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Monthly Archives: January 2008

Quote of the day….

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Dylan to Jake tonight while they were playing:

“Daddy! If YOU jump you will break the whole house!!!”

hahahaha!!! That’s awesome.


Gotta give some love!

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My flower girl and ring bearer are all grown up with a blog all their own! *sniff*

I am so looking forward to seeing what they have in store for blogland! πŸ˜‰ Both are AMAZING talents and even more amazing kids! Enjoy!

Some Pretty Amazing Art

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I ran acrossed this tonight.

UH-MAY-ZING. Seriously.

I found it by clicking on a Yahoo link about a guy who created an entire oil painting just by using the oil from FRENCH FRIES. That was kinda gross, but his art is amazing. I stared at his page, jaw dropped most of the time. Check it out.

Dylan’s Alphabet

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I’m a little pee


This was Dylan’s version of the alphabet tonight at bedtime! hahahahaha!!!! How cute is that?

Slumber party with mom!

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Since Jake was gone last night I decided that we’d toss the normal routine out the window and just chill last night. The boys played like crazy and then sat in front of the boob tube for awhile. They were tired but in all honesty, I didn’t want them to go to bed at their normal time either. I know, mean mom. πŸ˜‰ I hate being home alone after the boys go to bed when it’s that creepy quiet in the house.
Around 8:30/9 I suggested we make COOKIES! I wrote down the word in big letters on a piece of paper and made Dylan sound it out before we made them. He was SO EXCITED when he figured out what it was! So, we made cookies. That was interesting. Luckily Owen was asleep so I could give the boys all of my attention, which was definately needed. They took turns adding ingredients and watching the mixer mix the dough. We had a few close calls b/c Aidan thought he might like to stick his hand in the mixer….caught him just in time. Goodness that kid has NO FEAR. Dylan on the other hand was very cautious. πŸ˜‰ I spooned out the dough onto the cookie sheet….I had them point to where they wanted me to put it since I wasn’t letting them touch the dough. I didn’t want to deal with that mess. Aidan was a sneaky little stink…he kept sticking his finger in the dough and eating it, to which I said “you are going to get sick if you keep eating that!” I was nervous he’d have an upset tummy all night. Luckily he didn’t.
After the cookies came out of the oven I let them have ONE. They were so excited to see their “creation.” haha! I should have anticipated some whining after that b/c they wanted MORE cookies. I finally suggested something else to do….BOOKS. They grabbed a bunch of books from their room and brought them out the couch. We piled on the couch and read all of them. That was kind of fun b/c they actually sat there and paid attention! They rarely sit for that long during books. πŸ˜‰ After books I let them get into our bed and watch a movie. “Mozart Sleepy Time” haha! πŸ˜‰ wink wink! They thought they were getting to watch a movie and I knew they were getting a chance to wind down. I should say I THOUGHT they were actually…. I found them in there playing about 10 minutes later! ha! Stinkers. I had been feeding Owen in the living room and could hear them giggling. We turned off the movie and went into their room for prayers and tucking in. I didn’t hear a peep out of them all night! I was happy!

Around 1 a.m. when I was heading to bed I went and got Dylan up to go to the bathroom. He decided again last night he wanted to go without a diaper. I got him up, he went and I put him back to bed. Around 3 he climbed into bed with me and I barely noticed. I was so tired! All I remember was him saying “will you get my paci out of my bed?” and I rolled over and went back to sleep! HAHA!! I can’t believe I didn’t go get it for him! THat makes me laugh. He managed fine without it apparently b/c he went to sleep too. At 6 a.m. he SHOT straight up in bed and startled me. I said “what’s wrong bud?” and he said “PEE. I HAVE TO PEE” haha! I said “quick, get to the bathroom quick!” and he ran in there. Luckily he made it fine. πŸ˜€ I checked our bed and it was dry thankfully! We went back to bed but the Owen was up to eat so I brought him to our bed too. I think we were able to sleep about two more hours after that. I still didn’t roll out of bed though until 9:30. haha! I love just laying in bed even when you’re still awake. It’s nice and cozy. Dylan on the other hand was up. He is always up the minute he SENSES daylight!

It’s raining/snowing off and on today. Everytime I look out the window it’s different. Hopefully the roads won’t be TOO bad for Jake coming home. I’ll be glad when he’s home.

Today my grandma is having her lung biopsy. 😦 I hope that goes well and that she makes it through it fine and that it comes back okay. Praying praying praying it’s not cancer.

Laundry is beckoning…..

Okay so I lied….

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…. and now the snow has coated our grass, street, truck, mailbox, bushes, and trees. God are you giving us a glimpse of North Dakota???


It’s Raining It’s Pouring The Children Are Snoring….

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All the kids are napping and Jake and I are sitting here on the couch listening to the water through the gutters and watching the extremely heavy snow fall. These flakes, er chunks, of snow are HUGE. It isn’t sticking though, which is fine with me. We’ll have our fair share of stuck on snow in about another month. That’s right, another month. We have a little over 30 days before we begin our trek to North Dakota. So far I have only cleaned out the toys. In fact, here is an excerpt from an email I sent to my VERY organized friend. She said she was CLAPPING as she read it she was so excited for me. She knows I have not a single organizing bone in my body. πŸ˜‰

“Today I did AWESOME (if I do say so myself) with the toys. I set up bins for organizing/sorting and then I set up two mesh laundry baskets and I told Dylan that one was for toys to keep and one was for toys to give to other little boys who didn’t have as many toys. I said we would take them to the Goodwill store. Later tonight he said “Who is Mr. Goodwill and why does he want to take my toys?” hahahaha! I thought I would die. ANyway, he FILLED the mesh basket for donations! YEAH!!That was close to half of their toys! I was so proud of him! He picked everything to go in there too and every time he said “I think I will give this to other little boys” πŸ˜€ We organized the toys we were keeping and got everything put away and the entire room vacuumed up, even moved furniture! πŸ˜€ We rearranged their room (not that it really matters b/c we don’t have much longer here but he enjoyed it) and got everything set up all neat. I even have an entire garbage bag full of stuff to trash. It was broken toys, paper cups (they get their own water from the fridge when they want and I don’t always know), broken crayons, paper airplanes that had seen better days. All that kind of stuff. A WHOLE BAG! OMGosh!! πŸ˜‰ I hope we can keep it that way. Now we need to go through their clothes. I think I will let them do the same thing with those too….. pick which ones they want to keep and which ones the wany to donate. That seemed to work well and Dylan really enjoyed doing it. I say “Dylan” b/c Aidan really didn’t get what we were doing. I had to direct him a lot.”

So that was my big cleaning/organizing/purging event of the week. Lame I know, but for an unorganized girl like me, it’s a big deal.
My sister in law is coming to help me purge/organize in the middle of February…just in time for the movers. I am SO EXCITED. She was totally born with the organizing gene (I am convinced there is such a thing) and she has graciously agreed to drive from Portland down here to help me. Have I mentioned that I love her? haha!
My mom has offered to help me, but she works and has little spare time. Plus, the combo of the two of us would result in very little purging I think.
My sister has also offered to help, but I need someone to boss me around and with me and my sister I think we’d both just end up staring at a large pile. πŸ˜‰
So, my sister in law it is. Teresa, THANK YOU! If I haven’t said it enough, THANK YOU! πŸ˜‰

Tonight Jake and I are MAYBE going on a date. Maybe. It all depends on what we can do on ZILCH. haha! I’m thinking just to hang out period would be nice but we’ll see. My mom is taking the older kiddos to the new Veggie Tales movie so we’ll be home with just Owen for a while, then she’s taking all of them so he and I can have some time together. Need to take advantage of that as much as we can before we move, b/c who knows when that will happen again. I’m a little nervous about that aspect of things when we move to Minot. Really, can we make it with no babysitter so we can go out ALONE once in a while? Or are we going to have to improvise and do the date thing AT HOME after the kids go to bed? I’m sure we’ll figure out something….it’s just uncharted waters right now.

OH! News….. I can’t believe I forgot this before. Jake talked to the housing department at Minot and they said we qualify to be on the four bedroom housing list and it’s a 0-30 day wait! YEAH! I’m very happy about that. My hope is that once we get to the base we will have a house to move into asap. Not sure if that is realistic of me at this point, but that guy sure gave me reason to hope!

What I said about the snow not sticking, I take that back. It’s sticking. A lot.