Life is crazy! I thought I would share a few of my favorite pictures from my phone.
This next one is not my favorite but I need to share it.
She fell down the day after Thanksgiving and since she has no reflexes she landed on her face. She was unconscious for a minute or so and we thought maybe she knocked out some teeth but thankfully she did not. Her condition has deteriorated rapidly over the past 4 months or so. I always knew she would get worse with time and I knew it would be hard for our family..but this disease is brutal.
Eric and I have been working our tails off around the house. Some things needed to be done and some things we updated just because we wanted to. Not everything we have been working on is finished yet but I'll give you a sneek peak at our hard work.
I had almost the whole inside of the house painted, we put new flooring in (LOVE IT!!), painted all of the trim high gloss white, this next one Eric is not too sure about but I am digging it big time.. painted the interior doors high gloss black. Eric ripped out a little wall that sepparated our kitchen/dining room and it made the space so much bigger! Ethan's room was just a bit too big so Eric also ripped out a wall there and built another one.
I am so impressed with my hubby, he is so talented and is able to fix/build almost anything.
Gotta go, I'm sure there is something around here I'm supposed to be painting right now.
p.s. I can't find the spellcheck thing and I'm sure that I've misspelled many words so deal with it.
I finally got around to actually doing a pinterest project. I worked wonderfully! It was really easy, I bought acrylic craft paint in whatever colors I wanted, emptied each color into a ziplock bag, filled it halfway with water and mixed. We twisted the shirts and secured them with rubber bands. My shirt I did a little differenly and I loved how it turned out! We then dunked the rolled up shirts in whichever of the colors the kids wanted. It just took a quick dip to get the color onto the shirts. We left them outside to dry and there you have it!! very fun and colorful!
On another note: I dropped spray starch on my foot, ouch!!
I have so many wonderful things to be thankful for in my life. I have awesome parents whom I admire and adore, I have the greatest brothers and sisters who are my most cherrished friends, I have the greatest and most patient husband on the planet; I am in awe that he loves me every day, I have 3 amazing kids who teach me things about life and myself constantly. I am thankful for the happy times in life; riding space mountain at disney land with my brothers and sisters, sitting in the sun in my backyard, lying with my head on the comfy spot on Eric's shoulder, when all my boys and the dog want to sit with me on the couch, when my mom covers her mouth and giggles, the expression on my dad's face when he looks at my mom, the moments when I get it, listening to inspiration and actually following it. I am also so thankful for the tough times in life; losing loved ones but knowing that they are still with you, watching loved ones hurt and knowing there is nothing you can do for them, watching my mom's condition deteriorate, learning the hard way that everybody is human and makes mistakes, knowing that I don't treat people the way they deserve to be treated; life changing events that make you evaluate everything. It sounds narcissistic but I am most grateful for the hard times, its during these times that I am the very closest to my Heavenly Father and when I am most willing to accept His counsel. During difficult times I depend on his love and comfort and the power of the Atonement. How else can we really understand what our Heavenly Father and our Saviour have done for us if our lives are easy? It takes struggle and angst to learn and grow from terrible situations and after the storm there is always peace, until the next storm comes our way. From every storm I learn and grow and am more capable to deal with the aftermath. I realize there are more wonderful and terrible times ahead and I am ok with that. I will find joy in the wonderful times and learn valuable lessons from the terrible times.
My baby is done with preschool. It is really bitter sweet, I'm sad that he is growing up so fast but I'm so proud of all that he has learned this year. He started the school year being really shy and careful and now he walks into school all by himself. I cried like a baby the very last time I dropped him off at school. He is very excited to go to kindergarten and be in the same school as his two older brothers. I'm sure I will cry again when I drop him off on his first day of school.
Holy Cow! It's been a while since I updated this thing! I tend to forget I have it. Lots has happened since the first of the year. Archer turned 8 and was baptized, I turned 34 and Ethan turned 11. I am a horrible mother and I don't have any pictures of my boys or my birthdays..Grandma Jane and Grandpa Ron came to visit the weekend of Archer's baptism. It was so great to see them! Eric and I have been busy updating out kitchen. We painted the cabinets and most everything else. Tons of work but worth it! We love it!
We are gearing up for Spring Break.. We are taking my mom to DisneyLand.
Notice that the fire is on the TV not in the fireplace? Darn fireplace is on the fritz.. oh well.. We had a wild New Year's Eve, lots of fun! Only Eric, Ethan and I made it to midnight, everyone else pooped out. 2011 was a good year. I am going to do everything in my power to make sure 2012 is a better one! This is Eric's "I'm sexy and I know it" face.