Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Be careful what you pray for.

Josh has been working out of town. He is gone for one week and then home for a week. He came home from work on Monday night excited that his rig is going back up next week, but the bad news was that he had to work in Williston the rest of the week. I was pretty dissapointed because I always look forward to a little bit of help when he is off. But, the extra money is always needed so I sucked it up and was happy that he was going to make more money and still have the weekend off. So he comes home tonight and says he has to work out of town again, starting tomorrow morning, possibly through the weekend and then start on his old rig on Monday. UGH! I was trying to not pout and be pathetic, knowing he was just as depressed about it as I was. And then it came to me....it is my fault. Yep, that is right, it is all my fault. I have been praying for more money so we can become completely debt free. I told Josh this and he thanked me for praying for that and said maybe I should start praying for the kids to stay healthy or something. I think I will go that route. Or maybe if I was more specific. Because really, I was meaing to pray that the money would just miraculously show up in our bank account. I guess maybe I will listen to him and just pray for the kids' health.

H1N1

How to decide whether to vaccinate or not? I debated about this and decided to just do it this week. So we left after lunch for Watford today. A 38 mile drive. A one hour and 15 minute wait OUTSIDE. SIX forms to fill out. Like I can remember all of the girls' birthdays! But we were third in line so that was nice. Filled out the paperwork and just like that the kids are all immunized. Well, if you know Allison, you know she just loves to leave the house. So we said we were going to get shots and she just couldn't wait. She kept saying she needed to see the Dr. because she is sooooo sick. But as soon as we walked inside she started freaking out. Crying and saying she didn't want to go in. Thankfully she settled down while I filled out the forms. I tried remembering all I had read about the vaccine and if they should get the shot or the nasal form. But when they said that all of them except Lydia could get the nasal mist, I was so relieved! It was a piece of cake! Only Lydia was stuck with the shot, and that was enough for me! So now, the four youngest need to go back in four weeks for another one. I hope they have the nasal mist then, too! Now we just need to avoid the swine flu for the next two weeks and we should be good to go. No side effects so far. Pray that it stays that way!

Tim McGraw

Okay, so I admit it, I have a crush on Tim McGraw. But it is all good because Josh has a long time crush on his wife, Faith Hill. So this afternoon I turned on my DVR of Tim McGraw singing on Jay Leno last night. I said I thought he is REALLY cute. Sophia looks at the tv and says, "I wish he was my dad." Oh too funny. I ask her "Really? You wish he was your dad?" She says, "Yeah, I wish I could have two daddies, dad and him." Oh Sophia, me too, honey, me too. ;)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"I want to be like Brookie"

Tonight after bathtime, Sophia came out in a tank top and sweat pants instead of pajamas. I asked her what she was doing, she was supposed to be in her pajamas. She told me well this is what Brooke wears. Apparently she has taken note that Brooke always lounges in her sweats before bed. I was about to send her to change when she told me "I want to be like Brookie". All I could do was smile and let her stay in her sweats. How precious that she looks up to her older sister like that. I told Brooke what she said and she immediately said that she didn't realize what an influence she had on Sophia and that she had better be careful to be a good influence. So later this evening, Sophia came up to me and said, "Mom, your shirt is on fire!" (Fire Prevention Week was not long ago.) So I got up and did the Stop, Drop, and Roll. Then I told Sophia she was on fire so she could Stop, Drop, and Roll. Sophia then looks at Brooke and tells her that she is on fire. She started to say she wasn't playing and then she remembered how Sophia looks up to her so she did her Stop, Drop, and Roll. How precious that she cares that much about her little sister!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Where does the time go?

I cannot believe it has been so long since my last post. So much for keeping things current. Dare I say not much has changed since May? Now I finally have some time to post on here and my mind is blank. Wonderful. I am getting old. And very forgetful. I forgot to call Josh back again tonight. This is a new thing for me and I am not sure if it is good or bad. Usually I am waiting for the time when I can call him or when he is going to call. But tonight was the second time in the last month or so that I was supposed to call him back and I forgot. Oops. He just laughs at me and says that he is glad that I am not sitting around miserable while he is gone. I can appreciate that. But it makes me wonder what is going on because that is so NOT like me. I usually am miserable waiting to talk to him, always watching the clock. I am not sure what has changed. Maybe I am just getting used to him being gone. Or maybe it is just the business of my life. But I guess it is okay, it just seems strange.


Well, when all else fails, it helps to look at photos to see what has been going on!


Brooke got to go on her first real hunt with Josh a couple weeks ago. She didn't actually hunt because she needs to get a little better with her bow first. But she and Josh went shopping for more camo clothes for her and they got all their no scent clothes on and went out to sit a couple nights. She had a blast. When she got home, even she was surprised at how much fun it was. She really enjoyed just being out there in nature. She loved seeing the deer. I had to laugh because the second night I guess Josh fell asleep and when he woke up she fell asleep and she slept through all the deer coming out! Sounds like I could handle this bow hunting thing!!

And here is Lydia's first bath in the big tub. She had such fun in her new bath seat. Well, new to her anyway. She loves bathtime in the big tub, especially because now she gets to take a bath with Allison and Sohpia!

Here is Lydia with her sweet cousin Bristol, Jonathan and Breanna's little girl. She is 3 1/2 months younger than Lydia. It is so fun to have another little baby around to watch grow up with Lydia. I just love how sweet they are next to each other in one picture and the next, it is like Lydia is going to get poor Bristol and she is looking like what the heck are you doing??? So much fun they are going to be!!

One Sunday there was coffee and cupcakes after church. When I arrived downstairs, the kids were all getting their cupcakes and Lydia was in the arms of Harlan, obviously a professional grandpa! I asked if he would like me to take her and he said "Oh no, when she cries, believe me you'll get her back." So I proceded to go sit by my friend Erica and we started visiting. Next thing we know, we look over because everyone is giggling, and there is little Miss Lydia with a big ring of frosting around her mouth! She and Harlan were having a grand ol' time sharing a cupcake. Okay, not exactly sharing, I think she managed to steal his cupcake. This was my little 7 month old baby who refused to eat any baby food for me at all. She would just spit it out! But she was going crazy over this frosting. When he would pull it away she would be waving her arms with her little mouth wide open trying to get more! It was so funny and we all enjoyed the entertainment. With the grin on his face, I am not sure who was having more fun, Harlan or Lydia. So just the other day, I was feeding Lydia some cupcake at Bristol's baptism and someone asked me if my first baby would have been eating that at that age. Nope. Let's just say that Harlan might be lucky that Lydia is my sixth baby and not my first!!!
Okay, my editing is getting all messed up and it is late so I should go to bed anyway. Now that I actually have more things in my mind to put on here! Oh well, hopefully I'll get more on here soon!