Saturday, December 27, 2008

Why I chose my career!

I think I've lost sight of whats important in my life! I chose to stay at home with my kids. To be here for them 24 hours a day, round the clock mommy time. I chose this profession because I didn't want someone else raising my kids. Well then I sit here and I think about it. Why am I not having fun? Why am I so concerned with keeping this perfect model home, and obsessing over stupid things like spotless windows and a clean laundry room!! Yes I know. How ridiculous. Thats where all the dirty stuff goes. And I picture it in my mind like this organized, dirt free, decorated, fake, non-existent room. I don't want to stay at home all day and clean! I want to focus on my babies. I want to be a MOM! I want to sit down and play a game with my kids, run outside and build a snowman and not worry about what we are going to track back in on my newly moped floor. Instead of telling Austy "let me finish these dishes before I go look at your tent" I'm going to be making it with her and then having a picnic in her beautifully crafted tent! Now I'm not saying my house will be unsanitary, but I don't want it to be my main focus every day. Seriously, you scrub your floor and the next thing you know there's raspberry lemonade all over. I want to look back on their childhood and say that I actually got down and played with them. I interacted with them. I enjoyed and treasured every moment I was given with them. They are my life!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Yah, Christmas

This is how irresponsible I really am. We go down Christmas morning and I go to use my handy-dandy camera and I get like 2 quick pictures and then it tells me- no memory left on memory card. Yah, I've never cleared our card. I told you I'm not a computer wiz. So I don't have any pictures for you. But I did use our video camera, no worries! Christmas was wonderful. We honestly are so blessed. Cody has a job. We were able to have a Christmas for our kids and they are so spoiled! With all this crazy economic down fall we tried to cut back and be more responsible, like adults, but you know when it comes to the little ones you just go crazy!!! We bounced back and forth between my family and Codys family on Christmas Eve and Christmas, so by the time 9:00 rolled around Christmas night we were so glad to be home! But we are lucky to have family close to us and we all get along. And when I say that "we all" I mean my family and Cody's. We didn't do dinner again this year because of other engagements but they like each other. Crazy, huh? Yah, We've vacationed together! San diego, baby. That was one of the funnest vacations ever. We are doing Colorado this year. White Water Rafting!!!!
Next subject........ I wanted to let you bloggers know why I leave such long posts and hardly any pictures. I'm more of a journalist/reader type of girl. I will put up some pictures now and then to show you how stinkin cute my family is, but I'm more into writing about my days and how they go and how not perfect my life is. I'm not doing this blog so I can brag about my life, pretend that all my days go picture perfect suzy homemaker. This is a journal. The good, the bad and the ugly! Sorry guys! I know there's not that many of you but if your here for the action I just want someone to listen to me!!! I know typical girl!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Appreciate your Husbands!

I just finished reading my Parents magazine and they had the best article by a single mother. Amazing!! Cody and I both got a kick out of it! You have to read it. I'm not saying you should never complain about your husband, because sometimes you just have to vent, but seriously it sucks being alone! There are some out there that would agree with me. It's not easy! I was super lucky because I have an amazing family that let me live with them and they helped me out tons! And then I ran into Cody (we knew each other from high school) and everything fell into place! His family loved Austyn as if she was their own! But its hard living by yourself. I rented my own place after awhile and when something falls apart who do you call? Okay, once again I always had someone. Cody or my Dad would run right over. I never mowed my own lawn or set up my own furniture or fixed a single broken appliance. Man, I stinkin' love Cody!!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

74!!! And still a kickin!

my Grandpa Elton, Cody and my Dad.
Thats what I'm talking about! 74 and still going!

In a 100 years from now, riding by on a fairly fast horse, you'll never be able to tell. Thats my dads motto because he thinks the cement didn't turn out all that great. We love it!!!!!

That's Thomas (Jared) one of codys best friends from back in the day and he just happens to live down the street!

Kick back and enjoy a monster!
Looking back through our pictures and all the things we've done to this house, this was one I wanted to include. Poor Cody and the list of honey-dos! My grandpa has been doing concrete since my dad was a little boy and he loves it. And as a teenager my dad was his right hand man because it helped keep him out of trouble. So we were really lucky to have them. They did everything!! My grandpa is 74 and still a kickin! He's slowed down a little since a heart attack back in 2001, but he can still hunt a chukar up a mountain or track a coyote down with his eagle eye! It makes me giggle that after they got done pouring the mud they all crack open a Monster energy drink and my grandpa doesn't hesitate to have one also. I wonder how it effected him later that day. We are so lucky to have all of our family in this valley. For our kids to grow up along side their cousins and visit grandmas and great grandmas weekly. And Grandpas!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Living the Sweet life!

For all you reading this blog, (I only know of one, Thanks Mindy!!!) my life is crazy. And then I look at it and think seriously, this is the good life! AAAHHHHH! So we have all been sick! Strep Throat. Chaos, total chaos. Cody was home with me when I was dying on the couch which made it nice because he watched the kids but the house went to poo. He did a great job keeping them clean and feeding them but when it came to the stuff mommies do, it didn't happen. Sweet Boy! And then Austy caught it. Fever of, well lets just say it was over 104.0. I was freaking out and this was after she had been on the meds for 2 days. She woke up and was covered with a rash. So I'm thinking Scarlet Fever after I've googled everything. Of course, I took her to the doctor and her medicine was not absorbing, as he put it. So we are fixed up quite nicely finally. But I have missed everything fun that was planned for this week. Bunko, Enrichment Night, our ward Christmas Party! I was so bummed! A week and a half of never leaving our little house! Yah, I could scream. But instead I blog!
Okay the story you have all been waiting for, Me and my eyebrows. I think I've only told a couple people but I'm obsessed with eyebrows. Big, small, bushy I love them all!! I've begged Cody a gazzillion times to let me wax his but yah, right! This doesn't mean I have good looking eyebrows, not even remotely close. And that is why I envy others.
I have a friend from high school, Kim, and I think her eyebrows are perfect. So we're sitting over some Cold Stone ice cream and I ask her how she does it. Blah,Blah, Blah. I know what your thinking but it gets better. Anywho- she trims them, yah with scissors. So on this week of all weeks I decided to give it a whirl. Hee. Hee. I don't have small scissors just my normal everyday scissors. I brush them up like she tells me to and then I start to hack. Well I didn't notice at the time but my eyelashes got in the way. Yah, I took a chunk out of them. It's pretty noticable when I wear mascara, but hey they'll grow back. So that has been our lovely week.
If you haven't seen me around its not because I'm embarrased of my lashes its because I don't want you to miss out on all the fun thing you have planned for December by spreading germs!!!