Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring break is flying by

There has been so much happening these last couple weeks, and Spring Break is going way too fast. I need one more week with the kids home. Then, I will be ready to send them back. But, I am not ready yet. So, here are the happenings...

1. Our hot water heater sprung a leak, and all the water made it into the house and ruined my hardwood floors. Good news...our insurance is giving us a ton of money to replace all the hardwood downstairs, and we will probably have enough for a new coat of paint and new carpet in the family room.

2. Our new giant sized hot water heater will be awesome, once it actually works. Apparently, we picked up a bad one, and we haven't had hot water for a week. We are anxiously awaiting the GE man this morning to tell us what's wrong with it. I have had 2 cold showers, and I just can't do it anymore. We have been taking the kids over to Grandma's to shower, since we have been swimming nonstop, and the girls just HAVE to take a shower every.time.they.get.out.of.the.pool.

3. We bought a 15 passenger van. Yes, we did. It is black and basically looks like a mafia van (with windows). It is being delivered from Florida sometime soon, so I have will have pictures very soon. The kids are DYING, they are so excited, and we are trying to come up with a good mafia name for the new van. Any suggestions? The things we mothers do for our drive a HUGE van everywhere for the next 10 years. Nice.

4. We have had cousins from all sides of the family sleeping over every night so far this Spring Break. We have been swimming nonstop. Lincoln has made huge sacrifices this week, and has had baseball practice, batting cages, or hitting lessons, every single day. He works so hard.

5. We have a tournament the next 2 days. We had a rough start, and lost both of our games yesterday. We have to win both games today, to even play on Saturday. We will see. We are tired and sunburned from yesterday's games. Yet, we are all excited to go back today and see Lincoln play!

6. I will leave you with this picture of Jim & Levi in Disneyland. I love when Levi gives kisses. How old are they, usually, when they stop using the tongue? I can't remember.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The reason for my lack of blogging...

...or lack of anything, for that manner. I am 9 weeks pregnant with baby number 7. I figured I might as well just get it out there. It explains my lack of blogging, and well, being seen anywhere. This baby is kicking my butt. I am exhausted and nauseous all the time. I breezed through my last 4 pregnancies, so I guess I expected this one to be easy. I am just trying to take it one day at a time, and one anti-nausea pill at a time.

Apparently, my hormone levels are really high, and my Dr. suspected twins. He ordered an ultrasound, and there was only one baby. Phew. Dodged that bullet. But, he said that I will probably be sick due to my crazy hormones. So, I figure we just need to endure the next couple months, and I will be back to normal. Jim and the kids have been very understanding and patient. I keep telling the kids, that this sickness will be gone soon.

Some things about this pregnancy:

It was planned
My sense of smell is extremely hightened.
I can smell the dog coming from a mile away.
I snack on pepperoncini's straight from the jar all day long.
The middle of the day is good. Morning and evenings...not so much.
I'm sure there will be more weird things, the further along I get.

We are waiting to see what the sex of the baby will be so we can figure out sleeping arrangements, and we are trying to decide what to do about a car, since my car only has 8 seats, and there will be 9 of us. So, the kids are trying to convince us to get one of these...

I can't believe we are actually considering it. As much as I would hate to drive it around everywhere, it would be pretty fun for the kids to have so much room. Traveling is soooo cramped right now, and it makes me feel bad for the kids every time we have to go on a trip. It would also be nice for the kids to actually be able to bring friends with us every once in a while (which we can't do right now). Is this van idea just crazy? What do you think?

So, there's the update. I have other things to post, and hopefully, I will get around to them soon. Starting this week, Lincoln has double-headers up in St. George every Saturday for a little while. They asked us to be on a league there, so we will be traveling a lot. There is a big tournament coming up here during Spring Break. Jim's birthday is tomorrow, and I found some cute things in Brooklyn's backpack that I want to share. There. I just made myself accountable to you all. I will post again soon :)