Saturday, December 22, 2007

Finally Feeling Better and Merry Christmas!

We are finally starting to feel better! It's actually been a couple of days since anybody threw up, and I am finally starting to feel like a normal human being again! I'm still tired, but it will probably be a little while before I'm not! Our nights are getting better, but more on a gradual basis. I hope when we move the kids adjust okay, and I hope we have the same experience as Cami in that we all start sleeping better in our new place! But, at least we are on the mend for now, and hopefully we'll stay that way for Christmas!

Speaking of Christmas, Merry Christmas everyone! I've been writing a lot lately, but in case I don't get back on till after next Tuesday, I hope everybody has a wonderful Christmas time and feels the true spirit of the season!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Tag

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Wrapping paper, although I will use bags when I need to, and mostly for birthdays!
2. Real tree or artificial?
I think real trees are fun, and we'll probably get one in the future, but we have a fake one, and with small kids, I think I prefer the fake one!
3. When do you put up the tree?
Usually Thanksgiving weekend.
4. When do you take the tree down?
Sometime in the first few weeks of January, but this year, probably right after the New Year since we will be starting to move on January 3rd!
5. Do you like eggnog?
I don't mind a glassful once a year, but that covers me till the next year!
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
A bike.
7. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, but I'm not sure where it is right now!
8. Hardest person to buy for?
My dad; he either wants things I have no idea what they are or how to find them, or it's too expensive!
9. Easiest person to buy for?
Eden, I just get her what I would have wanted as a kid!
10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
The only thing I can think of is getting clothes I didn't like, but I took them back and exchanged them!
11. Mail or email Christmas cards?
12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
White Christmas
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Every year is different. This year I had most of it done in November.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
I don't think so, but I might have!
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Anything warm and baked!
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
I really like the ones we got this year, they are a mix of the two! There are like 70 white lights and 30 colored mixed in to every strand!
17. Favorite Christmas song?
Depends on my mood.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
If I concentrated really hard I might be able to get them right!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
I like both and have had both before. This year it is an angel.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Christmas morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
Crowded stores and SICKNESS from the cold weather.
24. Do you buy gifts for your pets?
25. Have you ever been Christmas caroling?
Yes, but not for a few years.
26. Hot chocolate or hot apple cider?
I will take whichever one is available!
Tag: Laura, Wendy, and Brandis

Still Sick!

Okay, so I was hoping we were near the end, but nope! I woke up early this morning to the sounds of a child puking. I ran to Isaac's crib to find him fast asleep, and looked to the side where Eden's bed is, and there she was, half dazed throwing up all over! So, it started, again! After another puking incident, and three diarreah episodes, I finally had her settled somewhat comfortably watching cartoons when Isaac woke up crying, and refused to be consoled. I was walking with him trying to figure out what was up, and all of the sudden he was throwing up on me, again! Meanwhile, Rob was supposed to be getting up to go to work, but guess who else caught it?! Soooo, I spent most of the morning cleaning, disinfecting, and praying for no more puke! Heavenly Father must have known I was at my limit because nobody did puke again after the morning episodes! In fact, after a mid-morning nap, Eden woke up and was so much better you would have never known she had been sick! We've still been very careful about what she eats and drinks, but she had energy to spare, and has been using some if it to drive me crazy! Rob has been okay, and even sent me out for a few hours this evening to get some Christmas shopping done and get a break, since a nap is almost impossible! Isaac has still just been as grouchy as can be! I hope he gets over this really soon because I almost don't remember what he's like not crying and whining! Anyway, I don't even know what to expect tomorrow, but I'm bracing myself for more morning throw up just so I'm not disappointed!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Positive Note

I almost forgot to mention that last Thursday EmmaLee rolled over from her back to her stomach all by herself! She is growing up so fast! She is still so happy and easy going all the time, thank heavens! I took a picture of her right after she rolled over, but I'll have to post that another time!

Sick Days!

Okay, so I wanted to post some pictures, but I have to download them, and if I do that right now, chances are I won't actually get a chance to post, so I decided to post instead! For the last month (and I'm NOT exagerating!) I have pretty much had sick kids, give or take a few days inbetween sicknesses. And, poor Isaac has mostly been the bearer of all the sicknesses! It started out as a mere cold, then turned into brochiolitis, then a throwing up spell, and then eased back into a cold and cough. We thought we were on the mend, and then he ended up going into croup, and then woke up last Saturday throwing up again and running a fever! It was worse in the morning, and by afternoon he seemed to be doing a lot better, only to go back down with a fever that night. He woke up yesterday morning throwing up again and running a fever. Once again, after the morning time was over, no more throwing up, although he remained grumpy and had a slight fever whenever we weren't as on top of medicine as we should have been. But, by last night he was actually eating a bit and seemed on the mend. Well, he woke up this morning throwing up again! Can I tell you how sick of laundry I am right now?! What was weird this morning was that he's had no fever! He was very grouchy until he finally took about an hour nap, and since he's gotten up, he's doing a bit better. Instead of crying and whining all the time, he just whines for a minute every ten minutes or so, and he's actually eaten more food than he has the last three days combined! So, I am cautiously optimistic that maybe we really are getting over this finally! If he was an adult woman, I'd almost wonder if he was pregnant and experiencing morning sickness with a nice dose of hormones for his attitude! Now I just hope and pray that the girls don't catch anything! Besides Isaac's sicknesses, which has cut down on my sleeping, Eden has had a few bad nights as well! She has either taken late naps and won't go to bed at a decent hour, or she goes down at a good time, only to wake up 2 hours later when we are getting ready for bed and staying up! So, she's been going to bed very late, and Isaac has been getting up very early, and I still have to feed EmmaLee during the night, so I'm a bit sleep deprived! We've very rarely left the house in the last few weeks, and often when we have I end up wishing we hadn't, but as a result, we are all going a bit stir crazy! Anyway, I'm venting in the hopes that I can take a breather and keep on going since there really isn't another option! I guess it's good that's it's all happening now instead of during Christmas or when we are going to be trying to move! I just hope we're all better by then!!

Monday, December 10, 2007


So, the top picture is a picture of Caydin when he was pretty close to Isaac's age and the bottom picture is a recent picture of Isaac. What do you think? Do you think they are brothers?

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Our New Future Home!

So, here it is! Our new future home!

You can just see on the right how the garage is attached to the neighbors. The only negative is that the driveway is a bit steep, which is really only a problem in the winter, but I'm willing to deal with that! There is a total of four homes, so 2 sets of twinhomes all right by each other, and ours is one of the inside homes between the two. So, if you were driving onto the street from the north end, there is the first set of twinhomes, then ours, and ours is the first one you'd get to on our set.

This is the back view of the homes from the south end. So, the first home furthest to the left is our neighbors, then ours, then the other set of twinhomes. As you can see, we all share a backyard, but it makes for a fairly good sized yard, and it is mostly fenced in, which is nice! So, we are super excited! I've not seen the inside, as Rob walked through it right after work, but he said it was nice, and the outside looks so nice, I'm sure the inside is as well!


I'm so excited! Rob and I signed contract papers today so we officially have a moving date, and more importantly, a place to move to! It's been a frustrating and long process, but well worth what we are getting! On January 3rd, we will be moving into a twinhome in Springville which we will be renting for at least the next year (buying turned out to still be a little out of our budget). It has 3 bedrooms and what I'm most excited about is that it has a one car attached garage as well! I will go take pictures of it soon so I can post them, but I had to share the exciting news with everyone! It was amazing how we even found the place and that it actually was in our price range! I never knew how difficult it would be to find a place to rent with three children! Nobody wants to rent to families with more than one child, let alone three, at least not in our price range! I'm so excited that Rob won't have to drive an hour each way to work anymore, especially in the bad weather, and it will feel like a mansion with three bedrooms, a big kitchen and living room, and everything! Five in one room is pretty tight!! I'm really excited that we found this twinhome because it is really like having our own home. It'll be so much nicer than an apartment complex, or even a normal duplex or fourplex. The homes are only attached at the garages, so we won't have to worry about anybody above us, next to us, or below us! It'll be heaven! Anyway, just had to share the good news!!