Friday, February 22, 2008

Clue for Comfort

This is just a little tidbit to make you smile. Just remember we all already knew I am crazy.

Last night I had a hard time sleeping. Every time I got back into bed I would think something like this;

The body pillow, my left side and the fluffly pillow.

The fluffly pillow, my right side and the heart pillow.

At 4:09 am I thought to myself I feel like I am playing the game of clue for comfort.

Well I just wanted to make you smile. Have a great day.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Rails are UP!!!

I know most of you are thinking "What are you talking about?" Well since last July my mattress and box springs have been sitting on the floor. My good friend Anna gave us some rails when we left her super bowel party a few weeks back. They sat in our garage until today. I am mostly stuck in my room, on my bed reading or watching TV. I was going insane watching TV and having to look up so far to see it on top on the chest of drawers where it sits. So I begged my exhausted, wonderful hubby to please bring in the rails. He did and now my bed is sort of tall again.

Today I am 27 weeks along and showing very much. I hope getting out of bed will not hurt so bad. It was fun maneuvering out of bed all the time. I won't bore you with the details.

I saved all of my energy to attend my Buddy Heathers farewell luncheon at Dions today. It was nice being out of the house, but I felt like crap and looked forward to coming home. Heather is moving about 5 hours away from me. She is my ornery friend and I am going to miss grumping to her very much.

I came home feeling worse then when I left. Eric said yesterday he thinks I may be relapsing into the pneumonia, he may be right. Heather came over later to get a few boxes I had for her and I grabbed her in a hug. I am going to miss that brat. My baby must be mad at her too. He kicked her a great hard kick. I was so proud. She jumped back and was amazed. She has three boys of her own, but had never felt such a strong kick from the out side.

Yesterday my wonderful friend Bonnie came over and we worked on my Baby shower invitations. I am so looking forward to celebrating the birth of this baby and Bonnie has such wonderful ideas. The funny thing is she wanted to make the invites by hand and I have way too many people on my list to invite. So she is making the invites for close family and friends by hand. We labeled others that I already had to send off to other amazing women and then those with email will get an evite, even some close friends will get an evite. We just didn't have enough invitations. I had a wonderful time working with her on this.

I need my men to be around when I have to get cute to take pictures for you all to see the Bump.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Another update

It has been too long since I have updated my blog. I have been under the weather with a bad cold which may have turned into pneumonia. I need to say that being 26 weeks pregnant with Pneumonia is the pits. I just finished my antibiotic today; however I still have a bad cough and a super stuffy nose.

Today I attended church for the first time in what felt like forever. It was wonderful renewing my covenants and feeling the spirit there. Our children have calmed down since I haven’t been there to sit with them this past month. I was impressed with how well behaved Nathan was. I truly enjoyed my attendance today. I chose to leave after sacrament meeting since I was so uncomfortable and still ill.

I am now old enough that I have a teenager. Can you believe it? I still can’t. I just looked over his baby book and am amazed at how young Eric and I were and looked when this young man joined our family. He is such a blessing in our lives. Christian had a wonderful birthday party with friends last week. I love the kids he hangs out with. I have to say he has chosen great friends.

For those who don’t know I spent a few hours last Sunday at the hospital. I received the help I needed, came home and then woke up super sick with this possible pneumonia the next morning. I am being humbled. Friends are taking charge. Helping get my children where they need to be. People I don’t know as well as I would like have brought us meals or are planning on bringing us meals. Eric has to do all of the shopping and other things that I would normally do. The poor guy is getting worn down. I am thinking he needs time out to do something fun and relaxing. I am the type of women who likes to think I can do things on my own. Being so sick I have to stick to one floor and do nothing has shown me that I am not super women and it kills me. I am sure there is a reason I am having to learn this.

Now that I have talked your ear off I should go.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Hello Everyone

Yesterday turned out fun. I was super sleepy in the morining and ended up missing church. I rested and slept the whole time my family was gone. Then I rested more when they came home.

Some of you have asked what is wrong so for those who don't know let me tell you. I haven't been pregnant for 7 years. I am in my mid thirties and my body is freeking out. I have really bad nausea, upset ligaments, head aches and I am super tired. Overall I really am doing quite well. It could be worse and I know I am blessed. I have met some women worse off and I am happy I have only the few problems I do. I found an anti nausea pill that works, but I am working with the insurance to get it covered. So far no luck.

So after resting all day our family went to a good friends to watch the super bowel. Ok so I didn't watch much if any. But how can I complain about Great Friends and Super Good Food. I tell you I have friends that need to open their own cafe. I laughed a ton and enjoyed being out of the house. Then they sent me home with some of their wonderful enchaladas. Everytime we are together and Anna cooks I learn more how to cook great Mexican food.

Today I had a burst of speed after sleeping most of the night. I think everyone who knows what a hard time I have had sleeping this last week had prayed for me to sleep. Oh the rest was goooood. So being a dork and feeling the need to contribute more to my home I did the dishes and began some laundry. Then I got ready for the day so I could help out at my Allied job. Boy did I pay. I had to sit down and rest agian. For a few hours. Then I finally went to work and I was so slow and wornout. I ran home when I was done and did what? REST...

My family is so wonderful. They are such a blessing and so good to me. Thank you ALL for caring about me.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

97 Day Finale Tribute to Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley

This was Forwarded to me and my men and I think it is neat. I found these websites useful for my goal setting/tracking.

As most of you know, our beloved prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley passed away at the age of 97. His funeral was held yesterday, February 2nd. I was thinking of how I could honor his legacy and I came up with an idea. My friend and I have created a challenge for those willing to accept it: Read the Book of Mormon in 97 days. We are trying to get everyone to start on the same day.

Here are the details:

  1. Go to and create an account (free, of course).
  2. On Feb 4, 2008 (the Monday following the funeral) have an FHE lesson on the Book of Mormon and begin your reading.
  3. Each day you read, record what page number you are on by going to We would like this challenge to be heard all around the world!

Please forward this message to everyone you know. We would love to see over 1 million pages of the Book of Mormon read by the time this challenge has ended.

Do you want to show your support?

Do you want to follow the prophet?

Do you want to get rid of all of your excuses for not reading and become a warrior?

Then join me in this challenge!!! We are going to spread this throughout the news media (TV and radio) and we've already contacted Fox news, KSL, CBS, and ABC. But we can not get the word out to everyone without your help! Please forward this on to EVERYONE in your address book. Time is of the essence!! This will be the one forwarded message that everyone will be happy to get :). –Jake Andersen

Google finally unlocked my Blog!!!

Wow I have so much to tell you. I don't know where to start. I am HUGE!!! I would love to enclose a pic, but I haven't taken one lately.

First off it is Sunday. Sunday is a time to think. The coming 12 months are going to be busy with family occasions. First Christian will become an official Teenager in less then two weeks. Oh how I am scared and feeling a little old. Then the birth of our little Ethan (the name this week) in May. Andrew will finish Elementary in May and have a 5th grade graduation. Christian will finish Middle School in May and I don't know if they do anything for that. Then the babies blessing in June or July. August will bring the Baptism of Nathan and the beginning of cub scouts again. December will bring the ordination of Andrew as a Deacon. And last but not least Christian will move up to a Teacher in February of 2009. Oh what a year for us. I am so excited.

I have become so sick I had to leave my job and become a stay at home mom again. This time I really do stay at home as I am so sick. I have found a medicine that works, I just need insurance to pre approve it so I can get it again.

My family and friends are such a blessing in my life. They all make me feel ok about not doing much and they do all that they can to help my family. Like today Bonnie came to pick up my boys and take them to church. I am glad to be worthy of the love others show me and my family. Thank you.

Now I need to go to bed and see if I can actually sleep;-)