Saturday, June 5, 2010

Fun Saturday outing

We just had to go to Rite-Aid. Ice-cream cones at this store are a hit with the kids.

I'm one of those mom's that doesn't care if their kids get a little messy. Well, I did care at first but then I saw that the fight against Cotton Candy flavored ice-cream was a losing battle, so I just let it happen. And I left him like that for most of the day because as a Mom I find this adorable. (No one else probably does:)

Nicholas is always wanting the good stuff. I think the flavor almost matched his eyes!

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Miracles never cease...

Someone got a picture of us all looking at the camera. Not all of us are smiling, but it's a decent family picture. This was taken at Christmas when we were doing an extended family picture. We were going to be outside, but had to change last minute to inside Libby's sunroom. We almost never have success with getting the kids to cooperate long enough for a picture, so I'm happy to have this!

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Would you like them in a box?

I don't know why my children all decided to get into this box one day a few weeks ago. Probably just because they wanted to see if they could all fit. Of course, the baby had to be a part of it all, but he was not too happy in a box.

So with it being Mother's Day today, I am grateful that I get to be a Mom. I have to say that it has been really overwhelming for me the last few months with having 4 children. I think I have been humbled once again by the always daunting task and role of motherhood. It can be so difficult at times. It can be discouraging and nerve-racking and tiresome. And Tiresome!!! And neverending in it's mundaneness. Life just keeps rolling around to the weekend when I say once again that I'm going to get some rest and get on top of my weekend so that Sunday I can start afresh. But Sundays are not always so fresh. By the time I'm getting kids off to church our house looks like a hurricane swept through. But that can be somewhat normal for our house anyway. It's just that I wish Sunday would just magically stay clean. I wish I had the answer. Once again...humbled by motherhood. But today was celebrated nicely with a little sleep-in, breakfast in bed, dinner made by husband and a live band singing I'm a Child of God. It's true. The kids got out the tinker toys, made home-made drum sets and sang me their marching band style of that lovely hymn. I also got cards, a walk with one of my kids, kisses and a Dutch oven, which I didn't even know that I wanted but I'm kind of excited to try it out. The thing that makes being a Mom so great is that no matter how hard it is, it's just insanely awesome! In fact I think that it's so awesome because it of it's trying times. I do love my job and I DO love them in a box! Mom -- I am!
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sister Time

I miss these three other girls. I need to give them a shout out! Melinda, is on the far left. She has 8 children! Does that seem weird when you look at her? Because it is! Who has 8 kids and looks like that? She does! And she LOVES every minute of it! Jessica is next to her with the dark brown hair. I always wanted her dark curls because my blonde straight hair was so boring! She has one little boy named Teddy who is so cute and she is becoming the most amazing and beautiful mother. Libby is the one next to me. She has 4 girls, about the same age as my boys and she looks 12. Really, when she was a returned missionary (age 22), she was getting on a flight and the lady at the counter asked her if she needed an escort. So every time we get together, we go back in time -- back to the good old days and memories...and we rehash the same memories over and over and laugh forever! It is awesome! We are trying to figure out a way to all live on the same street together and raise each others kids. (Think of all the breaks you could get or all the times you could run to the store without kids!)

Sometimes...or usually...we get a little weird. But it's always good for a laugh!

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I bet nobody has looked at my blog in over a year! I am a very inconsistent blogger. I go sometimes a year or longer between posts. Haha! We'll see if my next post waits until 2011 or 2012. But I do have to say that I am enjoying this little boy! Isn't he the most adorable?? I LOVE him so much. And he smiles like this pretty much all day long.

And I put this picture in so you could get a shot of my wrinkles.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Look at that form

Showing some tummy while looking at the camera. Love the form. Squishable.

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