Thursday, October 16, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
But for now I have a favor to ask. Last week both my Grandpa and Grandma found out they have cancer. It’s looking pretty bad for both of them and our whole family has once again been set on it head with this news. You would think we would be used to hearing this in our family but it is still a shock. Grandpa is a spry 80ish man with White hair and easy attitude he works hard and loves hard. He is an orchardist who loves his work and is still out there ever year doing whatever needs to be done for his crops. Nanny is a young 60 something who is as strong as she is gentle. She stands by her man and helps him day in and out in the fields and behind the scenes within the home and family. They are such a great team and really amazing grandparents. They got the news within days of each other and really this shouldn't surprise me they seem to do everything else in life together too. I know some people may be thinking,"Well at least they have lived long good lives." But really should that make it any less of heartache to know your family is hurting and will have to fight for their lives? Nope, it doesn’t. So, I ask you this favor. Please pray for them. We as a family would really appreciate it. I have a strong faith in the healing power of prayer weather emotional or physical it helps in every way. Thank you and I will be back to my blog-o-diction here in the next little while. Until then, happy weekend.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Rieken: Mom can I have a Jolly Rodger?
Me: You mean a Jolly Rancher?
Rieken:Yeah that's what I said a Jolly Rodger.
Me: Kip go change into dry pants so we can go to town.
Kippi: I only have my supremes (Capri's) left in my drawer so I'm never gonna be able to go because they aren't pants! ( Totally Dramatic)
Me: Capri's count just as long as they cover you up.
Kippi: Well why didn't you just say so!? (exasperated)
Kippi: Mom can I be done eating? (hardly touched her food)
Me: You need to eat five more bites of dinner.
Kippi: ( eating the very smallest five bites possible)
Me: those don't count because they were so small.
Kippi: Well you never said how big you just said five so take it or leave it.
Me: to slow to react before she cleared her plate.
Monday, August 11, 2008
After a little reflection I have some confessions to make...
A few weeks ago I was exhausted (quick trip new baby nuf said) so I slept in. unfortunately for me my older kids didn't. They needed to be fed so I asked Kelten to handle it (meaning microwaveable oatmeal since we were out of cold cereal). A little later they came in and asked it they could have A as in 1 popsicle and I said yes if real food had been eaten. When I re- joined the land of the living I found a little surprise in the kitchen. Loads of Popsicle sticks and wrappers. I asked Kelten how many they ate. His reply, we each ONLY had 8 since we had to divide the box evenly. Yup 8 and I have 3 older kids that makes a whopping 24 popsicles downed for a post breakfast snack. Kippi's two cent on the matter... That’s what happens when you sleep in mom.
I'm stocked up on cereal and milk for next time and we are officially out of popsicles.
Wifely duties...Currently uninterested.
Willing to bargain
I have always nursed my kids in bed at night. I am too tired to get up. this however leads to baby in bed all night at the all you can eat buffet. I have been determined to sleep #4 in his crib with very little luck.
Last night baby started in his crib and returned there after each feeding until 6 am when I awoke in a puddle and couldn't take it.
I hate doing dishes and laundry. In fact sometimes we end up eating off of picnic wear and wearing the cleanest of the dirty clothes.
Last week two loads of laundry got done start to finish each day and we only ate with picnic wear because we wanted to.
I love the game Mozaki blocks. Time seems to fly while playing though. I find myself playing when I should be doing other things like cooking cleaning and the like.
I got the new high score and see number 4
Do you have any confessions you want to make? I am all ears.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
When Karl and I decided to get married I will admit we didn't know all the ins and outs about each other. I knew I loved him and he was a great guy but other then that we were going on faith. Throughout our life together he has had to choose to be... or not to be in various situations for example.
On our wedding day he chose to be... himself
At the birth of all four of our kids he chose to be... the proud daddy At the hospital when times were rough he chose to be... by my side
With each of our kids he has chosen to be... A teacher in the kitchen and in quiet times
When sickness hits he chooses to be... my helper and the kid’s comforterWhen he has a few free moments he chooses to be...A parent who spends time to bond and play with his kidos. When he was working four jobs and going to school full time he chose to be... there when his little girl had an important event even though he was exhausted.When he had to work Christmas Eve he chose to be... a few minuets late to hold the angel in the sky for our traditional Nativity.
When work (school, house or job) needs to get done he chooses to be... A good example and do it.
He chooses to be... A worthy member and a great example to our children.
He chooses to be... In Love with me...
I am so blessed to have him by my side as a partner and a best friend. Thanks babe for everything you choose to be.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Six words that describe my life:
Rules state that I now tag 5 others and leave them comments notifying of them of this tag. Tagging is just as hard as making the list. Here goes.
1. TIFFANY O.
2. LINDSAY B.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Here is a fun little game... leave a comment on my blog of a memory you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you've known me for a short time or a long time. It can be funny, embarrassing, whatever. Anything that you remember! Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It is pretty funny to read the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you are playing and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.
On your mark... get set... blog those memories!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
~~~~The girls did~~~~
THIS...They picked out a recipe, picked the ingredients from the garden and the pantry, and made it all from start to finish!
(Kippi last night after swimming and playing hard with some friends for FHE)