Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 291

March 24th, 2012


The children thought it was hot today so they ran in the sprinkler.  We are all anxious for warm, sunny weather.

Day 290

March 23nd, 2012


Today was a WONDERFUL day.  We spent it in Winston at the Wildlife Safari. It was warm and sunny.  We met a bunch of other homeschoolers - we rode the train, had a bear encounter, walked around the Village and got up close and personal with the wild animals on the safari.  Here is an emu checking out Jaren.  SO much fun!

Day 289

March 22nd, 2012


This afternoon we drove down to Roseburg Oregon and stayed in a yurt.  We loved staying in the yurt, it had beds a heater and electricity.  The kids watched a movie on our laptop before bed.

Day 288

March 21st, 2012


Late tonight it began snowing and sticking - again!!!!  The kids were so excited to get out before bed and play in it.

Day 287

March 20th, 2012


Jolie finally lost her tooth.  It's been loose for weeks.

Day 286

March 19th, 2012


In an effort to get more protien in my diet for the growing baby I've been experimenting with quinoa.  Paul isn't thrilled but he ate it.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Day 285

March 18th, 2012


Baby bump 16 weeks along.

Day 284

March 17th, 2012


Today the boys helped me make 16 loaves of banana bread.

Day 283

March 16th, 2012


Strange kids, they like to sleep on the floor.

Day 282

March 15th, 2012


Today I packed up the kitchen decorations.  We are preparing to move, of course we don't have anywhere to move yet.  

Day 281

March 14th, 2012


Today is Paul and my 16th wedding anniversary.  Grandma and Grandpa watched the kids while Paul and I went out to dinner.

Day 280

March 13th, 2012


This morning we were surprised to wake up and find the ground covered in a blanket of snow.  It melted by the afternoon (thank goodness!).

Day 279

March 12th, 2012

Ahhh, our exciting life.  We hear a bunch of noise outside and rush out to look.  These 3 helicopters flew over our house several times.  We don't know what they are for.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 278

March 11th, 2012


Today was a very wet day so I brought an umbrella to church.  I set it up in the living room to dry.  Jadon thought it was a good place to sneakily eat the carrots he was supposed to be sharing with everyone.

Day 277

March 10th, 2012

We went to the ward dinner tonight. We all really enjoyed it.   I especially appreciated not having to cook (o=

Day 276

March 9th, 2012

I'm 15 weeks pregnant and got an ultrasoud today.  I had a litte bit of spotting earlier in the week and wanted to be sure everything was good with the baby, which it is and which I knew deep down inside.  I'm happy to have a picture now though.

Day 275

March 8th, 2012


I'm glad the children enjoy the rain.  I sure as heck don't, unless I'm inside watching it where I'm toasty warm.

Day 274

March 7th, 2012

The kids got to go out to lunch at Dennys today with Grandma Graham.

Day 273

March 6th, 2012

I bought this game to help the kids learn US geography.  When we first played it Jenea complained that it was the worst game ever.  The next day she was begging me to allow her to play it claiming it was her favorite game. 

Day 272

March 5th, 2012

Jude and Jaren casting spells on eachother.  I'd say too much Harry Potter book reading, they'd say not enough.  

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Day 271

March 4th, 2012

Baby bump - 14 weeks.  

Day 270

March 3rd, 2012

Finally, I got wheatgrass to grow!  It actually doesn't taste too bad. 

Day 269

March 2nd, 2012

Jenea enjoys doing Jolie's hair.  I appreciate that (o=

Day 268

March 1st, 2012

Tonight I was given the key to the location Baby Blues Connection holds one of its support groups.  I co-facilitate one of the groups now.  

Day 267

February 29th, 2012

This afternoon the whole famiy came with me to my appointment with Midwife Betty.  We finally heard the baby's heartbeat. It took a while to find it, and we only heard it briefly.  We heard lots of the umbilical cord.