"I AM NOT a woman who can always resist chocolate, wears make up to the pool, and has spotless floors all the time. But I am strong. I am invincible. I AM MOM." ~B.O.B

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fun with Family

First of all, I'm a terrible blogger. Sorry.

Because of that, here is the catch-up on the fun we've been having now that we live close to family.

First, A BIG Thanks goes to my sister, Josie! She came to stay with me this whole week after my surgery. I have ejoyed having her here & I know my kids have as well.

Now for our fun catch-up. It has really been fun living close to my family. Carson and I have got to know my brother and his wife a lot better and we are enjoying spending time with them. They also have a son 1 day younger than Cal. It's pretty fun to have cousins play together. In these next few pictures we went shooting skeet and rode our 4wheeler around with Nate & Brandi. It was pretty fun.

Another fun thing, is that Brandi & Gibs along with me & my kids all fit in a minivan with their Grammy. So we have been able to take a few outings while Carson is gone. It's been pretty fun & I look forward to the more to come. (I believe the zoo is on our upcoming list. HURRAY!)

These next pictures are from the children's science museum in OKC. We had a pretty great time. Madi still talks about it all the time & would go everyday if I let her.

Lastly, Grammy is getting so much fun grandma time, it's unbeleivable. I'm so greatful that I have a mother who loves to play with children as much as mine does. I always knew I had a great mother. I strive to be as good a mother as she. Now I see her as a grandmother with my children and am amazed all over again. Mom, you truely are the best. The most loving, wonderful, patient person I know. Thanks!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Will I miss you?

As soon as I got there I knew you would leave. I went in alone. Trying to be brave. I waited and waited. Finally, I feel asleep, knowing that when I woke you would be gone. It so hard to wake up, but I had to get out of there. You were gone. There wasn't even a piece of you I could hold onto. Now I just sit here unable to clean my house, work in my garden, or care for my children. All I do is sit around and sleep. You've left a hole inside me. I will miss you gallbladder.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Green Eggs and Ham

We had a pretty fun St. Patrick's Day.
We started out with Green Eggs & Ham.
We also painted our nails green. That evening we went to a St. Patrick's Day Party. We had a great time and enjoyed tons of green food & corned beef and cabbage. (my first time & I liked it).

Monday, March 7, 2011

Good Day

Carson gave Katie her Baby Blessing yesterday. She looked beautiful. (she wore the same dress Madi wore. Mom made it of course) Carson gave her a name and a blessing along side Dad, Nate & Roy. It was pretty great. Carson has been able to bless all three of our children. Every blessing has been short, sweet and to the point. I love it. I get teary-eyed every time. And Carson makes fun of me for it every time.After church, the whole fam (that was here) came over and we had Josie's birthday dinner. It was fun to have everyone in the kitchen. It felt like Thanksgiving to me. (It helped that we were having mashed potatoes) After everyone went there own ways, we were hanging out in the kitchen and Carson turned on The Cave by Mumford & Sons. We listened to it on repeat for about 15mins. while dancing in the kitchen. After this video, we put Katie down and Carson and I picked up our other 2 children. We all danced like crazy. Both Madi and Cal where laughing histarically. It has to be one of my favorite moments of all time!

I have three. It's still hard to believe, but I love it!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Hello, Katie Mae

We are just loving her!

Even in the hard times.

What have we been up to?

First, let me say that I have not been able to set up WiFi on my computer yet & it's making me crazy. My computer hook-up is in my bedroom, so I only get on it after the kids are asleep. However, having a new baby, as soon as they are asleep, so am I. Therefore, I have the internet, but rarely use it. LAME!

The main thing I've been doing is UNPACKING!

It looks much better than this now, but it felt like this to me for a long time.
Now that we are a little more settled, I pulled out my sewing machine for a little me time.

Baby Legs

If you are out of the loop on baby legs, click here. I didn't see a lot of use for them in Arizona, but now I definately must have them. They are great for under a cute summer dress in cold March weather. However, I'm not going to pay $12 a pair. So I learned how to make my own, here.
Then, I found these great socks at Target for $2 a pair. SWEET!

How do you not love them?!

We are also hanging out with family a lot! And that's about it