Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The kids were excited about the airplane. RJ thought it was the neatest thing to be on an airplane. He enjoyed his window seat view and was very good the whole trip. Savannah did pretty well. She didn't want to wear her seat beat and had a little screaming fit but once she calmed down she was fine the rest of the way. On the second flight she did complain about her ears hurting. The girl who steals and chews all the gum in the house, wouldn't take a piece of gum on the plane. Luckily she did fall asleep but unfortunately it was 15 minutes before we landed. Nether the less, we made it to Sacramento with little problems.
We stayed in Sacramento till the weekend. We enjoyed time with Jared's dad, who has two new kitties and a puppy. The kids loved the new animals, especially the cats. They couldn't get enough of them. I think they were glad when we left.
We celebrated Jared's 28th birthday Friday night. Hawk (his dad) and Molly took us to an Asian Buffet. It was seriously the best buffet I have been to. There was tons of Sea Food that satisfied the birthday boy. And there was lots of yummy Chinese dishes that I enjoyed since I could care less about Sea Food. The down side of the evening was Savannah came down with a Fever. She slept all the way through dinner and ate only a few pieces of Jello that night. RJ broke out into Hives and had trouble breathing after we left the restaurant. Even though he didn't eat anything new, we think he might have some allergy to Sea Food and some oils or something touched his food.
Both kids have had awful colds. RJ's cough is horrible but he seems to be on the down hill. Savannah's fever only lasted Friday night but she still wasn't herself Saturday. Today seems to be a little better. Hopefully they are both well for Christmas, it will be a bummer having sick kids on such a busy exciting day.
Sorry no pictures.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Savannah in the snow Monday 12/8
Sunday is dropped big time! When we left for church at 1pm that afternoon the temperature was 6 degree. Crazy cold! Our toilet pipe froze again and it took half the day to unfreeze it.
Here is RJ sucking on an ice cycle.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Some of you have heard what is going on with
Jared had a job interview in
We want to go to
So that was the plan and we were getting ready to move. We sold all or living room furniture, except the couch and we were starting on a few other items to prepare for our over seas move.
After finishing the kitchen flooring, Jared put the For Sale sign up. Once we got an actually date we were going to list with a realtor. However, a couple days later the Idaho Lab said they had no funding to send us to
At this point we were very frustrated, especially after selling and giving away a lot of things.
As of now it is assumed that the lab might have the funds to send us around April. If this happens it would perfect. I can stay here and have the baby, and not have to stress or worry about having a baby in a foreign country and Jared will still enjoy the job he wants while getting his Masters.
It is not definite yet if we will go to
But then again whatever happens, happens. We believe that things happen for a reason and the Lord has His own plans in mind. As long as we our living our lives worthy of Him he will bless us with the things best for our family.
Our house is still up for sale. Jared is tired of old houses. If he will be traveling a lot he won’t have much time to fix things if things go wrong. So either way we plan on selling the house. I just hope I don’t have to move while big and pregnant.
So that is the story as of now. We just have to wait and see what the future really holds for us.
Monday, December 8, 2008
I'm excited for the beauty the snow brings, but I am not looking forward to driving in it. Glad I got most of my Christmas shopping done. Just wish our garage wasn't full of boxes so the car could stay dry. I hate standing out in the cold to brush snow and ice of the windows.
I'm sure we will have pictures in the snow soon.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Well this was a pretty good week. We got most of our Christmas shopping done through Amazon and I picked up a few things in town. I think I only have two more things to get. We leave for
We had a ward party Saturday morning. We had a terrific breakfast and some fun entrainment from many of the children in the ward.
After the music Santa came. RJ’s eyes lit up once he walked in the room. He was so very excited and rushed over with two of his buddies to wait their turn in line to sit on the big guys lap. He told Santa he wanted the Mario Kart Wii and that his dad wanted it to. He also wanted Indiana Jones Legos.
Later that afternoon Jared took RJ and his friend to the library to see Santa again. I wasn’t sure if it was such a great idea seeing two Santa’s in the same day. But we had mentioned the event to RJ and I knew he would be upset if he missed it. He also said earlier that he forgot to tell Santa one more thing he wanted, the Indiana Jones Lego Wii game. RJ came home saying that that Santa was different. He stated that he wasn’t wearing his glasses like the first and he was scarier looking. I guess RJ didn’t talk to this one but did sit on his lap for a picture. His friend was indifferent and told RJ that there were lots of different Santas. RJ expected his answer and really hasn’t questioned it.
That night Jared took me to the Idaho Falls Nutcracker performance. I was excited to see the ballet. My remember might be awful but I remember seeing it in
The babysitter had both kids in bed when we got home, which was a real treat. Usually RJ is still up. Unfortunately,
Needless to say we are all exhausted and are taking an easy relaxing Sunday off.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
This morning she did have a small bowl of cereal. But after dropping RJ off at preschool she claimed she was still hungry and wanted candy. After a lot of persuasion, we agreed on having a yogurt instead. This is another ordeal because it takes her forever to decide which flavor she wants.
She couldn’t decide and spied a pudding cup in fridge. I gave in. It was a Lemon Pudding that nobody really liked anyway. She took a bite of it and decided she didn’t really care for it and wanted the raspberry yogurt instead.
After eating half the yogurt cup she went upstairs to watch Dora. I decided to take a shower at the time since Dora usually keeps her pretty occupied. I didn’t bother removing the half eaten yogurt from the table or the untouched pudding cup.
We don’t have cable TV or anything so the kids watch all their favorite TV shows on DVD. The Dora DVD apparently had a scratch in it (like so many other DVDs) so
I called to her and asked what she was doing; her response was to the close door between the bedroom and the bathroom. That’s when I knew for sure she was doing something she shouldn’t be doing.
I hurried up in the shower and got out as quick as I could. She was gone by then. The yogurt cup was now lying on the floor empty and yogurt was smeared all over some picture frames and my full length mirror.
I got dressed and cleaned up the mess. As I was cleaning the thought came to my mind, ‘Yogurt is probably all over
I slowly walked the halls and up the stairs looking for yogurt. I was surprised to find none.
But I did find
So as we were looking through the toddler clothes for RJ, we couldn't help but look through all the cute Christmas dresses as well. We found this one and I just couldn't pass it up. It was just too adorable to not get. And luckily Payless was having their BOGO sell, so we were able to get this adorable boots to match it. I love little girl clothes, they are just so cute! Savannah loves her new dress as well. Isn't she just the cutest!
After Church on Sunday, we decorated the tree. The kids loved the activity. They are at such a fun Christmas age. It makes the magic of Christmas much more magical.
I took a lot of photos of the kids, you have been warned. Many of the decorations were clumped together on the bottom and after the kids went to bed I had to redecorate. But I have some great shots of the kids helping out.
After the hanging the ornaments on the tree it was time for the topper. Both kids had to have their try.
RJ and Savannah both helped make a dish. Savannah helped me make a layered Jello dessert. She was an excellent little helper. And she named each one of the layers. It was cute. The Raspberry/Blackberry layer she named Raspberry Tart, the Lime layer was just called Green, the Orange layer was Orange Blossom, the Lemon layer was Little Mermaid, and the Strawberry layer was of course, Strawberry Shortcake. It was very cute.
RJ helped Daddy make the pumpkin pies which turned out great! Every year we freeze our pumpkin we scoop out from our Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns and save it to make our Thanksgiving pies. This year we could have saved just a little more pumpkin. We didn't have quite enough to fill the crust. But there were lots of yummy pies, it didn't matter.
That evening Doug and Erica and their three cute kids stayed the night. They had come up from Utah to have Thanksgiving with some of their relatives. We enjoyed having them at our home and RJ loved entertaining the twins and baby Eden.
Saturday evening we had Amy and her family over for dinner. Rylie and RJ played so well together, we hardly heard them. He seems to play better with the girls then he does the boys. Savannah and Madison were our little entertainers for the evening. They themselves a little band and performed many songs. It was too cute for words.