Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Very nice story.

I just saw this post on my friends blog that she took from someone else's and I laughed and probably would have cried if I wasn't so mad at the screaming going on behind me from Josie and Regan. Anyway, It was very nice and I love big families. I love always being there for each other although I am 1400 miles away from mine right now. But Neil and I have always wanted a big family. We do get funny looks when we go to restaurants like "OH NO look what we will have to deal with" but by the time we leave the waitress is always complimenting the behavior of our kids and what great eaters they are. THat is nice to hear.

I am always told I have my hands full when I go to the store. One day a few years ago Madison asked me "Why does everyone say we have our hands full". I thought that was very cute. I told her it was because we had a lot of kids and some people were not used to it. I love my hands being full. More when they are not screaming at each other (the two youngest ones) but none the less I take a little break and try not to freak out and deal with them and then it can be quiet again for a while.

Now I am not saying you have to have a big family. You can have whatever you can have. We have just been fortunate to have been able to have the children we have received and I wish I could have kids for everyone. Although not now at this point in my life because I am having a rough pregnancy and I think it is because I am getting older.

Anyway, enjoy your families and have a great Day!

Friday, July 25, 2008


I know I have talked about this before in one of my first blogs but I sure do love my sisters. I don't think there is anything better. I really would love to live by them. Friends are great and I love all the great friends that I have but when it comes down to it family will most likely do anything for you or help you in any way needed. My sister and I talked tonight about how nice it would be to live by each other. She is such a great cook and she could help me organize and get rid of stuff like no one else. She is great at throwing away things. I REALLY NEED THAT. Anyway, I just want my sisters to know I love them so much and I am so sad I am missing the Magrath parade with them tomorrow. I love to visit with them and see their kids and be around them. Luckily that bond will always be there even though we are 1400 miles apart.

I am totally ready for Neil to get home from France. I am really excited to have an adult to converse with. I love my kids (especially right now that they are quietly in bed). But it gets tuff doing it all by yourself every day. It is nice to have that extra set of hands around to help.

Well, one month tomorrow school starts and that is exciting. I am really trying to make the summer fun for the kids. We still have one week of swimming lessons and one week of Austyn and her flute lessons. I am really excited to be done everything so we can just do whatever. I would like to go down to Nauvoo to the pageant. It is a lot of fun. The kids love it and the only hard thing is driving late at night to go home. But it is well worth the drive to watch the Nauvoo Pageant.

Well, I am soon off to bed. Hopefully I will not be bombarded with kids on my last night of being in the bed myself. I seem to get them all coming in throughout the night some nights and it gets quite squishy.

Anyway, life is good and I am happy they are here and I love them. Goodnight friends, family, Sisters!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Well, I have a couple of friends that we like to go out to lunch around once a month. I stole the title from "The Office" for us and call us the "Finer things club" I think that is what they called it. Anyway, Gretchen and Charee and I have a lot of fun and it is always nice to go out and enjoy each others company. It was very nice and we had a great time.

I think we all have colds or something. I am sneezing and my nose is running and eyes watering and I thought it was allergies and now everyone is doing it. Either we all have the same allergies or it is a lovely summer cold. Whatever it is it is not very fun.

Neil should be home on Saturday unless the switch his schedule around but it is looking like they will not do that. Ridley has really been missing him and he will be taking a couple of weeks off in August so I told him today that him and Ridley can do a lot of stuff together. They will have fun.

Austyn is having a sleepover tonight and Regan and Josie love Micah. They are all in the TV room right now and can you say good nights sleep for me!!!! No I am just joking. We will see what happens but I am pretty sure Regan will end up with me.

Well, things are going good. I hope we get over this cold or whatever it is soon. I always think of such great things to blog about but I have a very bad short term memory and if I don't do it right then I usually forget about it. I cannot wait until August because we will have nothing to do. We will just have to have fun before School. I hope to get down to Nauvoo to the Pageant down there before it ends August 8. It is really a great pageant. I like it a lot. Although if we don't stay down there it ends up being a long drive home because it ends late but I might book something to stay down there and enjoy it. We will see.

Enjoy your summer everyone it is going quickly.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Here we go.

Well, we were supposed to leave on our trip last Sunday when we were planning on coming. I am sad we are not going up and seeing everyone but also very very happy that I don't have to think about driving all the way up. Hopefully one day we can move closer to home but I would hate to leave here.

Well, we are on our last couple of weeks of swimming lessons and flute lessons. Not much else is going on. Thank goodness!!! August we have nothing going on so I am very excited just to have nothing to do. I need to go get school supplies at some point. We should also be hearing if Josie is getting in to preschool this fall within a couple of weeks. That will be nice for her to do that. We will see what happens.

Well, the weather has been great. Not very hot. We have had humidity but it has been worse in other summers so I am glad it has been fairly good. I feel like I can't breathe sometimes but I think it is just because I am at that time in the pregnancy. Anyway, I hope everyone is having a good summer.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Spa Day

Well, I just had a great Spa Date with my great great friend Sara. She is very wonderful and it was great for both of us to go and get this done. It was so nice. I was feeling guilty at the start of it because I feel bad doing anything for myself but I rationalized it by saying if Neil would give me back and feet rubs I would have have to spend money getting it done at the spa. Well, I really enjoyed it. I feel so rejuvinated and relaxed and excited. It was really nice.

Anyway, Sara is going on vacation and so it was great to do this before she left.

I wish that everyone could go to the spa and relax. It is great. I am just walking around and smelling my wonderful Citris smelling lotion and feeling great.

OKAY, well we are slowly getting less busy in our summer. We are done Golf, we will be done Swim team this saturday at our last Swim meet. It is at 7:15 a.m. so it is early and I will be hauling all the kids at 6:30 in the morning to get there but FUN. Anyway, then we just have a couple more weeks of flute lessons and swim lessons and we are done. August there is nothing going on. Just getting ready for school and having fun.

Well, I just wanted to let you all know if you get the chance go to the spa.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Summer, Summer!

Well, summer is going great. It has been busy but I am excited for August because we have nothing going on. Neil is off in France. He will be there for a couple of weeks. We are on our last week of swim team and golf which is very nice. I think the girls are done with Golf. We will just have to get through swim lessons and whatever else pops up.

Anyway, the kids are kind of falling apart around me. We are getting ready for swim lessons and I better go get everyone ready.

Friday, July 4, 2008

The 4th of July

Well, it is the 4th of July and we are having a bar-b-q with friends today. It think it is so funny that we as Canadians are hosting an Independence Day Party but it is all good and we are excited. I would like to get 2 children in particular to nap so I am hoping that will happen. I am going to get things really going pretty quick. We have been cleaning up the deck and yard and getting everything ready and I have started making some cupcakes. They are going to be red,blue and whilte. As for Fireworks we will see what we can see from our house. Most likely not much but I will pull out the good old sparklers and let everyone do that for a bit.

I call today a celebration for Canada and Independence Day. We will do one big bar-b-q. I hope everyone is having a great day!