Friday, November 18, 2011

Memories in the making

I'm not sure when, but a few years ago my mom gave me her old bike. And we took it, hoping to get it repaired (it just needs new tires). But it has just sat in the barn. Out of sight, out of mind totally rings true in this case. When we moved, I saw it, and I so badly want to take it for a ride. Maybe we will get a trailer for the girls to ride in for Christmas.

However, last Saturday Mark wanted to start working on cutting down the trees on our property. Naturally the kids had to be where dad is, and I secretly love being near him too ;) I started riding my mom's old bike around, and Cami wanted to go for a ride so bad...

So I started working on different things.

*I lived my childhood being unsupervised and doing crazy things like this ALL the time, and I'm still around ;)

*Cardboard boxes only work on snow

*It is NOT as easy as it looks
*We had a great time laughing and trying to figure out how to make it go

*Riding lawn mowers (without the blade going) works great when you put the kids in the trailer

*This was a great memory in the making!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween 2011

What kind of mother am I?? A week before Halloween, it FINALLY dawned on me that my kids are going to need to dress up. This isn't the kind of thing I can write off, now that Grant is in school, and knows what's going on. I so badly want to be the creative mother, and come up with a really awesome custome for the kids... yeah, that didn't happen. I rushed them out and had them pick out what they wanted to be.
Grant naturally saw Thomas, and nothing else mattered. But he was excited, so how could I say no?? Halloween day was the best day Grant has had so far. It was filled with going to school, and celebrating there in his pj's. When he got home, we headed into town and spent the rest of the evening at the Maroney's.
Cami could have cared less about what she was. But I'll admit, she made the cutest minnie mouse. Ever. Cute. Cute. Cute!
We (Mark, Shelby, Morgan, and myself) took the kids out trick or treating. Kara decided early on that she did NOT like Halloween, and was upset almost the entire night. So I stayed back and tried to keep her calm. Didn't work, at all.
Overall, the kids had a great time. I am so glad that my kids are getting older and starting to understand these things better. Kendi, I have been working on enjoying the moment. Life's a little different now. Try it ;)

Missing life on the Blog

A few weeks ago, I received an email from my Aunt, expressing her desire to know more about what was going on in my life; since there really hasn’t been a trace of me on here. I must admit, life has not “felt” easy for a few months. I know, I have been blessed and things are going the way they are supposed to go. I, however, have been battling (and still am) the worst postpartum depression. I won’t go into it, but it has been bad, and I even, well told Mark I was done and leaving the next day. It’s not fair, and I wish there was a quick fix. But I am trying to get through this, day by day.

So in the misted of this dark cloud in my life, everything in my life changed. Drum roll please……

We purchased our first home! Let me tell you, once we were moved in and everything else was done at the other house, it was a weight lifted off my shoulders. I love being here. It is very spacious, and CLEAN! No matter how much I cleaned the house we were renting, it never felt clean to me. I love the extra space here. We are slowly finding a place for everything. I am excited about the 4 acres, and what we can do to it. But setting it on fire is NOT an option, lol. I love having more than one bathroom, three full baths to be exact! To put it into words, I just feel home. We had been interested in 2 other homes before this one. The first home was good, and I “liked it” but the well wasn’t right. The 2nd home we looked at, I really “liked” until we got into it, and it was just set up funny and I couldn’t picture where to put our furniture. But again, the well wasn’t right and the bank wouldn’t approve it. The day after looking at the 2nd home, Mark was online and saw a home that looked promising, and it was a brand new listing… So we headed out and peeked through the windows. As soon as I saw it, I was way giddy, but refused to get excited because of the previous 2 homes. Plus being a new listing, who knew what was happening with it. So I contacted our realtor and told her that we wanted to put in an offer, without being “really” inside. I was able to walk through it, but Mark had to work. I fell in love. Grant walked into a room and told Sister Clayton that this was his room… He had never done that to any other homes. Regardless, we put in an offer and they counter, and we accepted it. As I sit here, looking at our beautiful views, I know this was meant to be our home.

With getting a home, I decided I should be a little proactive about things. I decided I wanted to get a part time job. I could have gone back to the hospital, but then the kids would have to go to a baby sitter. As Mark and I talked about it, we decided that retail would be the best thing. That way I could go to work in the evening 3 times a week, and we could have extra income to help with the things we want to do to the house. It ended up being a great thing, since we were misled on how much money we were getting back. Either way, it gives me a break and allows me to socialize with adults. Plus there is no stress and they work with me on my schedule. I honestly CAN NOT wait for black Friday, this time it won’t be me looking stupid =D.

Anyways, I love my new home. And I am excited about it, and the potential the land has! I’m sure more is to come about this new adventure ours!!
There is a fireplace in the front room. The living room, dinning room and kitchen are just one big OPEN area. Love love love it!!
The kitchen is very open, with a breakfast bar!! I love it because I can put my lap top up on the counter and follow recipes without getting it dirty or running back and fourth!

PS. Everything out here is larger... I can wait to see a snake!