Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January Overview

I am so far behind I decided I better just to a quick overview and not get any further behind. So here goes...
January 1-7  1st: Jasons big 30th birthday, set a new budget for the year. Time to get healthy and watch our money! 2nd: Extra day off to be lazy together, coupoing (yes I coupon!) 4th: Blake got sick...again! :( 5th: Visit Grammy and Grandpa for lunch, Briscoes 2nd birthday party - love that boy! 6th: I got sick, ahhh poor me! Cam got to go with Grammy and Grandpa to Boise to watch basketball and then spend the night with them. 7th: Jason and I jump started our new workout plan with a crazy veggie/fruit and smoothie only weekend (AWFUL!), Brian and Sheila came over for dinner - we cheated a little on our diet and it was wonderful!!
January 8-14  8th: Went to church - love doing that as a family! Caught up on coupoing, had a family night with our first family game of hide and seek. It was a huge hit! 9th: Sheila and kiddos came over to play, after naps Cam woke up sick with a fever from naps he was doing better after dinner so we went over to Brian and Sheilas to watch football. 10th: Both boys were running higher fevers (104) so we went to the dr to make sure they were doing ok. Mom and Dad were in Boise so they met me at the Drs. Madison went with Dad to run errands and Mom stayed with me to help. After the appointment we went to check out the Grandma and Grandpas house. It's going up for sale - kinda sad... 11th: In charge of decorating for the centers annual banquet - had our first meeting. Home group at 6:30. 12th: Mom came over to visit with us - always a highlight! She brought us a big bag of yummy apples - can't get enough of those! 13th: Got up early and rushed out of the house for the kids dentist appointment, we were a week early. Oops...the kids don't realize they aren't supposed to like the dentist and were almost in tears when they learned they didn't get to see him and have their appointment! Haha.. Jason took us out to breakfast instead - that pretty much fixed it!  That evening Abigail had a basketball game in Fruitland we went to cheer on. The kids had fun playing their own version of the game. 14th: I went to Boise for the day to run errands and shop. Had a good visit with Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Jean. Also got in a good visit with Kristen.
January 15-21  15th: Jason woke up sick so we let him stay home and rest and the kids and I went to church. We rested for the afternoon together and that evening I made the best dinner ever. I made some steak nachos and Jason said that they were the best thing e's ever eaten. That's big folks!  17th: The kids and I headed over early to Mom and Dads to have breakfast together. FUN morning! Rene watched my kids and Sheilas kids and we met up with Jen to work on the banquet. Jen made a nice lunch for us that we didn't really get to enjoy cause we had to rush off but so sweet of her! 18th: Kristen came over at naps so I could get in some good snuggle time with Jonah bear and good visiting with Kristen - love that girl! We had a potluck at homegroup that evening which was fun! 19th: Dinner at the McKinney family to celebrate Jasons birthday. 20th: Our REAL dentist appointment - kids did GREAT! The Dentist was very impressed with their behavior and teeth. Makes a mom proud. Jason got fit for his mouth peice to help his snoring (been a MIRACLE PRAISE THE LORD!!) We went out for breakfast again since the kids did so good! That evening we had dinner and game night at the parents house. Fun night! 21st: Jason sent me to Boise...again....what a sweetie!
January 22-28  22nd: Went to church as a family - look forward to that all week! What a blessing it is! Jason and I had a date which are too rare for my taste! :) Love that guy and any time we get to spend together! 23rd: Went to Sheila's to get in some coffee and visiting! It's so fun living close and letting the kids play while we try to visit! :) 24th: Pretty quiet day - went to visit Grammy and Grandpa. LOVE having them so close. We pop in A LOT! Good thing they love us! Fun to have them pop in to say hi at our house too. 26th: Lunch with Aunt Boo and Grandma Danny. Such fun ladies - we always have fun with them! It's becoming fairly regular to go have lunch with them. We LOVE it! The kids do so well too  - makes a Momma proud. 27th: Had a good visit with Karli. WAY too long since we had visited, hope it happens more! Ran some errands. Home for a family night - those are the best! We made our first homemade pizza and it turned out delicious. The kids thought that was pretty awesome too. Good memories! 28th: I went to a Home Builders workshop at Calvary Chapel. SO wonderful!! Some wonderful ladies led different workshops that we got to attend. I did a sewing one, planting seeds and and CPR/Health class (led by my Mom - she was AWESOME!) . Such a fun day - I was so blessed to spend the day with some girlfriends and learn some new things! Thankful for Jason who stayed with the kiddos so I could go!

January 29-31  29th: Went to Calvary for church. Every once in a while we like to go visit to say hi to everyone. Went to lunch with Sheila and Brian and Max and Jen afterwards at Idaho Pizza Company. Yum! Love their pizza and salad bar - good prices for kids too! The kids think it's awesome to eat at the barn! Haha...30th: Meals on Wheels day! Took the kids with me for the first time - they did great! Such good helpers! We met some of the gals from church at Jolts before hand to go over some things and have coffee. Went to Mom and Dads for lunch - good ol' chicken nuggets! Coupon shopping that evening. I am enjoying the money I am saving with couponing, not enjoying the time it takes to shop now. Oh well, at least I am helping out a little! 31st: MOW again the morning. Sheila let the kids come and play while mom and I delivered the meals. Fun having Mom on my team! We even got some visiting in which doesn't happen much for us. :) Picked up the kids and had lunch with Sheila. She babysits and feeds me! We went to Abigails game that evening and had dinner after with Aunt Boo. Good, busy and productive day!

That's January in a nutshell! 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Miss Madison

Oh where to even start with this little one! She has grown and changed so much this year! She is turning into quite the talker, cracks me up to listen to her. She has an attitude in everything she does - even her talking. She has taken to calling me Momma or Baaba (yea, Baaba don't ask I don't know!) She makes the funniest faces and voices and she isn't even trying to. We butt heads a lot the two of us. But we are both growing and learning, praise the Lord! She has been doing so much better the last couple months obeying and responding nicely to me. It's been a struggle but staying consistent sure pays off. We still have our hard days - especially when Daddy is gone for extended periods of time - but more good ones! She is turning into a "grill" as she would say. LOVES pink now, cause grills like pink! I bought her a BSU shirt that is blue and orange. It almost turned into a huge meltdown because boys wear blue! I put it on and she got very upset and exlaimed "My no wear boy shirt mommy! I wear grill shirt, blue no grill shirt blue boy shirt! My wear pink shirt mommy!" On and on it went. I made her wear it (mean Mommy that I am) and she has come around a little bit but is convinced that grills DO NOT wear blue! She is going to be a tall skinny thing. I have the hardest time finding pants long enough that will still fit around the waist. She is wearing 2T to 3T but both are baggy on the poor girl. She is in size 6 shoes and weighs about 24lbs. She LOVES her new cousin Jonah and is very good at mothering him! She is working on learning her ABCs and spelling/recgonizing her name. Loves to draw, will sit for quiet a while writing her name in her new notebook. Never says I, it's always My. I love it, I think I will cry when she stops saying it! Loves to sing and dance, especially jingle bells. Loves to look through the ads with me and pick out things, pink things, for her room!Continues to not be as good a sleeper as the boys but I am blessed at how well they all sleep regardless. The boys would sleep for days I think but she is sure to wake them up! Says she is going to marry me so baby Jonah can be in her tummy. Letting this slide for now... :) She is a great eater! In fact between all 3 of them I am really worried what our bill will look like with three 15 year olds.... They already eat more than I do at a meal! Biggest news for her is that she is potty trained. This girl took her own sweet time let me tell you! But when she was ready, she was ready! And there have been barely any accidents. I promised her underwear if she would go on the potty and she told me she wanted "lady underwears." So when she started going I went out and bought some. I called and told her on the phone that I found some and she started screaching and screaming "Lady underwears!!!" SO cute! She also has some "puckcake" ones that are a close 2nd. She gets so silly and LOVES to play with her Daddy! It's been fun to see how attached they are to their Daddy. I love it! Madison is very much a Mammas girl but she has a very special place in her heart for Dad. When he is gone she misses him like crazy (so do the boys of course!) Evey morning they ask "Daddy come home for dinner tonight?" "I miss Daddy!" "Daddy at work? Oh, that makes me sad!" This has been one of the most challenging ages but one of the most precious. I will truly miss the sweet hugs, kisses, prayers (can't beat 3 year old prayers!), the way they talk, the funny things they say. Just special! Madison is so full of life, silliness, love and spunk - lots of spunk! Love this girl!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy 30th Birthday Babe

Happy Birthday to the sexiest man I know!
On January 1st Jason turned the big 3-0! We had a party on New Years Eve to celebrate with some of his close friends. He and all the guys went shooting first - which they can't get enough of! After their shooting the real fun began! Everyone came back over to our house for LOTS of good food, visiting, movies and the PS3 Move.
I am so thankful for Jason and the man that he is! He is amazing, so hard working, self sacrificing, super Daddy. So glad gave him to me and the special day to celebrate him!
Love you Babe!!