Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Looky looky

 


OK so most of you probably don't know that I went into labor last Wednesday. They gave me the most painful shots in the world to stop my contractions. It didn't stop them but slowed them down at least. They didn't put me on bedrest but they said not to be doing things that cause contractions...oh like any sort of movement? Argh! So I've been trying to do things that are "sit down" types of things. I am almost caught up on my scrapbooks...yeah!! Then I decided that I'd try to make some bows for Brianna's hair. Why not? I have time now. I found some awesome sites that gave instructions. Ribbon is so cheap and I finally found the alligator clips at Sally's hair place. So Randy went and had a boys night with my brothers and I sat and made bows. I couldn't believe how easy they were to make!! Very fun! Brianna loved them. Guess I'll need to get more ribbon and try some more.
Here are the 2 websites I liked the most in case you want to make some yourself.
http://bowdesigns.50webs.com/
https://www.theribbonretreat.com/custom/free_projects.aspx

I can copy things. I just can't come up with the cuteness myself.
So that's my life lately. I'm not good at sitting still. It's too boring. I like to be up and doing stuff. I just have to make it until at least October 10 so I'll be 36 weeks at that point. Hopefully I can keep finding stuff to do sitting down :)
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Friday, September 19, 2008

AHA...finally found something for Stephanie

 

 


I've been cleaning files off my computer. I knew if I looked hard enough I could find a good picture of Stephanie since she's posted some wonderful ones of me :) These are from girls camp in 2007. The girls had to make outfits out of newspaper. Stephanie's was awesome!! She was the winner. Mine I think was a wedding dress. They stuck water balloons in for my boobs. So when I went on stage I turned around, grabbed them, and threw them out to the crowd. And what's with the makeup?? Who agreed to that?
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

My husband is the best...

 

I just wanted to let you all know that I think I have the best husband in the world. He brought a rose home the other day for no reason at all. I am really not a flower person. I figure they just die anyway so what's the point? However, this had to be THE most beautiful rose I had ever seen. It was HUGE!! He's awesome! I think I'll keep him.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

FLAG FOOTBALL

OK this cracks me up...grown men playing flag football. I don't know why it makes me giggle. But it's Randy's newest thing. It's a league through the City of Goodyear. The team is Randy, Dennis and Don (my brothers), JT Brown (cousin), Jared Biggs, Ryan Taylor, Doug DeGraw, Brad Quinet, and Mark Merrill. Their first game was last week. Here are some pics of it. Oh, and any of you that may know Biggs make sure you tease him about his TIGHT fitting shirt!!

Cinders trip



We had our annual Cinders trip. The cinders are in Flagstaff. We go every Labor Day. It is always gorgeous and we always have a ton of fun riding quads. I absolutely LOVE camping!! My kids are so awesome when we are camping. I'd go every weekend if we had the time. We like the type of camping where no one is really around. There are no facilities. We're just in the middle of nowhere. We took over 300 pictures so I guess I have to narrow those down to just some of my favorites. That's hard!!



Oh FYI, the crazy guy doing the wheelie is not Randy. It's his brother, Rusty!

Another month went by???

OK so see how it's been another month since I've been on again. This seems to be my life. It is just flying right by. One of these months is going to slow down I swear. It definitely wasn't this past month though.


Jacob got baptized. Wow! That was a little crazy. There have been sometimes where I've actually quite liked Satan's plan where I could just make him choose good choices. He seems to have really grown up since he was baptized though. It's almost like he actually realizes that he is responsible himself now. We remind him of that every once in a while and have been trying to let him have a little more freedom with his actions/consequences. We had quite a crew at the baptism. My parents came from MO. Randy's parents were there. We had aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, neighbors, friends, etc. It was a great turnout for such a great event!!






We went to the races up in Prescott. That's what Jacob wanted to do for his birthday. My brother-in-law, Tim, was racing. Talk about one of the most redneck of redneck activities. I couldn't help but laugh at everyone around me. I finally told Randy in the middle of it that I think I'd fit in more if I was wearing a tube top with my pregnant belly hanging out. There was a lady sitting about 10 feet away from us that was so excited for the 50/50 raffle to come around. She said "I'm buying 5 of them since I have a 50% chance to win". Meanwhile the bucket is filled with hundreds of tickets. I'm wondering where her math was on having a 50% chance to win when she had 5 out of hundreds of tickets. Tim ended up winning his race which really made my kids day. They thought he won just for them. It was fun.


Other stuff I've been doing...canning. I canned 56 quarts of peaches. Thank goodness Jacob loves to help can stuff. He came home from school and did an amazing job helping me. I never would have got it all done in a day if I didn't have him helping me. Guess I should have taken a picture of him but our hands were covered in slime. Randy actually helped me a little too. It sure makes me grateful to my mother for teaching me how to do so many things.

I think that's all for now.