Friday, October 30, 2009

Trunk or treat!!!

We had our Trunk or Treat tonight and it was so much fun. There was chili, cornbread, hotdogs, chips, desserts and lots and lots of candy. I was so happy they had hotdogs because my kids aren't very big on chili. I know it's because we don't eat chili at home. I think I've made it twice. I really enjoyed the chili and cornbread. There were carnival type games that were fairly simple but perfect for all ages of the kids that were there. They received candy and little treats like pencils and friendship bands.

There was one situation which showed me how thoughtful Mana is toward his sister. The kids were playing a game where you blow an Q-tip through a straw and try to get the Q-tip into the bat shaped cutout in the huge cardboard wall. Mana had gotten one in and Victoria had not. She kept trying but it just didn't go through. At this point it was time for us to move on because other children were waiting in line to play. Mana got a candy for his "goal". He turned to Victoria and said it was ok he doesnt want the candy she can have it. She was so thrilled and just said "thank you Mana". Mana told me he didn't want his sister to feel bad because she didn't make the goal. What a sweet, kind boy.

The kids were part of the costume contest. They also got their hair colored hahaha. They loved that. All in all the kids had such a great time and they both said it was the best Halloween ever. hahahaha. Im so happy they had a great time because we're not going trick or treating tomorrow. We are going to be dressing up and giving out candy. Fun times!!

Eating is exhausting...

This happened a couple of weeks ago and I had forgotten about it until I was going through my phone today and deleting random pictures my children love to take with my phone. I took this picture. It was lunch time and I had made Victoria a peanut butter sandwich (per her request) and she just fell asleep. I have to say I didn't realize she had fallen asleep until awhile later. I was doing laundry and cleaning in the other room. But I thought it was just a perfect moment for a picture. :)


Also Melanie you asked a question about how the curlers turned out in her hair. Well they didn't. The curlers did nothing to her hair. She slept in her curlers overnight and when I took them out her hair looked the same as before I put the curlers in. I dont know if the size is too big or if I needed heat or what. It didn't work and both Victoria and I were disappointed. We were excited for a new hairstyle hahahaha.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Soy Mjolk.

So I decided that I need to really focus on the foods in my house and whether or not they are helping our bodies or are more harmful. I have digestive issues and the pain on my left side that I've had for over a decade on and off, is probably due to that but I had always thought it was my liver or some other vital organ. Well I'm happy to say I have had blood tests and ultrasounds to evaluate my liver and organs in that general region and all looks good. I even had an ultrasound to check out my reproductive organs and apart from a small cyst (which are normal as long as they dont multiple or grow in size) everything checked out. They thought that the pain I felt was transferring from my ovaries or uterus, thats why that was check out.
So I know Mamma and the rest of my siblings have drank soy milk. I have to say I tried it years ago but it didn't taste very good. Well I thought I would try it again just a different brand. I have silk milk and it taste really good. I also feel it's not as heavy, if that makes any sense, as milk. It feels lighter in my stomach. I got the vanilla flavor and it's great.

I also like activia. I notice when i dont drink it (i get the smoothie kind) I just dont feel right. So I totally encourage people to try that.

I have pretty much gotten to the end of my rope with my headaches. I am seriously thinking of going to a chiropractor to see if that will relieve some stress and pain. I also really want to go to a massage therapist, only after I go to a chiropractor. I know mamma has been to one. Has anyone else been to one? If so what was your experience like? and would you recommend it?
Until next time.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Willie sent gifts.

So Willie sent me some gifts. He likes to get nick knacks for the house. He calls them conversation pieces hahaha. Anyway he bought some marble pieces and I really like them. The first picture is of a salt and pepper shacker set with a small dish and two other containers. Im not sure what they are for but I think one of them might be for sugar. At first the color was a bit bright but then I really loved the pieces with every passing day. hahaha so weird I know.

The next picture is of two goblets. They are green which you can probably tell hahaha. They are really pretty. Yeah I like them too.

Now these things were sent about two weeks ago but I totally forgot to take pictures or even talk about it.
So today another box came with these...

Now I had to look up the name on the shirts and apparently it's somewhere in Turkey or something weird. But I think they are cute. Mana chose the white one and Willie told me the black one was mine hahahhaha. It's supposed to represent him hahahaha. So Victoria got the rest.

Mana got his bobcat award with the scouts. Which was great. He also raced his boat that night, which he made in scouts. He won, which he was excited about, but of course thats not the point of the race. They also give a pin to the parent. I thought that was awesome. It was a good night for Mana. Oh and Victoria wanted a picture with the boat too hahahaha.

Here are some random pics of Victoria and Mana a few weeks ago at Mana's school for a function.

Here are some fun pictures. :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


So how do I put a playlist on my blog. I tried it but I guess I didn't understand what I was supposed to do.

So this is what's been going on lately. The kids have been sick, but recovered within a week so Im happy about that. Thankfully I haven't gotten sick and I hope I don't get sick, mainly because of my calling. I don't like having to have other people do my calling. I missed 1 Sunday and I felt bad but I didn't want to have my sick children at church making other peoples kids sick. Anyway as long as I make it to sunday I'm good.

Mana got the H1N1 mist up the nose thing today. This comes in two doses, as far as I understand it. He said all the kids had it that way. He didn't believe the nurse wasn't going to give him a shot even after she told him it was going to go up his nose. He is really afraid of shots, so Im happy they had this option.

I really need to get our passports renewed. I don't know why I have been puting it off. Our post office doesn't have passport services so I have to drive to another town that I haven't been to before. I think I will do this tomorrow after play group.
I am also working on making a fall center piece. I saw something at walmart and remembered I have several vases that would work really well. Im half way done.

After the kids got better I went through my house and did a scrub down. The kids were primarily sleeping and being sick in the guest room. I wiped everything down and rearranged the room. I also washed all the linens, comforter, pillow case and pillows of every room. I even went as far as to wash carpets. I know I went over board and the thing is it wasn't really because of the kids being sick. I just needed to clean everything out. I also rearranged my room but I'm still trying to figure out where to put some things.

I just realized I don't do updates on Willie. Willie is doing fairly well. He misses home but is focused and is being kept very busy. Two months downs, ten to go. I have been sending him about one care package every week. If any of you have any suggestions on foot care and what creams or treatments work well with tired, cracked feet let me know. Willie's feet have been bothering him due to the very dry weather and having shoes on for so long. I have sent him some massaging insoles, a pumis stone and some lotion specifically for cracked feet. I feel so bad for him.

I just have to say I'm so thankful for the man he his. I'm grateful for a man who is so hard working and willing to do what it takes to take care of his family. He is very thoughtful and is very patient. He's a great dad and the kids adore him. I love this man and I can't wait to have him home. This time is good for us as a family to learn how to appreciate each other more and to focus on our strengths and be more forgiving of our weaknesses.

Have a wonderful night everyone.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Migraines, headaches and body aches.

I have been really fortunate in not having to deal with headaches or migraines for at least 2 months. Well last week I had a small headache that grew into a full blown migraine with puking and all. It was so not cool. Then I had a small headache the following few days but nothing big. Then a couple of days ago I started to have another small headache which grew into a migraine with nausea. I have been napping a lot to try to dull the pain of the headaches/migraines. Last night I felt pretty yucky and I was worried I wouldn't wakeup this morning so mana could go to school on time. Well I prayed that I could at least get up today so mana didnt have to miss school. Well I fell asleep, slept pretty well and woke up feeling rejuvinated and no pain what so ever. Im so thankful for the many blessing heavenly father gives us.

Im also blessed to have the children I have. They are pretty considerate and mindful on the days I don't feel well. Both of them at one time or another have patted me on the back and told me everything was going to be ok. Those are the moments when I feel my heavenly father's present the most because the little pats truly remind me that everything will be ok.
I do feel bad though because my kids shouldn't have to worry about their mamma just yet. Thats supposed to happen when they are grown ups. hahaha.
We all have our weaknesses and trials in life and I strive to endure them well. Im not quite there but perhaps one day I will be.

Today I feel great, I did have some pain in my head, but it is only a small annoyance. The rain has been falling so gently today, I love it. It's like a mist. No wonder this place is so beautiful and green with all the wonderful rain we get. I love the fall and Halloween and all the great holidays that follow. There's just a special spirit this time of year for me.
Oh yeah here's a random question. Does anyone know of a good at home preschool program? I want to start doing at home preschool with victoria. I feel she is ready for learning school type things.

Here are some old pics from when we were in Utah. Enjoy!!