Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sneak Peek

Hopefully soon we will sign the contract for the new house. We were going to do it this past weekend, but Jamie's ER trip among other things got in the way. There was some stuff in the garage that we were able to go through and take what we wanted. We got some really cool vintage Fisher Price toys for kiddos. Thanks Pat, they love them! We are also taking big items like our pool table over there to make room for packing in our basement. I am not posting pics of the house itself until the contract is signed because I am afraid of jinxing it, but here is a sneak peek of our new backyard. =) Enjoy, I hope to post actual pics of the house soon.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More Geocaching Pictures

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Kimmie and I decided to try geocahing. It is like a treasure hunt, but you use a GPS to find the coordinates and lead you to it. Once you have the location, you have to look for the hidden box containing small items. If you take an item, you have to leave an item. It is a lot of fun because you never know what you will find. We went looking at High park recently. Jake, Jordan and the kids went with us. The babies had fun just being able to run around, and Jamie and Linda had fun looking. I realized later I did not get any pictures of Linda because she lost interest and was all the way away from us by the van after awhile. But here are the pictures I did get.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I Wonder

Jake and I watched a movie this weekend about someone who dies, but is still watching and protecting her family. Towards the end of the movie, Mina woke up and I rocked her back to sleep. As she lay sleeping in my arms, my mind began to wonder. I wonder if Mason is watching over his family? Is he amazed at his little brother and how much he looks like him? Is he touched when his big brother draws a picture of his family and there is Mason sitting on a cloud in the picture? Does he laugh when his big sister tells me Mason would like a pink flower on his headstone? Does he look at his little sister and be stunned by how beautiful a little girl she is? And finally, does he look down at his mom and dad and know how much we love and miss him? I really like to hope so. I still have the joy of knowing we will be reunited again, but until that day I will always be wondering.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Noah Rocks Out

Aunt Kimmie came over yesterday and was holding Noah. She finally decided he had hair now to play with. She rocked him out and it was the cutest thing! So I present:

"Noah's New Do"

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chance Made us Sisters. Hearts Made us Friends.

Today I got a box in the mail from Hawaii. I get really excited when I get these boxes because there is always something cool in there. It can be anything from a book Dianne read and thought I would like, to clothes for the babies, to gifts for Jamie and Linda, and even some little army hot wheels tanks that Jeremiah sent for Mason's headstone. Today was the best box of all.

I opened the box to find a Willow Tree box. For those of you not familiar with Willow Tree, they are very unique and gorgeous figurines. I was intrigued. After about 20 minutes trying to get through all of the tape and bubble wrap I finally got it out. It is a figurine of an angel gently holding a baby's hands helping him to walk. I cried. When I recovered I called Dianne to tell her thank you. She explained that she picked it because the angel reminded her of my Aunt Jill, and the baby of course, of my Mason. I cried more. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful friend who truly gets me and will always be there to remember the things that are important to me. In fact that is what she said, that she will always remember them. I am so glad my brother-in-law has such good taste. Dianne, you are truly a blessing to me and I love and miss you so much. Thank you so much for the thoughtful gift. It is beautiful, but it is the thought that counts for everything.

The Beautiful Gift

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Job Hunt

Just a short blog to say thank you for all of your support on the job front. While I was not too eager to return to work after getting to be home with the kids, I knew that after a year, I couldn't stay on umemployment forever. A job doing what I did at my former employer came open at a bigger local company so I applied. It was the first job I was excited to interview for. Nothing is set in stone, but it appears a job offer is on the horizon. Not only will it have better insurance than I had before, but it looks like it might come with a signifigant pay raise over what I made before. I had never made as much money as I did in my previous job, so the potential to top that is amazing to me. This will help so much and put us one step closer to my " debt free in 5 years" plan. I should know something definite by next week.

If that wasn't enough excitement, we seem to be making great progress on the house. The contractor has to come in and do a few touch ups, but progress is moving. How exciting is life right now?!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Today is mother's day and I am thinking about all of the mother's out there. Happy Mother's Day to all of the mother's in the family. Some of you are the most amazing women and I am blessed to know you. I am especially thinking and praying for all of the angel mommies out there. I hope you have a peaceful mother's day today and I am praying for hope and comfort for all of you. Also a very happy 20th birthday to my little sister Karen, I love you so much!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Another Update Blog

I have got to stop taking so long between posts because I am getting tired of only posting update blogs. Jake was doing better post-surgery. However, last night he was on the floor and went to get up and felt a ripping pain near his incision again. Now he is having intense pain and a bulge there. He sees the doctor this afternoon to see what is going on. I have been cleared to resume all normal activity following my hysterectomy. I can honestly say I don't think I have ever felt better in my life. I have more energy and no bleeding and no pain. It is so nice. I am so glad we chose that option. I talk to someone who is on their cycle and feel relief that I never have to go through that again. I have heard really good news on the job front and it looks like I could be back at work soon. I am sad to leave the babies, but glad to pay some bills. Kimmie and I have hit some really good garage sales and have gotten lots of cool toys and nice clothes for the kids. We have also made signifigant progress on our art. We hope to begin selling some pieces soon. Some have definitly come out better than others, but there is a learning curve. We have seen the contract for the house, but nothing signed yet. You can't rush God or His plans. If it is His plan it will happen, if not, we will be fine. That is all for now, I hope to resume regular blogging soon.