Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Birthday Stuff

I am not enjoying this gray, rainy weather. I say this all the time, but I REALLY mean it this time: I can't take much more rain!

I actually have a car this week (Dave is out of town on a work trip) and its Spring Break so I really don't have a schedule or have to worry about getting up or being anywhere, but I still can't really do much because it WON'T STOP RAINING. I'm starting to feel crazy today, I want to get out of the house, but I don't want to fight my kids at a store, but I also don't want to actually be productive here at home. What a sad day. :)

I guess I should tell you guys about my birthday last week. I turned 28. I took Bethany to the dentist that morning and dealt with her sore mouth all day, because she had four teeth pulled. I had a Relief Society meeting that night which was really nice and a lot of fun. The next day we had Kristie and Timmy and their family over, and my dad too, for dinner. Dave had bought a pinata that was a little army guy, and printed up a picture of his face and taped it to the army guy's face--so with everyone there we beat the candy out of Dave. :) He also got me flowers and that was lovely. My visiting teacher gave me some beautiful daffodil's that I've loved looking at, and she has chicken's so she gave me half a dozen fresh eggs, isn't that so cool?! I also got some birthday money that I bought a new pair of boots I've been wanting with. Nice!

So all in all, I had a pretty great birthday! I have pictures to share but Dave has my camera in Washington DC with him, so when he gets back I will share them then. Plus I'll hopefully have some fun pictures of Washington DC to share too!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Update Time

I don't even know what to update you on! Its been busy and not busy. I feel like time is doing that funny thing where it feels slow and fast all at the same time!

The weather has been making crazy, its super rainy and windy some days and other days the sun peaks out and teases me. I've been pulling the blinds up and letting as much sun in as possible on those days! I haven't been getting very much sleep, because Kimball is doing that sleeping good one night, sleeping horrible two nights thing. Its exhausting.

Bethany started doing activity days but has only had one happen so far (cancelled for various reasons), she has one tonight and she's so excited about it. I love it, but its sad to see her being so grown up sometimes! Sometimes its really fun and I'm amazed at how beautiful and grown up she is, but then she starts whining and crying over something silly and I remember she's just eight. And then I hope that she won't be a horrible teenager. :)

I can't believe Maddie's going to be starting Kindergarden this next year, but I think she'll have such a good time. That is if she talks loud enough for the teacher to hear her! She's still so little, but I guess she's actually growing because some of her pants are getting really short. :)

Sam is getting so big and says the funniest stuff! Recently he's started calling me "captain" or "soldier" and he just comes up with the funniest (and naughtiest) stuff! He cracks me up and makes me want to eat his cheeks.

Kimball is getting into EVERYTHING. He's started climbing up on things, like stools or toys or whatever he can, we've had to RE-baby proof but he's still constantly getting into stuff. Monday he got into one of the cupboards and pulled my stacked up glass pyrex baking bowls down off the shelf and SHATTERED them everywhere. It was a lot of glass and he got a little piece in his foot, I haven't cleaned up that much glass in a LONG time. He's also super smart! haha The other day I asked him where his play phone was and he turned around and picked it right up and put it to his ear, he found a headband on the floor and put it right on his head and when we say "dance Kimball!!" he really does start dancing--its adorable! He makes great faces too, but the one thing he's started doing I REALLY don't like is SCREAM. He's doing this high pitched scream whenever he wants something or wants attention, I hate it.

Dave is going to be doing a lot of training this year, so he'll be traveling quite a bit. By the end of this month he'll be in Washington D.C. Then he'll be going to Chicago and another trip to Washington D.C. after that. Most of August he'll be in Korea too. Its exciting and fun for him, but I have to say I'm a little jealous, I wish I was going too!

I was just called as the 2nd counselor in the Relief Society, I'm excited about it! I mean, in a "overwhelmed, I don't know what I'm doing" kind of way! haha It will be a great experience, I know it. We're also still looking at moving, just trying to find the right price, in the right area, at the right time! Its not as easy as it sounds. ;)

Well, I think thats about it for now, hopefully I'll get back into blogging when the sun start shining, and I'm hoping thats REAL soon!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Lots more Stuff

Shame on me! I haven't blogged in forever and I just have not felt like doing it at all! I haven't been too busy but I haven't been doing nothing either. I've been working on some projects (painting a picture, painting a dresser, organizing clothes) and I've been working on a slideshow for my mom for a Relief Society social thing, I've been reading books, I've been taking kids to dentist appointments, it snowed last week, I took baby pictures for my cousin, taught Relief Society, went on a date last Friday, taking care of my kids of course, and trying to exercise every day (except for the last two)...

Wow. It sounds sort of busy when I list it all out like that! haha

If you want to see the baby pictures, here's a link to my "photography" blog (I know, I'm so lame).

Me and Dave have been doing the "Insanity" work out the last 3 weeks and we're both getting sort of frustrated with it. It is SERIOUSLY hard. I have never sweated so much in my life, EVERY work out is like that, and yet we're not really getting any results. I'm not expecting to be perfect, but not one pound lost? Its hard to keep killing yourself every day when nothing seems different. Hoping to get my motivation back soon! (Plus both our ankles have started hurting pretty good and that doesn't help either. I know, excuses, excuses.)

Here's some pictures from us in the snow:

Here's a little story for ya, I said I was painting a picture, its just sort of a fun decoration kind of picture (a silhouette of a birdcage) I got done and wasn't sure if I liked it or wanted to add to it or what, but I set it on the floor leaning against the wall. Kimball is in to EVERYTHING right now and knocked the picture over so it was face down on the ground, next to the wall. Maddie decided she needed to walk on it. Yes, stepped right in the middle of it and shattered the glass. I was SO MAD! haha Here's some pictures of that:

p.s. Its not done. I am going to add some other stuff to it so its not so stark.

Anyway, thats about all the energy I have now to blog. See ya next time!