Saturday, February 25, 2017
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This is what happens when I try to throw together a diaper cake last minute while nursing a newly sprained ankle and managing 4 wild kids. Not my best work. Whatever. They're just going to get pooped in. I'm actually quite relieved and grateful I made it thru that baby shower at all. Wanted to cancel so bad. But I committed, and was bringing gifts from mom plus Lisa Chaffin, so I made it happen. Had to do the foot pedals with my left foot only while elevating my right ankle. Super safe, right. I had to use crutches to get around. So awkward. I hate getting attention/spotlight like that. I feel like a hypochondriac. Prayingprayingpraying this goes away soon. I need to walk!!
Brian's out of town (Utah, Marilyn's funeral), so these kiddos take it as open invite to invade the empty spot in my bed. An empty spot I actually enjoy spreading out over.
Trying to be kind and loving, since apparently this is the highlight of their little lives...and I do recall as a kid being excited when my dad left on trips, begging to sleep in my mommy's bed....
But i got all of like 3 hours sleep. I like sleep. I need sleep. I don't like the world without sleep.
So....sorry kids...you wanna sleep in my bed? Fine, I'm sneaking out and sleeping in yours!
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
It's weird how getting rid of furniture pieces that have been part of your everyday, for years, is kindof a big deal! I'm not super sentimental about STUFF, but it was definitely an odd feeling saying adios to these two staples of our family room. And my parent's family room before that. But it was time! Looking forward to our two new couches coming Friday! Redecorating/refurnishing is fun. And expensive. And...liberating? I know I'm truly an adult when I buy my own furniture vs accept hand-me-downs :)
Half day at school, Mere working, mom and dad at PT appts, so we picked up Lily! Always happy to have her over. Brianna's best little buddy (most of the time ;)
Lily's been acting very sassy/mature lately, so I told her she's acting like a teenager. She replied, "hmph, because I AM! Whaddup, PEACE!"
Oye. Here we go!
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Atttending the North Stake's Family Vday Dance is our tradition....can't stop tradition just because our ward was moved out of their Stake, ha!
We had such a fun time!! I wish Brian was a little less inhibited on the dance floor, but Bennett makes up for him :) I got to dance and chat with friend Shannon, the kids got balloons, Brianna won a prize in the Limbo line, we brought her friends Nova and Kamryn with us, the band was great.... best way to celebrate Valentines!
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
This nine-year-old chose to spend her birthday morning playing checkers with her daddy while eating dinosaur egg oatmeal, then getting a ride with him to school 💚💛💜❤💙
Monday, February 6, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Felt like doodoo for forgetting a lunch date with Robyn.... so I hurried to the store to buy I'm-sorry-and-still-love-you gifts, then went straight to her house and hung out for a bit! Still awkward. Ugh. Gotta work on not committing myself to more than I can actually remember to DO!
Friday, January 27, 2017
I took my kids to see one of my YW's drama performances at Mead High School last night. By some miracle, they all behaved pretty great! And I think Lynnzee and her mom were very touched that we made the effort to come. It was good for my kids too, to see what high school theater is all about! Hopefully the adult themes went over their heads... :/
After the show they ran around in "The Pit", basically a historical landmark here. I'm glad they've kept it, despite all the major renovations this school has had.
It was a definite trip down memory lane for me to be here!
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
While going through my box of old stuff, looking for some YW items, I came across this lovely form :-) It's a good thing they specified that no one is allowed to get serious because obviously with a personality like this I would have been irresistible to whomever my assigned date was. It's a good thing I specified I disliked Swahilians, so I wouldn't get one of the many of them around as my date.
Found this from 1999! "Missionary Month" coming again to the Greenbluff ward in 2017 with cool nametags :)
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
Loved treating my VT comp and a couple of the girls we get to visit to lunch at Twigs!
We got our favorite waitress, of course ;) Which obligated me to tip extra well...
Thursday, January 12, 2017
"Mommy, I wanna eat what Mermaids eat!"
"Oh really? What do you think they eat?"
"Umm, probably fish and seaweed. Do we have any?"
"Actually, yes Mermaid Courtney, I have seaweed right here!"
[shock and amazement]
When the furnace goes out in the middle of the night, it's really nice to have an electric fireplace! And a space heater. And an electric blanket.
Our house is 52 degrees right now. Got as low as 47 last night. Super awesome.
But what I'm not being sarcastic about is how grateful I am for my Ward family! The Mormon Network is awesome. I have a testimony of that :-) We couldn't find any heating companies available to come work on our furnace today....But a guy at church works for one, and he was able to squeeze us in. Hallelujah
Can't wait to be warm!