"The Laughter of a Child is the Light of a Home"

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sweet Sayings

So I have decided to take time each day and really reflect on the things that my kids say. Sometimes the things they say are just so darn cute, and then other times they are just so darn funny. So, my goal is to blog them so that I can remember them in the future. So the first to my list was for yesterday.

Lately Jordon has been fascinated with how much he weighs, he is constantly on the scale in the bathroom hoping that he will soon be 30 pounds. Well I guess he was in the bathroom weighing himself with Joel hoping to hit that mark, unsuccessful though. Next it was daddy's turn to be weighed and Jordons response said it all...

"Wow dad, it goes round and round when you get on.. cool"

Kids always speak the truth!

Monday, September 15, 2008

The big 6

"Mom I am so glad I am 6 now, cause I can do everything better"

Jereme turned 6 on the 12th of September, and it was sure nice to be able to spend the day with lots of family. Infact, I think it was the biggest birthday he has had, and we only had family there. He is constantly telling me how happy he is to finally be 6. He truly has been a blessing in my life and in the lives of those around him. His brother and sisters couldn't ask for a better big brother. He is very loving and entertaining. He just started kindergarten and absolutely loves it. He can't wait to learn to read so he can read to Jordon and Brianna. He even took his birthday money to walmart and came home with a present for each of them, I didn't even suggest it. I really don't know how my life would be with out him, nor do I want to imagine it. As soon as I can download pictures I will post his birthday.

To those who think they know

I have always been told by people who have had kidney stones that it is just as painful as being in labor. Infact my old boss who has one child agreed, however her labor wasn't really labor, she had a planned C- section. Well, living in this "fair" world that we do, I was recently blessed with the opportunity to be 35 weeks pregnant AND have kidney stones. I am writting this to testify that I would take having kidney stones over being in labor any day. I do not have long deliveries, brianna was my longest at 9 hours, and my labors are pretty mild compared to some others out there. Pushing the tip of a ball point pen through a straw is much easier than pushing a cantalope through a paper towel roll. Now I know that the "paper towel roll" does expand but... don't you think that might hurt also?! I no longer have any sympathy for any one of the same or opposite sex who says that passing a stone is worse than being pregnant and being in labor... no, I will say " Try being pregnant with kidney stones, having to go to the bathroom 4 times a night, chasing three kids around, and catching the flu among all of it." Do this and I might decide to sympathise with you.

Friday, September 5, 2008

We are here

Well we finally are in Alaska. After a long cross country trip we finally find our new place here in anchorage. I can't post any pictures as of yet, our container is not due to arrive till the 21st. It was an interesting journey that consisted of 3 flat tires, a broken down trailer followed by the purchase of a new trailer in Minnesota, and to top things off a husband who was not allowed to cross the boarder into canada. Thank goodness for my mom and my aunt and uncle who were able to solve our dilemma. My uncle, who is an airline pilot, was able to send Joel and the three kids to anchorage on a flight the following day and fly my mom down to seattle so she could make a three day journey with we across canada. As it turns out, everything was a blessing in disguise. If the trailer had not broken down in Minnesota it certainly would have in Canada... the roads are shall we say in need of some TLC. Infact, when you enter Alaska they have a sign naming the roads the "Roller Coaster Roads". I am certainly glad that Joel and the kids flew because there was absolutely nothing for 2000 miles. It was a beautiful ride of mountains and lakes.... and that was it. During the day it was 39 degrees, so I can only imagine how cold it would have been at night camping with the kids... not so fun. All in all the trip was worth it. We had lots of fun and grew as a family. We are here safe and as soon as our stuff arrives I will post pictures of our journey.