Thursday, February 26, 2009

Van Update

I got a call from an adjuster yesterday and they informed us that the damage on the van was too much for them to be willing to fix it. So, now we'll be on the lookout for a new van, which is somewhat unfortunate. We liked our van and were hoping to get a few more years out of it. And it had some features that I don't think we'll find on other vans of a similar year. But, these things happen and we'll find something out there I'm sure.

Now, if only a certain friend of mine would sell me her van!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Van pics

I know, I know, my van is really dirty!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My morning adventure

This morning I was supposed to have one of my routine pre-natal doctors appointments. The problem is, we never made it to the appointment. I was on my way to dropping my boys off at Jeff's aunt's place, going the same route I always go, when all of a sudden a car came down one of the side streets, ran the stop-sign, and plowed right into my driver's side door. Yep, that's right. We were hit.

The good news is that everyone is okay. I'm just shaken up by the whole thing. The boys didn't really even know what was going on, and they are completely okay. And the driver of the other car appeared to be okay too, although, I didn't ask him. I guess I was wrapped up in my own world at that moment, making sure my kids were okay and thinking about the baby I'm carrying.

I'm so thankful that God was looking out for us this morning. It could have been a lot worse, someone could have been hurt, and nobody was.

I think I'll stay home for the rest of the day.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Getting ready for baby!

When I was expecting my first child, I couldn't wait to get the nursery painted, put together the crib and buy all the cute little sleepers and other such things a person buys when they are having a baby. I remember having to check out the baby section anytime I went shopping and I couldn't get ready for the baby soon enough.

By the time the third child comes around, it's harder to get motivated to do all these things. After spending the day looking after my boys, cleaning up messes, hauling kids to nursery school, making meals, exercising and somewhere in there finding a few minutes to do a little bit (some days a lot) of nothing, I just don't feel like doing much else. But a couple of weeks ago, it dawned on me that I don't have much time left before our new baby boy is supposed to arrive. (If anyone is wondering, I have about 6 weeks left to go)

So I almost started to panic! I got thinking of all the things I have to do before I'm ready to bring home a new baby. For one, my older boys will be sharing a bedroom, and Aaron is still in his crib in his own room. I want them to get adjusted to sharing their bedroom and I really want Aaron to adjust to a big-boy bed before the baby comes. I already have a lot of baby clothes and the crib and car-seat, so there's not a whole lot to buy, but there's the matter of having to find and wash all the clothing, find a dresser or something to put all the clothing in, relocate and install car-seats in the van, buy a big-boy bed or bunk beds for the boys and move them in together. I want to buy new bottles, and then there's diapers, formula and some other odds and ends that I need.

So I've started getting ready. My mom helped me go through the baby clothes a couple of weeks ago, so now I just have to wash them all and put them away. I still need a dresser so I'll wait till I get that. Then this past weekend we bought the boys a set of bunk beds. They can be separated into two twin beds, so we'll do that until the boys are old enough for bunk beds. I haven't yet moved them in together. Aaron has had a terrible cold and hasn't been sleeping well, so I figured we'd wait till he feels better. There's still a bit of a list of things to do, but at least we have a start.

Even though I haven't been motivated to "get ready" for the baby, (which by the way, I now am, 6 weeks motivates a person) I can't wait to meet our new baby boy. It doesn't mean he's any less special or loved than the others. I love him so much already and I haven't even met him. Time just seemed to slip away on me, I guess I'm busier now than I was when I didn't have any kids, or just more distracted, or tired. I don't know, probably all of the above. But I look forward to the day when I can hold this precious little boy in my arms for the first time. That's one of the greatest feelings in the world. So, I hope I can get everything ready in time. If not, we'll figure it out as we go.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


I'm sure you read this on Tiffany's blog already, but I too would like to congratulate Tracey and Trevor on the arrival of their new little baby girl, Jayla! I am so excited for both of you and big brother Conner. We wish you all the best and lots of love. Can't wait to meet her!

Monday, February 9, 2009

I am so excited! This past Saturday Jeff and I had lunch at the Olive Garden. I absolutely love their salad. Jeff asked them if they sell their dressing and it turns out they do! Who knew? Now I can't wait for supper to come!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom! I want you to know how much you're loved and appreciated. I couldn't ask for a better mom and I hope that I will be half the mom that you have been. We love you lots, enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I am still here

So it seems that I've disappeared again. To be honest, blogging is hard. I get ideas to write about but then the distractions kick in. My computer is in the middle of my kitchen and living room, and this is where the boys like to hang out. They are loud. Extremely loud. Lately Aaron has taken quite a liking to screaming and shreiking, about almost everything. And the moment you sit down to write something, the kids start asking for things and calling for mom, or spilling drinks and making messes. I've been so distracted lately. But I do have some things to write about so don't give up on me just yet. I am here.