December 24, 2007

Christmas Festivities

We had a very busy weekend.

Friday afternoon Mom, the kids, and I went to some friends' house for a visit and we ended up having lunch there. It was a nice visit and I was glad to have some time to catch up with her. She has a beautiful home and I hope to be able to spend more time with her soon.

Friday night we had big plans to go out to dinner and then ride Trax to Temple Square and look at the lights. However, when we got to the restaurant S and M were both not feeling good. They didn't even order anything. They were crying and laying all over DH. So, we decided to go to Temple Square another night. Plus it was a freezing 23 degrees without taking the wind factor into consideration. When we got home the kids were sleepy and DH started not feeling well. He ended up being sick from both ends. I guess it was a good thing we went home.

I spent Saturday making things. I made some gifts for friends. I took some wooden blocks and painted them black. Then, I had letters to spell out their last name and painted those cream. I then glued the letters onto the blocks. It's kind of hard to explain but they turned out really cute. I also put together our neighbor/friend gifts. This year I made white chocolate popcorn and put it in a cute Christmas cellophane bag. I think we delivered almost 30 bags. It took us a few hours and at 8:30 p.m. we still hadn't had any dinner. So, I took the kids to the store and they each chose a can of soup and we headed home for a lovely dinner of grilled cheese sandwiches and soup!

We had a relaxing Sunday. DH and Dad both stayed home, sick. No fun. Church was nice. I had to teach the Sunbeams. I think I sub in primary at least once a month. Oh well, I don't mind. T had a talk, and J had the scripture so I needed to be in there anyways. Afterwards we played games and made our Christmas menu! When the little ones were tucked away in bed we watched the Amazing Race. I love that show! I'm glad the pink goths didn't get out. I really like them.

Now it's Monday morning. I got up and showered with the intention of being ready before the kids. But, I got as far as that. I'm still in my bath robe, sitting in bed, blogging. But, it's been a while. I have every right, right?

Happy 24th!

December 16, 2007

They Come in 3's

So, I've come to the conclusion that in my life bad things seem to come in 3's.

1. Last night as we were eating dinner my mom got a phone call from my youngest sister who was in a panic. She let us know that she had just gotten in a car accident. She was fine, but the car was totaled. She sounded scared. We were all relieved to hear that she was okay.

2. About an hour or an hour and a half later my other sister Andrea started complaining of really bad pain in her stomach. When she had first gotten to my house she said she wasn't feeling well, but it seemed to hit her hard, and she really didn't feel good. My mom and I took her to the ER and it was a good thing. She ended up having to have her appendix out. She was nervous and scared. She's never had any major thing happen. Luckily the surgery went well and now she just needs to recover. She should be coming home tomorrow.

3. After getting home around 3:15 a.m. and finally falling asleep, I thought all was well and on the mends. I was wrong. As we were getting ready for church S was complaining about a rash. I didn't really think much of it. Then when it was time to go, he was really complaining. He started taking off his clothes and he had a rash everywhere. It was bad. On Friday and Saturday he had been sick off and on with a sore throat and a fever. Now, this morning it was worse. So, DH took him to an urgent care center and he got diagnosed with strep throat and scarlet fever. He got a shot and will hopefully be better soon.

So, there are my 3 things. Hopefully nothing else will happen and we can enjoy the rest of the holidays!

December 10, 2007

Computer Problems

I'm SO sad. My computer is not working and the only way I am even able to post right now is because our good friends left one of their laptops with us to use for a little while, probably they'll want it back soon though. I don't know what's wrong. I'm a computer idiot. All I know is that my pictures are on there and I want them. The computer turns on but nothing shows up on the screen. And one of the most irritating things is that for about a week I kept telling myself to back up my pictures. But, I didn't do it and now I fear it's too late. This is not a good time to need a new computer. But, I need one. I use the computer EVERY DAY. I do my banking online, pay bills, blog, surf the net, blog, check my email, shop, and did I mention blog? So, I may be gone for a while :( I'll post when I can.

December 6, 2007

My Man!

Here's my hubby hanging our Christmas lights. We of course picked a day that was freezing to hang the lights. But, we did it while the kids were at school so we didn't have too many distractions.
Now our house is all Christmasy. Lights are up, tree is up, stockings are hung, candles are burning, stories are being read, the spirit of Christmas is upon us!

December 4, 2007

A Little Prayer

Last night I told T how I thought he was so responsible for doing what he did, and that I thought he handled things well. His response was this:

"Mom, when I got dropped off and you weren't there, I said a little prayer, and then I knew I should walk to Aprils'."

So, that made me want to bawl. I'm so thankful that Heavenly Father was watching out for us and that T was inspired to do what he did.

December 3, 2007

Kid Drop-Off Problem

So, today T went to go play at a friends' house. While he was there, the other 3 kids were off at other places and I was visiting a friend. I left my friends' house to go pick J up from a birthday party. When I got back in the car, I noticed that I had missed a call from my friend April, which is where M was playing. I figured she was calling to ask me to come get M or something of the sort. But, what she really wanted was to tell me that T was at her house. When I asked why, she said that he had gotten dropped off at home and since I wasn't there he decided to walk to her house. While I am SO glad that he did that and had enough sense to do that, I am very ticked that he was just dropped off. Who just drops off a little kid without making sure that they are okay, that a parent is home? Why would you just leave? What if something would've happened? I didn't even know they were going to drop him off, otherwise I would've been home. I am not happy with this AT. ALL. I ALWAYS wait when I'm dropping someone off. You just never know what could happen. I guess I expected the same. So, from now on if T wants to play with that particular friend they are going to have to play at our house. I can't risk something like that happening again. What if I wasn't home and he walked to Aprils' and she wasn't home? Then what?

December 2, 2007


My sister Em came to Santa Monica with us. It was nice to spend some time with her even though it was short. She was very nice to be around and I hope she had as good a time as we did.
My other sister also lives in Cali., but sadly I wasn't able to see her. She lives a few hours away from where we were staying. I know she was upset by this and so was I, but with the short time we were there and all that was going on there wasn't enough time. That is the problem with having both sides of family living close to each other. It's hard to split your time and make everyone happy. I wish we would've been able to stay longer so that we could then go down to my sisters' and stay with her for a few days. I hope she knows how sorry I am. Hopefully next summer we will be able to go visit her and spend some time there!