Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Riding to the Finish Line!

So my good friend Lisa from Houston just finished the MS-150 Bike Tour from Houston to Austin, Texas. It was a goal of hers I believe from last year to ride this year and she did it! What a great accomplishment and what a great cause!! I have a sister-in-law who is fighting Multiple Sclerosis and have seen the struggles that she has faced and is currently facing. Here is a link to some info on the bike tour and MS.
Yeah Lisa!! WAY TO GO...

Right now I feel like I too am racing in a race. The pregnancy race. I have 4 weeks to go and wonder if I will make it to the finish line. I guess life is full of different races and we are all on the race track trying to get to some finish line to turn around and race again! I'm really grateful for good friends and family who stand on the side lines to cheer me on to the finish!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

More pics of our week!

Bear thought our laundry pile was his new bed! He is not allowed on the wood floors but I did not have the heart to make him get off because he was so comfortable!

Maximus LOVES to find little places to sleep. Sometimes I have a hard time finding him. He loves the closet! It must be a quiet place for him.
The highlight of my week was Friday morning when the cleaning ladies came! Everything seems to shine when they are done! THANK YOU CLEANING LADIES and THANK YOU MOM!!! What a blessing they are.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

sick ALL week...

I keep checking my blog to see what the latest post is when I realize there is not one because we have all been pretty sick! Britten has had the worst case of croup this week starting Sunday night. He has been to the Dr. 3 times for different treatments. It has been pretty scary and nights are the worst so we have been up a few times a night getting steam showers and breathing treatments. Then on Tuesday Sarah kept complaining she had a tummy ache and guess what... that night she was up every hour throwing up. You should have seen me running to her side with a bowl every time she started to cough. So, of course I had to get something. I got a cough/cold and now have a sore throat. We were home in our pj's and sweats all week! I think I will blame it on this CRAZY Utah weather.

Friday, April 18, 2008

7 things that INSPIRE me...

I love this tag which I got again from my friend Kelli. I really enjoyed reading what inspired her and thought about some of the things that inspire me last night.

So, here are seven things that inspire me in no particular order...
1. Sitting on a beautiful beach, listening to the sound of the waves crashing. 2. My family! My husband Jeff makes me want to be a better person and my children inspire me daily with the things they say and do.

3. People who live righteously and are always serving those around themselves.

4. People who overcome disabilities and diseases and have a great outlook on life.

5. The sunshine.

6. The beautiful things in nature. flowers, trees, mountains, waterfalls, thunderstorms, animals.

7. The Gospel

Now it is your turn to share what inspires you!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Folding Laundry

I had the cutest experience with Britten today that I wanted to share. Sarah was watching a quiet time and I sat down on the floor to fold about 3 loads of laundry. Britten was hanging out by me and said, "hey mom, I can help you fold the laundry." I looked at him thinking, no you don't know how to fold laundry. So I thought I would give him something easy and tossed him a pair of his underwear. He neatly folded them and added them to his pile. Then I tossed him one of his t-shirts and he spread it out on the floor, folded both the arms in, folded in half and then in half again. He told me he learned to fold the laundry at preschool. I was not sure if they had a lesson on household chores or if my friend Anna is really putting our kids to work around her house... Anyway - it was so cute because he sat beside me folding laundry. Who would have thought my 5 year old could be such a huge help! Actually he is, he always helps me clear the table and pick up things off the floor. I am such a lucky mom to have him for a son!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I have been bag tagged! Now you get to see all the junk in my bag. This is actually a smaller bag than I usually carry and so there is not too much stuff in it. It was packed mainly with receipts which I tucked neatly in the back.

Here is what you do:

1. First take a picture of your bag (purse, diaper bag, briefcase) the one you use daily.
2. Then empty it out and take a picture of it's contents. No cleaning out first
3. "Bag Tag" five people
I tag Natalie, Lindsay, Jamie, Jenn and Sarah!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

So, got this one from my friend Kelli's blog... Jeff is going to love this! I was thinking more along the lines of Dr. McDreamy... Maybe I'll have him take the quiz too.
Take the Quiz

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Meet BEAR!

Max's first impression of BEAR!
Bear in Max's bed!
He won't fit much longer. Why do they have to grow so fast?
OK - so my last post totally freaked my mom out. She wants me to find a maid and said she would pay for it for these last few months of pregnancy. I might just take her up on that, so if anyone knows of a good cleaning service let me know.

Here is our new BIG puppy. I guess he was the biggest in the liter. Jeff and the kids went to Filmore Thursday night to pick him up so tomorrow he will have been here one week. The kids are LOVING having a new puppy! We are amazed at how smart he is and how quick he is learning. I am also amazed at how fast Jeff gets out of bed around 2 am to take him out to the bathroom. I have never seen him move so fast from sleep. I think Bear is his new baby. Which brings me to his name. Jeff, Britten and Sarah voted without me. My pick was Charlie or Hutch but I did not have much say. Jeff says he is the one to take him out in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. So does that mean I get to name all the rest of our kids because I am the one who does the feeding and diaper changing in the middle of the night??

So Max and Bear did not get along so well the first few days. They are just starting to warm up to each other. Hopefully they will become good playmates! Because we are so not getting another dog. I am sure there will be many more pics to come!