Friday, September 28, 2007

Big Surpise!!!

Well, my parents showed up Wednesday night at church....it was so neat. We had a great time while they were here and I am sure they went home exhausted. Not only from the trip but from the boys wearing them out. I think they must have said Nana about a million times. My mom loved it though. It was really nice to see them. I can't wait until we can go visit them some time. I would have gone with them....but poor Phil wouldn't make it without me right now. He is preaching twice on Sunday and it's a potluck Sunday so he is going to have to spend most of tomorrow studying. My plan...to do nothing. I think it sounds good. Anyways, I plan on going and seeing them sometime. I just don't know if I want to drive there in the winter. We'll see.

The boys party went great. We had a few little mishaps. Like, I was kinda cranky about a few differnet things. Mainly I was tired. The other was...I went down to get Davy's cake out of the refridgerator in the garage...and Phil thought it would be funny to scare me( he didn't know I was getting the cake)so when I came around the corner with Davy's piggy cake it got a little facial reconstruction. I didn't drop it just flung it over into my other hand. What a stinker!!! Well, they liked it anyways. I am hoping to get some pictures from Heidi of the party. Especially the cake eating part. Jesse was covered. I'm going to see if we can get a new camera with our permanent funds. We'll see about that. Davy loved all his presents and we had a grand ole time. It has been a VERY eventful week and I am glad that we made it through. I can't wait until Pastor gets back....all the hard work for Phil will be over for a little while. Love ya'll....

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sooooooo We're in Big Trouble......What Else is New?

So, we called and told Bek we wouldn't be able to come to Texas in October and she was pretty upset.....we felt SOOOOOOOOO BAD!!!! I know she doesn't believe us. I am calling Alaska Airlines everyday trying to get us flights at Christmas time......do you know how hard that is??? I am praying someone cancels their flights and we get our tickets for Christmas. It would work out perfect because Heather and Caleb will be there for a few days at Christmas too. The only bummer would be no Six Flags....oh well, I think it will be just as much fun in December as it would have been in October. Our only other option would be to wait until next spring and we DON'T want to do that. Other than the fact Bek would KILL us we can't wait that long to see her. I guess since Josh and Ang are going down they might be able to last a little bit longer.

Well, things here have been INSANE!!! Jesse Talon woke up yesterday with a fever and today he was sooooo sick. He's had a fever of about 103 all day and he is soooo whiney. I felt so bad. I didn't get much done either. He finally fell asleep on me after dinner. I finished watching Pride and Prejudice and laid him down. I hope he will sleep for a little while. I am sure it would make him feel better. The Humphrey's are leaving this week so we aren't going to be having piano for a couple of weeks. Maybe we can get our van fixed soon. That would be wonderful. Phil and his Dad are hauling wood tonight. I am hoping soon we can start building a fire and keep it going. It is getting cold in the house at night. Actually it pretty much stays cold all day too. It has been about 30 degrees every morning when we get up and it is only getting up to about 60 during the day. Can't complain though....or can I??

Everyone is doing good here. We are having a big party on Thursday for the little Birthday Boys....Davy is sooooo excited! He told Phil he didn't want any presents...How cute is that? He wants a pink piggy cake...can you believe that? Phil wasn't happy his little boy wanted a pink piggy cake. I thought it was cute. Needless to say I have my work cut out for me. I will try to get someone to take pictures and post them on Friday. I think this Saturday we are going to bum around all day.....at least that's what Phil says but he is preaching for the next two Sundays so we will see.....We are also having our fifth Sunday potluck this week. I love Potlucks....Bek!!!! Well, I love and miss everyone. Take care...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Just Some Fun Pictures





Sweeties

Sappy? You've come to the right place.....

This is for all the girls out there who are as sappy as me. I tell you having kids has only made it wors. I CRY ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!! I am sooooo tired of being a girl sometimes. I would LOVE to just get angry and beat a punching bag to DEATH rather than sit and cry about every little thing. Today is one of those days.....actually i've been having one of those days for a couple days. I can't believe it....and there's nothing wrong with me....as far as girl stuff, you know?? I feel like I sometimes need to go to a toughness boot camp. I don't know what the Lord was thinking when he gave me all these emotions.

I was sitting here this morning...minding my own businesss...RIGHT...looking at Bek's blog.....WHAT A MISTAKE!!! I am sooooo jealous that Josh and Ang are going to be there in less than a week. I want to see my family. Then...again...minding my own business.....I open my big fat mouth. I tell you some days I wish I was a mute. It would literally probably solve all of my problems. Then again there is sign language....I would still be in trouble all the time. Anyways, I am determined to keep my nose in my own business and to stop telling other people mine. I won't go into details but you probably all understand or have been there.

On a good note....all the crying has made me much calmer and I feel a little bit better. But everyone knows, after you cry a lot you just want to lay in bed all day with a bowl of ice cream, some m&m's, chocolate, chocolate, and did I mention chocolate? Needless to say, I am tired today. Somedays just ready to give up knowing that I never will or can because it would only make for a bigger disaster. I am going to get serious right now......but, if i've learned anything being married and having children...it's that the wife/mom can NOT at any time or in any situation get selfish. The minute you do everything turns into chaos. I will admit.....I am human and I do that very thing. I think you feel like silly putty being pulled in every direction and sometimes you break. Then...if you're me....you sit down one day( after threatening the kids NOT to disturb you for ten minutes) and you read the far above rubies your mom sent you and the first thing you read is EXACTLY what you need to hear. So, you cry and feel like dirt, knowing that once again you've come to that point that you're at your lowest, and you pray asking the Lord to take every selfish bone from your body. You know what, He doesn't do that, but He does help you overcome it through lots of prayer, practice, and time in His word. So, even though this sounds like someones sappy story...sorry....the Lord worked in my heart and my life and I just wanted you all to know that....even though you may all be struggling...maybe the Lord has the perfect person, article, or passage in His word to help you through it. He will never leave us nor forsake us. So have a great big happy sappy day. Just like me....Sprout

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

School Is In.....

Well, I can't believe it but my little boy is in Kindergarten.We just started today. Can you believe that time can fly by so fast. Davy and Jesse are turning four and one next week. It makes me want to cry. I can't believe my little boys are growing up so fast. I know I shouldn't complain....it's just sometimes you forget how time flies by and how in just a few blinks of an eye they will be grown and gone. I think I sometimes forget to remember to stop and smell the stinky socks, smile when I wash a messy boys face, sit and read to my little smarty pants, and enjoy the blessed times when I was the " Monster Mom". It goes by so fast. I am going to put pictures on next week. I think Phil has a bunch on his computer at work. I might even have a few here at the house. I still need to get the ones from Natasha. I am going to get some printed on Friday and send them out. I will post a few too. I think she is putting them on a c.d. for me. Well, I don't have a whole lot else to say. I made a HUGE banana cake for Phil...i'm going to take some to Mikey too for helping with the computer. Well, I gotta go. Talk to you later.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Scary, Huh?

So, was everyone as scared as me about getting tased? I didn't enjoy watching Phil get tased one bit. Mikey was nice enough to show me how to get the stupid video on here in the first place. I hope you guys are all doing good. We are. Just busy. Today is one of those days that we got up early and it feels like the day is moving in hours instead of minutes. I've been up for three in a half hours already and it feels like it should be lunch time. We are starting some school today. Just working on writing letters and stuff with Davy and Jonny is just going to practice. I have to get Jesse up soon. That little guy sure can sleep a lot. Well, we finally turned the heat on last night for the first time. We've been freezing. I can't wait til' we get to go to Texas and it's warm. I know, I know, I shouldn't be acting like that already huh? I can't help it. I'm almost done nursing and I'm freezing. I've actually already been wearing sweaters during the day. Anyways, not a whole lot going on. Just the normal chores and meal cooking. Oh, and i'm on a hunt for a new car insurance company. That is always fun. I can't stand calling those people. It takes forever and usually there totally no help. Now you always have to call the local ones who don't even open until 9:00!!! SOOOOOOOO irritating. Well, gotta go. Sprout

Friday, September 14, 2007

Blogging 101

Seriously, I need some help here people....I can't seem to figure out how to get this tazing video on here. I went to photobucket.com and they said it was successfully posted and I'm wondering....Where? I don't see it on my blog....maybe it went to someone else's...several times??? I don't know....if you see it let me know though. I am hoping it just takes a while to post on here. It is pretty scary and it almost made me cry....I know, I know, that's pretty easy. I seriously haven't seen Phil that nervous since our wedding...and that was a while ago. Well, if anyone knows how to do all this stuff and can put it in layman's terms....call me. Sprout

Phil's Getting Tazed

videoWell, I hope everyone will take this as a warning to never try to resist arrest. I have talked to several police officers that say this is the longest five seconds of your life. Not to mention Phil said the same thing. Although, most police officers say that getting tazed is better than getting the o.c. spray in your eyes. Phil also did that. I will post some pictures. Not fun. Although, it was a huge learning experience. Well, I hope that you are all doing good. I will see you later. Sprout

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Honey, Honey, Honey......

I have never seen so much honey in my entire life. We did honey yesterday for five hours. It was a huge job. Then I got home last night and tried to boil some wax down to get the honey out of it......well, it decided to boil over and got honey and wax EVERYWHERE.....WHAT A MESS. It took me a couple hours this morning to get it all cleaned up. I am glad I don't have to do that again for a long time. We ended up getting about ten to eleven gallons of honey. We split it with Allen and Natasha....they are the ones that did most of the work yesterday. Mom was sweet enough to let us come over and do it.

Anyways, that was my big adventure for this week. Actually if the weather is nice we are planning to go four-wheeling on Saturday. I am excited about that. We all got up early this morning and got going. Phil and I got up around five thirty and then I got the boys up around six thirty. We are trying to get on a good schedule for school. I don't think he is that excited yet. I am going to work with both the boys and I am finally excited about it. He did have a good time doing piano the other day. He thinks he needs a lesson every day. He's so funny. Phil has been pretty busy these last couple of weeks. He is preaching tonight and Sunday morning. Then he is preaching again seven times while the Pastor is gone. Plus he is going to school forty hours a week. I don't know how he is doing it all. I am trying to help the best I can but sometimes I don't feel that I do much good.

Well, I found out yesterday that my Grandpa Jim is having a biopsy on Friday. They think he may have liver cancer. I would appreciate alot if you would all pray for him. My cousin Layna is getting married on Saturday. That is pretty neat. So I guess most of my Dad's family will be there. Josh and Ang leave in a couple weeks to go see Bek, Jeremy, and Susannah. I think they are also going to get a chance to see Heather and Caleb while they are there too. I don't know if we will see Heather and Caleb when we go down. Busy, Busy, Busy, right now. Things will slow down after it snows though. Well, I miss all of you.....Sprout

Monday, September 10, 2007

True Alaskan Travel

Well, you should all go over to the Humphrey's blog to see our picture. Suprising I know....but they're pretty cute. Phil took all the boys carseats and today was Jonny's first piano lesson....soooooo we improvised. It was actually a very nice little outing. We might continue to do it the next couple weeks if it stays nice enough. Anyways, We had a good time and it was nice to get out of the house. He had a very good first lesson and he is very excited about continuing. Oh, I also need everyone's help trying to convince Phil we need the piano back at the house so that I don't have to take Jonny to the church every day to practice. If he doesn't no big deal just one more thing to do during the day. Or, I may just wait until the evening when Phil is home and he can watch Davy and Jesse while I take Jonny to the church.

I also need to get a new digital camera. I WANT PICTURES!!!!!!!! I have come to love taking pictures. Although no ones believes it...since they never see any. Well, you will all be happy to know that I took the boys pictures the other day with a friends camera...AAANNNDDD...I took our family picture for Christmas...so I am ahead of the game. I will be sending pictures to the Fam in the next few weeks. I put the word Fam in there for my mom!!! :) Happy now....well, I gotta go and get dinner done. Phil will be home soon. Oh, and we're doing the bees tonight hopefully. Well, gotta run talk to you later. Sprout

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Another Day Gone....

Well, yesterday was a REALLY rough day. I woke up at 5:00 with Phil and got him out the door. Then I nursed Jesse and decided to lay back down for a while. Well, I laid down around 6:00 and tossed and turned until about 7:00. I woke up with a migraine headache and took some tylenol. Well, I didn't eat anything with the tylenol because I was already feeling nauseous and BIG surprise I started puking. I threw up for about three hours until I just decided not to get back up for awhile. I put a movie in and layed down. The boys laid down with me and then they went and took a nap. I took a bath and finally decided to eat something around 2:30. I felt a little better but still had a really bad headache the rest of the day. It was pretty scary there for a while. I haven't felt that bad in a long time. At least not with a migraine. Anyways, today is much better although I am still really tired. I did lay back down today and for the first time in 2 1/2 weeks Phil stopped back by and caught me. He wasn't too upset. He had to grab some extra clothes for school. They are getting tazed and pepper sprayed today. I am sure he will be REAL happy when he gets home. I hope it doesn't affect him too much. The boys are doing good. Rowdy as ever. Jesse has been sick so all he wants to do is be held AND cry. I thought the holding would help but it doesn't seem to be. Davy and Jesse's birthdays are in three weeks. They will be 4 and 1. Can you believe that? I can't believe my baby will be one already. Oh Well, time to try for a girl right? Yeah, we'll see about that. Well, I hope everyone is doing good. We will be posting pictures as soon as we can afford a new digital camera. Love you all, Sprout