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28.11.12

Harper: 3 month summary

Hooray! Our Harper girl is healthy and a happy baby. She is 3 months old in just one week! She fits into all of her 3 month clothing now.  All these outfits are super cute on her!
I've typed up a development summary for Harper girl and need to keep it up so I can remember all of her little milestones! So, click Read More if you are interested, if not, just keep scrolling to look at pictures of our cute little family.

27.11.12

Jeddie: 37 month summary



He is such a big boy! I love him so much. He often says "Guess WHAT!? I TREE BEEERS!!!" Meaning " Guess what! I am three years old!"  Click the link to Read more about Jeddie at 37 months.

26.11.12

For Thanksgiving


For Thanksgiving this year we visited Jackson, MS. I was born there and most of my Dad's family is still there, so we went. Hubby stayed behind to work, so my sister Lauren drove me and the kids there and back. It was so nice to visit everyone.  We don't get to go there often.

My dad was really happy to see all of his kids together I'm sure! It's been 3 years since the last time all 5 siblings were together. He was really helpful and I'm grateful he encouraged and helped us go along on the trip. 

I sat by Jeddie during the 5-6hr drive to Jackson and he did really well. There were a few hairy moments, but it was better than expected! All the kids did great.

We played Chicken Foot, a version of Dominoes like we did as kids. Other games played were Taboo, UNO, and Yahtzee. We used to play these games so often with family as kids. I'm glad to see some things don't change.


Thanksgiving was held at Jeff and Terry's house. Among their many pets was a hedgehog. It moved so fast it's hard to get a clear picture of him. But he is poky. and cute. And I'm not even sure he's a "he." They didn't know either. ha



I got to see Julia, my 14yr old cousin, again. She is so bright and beautiful and is very lively! I loved being around her again.  Do you think we look alike?



And here is another person look alike:
My sister Heidi and her hubby Jake got to meet Harper and Robbie for the first time! It was so sweet to see them interact with the kids.  Robbie really took to them both so well! They were so kind to them.



My Granny had never met any of her great grandchildren. She held Harper the first second she could and loved holding her every chance after that.



We got to visit with my great Uncle Gene and his wife. (Pictured above in the bottom right, blue shirt) We also got to visit with my great Aunt Eda (sp?) She is on the bottom left of the photograph. My grandad died when my dad was young (top right, white shirt), so I've never met him before. It's interesting to be around his siblings to see what he might have been like. They were both very nice and calming to be around. An interesting dynamic,those two.  They aren't nice to each other apparently- but I guess some sibling rivalry doesn't end even in old age. Ha

And I really can't end this post without saying such a big thank you to my older sister Lauren. I was really sweating wondering how I would make this trip work with just me and three kids and then she stepped up and helped me tremendously throughout the week. She really made this trip so enjoyable for me. I love you, Lauren. You are beautiful on both the inside and out and I'm so happy to share my family with you. You are a great Auntie to Jeddie, Robbie, and Harper girl.




Robbie: 23 month summary

He loves backpacks, hats, and shoes. He even has his blankie that he usually carries around with him in the morning time.
Click the link to Read more about Robbie at 23 months...

24.11.12

Happy Turkey Day!

I'm thankful that this Thanksgiving I got to be with my sisters. I couldn't ask for better ones.

9.11.12

The leaves are falling!

Robbie loves the leaves







And Jeddie loves the rocks

2.11.12

the book "Small and Simple Things"

In a sweet little book written by a sweet little old lady, Marjorie Pay Hinckley, wrote:

Elder Neal A. Maxwell once said, "We are here in mortality, and the only way to go is through; there isn't any around!" (Ensign, May 1998, 9). I would add, the only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.

I share this quote because I tried to be mad. I tried to cry. It didn't work. I ending up smiling and laughing instead. Why? I'll tell you:

Sitting on the computer working my hiney off, waiting for the boys to actually fall asleep, I hear Robbie creep into Jeddie's room. Neither of them are asleep yet. I think "I'll let them play while I finish this file." Bad idea. A few minutes later the giggling escalates to laughter and so I think "okay, time to separate them." I walk down the hall and swing the door open and the door hasn't even finished opening before a poopy diaper lands right on my face, bounces off my shoulder- slides down my arm and lands right on my foot. Can you imagine!?
Here is what went through my brain at that moment:

AAAAHRRRHG!! Gross!! I can't believe it!? YUCKKKK!!!! UGH!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Nasty! LOOK WHAT IM COVERED IN! Gross These boys are in sooooo much trouble!!!! AAHHHH!H!HGHGGJG!AAAAHRRRHG!! Gross!! I can't believe it!? YUCKKKK!!!! UGH!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Nasty! LOOK WHAT IM COVERED IN! Gross These boys are in sooooo much trouble!!!! AAHHHH!H!HGHGGJG!AAAAHRRRHG!! Gross!! I can't believe it!? YUCKKKK!!!! UGH!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Nasty! LOOK WHAT IM COVERED IN! Gross These boys are in sooooo much trouble!!!! AAHHHH!H!HGHGGJG!

But here is what actually came out of my mouth:
Delirious laughter. hahaHAAHANAHA......