Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It is finally Finished!

We finished the kitchen last night. We don't have that much wall space, but we have a lot of hanging ceilings everywhere. So it took me hours just to tape it up. I am very happy with the way it turned out. No ugly green!This is what I was talking about with the hanging ceilings.

I was trying to show that I actually got some straight lines!! It is hard to tell from the picture.


So people always laugh at me when I give them my email address, BUT IT IS TRUE!!! Last night was the worse. I feel like I have a infant this morning I am so tired. I went to bed at 11:35. I was reading until then. I don't get much quiet time in the day to read:) Chase was the first to get up. He was scared there were monsters in his room. For some reason at the age of 3 1/2 monsters seem to appear out of no where in a child's room. Then it was Taylor. She was sick 2 months ago and started a routine of getting up and wanting to be tucked in again. If I let her cry she will scream so loud it wakes Jesse up so I just have to go in almost every night and cover her up again. Later it was Jesse. He was so sad and wanted to EAT. 4am is to early to eat in my book so water was sufficient thank goodness. Then Zack comes in around 4:30. Luckily he is a daddy's boy and wanted him:) He still got in our bed again at 5:30 and this time Rob pond him off on to me. So I really don't laugh when I give out my email because it is too true!!! It serves me right because the last 3 nights no one has gotten up at all and I was telling Rob maybe Taylor will stop waking up and we can sleep again. Not to smart of me to say that!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Your my best friend!

Today the boys were playing and I heard Chase tell Jesse. Your my best friend! He said it over and over again. Then they were giving each other hugs! A half hour later though Chase made Jesse cry from hitting him. That didn't last long!!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Shower after a bath??

I know I mentioned a while ago about our bathtub and how we have to watch the bubbles we put in. Well Zack dumped most of the bottle in when I left the room to get pj's so this is what I was left to clean up. They all needed to take a shower after, to get the bubbles off. They did have a lot of fun!

This is what the tub looked like after there was no water in it!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

So we took back the ugly paint last night and got a new one. We only got a quart just in case. We opened it up this morning, painted a little and really liked it. So later today I went and got a gallon of it. When I got home I noticed that the paint color didn't match. The person who did the quart size did the WRONG color. The lid has the wrong name in it! Yes so now I have painted the same wall 3 times. I of course like the gallon size color better so I have to repaint what I already repainted!!!! I think I have bad luck. The only good thing is we picked a color for our guest bath and really like it. No repainting that room. I will post pictures when we are done. So that could be a month away:) Sure hope not!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Color

I decided that the color is very ugly!! I went back to home depot and they gave me my money back. The color didn't match the card I had. So we really didn't choose that ugly of a color!! Anyway now we are back to square on trying to find the right color.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Junior Varsity - Around the RoomI got to go shopping yesterday for the kids bedrooms. This is the comforter that I got for Jesse and Chase's room

LucasThis is the comforter I got for Zack's room. This is the best picture I could find.

Alyssa's Flower Garden This is close to what I got for Taylor's comforter. I couldn't find the one I bought, but the same colors just different flowers and it's reversible with strips in case she turns into a tom boy. (sure hope not)

Now the fun will begin to start painting!!1 By the way I have only gotten one person to respond. If you are to afraid to tell me it is ugly that is okay just do it then I can get out of it easier!!!

Monday, January 21, 2008


We are finally going to start painting our house. Most of it is painted, but a few rooms need to be done. I need an option on this color. I loved it on the sample, but it looks a little funny on the wall. Rob likes it, but I am not sure. What do you think. Mom you can't vote because I know you will not like it!:)
Who knows if you can even tell if it is a good color or what!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Chase's 4th Birthday!!!

I sure can't believe that it is Chase's 4th birthday. Getting pregnant with him gave me a great lesson in faith. I didn't have a lot of it before I got pregnant with him. I remember praying that our In vitro would would for us and I had the strongest feeling that if I had faith that it would work then I would get pregnant. I did all I could and it happened! On the way to the hospital I remember talking to Rob about what hair color he would have. I knew that it would be red! We were able to do our infertility treatments because my grandparents gave their inheritance to the grandkids. My grandma had red hair and my grandpa LOVED red heads. None of his grandchildren have any red hair. So when his head was popping out and they told me it was red I wasn't surprised!! I think of my grandparents often when I see Chase. What a wonderful blessing they gave to us!

We had a Thomas the train party. I don't know why he picked that since he doesn't play with his Thomas trains that much.
This is Shawn Zack's friend we invited him so Zack would have a buddy.
Chase was a big cheater. He looked under the blind fold. A boy who didn't cheat was so sad when his number wasn't even close!!!

We played a game where you lay yarn around the room and each kid gets a piece of yarn, they go to the end of it and find a prize.

Chase was so excited he blew his candles out before we finished singing!

Some of his friends eating cake and ice cream.

After a long day Chase fell asleep on the couch before 8pm!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The best husband

I have the best husband! Last night I was going to a girls night out I was running late (as usual) Just as I was walking out to leave I saw Taylor who had spaghetti all over in her hair. She had just dumped her plate onto her head. Rob quickly says just go I'll take care of it. Then as I am backing out of the garage Chase comes running out sad and crying not wanting me to go. He had just woken up from a nap. He had wet his pants too. Rob comes again and says just go I'll take care of it. What a great guy. I felt guilty at that point. I don't think I would have been so nice and calm, but he was. I just love him!!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I am so Happy

We have been in our house since September 1st. We still don't have living room or dinning room furniture. We ordered the dinning room furniture in December so that will come soon. So slowly we are starting to fill things in. I got a picture back from Michaels today. I saw this picture at deseret book for about $350. I didn't want to sped that so I just ordered the print and framed it myself. I got it back today and I am so happy it only cost me $120 on my own. So much better.

I had to stand off to the side since the chandelier was in the way and the window was casting all sorts of shadows. Hope you can read what it says. If not it says.
The Sacred Grove

What happened here changed the world let it change your life.
I just love that so much very wonderful statement. The one I was looking at originally didn't have any saying at all!

My Silly Daughter!

I was getting the kids ready for bed last night and Taylor comes running up to me. I wasn't looking at her at first and she was talking, but I couldn't understand her. I looked and this is what she was doing. They were playing with Mrs. potato head and I guess she wanted to be it. So funny. Her hair is a mess because I had just taken it down and her hair is so fine that it flies everywhere when it's not in some form of a pony!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I don't let the kids eat in the family room anymore so this is what they do to improvise! They sit on the stairs right into the family room. So they can see the tv. I had started a movie so I could do my lesson for Sunday.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Lots and Lots of HELP....

Last night I was making cookies for family home evening. After only putting in one ingredient I had 3 helpers. I usually bake when the twins are asleep and it's just Chase helping, but I GOT A NAP:) When the twins were sleeping That doesn't happen very often so I took advantage of it.

I guess I don't get to share any of these cookies with anyone! These are the BEST cookies I just love them. A friend from dental school gave me the recipe. I am going to give you the recipe to see what you think. I think they are the best. My friends name is Gretal so I have to give her credit.

2 cups brown sugar
2 cups sugar
3 sticks butter
3 eggs
1 tble water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 soda
1 1/2 salt
2 cups chocolate chips
4 1/2 cups quick oats

Cook 350 10 mins.
This recipe is already doubled!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

New Pictures

Chase had thrown my camera across the room in October. It has been in the shop since then. Way to long if you ask me. Anyway I just got it back and had some cute pictures I wanted to show.

If you do something to one of them they both want to do it!

This is our bath tub. The kids love to play in it. Its nice when they are all dirty and need a bath, but when you just want to wash them up fast it doesn't always work. Zack loves bubbles and always wants them in the bath. It took us a few times to figure out how many to use. The first few times when we turned on the jets we got bubbles everywhere! You couldn't even see Zack the first time we did it.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Play House Disney LIVE

We took the kids to see Play House Disney Live yesterday. They had a blast. I was really nervous about have ALL 4 kids, but I just couldn't leave anyone home. They were great they didn't try to escape once and really enjoyed the show. Zack just sang and sang! I am so glad that we did it.

Zack was really enjoying himself

Giving them food also helps with keeping them quiet!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I had to post this picture of Taylor and her coat, because every time she wears it I think of Brenely! She got her this coat for her when she found a great deal! Brenley watched the kids for a year for me. SAVED my life. Now I miss her finding me great deals on clothes. Now my kids are stuck with Costco, Target or occasionally Old Navy. I don't get to the mall much anymore. So sad! Rob is happy that it helps the budget! I am happy that Brenley has a much better job now :)

Monday, January 7, 2008

Stressful Momment

So today is just another typical day. Finally Zack is back in school! At 2:00 I get a phone call from the school telling me that Zack has thrown up and I need to pick him up. Why not noon for before. The twins have just fallen asleep and I am NOT going to wake them up to drive 2 minutes to school. Even if I wanted to I couldn't anyway. I am watching my niece and nephew. I don't have enough seats for everyone. I am not sure why he threw up he isn't sick FINALLY. Of course the nurse didn't know anything except that he threw up. So I think who can I call. I call a couple of friends who live down the street. No one home. I think who goes to Zack's school and lives close. I call 4 more people NO ONE HOME! Okay So now I have to go out of my comfort zone and call someone I don't know very well to see if they can help. Make 2 more calls. 2nd person in home. They are home with a sick kid and don't want to leave them. So I call someone who lives farther away, but not to far. They answer yeah, but have 2 kids sleeping as well. She gives me a name of someone. Call her and her kid is sleeping. She give me the name of the Young Womens president who I have only talked to once. She answers and can come over!!! Yeah. Luckily she knew who I was :) It took me 45 minutes to get someone to come over. So I get to school and Zack's aid tells me that he was outside in the cold and started coughing and then threw up. She said and I quote "he isn't sick he just was coughing so hard and threw up" SO WHY DID I HAVE T GET HIM!!!!! I got to the school at 3:00 and school ends at 3:30. So the moral is I don't pick up the phone when it is Heritage Elementary!!!

Christmas Morning

Here are some pictures of the kids at Christmas. We had a really fun day. Jeff and Kris came over on Christmas Eve and we had a nice dinner and played games until late. Their family was going to come over on Christmas, but it snowed ALL day. I think we got 7-8 inches that day. They got a lot more. We went over to Zack's friends house and stayed the whole day there eating and talking. Zack really had fun with his friend.

Chase fell asleep on they way home from church. We only live 6
minutes away. He usually doesn't take naps anymore. I am not sure why being quiet at church tires him out!

Now that I have a girl I have to dress her up in Christmas dress
es. Sorry boys you got the same old clothes.

Opening up the stockings
One day I will figure out how to turn my pictures!

Not the best picture, but they woudn't stop riding when we showed them the car. The lighting in the basement isn't good either.

Zack is learning

We were having family home evening last night and in the middle of it Zack said lets take a picture! So we had to stop and take one :) He was always the hardest to get to smile for pictures. He looked like a deer in head lights. Now he loves it and smiles the biggest. He likes to look at himself after word. Whatever works.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Slacker mom

I was emailing a friend today about her fertility problems. I was telling her about Rob and I's experience and how it was a trial and a blessing all at the same time. I never would have admitted to this when we didn't have any kids and was wondering if I would ever be able to be a mom! Looking back now I see how I grew more spiritually and had to have a lot of faith. I of course will never forget the wonderful experience of taking Zack to the temple to be sealed to Rob and I. Words cannot describe the wonderful feeling we had when we were in the sealing room. Although Zack was so sick (he was in the ER the day before) and he screamed the whole time! I can honestly say that I didn't feel more like a mom after giving birth to my other three kids. Anyway I like to ramble. After emailing my friend I went out to the kitchen where my 3 kids were eating lunch. This is what I saw.. Green and yellow food coloring all over the twins.

Now I took these pictures after they were cleaned up!!!
To further add to me being a slacker you will notice that Jesse is really wearing Taylors PJs. I need to do laundry. Also I left then eating lunch NOT breakfast. So yes it wa
s noon and they were still in their PJs. Boy and I glad about that.!!!

I'm not sure what they were going to make with toothpicks and yellow food coloring!!

The sad thing that this was there 3rd mess already today. Earlier someone (Jesse I'm sure) dumped there cheerios and added water to the floor and then also dumped their soup out all over the table. I sure hope the rest of the day is a liitle more mess free!