Saturday, November 22, 2008

Adventures and Twilight...

I saw the movie (not the midnight showing but the next night)! I really ended up liking it. I was a little skeptical of the actors at first because that is usually my biggest let down when they don't look or act how they did in my head. I was VERY pleasantly surprised. GO GO Edward!! The movie blacked out for 10-15 minutes right near the beginning, but then was fixed, so we didn't miss anything at all, and everyone in the theatre received free movie tickets after the show for the "goof up!" SWEEEEET! I can go see it again! :0)

My friend and I went together. We both have 3 kids and so we left them with our hubbies (at our friends house) so the kids could play together and the hubbies could have some "bonding" time. Well this is what happened when six kids got together and the dad's were watching a movie of their own:

-1 basement flooded (one of the kids, who we still aren't sure of, plugged the sink in the bathroom and turned the water on...for a long time).
-2 babies under 4 months old crying/screaming like crazy (we really tried to plan it so the nursing babies would be totally fed and totally asleep...I guess they have a schedule of their own)
-4 other kids in big fat trouble
-2 angry dads
-2 really happy moms sitting nicely in the movie theater not knowing that any of this was going on

The movie sure was fun though. Also thanks honey for putting up with naughty kids a screaming baby and for not complaining. I hope you will still watch the kids again.............sometime.

PS the basement damage isn't as bad as it could have been, hopefully everything just dries out!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Not So Happy Birthday...

Why are so many kids born in October and November????? My kids have been to 10 (YES. TEN) Birthday parties in the past 8 you know what that means? We are averaging more than 1 a week! Do you know what else it means? I have to go to the store EVERY TIME with 3 kids and buy a crummy presents that the birthday kid probably won't like any way. I am going broke!!! You know what else? I have to buy wrapping paper, or a bag to put that present in and then actually wrap it. I am glad my kids get to go to parties and have a blast but TEN!??? EXCESSIVE in my book!

I guess there are so many b-day's because 9 months before, it is Valentines day! Who knows? All I know is we are just partied out. Literally! This picture is how my kids and I feel about it!

PS this is a pic of Syd a LONG time ago when she was "cutting out" her naps. The poor girl would go to sleep everywhere, you like how her arm looks broken?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The rumors are true!

Since Aaron is putting his 2 week notice in today, I can officially write about it! Aaron got a great job offer at an accounting firm in Bellevue. After much deliberation we decided to take it! He starts December 1, which is SO SOON (but we have know about it for a few months).

We have a lot of mixed feelings about this because 1) we have to sell our house (YIKES). The market is very grim right now. The house has been "on the market" for 3 weeks and not ONE showing. 2) We love Spokane, our ward, our friends...wahhhhhhhh. 3) Housing in Seattle is outrageously high!

On the plus side, the job will be better, better pay, close to family (ie grandparents, sisters, cousins, aunts etc) good career move,
not to mention GREENERY!

So Aaron will be living at his parents house (who happen to live right near Bellevue) and I will be living at our house with the kiddies until it sells! Pray hard that it sells sooner than later because I don't know how long I can be a single mom! West side here we come!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


We had a happy halloween with trunk-or-treating and then a party at my house afterwards!