Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day 82

August 26th, 2012


I didn't sleep well last night - in fact I was woken up twice by contractions.  I was so tired today so I stayed home from church while Paul took the children.  I was having some cramping so just in case I had Paul hook the TENS unit to my back.  So far today things haven't picked up.  Midwife Betty stopped by and told me I was just at a 2, but very ready to go into labor anytime. 

Day 81

August 25th, 2012


Went to Wal-Mart today and finally found the family stickers and put them on the van.  After the baby is born we'll add one more.  I LOVE my big ugly family van.  I know we'll have so much fun in it, make many great memories (o= 

Day 80

August 24th, 2012


Grandma visiting the kittens who are 4 weeks old now?  They can walk and like to explore the girls room which is where they live. 

Day 79

August 23rd, 2012


This was a day Jolie looked forward to for a week.  She wanted to get her hair cut short - and she did.  JC Penny is giving free hair cuts to children this whole month - and my children needed them.  I brought along Jude but he refused to get his hair cut. 

Day 77

August 22nd, 2012


My mom, Lucinda and I went out to eat this evening at a Morrocoan restaurant in NW Portland.  It was quite the experience.  We ate unusual food with our hands.  The waiter washed our hands, he gave us towells for our lap.  It was a 5 course meal.  There was also a belly dancer for our entertainment. 

Day 76

August 21st, 2012


Paul was very sweet and de-frosted our old freezor and got it cleaned out for us.  I much appreciate it.  Jolie and Jadon had fun throwing the ice around and breaking it.

Day 75

August 20th, 2012


Jaren and Jolie playing in the neighbors Shaylee and Shayla's pool.  It was actually a pretty cool day today.  

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Day 74

August 19th, 2012


38 weeks and 2 days pregnant.  I am SOOOOOOOO ready to meet this little baby.  I can feel my body getting ready.

Day 73

August 17th, 2012


I know this is a poor quality picture.  Jude learned what happens when he eats down in the playroom and leaves food on the floor.  This is a plate with bread and tens if not hundreds of sugar ants. He took care of it - didn't even gross him out, I think he enjoyed playing with the ants.

Day 72

August 16th, 2012


Jenea (front middle in pink), Ellie and Megan, the 11 year old girls in our ward got to attend a day at Girls Camp today.  Next year they'll be attending.  I was so glad Jenea went, she LOVED it!

Day 71

August 15th, 2012


Some say I should be banned from the kitchen, I don't mind (o=.  I had tea simmering, macaroni and cheese and pinto beans cooking.  The pinto beans had a glass lid - approved for cooking on them.  The glass exploded all over the kitchen, ruining everything on the stove.  Luckily no one was in the kitchen at that time.

Day 70

August 14th, 2012


The children were so excited today to receive two packages from Grandma Alaska today.  Jaren received a dragon puzzle to paint and assemble.  He shared it with the other children.  I found Jadon hiding under the table completly covered in paint, pouring paint all over the place.  

We can't wait till Grandma Alaska herself, and Aunt Jennifer and Socks arrive from Alaska soon!

Day 69

August 13th, 2012


Our van came to us a little dirtier than we thought - okay, a lot dirtier.  Paul removed the seats and carpet vacuumed it out.  The children and I gave it's outside a much needed bath after traveling 800 miles to us.

The children LOVE riding in the new van, it's so spacious.  Paul says we finally have an automobile he likes driving because it's large and powerful.  

Day 68

August 12th, 2012


This evening Paul took Jaren to the shooting range for his very first time shooting.  Jaren LOVED it! He tog to shoot a zombie.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Day 67

August 11th, 2012


Today the completion of a miracle happened.  We got our "new to us" van.  It was a miracle because some people that are well known (, and whose family I am acquainted with up here put their van for sale and posted it on facebook. It was just what we were looking for and way in our price range.  The trouble was the van was located in Southern Utah.  I called Julie (pictured here) who I've talked with a few times over the years and bought oils from (she owns a health store in Price Utah).  She mentioned that she's coming to Oregon this weekend for vacation- and she offered to drive the van up for me.   

I've wanted to meet Julie for a while now - we have SOOOOOO much in common and she really is an angel.  She arrived in Portland late last night and we were able to pick up the van this am and I was finally able to meet Julie.

Day 66

August 10th, 2012


Tonight we attended our Stake Fiesta Dinner - the children weren't too interested in eating.  They had fun playing, then we got home and they wanted to eat.   

Day 65

August 9th, 2012


Once in a while I allow Jadon to use the big vacuum, turn it on and vacuum the playroom.  Today I allowed this and he vaccumed up the used kitty litter.  I discovered this when I went downstairs to put the vacuum away and noticed how very heavy it was. 

Day 64

August 8th, 2012


The first of Mia's kittens opened his eyes today.  Jenea made the discovery and was so excited, she ran upstairs hollering for us all to go to her room and take a look. 

Day 63

August 7th, 2012


Today was Jolie's first day of Activity-day girls.  She made this magnet there.  She also lost a tooth today. 

Day 62

  August 6th, 2012


This is me in my parents car with a couple of children following Paul in his pick-up with 3 children.  We've been driving around like this - in two automobiles- for a couple of weeks now, since we sold our van and are waiting to buy our new van.  

Day 61

August 5th, 2012


Look what the cat dragged in - a snake - and it's smelly.     

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Day 60

August 4th, 2012


Today we took our field trip for Jaren's birthday.  We went to the Evergreen Aviation Museum and Waterpark in McMinneville, OR.  Jadon and Jaren are standing in front of a replica of the moon-rover, in the background is a replica of Apollo 13.       

The children LOVED the waterpark!  Their favorite part of it was the wave pool, which they literally spent hours in.  Here are Jolie and Jaren in the inner tube, and Jadon in his lifejacket.    

Day 59

August 3rd, 2012


We went on a walk and Jaren rode his bike.  He crashed pretty good while going up a curb.  Broke this light off his bike and got a bruise on his head and cheek.  I'm SO grateful he didn't hurt himself any more than that.