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Valentine's day was great. I woke up and made cole some one-eyed bun-yups for breakfast lol don't think about it too hard I'm pretty sure my father-in-law made that up (I made french toast with a heart cut-out with fried egg inside)  It always feels good to send him off to work with a full belly :) Then some friends came over early and I made everyone heart pancakes and hung out. Everything on our date turned out bad Cole tried and tried to get a sitter -but date out was a no go. SO he was so cute and planned a date night in chinese take-out and a movie. The food turned out to be less than par  and the movie was a total bust. BUT we had a great time together and that's all that matters :) I feel bad when he tries so hard and everything falls apart He's so cute and wants to do nice things for me so bad what a good guy!


Pride week

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Law's school is doing pride week, today -crazy hair day!
there's 2 things you should know about this situation #1 Law DOES NOT like things to be "out of the ordinary"  so it took a lot of convincing and explaining that everyone's hair will look crazy for him to agree to participate #2 girls' heads are MUCH tougher than boys' -this doesn't need an explanation.
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Valentines Cheap+easy=happy thank you Jolley Rancher for coming out with these candy canes! Post Christmas sale -50cents/box of 12 $2.50 later we have 30 cane-dy hearts! although thanks to my son's obsessive compulsive "matching" desires  a couple definitely look like...well...another holiday. a few heart papers -75cents/pack of 50  Thick pink curling ribbon for 2 bucks and we were on our way! Law was able to do this project all alone  taping, hole punching, threading and tying! Except I did write "from"on all the hearts which was good because his hand was sore after writing his name on them all!  his cute tiny hands worked so hard on this project!
They turned out pretty cute -I just hope they make it to his classmates in one piece!

church responsibilities

Cole just recently got called to be the ward mission leader, and I'm his companion. Cole teaches a Gospel Principles class, and I'm invited to attend and fellowship people. We visit people investigating the church, and new converts and teach/lead new member discussions. Cole meets every week with the full-time missionaries for correlation, to see who they're teaching and what they need from us. Cole meets every other week with our Bishopric and auxiliary leaders to discuss needs of the neighborhood and the missionaries' efforts. We share the responsibility -along with others, to find investigators, help teach before and after baptism, fellowshipping and helping people mature spiritually, and member retention. There's so much more I can't even remember but I'm REALLY excited to receive this call and support and work with him! Yesterday I got called into the Bishop's office and, assuming it had something to do with missionary work, was very surprised to …
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almost 24hours after starting antibiotics and It may be getting worse....
the pictures don't really capture just how big those suckers are they stick out like warts

So proud of me

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I've never been good at being a girl. I like playing and watching sports, I love the outdoors, I love guns, and gettin dirty  -and probably have rougher hands then most men out there. I'm not good at doing hair -or make-up -or dressing fashionably  My clothes always end up getting stained and torn/worn through -usually I blame it on having kids but really it's been that was my whole life :) I talk with my mouthful, and eat like a horse. Its just who I am. Three-ish years ago,  upon finding that we were about to have a little girl join our family I decided -secretly- that I wanted more for this girl than what I was taught.
It's fine if she wants to like sports and all that
but she should probably be taught to brush her hair, and maybe even wear clean clothes :) So I started getting better at girly things. I started doing my hair, shaving on a more regular basis :*), applying make-up and learning different techniques, buying and using perfume, learned to sew, learned to…
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**WARNING this post has sensitive material and might be found offensive to some.**


I remember when Ashtyn was born, the whole dynamic of our family changed This tiny little lady brought so much new joy and experience into our lives! One day when she was still a newborn I was changing her diaper at Grandma's house there were plenty of people around. All the sudden Law -then 3- yells  "MOM! WHAT HAPPENED TO HER PENIS??" I was so young and SO BADLY wanted to say "OH NO! I DON'T KNOW? IT MUST'VE FALLEN OFF!" But I didn't I really REALLY wanted to! I just explained that girl's didn't have them just boys did. Law was SO convinced that I had one though lol "YOU DO HAVE ONE MOM! YOU DON'T HAVE ONE? Grandma, do YOU have one" It was definitely a funny experience. Today My sweet little 3-year old -Grey made an important discovery. I was changing Ashtyn's diaper, of course, when he came in and... Grey: "Wait! why does she does no…

Blessed..

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I took Law to the Dr this morning. Last night he developed some large, really concerning, pox-like pustules on his legs, an hour later it was on his arms, then his back and butt. Then this morning there were more. It was spreading FAST. Law's already had chicken pox and this was like no other rash I've ever seen. I was really freaked out and SO happy my mother-in-law could come to meet me at the dr's!  -She's the best M-I-L EVER trust me I know :)  We met with the Dr and were told Law had strep and that in severe cases strep could cause 3 different kinds of rashes -none of which were this. But given the appearance of the pox/rash she is sure it is bacterial and must be caused by the strep, and after a treatment of strong antibiotics he should be good to go :) I'm SO relieved that it wasn't something more serious! After seeing his pox this morning I was thinking FOR SURE they'll have to call the C.D.C.! ok the picture does not even come close to doing it ju…
A good healthy day of sickness :) Remember how the Dr. used to make house calls? Ok I don't either but here's the thing 2 out of 3 kids are suffering from ailments #1 fever, sore throat, fatigue #2 vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue I swear we just got better didn't we???  I mean we had a really rough go a couple weeks back! This isn't that bad or alarming but I'm just a little tired of illness So today we are doing nothing! Its 12:20 PM NO ONE has gotten dressed  2 babies crashed on the couch and 1 in my bed. I'm sitting with a pile of delicious cookies and the day seems to be going along delightfully
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WHY Having toddlers is like being at a frat party:



10. There are half-full, brightly-colored plastic cups on the floor in every room. Three are in the bathtub.
9. There's always that one girl, bawling her eyes out in a corner.


8. It's best not to assume that the person closest to you has any control over their digestive function.

7. You sneak off to the bathroom knowing that as soon as you sit down, someone's going to start banging on the door.
6. Probably 80% of the stains on the furniture contain DNA.

5. You've got someone in your face at 3 a.m. looking for a drink.


4. There's definitely going to be a fight.

3. You're not sure whether anything you're doing is right, you just hope it won't get you arrested.

2. There are crumpled-up underpants everywhere.



1. You wake up wondering exactly how and when the person in bed with you got there.


Cole and I went to speak with Law's teacher and the principal this morning. I'd worried and stressed and cried and prayed about this meeting for A LOT of days! I just wanted to go in, have my concerns heard AND addressed and over all come out with the conclusion that would be best for LAW I knew I had to put all MY wants and prejudices aside and just let the Spirit guide things -since who knows what's best for Law, better than his Heavenly Father? I feel like things really went well  we were able to pin-point a few key-factors in his stress levels, and found solutions to try. So he'll be staying in the class for now and we'll see how things go. I really hope it works out  and he'll return to the school-loving boy who loves to learn! If not, well, we'll be meeting again :) But for now I feel very comforted with what we've decided to do thus far.