Sunday, December 28, 2008


Well, just so I don't feel like a complete slacker this Christmas, I thought that I would at least put up a few pics. Sorry I didn't send out any Christmas cards, or keep up any time honored traditions (sorry Jeremy, no Peppermint Log, maybe for New Years) . I just hope that what we did share as a family will be well remembered. We were alone again this Christmas, which made me a little sad, but nothing could dampen the excitement of Christmas morning. About all the pictures that I took were at least in some way blurry because I could not get the girls to hold still for one second. Usually we will take the morning slow, open the stockings, get breakfast, have some kind of order opening presents, but not this year. I was content, for some reason, to just let the kids pick their own pace. We opened a few, played for a while, opened some more, and it didn't really matter whose turn it was or even whose present we were playing with. It was a joyful morning with no pressure to have anything perfect. I know crazy, huh? Kyrie got a ton of arts and crafty things, a watch she's totally been begging for, dolls and a huge dollhouse, some cool clothes.... Brielle got a crawling Pinkie Pie, dolls, furReal pets, a flashlight she won't put down or turn off, a huge amount of chocolate she consumed right away, a remote control carriage, pony house, yeah, they both received too much in my opinion, but so worth it to see the look on their faces. They don't get spoiled very often. My favorite was the fairy tale stories recorded onto CD by Grammy Jan reading them out loud. My kids listen to tapes and CD's every night at bedtime and this was perfect! New stories for them to listen to, and they are already getting well used! Kel got me a essential oil diffuser, I think that I've wanted one of these for a few years now. He of course, got a new 42" TV. The sad part of that present was that he had to stand in line for it the day after Thanksgiving to buy it for himself.

So that's our Christmas in a nutshell, I'll post more when my pregnant brain can think again.

Pure Christmas Joy!


video
A very short blurb of the kids with their presents, it cuts off when I run out of memory.
Brielle's favorite word lately is "awesome" it makes me laugh every time I hear it...

Monday, December 22, 2008

My own marathon

Is it just me, or do Sundays, which should be a day of rest, seem more like a marathon day. Well, that's what yesterday felt like. We had an appointment with our Bishop a couple of hours before church (it's the 1:30 slot for us) so no sleeping in. Then it's home to prepare a lesson because I'm a huge procrastinator, get two little kids, and myself ready. It still takes me an hour to pick our what to wear even with my limited pregnancy wardrobe. Which by the way, I think that I am hugely sensitive to other peoples unthoughtful comments. Someone said, as I'm trying to squish through a little stairway after meeting santa at our church, "watch out, mama belly coming through". I'm sure they were just trying to be nice and make some room, but my goodness make it sound like I'm a freight train or something. So as you can see with comments like that floating around, I would rather be as inconspicous as possible. Oh yeah, so back to Sunday....we rush off to church early so I can get in a little practice on the organ which I've never played in my life. Quite an interesting experience by the way, but not as bad as I thought it would be. Did you know, that an organ will pick up the lightest of touch even if you didn't mean to touch it? Me either, but it does. Thank goodness my ward was very patient. So after singing in the choir and postlude playing the organ, its off to wrestle with a bunch of 4 year old Sunbeams for two hours (there are usually 8-9 in my class, this week only 3. A nice Christmas present to me). Then its rush home to make dinner, scarf it down, run some Christmas presents to neighbors, then go over to a friends house for dessert. I'm not complaining, it's just days like this leave me utterly exhausted, and wondering what are sundays for?? I think that I have a few good ideas for some New Years Resolutions...

P.S. Kyrie asked Santa for an I-pod for Christmas, and Brielle just wants a big piece of chocolate??? And I can't keep those two away from the presents under the christmas tree.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

husband tag


Husband tag



So, a friend tagged me a while back, and here I am finally getting around to it.


*What is your husband’s name:Kelly Joseph

*How long have you been married? 7 years

*How long did you date? 2 weeks

*How old is he? 29

*Who eats more sweets? He does

*Who said I love you first? that's up for debate

*Who is taller? He is

*Who can sing best? He only sings in the car when no one can hear, so I would like to know that too...

*Who is smarter? He is.

*Who does laundry? He puts one load in the washer and I do the rest. I think that's kind of a hint he needs some clean clothes.

*Who pays bills? He does.

*Who sleeps on the right side? I do, it's closest to the bathroom.

*Who mows the lawn? He wants me to, but I say I don't know how :)

*Who cooks dinner? 99% of the time, I do. The real question is will He eat what I cook?

*Who drives? He says he has better reflexes, so I make him.

*Who is first to admit they are wrong? Him.

*Who kissed who first? He did

*Who asked who out first? The first time we hung out was with about 20 kids and NOT a date, because pre-missionaries (me) don't date. But he asked Me to come.

*Who wears the pants? I'm pretty bossy, but he doesn't let me boss him around so, its mutual.


Now, I tag YOU!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Smile

So the day has finally come that I have been waiting for, for at least 3 years. Kyrie's grey tooth has come out (she bumped it pretty hard after tipping over a mini grocery cart on herself when she was about 3 1/2 years old). The dentist did have to extract it, which made Kyrie a little sad. She has been complaining about not being able to bite into things all day. But there was a little infection that we wanted to get rid of. I asked the dentist if she could tell by x-ray how long it might be before her permanant tooth comes in, and she thought within 8 months. Holy cow having a gap for that long would really bother Kyrie, but it had to be done. Well after the procedure, we found out Kyrie's permanant tooth is already coming in, it was just coming in behind the grey tooth. It should move up to it's normal position by itself. Otherwise we will be having braces or retainers of some sort, which I already planned on. Yipee, doesn't she look cute with a toothless smile?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

29 weeks


Alright this is for all you unbelievers out there. Some pics of me at 29 weeks. Just don't laugh too hard, I hate taking pictures of myself, especially with a timer! I think they all look dumb and almost erased them all! But here you go.

Yes, my pants are really buttoned, but as a disclaimer, they are a size larger than I normally wear, that's why they still fit. Because believe it or not, I have gained as much weight now, as I did with my entire pregnancy with Kyrie.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ok, so I've had a nice little sabbatical from blogging for the past month... I seriously don't know where the time has gone, sometimes I feel like I'm losing my brain. Ahhh, I love being pregnant. And yes, I'm still wearing normal pants even though I'm past 7 months now. I just can't be comfortable when my pants feel like they are falling off. Call me crazy, but I hate tugging my pants back up every 2 minutes! A few other things that I love are, burping after every single thing I eat (I even take enzymes people), getting the intent scan over from complete strangers as they probably try to guess how far along you are, tummy rubs, mmm not even going to go there. I love drinking my concoction that closely resembles swamp water almost every morning (you would probably be disgusted by what goes in there so I won't tell you), bathroom breaks all the time, having to bend over and it feels like somethings going to burst, you know the usual, but I'm going to stop there or it will sound like I'm a complete whiner....I know all you other moms have shared in my troubles so I'm sure I can make it another couple of months. Months, wow, that sounds like so long, but time feels like it's running out so fast. And the list of things that needs to be done keep getting longer.....

We did just get home from a 2 week stay in Utah for the holiday, it was just me and the girls, but it was a good trip. I got to eat as much pumpkin treats as I could, which honestly I couldn't fit THAT much extra, I was a little bummed. The whole eating for two doesn't really work out for me... oh well. We were excited to come home to our first snow storm of the season, but sorely let down when I basically melted the next day and was almost 60 degrees again a few days later. This crazy Colorado weather, not at all what you would expect. Well I'd better go, it's time for another bathroom break. I'll try to stay better caught up...