Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Announcing Baby #4 is A.....

Hello my Friends and Family,

Happy late Christmas! I hope that your day was as wonderful as ours.

Since this is public so that you don't have to register to access my site I will not be posting pictures today as they have personal information on them.

Baby #4 is a Boy!!!!

I know what a shock. I guess Eric doesn't know how to make any different. I took my 4 men with me and we all found out together. It was neat having them with me asking all of their questions. I am Not disappointed, as I have said, I make great boys. I would have loved to have had a girl, but maybe when I am a grandma someday that dream will come true.

Now send me all of your ideas for a name. We need help. Ask for pictures if you would like me to email them to you.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Happy Birthday Andrew

Andrew is so big, handsome, fun and OLD (11). Sorry I have no pictures to post yet, however at his friend party I will be sure to get some.

Today I am 16 weeks. Andrew took my picture while I was getting ready for work today.

Too bad my hair looks so bad in all of these pictures. I hate wearing it up with clip and bands when I have to wear a headset all day.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Yee Haw!!! I am so PROUD!!!

Hey Everyone. Today my oldest received a perfect score from his Science teacher on his Science Expo project. He will now enter the school wide competition. Way to go my Big Boy...

I saw my doctor today. Although I am still having a few problems all seems well and I have scheduled my next ultrasound for when All four of my men can come with me and hopefully find out if we are having a girl or boy. So we will know a few days after Christmas.

At my appointment today I found it fun to realize that I am one pound smaller then I was at this time last year and for years before. I was a pound bigger then I am now at 16 weeks pregnant with my 4th child. It is hard for me to realize that I allowed myself to get that out of control. I loved the way I looked before this baby joined our family and I hope I will take care of myself and look as good or better than I did in May of this year, a year from now.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

J.R.'s Day

Today my brother turns the BIG 35. Today he is also getting married without me.

Here is a picture of the Handsome man.

As much as I would like to be there for him, this time I can't. So let me sing you a little song...
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's off to work I go....
I am so blessed to have a job that works around my schedule, I do however wish I could sleep in on a Saturday for once. Our home is so quite right now with all my men asleep. I miss hanging out with them.
I bet you are wondering how I am doing. I am doing great. I feel the baby moving at night. I am not sick if you don't count the head aches. I think I look good. I just need a better nights rest. Oh well I am sure I will find a comfortable position to sleep in soon.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007


This evening began with our great friends the Caldwell family coming over to watch the Amazing Race 12. We had dinner, watched a fun show and visited. When they left I was getting ready for bed when I noticed one of the major things all pregnant women dread. STRETCH MARKS. I am only 11 weeks and 3 days along and my belly is starting to look like a red road map. No wonder my belly was itching all through church. I have a picture. I didn't want to post an offencive picture of a women's belly on the net for all to see. If you would like to see the road maps and you Promise to delete it after you view it. I would send you a picture of my belly.
Now please remember, I have had 3 huge kids. I am old. And my belly only has one blob on the ultra sound pictures. It is not for the faint hearted. It is very scary and not suitable for children. It is only good for a laugh on my behalf.

I am a MEAN women

If you know I am a Dork, read on. If you think I am Wonderful and can do no wrong, please leave now skip this and keep your slightly of opinion of me. If you need a little smile, read on and think of your friend the Dork.

Yesterday I went to work and my wonderful friend Heather saved me a seat. I sat down logged in and began my day. The calls kept on coming, but Heather and I continued to pass notes to each other to keep each other smiling. It reminds me of Junior High the way we write stuff to make the other smile. Then the meanie left me alone to take her lunch, as if she needed food to survive. Almost the minute she left another associate sat down on the opposite side of me. He seems like a nice gentleman, however he had a bit of a Body Oder problem. Or maybe he didn't have a B/O problem and I am just super sensitive. With my senses so high right now I gagged. I truly didn't mean to be rude, however I turned my back on him to help me not smell him. It wasn't enough. I pulled out my purell hand sanitizer and began to sniff. Oh that helped, but if he caught me I would hurt his feelings and I did not want to do that plus I was sure to get High sooner or later. Shortly after Heather came back I got sick and asked a manager if I could move. My computer had froze up on me earlier so I told my friend I felt like it may freeze up again, loud enough that I wanted him to hear. And I left. I moved further down the isle, loaded up that computer and logged off for break. On break I was so sick. I bought a sprite in hopes of belching out all the air. It helped a little. I somehow made it those last two hours.

I came home and the kids asked if I was OK. I guess that means that I looked a little peaked. I drank a ton of water since my skin feels like leather and I can use the restroom here when ever I want with out logging off. Then I did what most moms to be do when they have wonderful older children to run the house. I feel asleep and took a relaxing nap.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

I am so Tired

Yesterday (Friday) I left work early and lowered my rating there to attend my first Honor Roll Assembly. Yes my seventh grader earned three awards yesterday. I am so proud.

I am also tired. I work only 6 hours a day, but that includes waking up to my internal clock at 6:30 to have time to eat and get ready. Then I come home and try to rest or nap from 3-5, my body really needs rest. Then I attempt to take care of my family, however I go to bed around 9pm. I can't keep my eyes open. I would like to date my hubby, drink more water as my skin feels like leather and get enough sleep. I decided I don't HATE that I have to work. I hate that I have to work every day for the next two weeks and one day so far with only Sundays off. I need rest, time to get blood work done and I would love to spend time with my friends when I am awake and I would love to call them just to say hello.

Well that is my rant for the day. gotta eat and get to my prison.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Long time no blog... Sorry


I just wanted to take a minute to tell you all Hello and we are OK. I have had an ultra sound and the baby is active and as cute as a blob can be. We have gone on a field trip to another pumpkin patch, trunk or treated twice and today received a painful flu shot.

Today I am 11 weeks and I looked WONDERFUL this morning, however no one was around to take my picture.

I have been reading the Stephanie Meyer vampire books and enjoying them much more then I thought I would. I am even a little addicted.

I am sorry that I haven't kept in touch. With my jobs and family and still being in my first trimester. I am so tired when I come home. I attempt to take a nap and then spend time with my family and then I am off to bed again.

I have enjoyed the pictures I have seen of your Happy Halloween. Please continue to share all about your lives and I will try to add pics as soon as I feel like it. Bye.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I Have Been Tagged (thanks to Jenn)

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
  1. Living in Irvine, CA
  2. Playing with my two little boys
  3. Serving as the Activities Leader for my ward
  4. Spending time in Disneyland
  5. Too often missing Eric while he was out of the country

5 Things on my to do list today

  1. Go to work
  2. Exercise with my pregnant buddy Mel
  3. Do the dishes
  4. Fold the cloths and do another load
  5. Read my scriptures before bed.

5 Snacks I Enjoy

  1. Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Nuggets with Almonds
  2. Ben and Jerry's coconut almond ice cream
  3. Recess peanut butter cups
  4. Kiwi
  5. Pears

5 Songs I know the Lyrics to

  1. You're Still the One (Jenn we have that in common)
  2. Hero
  3. Because I have been given much
  4. He Hears Me (Hillary Weeks)
  5. A Child's Prayer

5 Bad Habits I have

  1. Speaking my mind
  2. Not returning phone calls
  3. Reading a good book when I should be reading my scriptures
  4. Eating too much junk food
  5. Yelling at my wonderful boys.

5 Things I would do as a Millionaire

  1. Buy a Home
  2. Help someone in need
  3. Payoff the cars
  4. Take a family vacation to one place we would all enjoy
  5. Save for schools and missions

5 Of my Favorite Toys

  1. Books
  2. Eric
  3. My Boys
  4. The Internet
  5. Ipod

5 People I am going to Tag

  1. Mel if she starts a blog
  2. Sarah
  3. Any
  4. Other
  5. Friend

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Does the world expect all pregnant women to get fat?

I am going to take a moment to grumble. I have been getting fit for over a year and after all that hard work I would love to stay that way. I belong to a wonderful website called and that helps a lot with eating, meeting other mothers and even fitness. However I need a workout DVD or two to exercise with daily after work.

Today from 8:30 am -10:30 am I went on a fit mama DVD search. I went to Target, no pregnancy DVDs, then I went to Kmart no pregnancy DVDs, WalMart none either. I finally went to Hastings and they had 3. Not even multiples of those three they had 3 total. They were old. I am talking ladies in leotards with leg warmers and dust on the covers. I am so frustrated. I am now going to have to shop the net and pay shipping. First I think when I have more time I will search Barns and Noble, Best Buy and Boarders.

My question to you is "Does the world expect all pregnant women to get fat?" You know what I mean, don't you?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

McCalls Pumpkin Patch

Today I called in to work and was given the OK to not go in. I was so excited I fell back in bed to sleep. Then I remembered that a large group of friends were going to the Pumpkin patch and decided we would go to. So I got my kids up and moving called the mom of my kids friends to see if they wanted to come too. I loaded up the car, got gas and went to have some fun with my little men. How I miss spending time with them. I know I am blessed to have a job and I only get sick near the end of my work shift. I just really miss my kids, especially when I hear what others have done with there families. It is OK. I spent today with my boys. I don't know how I will explain my sunburn to my boss. OOPS!

The hayride to the pumpkin patch

Christian with his Pumpkin

Andrew with his pumpkin

Nathan with his Big pumpkin
My 3 sons and 2 friends

Monday, October 8, 2007


I am sorry I haven't spent much time on the Internet right now. I haven't been feeling well and have been working most every day.

Albuquerque's' International Balloon Fiesta started at the elementary schools last Friday. I had to go to work and was unable to attend with my men. On my way to work I took pictures. I pulled over and took some and some I took while driving my mini van. Let me tell you how my pregnancy has taken over my mind. I can't find my camera ;-} When I do I will add pictures. My friend Princess may take pictures while she is at the Fiesta and share them with me so I can post them here for all of you to see. It really is an amazing site to behold.

I went to my friend Anna's home on Friday night. I won't go into detail, however I will tell you that it has been a while since I have embarrassed my self so well. Pregnancy side effects are fun.

Saturday I worked. My buddy Heather worked with me and it was so fun. Well as fun as working in a telephone call center prison can be. We wrote notes like we were in Jr. High and drove each other crazy. It was a very nice change. Later we went to Deseret Book (my favorite store) for Ladies night. It was fun spending my birthday money from my Father in such a much needed way. Heather won a stupid book and we left before I won anything.

Well that is about enough to keep you up to date for now. Please keep me up to date on what is going on in your life. Bye

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Happy Birthday

Here is the song I made up for myself today: (to the tune of Happy Birthday)

Happy Birthday to Me
I'm thirty three
Happy Birthday to ME
I'm Thirty Three!

I was planning on attending the BYU/UNM football game last night, but my body shut off. I had a huge head ache and sniffles and was yawning up a storm. So I cried, missed out on time with all my leading men and stayed home. It helped until 4:30 am when fire alarms started letting us know that we needed to change our batteries. Finally at 7:30 I left the security and wanted rest of my bed to chase down my personal alarm, yes all of my worn out men slept right through it. I found the two culprits and yanked out the batteries. Eric came to yank out the power plug thing. Now I am so awake I am unable to return to my rest.

I still feel better after the time out without doing anything. I am sure with the start of this pregnancy I have run myself ragged. Going to work every morning, staying up late to clean up the house or read or something. I think my body finally rebelled and shut off. I wish it would have come at a better time so I could have spent time out as a family for my birthday.

Well that is the newest in our family. Bye.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

6 Weeks

Here is Todays 6 Week Picture.

I was on my way to work and made sure I had make-up on. It was still a bad hair day.

Arrow of Light

Tonight was Andrews Arrow of Light Ceremony. It was very nice although I told my family the wrong time and they missed it. I am so sorry. The ceremony was beautiful and a lot of fun. I am so proud of both Christian and Andrew for having earned this special award.

Andrew receiving other awards

Andrew and others receiving their Arrows of Light

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Another Suprise for Me tonight!!!

About two weeks ago I went to get the mail and in mine I found a card from a dear friend and assumed it was another baby shower invitation. I am blessed to attend many of them. When I opened the card I was surprised to read that I was invited to my own Birthday party. Boy did I laugh. It was so cute and such a surprise. Now my Birthday is not until Sunday, however two of my friends had to wait over a week to celebrate their birthdays with me. Yep. It is for three amazing ladies who all have our birthdays in the second half of September...

Tonight is the night. I am getting as cute as I can after a long day at work to go party with the Fondue Club. We use to get together for fondue and a movie once a month while the kiddies were at school. Now two of us have day jobs and the fondue club is gone for now. Tonight we are getting together in the evening to party. I am so EXCITED!!!

I will add pictures when I have time.

It was Wonderful and very much needed time with some AMAZING friends!!!

Here is our great dinner:

Jewell and Kristi

Birthday Girls Blowing out our Candle

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Time Out For Women Pheonix

Shhhh. Don't tell my mom, but I went to Pheonix for TOFW. It was wonderful. I flew real cheap and stayed at my friends moms home.

Let me tell you. Friday night was amazing. We had a musical evening. Michael McLean was our host. I told him I miss him. I use to go to the Forgotten Carols every year. I am so happy it is comming out on DVD later this month. I also told him my favorite song and he played it as a request. I love him... Here we are talking and hugging.

He is such a sweetie!

We also saw Jason Deere perform a lot of the CD "Joseph a Nashville Tribute" It was amazing. I have to admit it was easier to listen to at Womens Conference. Here in Pheonix the music (Bass) was too loud.

We were blessed with wonderful weather. It wasn't too hot and the rain followed us. Here are some trees from the yard of the house I stayed in. I am so blessed.

Plam trees that are 65 feet high.

An orange tree.
I guess this is enough for now. Bye.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Monsoon Season

Where I live we get HUGE down pours during what we call "Monsoon Season" Here are some pictures of my young Loves enjoying the rain.

My two youngest and a friend. Sorry it is sideways, I will do better next time.

My two oldest and a Friend playing in the water
I have a ton more pictures, but they are all sideways.

Baby #4

I can't believe it is true, but we are now 5 weeks pregnant with baby #4. I know this is a HORRIBLE picture, but it was taken this morning as I was getting ready for work. No make up and wet hair=scary. I really wanted you all to see how HUGE I am already.
I am excited, scared and very surprised. I thought I was done having kids while I was still 25. Never thought I would start again now that I am 32 (well 33 in just over a week.)
Tomorrow I leave to Phoenix for Time Out For Women. I am so excited to have a few days off of work for spiritual renewal. I wish everyone could attend with me. It would be so much fun. It is a fast trip as we come home Sunday morning, however I am very excited that I get to stay with my friends mom and so it is sure to be a wonderful cheap trip.
I need to put my kids to bed. Bye.