Sunday, April 29, 2012


James' sister got married this weekend!! It was a crazy and fun weekend filled with family. Pictures to come!

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Monday, April 23, 2012


I'm so sore. Between cleaning both houses, painting all Saturday, and carrying Mr 20.5 lb Eli-- my arms are tired.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012


So sitting in church today I get a call from a number I don't recognize. I just let it go to voicemail. Then at the beginning of Sunday school I think I should probably listen to that voicemail and just make sure it isn't important.

So the voicemail was someone asking to see our house!!! I called back right away and set the time for as late as they could which was 3. It was already almost 11. And I knew the house was a WRECK!! We had spent all weekend working on our rental and we have early church so flew out of there this morning.

So James finagled someone to teach his class. I get my mom set up to come get our kids. We grab the kids from their classes and race home.

We start frantically cleaning and prepping. James fed the kids lunch and my mom came and picked them up so they could go to her ward. Yep my kids got about 4.5 hours of church today--SUCH TROOPERS!!

We barely finish and the lookers showed up right at 3.

I feel like collapsing in a heap tonight. What a crazy overwhelming day!!

But they said they were interested!!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Life AKA Craziness

So I'm a little sad that I haven't kept up my goal of daily blogging.  But the resolution wasn't to be perfect just to try.  So I'm hoping to get back on top of it.  Life is sort of known as craziness right now for me.  I've come to realize I'm not unique in this.  Most people's lives are crazy and busy most of the time.  That is JUST LIFE!!  Right now is a higher level of crazy, but you just push through and keep going.  So here's a glimpse at my current level of crazy.

Three kids- enough said! hahaha!  Having three small kids at home is a challenge.  My house is always a little or well more than likely a lot messy.  There is always laundry to do. Dishes to wash.  Floor to sweep.  But also hands to hold.  Kisses to give. Snuggles to enjoy.  And fun conversations with sweet little voices and smiles. 

Sariah- is almost done with preschool.  I think she and I will both miss it!  It has been a hard schedule to adjust to, because it is through the high school child development lab and different times and days each week.  But she has loved it and learned sooooooo much!

Ben- is finally sleeping better.  He still gets up occasionally during the night but since his surgery it hasn't been an every night occurance.  He is also starting to find his little voice and speak up more instead of letting sissy do all the talking.  He is still completely addicted to the iPad and Thomas the train.

Eli- should have his own little post but this will do for now.  He is almost 5 months and weighs 20.5 lbs.  CHUNKY!!  He started cereal this week and really eats it so well.  I think he might be growing again because he wants to nurse constantly.  Growing?  I know!  Crazy.  His spitting up seems to be somewhat milk related.  As I have cut out and seriously limited my milk intake this week, his spitting up has gotten way better.  Not gone but better. 

School- Yep James and I are pluggin along at our masters one class as a time.  So each weekend I can be found rushing to get my homework done.

Building a house-  Yes, we are building a house.  With that, we are trying to sell our house and our rental home.  I'm very excited to go back to just one house and not 3.  I'll do a separate post with details about this little stressor.  

Monday, April 16, 2012


Sariah gave herself a few bangs this weekend. She learned how to use scissors at preschool- Oh joy! It isn't bad just a couple bangs. Sorry no picture. Maybe I'll snag on tomorrow.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Funny girl

Today Sariah told me a couple funny things.

First that she is getting bigger because "she sleeps all the time"

And second that she gets all her energy from "peddling". You know "peddling her bike".

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Trying to sleep

Eli is trying very hard to sleep but apparently big brother is playing just a little too loudly.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Stand up

What is it about standing up that babies love? If a baby is cranky just stand up and voila!!

Can you tell Eli is up late tonight?

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Life is just life. Always busy. Sometimes more busy and sometimes just regular busy. Today was a more busy.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Boys and girls

I saw a friend post something about joining the mommies of boys club on facebook (she just got peed on by her new little man). And it just made me so thankful to have both sons and a daughter. I don't mean this in a bragging way but a thankful way. I know many people with only boys or girls. And I'm so happy to have both. Each comes with their unique little personalities and struggles. All of my kids make me laugh everyday. Of course they usually frustrate me everyday too- hehe. But I'm so thankful to have them.

With all three in toe at the grocery store today, another lady said you look like I normally do. She was there with just her baby but said she had two others about my kids ages. I told her I normally try to shop while Sariah is at preschool. She was apparently there while hers were in preschool. Just a funny quick exchange. I wouldn't say I have 3 completely under control or anything but I am starting to get used to the crazy. I also took all 3 to the bank to argue some fees (love Commerce by the way they were awesome today). Normally I would never want to do this but sometimes you just have to.

My motto lately has been "I can do hard things"

Life has been crazy and hard and nothing has gone according to plan. But it hasn't been horrible. I'm still super blessed and I'm learning I can do hard things. I can take on a lot. And maybe I don't handle it perfectly but that isn't what matters. What matters is I try.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sweet but not asleep

Sitting here at 10:40 with sweet Eli cooing away. Super sweet but not going to sleep.

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