Tuesday, March 25, 2008

My Van looks so Pretty!!!

For those of you who have not been in Iowa for this long, long, cold snowy winter it has been that. It was finally a day not around freezing and I went out after I laid down Josie and Regan and cleaned it. Inside and out. It looks so pretty and I am so happy. My poor Lilly (my van's name) has had a hard winter and there are lots of bumps and bruises on her. But I think she is okay. There is one little dent in the back that I just got the other day because I ran (for the 100th time) into our neighbors behind us Yardy (that is what we call the big green bins that hold yard waste and nothing else.) Anyway, I always run into it and end up with no dents but alas this last bonk was pretty good. I kept thinking they are made of plastic and they just bounce off the van anyway or at least that is what I have been thinking since I never kept getting a dent. But this last one must have got it just right. I love my Lilly. She is a great Van.

I am glad that winter is over. I think I can say that without another snow storm coming. We have had quite the winter and I am glad to have some warmth today. I just looked and it currently says that it is 53 degrees with the wind chill at 47 degrees. Let me tell you this is a nice day. My daughters had to wear capris to school and it felt quite nice this morning at 40 degrees so they wore them.

It is off to gymnastics tonight and I will take the 3 older kids to do their class and I will help them teach. Fun fun.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


I am getting better at technology. I have finally put a picture on my blog. I am happy to know how to do that. Neil figured out how to get all my pictures off my camera and that was really nice. Now I need to get to know how so I can do it. I picked this picture because I have been thinking that we all have ideas of how we want to grow up. Maybe at this age to be princesses or other wonderful things. I am a Mother and I love being that. I don't know if you would have ever told me I could have 6 kids one day that I would have believed it. We are expecting our 6th Child in October. I am scared, only to have 3 kids home next year and keeping sane but mostly excited to be the mother of 6 great kids who amaze me and who I adore. We have so much fun together (most of the time). Sometimes I lose my cool but mostly I try to have fun with them. Anyway, I love friends and I could not survive without great friends who mean a lot to me.

We had a great enrichment tonight. We had a great meal which is one bonus but they also did a play on how Relief Society was started. It was so neat to see or picture how the sisters got together and helped each other. It still happens like that today at least in our wonderful ward. There are many great sisters who would do anything for each other. Well, it was really nice and I loved being with my friends. I would do anything for them.

Life is good and I hope everyone thinks of happy things they are thankful for and enjoy in life!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

It has been a while.

I apologize for it being a while. I enjoy reading blogs of my friends and wonder why it sometimes is a while between blogs. It has been a while for me. Things have been fairly good. Everyone is feeling good. Regan is on Antibiotics. So he is feeling great. I hope after this last round that he is finally free from them. The weather is getting better outside. YEAH!! It looks like a mess with leaves and dirt outside but at least it is getting warmer. I still get chills at times so I cannot wait until there is 80 degree weather. We are in the high 30s and 40s right now. I cannot believe we actually go outside in our swimsuits in the summer. I can't imagine it when it has been so cold.

My days have been going well. We are going to a french restaurant tonight with people that Neil works with who are from France. So that should be interesting. I hope it goes well.

I love my kids and when I look at them I can't imagine my life without them. Sometimes Josie pushes the limit but most of the time I couldn't live without her either. They are a lot of fun and I love their happiness and love. They are great kids. Well, that is it here. I will try and not be so long getting another blog on!