Saturday, May 28, 2011

My poor EVANNA!!!

Here is the doctor getting a splint and sling for her arm... It actually happens to be the one the nurse is holding while the splint hardens, the other arm is just in the stuff to show her it didn't hurt.
STORY: My sisters and mom and I went to the Rest Home to visit on Sunday... Jon was watching the kids (hmm... (: ) I get home and Jon tells me that Evanna fell off her bike and hurt her arm but that it didn't look bruised or anything.
Evanna wakes up and cries and cries and cries saying her arm hurt and that Cheyanne, our neighbor, ran her over (come to find out later when her mom did ask her, she totally did run her over with her bike...) Jonathan says shes fine (she isn't bleeding out and a bone isn't sticking out of her arm, so she must be alright?! WRONG!!!) So I watch her that night and she is moving it around. I figure if she is moving it, she probably just bruised it. MONDAY: She holds it close to her body and it hurts her but she is still moving it.... hmm... TUESDAY: It gets totally swollen around her elbow... Her arm is like twice as big.. DANG IT!!!
So we call and make an appointment for the next day. They do X-Rays and inform me that she has fractured her growth plate and tweaked the bone. So they did a splint and said if she can keep it REALLY STILL for five days, she will only have to wear a splint for a couple weeks. If she can't she will have to get a cast for a few weeks. (ok, what 3 year old can hold still?) I think i would have felt better with a cast to start off with. That kid is giving me heart attacks, as she falls on it, pulls her sling off, climbs on the table only to fall....AHH!!!
We go back on Tuesday to take more X-Rays to see if the splint has worked....My guess is going for cast....I will be really really shocked if it has healed after all she has done.... I can hope right?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Just what I needed...

So it seems like life has been crazy lately... Busy and crazy and fast.
Well tonight I took all the kids and cooked hot dogs with my mom and Ashley's boys. Ashley and her family are moving soon so they were busy packing.
So we do hot dogs and then we took the kids to a playground to play. The kids had so much fun and I am sad I didn't get pictures. But that is most my life... I am too busy carrying a child or children to grab a camera so most the time, unless it's a planned thing, I miss the everyday pictures.
After getting back, Lyvi was asleep and all the kids were zoned out to the TV (A whole lot of running around and playing...I do parks to tire my kids out) I started reading the ENSIGN. I just opened to a random page and started reading and what I read really spoke to me. I don't even know who's talk it was, it was on becoming like a little child... The part that stood out to me was when it said...When Jesus came to the America's, he gathered the little children and held and blessed each one...And after he blessed them he wept...Then he spoke to the parents and said "behold your little ones"
I got all teary eyed picturing the Savior weeping because of how precious all the children were. Then the talk went on to say something to the effect of : Behold your little ones, it is not just glancing their way or looking at them once in a while, it is seeing their worth and really caring. It's seeing their potential.
I looked down at Alyvia sleeping and looked at all the kids sitting there so calm and realized I have been doing it all wrong lately. I have been too busy with all the things that in a year I won't even remember or care that I did. I have said things that I wish I could take back. I have rushed almost everywhere we go, not even enjoying the getting there... I need to love all the little moments. I have been a really cranky mom lately. I suppose I needed to read that right now...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!

We had a great Easter. It was filled with lots of fun and wildness! My kids' favorite aunt (AUNT NELLY) Janell is going on a mission to Seoul Korea on her mission and her farewell was Easter Sunday. It was really good. We are going to miss her so much!!

It has been about a year since I have taken my kids pictures. These were after egg hunts and church and lots of playing! But, some turned out nice... I need to do better with taking pictures and videos. Time is flying by so fast and my kids are growing and so many things are changing and I really don't want to forget.

Anyway Easter was a great one and I am grateful that we got to spend another Easter with all (most) our loved ones! Hope you all had a great one as well!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

8 !!!EIGHT YEARS!!! 8

Where has the time gone? EIGHT years?! Wow, we are old! Or got married young...Whatever the case eight years seems so long and so short all at the same time.

It is crazy to think about how much has changed since then... Like Jonathan can now grow some hair on his face...

We have twenty beautiful children... Did I say twenty, I meant four...

I am totally teasing... I love my life! Eight years ago I married the man I loved and today I love him even more, so we must be doing something right.

Jonathan is my best friend... He can make me laugh and make me cry, he can drive me nuts - both good and bad, he can embarass me like there is no tomorrow, he can tease me until I want to scream, he can make me laugh until I can't see straight, he can win bets without being too smug and will pay up when he loses them, he can be so thoughtful, and he makes me feel like I am the most beautiful women in the world.

I love my crazy husband.

I am so glad I married him!

It has been so long since I looked at our wedding pictures! It was fun to go through all of them with our kids and tell them about our wedding day... like how nervous their Mom was and how NOT nervous their Dad was, why their Dad's fingernails were blue and black in the pictures... because he was building houses and had so many blood blisters from hitting them with hammers, Why we "had" to kiss so many times in the pictures...

It was fun to go through and answer questions. It helped me remember what I was thinking and feeling.

Anyway, It's been a good year and I am still glad I am married! :)

And did I say how much I love the music on blogs? I always turn on my playlist and listen to Jon and my favorite songs. So I decided to put our song on number 1. It is on our wedding video...Speaking of that I can't remember the last time I watched that...

Friday, January 28, 2011

I am sick of my kids being SICK!!!

You know, the other day, I was talking to Jonathan and I happened to mention to him that we have been so lucky that no one has gotten sick in our family.....IMMEDIATE REGRET!!!!! I think like the next day Avery started coughing and then Evanna and then Alyvia....It has now been a few days and Lyvi is still sick right now...She wants me to hold her ALL day long...that is not a joke or me exaggerating...literlly ALL day... Luckily Avery and Evanna have been better with the coughing, although two nights in a row Avery had ear aches.... AHHH.....Thanks to some good ol' onion oil, she is better and healthy as can be....Evanna still has a runny nose but other than that is great! Lyvi on the other hand just breaks her Daddy's heart every time he sees her. Thank heavens it has only been a couple days, and today she ate well and drank well! So that is a good sign. She really does look quite pitiful....her sad tired little eyes... I HATE HAVING SICK KIDS
And, did I mention I am EXHAUSTED?! If not, I am so freaking tired... I have been up almost all night with one kid or another for the past three nights... Lucky for me, but unfortunate for Jonathan, he helps and so he is just as tired as me...Poor Jon...
I cannot wait to sleep in my bed, all night, with my husband, and without any kids waking up or getting in our bed!! Some parents are adamant about NO KIDS IN OUR BED! But after being up so much and being so DANG tired, I didn't give a hoot if all of them were in my bed, as long as I could get in a few minutes of sleep!(Thank heaven's for KING size
Enough complaining i suppose....I have so many good things that I should try to mention those I am thankful my kids RARELY get sick....between eating healthy and vitamin C we have lucked out quite a lot! I am thankful that my babies and kids have always slept through the night...I cannot imagine what it would be like to have a baby up all night! Poor sleep deprived mothers! I can handle a few nights I guess! I am thankful that my husband was home by the time they got sick! (He was gone the week before, work related, and we all missed him SO much!) Come to think of it, I think the four days he was gone was the longest we have ever been away from each other since being married! I know, LAME! lol... I don't know how people do it being away from each other! I can tell you something though, We would not have had as many children so quickly if Jonathan had a job where he was gone for long periods of time! So in essence I am grateful for his job and could not do it without him!
When I look at it that way I am SPOILED! I guess life isn't so bad after all.... :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011


If you can top my day, well then heck, I wanna hear it!!!
The day started off good... church at nine and we were going to make it on time!
So, we pull up, I grab my church bag and Evanna and I get out of the car.... We are walking kind of fast because there was snow all over the ground..... I just happen to forget that my skirt has gotten too big for me..... Ya, you're thinking NO not that....But oh yeah, all the sudden in the middle of the parking lot....WHERE EVERONE CAN SEE..... my skirt hits the ground.... was I wearing a slip???? NOPE!!! I drop my child and my bag and pull my skirt up.... When I look up my "SWEET" husband is laughing so hard he has to bend over to catch his breath, then says "nice legs but next time can you show me in private?" SO FREAKIN HILLARIOUS JON!!!
Ya, why me? I didn't even look to see who was out there, I just ran inside.....
THEN: after church I go to get in the car and there are like three tampons sitting on my dash!! What the?! WHY ME? WHY ME? (It's not even my time of the where did they come from?....I have sweet kids...) :)
TO SAY THE LEAST, I AM HUMBLED.... completely humbled.......