Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Random thought of the day

So I have been thinking a lot about all that we have been blessed with. Right now we are going through some changes. I realize every day how blessed we are. Some of the blessings that have come about from unemployment are: Realizing how much I truly love my husband and how much I enjoy spending time during the day with him. Getting the kids teeth all taken care of. YAY!!! That in itself is priceless. So grateful for our church and the programs established to help those in need. Spending more quality time with my sweet baby boy. Since I have been working close t0 40 hours a week, the time that I have off is spent holding my sweet colt. I have loved hanging out with my kids and watching DVD's with them. Trying new recipes w/ Wyatt. The kids also know they can talk him into making anything new and fun. Tonight they made chocolate covered potato chips. I love how much quality time Wyatt has been able to spend with the kids. I guess when you are faced with difficult trials it helps to see the good in all things. When we do find employment I will very much miss having my sweetheart around during the day.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Coltie Boy

He is just so stinkin' cute!


Reasons Bennett makes my heart happy! Benni is the biggest tease of all time, she loves to tease everyone. She eats her boogies (which is gross) and tries to get us to eat them. She says they taste like doughnuts, then she says just try em you might like them. She calls her Grandpa Austin Baby BOBO, because he once called her BoBo instead of Boo Boo; which we call her. SHe loves her Baby BoBo and gives him a bottle of diet coke when he visits. She was riding in the car with Wy and I and she wanted to go to Dipidee for a cupcake, we wouldn't stop so she got mad and said "I'm gonna kick yous assses". I know you shouldn't laugh but it was funny. She is just the funnest little munch-kin around.

Wyatt with Benni's Hero

DECEMBER 16, 2010.... Guess who is coming???

So December 16th turned out to be a pretty eventful day. I went to my two appointments. The first one at the hospital for my "advanced maternal age", to check the fluid since it had been low a few days earlier. Had an ultra sound all the while I kept telling the nurses that I had been having contractions or Braxton Hicks, not painful but definitely noticeable. The Dr came in and said I really wish you were having this baby today but no it looks like you are still set for the 27th of the month. So then I headed off to my regular Dr appt where he checked me and said yeah you are definitely not having this baby anytime soon. So I head on home and stop in to visit with my next door neighbor. While there I am still having these "contractions" but didnt think a thing about them because both doctors said I was not having the baby yet. I head on home have dinner then I am laying on my bed talking to my mom and suddenly I am wet. Granted I thought I had maybe peed myself since I had a nasty cold and every time I sneezed or coughed I would pee my pants. My water has never broke on it's own so this was a new experience. Wyatt was cute, trying to get the kids all in the car and loaded up. I was grabbing things to throw into a bag ( guess that's why they say to have a bag packed). We quickly got to the hospital around 9:30, met Lori there. The Buss' were AMAZING to take our kids and I didn't worry about them at all. Colt was born at 12:59 a.m. I must admit this was by far the hardest delivery ever. If all of the deliveries had been that hard I think our family would have been much smaller. BUT he is here and he is the most beautiful baby ever. He has red hair and blue eyes. Colt Wyatt Austin weighed 6 lbs 4.5 oz and 19 inches long. After he was born he had some air pockets around his lungs so he spent the day in the NICU, but he is perfectly healthy. He has brought so much joy to our home. The kids adore him, we all love him so much.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween 2010

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween. It is the kickoff to the holiday season and I love creating cute costumes for my kids. Granted they will seem like they are high on crack until after the new year, but it is a fun time of year. I love carving pumpkins then roasting the seeds. I love putting the kids costumes together and Wyatt's costume. I love taking them around the neighborhood to trick or treat. AND I love all of the fall and Halloween decorations. I just love it. Sydney is a vampire bride, I made her costume out of an old bedskirt, then Payson wanted to be a witch. I borrowed a black dress from a friend when Payson tried it on she said this is really plain so I made the tu tu and the purple bustier, and I gathered her sleeves. Thank goodness Jon wanted to be a football player so I didn't have to make his costume.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wyatt's Halloween Party!

So we had a hard time coming up with a costume for Wyatt this year. His work always has a costume party; he has been Warren Jeps in prison clothes, A hula girl w/ a coconut bra, Nacho Libre and last year the Burger king KING. This costume though takes the cake. I had suggested be a fisherman from the TV show deadliest catch. Well if any of you know my Wyatt he takes it one step further. A fisherman from deadliest catch; however he has caught the deadliest itch...crabs. Oh he is one funny guy but I love him with all my heart and he cracks me up. The winner of the best costume from his office wins a flat screen tv.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Baby projects

So I have been trying to get a few things ready for the new baby. I made these wash rags and I think they turned out really good. I sewed flannel fabric onto one side of a plane white wash rag. Then put ribbon over the raw edge. I love how soft the flannel is. I used one to wash my face and I LOVE it. They were so easy, I need to make more to keep on hand for baby gifts.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I took the girls and a few friends to Thanksgiving Point for their annual Ya Ya Sisterhood night. We enjoyed cups of soup, shrimp nachos, chocolate fondue and little pumpkin cupcakes. (All free) We danced and cheered, wrote down our woes then burn them, chanted the YA YA chant. It was a great night, I look forward to it again next year, although the girls really want to go all out wearing dresses and feather boas and BIG hats.

more pictures

While at the museum I was able to show the kids the kind of air plane that my Grandpa Smith flew during WWII. It was a B29; he was the tail gunner. I am always in awe at how these old planes were able to fly across the ocean to defend our rights.