Friday, March 19, 2010

We did it.

Life has been kinda crazy and we have not been able to get pictures up loaded. With that being said we have had a lot of fun exploring the parks again. We have really enjoyed playing and the nice weather that we have had. Sad thing was yesterday it started to snow again. Can't complain as we really need some moisture but will miss the sun for the next few days. As a mom of 4 very unique kids life can be more than a roller coaster. Add on top house shopping and my calling I have had more than enough to keep me busy. Yes Jim and I bit the big ticket and just yesterday put an offer in on the house listed before. We feel that this house can do so much for our family. It's location has a lot to offer with a a park across the street that even has a basketball hoop. We took the kids last night to see it and they went crazy. We are really praying that our offer is accepted and that we can close on it by the middle of April. Today I am stepping into the party world the about 15 10 year olds as we are having Miles' 10th party. He can not wait. He does not turn 10 until Tuesday but this was the best weekend for his party. Then Saturday I have my big Relief Society Forgotten Arts. It should be fun. I really hope a lot of sisters show up for it. It is an all day thing with homemade Jam, bread classes lunch and crafts. By Sunday I am sure I will be ready for a nap. So now that you are all caught up on what is going on in our little part of this world, Maybe next time we can have some pictures of parties and more. Praying for all of you. take it easy.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

To buy or not to buy. After the sale and then the not sale of our trailer Jim and I took a winter break from house hunting. But with the spring upon us and a $6500 take break speaking we thought that we might want to go and check out some houses and see if we can find one and move in before Mylee comes. Living in a small town there are houses for sale just not as many as a big town. Then if you take out the house's on by the trains or on busy streets we had 4 houses left to look at. So we thought. We had big hopes for a house on Clearview Dr. Boy were we wrong about it. It was not even show-able. But our agent took us to see this house. It is a little above what we were wanting to look at but she thought that we might like it and with the size and being a foreclosure we might be able to low, low ball it and get a great house worth a pretty penny for a better than good price. So now we are sitting here with our pro's and con's list trying to decide what to do next. Let me tell you a little about this house. It was built in 1980. It is 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, living room, and basement family room. It has 4512 sq feet. On our Pros. Lots of storage, large Master bedroom with walk in closet, Large kitchen and wonderful washroom, craft room and large storage room with shelving. not too big of a yard to worry about watering but a garden lot and room for the pool. Park with basketball hoop across the street. Central vacuum and lots of parking. Cons. Layout. Only 2 bedrooms on main floor, extra kitchen in the basement plus it has 4 fireplaces one of which is in a bedroom for the kids. Not in our prime neighborhood. Over all it is a nice brick house with lots to offer. In great shape and does not have any pet stink or waste. What do you think. Here is a link to it.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Family Blessings

For Family Home Evening tonight we talked about the blessing of living in a large family. Sometimes you feel like the world is against you when you have more than the typical American 2 or the Mormon 4. As your kids grow up and they feel like the "Jones" Have the newest and the latest electronic or have just came back from a great Trip. But the blessing that they have from being n a large family. They always have a friend. Life is never boring, They know how to share at an early age, They have a buddy when no one else is there for them. Plus much much more. Some times it is hard to see the blessing of a family but the rewards are there and your family is all that you can bring with you to the hear after. So even if they run around in Last seasons fashion or don't have a WII in their house, or even and I-pod around their neck. But they are all winners in our book. I am so blessed to have such wonderful kids. Also to help the kids see how long it is until little Mylee joins our family we make a count down chain. They could not believe how long it was. We have 90 days from my first due date. We are sure that things could change and that she will normally come earlier but you have to start some were. The are excited to pull a chain every night. We love our large and blessed family. We would not have it any other way.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Just another day in Paradise.

As many people know, Friday nights in the our house is Pizza and Movie night. So as I was cleaning up the pizza and trying to get the kids to get PJ's on and clean up a little before we start the movie. This is what happens when you ask a wild 7 year old to go clean up gold fish spilled on your bedroom floor.
Staples. Oh the Joys. Of course he can not do it durning the day time when the local clinic in our small town is open. But at 7 pm when we have to drive to Rock Springs to get it taken care off. Nights like tonight make me miss Lubbock a little more. As I miss the inst a care clinics and the short drive. Papa and Nana met us there and luck for us there was no one waiting so we were in and out really fast. Can't wait to see the bill. As I was driving home the song "Just another day in Paradise " came on. Suits today to the "T". This is not his first big boo boo or do I think it will be his last. But this is the first one that he has done primarily by himself. He is winning the race in our house to the most big boo boos. With a set of stitches, a broken wrist and now staples.

Monkey Business

Monkey Business
We always say it is a zoo around her.

Gota love Rachael Ray