Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Why not to take three teenagers shopping...

With a 15 year old and a 12 year old, life is rarely dull, but add another 15 year old in to the mix and life becomes even more amusing...


While Mike and I were shopping for a new TV for our bedroom, the three of them amused themselves in the computer department. Innocent enough we thought. However when we came back to retrieve them, every computer screen in the entire dept (about 20 or so?) looked something like this...









Funnier still was the reaction of the passers by... the women all rolling their eyes in disgust as the men snickered in a "why didn't I think of that?" kind of way. :)

I won't post the ones where they put humongous bra's over their clothes in the women's lingerie dept. I do have SOME pride.

Monday, April 20, 2009

You can't keep a good girl down...

The week of our move, DeAnna didn't feel well at all. It seemed like a cold, but by Sunday she was complaining about her chest feeling heavy which worried me. Anyway, the next morning at work I felt prompted multiple times to call the Dr, so I did and since they didn't have any appointments left for the day, I left work early and took her straight to the insta-care.


After x-raying her chest, it was determined that she had pneumonia. Luckily we caught it early enough that it just required antibiotics and a week or so of good rest. (Ha, ha... the week we were moving a week of good rest???) Being the fantastic mother that I am, I couldn't resist taking pics when she was asked to hug the x-ray machine... the x-ray technician was tickled... DeAnna, not so much...




She missed a week of school and got out of most of the move, but she is up and about now... back to her normal ornery self. :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

And... I'm back! :)

So obviously I haven't posted in a couple of weeks... ok, so it has been more like three weeks or so... but that is what happens when all of a sudden you have to move within a short period of time and nothing is packed... and then everything is packed away... and then you are living out of two houses and trying to find things you need while kinda living out of boxes... you catch my drift!

Anyway, we are not completely unpacked yet, but we ARE now living in just ONE home, (and it is finally our OWN home), and we are positively, absolutely over the moon about everything.



First, I want to thank everyone who prayed for us to find a home in our current ward. Prayers were answered in miraculous ways and we got to stay. On top of that, we ended up directly across the street from DeAnna's best friend, and just a few houses down from Mike's friends, so they are happy to say the least. (Although it feels like I have a heck of a lot more kids all of a sudden ;] )

To us, our new home is the most beautiful home in the world. It was very well taken care of by the previous owners, and is so perfect for us as far as paint, rooms and fixtures go that we don't have to do a thing to it right now. It met and then surpassed all of our requirements, (basically we just wanted it to have a big master bath tub for hubby and room in the yard for a trampoline for the kids). If I have things my way, we are NEVER moving again. EVER. I honestly feel that I can be content here for the rest of my life. :)

One of the perks of this house is that when you look out the master bathroom window, you have a perfect view of a triangle of three temples... the Jordan River, the Draper and last night was the first night that we actually noticed that the Oquirrh Mountain Temple, (which will be our new temple), is now lit up too. In just a few weeks the temple will be open up to the public before it is dedicated. Since we live in the area, our stake will be one of many assigned to help out with the open house. We have been super lucky to be here to witness the Draper Temple finished and dedicated, and now this one too! All in all we have FOUR temples within 25 mins driving distance in each direction, (the three aforementioned as well as the Salt Lake temple) and then not too much further are the Ogden, Bountiful, Mount Timpanogas and Provo. Having only seen a handful of temples in person in my entire life time, living so close to so many is just overwhelming! I find them to be constant reminders of how I am supposed to be living my life. I LOVE it. :)

Anyway, I am so relieved to be settled and while we are still working to get things sorted, I am very happy to be back in the blogging world and I look forward to catching up with all of you! Happy Tuesday everyone. :)