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Hi Danica, Yes I’m blogging about you… πŸ™‚
I was wondering if you would be able to send me that link to those Maraschino Cherry Chocolate cookies you had blogged about last year. I made them once, but forgot to write down the recipe, and since you closed your blog I can’t look back on it. ~ Oh I miss your blog… You are such a beautiful writer.
Thanks a million in advance πŸ™‚

awww :)

If it wasn’t so warm out I would turn the air con off and enjoy the peace and quiet. Instead I have it blasting away above my head. But none the less, it’s quieter than usual. I put Solomon down, then Olivia, put a movie on for Gabe and took a break laying on Joy’s floor while she fell asleep. That’s right I lay on her floor until she falls asleep (its the only way to get her to lay still enough to fall asleep ~ and yes she still needs to nap). I came out once she was asleep. Gabe was happily watching his movie still. I unloaded the dishwasher and then loaded up the lunch dishes, all dish-washable so no hands on for me today πŸ˜‰ Then I came into the living room to see if I felt like working on Joy’s scrapbook and noticed Gabe was leaning over funny watching the tv. Then I walked around the couch and realized he was actually asleep! He was sitting cross legged yet he had bent over sideways so far his head was almost touching the couch… Not real comfy looking. So I paused the movie and woke him to go lay down on my bed.

NOW here I am blogging. 4 kids sleeping. No dishes to do. Kitchen is clean. Can’t do laundry. No point trying to clean the fish tank (Olivia usually wakes up sometime soonish and she would be to big of a ‘help’). So here I am. I don’t feel like scrapbooking or doing really much of anything. However I am a bit bored.. I know.. me bored? Guess I’ll email Orlund the grocery list and putt around online for a bit…

Why bother?

Do you ever feel like no matter how badly you need it, you just can’t get a break?
I need a break. I’m breaking. I really am. I feel myself shattering from the top of my head down to my toes. I need to submerge myself in water and have a good long think… do you ever do that? just sit at the bottom of a pool, listening to the silence? Or wander through the woods with no destination in mind? I used to.Β  I think I just need some ‘me’ time. Some nice silent me time… Completely alone, and NOT at home. I need to drown myself in conversation with God. In those silent times is when I hear Him, when I feel His presence. When I come out of those times I feel like I can do anything!! (With His help of course).

But God

My heart is breaking with sorrow for the Amsing family. Charlotte just had another MRI today, She now has two tumors growing in her precious little head. To catch you up, Charlotte was diagnosed with a brain Tumor April 2010. This little red head has fought harder than you could imagine. she has gone through rounds of Chemo therapy, 3 or 4 Surgeries on her head to remove tumors and gone through radiation aimed at the last tumor. Her last MRI showed something however no one could be sure, and we all prayed it was just scar tissue left behind. Everyone’s, especially the family’s, worst fears came true today when the doctors discovered two new tumors. Rob Posted this on facebook ~ Hello Friends Charlotte just had her MRI there are two tumors back. We are not sure what’s going to happen now. Please keep us in your prayers.

I had a good sob, and my eyes are still leaking.

BUT GOD. This isn’t this little girls final story. God has told me she is healed. I figured that meant we would see it on this MRI, actually a few MRI’s ago, but it’s not in my timing. It’s in God’s timing. I don’t know why she has to go through this, Cancer is NOT of God and He doesn’t want any of His Children to go through this. God is with her and He is protecting her. I believe in God. I believe what God tells me. She IS HEALED. We just have to wait for the natural to catch up to the Supernatural. Please stand in Faith with me that this beautiful family will feel His comfort and His healing power.

Here is a link to their blog;

Do you ever?

Do you ever just feel like whatever you do is wrong? I’ve been feeling like that a lot lately.
For once it’d be nice to be right. To do things right. And to have other people agree it’s right.
Sigh. For now I guess I am wrong. But tomorrow I strive to be right.

Missed me?

So I go in spurts ~ for writing on here anyway. Life is always busier when my mom is home, and this time is no different! Every day that I’m not working I’m doing errands with her. It’s fun being able to hang out with her, and the girls LOVE her. They haven’t played shy at all! This past Sunday morning I received a phone call that one of my friends was heading into the hospital Monday morning and they were hoping I could watch their kids while the dad dropped her off/picked up. I agreed, I love to help out friends and it would only be for a few hours. Orlund and I headed to bed late that night. Olivia woke up every 15minutes screaming (teething) and I had to get up at 6am as the kids were getting dropped off at 6:45am. My friends dropped them off and headed out. The boy is a quiet 3year old, and the little girl is about a week older than Olivia (9months). I didn’t know at the time, but she’s teething as well, so needless to say she wasn’t very happy! I also had a migraine. The last time I’d experience a migraine of this magnitude I’d ended up in the hospital (dehydrated). I was shaking and not doing so good holding a screaming baby, which Olivia was up too (doing okay) and thankfully Joy was sleeping. I called my mom and she (and my brother) came and gave me a hand. These kids were going to be getting picked up between 9am-10am. I had the boys arriving at 9am. Right at 9am I vomited (the migraine) right as I exited the washroom the boys arrived. I informed their mom I was ill and luckily she was off so could take them. I got a 3hour nap after the others were picked up and recovered quickly. Thank you JESUS!

This last Friday I drove out to Logan Lake to help mom with fundraiser they were putting on. I again wasn’t feeling the best, sinuses. It was a long and late night. Saturday I awoke and was even worst. I went through an entire box of Kleenex in under 9 hours! Orlund went out and bought me some medication. I’m leery about taking medication while breastfeeding but the regular Tylenol wasn’t cutting it for me. Last night I took some, SMILE, awww, I love meds πŸ™‚ feeling better today, but again, I’m on the meds. I’m taking them sparingly but right now I’m drowsy and I love this feeling…. perhaps that’s weird…. but other than T3’s after having Joy and the Diclectin for morning sickness these are the first ‘REAL’ meds I’ve taken since 2007 when I got pregnant with Joy…….

Well that’s that. I have sat on my butt for all of yesterday and today reading an interesting novel “Boneman’s Daughters” by Ted Dekker. Read the whole thing all 422 pages. Orlund’s turn. Tomorrow I’m back to work. My house needs my attention as well. Please pray I’m up for the challenge of getting this house in order and having 2 extra kids around.
God Bless you all! Good night! ~ hope this all makes sense, as I’ve mentioned…I’m on Meds πŸ˜‰

Pressing Onward

Looking out the window today is a beautiful day. The sun is shining making my body yearn to go outside and sip an iced tea. However outside is actually frightfully cold, with a slight breeze that cuts to your core. I was only outside for a minute at a time today, just putting kids in or out of the car and running back inside. But it’s a cold one. Although sitting here on my couch in my PJ pants and a comfy t-shirt with the sun peaking through the blinds I feel like it’s almost summer. I pray that’s not wishful thinking. I’ve been wanting snow, all winter I’ve been wanting snow. Jan 4th I believe it was, we finally got snow. We live down in a valley so although it’s snowed earlier in the winter, it didn’t do much more than a skiff at our place. Yesterday and Today the sun as been shining beautifully making my house seem so open and fresh (of course taking the Christmas tree out helped open it up too).
I mentioned in my last post about having to lower Olivia’s crib. Well yesterday I set to it. I ended up needing Orlund’s help as I couldn’t undo one of the screws. Other than that he just kept the girls occupied. I lowered the crib, discovering it sits lower than our old crib did so the diaper boxes full of clothes wont fit under it anymore…guess I’ll have to do some more adjusting. I went through Olivia’s drawers and pulled out everything she’s outgrown and packed it all up. I unpacked all her next size, I love unpacking for Olivia. Since all the clothes used to be Joy’s it brings back such wonderful memories. I counted the dresses I unpacked. WOW 27dresses! She has more than that too, as we have received some as gifts and I already had them hanging. It was nice to get that all unpacked and set up. She’s good until the next growth spurt… Luckily dresses last a bit longer so she should be good all summer….it’s just a matter of getting to summer. LOL. Olivia is pulling herself up on the coffee table as I type this. I believe she is demanding I changer her diaper, and from where I sit, a good couple feet away, I can smell what awaits me. (better change her as she’s in all white.brb).
I also changed over the car seats. Olivia has outgrown the infant car seat. So we purchased a new car seat for Joy. One that transfers into a booster for later on. I cleaned out Joy’s “old” one, fixed the base back and turned it to be rear facing (and moved it to the other side of the car). I figured out how to put the new car seat together, and fastened it into Joy’s place. Both the girls were excited to discover their “new” seats when we headed out for our Saturday night coffee. Orlund and I don’t plan on it, however lately every Saturday night we go out to a coffee shop. We take the girls, give Joy a special treat, and we just enjoy one anothers company. It’s nice, relaxing and when we get home the girls are ready for bed.
Well Olivia is now asking to be fed…. so I’m going to go and do that. I love that she’s crawling now too!
God Bless you all, hope you have a fantastic day.
ps~ MY mom is flying home right NOW! Can’t wait to see her! I sure miss her hugs!

Merry Christmas!

Well It’s Christmas Eve today, I highly doubt I’ll have time tomorrow to come and post, so MERRY CHRISTMAS! I pray you have a blessed holiday!

I haven’t been online as of late due to me taking on some major sewing projects… I don’t know why 2 weeks before Christmas I decided to sew 3 projects, but I did. And then I was sick for one week! ugh… anyway, I’m almost done! I’ll post pictures of all the projects once they are handed out! Two of the projects are the exact same thing (one for Olivia and one for Lilly). They are a HUGE project….. I broke down last night crying when something didn’t work. I am at a point of exhaustion! I asked Orlund why we didn’t just buy Lilly a gift and me sew this for her birthday? Oh, I know why… I like to take on to much with short amounts of time!!! oh well. Two projects are completed. And Olivia’s is the only one left…. most of it is hand stitching.. so whatever I don’t get completed today I’ll do after Christmas.

Tonight My Dad and brother come over to play games and eat goodies. We will have Christmas (gift exchange) whenever my mom is home next. Then Christmas morning will be just us here at home. After naps we go up to Orlund’s parents to have dinner and exchange gifts with them all. The next morning we head back up there for breaky and to play. Come home for naps then our good friends who live in Kelowna are coming over for a visit. It’s a busy weekend and I work Monday and Tuesday 9:30-5:30! Some time this week we have to fit another visit in with my Brother. Take my dad to the movies (Birthday gift). going to see the remake of ‘True Grit’ ~ my dad and I used to watch the original together, so it’s special. Go to Wildlights, and have some people over I hope….

Well I should run, this house doesn’t clean itself!

God Bless you all! Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Operation Party ~~

Good morning. Well technically it’s almost 1pm. This day has gone by quickly and yet I haven’t accomplished anything much. We got up late (due to late night out Friday) so 10am was our get up eat breakfast time. Then we got the girls all dressed up and took our Christmas card photo (a bit late?), and a few fun family shots. Now I’m typing while feeding Olivia her lunch. then it’ll be nap time.

I did not get everything done I had hoped to do. I finished writing all our Christmas cards (just need the pic). I finished our bedroom (closet too!) And that’s about it…. so yeah…. I’ve completely fallen off the plan…

HOWEVER ~ Monday I am ACTUALLYΒ  having some people over, and will want to show them my house. So today I tackle the green room…. also I need to clear a spot to put our tv from upstairs to make room for the tree, which Orlund is picking up today! I am also going to tackle and finish the kitchen (there is a hot spot of diaper bags).
I’ve come to the realization that the dining room is 1/2 my stuff 1/2 Orlund’s stuff (in regards to who needs to clean it up). So I will get my stuff out and cleared off. Then bug him to do the same.

My list should be good today, and hopefully I get it all done. Then I can spend this evening decoration the Christmas tree and the remainder of the house.
Sunday morning Orlund ushers so we have to be at Church bright and early. But I plan to spend the rest of Sunday doing any last minute touch ups and cooking/baking for the party. Monday I have the boys so wont have much time for cooking/baking, and after they go home I will have just enough time to clean up from the day before dinner which is followed by the party.
Orlund just informed me that he’s going to invite his folks in for a coffee when they drop off our tree (Orlund will pick it out, buy it and then they cart it around for us in their van). It makes sense, and makes me REALLY stick to my plan of having this place ready. Luckily Olivia doesn’t nap as long as Joy so I can vacuum before they come too. (Joy sleeps through the vacuuming, Olivia does not).

Well I guess I should get at it then eh? I’ll post pictures perhaps on Tuesday of the house all done and pretty for the party πŸ™‚

Operation Party…

So curious how Operation Party ended? well…it hasn’t yet.. lol. I’ve extended it until Friday. I knew I was cramming a lot into a short time. I would have been able to accomplish it to, however our weekend ended up being crazy! We had a conference Friday night 6:30-10:30 was tied up. Saturday Morning Orlund and I got the girls babysat and went Christmas shopping and out for a sushi lunch. Got home put the girls for their naps (I crashed with them). They got up, we ate and headed back to Church. 6:30-10:30pm again. Sunday morning 10am-12:30pm Church, Rushed over to my girlfriends house to have her son’s second birthday party. 2pm headed home. Nap time (for girls not me). I worked some on Operation Party and some on just catching up regular house work. Orlund’s mom came over and babysat the girls while we went back to the Church for the last night of the conference 6:30-11pm. So no work done over the weekend other than the usual work.

I haven’t taken any before photos, however At the end I will post photos of my finished house πŸ™‚ I can’t remember what I’ve told you already that I’ve done… so here it is~
Hallway (closets too), Girls bedroom, All 3 Bathrooms, Toy room, TV room, entry way, under my bed, and at the foot of it. (I was surprised to find only two things under my bed!) I’ve taken apart one of our glass end tables and taken it into storage.

Left I have ~
Our bedroom, and bedroom closet, Green room downstairs (office, craft room), Kitchen (daily + some extra), Dining room (Christmas cards scattered about), Living room (couch cushions and all). that’s all! The Kitchen, Dining and Living rooms are daily jobs however I need to do a more detailed cleaning.

Today I have the boys, however I hope to get all the chores done (maybe with the exception of the Green room) ~ once they leave that is. Tomorrow I have the day off, nothing planned. I would prefer not to have any chores to do, so I can just relax and play with the girls.

I am excited that I will have the house completed by Friday (which I have a busy day of errands and a dinner). I have lots of sewing to do for Christmas presents and really need to concentrate on that. I have a list of 13 things to do on that list and all of them will take a long time to complete (wish me luck!).

How is your house doing?

Operation Party #2

Okay, so I crashed and burned today…. But there is always tomorrow! I did do some work today, but the day just took it’s toll on me. I also have a very sore rib (or rib muscle?) that I pulled when I had a cold. I coughed it into pain…. And apparently I did something today to tick it off again.. So the thought of bending over to clean the toilets didn’t really appeal to me (not that it ever really does, but being in pain at the same time = not fun). I did clean out the Main bathroom cupboard area ~ amazing how much room there is when it’s organized! I wiped down the counters, toilet, walls and baseboards in the ensuite. and that’s where I stopped. Guess I’ll have some catching up to do. I also didn’t get my house into the ‘shape’ I wanted it to be in after the boys left. But I’ll do that in the morning. Tomorrow we are dropping the girls at Grandma’s and going shopping (New Vacuum here I come!). But for now, I need to go to bed, it’s 11pm WAY past my bedtime! Good night!

35 Randoms

1~ I randomly decided to do a post on random info about myself.
2~ I asked Orlund how many I should do- got him to pick the number randomly.
3~ I have a post all ready to go about our camping trip (which was over a month ago) just need to add pictures but I’m procrastinating because pictures take so long to load.
4~ I hate spending time doing my hair. I want to jump out of the shower, brush it and go. I love my hair cut, just not the time it takes to make it look decent.
5~ I love my little girls more than I ever thought possible.
6~ Some days I just want to cry and give up. But then I take a pause, pray and just dive back in.
7~ I hate housework. Yup. Don’t like it one bit.
8~ I love having a clean house. Wish it could clean itself.
9~ I love snow.
10~ I truly enjoy nursing my kids. I love the intimacy and that I am starting them off with the best.
11~ The worst nightmares I have are when something happens to my kids.
12~ I have a very vivid imagination (always have) and still get nightmares or dreams on a regular (almost every night) basis.
13~ When Joy watches Barbie movies (always have Ballet in them) I wish I was still in Pointe. I loved Pointe.
14~ I hated Ballet.
15~ I would really really love for my girls to be in Ballet when they are old enough. However we can’t afford it.
16~ I decided that I will teach my girls Ballet! I have my notes of different dances we did, so I just have to refresh my memory on what all those french words mean.
17~ Orlund and I are hoping to home school the girls. At least until Grade 1.
18~ I worry that because my life consists of kids…even my work is kids. that I bore people when talking to them because that’s all I really have to talk about… So I find, although I’m a talker, I tend to stay quieter during conversations than I used to. Wish I had something interesting to talk about, other than kids….
19~ I have started cooking, and enjoying it! I’ve always cooked, but only like 10 dishes (mostly chicken). Now I am ‘branching’ out and trying new things. Like cooking with Veggie puree’s
20~ The age I was when I got married.
21~ We have decided to do 2 small groups this time around…. One on Sunday night and one Thursday nights. We just couldn’t decide which one to do, so decided to do both!
22~Β  I have so many crafts on the go but need to ‘bunker’ down and just get them done! I have my mom’s cross stitch, Joy’s scrapbook, Christmas presents I want to make, Aprons to sew, chair covers to sew, and a few more I wont list.
23~ The number of things I have listed to do tomorrow (not including lunch, dinner, play time or getting ready for our small group).
24~ I was 24 when I had Joy.
25~ I sometimes miss my old job at Kamloops Tile Works. I miss the people, my bosses, and the job itself. And the getting out of the house to have adult conversation was a perk (not that I had kid conversations at that time). I usually miss it on days that I feel trapped at home.
26~ The age I am….and how old I was/am when I had Olivia. (wish I could figure out the proper grammar).
27~ Sometimes I feel like a milk cow. I get milked. I have my fair share of crap poop. (3 diapers and one 4year old;s poop bum to wipe). And sometimes it feels like I live in a stable.
28~ I love my husband.
29~ I miss my mom every single day. I wish I could call her up and just chat. But there is a 14hour time difference which makes it difficult to do so. I LOVE YOU MOM! + MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY!
30~ I am blessed to have good great in-laws. So many people complain about theirs. Sure we are different, I come from a different family (which is good other wise I couldn’t have married Orlund), but we get along fantastic. They are very giving, special people, and I love them.
31~ My dream car is a Mini-van! I want one oh so bad!
32~ There are only 66 Sleeps left until Christmas!! I LOVE CHRISTMAS! I like to decorate and get the Christmas tree on December 1st. But usually hold off longer because Orlund doesn’t want them so early. Orlund and I already have written out our Christmas lists (did it through the year this year) and would really love our families lists so we can get shopping…..not that we have the money to yet.
33~ I am working 4 days a week for 2 months here (that will help with Christmas money). It’s going to be tiring, but we will get the hang of it and so long as I prepare each night before, I will survive.
34~ My husband has gotten me to start drinking coffee. Actually whenever I’ve been pregnant I enjoy it. This time I’ve continued to enjoy it (as in after Olivia was born). And have even starting making some just for myself in the morning….helps with the daycare kids too…er helps me stay sane I should say. Of course I use just as much ‘french vanilla’ cream as I do coffee…but it’s a start!
35~ I love God.

Well I hope you enjoyed reading my random thoughts……

You are my Sunshine ~ my version.

You are my Sunshine
My only Sunshine
You make me happy when sky’s are gray
You’ll never know dear how much I love you
So please don’t take my Sunshine away

My Sunshine Joy ~ 1 day old.

The other night dear
as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
When I awoke dear
I was so happy
There you were laying right next to me

My Sunshine Olivia ~ 1 day old.

I love the song, and I sing it to the girls however it just sounded to sad… so I changed it just a little πŸ™‚

Watch for our Camping adventures ~ coming soon πŸ˜‰


I’ll start with the sewing. I decided to finally attach the buttons and sew the button holes on Ava’s dress. I am a little sad as every time I look at her dress I see more and more mistakes. I wanted the dress to be perfect. Guess it’s not. I will work even harder on perfecting Lilly’s dress. Wish me luck. Anyway, back to the buttons. I sewed them on no problem. The button holes however, not so good. Apparently my machine needs me to do something else to get it to sew the button holes. I can get it to sew the ends just fine, but the long part….well that’s another story. It’s currently sewing one side as a zigzag and the other a completely different stitch! I don’t know how to get it to do the button stitch properly. Any ideas? I’m hoping my mom will be online tonight so I can ask her.

weird button stitch

Then the sickness. This weekend we kept ourselves busy! Friday Leah and I took the girls to a lake approx 30minutes away. Leah was good at killing the leaches! And Joy had loads of fun playing in the water with all the minnows. Olivia took a nice nap and otherwise was happy to play in the playpen (with a mosquito net to protect her). It was fun, we got eaten alive when we went to the car to leave! (apparently the mosquito’s were waiting till we tried to leave to get us!). Leah and I layed in the sun almost the entire 4hours we were there ~ not much to show for it tan wise though. Then Friday night I took the girls shopping. Saturday our little family went to breakfast at Mcdonald’s with Orlund’s family, then went shopping. The girls were tired so that cut that day short! Sunday we went to Church then in the evening went swimming at the pool. And Monday (also a holiday) we went to the Wild life Park. Lots of fun however only covered half the park before it was bedtime. Lots of fun, but a very LONG, HOT day.

Now today, Tuesday, Both the girls have stuffy noses, fussy attitudes and all round grumpiness! I’m tired. I have a house to clean, Laundry to do, sewing to get done……….ugh…..


Tonight we had Orlund’s parents over for coffee. I thought it would be fun to make a special dessert. Well it didn’t turn out how I’d hoped. Here’s the story~

I wanted to make a chocolate pie thingy (supposed to be real easy, the recipe was on the pie crust). So first I took the plastic off of the pie crust, being in the hurry I was (for no reason) I accidentally dumped the plastic lid onto the pie crust. I don’t know if there were crumbs or not, however in my momentary lack of judgment, I decided to dump the crust upside down to ‘shake’ off any crumbs………… I caught all the pieces….. oops. So now my crust isn’t so pretty as I can’t really piece it back together. Then I follow the directions, stir in 1 +1/4 cups of Milk, 2 packs of instant chocolate pudding. Whisk for 1 minute (should be thick), then add half of ‘cool whip’….. So As I’m whisking I realize that my cool whip container is measured in a different measurement than the recipe calls for, I call Orlund in to help…. We decide it should just be a couple scoops. At this time I also realize that the recipe calls for the pudding to be the kind that makes 4 servings, the ones I have make 6 servings. Yet for some reason the mixture seems very thin. Orlund takes over whisking….. then he asks me “are you sure this is instant pudding?” “yes” then I read the package “I give up!!!” Nope it wasn’t instant pudding!!! Here is a picture of our “pie” (of course we had already poured it into the crust when we noticed it wasn’t instant!). Luckily I had some instant pudding on hand so Orlund mixed it up and we still had a yummy dessert. Orlund also tried to fix this one, so placed it in the oven to ‘cook’ it….. So the picture is what the non-instant chocolate pudding pie ended up looking like…………..

Mud Pie anyone?

Happy Canada Day!

It’s already 10minutes to 11pm, I should be in bed. Luckily I type fast πŸ™‚

Went shopping on Wednesday with my girlfriend Leah, bought 4 shirts (well, more like 2 shirts. 2 are undershirts). But I like them. Orlund likes them. they give me that good feeling while wearing them. The girls were okay while we shopped, although most the day I carried Olivia, Joy walked and Poor Auntie Leah pushed around an empty double stroller. fun. And Olivia for some reason will go sit with anyone and be happy, except Auntie Leah. weird. annoying! Poor Auntie. But thanks Leah! Couldn’t have done it without you!!

Today was Canada day. Orlund was home, made us breakfast. After breaky, getting dressed and car loaded we headed down to the local park to celebrate Canada day. We wondered around looking at all the crafts by local artists. Wow some people sure are talented! Had lunch on the grass. Chinese, Samosa, Sushi. That was my lunch. Orlund had something else….can’t remember. Then we headed home for naps. Then re-loaded the car and headed up to his parent’s place for dinner. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TWYLA! It is Orlund’s sister’s birthday today, so we visited, ate, ate, ate some more, did gifts, visited some more and then headed home. Kids are in bed and will probably sleep great after all the fresh air!

I feel like we should be heading to church tomorrow. But nope. Orlund has to work and it’s just a normal Friday! I have a bunch of cleaning to do, so my day is pretty full as well.

I have to Thank God for this beautiful free country we live in! Thank you! I love being Canadian. I am glad my girls get to grow up in this wonderful land.

Hope you all had a wonderful day!

ps~ I’ll post pictures later once I steal them from Orlund’s camera!


A few random things from today.

Grace (day care girl) ripped a whole in the mesh on the playpen… grrr it was a gift and a very fancy playpen. guess we will just patch it up and keep using it for her.

Joy is obsessed with saying “num num” meaning food. It’s actually really cute.

Olivia fell asleep all on her own! Without crying! Usually at night we walk her until she falls asleep, however tonight I put her down once (after walking her) then she woke up crying so I went and nursed her. She was wide eyed, burped, so I put her down in her crib. I rubbed her back a bit, she wasn’t crying, but still wiggling around a bunch. So I left the room. She let out a couple quiet cry’s and that was it. She went to sleep all on her own!!! She’s only 2.5 months old!! So proud of her (who knows if she will do it again though).

And after Orlund and I finished watching a few shows tonight (well a few episodes of ‘the office’ ~ LOVE that show), I logged on to the internet and read an interesting story… A 13year old girl got bitten by a 5ft bull shark in 4ft of water!!! I HATE sharks. (I think they are magnificent creatures, but not to swim with!). She had been bitten 2x before she realized the shark was latched onto her! Crazy! She stepped on it’s head to get loose, and miraculously didn’t lose her leg or any toes! I don’t know how you get bitten by a shark 3x before noticing…… weird. Glad she’s okay though!

Oh and I got to talk to mom online tonight. I sure miss her. I LOVE YOU MOM! xoxoxo

How long?

How long will this last? I’m assuming just a few more minutes (especially now that I’m on the computer). Joy, Olivia and Grace are all down. down as in sleeping. Joy and Olivia have not got up this morning and promptly after Grace arrived she asked to be put down as well. So I have some quiet alone time. I hope they all sleep until 9am – 45minutes away. However I am positive they will be up shortly. If they did sleep in I think we’d skip the walk as after they eat it would be to hot to go. But if they get up soonish we might still go. Oh look at that. Joy is awake, she’s knocking on her door. There goes that quiet time.

Have a good day!

One of those days.

Today has been one of those days. A day you don’t feel like doing anything. I feel sorry for Orlund as he had to go to work. I didn’t do a whole lot around the house today, nothing really other than dishes. I had a horrible night last night, Olivia woke up many many times. I also attempted to use my mouth guard last night, sometime around 1am I had a dream that some how led to me taking it out and putting it away while still asleep. I awoke as I was laying back down, luckily I remembered the dream so I knew what had happened to the guard. I got a head ache that kept me from sleep around 6am. Around the headache time I also got something in my eye. I couldn’t sleep. It was driving me CRAZY! And it’s still there bugging me. Perhaps I scratched my eye? I can’t seem to find anything in it. So that was my night.

Orlund was going to work late, however he started to not feel good so came home early. He called to inform me of this when I slipped away from the kids for a moment to have a shower. He is now resting in bed, as is Olivia. Joy is out playing on the deck after refusing to eat dinner. fun.

Orlund’s cousin is in town, and we would really like to see her. Well now Orlund is sick and it doesn’t sound like they (cousin and Twyla) will come to visit. pout.

Well I guess I should get something done around here, maybe not, maybe I’ll plan out a fun art project to do with the girls tomorrow for Canada day (which isn’t until Thursday but I don’t have Grace that day so I’ll do it tomorrow).

Here is a little picture I took this evening, Orlund was helping out while I cooked dinner.

Daddy and his girls


Do you ever just feel blah? Gross? fat? I think most women out there do at least once in a while. I did this morning. Well I still do however now I am in the comfort of my own home so it doesn’t matter as much. Trying to find clothes to wear to church is always a task I don’t like. I have been walking everyday, trying to watch what I eat, and generally just trying to get back into shape. I don’t know if it’s because I am nursing or just not doing enough yet, but I can’t seem to shed those pounds. So I don’t feel like I look nice, I still have this big flabby belly from having kids, and so trying to get dressed when you already feel blah isn’t good. All your clothes either ‘show’ to much, ‘bag’ out to much or just don’t fit right. No matter how many different items I try on or the different combination’s I try nothing seems to work. It then takes all my energy not to burst into “I’m so fat” tears (which really seems to aggravate men).

This morning I decided to just wear a purple/black skirt with a purple top. The top isn’t all that flattering but it hides the flub. The shirt needed a quick iron, as I am ironing I realize a very small whole has formed near the bottom on the front. ugh. blah. I wore it anyway. I didn’t have time or the energy to try and pick something else. I need a few tops I can at least wear to church that make me feel GREAT! So This week I’m going to book my Mother-in-law to baby sit Joy, so Olivia and I can go clothes shopping. We don’t have money to do a big clothes shop (and I don’t want to until my body is how I want it, but I need clothes for the time being), however I do have a few gift certificates so at least I can hit up those stores. Wish me luck. I need it. I’m not a shopper, and I feel so blah, but I need some really good shirts that make me feel WOW.

The purple shirt

This picture is of Myself, Yolanda, Joy, Charlotte, and Allison (my cousin) a year ago, however that is the purple shirt I now have to toss out.