Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Life is crazy these days

We are still alive, but SO crazy busy that I haven't had 2 seconds to get on the computer in over 3 weeks! I'm missing it honestly; however, life will calm down soon enough and then I'll be wishing I had something to do again. But right now I miss looking and blogs and watching shows on hulu in my down time.
Last week we babysat/house sat for a family of SIX kids! So for the week I was playing mom to 7 kids! It was a huge change to say the least, but a lot of fun and a great learning experience for me. I'll post about that later...
Josh is getting so big. I cannot believe he will be one next week. It seriously blows my mind how fast it went. It was probably a month or so ago that I look at him and realized that he wasn't a baby anymore. He looks SO grown up! Maybe it's the teeth (still only 2!) and the fact that he's running around that makes him look and feel like such a big kid? I don't know, but it's fun! He's the cutest little guy :) He makes me laugh 24/7 and I feel like I'm hanging out with a friend all day at home with him. We're pals.
Last Saturday Beau and I went to a Jazz game. It was soooo much fun! I want to go again already. I think it's a good thing we don't live in Salt Lake because I could get addicted. It was the first time that Beau and I have been out on a date alone since Josh was born. Michon, Beau's cousin watched him for us and we are so grateful for her for doing that. It's hard living up here and not having family to watch Josh so we can do things like go to the temple or to dinner alone. We do have good friends though, I just have to get up the guts to ask and then to actually leave him. It's harder than I ever thought it would be, but I know it's something that he (and us) needs. We'll work on that...
I have a few pictures to post and stories to tell, but it'll have to wait yet again, gotta hit the road. We've been home long enough to attend church in our ward, wash our clothes, and repack....now it's time to leave again for another week. We're going home for Thanksgiving. I'm really excited to see family, it's been a while.
I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Does anyone else do this?

Right now I'm in the middle of 3 different books. For some reason I have always done this, and I have no idea why I can't just finish one before I start the next. Last Saturday I was only reading two. Then I went to church on Sunday and our lesson in RS was on honoring the priesthood in our homes, and that reminded me of a book a bought a while ago called Behind Every Good Man by John Bytheway, so of course I had to come right home and start reading it. Now I'm reading 3 books at once! This didn't use to be such a bad thing because I basically read all day when I wasn't at work or school so I would fly right through all of them, but now I don't have very much time to read. I usually put Josh down for bed, pick up the house, then get in bed and read until I'm ready to sleep, and sometimes I only make it 10 minutes before I'm out. So you'd think that since I read at such a slow rate these days I'd stick to just one at a time, but nope, I can't. Why? Does anyone else do this?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


There is a lady who works with Beau and her husband works for Frito Lay and whenever they have extra chips, or almost expired chips, they can't put them in the stores so she brings them to work and hands them out. Beau is always bringing home boxes of chips, I'm not really sure why because we don't eat chips around here, but the other day he brought home some GIANT Cheetos for Josh. He LOVED them! I couldn't get over these things, they were seriously huge!

Alright, now I'm almost caught up on my blogging. Just a couple more posts, but right now I'm going to take a nap! Little man thinks he needs to wake up at 5 a.m. these days and it's KILLING me! Whoever came up with daylight savings anyway?! They obviously didn't have a baby.


A couple weeks ago Josh fell and hit his head on the side-table. It split it open pretty good so he had to wear a band-aid over his brow for couple weeks. I just wanted to document his first big ouch!
*I love this little straight smile he gives me all the time. It's like his, Mom you're really not that funny, smile.

Monday, November 2, 2009


For Halloween we went to Boo at the Zoo (trick-or-treating at the zoo). It was pretty cute. They had stations all around the zoo that the kids could trick-or-treat to and some characters dressed up as Big zoo animals. They also have quite a few animals still there to look at. It was pretty fun and I thought it was perfect for an 11 month old who doesn't understand what Halloween is yet and wasn't going to last very long in a costume.
Joshua was a purple dragon. He didn't know if he liked it at first because he couldn't move in it, but as soon as he got a sucker he couldn't have cared less what was going on. I wasn't going to do anything for Halloween this year because it's just us and I didn't want to buy a costume basically just for pictures, but I'm glad we got out and did something. It was a fun first Halloween with our little man.
It was dark and I didn't even think to change the settings on the camera, so the pics are not very good, but here are a few.

*I can't move!
*What costume?
*Cutest Little Dragon...