Saturday, September 11, 2010

Jace's First day of Preschool

Wednesday was Jace's first day of preschool and mommy's first day of ohhhh this is nice! I think Jace and mommy needed him to start going at 3 to preschool. This busy little boy just can't sit still unless it's Max and Ruby on TV and well, 4 hours a day of that just isn't good for a child. So I signed him up for a little preschool that a lady in our ward is doing 2 days a week in her home. I'm so excited for him and he loved his first day. It was the HAPPIEST I've seen him in a long time. It was funny to hear from his teacher how he said the opening and prayer and asked that they have a good day at preschool. So sweet! I'm looking forward to more one on one time with Sean and just a little break from my intense little guy!

Summer is finally OVER!

The Gateway Mall, went there with our friends Lisa and Jeff White

Jace on a zip line at our Hinckley Family Reunion
Jordan's new toy and his boys joining him for a tractor ride
Our family from the trek
Salt Lake Temple's visitor center
Us as a family in front of the Temple
Boating on Lake CDA!
Mom's original bike trailer with duct taped basket to bike.
Swimming at Great Grandpa's pool!

This was by far the busiest summer EVER! I'm so glad it is done. Which is sad to say but it has been non-stop for three months and I'm done! This is the list of activities in chronological order:

-Moved into the new house
-went on the Stake Trek as ma's and pa's
-Family Reunion in Utah
-Sister in law Leslie and her daughter Degan move in with us
-Family visits from Alabama
-I get pregnant
-Jordan's Parents move up from Idaho Falls
-10 year High School Reunion (I'm in charge of, and happens the same weekend as his parents moving here it was just a little stressful)
-Cousin Liz's wedding in SLC

So amidst all this there was fun and laughter and smiles so I'm posting those pictures and a few from the above list.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I love to see the temple!

What's a woman to do...we go to the temple, praying about some very specific things and what does the Lord do, confirm the things we are praying about, thankfully, but do nothing but prompt me I need to have another baby and soon! Doesn't he know I'm in weight loss mode? I'd like to enjoy a thinner body for at least a year...but no, that's not in the cards, and surprisingly, I'm ok with it. I'm so thankful for the temple and the solitude and peace you can feel. I started crying during the session because I'm so grateful for my Savior and his ENDLESS amount of love and grace for me. I am so undeserving of it. The temple provides so many blessings if I just tune in and tune out the unimportant things. I'm so grateful to have a worthy companion, that I LOVE, there with me, trying and striving to do what is right. What did I do to deserve this? He is a great father, and an even better husband and companion to me. He isn't perfect but is in so many ways. I love you Jordan. I love our boys. I am so thankful for the gospel that has given me so many blessings. The Lord will provide every needful thing... a new car, probably not. A loving family that is not perfect and striving to do what is right, yes, he will provide me with that. Sorry for the ramblings, my heart is full and so thankful for what happened today in the House of the Lord.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Our New Home!

Front of our new home!
Living room, Kitchen and Formal dinning room
Another view
Another view


So, after literally 8 months of looking at probably every house for sale in Liberty Lake, Spokane Valley, Coeur d'Alene, and Post Falls, we finally found the house we wanted. After a number of offers and counter offers, the seller's finally accepted our offer. We feel so lucky/blessed to have this home and can't wait to move in and make it ours. It is in Post Falls, so we stay in our ward, YAH!, and it is 3,850 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Every thing is done with it so all we have to do is move in, whew. So happy about that! :) Can't wait to cook in my double ovens and mop those great wood floors!

Michael Buble (lay)

If you didn't know, this guy is so wiry! Oh my!
He was ALL over the stage and put on a great and very entertaining show!

Jordan surprised me for my birthday/Valentine's day and got tickets to the Michael Buble concert! We had a blast. We spent Friday and Saturday shopping and playing and then Saturday night went to the concert in Seattle. It was so much fun and won't be soon forgotten! Love ya Jordan!!!! It was a much needed weekend away from the kids and thanks to my sister Julie, she made that possible! Thanks Julie-even though you ended up in the hospital because of it...sorry again and I'm glad you're doing better :)!

Yummy, authentic Thai Restaurant we went to before the concert! So fun!

New Pictures!

I'm soo uh, so tireeeeeddddddd.....mmsmsmmmmffghh

This picture says a thousand words!

Don't Mess with a born and breed North Idaho Boy!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Here piggy, piggy-NO not me, a REAL pig!

A chicken at our friends co-op farm. Jace was dying to see our piggy, a fun night for daddy and the boys-mommy had a reunion mtg :)
We bought a pig, yes a real pig that stinks and eats everything in sight. We have some good friends that have land and are doing an animal co-op. So we will be splitting the meat from like 10 pigs evenly with 10 other families and it will end up being around 150 lbs of piggie meat. SO if you are friends or family, look forward to some sweet pig meat, we can't keep or eat all of that, really we can't!

Wean baby, wean!

Jace's treat from our movie!
Check out those sweet shades :)
I decided it was time to wean my little Sean boy from nursing after almost 9 mo at the boob. This is 8 months sooner than with Jace, and because of him I learned my lesson. He stopped napping well, and not sleeping at all at night, just wanting to nurse. I couldn't take it any more. So after a day of no food he finally gave in to the bottle. Now, if only my chest could not feel like to huge painful boulders. I've got to lose weight and I know that nursing isn't helping me. I'm already down 25 pounds since July but I've easily got another 25 more. So here goes weight loss! :) So because of weaning Sean, Jordan and I had our first date night kidless in more than 5months. It felt great. We went to Avatar in 3D and dinner. It was so fun and nice to just be with my lovie! Love you Jordan, you are everything and more than I've dreamed of and asked for in a husband and father!

Christmas Surprises

Jace's "spider" as he calls it. If you don't watch out, it will get you, especially while you are cooking dinner :) !!!
Sean's new fav toy!!! And Jace's too!!!
Jordan had this gun growing up and loved it, but it was his parents. So I surprised him with his own rifle on Christmas morning. We now own 3 guns, I guess that proves we live in Idaho. Wow. That's scary! But they are SO fun to shoot!!!!!
This is the wallet that goes with the purse that the mom who changes poop and wipes up drool and spit up carries! I feel fabulous when I carry it :) Hahahahaha something has to be girlie right?

So this is the my great steal from Hunstville! I love my Juicy Purse-it truly is beautiful!!!!
Citizen Echo Drive watch I got Jordie for Christmas-we were on the same page for gifts, both gave watches and we both gave each other filet knives, it was pretty funny!
This is the Michael Kors watch Jordie got me but mine has a little more "bling" imagine diamonds around the face :)
Jace's cool new shades-I LOVE this pic of him plus he has a sweet star war's shirt on :)!!!!
Here are the pics of our gifts so I have them for my book when I print this thing :)

Thanksgiving and Christmas

We had the awesome ability to visit our family for Thanksgiving and Christmas. So, we had two free tickets on Frontier Airlines and we decided it was time to go back down South. So we bought a ticket for Jace and hoped aboard to Atlanta, GA! Jordan's sister lives in Huntsville, Alabama because her husband works for NASA (super smart dude), so we thought it would be fun to see her family and then go and see my brother Marc in Atlanta and his family for Thanksgiving. SOOOOO aside from long flights and a REALLY long car ride with our wonderful boys, we finally got to Hunstville. Heidi showed us the town and we spent WAY too much money at this great outdoor mall called Bridge Street! So cute and had GREAT stores. I found my new Juicy Couture purse there and got a great price on it, it was my surprise find from the trip :)!!! After a whirlwind of food, shopping and non stop laughs we headed to Atlanta for more laughsl-thanks to Suzie, food and shopping! Jace LOVED being with Jake and Josh (Heidi's boys) and Luke and Sara (Marc's kids). And well, Sean he just enjoyed nursing and sleeping. What a good boy he was! It was awesome to see the South, especially Atlanta's Aquarium, we HIGHLY recommend you visit this destination, well worth every penny for a pricey ticket in! We loved being with family and we were so happy to be able to go and see them.

Then for Christmas we headed to Idaho Falls for 10 days, yes, 10 days with Jordan's parents and siblings. And yes, I did have a fantastic time. Jordan's family is so much fun and have great traditions. I love being with them, we just need to get them a bigger home :)!!!! Christmas morning was so exciting and fun, especially because Jace is finally realizing who Santa is and that he brings fun things. His big toys were a bounce back racer and trucks with trailers. Sean's was a ball popper toy, and a rolley ball thing :)-like that explanation :)!!!! I got Jordan a 22 rifle, and a new watch, and he reciprocated with a new watch for me as well. I've posted pics of our fav gifts and we had so much fun blessing Jordan and my family with gifts, but those around us this year as well. It was truly the best Christmas this year as we were able to help so many families in need. It was exciting to know we weren't the only one's having a Merry Christmas. The true spirit of Christmas happened and it made me feel so good. I'm so grateful for Jesus and for the gospel in my life.