door in town for a marathon were VERY loud) we were up and at them again for a day full of inspirational music and speakers.
Saturday we heard music from Mercy River and the speakers were Linda Eyre & Shawni Eyre Pothier, Michael Wilcox, Mariama Kallon, and Wendy Ulrich. (we skipped one speaker and headed home a little early). I have to say I was so excited to hear from Linda Eyre and her daughter. I have loved the Eyres parenting books, Teaching Your Children Values Teaching Your Children Joy. As memorable as it was for me to hear from those speakers the one speaker I know I will not forget was the one I didn't know anything about. Mariama Kallon.
This sister's story is amazing. She grew up in Seirra Leone during war times. The things she witnessed and described to us about how her life was are horrific. Her parents were killed right in front of her. She and her sister had to run for safety every day. They were caught by rebels and lined up so they could be raped and have their legs cut off. She witnessed this happening to her sister who was in front of her in line all as they called out to God to save them. Her prayers were heard and she was saved. After running and finally finding safety she was introduced to the gospel. She later served a mission for the church in Salt Lake City where she found out that the hygiene kit she had been holding on to for so many years (a zip lock bag full of hygiene items) came from Salt Lake. She had shared that hygiene kit, that was made for one, with 25 other women in need. Her story is truly inspirational, there was no single try eye in the house as she spoke.
My mom and I had a great time in Spokane. I am so blessed to have a Dad who watched my kids Friday (I know he had 6 of his own, but 3 can also be a handful when they are are so little). I am also so glad that Wade never complained once about me going and doing this with my mom. He had such a good time hanging out with the kids Saturday and just doing whatever they wanted.
A big thanks again to both my mom's and all that they do for me. They shouldn't have to have a special day, they are great women and examples to me and I should tell them both that more often. I also hope I get to attend another Time Out for Women Conference, I can't wait to see the 2011 schedule:)
Saturday, May 08, 2010
My sister Jenny said that I should upload some new video's of Avery Ann. She is right, I think the one and only video of her on here is of her crawling. But for now, she will have to settle with watching Noah for a few minutes.
Each night before bedtime Noah likes to sit in his chair and read us his favorite book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It makes me smile every time I see him do it. My favorite part of this particular night is the ice cream.
We love our little Noah and his caterpillar book.
Friday, May 07, 2010
The before the show line up - the drivers and cars were introduced. Gage loved the Captain Crunch Car, Noah the car that had orange on it (?).
The roll over car:
And Avery's reaction. "I don't like it mommy. I don't I don't!" As long as the cars were just racing, she was having a great time, but anytime they crashed she would bury her face in my shoulder and scream, but then look back, just like a scary movie. She just had to look, but it scared her. It was pretty cute!
And last but not least - a short video of one of the roll over cars. Enjoy. The boys sure did!
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Wow. Worth watching, as a Mormom Message and especially being one about Stephanie Nielson should be. I am constantly inspired by her message of hope. One of my renewed goals this week is to make a conscience effort to make sure my choices are not only good ones, but better or best ones. It's all about perspective.