Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving and Christmas Tree

Every Monday Evening before Thanksgiving, we put up our Christmas tree. The girls had a blast, and I just wanted to get it done. After pulling out all our Christmas tree stuff, I noticed there were NO lights...we chucked them ALL last year because we were having problems with some of the strands. So the girls and I had to run to the Family Dollar here in Kuna to purchase all new lights. It was a fun time.
Now our tree looks FAB!And so do the girls!

For Thanksgiving we went to Alex's home in Arco. We definitely don't get out there enough, and had a great time. Tons of yummy food, games, and all the visiting you'd die for. Today we had a little Thanksgiving dinner at my Mom's with tons of food. Dejah loved the Olives...check it out.



Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Terrible Two's and The Belly Blues

Well, Mycah is almost two. Her Birthday is on Feb. 25th but the terrible 2's are coming in full force. If you know Mycah at all, you'd know she's definitely moody enough as it is. Her big sister seems like a dream compared (or maybe I just don't remember). She seems to think that if she fusses...constantly...I'll serve her needs. What it really does, is make me throw a two year old fit right back at her. She hits (swats really). If you give her what she's having a fit for, she'll throw it right back at you. Time-outs work ok, but not great. She really just fusses...ALOT! Check it out.

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Ok, so now with the Belly Blues. I'll be into my Second Trimester next week. Of course, being baby number three, I am definitely "showing". Only its the kind that looks like a pooch, not flat, and not prego. So one may just think you're a bit overweight in the middle. I wear Sweats constantly and can't seem to find anything cute to wear. I pulled out my maternity clothes, and wouldn't you know it...OUT OF STYLE!!! Two years old and all my maternity shirts are SHORTER than my EVERYDAY WEAR Shirts! So the other day I totally cheated and used the credit card to buy some sweaters. I'm not even close when it comes to the amount of maternity clothes I'm going to need throughout this pregnancy, but its a start. So just a warning to you Mothers who think your clothes will still be cute in a few years...THINK AGAIN! Maybe some will be good, but unless you have a baby at the exact same season as your last...just plan on replacing that wardrobe. Ok, Belly Blues number two....Vericose Veins! The day of the "Leaves" was the day I started to "feel them". As my second trimester thickens...so will the veins...and the constant ache that comes with them. I have the dumb support hose, but they itch and are very annoying to wear. So pray that I will be able to cope through the next 6 to 7 months.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Rake Up Boise

Every Year, Alex is involved with the "Rake up Boise" organization with his work. We always make it a family affair and bring the girls along. Saturday morning we all met down at a Boise Albertsons and got our house assignment. I don't know much except that we are doing a service for Elderly that can't do it themselves. Of course the girls made a friend and "jumped right in".
Alex and a bunch of his co-workers raked like crazy and bagged all the leaves. These pictures were taken toward the tail-end of the job, but you should have seen the leaves! Tons!


It was a bit chilly out and the girls got cold toward the end. I was pretty worn out from picking up leaves, so I had to stop to save myself from a miserable day.



The Ladies who owned the home were very appreciative, and we were so glad to help. Isn't service great!?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Something to CRY About!

Mondays! Otherwise known to some as Family Day...or, Family Home Evening. My day was very typical. Not a lot going on, Just the usual errand to the bank and hanging out at home with moody girls (me included, thanks to the baby in the oven). My sister-in-law Christy called that afternoon to tell me about this great deal going on at Albertsons. To make a long story short...you go to Albertsons and buy 10 Marie Calendars Frozen dinners, then you get a coupon for $10.99 off your next purchase, then you buy 5 boxes of Post cereal and get all those for only $0.55! You receive a $5 off a gift card and use that toward your last purchase which is 2 Sara Lee Pies and 2 -1/2 gallons of Breyers Ice Cream for only $1.50! You basically get 10 Frozen dinners, 5 boxes of cereal, 2 Sara Lee Pies, and 2 things of Ice Cream all for $22!! I thought, "what a fun outing for F.H.E.!" So when Alex got home we drove out to Albertsons to partake of this great deal before it expires TODAY. After that, Alex decided that it would be fun to take the girls out to Mexican here in Kuna, so off we went! They did so good for the..um...first 1/2 HOUR! They were taking forever! And kids lose patience quickly. When our food finally came, I began to cut up a small Chimmi for Dejah and the next thing I notice, Mycah is WHALING into tears! I looked and saw something small and green with LOTS of little seeds sitting on her tongue and just about panicked. I stuck my finger in her mouth and swept out a round little Jalapeno half chewed up and stuck it back on the plate where it should have never existed in the first place! With all the commotion, Alex quickly grabbed her and took her outside so that we wouldn't be making a huge scene. Too late for that...you could hear her crying outside! So I told Dejah to stay put and took a cup of water out to Mycah. Of course that didn't help, but when Alex brought her in to try to get food in her mouth, she just kept crying. I was almost in tears and the Hostess got me some "to-go" boxes and my check. When I finally got in the car I was so upset I burst in to hysterics and couldn't stop crying. I got home and my stomach couldn't contain it anymore...I was SO upset! I'm still feeling the effects of it on my eyes. Anyway, I finally calmed down after EVERYONE was in bed and I could watch a couple episodes of Grey's Anatomy. This makes me really consider not EVER taking the girls out to eat AGAIN...such work!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Busy...Busy...Busy

What a busy weekend! So Friday evening we had my cousin Shelly and her little family come out for dinner and "play". It was really nice. It seams like I never have anyone over for fun, We had a good time. The kids are all around the same age so they had a blast! Saturday morning we woke up and Alex decided it would be a good day to go get that King Bed that my parents said we could have. They "upgraded" to an air bed, which left their King up for grabs. My original plan was just to "borrow" it while I am Prego, but they pretty much said we could just have it. So we moved our Queen into Dejah's little room (temporarily), and moved everything....computer included....OUT of our bedroom. To make a long story short, we've had the computer in our room, and we've been wanting it OUT! We finally broke down on Saturday and bought a really pretty computer armiore at Fred Meyers. Now the computer is relocated to the living room and everything else has been moved to accommodated the crazy changes! Hopefully by Mycah's birthday we'll be able to afford a bunk bed for the girls, so they can share a room. Then we'll move the Queen over to my mom's in a spare room and make room for BABY. It took us all weekend to do this. The armiore took HOURS to put together, but it is really nice looking. Anyway, I've been kind of board of blogging lately. I noticed at my mom's house when I looked at my blog that I could only see TWO columns. So I want to take a little poll....Let me know if your computer shows TWO columns or Three columns. Thanks a bunch.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Dejah


So my little Mycah has decided that she is in an extra special bad mood today. Extremely grumpy and tired. She usually doesn't get her nap until 1:00...not today....lets try 10!! This whole time change has thrown off my kids a bit. Going to bed later, waking up earlier, not too fun. Anyway, this early nap has given Dejah and I some time to hang out. She really wanted to draw, and she wanted to try spelling her name. So for the first time EVER I got Dejah to try out writing her name. She doesn't have a ton of patience with it, but she did such a good job! I am so proud of her! She hasn't had any pre-schooling, and I never work with her, so I have just been hoping that when she goes to kindergarten next fall that she will catch on quick and do a good job. This little trial has given me some hope. I know alot of you moms out there have been doing pre-school, and your kids can probably already write their names, identify their letters and numbers, ect. but I was so excited to just see her try. I'm a proud mama.


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Monday, November 10, 2008

Football Date

This last weekend Alex got tickets for us to go to the BSU/Utah game. Its been a long time since we've really gotten out like that, and without our girls. We went to the game with one of Alex's co-workers and his wife. We had a great time. The weather was a bit chilly to me, but I can't complain...I didn't rain. I really enjoy a good game of football, and I get pretty tired of the "blow-outs", which have been every BSU game this season. I had to laugh at all the crazy fans. I actually had a harder time watching the live game because of all the crazy people around me. We finished the day with Texas Roadhouse. It was a great day. Thanks hun for getting me "out", and thanks a TON to my sister Heather for watching the kiddos.


Friday, November 7, 2008

Proposition 8 Protesters!

I am appalled!! You know, usually I like to stay out of politics. I don't know a whole lot when it comes to our government, but I am a big believer in the constitution and peoples rights and freedom of religion, speech and ect.. I believe that all Men and Women should have "the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of (their) own conscience, and allow all men to same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may." (The Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) I am no "hater". I believe all Blacks, Whites, Jews, Mormons, Catholics, Gays and Lesbians and so on, should have the right to CHOOSE their lifestyle. I try very hard not discriminate against anyone. I am not perfect, not even close, but we are all God's children and should treat each other as such. With this, I understand that as individuals we will not all agree on the same thing. That is what makes this world great and this country even greater. We are given laws for the protection of all. We are given opportunities to vote on certain issues. If we lose our vote, we even have the right to protest. But when we Lose, I feel it is our duty as human beings to take a step back and continue to treat people how we would like to be treated. This morning I found out that a large group of Gay/Lesbian activists protested at one of the "Mormon" Temples in L.A. over the loss of proposition 8. In this video you will see Glen Beck about 4 weeks ago give us a little insight to this proposition.


I watched a clip of this protest, and as Glen Beck "forcasted", our church is now being labeled as and "extremest hate group". This made me sick. Check it out for yourself. You don't have to watch the whole thing, but you get the idea.


What baffles my mind is that these people are targeting the "Mormons" when there were so many others involved. We were being called a "cult" and "bigots" for standing up for marriage between One Man and One Woman. This proposition was supported by so many other religions and persons and I feel we are being unfairly targeted. To see a list of Prop 8 sponsors go to www.afterellen.com/node/39787
A Long time ago Larry King interviewed our former President of the Church Gordon B. Hinkley and asked him about our stance on Gay Marriage. Here it is.


I have listened many times to this man. He has preached nothing but good righteous principles. I know there are many out there who do not believe in my same beliefs, but that is ok. I do not judge them for it and call them names and rip them apart for it. I appreciate our differences and would hope they do the same. I am sorry that this is such a long Post, but I couldn't just sit back and keep quiet while so many others are speaking out against what I believe.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fetus Fun!

Well, I don't have anything HUGE to talk about. The nausea has definitely calmed down. I quit taking prenatal vitamins, so I think that has helped a ton. The Dr. has me taking Folic Acid, Fiber, and stool softeners. Oh the joys of pregnancy. Anyhow, I just feel BLAH. That's about it. Food is very interesting. Sometimes I'm starving, sometimes I don't want anything. For the most part I am extremely unmotivated and very tired. I never want to cook, that is the worst thing for me! I have borrowed my Sister-in-law's first three seasons of Gray's Anatomy. It has given me hours of enjoyment rather than hours of lame local T.V. that have nothing to talk about except our "new black president elect Barak Obama". Woo Hoo :( I mean really, lets get over it already. Yay, he's black, big deal. Now lets see if he can pull it off. So enough with that. My girls are so board and I feel helpless to do anything about it. I'm just way too tired for entertaining or having more kids over to entertain them. Lets not forget the cold weather. Usually I've just been able to go outside with them, now that's the last thing I want to do. Saturday Alex has tickets for us to go to the BSU/Utah game. Cold Wet Weather...another yay. About the only thing I look forward to is much needed time with my hubby and hopefully a GOOD game. I'm getting sick of watching "blow-outs". Alex has been really busy with school. He is such a trooper! He is trying to get his Masters done. This semester he is taking TWO masters classes....along with his full-time job as a BSU teacher. He basically comes home and plants himself in front of homework until he crashes at 8:00 or 9:00. Well that's about it for us. Now I need to go take care of the ongoing drama between my girls.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Enough Said!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Baby's First Picture

Yesterday I had my first appointment with my new Dr. (Dr. Scott Christensen). The appointment was scheduled for 2:50 so that my wonderful hubby could come. Thanks a million to Aunt Christy for watching the girls for me. They were ABSOLUTE TYRANTS at my last appointment with the nurse. I was chasing them all over the dumb building. They thought for some reason it was so funny to run away from me. I had my back turned for one minute while the nurse tried to explain something to me, I turned around and they were GONE! Before I knew it, they were out the hall into the waiting room...out the main door...into the hall...then out to the parking garage before I could catch up with them! Lets just say...that will not be happening again!! So truly, THANK YOU Christy. I arrived to my Dr.'s office right on time, they led me back into the room and the wait began. Apparently the Dr. had to slip out for a delivery, so I got to wait for an hour. Again, I was grateful not to have my girls with me. When he got there it was a very nice visit. He was very thorough and explanatory. He had a great bedside manor, so I think this will be a good choice. It was fun to watch the baby in there. In this picture you can see its big round head and little body with little nubby arms and legs. I even saw it moving around in there so it was pretty cool. So far the baby looks good and is measuring right on, setting my due date at June 8th (hopefully code for May 24 or 25th). In January we will get to find out what the sex is of this little fetus. Yes, we will be finding out....I just love an early surprise! Girl or Boy it will be fine (but a boy might fulfill my husbands unending desire to "rough house")...my girls are way too girly to enjoy it. So that's it for today. Have fun voting and watching yourself LOSE....I know I will.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

TRICKED!

Halloween. Trick or Treat? You would usually expect more Treats than Tricks. This Halloween was full of both. Alex came home from work and decided to get Dejah involved in carving those pumpkins. She had a blast! After that we ordered Pizza Hut and bought some candles for our Jack-o-lanterns. We ate our pizza then got the girls all dressed up. We decided this year not to walk the neighborhood and just drive the girls around to certain people's homes.


Getting a picture in the dark wasn't too easy, but you get the idea. Dejah was dressed up as Snow White, and Mycah was dressed up as Cinderella.


Here we are knocking on the door of Uncle Gabe.

The girls couldn't resist coming in and holding the little baby Briget (sp?).

Anyway, it was a good time...for all but me. Ok so onto the "trick". This baby inside me decided to "dress up" as ECTOPIC BABY!! If you don't know what that means, it basically means that the baby is growing in the fallopian tube rather than the uterus. This is deadly to the mother. It causes SERIOUS pain and can only be fixed by aborting the fetus, otherwise the tube would burst and mom would bleed to death internally. It happened to my mom when I was a kid and she almost died. So this morning I was having a sharp pain in my right side where my ovary is. I went and saw the nurse that morning, she said if it got worse that I needed to go to the emergency room. For the most part it was just really bad pain. I could hardly walk, eat, breath, etc... That evening as I was debating the ER, Alex asked me if it felt better when I layed down. It did, and then logic kicked in. If I were experiencing Eptopic pain would it really feel better when I would lay down??? My answer is NO. My mind was eased as I realized that I was experiencing some SERIOUS GAS PAIN!!! So I was officially "tricked" for the day! It finally dissipated late that night. Alex and I watched a scary movie that I won't mention, but it was a good pick. All in all, very interesting Halloween for me.