Saturday, March 29, 2008
1) You will have to type in the weird letters like you have to for credit cards and such
2) I will be previewing all posts before they appear on the blog. So if you want to include something more personal just tell me not to post it! I hope this isn't a porblem for anyone because I love to get comments!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Oops! I just thought this picture was kind of funny. It was one time Caden made a mistake and I was able to get him to laugh about it! He didn't realize the box of spaghetti noodles was already opened.
Anyway, I haven't updated recently because Rick has been home for two weeks now. He was sent home from training pretty sick with a sinus infection and an intestinal bug. A few doses of antibiotics and he was on the mend in a couple of days. Unfortunately they aren't able to get him back into class until the 29th. So he is home for one more week. It has been nice to have him around and we've managed to get a couple things done too. The kids are loving every minute of it (so far)! So, at the moment all is well. Financially we are ok for now and I really appreciate all of you who have expressed your concern and offered help. There may come a day when we do need your help!
Easter is tomorrow! I hope you are all celebrating this wonderful day with family and/or friends. We are overjoyed to be able to celebrate with our family and friends both this year.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
I am starting to think that girls are a lot of fun until age two then we might as well lock them away until about age 30! She just keeps getting into things she know she isn't supposed to be into and watching me the entire time with a look of, "what are you gonna do?". If I ask her to come to me or pick something up she moves r-e-a-l-l-y slow then the second I move she flies into gear and does what it was I asked! I know the boys were into things and busy, but they weren't so openly defiant!
I know I'm feeling a lot of this because of the move and changes we've been going through. But I had really hoped by now I'd be settling in and feeling better about life. Trace and I sat on his bed last night crying together as he told me how much he missed all his friends in Chicago. He just hasn't found one good friend out here yet and he had a couple out there as well as being generally popular. Part of me was right there with him wishing nothing had changed. I miss not being so busy and I miss having friends I can hang out with anytime. Rick will be home in a week which will be good. After that we will have to learn to adjust to our new life. Starting with Easter which he will miss this year (and probably every other holiday but that's to worry about another day). I don't have a problem with him being gone, I'm pretty independent and like my time with the kids. But having him gone for basically 6 weeks with just a few days home in the middle has been unbelieveably hard. Especially considering we threw in a cross counrty move with it and three kids who are struggling to adjust to that! I really don't know what I would have done if I hadn't had my parents help. They have taken the kids and helped me out with things around the house and I appreciate it so much!
Life isn't all bad news though. I added a couple of pictures from the last few days that we are having fun too! We went metal detecting again and the kids had a ball. I took Paige's potty chair and sat it on the beach between some logs and she used it twice! We've also been outside a lot with the neighbor girls. Tomorrow I'm going to finally get a couple of hours by myself to just go wander somewhere and Wednesday I'm going to get some financial help with food. Hopefully by the end of the week I'll have a little brighter outlook!