Thursday, October 30, 2008

Can you guess what today is?!?

Everyday this week has been something different for Red Ribbon Week.
Megan has been looking forward to this ever since Sadie was in Kindergarten. The lovely ladies like to go all out on these things...
She wanted "star-fish" hair. Where did we come up with that?!?
Here is a shot of the backs of their cute lil' noggins...
...and their cute lil' faces! Thanks Seitz girlies for being in the pictures!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Disneyland FUN

Here are some of the pictures that we took at Disneyland. We didn't take a ton cause we were to busy running! Sadie and I LOVED the Grizzly Rapids ride and got soaked one night with all the cousins. I think that we road that ride 4 or 5 times in a row. Parker was super stoked when he saw Buzz. It made me laugh because he was a tad nervous to actually get close to him. Megan and Gracie were in the right place at the right time and got to meet Aladdin and Jasmine. TJ was content to sit in his stroller and people watch. His favorite ride was Monsters Inc. It is SO cute. At the end of our whirlwind two days, we all felt like Parker in the stroller and wished we could ZONK out. I can't believe he could sleep like that. All in all we had a great time and made some awesome memories!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

8 Things...

I got tagged by Andy, so here goes...

8 TV Shows I Like to Watch
1. Biggest Loser
2. ER
3. Lipstick Jungle
4. Brothers and Sisters
6. SNL Political Update
7. Hero's
8. I can't think of another... I really don't get to watch much TV

8 things that happened yesterday
1. Cleaned up the house
2. Went to Albertson's
3. Made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
4. Made a Birthday Cake for Teej
5. Made Melissa's Potato Cheese soup- did I mention my love of food?!?
6. Cleaned up a big mess in the kitchen!
7. Had a house full for FHE and ate good food
8. Gutted and carved Punkins'

8 Favorite places to eat
1. Ruby River
2. Costa Vida or Cafe Rio ( I'm not particular)
3. Carraba's
4. Los Hermanos
5. La Dolce Vita
6. Mi Ranchito
7. Glade's (no mocking this one...)
8. PF Changs

8 things I am looking forward too
2. Thanksgiving
3. Christmas Music
4. Spring
5. Aveer to pull through (long story, don't ask!)
6. Day after Thanksgiving shopping with my sisters (full contact sport anyone?)
7. Seeing my sisters that live far away
8. Little Joe's return and a Costa Rica trip

8 things on my wishlist
1. For Parker to start sleeping through the night (in his OWN bed)
2. A new porch
3. New Carpet
4. Another date with my husband
5. BYU to go to a BCS bowl and Justin to be there, Go Cougs!
6. to finally get the boys room painted
7. more time to get things done
8. Movie night with the girls

8 people I tag
My sisters (7 down He HE HE)
I don't want to make anyone do this so do it if you want too. It is fun..

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Balboa Bars... and Newport Beach

I had never been to Balboa. Marianne and Ferdie had and wanted to show us the all famous Balboa Bars. We put our car on a little Ferry ride and ended up on this really cool peninsula. It was like Jackson Hole meets the beach but instead of cabins, think Beach homes. It was awesome. We ended up at this little roadside stand that made Balboa Bars. It had been there since 1945. We got the bars and Boy were they good! It is a big slice of ice cream dipped in chocolate and then rolled in the topping of your choice... YUMMY!

We hit the Beach and played in the waves. The weather was great, about 85-90 degrees. The kids had a ball body surfing and jumping the big surf. I found a Sand Dollar, which Sadie thought was the best and we even saw a pod of Dolphins. They were swimming about 100 yards off the shore. I had never seen anything like that before.
The kids were SO excited. I tried to get a picture but I have a little camera with an OK zoom. They just looked like waves in the picture so use your imagination... I will post more about Disneyland tomorrow or the next day....

Monday, October 20, 2008

What in the World???

Funny Story... Justin came home from playing Basketball Wednesday morning and said "I think we could use a vacation."
I said "Yeah that would be great- Sadie and Megan, HURRY or you will miss the bus!" Justin showered and then started playing around on the computer and asked if "I knew where my sisters were staying on their California trip." I said no- "why, are you really serious about this?" I guess he was cause3 and 1/2 hours later, we had officially copied the Cool Club (aka Marianne, Melissa and Lindy, this time) and invited ourselves on their Vacation. Sorry guys! Hope that you like tag-a-longs...

We hit the beach, Balboa Island an Disneyland. We played hard and had FUN! Here are some quick pictures. I will blog more later- I have laundry to do....

Friday, October 10, 2008

It's times like these...

I really thought long and hard about whether or not to post this. I don't want this to turn into a "pity-party or poor me" post but I needed to share some experiences that I have had.

In August we found out that we were having a baby. We were scared (5 kids!!) but SO excited. We waited a while and then told a few people, mainly friends and family.

Last Friday we went for our 12 week and to hear our lil' baby's heartbeat and found out then that we had lost our baby. It was hard and I cried (a lot) that weekend. It was a shock because I had had no signs of mis-carriage. We had to deliver some heart breaking news to some devastated big sisters-to-be. Then we had to contemplate a tough decision- whether to wait for nature to take it's course or to have a D&C. Now like I said, I am not sharing this because I want your sympathy but more to share what I learned.

In the hours, days and time that passed, our family was the recipient of so many blessings, phone calls of support and love and visits "just to see if we needed anything". Love came so strongly that I can't tell you what it meant to us. Justin and I have always felt that we have been very blessed by way of our family and friends and the support that they give to us but we now know what a true blessing they are to us. We are so very grateful.

As the time came to decide what we were to do I had a very special blessing given to me. I was surrounded by family and could feel the prayers that had been said in my behalf.

Yesterday I had the D&C. It was scary and not something that I would ever like to do again but I can already tell that I am healing. It is still hard to think that we no longer get a new baby in April but it is easier with the love that I have been shown. It is not easy for me to accept this much help. I told Justin that I didn't know what I would have done with out it and he said that we are lucky to have such great family and friends. I agree- Thanks to all of you who have been there to help me and my family in our time of need. We love you all.