Monday, December 28, 2009


We cannot wait for this cutie to come into our family! I'm OK to let him cook for a while longer, but the kids are DYING!!! They want to meet their baby brother :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

3rd Trimester Belly

In a few days I will officially be in my third trimester. I knew this pregnancy would go fast, but geeze! Thought I better capture the moment, since this will be our last baby, right? Probably, maybe...

Monday, December 14, 2009

We're home!!!

No pictures today -sorry! In fact, it may be a while before I have time to post our vacation. My week is already jam-packed, and it doesn't even include any Christmas shopping. Yikes!!! We had a lovely time in Cancun, and we all have much better tans than I expected we would. It was sunny and warm. What a shock to come home to the cold weather! We turned our heater off in our house before we left, so it was 50 degrees inside when we got home. Brrrrr! We could see our breath in our house. We all decided that 3 weeks was slightly too long of a vacay, but we weren't quite ready to come home after 2 weeks either.

We are SO back to reality now. Busy, busy. Here's the agenda:

  • Presidency meeting
  • Doctor's appointment
  • I guess the Dentist since Brooklyn lost a filling
  • Piano lessons (twice)
  • Violin lessons
  • Baseball (twice)
  • Finish the Christmas tree (almost done)
  • Christmas cards-printed, but not addressed- coming to a mailbox near you
  • Put the lights on the house (mostly for Jim :)
  • 4 huge suitcases full of dirty laundry
  • Shopping for some maternity clothes. Yes, I am showing. At 6 1/2 months, it is impossible to squeeze into regular clothes any longer.
  • Grocery shopping & Costco
  • Big YW's activity on Wednesday night
  • Ward Christmas Party
  • Brooklyn has a birthday party to go to
  • Try to scrub down my stale house that has been sitting for 3 weeks
  • Squeeze in something fun to do since it's track break
  • Organize my NEW CUSTOM CLOSET that my hubby built while I was gone! Yes, my husband can build stuff. Anything I want, and I LOVE IT!

I think that about does it for this week! I don't even care that I have so much to do. It puts a smile on my face to be able to do all the things that I love...taking care of my husband and my babies. It feels good to be home.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Why I love Cancun

  • Sleeping in

  • Lazy days building sandcastles on the beach and jumping waves

  • White sand and clear blue Caribbean water

  • 5 brown babies

  • Quality brother/sister time playing Uno

  • 5 star resort and a room that will comfortably fit the WHOLE family

  • Tableside guacamole & bananas flambe

  • Happy hour by the pool with half price virgin daquiris and chips and salsa

  • Hearing my kids try to speak Spanish to the natives

  • A husband who has fed the kids and done the dishes everyday since he got here :)

  • No meltdowns (except for when Diddy did a face plant off the sidewalk into the grass)

  • Walmart

  • A family who is content to just do whatever, and they don't have to be entertained constantly.

  • $4 movies & taking the girls to "Luna Nueva" (New Moon).

We are LOVING our vacation. It's paradise here. The resort is totally decorated for Christmas. The kids are excited about that. Be back in a couple of weeks!!!