Saturday, September 27, 2008

What a week.

Well, what a week it has been. We started with the throwing up on Tuesday at 4:30.

Tuesday - 4:30 p.m. -Regan started throwing up.
Wednesday - 3:00 a.m. - Josie started throwing up.
Wednesday - 4:00 a.m. - Regan is most likely done.
Wednesday - 7:00p.m. - Josie should be done.
Wednesday - 10:00 p.m. - Ridley starts throwing up.
Thursday - 5:00 a.m. - Ridley should be done.
Thursday - 10:00 a.m. - I start throwing up.
Thursday - 12:00 noon - Neil comes home and is throwing up.
Thursday - 6:00 p.m. - Austyn starts throwing up.
Thursday - 8:00 p.m. - Madison starts throwing up.
Thursday - 10:00 p.m. - I start feeling better and a good thing because I am up with the girls all night.
Thursday - 10:00 p.m. - Neil starts feeling better also.
Friday - 5:00 a.m. Austyn done throwing up.
Friday - evening - Madison has thrown up during the day a few times also. I hope it all ends!!

It was VERY aweful. Needless to say we have not really left our house the past few days. I have bleached the house, washed sheets, towels, clothes, buckets, did not sleep for 3 nights straight and so I slept for a few hours during the day on most of the days after. But we were wiped out. We are not going to church tomorrow because I do not want to pass this on to anyone. We should be not contagious after that. I just don't want anyone to have to go through that.

On a fun note, we got our new very nice King size mattress and furniture for the tv room. The bed is so comfortable and nice. I just cannot sleep because my legs are so restless. So if I stay up until around midnight which is coming up then I can fall asleep easier because I think I am so tired and forget about the restless legs. Anyway, it has been really annoying not being about to sleep at night because of it. I hope it goes away after the baby. Just a few weeks away!

Well, we are better, and I am excited for monday to get everyone off to school and happy and not throwing up!! YEAH!!

I hope everyone stays healthy!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Well, we have been safe from the throwing up bug for a long time. Some years we are getting it often. This last year has been very peaceful and we have not seen it. Yesterday as we were getting ready to leave for Gymnastics Regan threw up everywhere. Then he kept throwing up all night. Early on into the morning. Then Josie comes in at 3:00 a.m. and said she is sick. I got her a bucket and thought she just needed to go to the bathroom and laid her down and a few minutes later she came in and said she threw up. So she has been throwing up since then also. We are camped down on the couches. They each have a bed made and their buckets on towels and we are ready. It does amaze me that when they drink a few sips of water it seems that double or triple the amount comes back up. CRAZY! Anyway, Regan is asleep and Josie is hopefully going but she is still sick. Regan I hope is done with it. Well, now Regan is awake. He does seem a little better and I hope it is done. We will see. I also hope it does not go through everyone. Well, things are good. We will get this over with. I hope everyone stays well!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Family is very important for me. When we were up in Canada last year we got to spend time with our cousins from Utah. Shauna and I are 6 months apart and whenever we get together it seems like we have never been a part and we can talk and talk.

Shauna was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and I went to the Team Shauna Blog and her family is working together to beat this. I hope everything goes well for them and for her. If you want to go to the website to see how things are going you can. I was just going to put that I have never really been touched by cancer closely but 4 years ago Neil had some tests done and we were told most likely he had hodgkins disease. It was very shocking and we were ready to do what was needed. He had 2 biopsies and later was told it was gone. Whatever was there is gone. It was amazing and we are very grateful for the outcome. You just never know what is going to happen or what things we may need to go through.

Anyway, All the best to Shauna and I love you and hope for everything to go well!!

Love Carrie

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Family is a comin!

Well, I am going to be having a baby in the middle of October. My family (for some odd reason) find it very hard to get down here to Iowa. Las Vegas is usually the spot they go. Not Iowa, why not I ask myself. Anyway, everyone would ask if I had family coming when I had the baby and I usually said most likely not. Which made me sad because there is nothing like family. But then my mom and Grandma have ended up deciding to come down. YIPEE!!! I booked their flights for November 8 - 15. I am so excited to have them come and visit. I wish more would come but I take whoever I can. I am excited to have them come and see the baby and have my mom with the kids. They love their grandparents so much. I am so happy they are coming and we are counting down. It will be a lot of fun.

I think I have posted it before but Madison is even going to live by them when she grows up and has kids so her kids can be near their grandparents. Neil said, "But we will be your kids grandparents." She said oh ya but I want them by grandma and grandpa. Regan at least once a week tells me he wants to ride on Grandpa's tractor. They miss them. So I am excited when they get to be with them.

Well, Neil is home and it has been so nice. We went and ordered new King size mattresses to go with our beautiful wood King bed frame. I am very excited and hoping that they bring wonderful amounts of blissful sleep to me who does not always sleep until my legs stop being restless. I am hoping that it leaves after I have the baby (the restless legs feeling.) Anyway, we will see. We get it next week.

Well, the kids are in bed and we are down for the night. We are off to bed and hopefully a long nights sleep.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Out of the mouth of babes.

I had to laugh yesterday when Madison brought home a paper from school. It has a spot to put your special place. She put home. That is sweet. Then around it it asks what do you see? smell? Hear?etc. Well, under smell madison put air - gross sometimes. then under hear she put yelling at each other, talking to mom. I laughed. She is always the one to write things like that. I thought it was quite funny. So at home which is her special place it smells grows and we yell at each other.

Anyway, today was going to be a busy day with a soccer game at 8:30 and then Primary activity at 10:00 - 12:00 and then Neil is going to be coming home at 3:30. Well, our soccer game was cancelled!!!! YEAH! Most of the kids were up getting ready when they called and let us know but they are enjoying watching cartoons this morning. We will go to the primary activity and then come home and get ready for daddy to come home. It will be fun.

Anyway, we are going to take a break and watch Ariels Beginning. Have a great Day!

Monday, September 8, 2008


Well, I dropped Josie off at preschool this morning and it was harder than I thought but I was still okay. She was pretty quiet when I dropped her off. We drop them off on the sidewalk in front of the school by the street. When I left driving down the road it started raining harder and I felt sad. I am sure she will have a great day and she will come home happy. I am happy she is doing this because I think it will be really great for her. Especially to go to full day kindergarten next year.

Anyway, Regan and I came home and it is raining which is a nice excuse to stay inside and relax. Regan was a little grumpy so he ate and then I gave him some ice cream. I am folding laundry and cleaning up. So it has been a good morning so far. We will pick josie up in a couple of hours and it will be nice to see how her morning was.

I am so glad that the kids are enjoying school. Austyn loves middle school and has been walking to and from school this past week. We live maybe 5 blocks from it and she has a friend she walks with. I am glad that she is enjoying middle school. She is such a great daughter. She is also growing up. I watched Father of the Bride with her yesterday and I cried a lot during the movie just even thinking about her growing up and moving away and getting married. I know it will be a while but I am sure I will look back and wonder where the time went. I am trying to enjoy every minute with the kids which can be hard sometimes when you are ready to send them away but I always try to think about every minute I have with them.

Ridley and Madison are also enjoying school. They are all well behaved kids so we never have any trouble with that which is nice. They get along with people and teachers. I talked with Ridley last night about school and how things are going. He really likes it. He was kind of asking questions about when I have the baby and what will happen with them when I am in the hospital. Neil is going to take 1-2 weeks off and so that will be nice. He is really good to have the kids when I am in the hospital (which I call my resort) I love my hospital stay. He will bring them up and then take them home when it is to much. Anyway, I think I had a great talk with Ridley.

They are great kids and it is when they are gone to school or asleep that I really can look back and miss them. When they are around and not getting along at times it gets very frustrating. They are great though and I am a lucky mom.

There are my thoughts for today. I will get back to putting the laundry away and then vacuuming and then we are done for the day. Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Almost 2 weeks down.

Well, we are almost at 2 weeks down of Neil's trip. Then 1 more week. It has not been to bad. Things are going quite well. I sure am glad that the kids are in school. That has sure helped. I took Josie to her Preschool orientation this morning which was really fun and I think she will really like it. She starts on Monday Woo, Woo!!! I think she will have so much fun at preschool!

I have loved getting the kids to bed and sitting. It is 7:15 and they are going to bed soon to read. Some nights they get to read for a while when they go to bed a little earlier.

Anyway, things are going well. I like to sit down and have some treats all by myself, Ice cream, licorice, chocolate, whatever is around. I don't eat all of that at once but some of the stuff.

Well, I am running out of things to say as I am feeling really tired and like I am starting to get a cold.

Good night!