Thursday, November 27, 2008

---Happy Thanksgiving---

Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for. May we show are gratitude to those we love and to our loving Heavenly Father who has given us all things. May you all have a wonderful day.

Uncle Doug, who's been away to long, Happy Thanksgiving, we miss you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I'm back!

Yes, it's been a long time, and I need to stop sulking and start getting on with things cause the best part of the year is upon us. I love Thanksgiving, I have a lot to be thankful for. I love Christmas. Can't wait to get out all my decorations, put up the tree etc... So here are a few updates. I'll have more to come soon!

During the last storm, we had a leak in our roof and thus water leaking through the wall in our family room. The paint was stretched just like a water balloon waiting to pop! Luckily it was just a small oversight on the roof. We got it all fixed just in time for the next storm!

We finished the walk out for Willie's studio entrance in the basement. Just waiting for the rock work. We also have the back yard ready for sprinklers and sod, but I'm not sure if it will happen before winter. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I hate mud.

Here's my little Sacoya putting on a happy face. She had two molars pulled yesterday and one of them had a root that was wrapped around another tooth. It took the doctor 30 min to get it out. He said it was the worst tooth he had seen in 5 years. Needless to say she was in a lot of pain. Of course skipping school and laying in moms bed all day be waited on makes up for it!

Here is Canyon in his school book recital and sing. He had to dress up as his favorite book character. Since he couldn't be Junie B Jones, we picked Harry Potter.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Let it snow!

This is what we woke up to out our front door this morning, although i'm sure we aren't the only ones.  There is about 5 or 6 inches.

So in honor of the first snow in our new house, i thought i would post a tradition willie has with the kids. We have no grass yet, so we weren't able to do it this morning, but we recently  did just before we moved. It goes something like this:
Dad: Hey guys look how much it snowed. 
Kids: Ya dad, cool. 
Dad: So who wants to run to the tramp and back? (mind you he is talking about being bare foot)
Kids: Not me, not me
Dad: Don't be wimps.
Kids: ok i'll do it. I want to, i'll go.

Crazy i know, but they do it every time. And the tramp at our old house was way back there. Our yard here is about half the distance so i'm sure Willie will come up with some other route that maybe involves the cows across the street or something! I'm sure this is a tradition they will always remember. I did it once and that was enough for me.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wah- I want to go home!

Where are my ruby slippers. I want to go home. It's been a rough. The excitement of a new house has warn off. Kids are really missing their friends, and frankly I am too! I hate the fact that I don't know who's knocking at my door, or calling on my phone. I hate sitting in church saying who the heck are all these people. (no offense if your in my new ward). I hate when my 12 year old wraps her arms around my and sobs because she doesn't have anyone to sit by at lunch, or when my 9 year old cries and says i want to go home, only she means our old home, or my 8 year old who says there's no one "his style" to play with. I realize it takes time to adjust and 3 weeks is just not enough time, but when i see my kids hurting it rips my heart out. I've heard all the stories and i know it will get better for everyone, but not today, today i just want to lay in bed and cry. Thankfully i have the DR. mr. PEPPER,  He always makes me feel better.